Monday, February 27, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 27, 2017)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

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...

After days of spring-like weather, winter made its return to southern Minnesota. Early in the week the forecasts had us on the edge of the coming storm. Later in the week the forecasts moved it right over the top of us. In anticipation, our Superintendent called off school for Friday in the middle of Thursday afternoon. When I went to bed Thursday night, nothing had happened yet. However, I woke up to at least nine heavy, wet inches of snow. Fortunately, our snow plow crew had us plowed out by 9 AM. They kept saying that we would have a second wave of snow starting mid-afternoon but nothing happened at my house until after 4 PM when we started having snow showers of big puffy snowflakes. The wind picked up a little then but we didn't have anything approaching a blizzard at my house.

It was nice to have a day off and to find out about it before a 6 AM phone call. But now I have to find a way to make up the 7 1/2 hours I wasn't at work. I can make up 4 from home but have to be in the building to make up the rest. I still have a couple of hours to make up from our last snow day too. I have run out of things to plan. My grading is up-to-date. I am at a loss for things to do. I may just find a book for professional reading and spend some time doing that.

I used my extra day off just to relax. I did a little bit of reading but mostly lounged on the couch playing computer games. I guess days like that are needed too.

Read Last Week
Break Me by Tiffany Snow was fast-paced and entertaining romantic suspense. This is the second in a series and has a great main character. China Mack is an OCD genius who is involved in a secret government computer program. When someone from another country wants the program, China, her partner, and her boyfriend have to make things right. My review will be posted on March 23.

Next up is Gauntlet by Holly Jennings. This is also the second book in a series and is science fiction. It will be released on April 4.

Next Week
I'm taking a break from review books and reading The Sight by Chloe Neill. This is the second book in her new series set in post-apocalyptic New Orleans.

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

I bought a combination of Kindle Deals and books I've been wanting for a while this week. All are Kindle copies.
I also bought Change Management by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller which is their most recent chapbook. I always buy their books as soon as I learn about them.

To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.


  1. That is a lot of snow!!! We had some snow flurries but nothing like that. And days spent lounging and indulging are definitely necessary! :)

  2. OOh nice!! Those are some new to me reads! Though I did enjoy Chloe Neill's book! Pretty much a fangirl of hers now! LOL! Happy Reading!

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  3. Winter has made it back to Tennessee, too. We don't have the snow, but the cold is here. I love those calls for snow days; we have ten days built into our schedule for weather so no makeup is needed. I loved Tiffany Snow's other romantic suspense series. I didn't know about this one. I hope it's a winner for you. Have a great week, Kathy. :)

  4. An off day is fine but I did not know you have to make up the number of hours missed! seems unfair as not your choice to take off in the first place.

  5. What a mixed bag weather wise! That's a shame your day off due to bad weather now has to be made up too, professional reading might be the best way to clock your hours up but I know as a teacher it is pretty bland. Looks like you had a positive week on the reading front. You have a great selection of books this week Kathy - Flora's Secret caught my eye. Enjoy!
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews


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