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 been a super busy week at work, and even though I slowed down over the weekend, I still felt like I had no time to read!
What did I read during the last week?
Well, okay, I did manage to read some books…
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna: Sweet, whimsical, and magical. My review is here.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare: Done! This was a group read with my book club — we finished this past week. Terrific experience reading and discussing this classic with the group. What can I say? My book group rocks!
Soul Taken (Mercy Thompson, #13) by Patricia Briggs: The awesomeness that is the Mercy Thompson series finally has a new release! This series (and its main character) continues to be an absolute favorite. My review is here.
Pop culture & TV:
I finished the first season of Paper Girls and the third season of Never Have I Ever this week. Two very different shows, but both were terrific!
Also this past week, I tried the first episode of She-Hulk (pretty good so far) and continued with new episodes of Reservation Dogs (excellent) and What We Do In The Shadows (also excellent).
I read an e-ARC of this book when it came out last year (my review), and with its paperback release, the publisher was kind enough to send me a copy! It’s really a great, disturbing, twisty read — highly recommended!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
I haven’t quite settled on my next book, so I’m reading the opening chapters of two! Let’s see which one hooks me first.
Now playing via audiobook:
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot: I’m enjoying this audiobook so much! But — argh — I expected to finish it over the weekend, then ran out of time. I think just one or two more days of driving to work should do it for me!
My longer-term reading commitments:
- Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon: Over at Outlander Book Club, we’re doing a group read of BEES, reading and discussing two chapters per week. If anyone wants to join us, just ask me how! All are welcome. Update: As of this week, we’re up to chapter 50 — and since there are 155 chapters in all, that means we’re at about 32%. Still a long way to go!
- Nothing else at the moment! My book group’s next classic read doesn’t start until October, so for now, I’m light on long-term reading commitments, and I’m not hating it.
So many books, so little time…
4 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 8/22/2022”
I took Friday off work thinking I would have extra reading time, but I still felt as though I didn’t get much done over the weekend, lol. How does that happen?😁
Ugh, the weekends just zoom by! I got some stuff done around the house, and we spent time with friends, and I even had some downtime to just chill… but it still felt like not enough time.
I’m SO excited to read the new Patricia Briggs’ book! It’s seriously one of my favorite series. And I’m jealous that you have a copy of Love on the Brain in your hands. I’m anxiously waiting for my copy to come. And I hope this week isn’t quite so busy for you; I hate when my life feels too busy to read. ;D
It’s so frustrating, isn’t it? I’m excited for you to read the new Patricia Briggs!! I love the series so much 🙂