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 had a nice relaxing Christmas break at home in Duluth with my brother. I had excellent driving conditions both ways considering that it was winter and we had a few storms during my break. I got a lot of reading done and even some planning and organizing in our new home.
We've signed the contract and turned the keys over to the man who will be doing our estate sale at our parents' house. He needs a month to go through everything and get it all set up. The sale should happen early in February.
Next will be meeting with the realtor to have her tell us what we need to do to get the house ready for sale. Hopefully it will go on the market by March. While that is going on, I also need to sort through the things in my home to decide what I'll be taking to Duluth and getting someone to do an estate sale here. I want to put the house where I'm currently living on the market in June. Hopefully, it will sell quickly and I'll be all settled in my new Duluth home by fall.
Not that I'm counting but, I marked off the calendar Friday to learn that I have 99 work days left before retirement.
I didn't mean to fall off the internet last week but I arrived back at my townhouse on Dec. 30 to find that I had no internet. A call to the service department determined that I had an outdated router which had failed. I was promised that I would received my new router on Dec. 31 but I was skeptical. The router actually arrived on Tuesday afternoon. Now I know just how frequently I turn to the internet on any given day. I didn't have access to my calendar to see what I planned to read, couldn't pay the bills that had arrived while I was gone, couldn't do any blogging, and couldn't play any of my computer games. I was suffering withdrawal Friday and Saturday but had adjusted to the new normal Sunday and Monday. Of course, once my new router was installed, I spent 8 hours straight on the internet Tuesday trying to catch up.
Read Last Two Weeks
- Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder is the sixth book in the Study series. I really enjoy this fantasy series. My review will be posted on January 25 for this January 31 release.
- Killing Jane by Stacy Green was an entertaining thriller and the first book I've read by this author. My review will be posted on January 26 for this January 31 release.
- The Black Wolves of Boston by Wen Spencer was an excellent urban fantasy. My review will be posted on January 28 for this February 7 release.
- A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong is from my review stack. This is the second in the Casey Duncan series and will be released on February 7. My review will be posted on Feb. 2
- Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks is the thirteenth book in her World of the Lupi series. It's cliffhanger ending means it isn't, I hope, the final book in the series. This is a favorite urban fantasy series because of the werewolves. My review will be posted on March 25.
- Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews is also a long-running urban fantasy series. I always enjoy Kate's adventures and Kate and Curran's romance. They are busy planning a wedding while saving the world in this one. My review will be posted on Feb. 11.
Beauty and the Wiener by Casey Griffin. This book from my review stack will be released on Feb. 7.
- I See You by Clare Mackintosh is a thriller from my review stack that will be released on Feb. 21.
- The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco is also from my review stack. It will be released on March 7. I didn't know when I chose it but it appears to be a YA book.
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
Midnight Obsession by Melinda Leigh
The Golden Gate by Robert Buettner
The Ripper's Shadow by Laura Joh Rowland
Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury
Hex on the Beach by Gina Lamanna (Kindle)
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kindle)To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.
I added two anthologies for my Kindle that were both on sale.
- The Lyra novels by Patricia C. Wrede have long been on my keeper shelves. I read them years ago. I was glad to be able to get a Kindle copy of the books.
- The Annie Szabo mystery series by Meredith Blevins was recommended by one of my favorite authors and was also free when I downloaded it.
Death in the Abstract by Emily Barnes is an addition to my Review stack. It is a mystery that will be released on May 16.