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.
Ah, a three-day weekend! I mean, I’m home every day anyway, but having an extra day with no work and the ability to sleep in still feels like a treat!
This past Friday, we had our first dinner out in about five months. We went to a friend’s house, who set up separate tables in his backyard for each family. It was a little funny talking across a six-foot distance, but still felt great to socialize.
What did I read during the last week?
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: Hard to put down, but also, super annoying. My review is here.
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett: My 2nd Discworld book. I didn’t love it, although I’m always amused by the author’s gift with words. My review is here.
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal: I loved this audiobook! My review is here.
The Ghost Tree by Christina Henry: 5-star horror! I loved this book (scheduled for release this week). My review is here.
Pop culture & TV:
Continuing with Avatar: The Last Airbender — on the 3rd (and final) season. It’s fantastic.
Puzzle of the week:
Another fun one! I love puzzles with lots of color and tiny details.
I seem to have finally finished every jigsaw puzzle in the house! What am I supposed to do now? (Well, other than waiting for the ones I just ordered online to arrive…)
I bought one new book — a new paperback released last week. It sounds amazing!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The White Coat Diaries by Madi Sinha: Just starting!
Now playing via audiobook:
Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories, #2) by Mary Robinette Kowal: Since I enjoyed the 1st book in this series so much, I just have to continue.
Outlander Book Club’s re-read of Outlander is underway. We’re reading and discussing one chapter per week. This week: Chapter 13, “A Marriage is Announced”. The action is ramping up!
So many books, so little time…
5 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 9/7/2020”
Just those covers of the Glamourist Histories have me intrigued, they’re so pretty! Enjoy Outlander, I read the first two I think, but I’ll need to do a reread too before I carry on
As a big Outlander fan, I can say that a reread is worth it!
I’m excited about the holiday today too 😁 More reading time!
YES! I was actually thinking of using today as a work day, so I could get ahead of my crazy week… but the sun is shining, a book is calling, and really, the work will be there tomorrow. 🙂
Enjoy your reading!