The Monday Check-In ~ 12/4/2017

cooltext1850356879 My Monday tradition, including a look back and a look ahead — what I read last week, what new books came my way, and what books are keeping me busy right now. Plus a smattering of other stuff too.

What did I read last week?

Odd & True by Cat Winters: Another fascinating book from an amazing author! My review is here.

Here’s Negan! by Robert Kirkman et al: The Walking Dead‘s super-villain gets a backstory. This is a quick read, and I liked it! I’ve seen some grumbling (and honestly, if I’d paid for it instead of reading a library book, I might be grumbling too) — but I thought it was pretty fascinating to see Negan’s transition from asshole gym teacher to most dangerous guy post-zombie-apocalypse. TWD fans should check it out!

Geekerella by Ashley Poston: Amazingly cute and fun! My review is here.

In audiobooks, I finished listening to The Bear and the Nightingale, and loved it all over again! The audiobook narrator is wonderful. And now I’m ready for the sequel!

Outlander !!

My reaction post for episode 312, “The Bakra”, is here.

Here’s a little peek at the episode:

Fresh Catch:

Cyber Monday included a deal on books, so I bought myself volumes 2, 3, and 4 in the Finishing School series by Gail Carriger. Yes, I’ve read them all… but now I actually have a complete set for my shelves!

Also as part of my Black Friday/Cyber Monday binge, I took advantage of a buy one, get one free offer on shirts from Out of Print (and if you haven’t heard of them, check out their fabulous bookish goodies here.)

(PS – In case it’s not obvious, the shirt on the left is Romeo and Juliet!)

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 

I have two books in my hands right now:

  • Far From the Tree by Robin Benway: A YA contemporary read; and
  • The Girl in the Tower by Katherin Arden: Book #2 in the Winternight trilogy, which starts with the beautiful The Bear and the Nightingale.
Now playing via audiobook:

The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza: My book group’s December book — just getting started.

Ongoing reads:

Book group reads:

  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott: My book group’s classic read! We’re reading and discussing two chapters per week.
  • Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon: Our group read of Private Matter ends this week! We’ll be moving on to Lord John & the Succubus in January — contact me if you’d like to join in.

So many books, so little time…

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4 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 12/4/2017

  1. Love the t-shirts, they are really cool. I’m a huge fan of the Walking Dead, but I haven’t read any of the graphic novels. I really want too, but they so super expensive. I do want to read Here’s Negan!, just because I want to know more about Negan. (Love the actor!) 🙂

    • I can’t resist the shirts at Out of Print! They’re always so awesome (and I’m ending up with so many.) 🙂 I ended up reading all of the Walking Dead graphic novels this year through my library! The Negan book is good, but it’s also pretty short, so I definitely wouldn’t spend $$ on it. (I love my library so much!)

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