Monday, February 26, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 26, 2018)

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... 

I'm writing this on a sunny Saturday morning. I hope you are enjoying nice weather too.

Speaking of weather, we have had lots of snow this week and more is predicted for the evening hours today and tomorrow. We were down for the month of February but have caught up. This has been a low snow winter so far but it looks like we will be catching up a bit. I think we are till down more than 15 inches for the season even counting the snow that has fallen this week. They are predicting 8 - 10 inches of new snow in this round after getting 10 inches last Sunday through Tuesday and 5 inches Thursday night and Friday.

I have a doctor's appointment Monday morning and thus far the weather looks good. We are expecting highs in the 30s for most of the coming week. With snow on Saturday and Sunday, I just hope that they get our street plowed before I need to leave Monday morning. Last week we didn't get plowed until Wednesday morning when all the snow had finally stopped falling. Taking advantage of being able to see the road, I headed up to the Mall for a few laps to add some steps to my FitBit on Wednesday.

This will be a big blogging week. I have my monthly summary of review books to prepare. I list what I've read, what I've received, and what is still on the stack every month. It helps me keep on track with my review book reading.

Also, baseball Spring Training games have begun. I renewed my annual subscription to MLB.TV and am using my Amazon Fire to show the games on my television. Between baseball and a new season for The Voice, I have plenty of TV to watch in between books.

Read Last Week
  • Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet - thrilling conclusion to fantasy trilogy. My review will be posted on March 22.
  • Lost Crow Conspiracy - entertaining historical fantasy which is second in a series. My review will be posted on March 21.
  • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi - middle grade fantasy based on Indian mythology which begins a series. My review will be posted on March 23.
  • Falling Star by Terri Osburn - nice feel-good romance. My review will be posted on March 24.
  • Ice Wolves (Elementals) by Amie Kaufman - entertaining middle grade fantasy that begins a series. My review will be posted March 26.
  • Better Homes and Corpses by Kathleen Baldwin - entertaining cozy mystery set on Long Island and starring a newly divorced decorator. My review will be posted on March 29.
  • The Window by Amelia Brunskill - YA mystery and best book I read this week. My review will be posted on March 28.
  • The School for Psychics by K.C. Archer - entertaining characters in this science fiction/mystery. My review will be posted March 28.
Lake Silence by Anne Bishop - for the third time. I love this story.

Next Week
They Lost Their Heads! by Carlyn Beccia (April 3)
A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks (April 10)
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Mine)
Bad Neighbors by Maia Chance (April 10)
The Shadow of Death by Jane Willan (April 10)
Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton (April 10)

Reviews Posted

On Inside of a Dog:
Darkest Night by Tara Thomas
Collision Point by Lora Leigh
Close to the Edge by Dawn Ryder

On Ms. Martin Teaches Media:
The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

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

Small haul this week. Two by authors I just discovered and one finished copy of a book I read for review.

Rising Star by Terri Osburn
An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James
The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka

What was your week like?


  1. Heart on Fire!! Oh, I want to read that one. I'm adding Ice Wolves and Better Homes and Corpses to my list. Glad to see how much you love Lake Silence. I just finished the 4th one in the series.

    Have a great week!

  2. You read all of those last week?! I was impressed I finished one...but we did have a crazy week lol. Great list!

    Megan @ Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest

  3. Nice books,what a week! I like the Tara Thomas books, they look good!!

  4. Love the title of Better Homes and Corpses! Hope you get plowed out.

  5. Oh, snow! Because of shoveling, there's parts that almost come up to my waist! And the 3rd time Lake Silence! So mean when some of us haven't read it once yet! ;) Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  6. The Last Place You Look caught my eye...and so did Bad Neighbors.

    Enjoy your week! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. The Cruel Prince is on my TBR list. I've heard many good things!

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  8. I have The Cruel Prince on my bookshelf too. I'm sick of snow. We got dumped quite a bit this year. Hope all goes well on your doctor visit.

  9. You did a lot of reading. We had a snow day last week but it is supposed to be in the 50s this week. Enjoy all your books!

  10. Your reading has quadrupled in recent times. Winter must be good reading months for you.

  11. Aruba Shah sounds like it's right up my alley. I can't wait to come back and read your review in March.

  12. My hubby has been enjoying The Red Sox training games.Have a nice week!

  13. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we are done with snow here. We had more than our share. Lol. The Detroit River is crazy high!

    You reminded me I need to read School for Psychics. I am looking forward to it! Also, The Cruel Prince sounds awesome. I love Holly Black. :)

    Have a great week!

  14. It's snowing on the local mountain. We're not high enough to get it here — just rain and hail for us. My weekly update

  15. We lost a lot of snow but I am sure there will be more on the way. Looking forward to The Voice too. I have got to read The Others series.

  16. It is good you don't mind the snow.
    So many good titles. I like the looks of Ice Wolves and more. You have a couple of reviews I plan to check out. Have a great week!

  17. It’s been snowing a lot here, too, but I went running today, and a lot of it seems to have melted. That’s good because I hate running in snow.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  18. 8-10 inches? Ugh hope it didn't get too bad! Ours has mostly melted with the slight warm up we've had. We're supposed to hit 50's this week at least a few days...

    The Window and School for Psychics both sound good to me. The Window especially, glad to hear it was good.

  19. So much snow! I hate winter but we have been really lucky so far in Ohio this year. Not as good as last year but only a few bad days.

    I have the Aru Shah book on my TBR pile. I hope to start it later this week. I really liked the first book in the Amanda Bouchet trilogy and need to get caught up.

  20. Better Homes and Corpses looks fun. Hope you had a great end to Feb and start to March!


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