Monday, April 20, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 20, 2015)

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.

Other Than Reading...

Another quiet week has passed here in Chez Kathy. It is apparently meeting season at school. I will spend the next couple of days interviewing candidates to fill our open Technology position. I have a web training with a couple other people about using a new computer program after the interviews on Monday that will last until about 4:30. Then later in the week I'm looking at a Capital Outlay committee meeting. It is also still testing season and, since all the testing is done online these days, my media centers are being used as testing centers. I don't think I have to find other places to have my classes this week but I know I'm displaced next week.

Not that I'm counting, but the seniors who do the announcements are saying there are only 34 days of school left this year. The elementary kids are getting out on May 22 - only 25 days left for them. The construction at the elementary is going well and we are all getting used to the sound of jackhammers and heavy equipment. Monday the construction will begin on our new track and field set up. I am hoping that they don't block the path that I need to walk to get between the two buildings.

I look at all I would still like to accomplish with my classes and start feeling a little panic. It will all get done and the days will fly by but I still worry that I'll miss something that the kids need to know. Our weather has taken a turn toward Spring which means the kids and the teachers are all down with Spring Fever. That makes it a bit harder to get work done too.

Read Last Week
I read Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind by Dru Pagliassotti this week. It is the second book in the Clockwork Heart series and was a good middle book in a trilogy. My review will be posted on May 21.

I also read A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith and enjoyed it after a slow start. This YA contemporary was filled with all sorts of issues that plague many YAs today. I enjoyed the main character's growth through this story. My review for this May 19 release will be posted on May 21.
Since I'm pretty far ahead with scheduled posts on both my blogs, I decided that I could fit in reading some of my new arrivals and schedule the review for Wednesdays when I review my extra books. 

The Liar by Nora Roberts is her newest romantic suspense hardcover. I loved the characters and the relationship that Shelby had with her family. I also loved the relationship she is building with the new man in her life Griff Lott. My review will be posted on May 6.

I also read Edge of Dreams by Diana Pharaoh Francis. This is the second book in her Diamond City Magic urban fantasy series and was also really enjoyable. I like the world that Francis creates and I like Riley as a kick-ass main character with an unusual magical talent. My review will be posted on May 13.

I am reading Velvet by Temple West. This is a review book from Swoon that I got from Macmillan. It didn't arrive with all my other Macmillan ARCs. When it arrived last week, I had to shoehorn it in to an already full calendar. It will be released on May 12.

Next Week
I have two books by favorite authors on the stack for my adult reads of the week. Both Rock Hard by Nalini Singh and Prudence by Gail Carriger also help me meet my goal of reading what I bought in 2015 in 2015.

They might find themselves sliding down the list though because Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick will also be downloading to my Kindle this week. I really love anything by that author and probably won't resist diving right in. I will also be getting an eARC of Ever After by Jude Deveraux from Penguin's First to Read program on Tuesday.  Since it will be an Adobe Digital Edition with a short reading window, I'll probably be reading that one as soon as it arrives too. The book will be released on June 23.

Here are the next YAs on my review stack.
Kissing in America by Margo Rabb and The Cage by Megan Shepherd are both May 26 releases that I got from Edelweiss. They will also finish up the May review books on my stack.
Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer and Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu are both being released on June 2. I got Proof of Forever from Edelweiss and Devoted was a surprise delivery from Macmillan.

Reviews Posted
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  1. I really enjoyed The Liar, Especially the characters.

    Have a great week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. You are heading for a busy week. All your reads are new to me. Enjoy.

  3. OH! I really want to read Velvet and The Cage! Those are two of my most anticipated of the Spring. Have a great week!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My It's Monday! post

  4. Sounds like building updates are moving ahead. Wow your school year is sure winding towards the finish. Good to get that little titbit and know you enjoyed The Liar as I want to listen to that one on audio.


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