Monday, June 6, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 6, 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... 

Friday was the last day with students for this school year. We still have a final staff day on Monday but then the year will be wrapped up. Last week people commented that I must be sad to see my students go. I'm not...because, in most cases, they are not going anywhere. I am a K-12 Media Specialist and see the same students for classes from Kindergarten through sixth grade. Even after I don't have them in class anymore, I still see them when they come to use the media center in grades 7 - 12. Sometimes this is a good thing, other times...not so much.

I had a bit of excitement when I came home last Tuesday after work to find out that the guys who mow the lawn for my townhouse association managed to shoot a rock into my patio door. At first, I thought that it was rain caught in the screen until I realized that that side of door doesn't have a screen. The network of cracks is actually kind of attractive but I doubt that it is safe or energy efficient with the hole in it. Anyway, I've been on the phone a lot to insurance companies and companies who can repair the glass. I'm in a bit of a time crunch because it is my plan to leave on June 14 and not return until August 28. I really want a whole door before I go.

Since I'm hanging around here for the next week while waiting for a doctor's appointment, I hope to have lots of reading and relaxing time.

Read Last Week
Dick Francis's Damage by Felix Francis was an entertaining mystery with great characters. My review will be posted on June 29.

The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan was a review book that will be released on July 5. It begins an epic fantasy series and was quite a chunkster because it introduced a number of characters and built a fascinating world. Viewpoint characters switched off and, since they were in different parts of the world, a complex story was built. My review will be posted on June 30.

Next on my stack is A Most Curious Murder by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli. I got this eARC from NetGalley from Crooked Lane Books. It will be released on July 12.

Next Week
Then I'll be reading Dark Road Home by Anna Carlisle. This is another July 12 mystery release from Crooked Lane Books via NetGalley.

I dug into TBR mountain for the rest of next week's planned books.

Enemy Games by Marcella Burnard has been on my stack since July 2013 when I read the first in this science fiction romance series.
Front Runner by Felix Francis is on the stack too. This stars the same main character as Damage. This is a recent arrival to TBR mountain since I got it in 2016.

The Wild Ways by Tanya Huff also caught my eye. This one has been on the stack since 2011.

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

I didn't add anything this week. My TBR mountain will keep me busy for years.

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


  1. Yay for the end of the school year! I am sorry to hear about your door though - what a pain to deal with it. I hope it all gets cleared up before your deadline!

    I have seen Katie Ruggle all over the place lately. I think I have a book of hers on my Kindle, I am going to have to double check and give her a try.

    Have a great week!

  2. Ooh, I hope your door is repaired in time! What a mess!

    Enjoy your time away and the books you are reading. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. Hope you get your door repaired. Enjoy your books. The Dark Road Home looks really good. Going on my wishlist. :) Happy reading.

  4. Nice! Those are all totally new to me reads! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I just started a new series by a new author. The book is Homeward Bound by Golden Czermak. It will be a six book series.

  6. Oh, no! That's horrible about your door. I hope you're able to settle and get it fixed quickly. Yay for the end of school and beginning of summer reading time. At least that is a good thing to offset the door fiasco.

  7. Yikes, hopefully you will get the repair done before you leave! Fan the Flames is up next for me.

  8. ENJOY summer.

    Sorry to hear about your door.

    Silver's Reviews
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