Monday, March 14, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 14, 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... 

We had a four day work week with evening conferences on Monday and Thursday this week which led to a Friday off. I took advantage of the day off and had my taxes done. That is all done for another year. The rest of the weekend is time for reading and writing. Rain is predicted but, as I am writing this on Saturday morning, the skies are blue and the sun is shining. I'm tempted to go outside for my first walk of the season.

Next up on the schedule is our very short Easter Break. We only have Good Friday and Easter Monday off this year. And then April 1 is the end of the third quarter. This school year is rushing by. This third quarter has been quite an adjustment for me. It seems like I am always behind on correcting and getting papers back to students - even though almost all the papers are electronic. Seven groups of kids a day in six hours is really a struggle.

I don't plan to travel over the Easter Break except to drive to St. Paul for an author event at the Red Balloon. Weather permitting - which we always say in March - I will get a chance to meet six authors I've never met before. I'm excited!

Read Last Week
I Dream of Dragons by Ashlyn Chase was an entertaining fantasy that featured dragons, leprechauns, vampires, and modern day muses. I liked the characters and thought the romance was fun too. My review will be posted on March 31.

Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle is a romantic suspense title from my review stack. It will be released on April 5.

Next Week
Two more from my review stack:
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I got the latest books in two of my favorite series this week. I chose Kindle copies.
I read The Drafter by Kim Harrison on my computer and enjoyed it. I decided I wanted a print copy and got an inexpensive one from Amazon Marketplace.

I used some of my points at Penguin's First to Read to guarantee my review copy of The Obsession by Nora Roberts. I am a huge fan of her writing. This book will be released on April 12.

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 bet you unexpectedly have lots of days off during the school year because of snow days. Don't know if it's better or worse to have lots of unplanned snow days scattered here and there or a few weeks of planned break now and then. But I'm very, very glad I have this week off.

  2. Enjoy your Spring break! I can't wait to get my hands on The Obsession...enjoy!

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  3. Great post! Marked In Flesh looks really interesting. I hope you have a great week and have fun and safe travels :)

  4. I'm excited to read Hold your Breath - I hope you're enjoying it!! I can't wait to get my hands on the new Nora Roberts - it sounds really good, too.
    Happy Reading!!

  5. I haven't read Nora Roberts for a long time.

    Your school year is flying by.

    ENJOY the short Easter break....a nice change of pace.

    Also enjoy the author event. Pittsburgh needs to get more author events. We have authors come to town, but the tickets are usually sold out and it is in a HUGE auditorium. The events are not cozy and personal.

    ENJOY your week, and Happy Reading!!

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

  6. I love First to Read, I just snagged one from there myself. Nora Robert's book looks a lot different from what I think of as her usual. I'll have to take a closer look at it. Enjoy your Easter break and happy reading!

  7. I need to get back to Nora Roberts. And I need to get on with J.D. Robb. Maybe I should add some hunky romance covers too. So many books, so little time!!

  8. Nice! Those are some new to me ones! Except for Anne and Kim's books!! Read Kim's, need to get caught up with Anne still! Hope you enjoy all the lovely reads this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

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