Monday, November 16, 2015

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

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? was a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. She has decided to pass it on to The Book Date.

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...

This has been another quiet week. The second quarter of the school year began with a workday/inservice day for teachers which included a session on Writers Workshop that was interesting but largely irrelevant to my teaching position.

Starting with an inservice day meant that I didn't know what day it was all the rest of the week. I kept thinking that it had to be Friday but Friday took forever to actually arrive. I did manage to plan my lessons for the rest of this quarter and got a good start on planning my lessons for next semester too. I feel like I got a lot accomplished.

At home, I am still dealing with my Bejeweled Blitz addiction and didn't get as much reading done as I had hoped. The school board meeting Tuesday night was actually short and painless. I was home shortly after 9 PM. Wednesday afternoon I caught up on the episode of The Voice I missed. I have already picked favorites in the top 12 and will be eager to see how the rest of the season progresses.

Read Last Week
Closer to the Heart by Mercedes Lackey was an enjoyable fantasy in a series I've been reading for years. My review will be posted on December 26.

Haunting Investigation by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro was a review mystery that I got from NetGalley. This is the first book in a series and ends with most plot points unresolved. I found it a very frustrating ending but enjoyed the setting and time period of this historical mystery. My review will be posted on December 31.
She Can Kill by Melinda Leigh was an excellent romantic suspense title. This was a review book I got from NetGalley. Since it will be released on Dec. 8, my review will be posted on Dec. 5.

Mind Magic by Eileen Wilks has been calling to me since I put it on my Kindle. This is the 12th book in her World of the Lupi series. I love the characters and especially love that this book starred both dragons and brownies. My review will be posted on March 5 which was the first date I had open without moving around posts I already have planned or started.

The 8th Circle by Sarah Cain is a mystery I received from NetGalley for review. It will be released on January 12.

Next Week
These two books haven't actually arrived at my house yet. I will be getting them from Crooked Lane for review. Both are December releases and need to be read as soon as they arrive.

Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima
Once Shadows Fall by Robert Daniels

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I got a finished copy of Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews. I was chosen to review the ARC a couple of weeks ago and liked it enough that I bought a finished copy.

I received She Can Kill by Melinda Leigh this week from NetGalley too. This one will be released on Dec. 8 and caused me to rearrange my December blogging calendar again.

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


  1. That is a heavy mailbox. Enjoy them all and have a good week.

  2. I have read most of the She Can books from Melinda I must add this one. Thanks for sharing...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. Sounds like a full week and with so many interests. I have as yet to read Ilona Andrews but I intend to remedy that next year. Have a great week.

  4. Most of these authors would be new to me! The 8th Circle got my attention. Have a great week.

  5. I quite like Ilona Andrews but the cover of her new one is odd, it looks kind of old-fashioned. Have a great week and good luck beating your Bejeweled addiction lol

  6. We are having a mystereadventure reading theme - so much of the titles you have here, I think, would fit our current theme, thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Haunting Investigation is definitely catching my eye especially with a cover that catches a typing teacher's eye. LOL!!

    I love anything with typewriters on it.

    The Producer's Daughter looks good too.

    I hope you are having a good week.

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


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