Monday, October 9, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Oct. 9, 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...

The Locust Street house is getting closer to closing. Fingers crossed, the closing has been scheduled for Friday at 10 AM. This week saw more mold abatement and a new round of mold tests which, thankfully, came out clear.

My townhouse will be getting new carpeting this week and a minor price change in hopes that it will draw more interest and finally get sold.

The new house had landscaping done this week to deal with way overgrown shrubbery and to landscape around the new garage. We still need to find and hire someone to grind out the stumps of the trees that were removed near the new garage.

I've been watching The Voice and lots and lots of playoff baseball games. I also got a lot of reading done this week and some work on setting up posts on my blogs. I'm filling in my November calendar and have lots of empty spaces for books from my TBR mountains. I just have to choose which ones I feel like reading.

Read Last Week
Mind Game by Iris Johansen - 22nd in the Eve Duncan series - posted Oct. 19
Fate by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - on TBR mountain since 2010 - posted Oct. 20
 Make It Count by Tamar Sloan - review YA - great story - posted Oct. 18
Blade Bound by Chloe Neill - final book in Chicagoland Vampire series - posted Oct. 21
 The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi - begins a new space opera series - posted Oct. 28
Death at the Emerald by R. J. Koreto - 3rd Lady Frances Ffolkes historical mystery - posted Oct. 26
The Wicker King by K. Ancrun - DNF - couldn't get into the style or the frequently changing viewpoint characters

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Next Week

Review Stack
 Unholy City by Carrie Smith (Nov. 7) - 3rd Claire Codella Mystery
Much Ado About Murder by Elizabeth J. Duncan (Nov. 7) - 3rd Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery

TBR Mountain
India Black by Carol K. Carr - since March 14, 2011
The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress - since Dec. 12, 2012

Reviews Posted

On Inside of a Dog:
 Death Overdue by Allison Brook
Osiris by Eric C. Anderson

On Ms. Martin Teaches Media:
Berserker by Emmy Laybourne
The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg

Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
 Werewolf Boxed Set by Anne Marsh - Kindle free
Halayda by Sarah Delena White - saw on another blog
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli - saw on another blog
No Place Like You by Emma Douglas (Dec 5) - new review book from NetGalley

What was your week like?


  1. In Other Lands looks good. Sorry about the mold situation.

  2. So many good books! Enjoy your reading.

  3. You have a nice eclectic haul, and I'm so tempted to start the Eve Duncan series, as those books look very tempting.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Good luck with the houses, and let's hope for a violence-free week!

  4. Great news on your houses.

    ENJOY your books and reading week.


  5. I don't envy you work on the much done and to be done. And trying to sell another?

  6. I've been meaning to try one of the Shakespeare in the Catskills books. I'll have to come back and read your review of Much Ado About Murder.

  7. Good luck on the houses. I love the covers of your books!

  8. Very nice! I enjoyed Blade Bound! Thought it was one of the best series enders I've read! Sooo excited for the spinoff series now! It's not even really goodbye at this point!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. I had no clue until today that you were Miss Martin! I love that blog. I have been more of a stalker on it!

  10. I bet you are getting so much reading done now you are retired. It seems like your houses are taking up a lot of your time, though. Let's hope the old sells quickly.

  11. Hope everything going smoothly with both houses, though it sounds like you are making good progress on each of them to get them sold. I need to do some blog posts this week, but it's finding the motivation to do them that's been my issue, been putting some of them off for weeks already.

  12. Oo lots of fun looking books!! India Black and The Friday Society in particular grab my interest. I love steampunk stuff. :)

  13. Hopefully soon your home will sell! I've been disappointed by the latest Eve Duncan books, but am sure I will give this one chance.

  14. I think I have Fate in a box in the basement somewhere! I want to read the Chicagoland Vampires series. Lots of cute cozies you have there!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

  15. Your life sounds busy! Hope the closing went as scheduled.
    I see we have some of the same books - although you got to Mind Games and The Collapsing Empire way before I will. :-)
    You have some other titles I have eyed at NetGalley. I hope you enjoy them with Happy Reading!


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