Monday, April 18, 2016

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

The weather is finally improving. After a cold start to the week, temperatures rebounded into the 60s with a momentary jump into the 70s. I am loving the longer days and warmer temperatures. One of these days I'll even have to head outside for a walk. 

My Atlanta Braves finally won their first game of the season on Friday night. For a while, I thought they really would go 0-162. I'm also still glued to my TV when The Voice is on, even though one of my favorites didn't make it to the top 12.

I usually don't start counting this early but we have only 34 student contact days left this year (and one teacher work day) before I will have finished my 40th year as a school librarian/media specialist. I'm eager for summer when I can set my own schedule.

I am reading down my review stack. Currently I have only 17 review books on my stack. I hope by summer that I will be able to concentrate on reading books from my TBR mountain. I am so eager to dig into the many books I have bought and set aside until I had time to read them.

Read Last Week
The Thing Is by Kathleen Gerard was an engaging contemporary fiction title that deals with grief, living again, and a really cute dog who has special powers. My review will be posted on May 19. The book is available now.

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop is the fourth book in her Others series. I really love the characters and the world-building in this series. This episode was particularly intense. My review will be posted on May 21.

I am currently reading The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King. I love this historical mystery series but hadn't realized this book was coming out. When I saw that it had been released, I immediately added it to my Kindle and made a spot for it on my reading calendar.

Next Week
Still coming soon are:
  • Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs - This is another series that I am following. This one urban fantasy.
  • Whirlpool by Elizabeth Lowell - This one will finally get off TBR mountain where it has been sitting I bought it October 24, 2006.
After those, I will be starting to read my June review books:
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?


State of TBR Mountain
  • New in April - 8
  • New in 2016 - 109
  • Unread April - 6
  • Unread 2016 - 64
  • Total Unread - 1922
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.


  1. Congrats on a wonderful school career-- 4o years! I used to work in schools so I know that countdown feeling too well :)

    I really should give Anne Bishop a try. So many love this series. Cold Girl looks good to me, my type of genre.

    Enjoy your week!

  2. The Thing Is looks really tempting. Enjoy your review you can read the ones you bought! Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. I am once again behind in Anne Bishop's series!! I still need to read book 3! I had intended to read it a short while ago, but then other books came up! Sigh...

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. A couple of my favorites did not make it to the top 12 either. I need to get to that Anne Bishop series. Congrats on a wonderful teaching career. Have a great week.


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