Monday, February 20, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 20, 2017)

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... 

Yay for another normal week! This school year is just flying by. It is almost mid-quarter time of the third quarter of the year. I really enjoy all of my classes. The only thing I don't like about this whole teaching gig is getting up at 6 AM. That will certainly change in retirement.

I am very gradually getting rid of stuff as I sort through each room prior to my move this summer. Today's errands include a trip to the Salvation Army donation center to get rid of 14 pairs of shoes that I don't wear, don't like, or have outgrown.

We have been having wonderful weather for February with temperatures consistently above normal but not quite record-breaking. Of course, the long term forecast is predicting what could be a Snowmageddon for next weekend. It's a long way out still. I'm hoping that it misses us entirely. I couple more nice days should melt all the snow that wasn't piled up by plowing.
Read Last Week
The Cutaway by Christina Kovac was an intense thriller set in a Washington, DC, newsroom Intriguing characters and a twisty plot kept me reading. My review will be published on March 18.

A Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman was also an intense thriller with lots of twists and turns. Brigid Quinn is in a race with the clock that is clicking down on the execution of a man convicted of killing his wife and children. She becomes convinced that he is innocent. But can she prove it before it's too late? My review will be posted on March 16.

The Gathering Edge by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller is the 20th Liaden novel and follows Theo Waitley and her self-aware space ship. I couldn't wait to read this one but it won't be released until May 2. My review will be posted on April 27.

Next up is Gauntlet by Holly Jennings. This is near future science fiction.

Next Week
Next week I hope to read
  • Break Me by Tiffany Snow from my review stack
  • The Sight by Chloe Neill from my TBR mountain
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I added these to my Kindle:
I bought The Strangler Vine by M. J. Carter by reading about it on someone's blog. It sounded like an interesting historical mystery.

I also added two more to my Kindle late this week:
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.


  1. Two Holly Jennings books, good? I have Arena on my bookshelf, but I yet to read it, as I tend to read A LOT of contemporaries.

  2. It sounds like you're making great progress with getting rid of things for the move... It can be hard to part with belongings, but I think when you're decluttering as part of a move it really makes you think more about what you own. Such as, 'Do I really want to pack up these 14 pairs of shoes?!' - y'know.

    Lots of great books featured this week - I'll be keeping an eye out for your review of The Cutaway. Happy reading, and have a great week!

  3. I enjoyed I See You. I want to read more J. D. Robb, but if I go in order, I am too far behind. Maybe I can skip ahead?

    Moving does involve so much purging and donating...what a task!

    Soon you'll be done, though.


  4. I didn't realize Chloe Neill had a series other than the Chicagoland Vampires - I'll have to check that out. We've been having higher than normal temperatures here too, and we broke a record on Thursday or Friday. It feels like spring, and I hate that it's just a tease!

    Have a great week!

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer
    Here’s my Monday post

  5. The Gathering Edge sounds like something my hubby would want to read, I look forward to your review. That was nice of you to donate all those shoes. Moving is hard, but it is nice to get a chance to go through everything and downsize.

  6. Glad you like sci fi. There are a few that I've liked but it's not a genre I get to a lot.

  7. We are having fab weather here too - I love it, my windows open in February! Have a great week! Enjoy your books. :)

  8. It has been a very mild winter for us. It's been spring-like most of the time.

  9. I have The Cutaway on my list. I hope I get to it!

  10. Same here with the weather. We are in the 60's. Wonder when the "cold" shoe will drop. :)

    You will still get up at 6 AM for a while once you retire, but then you will be able to sleep in. :) You will LOVE IT.

    Going to check out your review of I SEE YOU.

    Have a great week.

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

  11. I loved The Strangler Vine - an unusual mystery. Hope you enjoy it! Have a great week!

  12. OOoh nice! Some new to me ones here except for Chloe's book! Really liking this new series of hers, but Chicagoland Vampires is still my favorite from her! Hope you enjoy the reads this week!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  13. I agree this school year is flying by! Of course, summer can't come soon enough for me. We've had the same weather in TN for most of February. I miss my snow days but love the sunshine. On a book note, I came close to picking up The Cutaway and passed it by. I'll make myself a note to revisit it. Enjoy your week!

  14. It's been pretty nice here too, weather- wise. Although we're supposed to cool down as well, after a few more nice days... I'm loving i!

    The Gauntlet looks good. I definitely want to read I See You after reading your thoughts!

  15. The Cutaway and A Twist of the Knife both sound intriguing.

    I hear you on the weather. It has been super nice out this week and now they say up to 18 inches of snow and possible blizzard conditions. Yikes! That's what we get for living in the Midwest, right? Good reading weather though. :)

  16. I'm looking forward to read The Cutaway. Glad to hear it kept you reading.


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