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...
So, the first quarter of our school year is over. I'm writing this Saturday morning and know I'll be spending a good part of the weekend working on grades and report cards for my students. I have also decided what is going to appear on my blogs from now until Dec. 31 and have set up the posts. All the Teaser Tuesdays and Friday Memes posts are finished and scheduled. Of course, I still have a bunch of books to read but, at least, I know what they are.
I have a number of review books scheduled for Inside of a Dog but only have one review book on the December list for Ms. Martin Teaches Media. It was fun to look through my YA TBR stack to see what caught my eye. I picked a number of books that were first in a series. The rest of the series is on TBR mountain. If I don't like the first book, it will be easy to donate the rest and make some room on my TBR shelves. Alternately, if I like the first, I'll schedule the rest into my 2017 calendar.
Our weather has been unseasonably warm so far in November. We are expecting to get near 70 today which is about 20 degrees warmer than usual. I should take advantage of the nice weather and go for what might be my last outdoor walk of 2016. It would probably be good to have an excuse to get up from my computer for a break later.
Read Last Week
Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson was the 5th in the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series. Each book gets more exciting. I really enjoy the main character DJ and the variety of paranormals in the world. My review will be posted on Nov. 10.
Cat Got Your Diamonds by Julie Chase was a fun cozy mystery. My review will be posted on Nov. 12.
Arena by Holly Jennings was a near-future science fiction story where video games are as big as football or baseball are today. I liked the main character and her battle to decide who she was. My review will be posted on Nov. 16.
Lone Wolf by Sara Driscoll is next from my review stack. This book will be released Nov. 29.
Dragongirl by Todd McCaffrey brings me one book closer to reading all of the Pern books.
The Elizabeth Papers by Jenetta James is from my review stack. It was released in June but I just received it recently.
- Explosive Forces by D. D. Ayres
- Living Spectres by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
- When She's Gone by Jane Palmer
I got just a little carried away this week adding things to TBR mountain.
Burned by Her Devotion by Melinda Leigh is the second book in a duology of novellas.
Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh is her latest in the Guildhunter series.
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart is one I've been wanting to read for a while.
Fear the Darkness by Becky Masterman is the second book in a series. I've read the first and have the third on my stack for review.
Penric's Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold is her latest novella - third in this world and with this main character.
I added a few to my review stack too:
- Ill Met by Murder by Elizabeth J. Duncan (Dec. 13)
- Midnight Obsession by Melinda Leigh (Jan. 3)
- Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury (Jan. 10)