Monday, August 10, 2015

Sunday Post/It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 10, 2015) #IMWAYR

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.
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...

I didn't do as much reading as usual this week as I had company from Sunday until Thursday evening. My friend and I had a great time watching all of the final season of True Blood and the first season of Bitten on DVD. We also traveled up the North Shore with my brother to visit Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse with a stop for lunch at the famous Betty's Pies. The next day also had wonderful weather. So we spent the afternoon walking the Lakewalk in Duluth and watching the Aerial Lift Bridge lift for a variety of boats. I had forgotten to put my Fitbit in my pocket for our Gooseberry hike but remembered for the Lakewalk where I walked 9000 steps.

The rest of the week, I tried to catch up on my sleep and on my reading.

Read Last Week
Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn was a very enjoyable story. It had been a while since I'd read anything in the series but now I added the final four books to TBR mountain so that I can finish it. My review will be posted on September 30.

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews jumped right to the top of my reading stack when it downloaded to my Kindle on Tuesday. I always enjoy these Kate Daniels adventures. I love the dialogue which is nicely snarky. The story was also filled with action. My review will be posted on August 20. (I was holding a spot for this review in August and now all August reviews are read and scheduled.)
Autumn Moon by Jan DeLima was a recent arrival for review from Penguin Group. Unfortunately for me, this was the third book in a series and I really felt the lack of not having read the first two. The romance in this fantasy was excellent but I really didn't understand what was going on outside of the romance. My review will be posted on October 1.

Primal Force by D. D. Ayres was another recent arrival on my review stack. I was invited to read it via NetGalley by St. Martin's Press. Since it was a romantic suspense title with dogs, I couldn't pass it up. This one is also the third book in a series but stands alone quite well. I loved all three main characters - the girl, the guy, and the dog! My review will be posted on September 5.


Nothing. I'm trying to concentrate on catching up on the YA books I set aside to read new adult review books.

Next Week

I get to read things on my TBR mountain this week as I have caught up on review books.
Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent is the second in her Bound series. It has been on my TBR stack since August 24, 2012.

Dead Ice by Laurell K. Hamilton is the latest in her Anita Blake series. I just got it in June.
The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison will finish her Hollows series. I just got this one in June after finishing the previous book in the series.

Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal is the second book in her Glamourist Histories. I just got it in July.

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I got Screwball by Linda Morris for review from Penguin Group. I like sports romances and this looked like a good one. 

I also got a copy of The Veil by Chloe Neill this week. I had read and reviewed the ARC earlier and wanted to have finish copies in print and for my Kindle. 
I bought Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews so that it would download to my Kindle at midnight on Tuesday. I started reading it right away.
After reading Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent, I needed to buy the third book in the series - Oath Bound. Now I have the whole trilogy. 

After reading Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn, I had to get the final four book in the Kitty Norville series.
Unleashed by Emily Kimelman was a free book for my Kindle that I found in a newsletter I get each day about bargain ebooks.

Wolf and Iron by Gordon R. Dickson was a Kindle Daily Deal. I have read much of Dickson's science fiction but don't think I have read this story which was originally released in 1990.

I was also invited to download Primal Force by D. D. Ayres for review from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley. I liked the sound of this romantic suspense title and downloaded it despite the fact that it is being released on September 1 and therefore messed up my reading schedule and required me to rearrange blog posts on my calendar. (There are some disadvantages to being a couple months ahead on reading and scheduling blog posts.)

To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.


  1. I'm about 150 pages into Blood Bound, and I'm really enjoying it!

  2. OOoh nice! LOVE Rachel Vincent's books! Just finished Menagerie today myself! And Kitty Norville! I am behind in that series! But only by 1 book and of course the finale since it just released. Hence saying I'm 1 behind! LOL!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I enjoy the Kitty books and have the new one on hold at the library. Soon,my precious, soon!

    It sounds like you had a good weekend and you have lots of wonderful books to read. Enjoy!

  4. Magic Shifts and Dead Ice are both on my wish list.

    Have a great week!


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