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 a quiet week spent nursing my cough and cold. My energy is minimal so I've been going to bed early and just vegging out on the couch when I'm not at work. That should be an opportunity to read but I've been playing mindless video games instead. Part of that was because the book I should have been reading wasn't keeping my attention. I thought it was poorly written with awful dialogue. When one of the characters supposedly died, I just about cheered only to be disappointed when I learned it wasn't him. Now, I'm not sure how much of the issue was the book and how much was just my mood. After struggling with it for three days, I abandoned the book 150 pages in and tried something else which was much more readable.
This coming week is a busier than normal one. Our townhouse association meeting is on Tuesday evening and our rescheduled Continuing Education Committee meeting is on Thursday after school. The good part about that meeting is that I can count the time spent as hours for the snow day make-up I have to do.
Read Last Week
Ghost Gifts by Laura Spinella which was an entertaining urban fantasy about a young woman who sees ghosts. My review will be posted on Feb. 24.
The Skeleton Garden by Marty Wingate. This is a cozy mystery which will be released on March 15. It stars a gardener who keeps stumbling across dead bodies.
Dragon Harper by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey is from my TBR mountain. I've had it since May 8, 2008.
Tumbled Graves by Brenda Chapman is the next book on my review stack. It's a mystery which will be released on February 27.
- Benefit of the Doubt by Neal Griffin
- A Voice from the Field by Neal Griffin
- Devoted in Death by J. D. Robb
The Final Encyclopedia by Gordon R. Dickson and a Kindle copy of Restoree by Anne McCaffrey. I also got a print copy of Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold because I can never have too many versions of a favorite book. (I already have the eARC and the ebook.)
I took advantage of some Kindle Deals too.
Her SEALed Fate by Lori Ryan sounded good and certainly has a nice cover.
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters in the first book in the Cadfael historical mystery series which I have been meaning to try for year.
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal is also a book I have been meaning to read for a long time.
Night Owls by Lauren M. Roy was an impulse buy since I like urban fantasy and couldn't pass up the good deal.
A Lady in the Smoke by Karen Odden is new to my review stack. I got this historical mystery at NetGalley. It will be released on March 29.
State of the 2016 Additions to my Stack - I have added a total of 62 books already this year. 32 are review books. 20 are young adult books. 49 of the books are still on TBR mountain - but this includes a lot of review books. There are 24 books which don't have a place on my reading calendar yet.
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.