Monday, April 4, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 4, 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... 

The Easter Bunny didn't visit my house but the furnace repair men visited twice. I woke up Saturday morning to a furnace making a very loud noise. A furnace repair man came but his specialty was forced air not hot water heat. He advised heating my house with my oven while he tried to contact someone who knew boilers. The boiler specialist arrived at 3:30 Monday afternoon. Now I have a new pump, a new pressure release valve, and a really quiet furnace. I would have rather had the Easter Bunny but at least the bills go to my townhouse association.

Luckily the weather wasn't too cold this past weekend and the cool weather kept arriving all week. We've had rain or snow most of the week. The snow has been melting as it hit the ground. The temperature is supposed to hit 60 on Sunday but until then we are looking at highs in the 40s. I'm eager for spring to really arrive but this weather does keep my students in school mode. It's too cold for spring fever.

I enjoyed everything about the author signing I attended last Saturday night except the drive back home in the rain and dark. I was glad to finally settle in at home for Sunday and Monday and just read.

Read Last Week
I read The Black Dragon by Allyson James which I enjoyed. I like almost anything about dragons. My review will be posted on April 23.


Nothing. I'm concentrating on reading YA books right now.

Next Week
Coming up soon (I hope) are
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
The Rejected Writers' Book Club by Suzanne Kelman was a Kindle book I bought after reading a great review.

Rusty Nail by J. A. Konrath was also a Kindle book that adds to a series I'm collecting on my Kindle. One day I hope to actually read them.

State of TBR Mountain:
  • New in March: 33
  • New in 2016: 101
  • Still Unread March: 28
  • Still Unread 2016: 65
  • Total Unread: 1930
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.


  1. This weather is horrible. I am so ready to be able to get outside and garden and go for walks!

    I am glad you were able to get your boiler fixed so quickly - and that the bills go to your townhouse org!

    Both Rejected Writers and Rusty Nail sound good! I will have to add them to my list!

  2. The furnace repair man is less exciting than the Easter Bunny, but I think the long-term payoff is better!

  3. The Black Dragon by Allyson James is in my TBR pile! Enjoy Fire Touched, I loved it! :)

  4. I'm curious about The Rejected Writers' Book Club...and Rusty Nail. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I'm curious about Fire Touched as I'm preparing to read the first Mercy thompson. I'm making a foray into urban fantasy. :) I agree about the weather, it's been goofy here too- same, with fairly warm temps one day then snow flurries the next. Ugh.

  6. Chilly weather does have its advantages for school-related things. :)

    Sorry about your furnace, but good you didn't have to foot the bill. Glad to hear it wasn't too cold.

    Love your new books. The Rejected Writers' Book Club has an adorable cover.

    ENJOY this new reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  7. ooh nice! I am behind in Anne's series! Need to read the third book and then this one and then I can be caught up! So close! LOL! Happy Reading this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. Oh dear,I think I would have rather had the Easter bunny visit! Glad everything is fixed now. The Rejected Writers' Book Club looks good.

  9. Furnace issues are no fun, we had to replace our furnace last year since it was so old we couldn't get parts for it anymore. I haven't heard of many of the books on your list, but I hope that you enjoy them.

  10. Glad you weren't suffering while your furnace was getting fixed and thank goodness for fast service. What a fun, reading week you had. I have the first of the Chicago Vampires on my TBR. And mahalo nui loa for taking the time to drop by my blog.

  11. Glad your heating issues are all fixed! I hate having to deal with house repairs. I'm ready for the warmer weather! Enjoy your books this week!

  12. I'm reading Hold Your Breath this week!

  13. Glad your furnace is fixed We have both forced air and hot water heating our house, and have to have different service companies. I downloaded Rusty Nail too. My mom loves the author so I thought I'd give it a try. Have a great week.

  14. Glad you got the furnace fixed since it is still cold for you.
    I love the Mercy Thompson series and have seen Anne Bishop on several blogs now. I might give her a try.
    I have Rusty Nails but not likely to get to it very soon.
    Thanks to your review I have requested Hold Your Breath. :-)
    Happy Reading. I hope Spring comes to you soon.

  15. Sorry about the furnace problems, but glad it's fixed. How annoying.

    Great list of books - I'm very interested in the Katie Ruggle book. I added it to my wishlist and have the prequel novella to read.

    Have a great week!

  16. Sorry about your furnace troubles, but at least you don't have to pay for it, whew! It was a funny story and made me smile.

    I read Patricia Briggs, so I know that you must've enjoyed that book-- she is such a talented author. I'm interested now in that Rejected Writer's Book Club-- sounds fun!

  17. The Rejected Writers' Book Club sounds really interesting!

    Sorry to hear about the repair men having to come...but glad your furnace is working now!


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