Monday, September 5, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Sept. 5, 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...

Well, I am a homeowner again. Currently my brother and I own three houses (but only have one mortgage).
After a busy week of beginning of the school year workshops and elementary Open House, I drove back up to Duluth to close on the new house Friday morning. I spent the next couple of days getting familiar with the place and learning that the one key the former owner gave me only opened some of the doors. Needless to say, a locksmith is first on the list for my brother on Tuesday. (I left him a long list since he's in town and I'm working 250 miles away from the new house. He'll be dealing with getting utilities, interviewing movers and scheduling the moving date, sorting through what he wants to take from our parents' house where he currently lives, etc. Time permitting he'll also be working on having a garage stall built for our third car.)

I have given my unofficial notice to my elementary principal that this will be my last year as Dover-Eyota's media specialist. My official notice will go the the superintendent and the school board next spring.

I'm back here in Eyota today getting ready to start the new school year. There was a slight change in my schedule. I thought I'd be seeing 5th graders, 3rd graders, and 1st graders this semester. Instead I'll be seeing 2nd graders this semester and 1st graders next semester. I know what all my classes are doing the first week of school which is the advantage of a four-day rotation of classes and a four-day week. Each day will be the same! However, I need to plan for the next few weeks before school starts on Tuesday.

Read Last Week
I read Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong this week which is the 4th book in her Cainsville series. I liked the way the relationships between Olivia, Gabriel and Ricky are deepening. I like all the characters in this series and can't wait to read the next book. My review will be posted on October 12.

Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead had been sitting on my TBR mountain for more than three years. Once I began it, I really enjoyed this fantasy story and immediately purchased the next book in the series. My review will be posted on October 8.
I read Friday Barnes Under Suspicion  by R. A. Spratt which was an entertaining middle grade mystery. I like that Friday is an eleven-year-old Sherlock Holmes. There is lots of humor in this series too. My review will be posted on October 8.

I am currently reading Afterglow by Karsten Knight which is the conclusion of the Wildefire YA paranormal series. I like that the characters are reincarnations of gods from a wide variety of mythologies.

Next Week
The next two adult books on my calendar are both review books:
  • Home by Harlan Coben (Sept. 20)
  • IQ by Joe Ide (Oct. 18)
The next two YA books on my stack are also review books:
Reviews Posted

These were posted on Ms. Martin Teaches Media this week:
These were posted here on Inside of a Dog:
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

This week all my additions were adult books.
I bought The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead after enjoying Gameboard of the Gods.

I received both print and Kindle versions of two books I supported in a Kickstarter campaign.
I also received two new review books this week:
  • Home by Harlan Coben (Sept. 20)
  • Only You by Denise Grover Swank (Oct. 25)


  1. I've got to get to Betrayals soon! Sooo behind on nearly all of Kelley's books this year and one or two from last year! Eek!

    Hope the move continues to go smoothly! Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. Ooh, Gameboard of the Gods has been on my TBR list for AGES! I'm going to have to get on reading that one.

    Thanks for stopping by My It's Monday! Post

  3. Congratulations on closing on your new house. It sounds like that went well.

  4. Congratulations on your new home and your upcoming retirement. You will love retirement.

    Your house looks quite nice. All one floor?

    Have a wonderful school year, and enjoy your new home.

    Thanks for coming by my blog earlier.

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

  5. Wow. Your life is going to be changing greatly in the next year. Enjoy. Change is good.

  6. Wow, lots of changes ahead for you! Enjoy the moving, etc.

    I am curious about Home, by Coben. You have a tempting stack of books. Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Nice looking house! And good luck with the start of school. Hard to believe it's that time already. I like the look of Gameoard of the Gods and I won a copy of betrayals in a giveaway but I haven't read any of those yet.

    The Faerie Ring and The Ones are two that I'm interested in, will have to see your reviews on those.

  8. I am impressed that you had time to read at all.Congratulations on the new home, it is very nice.

  9. Congratulations on the new home.

  10. I hope you'll be very happy in your new home. It looks very welcoming.

  11. It sounds like you and your brother will be busy with the new place! I hope you have a fabulous first week back at school.

  12. Congrats on the new house and your upcoming retirement! The house looks lovely!

    I am so glad to hear you liked Betrayals - I am partway through it and I love it so far.

    After Glow looks good too!

  13. I've never read a Harlan Coben and I am aware that it is as bad as it seems. Congrats with the new property! Hope you will get all things sorted out real soon. Enjoy the rest of your week!


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