Monday, September 19, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Sept. 19, 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...

Fall weather has really encouraged me to walk. I managed 10,000 steps most days this week. I also managed to take naps many days after school. I'm having a little bit of trouble adjusting to getting up at 5:30 AM so that I don't have to rush to get ready for school. Since I am decidedly not a morning person, this has been something of a strain.

I do like having my afternoons free this semester. I enjoy being able to fit in appointments without being the last one of the day for my doctor and dentist. This week I have my eye exam scheduled and am eager to pick out some new glasses. My current ones are getting rather scratched.

Read Last Week
Death Among Rubies by R. J. Koreto was an engaging historical mystery. Lady Frances Ffolkes and her loyal maid Mallow need to save the reputation of one of Frances's friends and also solve the murder of the friend's father. My review will be posted on October 8.

Follow Me by Tiffany Snow was a contemporary thriller with a unique main character. She is a computer genius who is also has OCD. It was a nicely twisty story. My review will be posted on October 5.
Something Buried, Something Blue by Wendy Corsi Staub is her second mystery set in Lily Dale, a town filled with psychics. It was enjoyable. My review will be posted on October 12.

IQ by Joe Ide was a thriller set in East LA and starred the ghetto version of Sherlock Holmes. Isaiah is quite bright but allowed the hit-and-run death of his older brother to sidetrack him from any plans to escape his environment. He is determined to find the driver of the car that hit his brother and solves problems for people in the area to make ends meet while he searches. My review will be posted on Oct. 13.

Death of a Toy Soldier by Barbara Early was in my last batch of review books from Crooked Lane Books.

Next Week
Stealing Jason Wilde by Dee Ernst is from my TBR mountain.

Cast in Flight by Michelle Sagara is the latest in this long-running fantasy series. I got this one for review from NetGalley.

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I added Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald to my Kindle because, even though I thought I had read everything this author wrote, this one slipped by me.

Follow Me by Tiffany Snow is a new review book.

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


  1. You are doing what I should be doing...transitioning. It could be my last year as a librarian and yet I'm still working like it's my first year. You are wise.

  2. AAAH - I always love picking out new frames. It's such an important decision. You have to wear it EVERYDAY EVERYWHERE! Good luck! I am interested in Death among Rubies and will be looking out for your review. Also IQ? Seems nice! Happy week Kathy and here's my Sunday Headlines:

  3. Interesting batch of books. I used to blog nearly exclusively about mysteries and thrillers but moved away from that into more general book blogging, but I still like to read them. I will be looking forward to your reviews of these books.

  4. Follow Me sounds good...and I enjoy Dee Ernst, so Stealing Jason Wilde looks good to me. Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. An interesting group of books this week! I've been making more of an effort to get all the steps in, too. Fall seems like the perfect time for a new routine.

  6. OOh nice! Those are all new to me reads! Hope you enjoy this week's batch!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Oh, I'm so jealous of your fall weather! I took a walk around 9:30 this morning and came back drenched in sweat. I do plan to put out my fall decorations this week, so that'll at least make the INSIDE of the house feel fall-ish! ;) I don't envy you getting up so early... I'm not sure I could do it. I struggle to get up anytime before 7:30 for work!

  8. your i'm not a morning person is soo the description of me! lol! its a struggle when the alarm goes off at 4:45 and yeah - uber jealous of your fall weather - it was still high 80's here this past weekend

  9. I like your variety of books this week. I am NOT a morning person either, but do enjoy the extra time when I do pull myself out of bed.

  10. I'd love some cold cold weather here. I am always jealous when I see pictures of fall and winter!
    Enjoy your books and have a good week.

  11. What a great selection of books this week, across a number of genres which is good! Stalking Ground catches my eye.
    I hope you have a great week!
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews


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