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.
Back to the grind! It was hard to get back into the rhythm of working every day after a few days off the previous week. Since I stayed home for those days off, I’m still dying for a real getaway, someplace hot and sunny… where we can social distance and avoid contact with non-family members. I have no idea where yet, but I’m going to work on it!
What did I read during the last week?
Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald: Beautiful. My review is here.
The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris: A gorgeous selkie story. My review is here.
The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher: This was my audiobook listen for the past week — a really clever and engaging fairy tale. Definitely recommended!
Pop culture & TV:
Lots more Schitt’s Creek! I’m on season 4 now. Loving it!
Puzzle of the week:
Ah, an image of my dream location!
I bought one Kindle book this week that my husband requested, but that’s it!
I’ll probably start this one during the coming week, once I finish my current read.
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl by Theodora Goss: The 3rd and final book in the Athena Club trilogy. So much fun! I’m almost done, and will share thoughts on this book and the trilogy as a whole in the next few days.
Now playing via audiobook:
News of the World by Paulette Jiles: This has been on my to-read shelf for a few years now. I’ve only just started, but so far I’m liking this Western.
Outlander Book Club’s re-read of Outlander is underway. We’re reading and discussing one chapter per week. This week: Chapter 7, “Davie Beaton’s Closet”. Anyone who’s interested is welcome to participate, so just ask me how.
Onward with Don Quixote! Plugging away, two chapters per week. I can’t say that I’m deeply enthralled or anything, but I’m glad to be keeping up with the group read.
So many books, so little time…
12 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 7/27/2020”
I love seeing your puzzles! And of course this weeks puzzle is the best😁 I’m taking the next two Fridays off work so I’ll have a couple of three day weekends. It’s not much but I can’t wait!
Enjoy your days off! Every little bit helps. 🙂
I hope you enjoy News of the World. I read it earlier this year and enjoyed it! I really liked the character dynamic! 🙂
I like it so much so far! The characters really are amazing, and I like the set-up of the story. Can’t wait to continue listening!
I’m glad to hear it! The characters are (to me) what truly made the novel!
🤣🤣 Omg! I’m so hooked on Schitt’s Creek too!! I’m actually watching it right now as I catch up on blogs. I keep marathoning it, so I’m on season 4 too. I love it so much! It’s so funny. Moira and David are probably my favs…actually I like everyone in it. They are all so funny.
Oh, Schitt’s Creek is so, so good! David is amazing — he just lights up every scene he’s in. I’m actually getting weirdly fond of Alexis too, and I love Stevie… they’re just all so great!
Yes same here on Alexis and Stevie too 🙂
Something about Alexis working for at the vet clinic was so charming!
It was. That rabbit cam episode was so funny!
That puzzle looks fabulous.
Glad to see you enjoyed Blue Salt Road, it’s on my wishlist
Have a great reading week
Thanks, hope you have a great week too! The puzzle is so much fun, and now I’m itching to start another one. 🙂