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 week was consumed by the "cold that defies description." I finally went to Fast Care after school on Friday to find out it is bronchitis. I was prescribed some strong pills to mute my cough, which I expected, and steroids for the infection, which is new to me. I don't think I've ever gotten steroids for bronchitis.
We also had two snow days this past week. I was delighted to nurse my cold on my couch on Tuesday and Wednesday and watch the snow fall and the wind blow without having to go out in it. Our teaching contract requires that teachers make up the hours missed. Half of those hours can be done at home; the rest need to be at school. I made up about 4 of my 11 hours rearranging my calendars and lesson plans. I also set up the next two lessons in Google Classroom for my 4th and 5th graders.
I also spent a fair amount of time trying to reschedule our Continuing Education committee meeting. It is really hard to find a day when a majority of our seven members are available to meet. After trying to find a date next week, I gave up and asked about the week after. Hopefully, we'll be meeting on February 18, weather permitting.
This coming Monday night I have to be at an Open House for the Middle School/High School. Our school is on the block schedule and teachers got whole new groups of kids on January 26. It is going to be a similar event to our Open House in September. The elementary keeps the same kids all year and does not have this Open House. They do have two evenings of conferences in March.
Read Last Week
Brotherhood in Death - was another excellent addition to this long-running series. I love watching the relationships in the story develop from book to book. I also thought this was an interesting police procedural as Eve has to find the murderers of some men she really doesn't like because their crimes bring up old memories of Eve's abused childhood. My review will be posted on Feb. 24.
Ghost Gifts by Lara Spinella was my choice from this month's Kindle First offerings. It is a paranormal mystery and will be released on March 1.
- Betting the Bad Boy by Sugar Jamison
- The Fine Art of Murder by Emily Barnes
- Hostile Witness by Leigh Adams
Grave Visions by Kalayna Price.
I also bought Iron Lake by William Kent Kruger when it was a Kindle Daily Deal. I have been meaning to give this series a try.
Brotherhood in Death by J. D. Robb arrived on Tuesday and I spent my whole first snow day reading it.
I also added a couple of books to my review stack.
The Thing Is by Kathleen Gerard sounded like an intriguing story when it was pitched to me by its author. It will be released on Feb. 9 but my calendar is full until the middle of May. I slotted it in on my first open slot - May 17.
Ghost Gifts by Laura Spinella was my pick from the Kindle First program. It will be released on March 1.
State of the TBR Pile - I have added 52 books this year. 42 are still unread. 29 are review books.
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.