Monday, January 18, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Jan. 18, 2016)

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.

Other Than Reading... 

This was a quiet week. We are nearing the end of the semester and so students are busy finishing final projects. We had a tour of the new part of the elementary which should be open for business by the end of the month. Preschool classes are already started in their new location but the offices and cafeteria still have some work that needs to be done.

Our weather had taken a turn for the cold here in Minnesota. We haven't had much snow and that doesn't look like its going to change in the near future. That is a good thing because I have a couple of doctor's appointments next week that I don't want to have to reschedule because of weather. 

I'm disappointed but not surprised that I didn't win the Powerball last week. I guess I'll just have to continue life as usual instead of moving to a tropical location where I can just laze on the beach.

Read Last Week
Betting the Bad Boy by Sugar Jamison how has a cover. It was an enjoyable romance featuring the hidden baby trope. My review will be posted on Feb. 3.

Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster is the most recent in her Ultimate series and is the one I liked best of all of them. It had good suspense and a really nice romance. My review will be posted on Feb. 18.

The Infamous Heir by Elizabeth Michels in next on my stack. This is a historical romance I got for review from NetGalley which will be released on March 1.

Next Week
Just This Night by Mari Madison will also be released on March 1. It is a contemporary romance that I received via an email from a publicist.

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
Turn or Burn by Boo Walker was a free mystery/romance for my Kindle. He emailed me about it and, as I have read and enjoyed some of his other books, I decided to download this book even though I have no idea when I'll find time to read it.

I also got the final two books in the Pern series this week. They are hardcovers that bought from Amazon Marketplace.
I don't know when I'll get a chance to read these either but at least I know I now have the complete series.

I added two new review books also this week. Both are from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley.
I Dream of Dragons by Ashlyn Chase is the first book in a new paranormal series which will be released on April 5.

Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas is a historical romance which will also be released on April 5.

TBR Stack Status

I've added 20 books to the stack so far in 2016. Seventeen are still unread. Nine are review books.

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


  1. OOh nice! Those are all totally new to me reads! Hope you enjoyed and enjoy them all!!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I like how you're not afraid to tote your romance reads out in public. GR is having a giveaway on the Heir one; Publisher's Weekly quoted there is good wit and banter in it. I entered that.

  3. I'm not much on romance, but I do love the Anne McCaffrey you've added to your list! I have them on my TBR also! I hope you love them!

  4. I am finding myself reading much more sci fi and less romance. I am with you on wondering when I will get time to read some even when I want to.
    I hope you stay warm in the cold front.
    Happy Reading!

  5. Some attractive covers here! enjoy all your reads and have a good week.

  6. Enjoy your books! They are all new to me....thanks for sharing. Have a great week, and I'm glad you could visit my blog. Stay warm!

  7. I think most of us had conversations last week that went something like, "Well, of course, we won't have to worry about any of that if we win!"

    Sorry you're not relaxing on a beach, but I hope your week is great all the same!


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