The Monday Check-In ~ 5/7/2018

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.

I just got back last night from an amazing weekend in Denver, Colorado. Once I get a bit of rest and do my laundry, I’ll definitely share more about the trip.

What did I read during the last week?

I read two more books from Seanan McGuire’s super-fun InCryptid series:

  • Half-Off Ragnarok (#3): My review is here.
  • Pocket Apocalypse (#4): A little darker in tone, and quite a good story. Review to follow.

I also finished my audiobook re-read of Lock In by John Scalzi. Fantastic fun.

Fresh Catch:

No new books this week. How unusual! Especially considering that I spent about a half-hour in a used book store and walked out empty-handed. (Can I help it if their sci-fi/fantasy shelves were pretty underwhelming?)

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:

Head On by John Scalzi: I’m so excited to be starting the sequel to Lock In!

[Updated to add: I read almost the entire book by the time my plane landed! Thoughts to follow once I catch up on some sleep…]

Now playing via audiobook:

All Systems Red by Martha Wells: Okay, I just read this book about a month ago, but then there was a deal on the audiobook, and I thought it could be fun. I’m about halfway through (didn’t have time to listen while traveling this weekend), but I need to wrap this up so I can start…

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel: Book #3 of the Themis Files trilogy! I have an e-ARC of this book, but I loved the first two so much on audio that I decided to listen to this one as well. I’m so excited to finally be starting it.

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… and we have a long way still to go.

So many books, so little time…

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