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 was another quiet week with lovely weather for December in Minnesota. We are expecting temperatures in the 40s which began on Friday to continue for the next week. Needless to say, we haven't any snow. My cross-country skiing friends are lamenting but I like being snow-free. Big, puffy flakes on Christmas Eve would be enough for me.
Our contract negotiators had a mediation session on Thursday and have come to a tentative contract agreement. We'll see it and be voting early next week. Our health insurance costs have caused our members with family insurance to take a pay cut of about $400 a month. I can see why they want a good settlement. I'm not on the school district insurance any more since I reached Medicare age. I wasn't feeling their pain.
On the blogging front, I got the Macmillan Spring 2016 catalog and requested 11 ARCs. They say that they fill requests on a first come, first served basis. We'll see how many I get when I request on the first day they are available. I concentrated on mysteries and middle grade books this time.
Read Last Week
Unholy Blue by Darby Kaye is an excellent urban fantasy. It is the second book in the Bannerman Boru series. This one is about building a relationship between two strong, stubborn adults along with fighting all sorts of legendary creatures. My review will be posted on January 16.
The 8th Circle by Sarah Cain was a tense, gritty thriller with all characters colored in shades of gray. The hero was an abused child currently suffering from depression after the death of his wife and child who is forced back into life when a friend dies on his front lawn. My review will be posted on January 14.
Night Study by Maria V. Snyder. I love her study series.
Sweet and Deadly by Charlaine Harris was added to my stack on February 19, 2008 and She's No Angel by Leslie Kelly was added the same day.
- In the Company of Wolves by Paige Tyler
- Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz
- She Can Kill by Melinda Leigh
Ridiculous by D. L. Carter and, since it was an inexpensive ebook and I love Carriger's books, I added it to my stack.
Grave Danger by Rachel Grant was a thriller that caught my eye when I got my daily email about ebook bargains.
I also got End Game by Tess Diamond from the author so that I can find out how things work out in this thriller trilogy that has major cliffhanger endings to each of the first two books. These are novella length books. I hope to read it really soon.
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.