Monday, April 10, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 10, 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 the beginning of the baseball season! Besides loving the Atlanta Braves, the start of the baseball season heralds the coming summer. I have about 35 more working days until I retire.

I had to spend a day at the Mayo Clinic this week for testing and consulting with my gastroenterologist which gave me a lot of extra reading time while I was waiting for tests, etc. As usual, I came home and developed some sort of crud. Too many sick people around there for my immune system, I guess. Of course, one the tests also had consequences for the rest of the week. I'm glad the results were good and will be even more glad once I feel "back to normal."

I'm looking forward to going home for Easter. I already have more than a carload of stuff that I'd like to bring with me. I've also been exchanging a flurry of emails with the realtor who is selling our Duluth home as she keeps me up to date with the various fix-up projects that are needed before it goes on the market. She's clearly a full-service realtor. She has arranged the cleaners and painters and whatever which is saving my brother and I a ton of work. I'm eager to see the changes when I get home. Her thought is that we will be able to put it on the market by May 1.

I really need to find a mover soon. I'm so caught up in cleaning and sorting to get ready for my sale that I haven't done that yet. I haven't made much visible progress this week. But my front closet with all my winter outerwear has been sorted through and packed to go home with me this week. A lot of it will be donated but this isn't the season to donate winter clothes. I will bring them to Duluth and donate extras next Fall.

Read Last Week
I started Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey and abandoned it at 20%. The sort-of stream of consciousness writing peering into the minds of two evil characters wasn't for me.

I grabbed One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews as a palate (and brain) cleanser because I can always count on that author to give me a successful reading experience. This book was great. I really like this main character and was in the mood for a good urban fantasy. My review will be posted on April 15.

Echo of Danger by Marta Perry was from my review stack and was an entertaining romantic suspense title. I liked both characters and thought the mystery was okay too. I did have a strong suspicion about the villain's identity early on but it didn't ruin my enjoyment of the story. My review will be posted on April 20.

Grave Visions by Kalayna Price is from my TBR mountain and continues my urban fantasy theme. This is the fourth book in the Alex Craft series. Despite the three year gap since the last book, I was quickly back into the story.

Next Week
A Gleam of Light by T.J. & M.L. Wolf is next on my stack but I have a few YAs that need to be read before I can get to it.

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
As a new subscriber to Toni Anderson's newsletter, I was offered two of her books for free. I downloaded A Cold, Dark Place and Cold Pursuit to my Kindle.
I also added two new books to my review stack.
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.


  1. Good luck with all the moving issues and glad you had good news healthwise. Gone without a Trace is on my list.

  2. Glad the tests results were normal. I always have a book with me and get a lot of reading done when at the doctor's waiting. You and I are both spring de-clutterers, it seems! Enjoy your new books.

  3. Glad the test results were good! I'm also pretty happy about the start of baseball this season too - my team is the Toronto Blue Jays. By the way, I just put Alice and the Assassin on order from my library, because it looks like one I'd enjoy. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  4. Moving and selling plans seem to be working out very well.

    Happy 35 days left!! My friend and I would send little sayings to each other each day as we counted down. :)

    You will miss it for a while and when the start of school comes around, but then you will get used to not working shortly after that and wonder how you did work and get everything done. LOL!!

    ENJOY your week, and Happy Easter.

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

  5. One Fell Swoop looks really interesting! Great list!

  6. Ooh, I need to catch up on Melinda Leigh's books...Say You're Sorry looks good.

    I also hate going to the doctor's office and worrying about catching something. They should separate the "well" appts. from the sick ones.

    Good luck with the packing and moving.


  7. Wow down to 35 already! The days are really ticking by! So sorry you caught something at the docs - I hate that. I have become a little germophobic since I had my little guy. I agree with Laurel up there, they should separate the well and the sick, if possible.

    Have a great week!

  8. Good luck with the move. Sorry you picked up something at the clinic. My daughter's been bringing home a new illness every week from school this last month. Ugh.

    I'm posting while on my road trip, thanks to my trusty smart phone. It's Monday! What are your reading?

  9. Glad you had good news as far as your health issues go. Good luck with the move. Your books all look good. Have a great week!

  10. Oh nice! I loved getting back to Alex Craft!

    Hope you enjoy the reads this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. Soon you will see the fruits of all your labor. Glad you are having a lot of the work done. Looking forward to the Kendra Elliot book.

  12. I am glad you had good test results. Let the countdown begin...35....

  13. Wow, I didn't know your retirement was so close! How exciting!

  14. I'm planning to read Ilona Andrews series. I've heard of this author for a while but I haven't had a time to check out her works. Glad you enjoyed One Fell Sweep.
    Have a great week Kathy. Have a great week. Enjoy your books. :)


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