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.
Wishing all who celebrate a sweet and happy new year! I’m traveling for a few days, visiting family for the holidays, so this post (and all others) may be a bit choppier than usual. But, as always when I have lots of hours on airplanes, I’ve been reading my head off!
What did I read during the last week?
The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch: Creepy sci-fi with lots of timey-wimey twists. Confusing, sometimes horrifying, pretty great read.
Promised Land by Martin Fletcher: Powerful historical fiction. My review is here.
Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce: Book #2 in The Immortals series. This series gets better and better!
No new books this week. Well, no new physical books. I’m incapable of resisting when I see a good Kindle price drop.
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal: A little bit Hidden Figures, a little bit Deep Impact (remember that movie?), even a little bit Interstellar — a whole lot of awesome. Loving this book.
Now playing via audiobook:
Emperor Mage (The Immortals, #3) by Tamora Pierce: I really love these characters. Totally enjoying the audiobook! I should be wrapping up by mid-week, and want to continue straight on with #4.
Book group reads:
- Classic read: My book group’s current classic read is Middlemarch by George Eliot. We’re reading and discussing two chapters per week. Slow but steady!
- The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon. Continuing our group read of the Lord John works, it’s lovely to revisit The Scottish Prisoner, which stars Lord John Grey and everyone’s favorite Scottish laird, Jamie Fraser. Want to join in? Ask me how!
So many books, so little time…
2 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 9/10/2018”
Enjoy your family and your holiday! I hope you’re getting lots of reading done.
Thanks so much! Had a lovely visit. 🙂 And finished a really great book too!