Monday, April 24, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 24, 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...

I had another busy week packing and organizing at my house. I am not a big fan of clutter and it is already starting to bother me that I have piles and piles of stuff laying around that will be part of my rummage sale. The sale is still a month away. I'll be living with this clutter for a lot longer.

I'll be cleaning my garage later today. I want to wait until the day warms up a little more before I start. It's time to get rid of odds and ends that can be thrown away and also to get rid of the road sand that accumulates each winter. If I was willing to keep my car outside, I could start transferring rummage sale stuff to the garage. But spring in Minnesota often brings hail storms and I want my car protected.

The friend who is helping me with my packing is hoping to come today to take the bookshelves I'm giving her. She needed to arrange a time when she could borrow her dad's truck and bring her boyfriend to help do the heavy lifting. That will remove one large piece and give me room to stack more boxes. We've packed my books from A - McCaffrey and have only one room of books to pack. I don't have to have those shelves empty for the painter since they are built in and have backs. Also, a lot of rummage sale stuff is in front of them right now. We're thinking that we can be packing them after the sale and maybe even after the painter is finished. 

I signed the contract for a mover this week with the scheduled loading date of June 8 and delivery date of June 9. Now the move seems even more real. At last count, I had 27 more work days and only 35 more days that I will be here at my house before the moving van arrives. I'm also planning four more trips to my new home. I'll be there eleven days before June 8.

Read Last Week
A Gleam of Light by T.J. & M.L. Wolf was a contemporary science fiction/paranormal story that I received for review from the authors. I thought the inclusion of Hopi mythology made the story interesting. My review will be posted on May 6.

Death in the Abstract by Emily Barnes was a nice cozy mystery. I liked the Edina, Minnesota, setting and the fact that the main characters were retirement age. It had a nicely twisty plot and some really quirky characters. My review will be posted on May 11.

Edited Out by E. J. Copperman is a cozy that I got for review from Crooked Lane books. It is next on my stack.

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


  1. Hope the move continues to go smoothly!

    I like the looks of Edited Out and Death in the Abstract from your list. Here's my list for this week:

  2. Sounds like you are fairly well organized with the move. It sure is coming up fast!

  3. A great selection of books this week. Good luck with the packing for your move.

  4. Say You're Sorry is on my list.

    You are making great progress on your packing and sorting. Ten years ago, I did a big move from my house in the foothills, and I still have anxious feelings whenever I start to accumulate I'm sure that another move is in the future. But not for a while, hopefully.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I do not like clutter either. Hopefully all will be cleared up soon.

    It sounds like you are pretty organized.

    ENJOY your last days of teaching. As I mentioned, you will miss it for a bit, but quickly get over it. :)

    Have a terrific week, and thanks for coming by my blog.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  6. One good thing about our recent water disaster is that we have been going through and getting rid of stuff. It feels good to reduce the clutter. Say You're Sorry is on my TBR list.

  7. Both us with our stacks of clutter. We're not allowed to have a rummage sale here — it's against our condo rules. But there's Freecycle and GotJunk. Mostly though we need to get the books into storage so we move the bookcases to do some well needed painted and ceiling work.

    It was a busy week of reading, Girl Scouts, the Mandarin Showcase, and boxing up books. Come see what I'm reading.

  8. Kathy, I hope the move goes smoothly.
    Anyway, I hope you enjoy each of these books. Have a wonderful week. Look forward to your next posts. :)

  9. Nice! Those are new to me ones! Hope you enjoy these as well!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  10. You sure have been busy, I am amazed you had any time to read. Have a great week!

  11. We are getting our house ready for photographing and an open house. So, we are packing the non-essentials months in advance. So, I feel your pain. Have an awesome week, and good luck with all the packing. P.S. I hate clutter too. =)
    Sam @ WLABB

  12. You are getting closer and closer to the end!

  13. It sounds like things are just rolling along! :)

    I always like when I get a book whose MC I can easily identify with. :) Have a great week!

  14. Definitely agree with keeping the car in the garage - hail dents are not fun.

    Hang in there until your garage sale!

  15. Wow! Lots of great books you got there! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my It’s Monday! What are you Reading!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog


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