Monday Morning Check In, Uncategorized

Monday Reading Check In

I received a gifted copy of WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE by Becky Cooper from Grand Central Publishing.

Happy Monday and happy short work week for those celebrating Thanksgiving this week! I took Wednesday off in addition to having the holiday off Thursday and Friday, so it is a very short week indeed with a much looked forward to weekend ahead. Thanksgiving itself is at my cousin’s house and apart from that, just have plans with friends over the weekend. Now to get through today and tomorrow, both with lots of coffee I’m sure!

My current book for #NonfictionNovember is WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE which is true crime narrative about a murder that took place at Harvard in 1969 which was left unsolved. The case was a bit of local lore for students in more modern days with rumors flying about a professor who was still teaching being potentially to blame. When the author heard about the case, she was instantly intrigued by the lore and the truth and began to research, even going so far as to sign up for the professor’s class in the portion I’ve read so far.

I’ve always been intrigued by cold cases and how those can still be brought to justice, so this case caught my attention quickly. It includes a bit of a memoir about the author’s life at the time and how the case caught so much of her attention and I’m finding it to be a very interesting and approachable read!

In other reading, I am currently reading a few more books:

I am continuing on with INTO EVERY GENERATION A SLAYER IS BORN by Evan Ross Katz (Hachette Books), taking my time reading a chapter or two here and there since it doesn’t come out until March. In the back half of the book, the author has been taking some time digging in a bit deeper into some of the show’s participants.

I’ve started WITCHES STEEPED IN GOLD by Ciannon Smart. This is a fantasy based in Jamaican culture. We’re following two witches, one the queen’s daughter and one from the old line to the throne in alternating POV chapters. I’m not too far in and still getting to know the players, but intrigued to continue!

I am hoping that the long weekend ahead will provide me with some good reading time to finish these books off and start a few more! What are you looking forward to this week?

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