The Monday Check-In ~ 4/30/2018

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.

What did I read during the last week?

 

Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid, #2) by Seanan McGuire: Continuing with my compulsive reading of anything I can get my hands on by Seanan McGuire. My review is here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Was by Ian McDonald: A haunting story of time travel, war, love, and missed connections. My review is here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris: A choose-your-own adventure romance novel! Incredibly fun and funny. My reaction is here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld: I’m not much of a short story reader, but I did really enjoy this collection. I really have no idea how to write a review of a book of short stories, so I’ll skip the actual review and just say that the stories held my attention, were often sadly funny (if that makes any sense), and felt like reading about average people who say and think the things most of us keep hidden in our brains. I’m glad I read it, and would like to give some of the author’s novels a try. (I’ve only read one of her books before now, Eligible, and I really had fun with it.)

 

 

Fresh Catch:

Two new books — so excited for both!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:

Yes, continuing onward with my new series obsession:

Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid, #3) by Seanan McGuire: This series is silly and so hard to put down!

Now playing via audiobook:

Lock In by John Scalzi: Totally enjoying revisiting this story via audio… and as soon as I’m done, I’ll be starting the sequel, Head On.

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!
  • Classic read: My book group’s current classic read is Middlemarch by George Eliot.  We’re reading and discussing two chapters per week. I’m so glad I have the group to keep me motivated! This book is huuuuuuuge.

So many books, so little time…

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One thought on “The Monday Check-In ~ 4/30/2018

  1. Time Was sounds great, added to my list. And You Think it, I’ll Say It, though I’m with you on short stories, Thanks!

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