Monday, October 6, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Oct. 6, 2014)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

This week has been much better than last week for me. My car tire and my washing machine have both been repaired. My cold has gotten to a much better stage. I'm still coughing and dealing with a runny nose but the aches and fever have gone.

I just learned that my cable television company is going all digital in mid-October. So Friday evening I had to go to their store and pick up the box that will translate their signals for my old TV. Since everyone else wanted a box too, I had to wait for over an hour for my turn and I had left my book in the car. Saturday morning I set it up according to their directions which meant I had to unload my entertainment center so that I could move it away from the wall to get to the back where all the cables go in. It gave me a chance to get rid of lots of stuff I had just been throwing in there to get it out of sight. After a few frustrating tries, I got it programmed and working. Except, I don't know how to connect my DVD player in the new system. Good thing I seldom watch DVDs.

I'm planning to attend another author event in the Twin Cities on Thursday evening when I friend and I go to Wild Rumpus for the Epic Reads Event. I haven't been to Wild Rumpus for quite a while and I have never had a chance to meet any of these five authors. I had ARCs for four of five of the books they will be talking about. It will be nice to get finished copies for my Media Center and get their autographs in my author book.

Next Saturday is also the Twin Cities Book Festival. I might go up but am waiting to hear what the weather will be like before I make my final decision. I would like to get a chance to hear Jessica Day George speak but not enough to battle cold or wet weather. 

Read Last Week
Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger is the third book in her Finishing School steampunk/paranormal series. I am enjoying watching these characters grow up. My review will be posted on October 29.

The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate was an entertaining cozy mystery. My review will be posted on Oct. 29 for this one too.
I finished my week with two mysteries from my review stack.

Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a sequel that continues the story of five kids with unusual talents who are part of an FBI program. This time they are investigating crimes that are copies of the crimes committed by Dean's serial killer father. My review will be posted on October 30.

Caught Dead by Andrew Lanh introduces a new detective. Rick Van Lam is Amerasian. He is called in to investigate the death of one of the beautiful Le sisters and finds himself mired in the lives of the older immigrant population and their American born children. My review will also be posted on October 30 for this book.

I am just going to begin True Fire by Gary Meehan which is the next YA book on my review stack. 

Next Week
Path of Needles by Alison Littlewood is a mystery that will be released on November 4.

Deeper than the Grave by Tina Whittle is also a mystery being released on November 4.
My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni is being released on November 1 but my review for the blog tour will be posted on November 13.

The Book of Storms by Ruth Hatfield is a middle grade fantasy book that will be released on November 11.

Reviews Posted
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  1. Wow! A good mix there! Looking forward to reading what you think!


  2. Glad things have settled down :)
    Enjoy your selections this week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. I want to check out "Waistcoats & Weaponry"! I haven't read any steampunk novels before and this one sounds like it would make a good first for me! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great reading week! :)

    Here's my Monday at Crafty Booksheeps!

  4. I love Gail Carriger. I am a new GFC follower today.

    Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic - My Monday

  5. I am very inept at technical stuff. Glad you got it together. Enjoy all your reads

  6. OOoh very nice! Wow! lots of author sightings for you in the coming future! Sounds like fun! Not so much fun with the TV escapade! I have a love-hate relationship with technology. If it doesn't do what I want it do as I attempting to do it...well, let's just say there is profanity involved! LOL!

    Need to get caught up in Gail's series myself, haven't read book 2 yet, but have preordered a signed copy of book 3!

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Good that you are feeling better. Enjoy your trip to the twin cities, envy you that you can go meet authors and get their signatures - do you have heaps of bookcases in your house?

  8. I hope you enjoy your Epic Reads Events! Sounds like fun.

    Too bad about your cable dilemma. I wouldn't even know how to take all that apart and put it back together. Maybe next time you have company over, they could fix your DVD player for you :) Enjoy your week, Kathy.

  9. you never surprise me with all your awesome looking books, I always know that when I come here im leaving with a few more on my TBR pile LOL. thanks for stopping by my blog today:)

  10. Glad you are feeling better. I hope it continues. Enjoy your books. Have a great week.

  11. Oh, I love good mysteries! Thanks for sharing...and I hate having to deal with electronics! My youngest son, who just moved more than 7 hours away, used to do all that...hope nothing comes up for a while...LOL.

  12. lots of new-to-me books. Glad you're feeling much better, now you'll be able to enjoy the author event. Enjoy your new reads :)

  13. That Epic Reads event is coming our way too, they're going to be in Michigan (about an hour away roughly) on Wed i think. Anna Carey wrote Blackbird which I just read, so I ws curious. Hope you enjoy!

    I wasn't real crazy about the cable upgrade thing, such a hassle. We had to do that a while back...

  14. Ugh, we had to go and get those boxes to go all digital too! We were so fortunate to hit it just the right time and did not have to wait too long. Love that these are all new to me titles to check out. Have a great week.

  15. Glad your week improved. And good for you braving that installation. Can't believe you forgot your book in line though - I always have kindle or mp3 with audio in my purse or briefcase. I can't stand idle time when I could be reading. :-)
    You had another good week of reading with interesting titles lined up. Enjoy!

  16. Killer Instinct sounds interesting. Did you read the first book in the series?


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