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.
It’s hard to focus on reading and blogging when real-life feels like something out of a sci-fi novel. So while reading is always my favorite distraction, I was actually too distracted to do more than a bit of reading this week.
What did I read during the last week?
The Deep by Alma Katsu: I’d been so looking forward to this book… but unfortunately, just didn’t enjoy it very much. My review is here.
The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis: My book group’s pick for March — which I actually managed to finish before our discussion date! My review is here.
Pop culture — Outlander, season 5:
Hey, hey — go me! I actually watched Outlander early enough on Sunday that I was able to write up my reaction post the same day! So, here’s the latest:
Episode 505, “Perpetual Adoration” (3/15/2020) – here
And here are my posts for the earlier episodes:
Episode 504, “The Company We Keep” (aired 3/8/2020) – here.
Episode 503, “Free Will” (aired 3/1/2020) – here.
Episode 502, “Between Two Fires” (aired 2/23/2020) – here.
Episode 501, “The Fiery Cross” (aired 2/16/2020) – here.
Other TV watching:
I finished my Gilmore Girls binge! Whew. What a ride! And I have feelings about it all, which I’ll attempt to write up sometime this week. I’m going to take a little pause before watching A Year in the Life… I think I need to allow a little time to pass.
No new books this week… unless you count the few new Kindle books I scooped up!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Hearts of Oak by Eddie Robson: Just started late Sunday — it sounds weird and wonderful, and I love the cover!
Now playing via audiobook:
Becoming by Michelle Obama: Excellent! I have just a few hours of listening left.
The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon: The latest in Outlander Book Club’s group read-alongs. A very fun re-read.
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes: My book group’s newest classic read is now underway. We’re reading and discussing two chapters per week.
So many books, so little time…
2 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 3/16/2020”
I’ve been struggling to concentrate on reading too, I hope things level out soon so we can all get back to normal! I just finished a book last night so I may start Hearts of Oak next😁
A book I’m dying for arrives tomorrow (the new Mercy Thompson book), so I’m hoping Hearts of Oak moves quickly. 🙂 I wonder overall how much what’s going on is affecting people’s ability to read. I’m guessing a lot!