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.
Three more weeks in a cast! I’m ready to be done… but patience is a virtue.
Meanwhile, I entertained myself with a jigsaw puzzle — my first one in years! And naturally, it’s book-related:
But now all I have left are the white parts around the edge, and I really don’t want to deal. Can my completist nature allow me to just walk away? And hey, if you’re interested in this puzzle (which is really quite fun), you can find it here.
What did I read during the last week?
The Unkindest Tide by Seanan McGuire. The newest Toby book! I loved it, of course. My review is here.
Reticence by Gail Carriger: The 4th and final book in the Custard Protocol series! I finished the audiobook — review to follow.
My Veronica Mars rewatch/binge continues! After finishing season 1, I moved right along to season 2. I’m now 6 episodes into the 2nd season, and loving it all over again.
What do you know? No new books this week! Which is good, since the new Margaret Atwood and Stephen King books will be released this week, and those should keep me plenty busy.
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Ten Thousand Door of January by Alix E. Harrow: Just starting. What a gorgeous cover!
Now playing via audiobook:
Doing a quick audiobook re-read of Carry On, so I’ll be nice and ready for Wayward Son when it comes out later this month.
Two ongoing book group read right now:
- The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens — To tell the truth, I’m always falling behind on the group read, mainly because this book just isn’t grabbing me. It was endearing at first, but now I just basically want it to end. And I still have about a third to go.
- Virgins by Diana Gabaldon — I’ve read this novella a couple of times before, but it’s great fun to reread it with the group. We’ll be done by the end of the month.
So many books, so little time…
22 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 9/9/2019”
Great post! Haha, I just reread Carry On to prepare for the next one 😛
It’s surprising me how I basically don’t remember anything about it from my first read. 🙂
Saaaam – I read my old review and I LOVED it, but I could not remember a thing 🙈
I thought The Ten Thousand Doors of January was great! I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it!
I’m starting January this week as well, I’ve been reading all sorts of glowing reviews😁
Well… I’m at 25% now, and it hasn’t grabbed me yet. But it’s possible that it’s just my mood this week. 🙂 We’ll see.
Have fun with Ten Thousand Doors!
Thanks! Have you read it?
Yes… I posted my review today. I did something different… but the reviews have been off the charts. And I agree with all of them.
Enjoy your reading! I really want to read the ten thousand doors of January!
I’ll share my thoughts when I’m done (hopefully soon!). 🙂
I am loving the jigsaw puzzle! 😀
That poster of Veronica Mars… Logan looks like such a baby! 😀 ❤️ Such a good show! 🙂
I love Veronica Mars so much! I’d forgotten how dark season 2 is. I agree, Logan is SO young!
Oh I forgot too! I should rewatch it!
It’s so much fun.
Aww another cute cast! Also, that’s such a neat puzzle! I feel like the last time I completed a puzzle was like 10 years ago. 😀 And I hope you love 10x Doors!
It’s probably been about 10 years since I did a puzzle too, apart from doing some with my kids. I was surprised by how much fun it was (until I got to the white parts, which I still haven’t finished. Argh.)
Love your newest cast cover, and that puzzle.
Have a great reading week
Thanks so much! I love the artist behind the puzzle, so it was really fun to discover it and give it a try.
I can’t wait to read The Ten Thousand Doors of January! I’ve seen so many great things written about it 🙂
I think I’ll finish today or tomorrow — can’t wait to see how it all turns out!