Monday, August 21, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 21, 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.

I will be combining my YA and adult reading and purchases on this one weekly roundup. YA and middle grade reviews will still be posted on  Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.

Other Than Reading...

This past week felt like a week filled with errands. On Wednesday, my brother and I had a list: go pay for my new TV, shop for a new chair for my living room, and pick out light fixtures for our new garage. After throwing in lunch at Culver's, it took all day but everything got done.

On Thursday, we met at the Locust Street house for a final clean-out. We discovered that a number of boxes that were stored under the eaves had not been pulled out for the sale. I discovered 4 boxes of my books that I had put there more than 20 years ago. Large assortment of Star Trek paperbacks, anyone? I also discovered a box labelled China Cabinet which I am still digging into and some boxes from my mother including some hats from the 1940s and 1950s and other assorted stuff like fancy serving dishes and dresser sets. These are all interesting -- but what am I supposed to do with them? They are all sitting around at the new house until I decide. We also hauled the extra snowblower from Locust Street to the new house. And, finally, a pickup truck load went to Waste Management either to be in the reuse area or to be trashed.

Meanwhile, they have started work on our new garage. One day this past week they came with heavy equipment to break up and haul out the old slab. The next day the guy who did the framing for the concrete for the new garage showed up at 7:30 in the morning. On Friday, they poured the new slab and apron. We're told that, weather permitting, they will build the new garage this coming week. After that the electrician will be coming in to get us power, lights, and outlets. Not yet scheduled are the people who will install the new garage door opener. Then that garage will be finished and we will have a moving day to get much of the clutter in our current garage transferred over.

I have a friend coming to visit this coming week. We plan to do things like hanging pictures and organizing in the house as well as the usual tourist things you do for visitors. In the past, we have binge watched various television series but all the ones we watched are over. I'm not sure what we will be watching but I'm sure there will be screen time. After having much of last week off, unfortunately my brother has to work almost every day this week. I'm sure my friend and I can work around his schedule and still do some fun things.

Read Last Week
Refuge for Masteminds by Kathleen Baldwin - review on Ms. Martin Teaches Media Sept. 8
Penric's Fox by Lois McMaster Bujold - reviewed this week
All the Secret Places by Anna Carlisle - review on Inside of a Dog Sept. 9
The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner - review on Ms. Martin Teaches Media Sept. 11
Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones - review on Ms. Martin Teaches Media Sept. 13
The Last Move by Mary Burton - review on Inside of a Dog Sept. 13

I just started A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess which is the second book in the Kingdom on Fire trilogy.

Next Week

These review books are next on the calendar:

Stolen Secrets by L. B. Schulman
Find Me by Tiffany Snow
Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh
The Hunt by Chloe Neill
Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris
Her Last Goodbye by Melinda Leigh

Reviews Posted
Iron Lake by William Kent Kruger
White Hot by Ilona Andrews
Penric's Fox by Lois McMaster Bujold

Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

See the pretty covers? I wanted print copies to go along with my Kindle copies of Anne Bishop's The Others series. Since I want matching books, I need to wait until the one published this Spring is published in paperback. I already have the Kindle copy.

Other new books:
 Rituals by Kelley Armstrong
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn
Wolf Hunt by Paige Tyler

New Review:
Her Last Goodbye by Melinda Leigh (Sept. 26)
Find Me by Tiffany Snow (Sept. 19)
The Last Move by Mary Burton (Sept. 19)
Osiris by Eric C. Anderson (Sept. 12)

What was your week like?


  1. The hats sound wonderful. I am sure a community theater group would put them to good use. Have a great week!

  2. It is amazing the things you find tucked away in corners when you've lived in a house for a few years...or more.

    When I moved house after living there 13 years, there were a lot of things to clear out of attic corners, etc.

    Enjoy looking things over...and beginning again.

    The books look good. I like the look of Her Last Goodbye. I'm behind on my Melinda Leigh books. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Glad to see you added the Others series, it's awesome, Kathy. I hope you enjoy it. :)

    Have a wonderful week and happy reading.

  4. OOoh nice!! I enjoyed A Poison Dark and Drowning! And I really really need to get caught back up with The Others! So behind! Again! Lol!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I'm hoping to read Rituals soon too -- I can't quite decide if I want to listen or read. Oh, and I just realized I might be a book behind. So maybe I'll just be catching up. :)

    Boy you have been busy. I hope you find some treasures in those boxes.

  6. I think the books you read last week all look quite interesting! Some I would like to find out more about. Thanks for visiting my reading list this morning!

  7. You may have some undiscovered treasures in those boxes! Maybe you will make a boatload of money. Wouldn't that be fun?

  8. How fun to find a box filled with mementos. Quite a few of these books are on my TBR list.

  9. So much going on! I remember all the old Star trek books I had. :) Lots of good looking books. The Last Move and Martians Abroad both look good to me.

  10. It's fun to discover unopened boxes from the past. You never know what you'll uncover and it brings back memories!

    I've read the first 3 of The Others, and I do like those matching covers. Your suspense titles-- Carlisle, Burton etc. are right up my alley for enjoyment.

    Have a good week and thanks for sharing your haul!

  11. I'm intrigued by Messner's book

  12. A Poison Dark and Drowning looks great and it's the first time I've heard of it. I will have to check it out.

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  13. Found an old box of books - what fun. The hats sound fun too.
    You have quite a stack of new books. I hope you enjoy all of your new books. Happy reading!


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