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.
Hey, hey, it’s my birthday!
I don’t make much of a fuss about it, and my plans are pretty low-key. I’m working today, after all! But my husband and I did enjoy a nice pre-birthday dinner out this past Friday, at a favorite restaurant that has a really pretty outdoor seating set-up.
Other than that… 3 of the 4 of us on my work team have September birthdays, so we had a group lunch to celebrate last week.
And I’ve been told that we’ll do a family dinner out sometime this week, depending on everyone’s schedules.
Meanwhile, I feel blessed to have a wonderful family, all in good health!
When it comes to blogging, I haven’t been feeling it, really, over the last couple of weeks — probably because I’ve been traveling and super busy. I just wrote my first review in about two weeks!
I’m still reading, but trying to balance reading the spur-of-the-moment books that I pick up with my ARC pile, so I don’t end up loaded down by obligation reading. It’s always a challenge!
All this to say — I’m still here, just pulled into too many directions right now to be very good about regular blogging or spending time keeping up with other people’s blogs the way I want to.
I’m sure things will settle down… eventually… and I’ll get back to (more or less) normal routines.
What did I read during the last week?
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire: Super fun to go back to the beginning of this fabulous series via audiobook!
When Sorrows Come (October Daye, #15) by Seanan McGuire: In addition to listening to the first in the series, I read the brand-new release in the ongoing October Daye series. My review is here.
The Pick-Up by Miranda Kenneally: A fun, quick read by a terrific YA author. My review is here.
Pop culture & TV:
I watched the first 3 episodes of Y: The Last Man. Really liking it so far!
I didn’t buy any new books this week, but I did treat myself to two new bookish shirts:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
An Observant Wife by Naomi Ragen: This is a sequel to An Unorthodox Match, which I found so interesting. I’ve only just started this book — looking forward to getting further into it.
Now playing via audiobook:
Miss Kopp Investigates (Kopp Sisters, #7) by Amy Stewart: A new Kopp Sisters book is always a treat, and I just love the narration for these audiobooks!
Outlander Book Club is doing a speed-re-read of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, #8 in the Outlander series. We’re reading and discussing 5 chapters per week. This week: Chapters 101 – 105.
Haven’t started this one yet, but our next group classic read will be Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. We’re starting next week!
So many books, so little time…