The Monday Check-In ~ 9/16/2019

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’m down to the last two weeks in a cast. I’m much better at functioning with one hand — but I’ll be happy to move on.

What did I read during the last week?

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow: Lovely story. My review is here.

Reticence by Gail Carriger: I finished the audiobook last week. My review is here.

Pop Culture

I just finished season 2 of Veronica Mars last night. Now what? I know I’ll probably end up continuing straight on to season 3, but not without some qualms. I remember hating that season when it originally aired and swore to pretend it never happened… but for continuity’s sake, I guess I can’t ignore it forever. Sigh.

Fresh Catch:

My two most highly anticipated releases for fall 2019 both came out this week! My book mail made me very happy.

Also, a family member who shares my interest in true-life survival stories sent me this book this week:

Looks terrific! I think I’m going to save it for my flights to and from a conference later this month.

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood: I’ve made it through about half so far, and I’m loving it.

Now playing via audiobook:

Doing an audiobook re-read of Carry On before the release of the sequel. I can’t believe how much I’d forgotten about the story… but that’s okay, it gives me a chance to be surprised and entertained all during my listening adventure.

Ongoing reads:

Two ongoing book group reads right now:

  • The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens — I’ve basically given up on keeping up with our group read of this book, but since I’m determined to finish it, I’m switching over to Serial Reader and tackling it in small daily chunks instead.
  • 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…

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6 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 9/16/2019

    • The ending, and I didn’t like where they went with Logan, and didn’t like the new approach to story arcs… still, it’s Veronica, and I suppose I should give it another try. 🙂

  1. I also just reread Carry On in preparation for the sequel! As to Reticence – I love how entertaining Gail Carriger is but got a little… dare I say bored with the Custard protocol series? Her middle grade/YA books are actually my favourites – I think it must be the faster paced plotting. Who knows 🤷‍♀️ do you think Reticence is worth a read even if I stopped after book 2 of the custard protocol?
    Oh and this is a great Monday feature – no way would I be able to put down so many books each week!

    • Hmm, I wouldn’t read Reticence without reading Competence first. Are you an audiobook listener? The audio versions of these books are really fun and make the story even better, I think. I can’t wait for Wayward Son!

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