Sunday, October 22, 2023

Weekly Book Recap

As one week ends and another begins, it's time to share my latest reading updates with these weekly memes. . .


. . .   Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer, The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb at Readerbuzz, Stacking the Shelves hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality and It's Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date . . .


It's been a somewhat slow reading week for me. Although the weather is very conducive to curling up with a book (we've had seven straight weekends of rain), I suspect it's because I've devoted more of my time to knitting. I was never more than a beginner when I learned the basics as a pre-teen, so it's a huge learning curve getting back into it. But I've got the support of a crafty group and some very experienced coworkers to help me along.

Above is a scarf in progress, one of the easier projects I've undertaken to get me back into the swing of things.

Finished reading . . .


First book in the new California Bookshop mystery series. My review will be posted on October 24th as part of a blog tour.

Still reading . . . 


The dual time lines related to similar crimes are slowing me down . . . I'm having a bit of difficulty keeping the details and characters straight in my head.


Planning to read next . . .

Arrived in my mailbox . . .  

All new nonfiction ARCs from publishers this week.

Thanks for reading my updates. Now I'm off to discover what all of you are currently reading and what books are in your queues.

This Weekly Book Recap post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog. It cannot be republished without attribution.


  1. Murder by the Seashore looks good!! Have a good week!!

  2. Your knitting is beautiful! I'd love to learn to knit or crochet.

    All the nonfiction looks good. Which reminds me...I need to start getting ready for Nonfiction November...

  3. Love the scarf. I am a leftie and never quite got the hang of knitting.

  4. Love the yarn you're using for the scarf! I used to knit years ago and have been thinking it might be fun to try a refresher class. After so many rainy weekends, we finally managed a nice day today - hooray!

  5. That scarf looks nice. And I love the look of Seashore too. that cover makes me want to pick it up :)

  6. Nice scarf. I've always wanted to knit but I never took the time to learn. I enjoyed Murder by the Seashore. I hope you have a great week!

  7. Nice looking assortment of books. We've had lots of dreary rainy days too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. Good for you for getting back into knitting! You're off to a good start with your scarf.

    I go back and forth between spending more time reading or spending more time crafting, too. If I'm making something easy (a simple knitting pattern, or maybe spinning some yarn or blending art batts), I like to listen to an audiobook while I craft, but I can't do that with more complicated knitting patterns that require counting. Either I lose track of the count, or I lose track of the book.

    Enjoy your books, and have a great week!

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