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...
This was a quiet week with cooler than normal temperatures which kept me inside.
I had a woman call and want to take a look at my house even though it won't go on the market officially until late in May. She liked it and thought it would work well for her and her two kids. She called the next day because her banker wanted information about the taxes. Seems like she could be a serious buyer for my house. My fingers are crossed that she can get everything in order to buy the house.
I also met with the painter who is going to paint the place from top to bottom. His bid came late in the week. Our original plan was to have it painted April 24-28 but I called and postponed until May 22-26. It will give me more time to get things in boxes and less time to scuff up the paint during my sale and moving. I'm hoping to sell enough surplus stuff to make some room for him to move around.
Last Friday a friend came over after school and we tackled my office. My office supplies closet is now empty with most things going into the rummage sale pile. Next Friday we are going to start packing books. Hopefully we'll get the ones in my family room and office boxed up. The main problem in that books in boxes take up much more room than books on shelves. But the bookshelves need to be empty and detached from the walls before the painter can do his job because they have no backs and are going with me anyway. We're going to save the wall of books in the Master Bedroom until after the rummage sale and the painting because those bookshelves are remaining, have backs, and can be painted around. Another large basket of clothes were discovered when we went through a couple more closets and were taken to the Salvation Army on Saturday.
Meanwhile at work, this coming week is the last week of the third quarter and will be filled with report cards for my 300+ students. I'm down to less than 50 work days remaining until retirement.
Read Last Week
Alice and the Assassin by R. J. Koreto was a historical mystery starring Alice Roosevelt and her bodyguard. I enjoyed the setting, characters and mystery. My review will be posted on April 8
Change Agent by Daniel Suarez is a near-future hard science fiction story of a man who has his DNA changed to that of a most-wanted criminal and who is fighting to get his identity back.
- Kale to the Queen by Nell Hampton (April 11)
- Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey (April 18)
- Echo of Danger by Marta Perry (April 25)
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
- The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi begins a new series by one of my favorite science fiction authors.
- The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower was a Kindle Daily Deal that caught my attention.
- Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich was also a Kindle Daily Deal. However, the last one I read was Eighteen and I need to catch up before I read this one.
- A Panicked Premonition by Victoria Laurie was added to my review stack after I was invited to download it at NetGalley. It will be released July 4.