Monday, July 3, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 3, 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.

I will be combining my YA and adult reading and purchases on this one weekly roundup. YA and middle grade reviews will still be posted on  Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.

Other Than Reading... 

This was another week filled with details before the Locust Street house goes on the market. I had an estimate from a company to replace the cracked windows in the screen house and scheduled the job and scheduled it again and scheduled it again. We have had a rainy week and they don't want to remove windows in the rain. They will be trying again on Monday.

I met with a landscaper on Friday to get an estimate to repair the damage the guys who repaired the basement did and to add some much needed curb appeal to the front of the house. I hope to hear from him over the weekend or on Monday too.

We met with the realtor and signed the papers authorizing her to put the house on the market. We are still waiting for my brother's contractor friend to do some repairs in the basement also brought about by repairing the wall. My realtor is bringing in an electrician to do some work in the basement too. The realtor is hoping to put the house on the market on Wednesday and still feels confident that it will sell quickly.

At the new house, my brother and I set up the bookshelves in his man cave so that he can start unpacking his boxes. The room already looks much better. I can't wait to see it when it isn't cluttered with boxes.

I'm still following my plan and concentrating on reading review books that are on my July calendar. Somehow all my August books are releasing August 1 or August 8 and I like posting reviews just before the release date if I can. I had planned to read some books from TBR mountain for my July calendar but I doubt I'll get to them in July. I want to rebuild my cushion and have reviews scheduled at least three weeks before they post. Right now I'm twelve days ahead but I have four or five reviews books scheduled each week counting both blogs.

Read Last Week
Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann is a return to her Troubleshooters series and was an excellent military romantic suspense title. My review will be posted July 6.

Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine was excellent and filled with adventure right up to its cliffhanger ending. This is the third book in the Great Library series. My review will be posted on July 6.
Murder in Mayfair by D. M. Quincy was an engaging mystery set in the Regency period. My review will be posted on July 8.

What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy was a great science fiction YA. My review will be posted on July 8.
Shallow Grave by Brian Thiem was a fast-paced and entertaining police procedural. It is the third book starring Sergeant Matt Sinclair of the Oakland Police Department. My review will be posted on July 13.

  • Amid Stars and Darkness by Chani Lynn Feener (July 18)
  • The Emperor of Mars by Patrick Samphire (July 18)
Next Week

I'm still reading all review books
  • The Hunting Grounds by Katee Robert (July 25)
  • Blood Gamble by Melissa F. Olson (July 25)
  • A Wedding Tail by Casey Griffin (August 1)
  • The Countdown Conspiracy by Katie Slivensky (August 1)
  • Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock (August 1)
  • The Danger Gang and the Pirates of Borneo! by Stephen Bramucci (August 1)
Reviews Posted
Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst
A Panicked Premonition by Victoria Laurie
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson

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

Lots and lots of review books followed me home... (Actually, I spent too much time at Edelweiss and NetGalley this week.)

Adult in order of publication date with the most recent first.
Blood Gamble by Melissa F. Olson (July 25)
The Bronze Skies by Catherine Asaro (Sept. 5)
A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas (Sept. 5)
All the Secret Places by Anna Carlisle (Sept. 12)
Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany (Sept. 12)
The Hunt by Chloe Neill (Sept. 26)
 Death Overdue by Allison Brook (Oct. 10)
A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron (Oct. 10)
Unholy City by Carrie Smith (Nov. 7)
 Much Ado About Murder by Elizabeth J. Duncan (Nov. 7)
City of Lies by Victoria Thompson (Nov. 7)
Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley (Jan. 2)
A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn (Jan. 14)

YA also in order by publication date
Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead was the only book I bought this week. I chose a Kindle copy.
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller (Aug. 29)
Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush (Oct. 3)

What was your week like?


  1. Whew! You have certainly been the Pied Piper of books this week!

    Good luck on your house!

  2. Sounds like one heck of a busy week, but hopefully everything will work out with the work needed on the house. Good luck getting everything unpacked, it's a long tedious job but will be great once everything is done. Have a great week!

  3. I have a copy of Stillhouse Lake, and after reading your review, I have decided that I must read it soon!

    Enjoy your selling, settling in, and your new life in the new home.


  4. I like the look of Murder in Mayfair!

  5. Wow...sounds like a busy, busy week.

    And...WOW on the books you have here. Love the cozies.

    Thanks for coming by my blog.

  6. Glad you're starting to feel settled and that the old house will be on the market very quickly. I wish I could build a cushion, but my blog reading is always last minute.

  7. So many good books in this post! A Conspiracy in Belgravia looks good and so does A Treacherous Curse. I'm trying to get my reviews scheduled way in advance too. Happy reading this week!

  8. Ooo Murder in Mayfair sounds good. I love books set in the Regency.

    Stinks you have to do repairs for damage that occurred during a different repair! If your area is anything like ours though, it should sell quick. It is a total sellers market around here. Good luck and happy reading!

  9. Such a busy time for you. Won't it be wonderful when you only have the home you now have to worry about. How you stick to all your reading through it I don't know.

  10. Oh nice! Lots of new to me ones there! Hope you enjoy the reads for the week!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  11. You added some fantastic looking books! Can't wait to see what you think of Amid stars and darkness. That's on my tbr and have heard some great things about it. Happy Reading!

  12. Wow, some fantastic sounding books here! I'll definitely have to check them all out :)

  13. We're less than two weeks away from moving out of our place. Hopefully end of July we'll be putting the home on the market.

  14. You sure have a lot going on, I am amazed you have any time to read. Good luck getting the house on the market. I have heard that burying a statue of St. Christopher will help sell a house.

  15. I hope you get all sorted out soon. Its an unsettling feeling when jobs cant be done on the day you've scheduled them for.
    I can never schedule reviews the way you do as I never know how the reading will go. I just read and review as I go so that I nothing is read and not reviewed! Thats the best I can do.

  16. That's great that your brother is a reader, too. :) It sounds like your house is going to keep you busy this summer.


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