Monday, May 25, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 25, 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.

Other Than Reading...

We waved off the elementary students as they started their summer vacation on Friday. Now I just have to do grades for kindergarten students and my first and second graders. Only eight days left for my middle school/high school students and then summer vacation starts for all of us. I am more than ready!

Last week I had a chance to catch up with a friend I don't see very often and heard all about the plans for her daughter's wedding. It was good to catch up. I won't see her again until she comes to visit me at my summer home in August.

Read Last Week
Dragon in Exile by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller was a re-read. I read the eARC when it first became available. This week the ebook was released and I just had to read it again. I love this science fiction series and never tire of revisiting old friends. My review has been scheduled since I read the eARC and will be posted on May 28. The hardcover will be released on June 2 and my copy has already been ordered for my keeper shelf.

I read Empire of Night by Kelley Armstrong which is the second book in her Age of Legends fantasy series. It suffers from "middle book in a trilogy" syndrome in that, while lots of adventures take place, no resolution is found for any of the plot threads. My review will be posted on June 13.

Finally, I read First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones which has been sitting on my TBR mountain since 2012. It was a fun urban fantasy and I'm glad I have the next five books in the series on my Kindle as the result of a recent Kindle Daily Deal. My review will be posted on June 20.

I'm reading Rogue by Julie Kagawa from my YA TBR mountain. It is the second book in her newest series and features dragons.

Next Week
I have three more Kindle books from my Adult TBR mountain next on my stack.
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
My only new addition this week was the finished ebook copy of Dragon in Exile by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. This is the 18th book in their Liaden Universe series.

To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.


  1. OOoh nice! I LOVE The Charley Davidson series! And I adored Rogue!! House of the Rising Sun was also great! Hope you enjoy all these awesome reads!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Nice mailbox, nice week.

    ENJOY your summer. I see you noted on my blog that you were ending your 39th year of teaching. I only made it to 34 years. :)

    Have a great end of the year, and a wonderful, relaxing summer, but do teachers ever relax in the summer? Nope...we are always preparing, right?

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  3. I've only read one of Julie Kagawa's books. So many people really seem to love her work. I want to read more of her books. My TBR pile is so enormous though. Maybe I will get to them this summer.

  4. Great week, Enjoy your summer!!

  5. You certainly teach a wide age range, I am sure it must be great to be winding up the year. Enjoy those books, they look good.

  6. Enjoy your reading week Kathy :-)


  7. I am sure you will devour the Charley Davidson series this summer. Have a great week.

  8. the countdown til holidays is on ...
    I have the Charley Davidson series on my kindle too, I just have to make a start. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  9. I wasn't all that impressed with Talon so I gave Rogue a miss, but I do love the Darynda Jones series.

    Have a great week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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