Monday, October 30, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Oct. 30, 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 picked up my new car on Monday which was just in time. Starting Thursday night and lasting through Friday, Duluth picked up 10.2 inches of snow and had 60 mph wind gusts. This beats a record for October snowfall set in 1939 and is about three weeks earlier than last year's first snow. As I am writing this on Saturday afternoon, it is snowing lightly again. More snow is forecast for Sunday into Monday and Wednesday and Thursday too. Luckily, I don't have to drive anywhere but am comforted to know that I could. A few short trips have put about 30 miles on the odometer of my new car.

I spent the week watching baseball and will continue to watch until the World Series is decided. Go Astros!

I also spent some time this week adding new review books to my stack and my calendar. I had thought that I had no YA books to read until January but added a couple that ended up being READ NOW picks since they are both Nov. 7 releases. I also added a few that will be released in 2018.

This was also a week when I took advantage of Kindle deals for books that I had seen on other people's blogs and been curious about. My To Read list of books I currently have in Kindle or print has ballooned to 2021 titles. 

Read Last Week
Truth Be Told by Kendra Elliot - novella companion to Twisted Truth by Melinda Leigh; review posted on Nov. 7.
An Ancient Peace by Tanya Huff - first in Peacekeepers space opera series; review posted Nov. 22
A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff - second in Peacekeepers space opera series; review posted Nov. 23
Haven by Mary Lindsey - YA Review urban fantasy book; review posted Nov. 15

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne - YA fantasy review book released Nov. 7

Next Week
The Human Division by John Scalzi - on TBR mountain since May 15, 2013; space opera

From the Review Stack:
Lure of Oblivion by Suzanne Wright (Nov. 21)
No Place Like You by Emma Douglas (Dec. 5)
Pathways edited by Mercedes Lackey (Dec. 5)
Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh (Dec. 5)

Reviews Posted

On Ms. Martin Teaches Media:
Golden by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

On Inside of a Dog:
Rituals by Kelley Armstrong
Death at the Emerald by R. J. Koreto
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
Twisted Truth by Melinda Leigh

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

 The Prisoner of Limnos by Lois McMaster Bujold
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
 Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines
Love's Taming by Maryann Jordan
Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Lord of the Bears by Kimber White

New Review:
 Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne (YA, Nov. 7)
Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm (YA, Dec. 19)
The Ambrose Deception by Emily Eaton (YA, Feb. 13)
The Sweetest Kind of Fate by Crystal Cestari (YA, Feb. 13)
The Window by Amelia Brunskill (YA, April 3)

New and Already Read:
A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff
Haven by Mary Lindsey (Nov. 7)
Truth Be Told by Kendra Elliot (Nov. 7)

What was your week like?


  1. Enjoy your new car! I have been seeing Haven everywhere! Hope you love it. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. I love Every Heart a Doorway. Hope you enjoy it as well. Looks like you grabbed some great looking books and glad the car arrived in time!

  3. Surely that is a your TBR really over 2,000 books?! EEEK!

  4. I have quite a few of the same books on my TBR! I have yet to get an accurate count of mine, I'm really afraid to find out, LOL. But I have books stacked everywhere, I really need a bookcase. Congratulations on your new car and good luck to your Astros! Happy Halloween and happy reading!!

  5. That is a lot of snow! It will be on its way to my area soon. Congrats on the new car. I am cheering for the Astros too.

  6. Great on the car....oh no on the snow.

    Good on the organizing.

    I hear you about the TBR's our fun so I just smile. :)

    Thanks for coming by my blog, and stay safe in that early snow fall.


  7. I'm so excited to see you rooting for the Astros! :)

  8. OOh nice! Curious about Haven and Rosemarked!! Hope you enjoy your reads for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Haven looks really good!

    Oh my gosh snow!!! It's headed our way too - I heard it in the forecast. :( Nooooo! Glad you have your new safe car. :)

  10. That was good timing. We got about 9 inches of rain, glad it wasn't snow.

  11. Glad to hear you were able to pick up your new vehicle and it is working out well with the winter weather. You guys got a bit more snow than we did. Have a great week.


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