The Monday Check-In ~ 8/24/2020

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.


Once again, I just didn’t do a ton of reading this week. No idea why — just busy and distracted, I suppose.

Oh, and remember about a month ago when I complained about creepy people on Goodreads? Well, another one popped up!

Actually, I do mind.

And please note how considerate I’m being by not posting the sender’s profile name and picture.

Blocked and deleted.

What did I read during the last week?

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston: Loved it! This may be my favorite of the series so far. My review is here.

The Switch by Beth O’Leary: Sweet contemporary fiction. My review is here.

Pop culture & TV:

My son convinced me to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender, and you know what? It’s good! We just finished season 1.

Also, I randomly started watching Indian Matchmaking on Netflix, and got sucked right in.

Puzzle of the week:

Finished this one:

… and then started another that’s going to take me ages. But hey, at least it keeps me off the streets!

Fresh Catch:

No new books this week!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:

A Killing Frost by Seanan McGuire: It’s the new October Daye book (#14)! I’m thrilled beyond words.

Now playing via audiobook:

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal: Reading this book (and the other four books in the series) was one of my 2020 goals, so I’m excited to finally be starting!

Ongoing reads:

Outlander Book Club’s re-read of Outlander is underway. We’re reading and discussing one chapter per week. This week: Chapter 11, “Conversations with a Lawyer”. Anyone who’s interested is welcome to participate, so just ask me how.

So many books, so little time…


9 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 8/24/2020

  1. How funny, i just tweeted last week about how Goodreads seems to be the new Tinder. I had to delete and block three GR friend requests last week, its so annoying!!

  2. Tammy mentioned the weirdos on Goodreads the other day! I’m equal measures amused and disgusted!

    Ooh I cant wait to hear your thoughts on the new Toby Daye… I must get cracking with those. I think I’m up to One Salt Sea. How is your Discworld marathon coming along?

    • Ugh, the Goodreads thing just drives me mad. How dare these creeps infringe on booklover territory? 🙂 I love the Toby Daye books so much (One Salt Sea is so good!). I didn’t end up reading much at all over the weekend, but I hope to really dig into the new one today. Thanks for asking about Discworld! I set myself the schedule of starting a new book on the 1st of each month (trying to keep them spaced out a bit so I don’t burn out too quickly), so I’ll be starting #2 next week!

      • I hear you!! Clearly nowhere is safe!

        Oh that’s a good idea! You can prolong the enjoyment and make sure you don’t burn yourself out at the same time. I am very haphazard with Discworld and seem to read whichever one falls into my lap first!

    • I’ve been doing one puzzle a week (more or less) for the past couple of months. My problem is that I can’t do them leisurely — once I start, I want to keep going until I finish!

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