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...
Grades are done and the second quarter has begun. We are still basking in unusually warm weather for November in Minnesota. There are some long range predictions that this could all change for Thanksgiving Break, of course. It's still a week and an half away and I'm hoping the predictions are wrong.
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without some difficult driving conditions though. I am planning to go home to Duluth for the long weekend which actually begins for me at noon on Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. It will be nice to see how my brother has settled into our new home and what we still have to do to sell our old house.
This will be the first Thanksgiving in a few years that I have actually traveled. I'll have a stack of books going home with me for some reading time since I don't plan to do any shopping. Black Friday crowds will get along without me again this year. This should be the last year I'll have to worry about traveling for Thanksgiving since I should be all retired and settled by this time next year.
Read Last Week
The Elizabeth Papers by Jenetta James was an engaging story that defies categorization. It is a romance, mystery, historical fiction story. I was totally engaged despite never having read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE which was the source of the historical characters. My review will be posted on Nov. 25.
Lone Wolf by Sara Driscoll was a romantic suspense title I got from NetGalley for review. It had both engaging characters and a really suspenseful plot. My review will be posted on Nov. 23.
Penric's Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold was the latest novella in the World of the Five Gods. I grabbed this one because I wanted something short to read on my Kindle while I was waiting to vote and running errands. As usual, Bujold's prose is masterful. I was less enamored of the cliffhanger ending. I reviewed this one at LibraryThing.
Dragonheart by Todd McCaffrey. It is my goal to finally finish all the Pern novels. I think I read the first one somewhere around 1970. I just have a couple more to go.
- Shadow of Victory by David Weber
- Cat Got Your Diamonds by Julie Chase
- Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson
I got a little carried away again this week. I bought:
- Legacy by Hannah Fielding (July 28, 2016)
- A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn (Jan. 10) - I was turned down for this one at NetGalley by was able to get it through Penguin's First to Read Program.
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