Monday, September 29, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Sept. 29, 2014)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

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.

This week was a mixed bag for me. It was Homecoming week at school which meant my students were in a variety of costumes each day and there was all sorts of excitement. The weather was marvelous. I walked between schools each day which added to my step totals. But I'm still not very close to 10,000 a day.

I had to cancel my trip to Eleanor Glewwe's book signing on Friday night because I had a car tire that was losing air and couldn't get it in to be checked until Saturday morning. That was probably a good thing because I came home after the parade on Friday with a very sore throat and runny nose. I've been dosing myself with cold remedies all weekend and lazing about on my couch.

Sunday morning, my clothes washer decided to quit working with my first load of laundry in it. I called for a repair person from the Yellow Pages who advertised that he worked after hours and had flexible hours but I'm still waiting to hear from him. Since I gave my home phone number as the call back number, I really can't run down to the local laundromat to finish my laundry.

See, a real mixed bag this week. I hope next week is less exciting.

Read Last Week
Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh was a novella in her new, very spicy contemporary romance series. I'll be posting my review on Sept. 29 later in the day.

Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker was her debut YA novel. It was very atmospheric and spooky and had a fascinating main character. My review will be posted on October 23.
The Gift of Darkness by V. M. Giambanca took up most of my reading time this week. It was a long but engaging police procedural that somehow made a murderer a sympathetic character. I enjoyed the story and look forward to more about the main character. My review will be posted on Oct. 25.

Get Happy by Mary Amato was a YA contemporary story about a young woman who learns that her mother has been keeping her from forming any sort of relationship with her father by telling her that he abandoned them. When she learns that her father has been trying to keep in touch, she is very conflicted. She works out her emotions in songs that end many of the chapters. My review will be posted on Oct. 25.

I am currently reading Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger. This is the third in her Finishing School series. Sophronia and crew are up to all their old tricks with the added complications that come with growing up - boyfriends and future plans. 

Next Week
The next books on my adult stack are all mysteries. 

Path of Needles by Alison Littlewood
Caught Dead by Andrew Lanh
Here are the next two on my YA stack.

Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
True Fire by Gary Meehan

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
How was your week? Leave me a link and I'll come visit.


  1. I hope you are feeling better and enjoying some of those good looking books on your shelf!

    Have a great week!

  2. Between the cold, the flat tire, and the washing machine disaster, you have had more than your share of challenges! Your new books look so good, however, which should help.

    I love the look of Get Happy....sounds like an intriguing story.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. A rough week, I hope this week is better! I like the look of your mysteries!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. Sorry you had to miss the book signing, you did have a crazy week. Hope this one is better. I like the sound of Tabula Rasa, I've had my eye on it and will definitely pick it up after reading your review.

  5. Sorry about your rough week! Hope you can stay positive and that this upcoming week will be much better for you. I like the sound of the Marty Wingate book, though I've never read any from that author. Enjoy your reading this week.

  6. Oh bummer! Sounds like a crummy weekend, sick, had to cancel an author signing and then your washer broke too? So sorry for your troubles!

    At least you have some awesome looking books to make up for it! I'm behind in Gail's YA series, but still getting pumped for W&W! Ordered a signed copy through B&N, because signed copies!! :D

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Anything Gail Carriger is at the top of any list I have!

    Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic

  8. As usual, you've got nothing but awesome books on your list up there:) great week of reading!:) thanks for stopping by my blog

  9. Great bunch of books in your "next week" category. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Hope you feel better soon and that your washing machine gets fixed pronto.

  10. I loved Mary Amato's GUITAR NOTES. Now I'll have to check out GET HAPPY. I loved how she incorporated music and songs into the story. I even checked out the recordings of the music on her website.

  11. What a weekend! I hope things are much calmer this week, and you get a chance to enjoy all of your books!

  12. Sorry that things fell apart and you had to miss the signing. I hope that you are feeling better soon. I am always drawn to debut novels.

  13. I hope you are feeling better! Being sick is so frustrating.

    The song aspect of Get Happy sounds interesting. I will look for your review so I can see what you thought!

  14. I own Etiquette & Espionage but haven't gotten to it yet. I loved Carriger's first series though. Enjoy your week! I hope you feel better and all your machinery cooperates!

  15. Sorry you had some troubles this week and I do hope you are feeling better. That can be frustrating for sure. Super-Cyborg sounds like a fun MG read. I am still tempted to read Carriger's second series. I am looking forward to reading The Red Book of Primrose House later this month. I hope this week improves for you while you enjoy your reading too!


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