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...
I made a quick trip up to Duluth after work on Tuesday to attend the Celtic Thunder concert. It was excellent and well worth the drive. I came back home on Wednesday. While it was fun, it really cut into my reading time this week. It also doesn't help that the book I am currently reading has over 700 pages.
When I got back, I had to catch up the The Voice episode I missed. This is also the last week of my Braves' Baseball season. I'm busy watching the last games of the year. My television viewing will be primarily The Voice from now until Spring. I haven't watched anything but that the things on the Food Network or HGTV in recent memory.
I did watch the Presidential Debates on Monday evening. Well, sort of... I would frequently turn off the sound and check to see what Twitter was excited about. I've already made up my mind about who I would prefer as President and nothing I heard or saw changed my mind. I really can't wait until this endless election season is finally over.
Read Last Week
Stealing Jason Wilde by Dee Ernst was a fun romance. I liked that the main characters were nearer to my age and dealing with problems suitable to their ages. My review will be posted sometime in December. Right now it is on the calendar for Dec. 7
Once a Gypsy by Dannica Winters was a disappointing fantasy from NetGalley. It was pitched as an urban fantasy but missed the mark there. It did have some fantasy elements but was more about a young woman who had to make some tough decisions about whether or not to follow the rules of her culture or follow her heart. My review will be posted on October 27.
Shadow of Victory by David Weber. This is the latest epic fantasy in a long-running series. At 768 pages, it is taking forever to read since it follows and interweaves multiple storylines.
- Living Spectres by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro - a historical mystery with ghosts
- Explosive Forces by D. D. Ayres - a contemporary romantic suspense title
- Venom & Vanilla by Shannon Mayer - an urban fantasy
- The Lure of the Moonflower by Lauren Willig
- In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle
- All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris
The Darwath Series by Barbara Hambly for my Kindle. I have the print books and have read this series a number of times. I can get rid of the print copies when I do my next book shelves purge which should be soon.
The Elizabeth Papers by Jenetta James is a book sent by the author for review. It was released this past June.
Venom & Vanilla by Shannon Mayer is my October Kindle First pick. It will be released Nov. 1.
When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz is her latest romantic suspense title. I got this one from Penguin's First to Read. It will be released Nov. 29.
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.