Monday, March 7, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 7, 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 an interesting week for the weather. It snowed twice. As a matter of fact when I was driving home from work on Friday I heard the weather person say we were having "freezing fog" along with our snow shower. That is a new concept for me. We had large puffy flakes falling thickly for about an hour and have temporarily snow-covered ground. Since it is supposed to warm up to about 50 in a couple of days, this snow won't last. I am really ready for Spring. People who had to travel more than the 3/4 mile I commute likely didn't have fun on their drive home.

Next week we have parent-teacher conferences on Thursday evening and a day off on Friday. I made an appointment to get my taxes done which means I really need to go through my tax stuff to make sure I have everything I need before Friday comes. I don't have a printer at home. Any missing paperwork needs to be printed at work.

I'm looking forward to more reading time with an extra day off. I have so many books on my review stack that are being released on April 5 that I need to read. The big pile of review books read and reviews scheduled ahead over the summer is almost gone.

Read Last Week
A Lady in the Smoke by Karen Odden was a Victorian mystery that was entertaining. I enjoyed the setting and the characters. My review will be posted on March 24.

Silence by Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin was also a review book. This was is urban fantasy and fits into the Serrated Edge series but worked well as a standalone. It would also work well as a YA title since the main character is a sixteen-year-old girl. It was entertaining. My review will be posted on March 30.

I Dream of Dragons by Ashlyn Chase is the next book on my review stack. It will be released on April 5.

Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I bought the first three of an urban fantasy series for my Kindle this week. The first was free and the second and third were $.99 each.

I got a print copy of Midnight Marked by Chloe Neill because I have the rest of the series in print and I want them to match.

I got a Kindle copy of Indexing: Reflections by Seanan McGuire which will join the first book on my Kindle. Both were Kindle Daily Deals.

State of the TBR Pile

Total To Read (some from as long ago as 2008): 1925
Added in 2016: 73
Still Unread: 52
Review Books: 37

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, no, freezing fog, along with snow? That sounds especially challenging. Glad you managed to get through it all.

    I remember frantically gathering my stuff together before my tax appointment! So intense! I try to put things in my folder throughout the year, but there is always more to collect. Good luck!

    You are doing great with your TBR...I like keeping track, too.

    Enjoy your new books...the Anne Bellet books look tempting...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. A Lady in The Smoke looks good.

    ENJOY this week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  3. Merciless was pretty good. Enjoy all your books!

  4. Merciless was pretty good. Enjoy all your books!

  5. Your taxes sound intricate, I never had to worry about mine because was all taken out before I got my pay!

  6. Nice reads! Lots of new to me ones! I still need to read Midnight Marked myself! Happy Reading this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Ugh, taxes. I haven't even gotten my paperwork together, yet. I'm going with my son on Wednesday to get his done, so the smart thing would be to have my things ready. Nope. Not smart here. I'm on spring break next week (thankfully!), so I'm hoping to get my taxes ready, then...and read, of course. Always making time to read. ;)

  8. Freezing fog? That is new to me as well! Sounds like it was not a fun new thing either. :(

    The Chloe Neil series looks like it is right up my alley! I will have to look them up. :)

  9. Freezing fog? That is new to me as well! Sounds like it was not a fun new thing either. :(

    The Chloe Neil series looks like it is right up my alley! I will have to look them up. :)

  10. Ooh the Indexing sequel! The first one was good, though I think it could've been better. But I still want to give the second book a chance. Happx reading!

  11. The snow sounds interesting, if cold. I hope it warms quickly for you.
    You have several titles I like the looks of, especially the urban fantasy series, the Neill and McGuire titles.
    Enjoy your reading!


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