Monday, February 16, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 16, 2015)

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.

It was a nice week. We had Parent-Teacher Conferences on Monday night and consequently had Friday off this week. I used my extra day to get lots of reading done.

I also decided to bake some bread which I haven't done for years. My assistant and I are weeding my high school library collection and a bread cookbook came up for consideration. I saw that there was a recipe for brioche that didn't look too hard. I decided to take the book home and give it a try. Other than the fact that it took hours (mostly rising and refrigerating time), it was pretty easy to do with my Cuisinart and bread hook attachment. I still need to shape the dough and bake it but I'll get to it later today. I'm thinking of making half into hamburger buns since so many shows I've seen on the Food Network have burgers on brioche buns.

We have an ordinary five day week next week. We don't have President's Day off in my school district. It is also supposed to me quite cold all week with temperatures hovering around zero and wind chills considerably below zero. Good thing I don't have much on my calendar. It sounds like good bundling weather.

Read Last Week
Boys Don't Knit by T. S. Easton was a fun YA contemporary with an engaging main character with a wonderfully quirky personality. My review will be posted on March 12.

The Dragon Conspiracy by Lisa Shearin was a fun urban fantasy novel with another really quirky character. My review will pe posted on March 14.
Obsession in Death by J. D. Robb is the latest (book 40) in her futuristic mystery series. I love the characters and am always excited for the next episode. This one was very entertaining. My review will be posted on February 18.

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows was an eARC that I received from Edelweiss. I really hope that it was just a teaser because it ended quite abruptly after Chapter 12. I have already ordered my copy of this March 10 release so that I can find out what happens next. My review of the book (so far) will be posted on March 14.
First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan was a nice romance novel. The characters were interesting people. I liked the setting of the story too. My review will be posted as part of the Blog Tour on March 19.

Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly was an excellent middle grade novel about a girl who had big dreams and who was different than the norm. It was an excellent exploration of middle school. My review will be posted on March 19.

I am currently reading Demon Hunting in the Deep South by Lexi George It is from my TBR mountain and is helping me reach my goal of reading all my new January purchases. However, it is the second book in a series and I can tell. I feel like I am missing a lot.

Next Week
 There are mostly review books on my stack for next week.

The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer is a March 30 release.

Holding Strong by Lori Foster will be released on March 31.
Solitaire by Alice Oseman will be released on March 30.

Teacher Beware by Charlotte Raine was one of my January purchases and will lower my TBR mountain a tiny bit.

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes is a review book that will be released on March 24.

Reviews Posted
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  1. What a great list! I hope you enjoy them and I'll see you around my blog


  2. Your students must appreciate how knowledgeable you are about the newest books in their favorite genres.

  3. Sounds like great baking bread and reading weather! Enjoy :)

    Here's my MONDAY READING

  4. I've got Boys Don't Knit too and was hoping for some good humor, so I'm happy to hear there is some. The Orphan Queen was a teaser and I'm dying for the full book. I hope you get all your reading done and don't freeze to death. We're unseasonably warm here in AZ.

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings


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