The Monday Check-In ~ 12/25/2017

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.

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all who are celebrating a day filled with joy… here’s hoping Santa left you some wonderful bookish gifts under your tree!

What did I read last week?

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich: I was pretty disappointed by this one. My review is here.

180 Seconds by Jessica Park: Lovely, moving YA fiction. My review is here.

Pop culture goodness:

The kiddo and I decided to watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I’d never watched the extended editions before. Whew. Great movies, of course, but I feel like I need a vacation after sitting through all three in one weekend!

Goodreads update:

It was nice waking up to this earlier this week:

Onward to 2018!

Fresh Catch:

No new books this week. *patting self on the back*

I did, however, treat myself to some Outlander magnetic bookmarks via Etsy:

Adorable, right? You can find these (and more) here.

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:

The Four Swans by Winston Graham: Book #6 in the Poldark series. After watching season 3, I have to know what happens next!

Now playing via audiobook:

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman: Just getting started, but pretty interesting so far.

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 — only three chapters to go, after a wee break for the holidays.
  • Lord John and the Succubus by Diana Gabaldon: We’ll be starting our group read of the novella 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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