Other Than Reading...
Fall weather has made an appearance here in southern Minnesota. The days have been crisp and bright and great for walking after school. This was Homecoming week at the high school and things went well except that someone or a group of someones lit the bonfire a night early. It was announced that there would be a new bonfire after the football game but that the location was secret and would be announced at the game. I didn't attend and have no idea where the new bonfire was. Doubtless, I'll hear on Monday.
September was my slowest reading month of the year so far. I still managed to read 21 books with 7217 pages. Since I have few books to read in December for review, I was able to read eleven books from my TBR mountain. I have also set up all my posts for December on both my blogs and have completed the Teaser Tuesdays and Friday Memes. Since my reading pace has slowed. I also set up a couple of Top Ten posts for Wednesdays so that my blog has some new content most days. I also spent time this week posting all my reviews for the September releases on Amazon.
I'm thinking of doing some kind of a regular post on Wednesdays to spotlight books that are on my TBR mountains. Hopefully, I could then add the book to my reading stack most of the time barring the arrival of new review books. There is already a Waiting on Wednesday meme but I'm usually not waiting for anything. I could go a whole year (or two or three) without adding a new book and still have books on my stack that I haven't read.
Read Last Week
Thirty and a Half Excuses by Denise Grover Swank is the third book in the Rose Gardner series. I got a finished hardcover from Crooked Lane Books for review. I'm told it is the last hardcover they currently plan to do in that series. This one was as much fun as the rest of the series. Rose is such a disaster magnet! My review will be posted on October 8.
Play by Kylie Scott was the second in her Stage Dive series. I really liked this contemporary romance and can't wait to read books three and four which are also on my Kindle. My review will be posted on November 28.
In the Company of Wolves by Paige Tyler was the third book in the SWAT series. I liked this book because it had a great romance and it also added depth to Tyler's world building by introducing more about werewolves. My review will be posted on December 2.
Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz is her latest romantic suspense title. Krentz excels at creating interesting characters and Madeline and Jack were no exception. The story also had a plethora of possible villains and motives for the murders and attempted murders that Madeline and Jack had to solve while falling in love. My review will be posted on December 3.
Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal. It has been on my list to read for weeks but kept being put off for review books I needed to read first.
The Trouble with Fate by Leigh Evans which has been on my TBR mountain since December of 2012 and Devoted in Death by J. D. Robb which is a recent arrival.
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
Thirty and a Half Excuses by Denise Grover Swank for review from my contact at Crooked Lane Books. This third in the Rose Gardner cozy mystery series will be released on October 13.
The Broken Saint by Mike Markel was a free mystery for my Kindle. It sounded good.
The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher was also for my Kindle. I like steampunk and I like Butcher's writing. I ordered this one before it was published and was pleased to have it download to my Kindle on Tuesday.
Down the Rabbit Hole by J. D. Robb also downloaded to my Kindle on Tuesday. I am not a big fan of anthologies but I couldn't pass up getting a new In Death story.
The Bookman's Promise and The Bookwoman's Last Fling by John Dunning are mysteries that I got in hardcover through Amazon Marketplace. They are the last two in the Cliff Janeway series and somehow I had never read them.
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.