Monday, December 14, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Dec. 14, 2015)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? was a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. She has decided to pass it on to 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.

Other Than Reading...

I swear I don't know where the past week went. One day it was Monday. I blinked and it was Saturday. I didn't do anything but the time just zipped by. We are having an unusual December here in SE Minnesota. Temperatures were at or near 50 degrees all week. The grass is crispy but still green. It is hard to get in the mood for Christmas when the weather is more like Spring. I'm not complaining because any day without snow is a good day in the winter here. I really should start thinking about what my plans are for the holiday break though. We are off from December 23 until January 4 this year.

Read Last Week
Night Study by Maria V. Snyder is the most recent in her Study series. I enjoyed it despite the cliffhanger ending. I get the eARC from Netgalley. Look for my review on January 21.

Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews is a recently published novella. I read it the day it was released. I loved finding out more about Derek and Julie. I've reviewed this one on Amazon, GoodReads, and LibraryThing but won't be reviewing it on this blog. (The next open spot on my calendar is Feb 24.)

Sweet and Deadly by Charlaine Harris had been languishing on my TBR mountain since 2008. It is her first novel and was an enjoyable mystery. My review will be posted on Jan. 23.


I'm not reading anything adult right now. The next two weeks on my calendar are filled with book reviews of books I read a while ago. All that moving around of blog posts is finally showing up.

Next Week
She's No Angel by Leslie Kelly is another I dug out of TBR mountain. This romance has also been on the stack since 2008.

Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster is an eARC from NetGalley. I have been enjoying her Ultimate Fighters series. The book will be released on Feb. 23.

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
Played to Death by B. V. Lawson was a free book for my Kindle this week. It sounded like an interesting mystery and is the first in the three book series.

The Centered School Library by Cari S. Young looked like it had some fun ways to teach skills to my elementary students. My old ways have gotten a little stale and I need some new ideas.

Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis was also a Kindle deal. I like her writing and thing she writes nice romances.
The Infamous Heir by Elizabeth Michels is a review book from Amazon. This historical romance will be released on March 1.

Thief's Magic by Trudi Canavan was also a Kindle Deal. It begins a fantasy series.

Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews is a novella that the authors self-published. I love their work and can't wait to read it. (In fact, I already started it.)

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


  1. Oh Night Study! I love Maria V. Snyder. I will have to read that soon, really enjoyed the first one!

  2. I don't know how you read 3 books in one week, and still work too. I am retired and I can barely get one a week read. "sigh" I might have to check out Played to Death.

  3. Always a great mix of books. Enjoy Kathy. Going to read Once Shadows Fall review.

  4. I am curious about Sweet and Deadly...I have never read the author, but I love the cover....

    I know what you mean about how quickly we go from Monday to does that happen? I did read some books, though.


  5. I have yet to read the Ilona Andrews team but I must as I know readers do love them.
    Wow your blog is so busy, I guess you read such a lot that you are able to get ahead.

  6. Yeah I think Maria is having fun with us over these cliffhangers this trilogy! LOL!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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