The Monday Check-In ~ 3/5/2018

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.

Life, and a programming note:

I’ll be offline for about a week or so starting later this week. No blogging, no email, no social media… but I’m sure there will be plenty of reading. I’ll be back with my next Monday Check-in on March 19th.

What did I read last week?

Rise: A Newsflesh Collection by Mira Grant: I loved this story collection, which is a must-read for fans of the Newsflesh series. My review, including a description of each story in the collection, is here.

The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer: This Heyer book is particularly silly, but lots of fun. My thoughts are here.

And my newest obsession, the October Daye series:

An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire: Loving this urban fantasy series! Check out my thoughts on this book (#3), as well as the previous book, A Local Habitation (#2), here.

Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire: October Daye, #4 — because I JUST CAN’T STOP. My review is here.

Fresh Catch:

I read the Alex + Ada graphic novels a while ago via the public library, and decided to treat myself to a deluxe edition of the trilogy. It’s gorgeous.

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:

I mentioned I’m obsessed, right? I can’t seem to read anything but October Daye right now. I’m currently reading One Salt Sea, the 5th book in the series. Considering there are 11 novels published so far, I still have quite a way to go… but I don’t see myself stopping until I’m all caught up.

Now playing via audiobook:

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle: It’s been such a long time since I last read A Wrinkle in Time… and before the movie comes out seems like the perfect time to revisit the story. The audiobook is quite fun so far!

Ongoing reads:

Book group reads:

  • Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon: Outlander Book Club is doing a group read of LJ&BotB, two chapters per week. If you’d like to join in, ask me how!
  • Starting today: My book group’s newest classic read is Middlemarch by George Eliot. This is one of those books that I’ve always thought I should read, but could never bring myself to actually start. Hurray for book groups! Sometimes, a book group read is exactly what’s needed for those “should read” books.

So many books, so little time…

boy1Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

6 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 3/5/2018

    • They’re so good! Even though I’ve switched to paper at this point, I’m glad I listened to the audiobooks for the first few. There are a lot of faerie types and names that I never would have been able to pronounce without hearing the way the narrator said them, and anyway, the narrator is really good!

Comments... We love comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s