Monday, March 28, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 28, 2016)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at 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... 

Our Spring Break began a day early thanks to ten inches of heavy wet snow. Since we found out Wednesday night, I was able to sleep in on Thursday. Currently we have piles of snow but the roads are clean and dry.

Since I didn't have travel plans, I have been able to do some extra reading and have just been relaxing. For the first time that I recall, I don't have masses of correcting to do this weekend. Next week is the end of the quarter and report cards so I imagine I'll be dealing with late work all week.

I spent a good part of Saturday morning setting up blog posts for May. I have forty-two scheduled posts and five reviews in draft. I have five more books to read - one adult and four YA - that will be on my April calendar but I have finished reading all of my April releases. Most of May on this blog will be devoted to finally posting the reviews for books I read earlier but had to move to make way for review books. I don't plan to accept any more May release books. I have one review book to read and then I want to read some from TBR mountain.

Read Last Week
Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst was an entertaining cozy complete with recipes. The heroine is a corporate lawyer who disliked her career and finds herself back working in her family's Italian restaurant. When her aunt is murdered and leaves her a restaurant, Sally has to find the murderer while trying to keep her new restaurant operating and still work in her father's restaurant. My review will be posted on April 13.

Cold Girl by RM Greenaway is a gritty police procedural set in the Hazeltons in British Columbia. A local rockabilly star has gone missing and it appears she may have been the latest victim of the Pickup Killer. Told from the viewpoint of the police inspector who has been working on the Pickup Killer case and from the viewpoint of an officer who is trying to rebuild his career after a car accident and a brain injury. My review will be posted on April 14.
'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick is a Victorian romantic suspense novel complete with obsessions and madmen. It has Quick's signature independent heroine and her match who happens to be an author of popular crime novels. My review will be posted on April 16.

Alliance of Equals by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller is the latest Liaden Universe novel. This was takes place off Surebleak on the Dutiful Passage, on the Uncle's ship, and at Jamiatha's Jumble Stop in the back end of nowhere. My review will be posted on July 2 because the book won't be released until July 5 but I had to read the eARC as soon as it was available.

The next on my stack is The Black Dragon by Allyson James. This one has been languishing on TBR mountain since 2008.

Next Week
Next week, I plan to read some recent arrivals by favorite authors.
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I shopped Amazon Marketplace and bought Front Runner by Felix Francis and The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon.
I visited Baen Books and bought the eARC of Alliance of Equals by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.

State of TBR Mountain:
  • Added in 2016: 92
  • Added in March (so far): 24
  • Still unread 2016: 58
  • Total Review Pending: 28
  • Total unread: 1925 (1315 are Kindle books)
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.


  1. Lots of good books! Dying for a Taste sounds especially good!

  2. Always a good variety. So many love Patricia Briggs, I should give her a try.

  3. You have a great plan to get on top of your TBR. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your break.

    Cold Girl looks tempting. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  4. Anne Bishop and Patricia Briggs are two authors/series I keep meaning to start. I even pulled up the first book in the Anne Bishop series yesterday on my Kindle, hoping the mood will strike soon!

  5. Thankfully that snow storm just missed us. We got lots of rain. Hope you have a great Spring break. Cold Girl appeals to me.

  6. Ooh nice! I'm reading Midnight Marked now and loving it!! Still need to read Vision in Silver so I can get caught up in Anne's series! Hope you enjoy your reads this week--I keep looking at your next week's! LOL!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Sounds like you're on top of all the blog commitments - way to go! Too bad about the snow, but at least you got an extra day off to read :)

  8. Oh yes like you dying to get into Marked in Flesh - I love those books on audio. Wow spring begins with heavy snow!

  9. Yay for Fire Touched! I am definitely going to have to read Anne Bishop - that book sounds really good.

    Ten inches of snow, holy cow! Glad to hear that you got to hang out safely inside rather than traveling about. Sounds like the perfect excuse to hole up and read. :)

  10. Lots of good books. Happy reading. Hope snow goes away soon.

  11. Get out early for spring break because of a snow day? Two months of coughing? Something ain't right in this world!

  12. Till Death Do Us Part is really hyped as a great one coming up. I hope you enjoy it!

  13. Sounds like a good Spring Break for you.

    Good books for you...'Til Death Do Us Part looks good. Lady in The Smoke looks good too.

    Silver's Reviews
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