Monday, August 28, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 28, 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... 

I had a friend come to visit from Monday through Thursday. We didn't do much but caught up on each other's lives, played computer games, cooked and went out to eat. We also started watching Midnight Texas. We caught up on all the episodes to date. I'll be able to continue watching but she doesn't have cable TV and won't.

I got almost no reading done both because I was busy but also because both the books I was trying to read didn't capture my attention enough for me to prioritize reading. I normally really enjoy Nalini Singh's books but the newest one was a bit of a slog. I think it was because my Kindle copy had pale gray text on a white background and just took a lot of work to see the words.

I received the paperwork for the closing on my townhouse on Wednesday and spent some time signing, getting them notarized and sending them off by FedEx only to get a call on Saturday morning that the buyer had cancelled the sale. He gave no reason. I'll get to keep his earnest money but am back to ground zero. I could sue him but that means hiring a lawyer and waiting for a court date and court decision. Meanwhile, the house is sitting unsold and I'm still paying insurance, utilities, and association fees. Therefore, the house will go back on the market on Monday. Hopefully, I'll find a more committed buyer.

We will be closing on the Locust Street house on Monday. We'll be down to owning two houses, which is better than three, but I'm disappointed that I won't be finished with my townhouse. 

Read Last Week
The Last Move by Mary Burton - review posted Sept. 13 on Inside of a Dog
Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris - review posted Sept. 16 on Inside of a Dog
Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh - review posted on Inside of a Dog Sept. 21
A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess - review posted on Ms. Martin Teaches Media Sept. 15

Stolen Secrets by L. B. Schulman (Sept. 19)

Next Week

From TBR mountain:
Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead
Buried Heart by Kate Elliott
Rituals by Kelley Armstrong

Review books:
Find Me by Tiffany Snow (Sept. 19)
The Hunt by Chloe Neill (Sept. 26)
Her Last Goodbye by Melinda Leigh (Sept. 26)

Reviews Posted

Ms. Martin Teaches Media
Mask of Shadows by Lynsey Miller

Inside of a Dog
Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis
A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
Venturess by Betsy Cornwell 
Osiris by Eric C. Anderson (print review copy to go with last week's Kindle copy)
Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lori Leigh (Dec. 5) from NetGalley

What was your week like?


  1. I do hope you will find a more ethical buyer! I am in the same position but awaiting a final decision from the buyer. Crossing my fingers here!

  2. You have some interesting looking reads coming up. I especially like the cover of Osiris. Enjoy.

  3. That's terrible about the person backing out. I never knew you could.

    Hopefully someone will come along.

    ENJOY your reading week this week. Hope this week is better for you reading wise.


  4. Oh, that sucks when escrow is almost done and the buyer backs out. That happened to me during my first escrow in my foothill ruined a lot of plans, as I was hoping to move up north to a home I had picked out.

    Best of luck next time.

    I am curious about Her Last Goodbye.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. Sorry the house sale did not go through, what a disappointment. I'll most likely buy the new Nalini Singh book, in fact I must order it in time for her to sign it.

  6. I'm sorry the buyer backed out. That's awful. Hope it will all work out eventually.

    The Mary Burton book looks great. I hope you have a great week.

  7. Nice! I am SO behind on Nalini's series! It's going to be daunting to get caught up!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. Bummer on the house. The earnest money should help take the sting away, but still! Glad you had a good visit with a friend.

  9. Sorry to hear about the house deal. Hope another buyer shows up soon. Sounds like you had a nice visit with your friend. Her Last Goodbye is on my TBR list Love the Snowspelled cover.

  10. Seems you always have a book or two tha catches my eye. Stolen secrets and Snowspelled both have lovely covers, and I see Venturess is by Betsy Cornwell. I read her book Tides but I haven't read any of her since...

  11. You have a lot of interesting books coming up. Looks like they'll keep you plenty busy.

  12. Oh no that is awful about the house sale! That really sucks.

    It sounds like you had a great time with your friend - there is something about just hanging out with a friend that makes life better.

    I can't wait to read Rituals! And Snowspell looks good too.

  13. I'm so sorry your deal on the townhouse fell through. Everyone seems to be watching Midnight, Texas. I'm going to have to give it a watch this week. It sounds like you have a perfect visit with your friend. :)


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