Monday, November 27, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Nov. 27, 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...

My brother and I had a quiet Thanksgiving. With his work schedule, we decided to do our turkey dinner on Friday and are still working our way through the leftovers despite only cooking a turkey breast. I stayed away from any shopping venue all weekend because there was nothing in the ads that I wanted or needed and I can shop any weekday between now and Christmas without battling crowds.

I spent some time this week catching up posting reviews on Amazon and planning out blog posts through the first week in January. I also read. I tackled a 700 page book to start my week which actually took me a few days to read. I read a new arrival that is being published on Jan. 2 which I found to be a slow read because I'm not a big fan of STAR WARS or comic books or books that pay homage to them. Then I read a chick lit romance which I really enjoyed.

This coming week has The Voice and not much else I plan to watch on TV. I don't plan to do any more original cooking until all the Thanksgiving leftovers and other leftovers are finished. I did make Trisha's Chicken Tortilla Soup this week which was excellent but, even after two meals so far, we still have a couple more meals to go.

Read Last Week


Next Week

I know I won't get to all of these but these are the ones I plan to read to finish my December calendar (and the first few days of January too.)
Reviews Posted

On Ms. Martin Teaches Media:
On Inside of a Dog:
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

These are listed by the date I got them.
What was your week like?


  1. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! I like the quiet ones myself. I don't do Black Friday either.

    Black Star Renegades looks curious, as does Unearthed and the Tanya Hufff books. I read the other two books in the Gleason series but not that one...

  2. Wow, I have 4 of these on my TBR already, now I have 2 more!!LOL Thanks for stopping by-have a great week!!

  3. Your Thanksgiving sounds great...I like quiet time for reading...and leftovers.

    I hate crowds, too, and have avoided the stores so far.

    I am eager to get a copy of Lisa Gardner's newest book. And I loved The House on Tradd Street.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. Sounds like a very nice Thanksgiving weekend. I'm with you avoiding shopping on Black Friday... can't stand the crowds! Have a good week and thanks for visiting my blog today.

  5. I refuse to go shopping on Black Friday! The sales aren't worth the stress of the crowds. So glad you had a good holiday.

  6. Your quiet Thanksgiving sounds lovely! And I am not a Black Friday shopper either, at least now outside my home. Lol. I do some online shopping however. :) Have a great week!

  7. Looks like a great reading week! I love the cover for that Kristan Higgins book. I've read a couple of titles by her, and I keep meaning to read more.

  8. Just finished up our left overs today. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. A new Lauren Willig book! Gotta get than one for sure. Also looking forward Look For Me! Have a great week.

  9. I don't shop on black Friday or the weekend either. I do most of my shopping online, and I am still waiting on lists from my sluggish adult kids...LOL. You had a good week. I've read many Karen White stand alone books, but not her Tradd street series. I think I have one or two. Have a wonderful week.

  10. I didn't do any shopping this past weekend either. I don't like crowds or fighting for bargains. The Karen White book looks good. I've been wanting to try her books. Hope you have a great week!

  11. Unearthed looks good. Come see what I'm reading this last week of November.

  12. I did lots of shopping and ended up spending more than the budget which sucks. I’m thoughtful when it come stop shopping but with the wedding and traveling it was hard to stay to the budget especially nearing Christmas.

    I hope you enjoy your new books and have a wonderful week. 😁❤️

  13. I need to catch up on my Amazon reviews too. I've had my eye on The English Wife. I hope you enjoy it.

  14. We didn't go shopping on Black Friday, but then again we live 4 hours away from the city, so it's a long way to save a few bucks. Enjoy your week.

  15. Sounds like a pretty relaxing Thanksgiving, hope you enjoyed it!

    I loved Dragon Blood and Unearthed, and I really hope that you do/did, too! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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