Monday, January 22, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Jan. 22, 2018)

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...

January is just flying by. All week the forecasts have been predicting a snowstorm for this weekend. The beginning estimate was 21 inches of the stuff along with strong winds. All through the week the forecasts kept changing. Now the forecast is down to at most 1 to 3 inches of snow. I'll have to admit I'm disappointed. Of course, I don't have to go out and drive in snowy conditions in hilly Duluth. Those who do are pleased that the storm is now supposed to be well south of us. I'm writing this Sunday morning where we currently have a mostly cloudy sky and a temperature of 29 with a high of 33 predicted for later in the day.

I'm just reading, doing laundry and waiting for the Vikings' football game this afternoon. After last week's thrilling ending, I can't wait to see what this week brings. I do plan to make a batch of Trisha's Chicken Tortilla Soup this afternoon to have around for lunches, etc. next week. I want to get it done before the game. My brother works 1:30 until 10 PM today so I'll be cheering on my own.

Read Last Week
  • Murder in Bloomsbury by D. M. Quincy - historical mystery. My review will be posted on Feb. 14. 
  • Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda - YA science fiction. My review will be posted on Feb. 14.
    • A Call to Arms by David Weber, Timothy Zahn, and Tom Pope - on TBR mountain since Oct. 2015, this epic science fiction story continues a series about early days on Manticore. It is a prequel series to the Honor Harrington series. My review will be posted on Feb. 15.
    • A Call to Vengeance by David Weber, Timothy Zahn, with Thomas Pope - from my review stack for March 6 release. Third in Manticore Ascendant series. My review will be posted on Feb. 27.
    • Degrees of Separation by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - latest Liaden Universe novella. This one stars a Liaden pastry chef and shows the downside of the clan system. My review has been posted to LibraryThing and GoodReads.
    • Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt - police procedural taking place in Minnesota. My review will be posted on Feb. 17.
    • Written in Red by Anne Bishop - REREAD. Here's my review.
    • Fire and Bone by Rachel A. Marks - YA urban fantasy review books. Celtic mythology, a heroine whose talents come as a secret to her, a love triangle - but an enjoyable start to a new series. My review will be posted on Feb. 16.
    Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop - REREAD of second book in The Others series.

    Next Week

    Adult Books from my review stack:
    YA mostly from my TBR stack:
    Reviews Posted

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

    What was your week like?


    1. The weather can't make up its mind! I'm reading Truly Devious right now. It's good so far. I hope you enjoy it, too.

    2. I enjoyed Lies She Told...and I always love Melinda Leigh's books.

      Hope you weather whatever storms come your way.

      Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    3. Trisha's Chicken Tortilla Soup sounds delish. Going to check out the recipe.

      I do like the snow too...ours actually is melting today. Going to be 62 today - crazy weather.

      Lots of good books to keep you busy if it does snow and you are housebound. :)

      Murder in Bloomsbury is catching my eye.

      Have a good week, and thanks for coming by my blog, Kathy.

    4. The cover of Tess of the Road! Sorry about the Vikings, but good on the snow!

    5. Looks like a good reading week! Thanks for stopping by :)


    6. Wow, what a line up of books. I have Anne Bishop's series on my TBR for some time and I think I moved it up for this year; I'll check as I see you enjoyed book one and all. I'm glad you have productive Sundays that are relaxed also. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

    7. OOh nice! I'm getting myself caught up in Anne's series as well!! Though I am about to interrupt myself because I just got a very, very HIGHLY anticipated read in the mail! Thankfully I'm almost finished with Marked in Flesh! Happy Reading!

      Here's my Monday Wrap-up

      Have a GREAT day!

      Old Follower :)

    8. Glad the storm weakened before it arrived. We missed one too. Sorry about your Vikings.

    9. I just got a copy of School for Psychics, I am looking forward to reading it! And I really need to read Anne Bishop. Maybe this is the year! Have a great, but less snowy, week. :) I have to admit, sometimes the idea of being in a giant snowstorm sounds cool. As long as everyone is safe. :) I think because it reminds me of Little House, favorite books as a kid.

    10. You have so many great books that I don’t know which one to look for first!

    11. Forecasters never seem to get it right. Looks like you have been busy reading.

    12. Wow that's quite a forecast change! All our snow has just about melted with the slight warm up we had and then a bunch of rain overnight and this morning. Now it's foggy out!

      Pitch Dark looks good, as does Truly Devious.

    13. Looks like a fun pile for this week. I've been meaning to get to Murder of Crows for a while now -- thanks for the reminder.

    14. Wow, nice haul of books-- so many I've read or want to read. I enjoy the Others series by Bishop, up to #4 at the moment to read. Also read and enjoyed Little Girl Gone last year, and recently Year One. Thanks for sharing some new titles for me to put on my look for list.

    15. We got missed by the storm too. Just a dusting here. The cover of Pitch Dark in intriguing. Have a good week, happy ready, and sorry about the Vikings, Kathy. :(

    16. Yay, glad that you’re rereading the Others series. I’m planning to read the rest books in the series soon. Enjoy your books. Have a wonderful week. ❤️๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    17. How do you find time to reread? You must really like the series... I will check your reviews. :-)
      You have some variety (as always) in your new books. I enjoyed Steamborn. Haven't read any of the others.
      Hope this week was good to you.

    18. I can understand wishing for a bit more snow. Cast in Deception! I loved it, hope you did, too! And the Others series! Thanks for stopping by! happy reading!


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