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...
Well, my Thanksgiving plans were derailed this week. After three years of remission, I had a Crohn's flare up. I spent 6 hours in the Emergency Room on Monday and then rested at home the rest of the week. I saw my gastroenterologist on Friday and have begun a course of steroids to try to put the disease into remission again. I have twelve weeks of the steroid and then more tests in March. If this treatment doesn't work, we'll have to reassess.
On the positive side, I got a lot of reading done both in waiting rooms and at home. This week I should finish my whole 2016 calendar since the books I'm planning to read will show up on my blogs late in December.
We finally had our first measurable snowfall this past week but warm temperatures have melted it away. Our ground is bare as I'm writing this. We are even expecting a couple of sunny days and warmer than average temperatures for the next few days. I am not a big fan of winter driving and appreciate any snow-free day we manage to have. Winter in Minnesota is long enough even without snow in November.
Read Last Week
At What Cost by James L'Etoile was a fast-paced thriller pitting Detective Penley against someone killing people for their organs. This case hits home for him because his son is waiting for a kidney transplant and the killer knows it. My review will be posted on December 8.
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn is the second Veronica Speedwell mystery. I love the Victorian setting and the unconventional Miss Speedwell. My review will be posted on January 12.
Time of Death by Lucy Kerr has a woman coming back to her small town to take care of her sister. Frankie is an ER nurse who ran from her small town as soon as she could leaving behind a family business and a fiance who wanted to stay. She needs to investigate the hospital to save her license when she's accused of negligence in caring for a man having a heart attack who subsequently died. My review will be posted on December 10.
Forgotten City by Carrie Smith is the second mystery starring cancer survivor and police detective Claire Codella. This time she's investigating the unexpected death of former Broadway star Lucy Merchant who was in a posh nursing home suffering from Alzheimer's. This was an excellent mystery with well-developed characters. My review will be posted on December 15.
Ill Met by Murder by Elizabeth J. Duncan was a cozy set in the Catskills. The sleuth is a theatrical costume designer with a cute corgi companion. This one features dognapping and shade real estate deals. My review will be posted on Dec. 17.
Coffin Road by Peter May. This is also a review book.
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen before I go back to reading review books.
I have The Golden Gate by Robert Buettner and Midnight Obsession by Melinda Leigh from my review stack. Both of these will be released on January 3.
- Lone Wolf by Sara Driscoll
- The Elizabeth Papers by Jenetta James
- When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz
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