Monday, March 20, 2017

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

This week was sort of a busy one. I met with the realtor who will be listing my house to make some beginning plans. I met with a painter who is going to neutralize the colors in my house to make it more appealing to potential buyers.

A friend and I got together Friday evening to start dividing stuff into four piles - take, rummage sale, donate, or trash. We got through two closets. We'll be meeting the next few Friday evenings to continue sorting stuff. Next week -- my office!

I have to have my books packed and the bookshelves loose from the walls before the painter comes in. He and my realtor will be picking the colors since I don't care what color the walls are once I'm gone. I'm hoping to have him come and paint the beginning of May so that I have time to organize and box. I really don't want my things to sit in boxes for months either. I need to contact movers and get them set up to move my stuff around the 8th of June.

My realtor wants me to have flyers to hand out during my rummage sale May 19 - 20 in case anyone who comes might be interested in buying the place. Plans are now that no showings will happen until after May 20 to give me a chance to unclutter.

Read Last Week
Gone Without A Trace by Mary Torjussen was a creepy psychological thriller with a very unreliable narrator. It kept me on the edge of my seat. My review will be posted on April 6.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick is the latest by this prolific author. She has changed time periods and settings from her usual. This one is set in 1930s California. The characters and story were great. My review will be posted on May 4.

I am currently reading Alice & the Assassin by R. J. Koreto. This historical mystery stars a seventeen-year-old Alice Roosevelt and her Secret Service officer. It will be released on April 11.

Next Week

This week will also be filled with April releases from my review stack.
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last 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. That is nice that you have a friend to help you go through items. I just finished The Magnolia Story, it was very good.

  2. Alice and the Assassin catches my eye - not sure why, but I'm going to take a look for it. Thanks for visiting my reading list today!

  3. moving takes so much time. When we moved the moving company gave us boxes that had blue ink that went all over my walls and then we had to repaint after we moved. Not a happy bunny. Hope yours goes more smoothly.

  4. Yay for friends who help. And good idea to stay out of the decision for what colors to paint the walls.

  5. You are definitely busy...and well-organized, too. I hope everything goes smoothly.

    I have The Cutaway, to read soon...and love the look of Alice & the Assassin.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. I'm going through something similar with my house. Good luck to you.

    You have a great list of books on your list. Enjoy!

    Have a great week!

  7. Lots of compelling titles awaiting you! Enjoy!

  8. The Girl Who Knew Too Much, and Kale to the Queen are both on my wishlist. I'm joining up in the fun again and I'm hoping you'll stop by to my new domain.

    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

  9. Sounds like you will be busy for a while with all the moving prep, but I bet it will be a nice feeling once it's all done. Hope you enjoy your week!

  10. Oh nice! Those are all totally new to me ones! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. I'm definitely interested in Gone Without a Trace, so I'm happy it kept you glued to it. It looks right up my alley. Congrats on the move. I hope everything goes well with the painters and realtor.

  12. There has been a lot of buzz about The Girl Who Knew Too Much. I look forward to reading your review.
    Sam @ WLABB

  13. A busy time ahead for you.Sorting is never easy. Hope all goes well.
    Alice & the Assassin looks interesting. Enjoy your week.

  14. Sounds like you are getting good advice getting your house ready for market. I envy your decluttering - I think it does help to have a friend in that task.
    So many good sounding books and some sharp looking sci fis!
    I listened to Daemon last year by Suarez so Change Agent is of interest.
    I have Code of Conduct on my Kindle TBR shelf. I'll be interested in your thoughts.
    A Gleam of Light sounds like my kind of read.
    Happy sorting and Reading!

  15. Good luck with the house, it seems like you have a good plan! We are about to start a similar process with our old family home ~ my brother just moved out and now we need to sell it. :(

    The Magnolia book sounds great, I love that show!

  16. Moving involves a lot of work and so many boxes to fill and sorting decisions to make.

  17. Only a little late here - sorry! So glad you had a friend with you to help and I hope that the moving process continues to go smoothly.

    Hope you have been enjoying the new reads!


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