Monday, February 12, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 12, 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...

This week seemed filled with doctor's visits. I had my annual physical where my doctor and I changed some of my medications and she reiterated the need for me to do some daily exercise. Then I visited an audiologist to have my hearing tested for the first time. As I suspected, I have some hearing loss which is why I have a hard time hearing the dialog on some television programs. She said I could get hearing aids if it really bothered me but it doesn't. I'll try a couple of the other techniques she suggested.

I did get up to the Mall and walk a few days this week and should go yet today. The weather is cold but clear and sunny so I really have no excuse to stay home beyond laziness and good books.

Read Last Week

  • Under the Shadows by Gwen Florio (March 8) - Kirkus gave this one a starred review and I agree. I liked it so much that I bought the four other books in the series. My review will be posted on March 10.
  • Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown (March 13) - This funny cozy was so entertaining that I bought the earlier books in the series to have more fun. My review will be posted on March 8.
  • Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman (March 13) - was a fascinating historical mystery that is the first in a new series. My review will be posted on March 7.

  • The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller (March 6) was a middle grade story about a young girl trying to deal with her mother's mental illness. My review will be posted on March 2.
  • The Final Six by Alexandra Monir (March 6) was another science fiction story where a group of kids need to save the world (Seems like I've read quite a few with this theme lately). My review will be posted on March 7.
  • Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry (TBR pile) was another heart-wrenching romance with wonderful characters. My review will be posted on March 9.

Deja Moo by Kirsten Weiss (March 8) is a cozy from NetGalley.

Next Week

Reviews Posted

On Inside of a Dog:

On Ms. Martin Teaches Media:

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

This was a bad week for TBR mountain. I read a number of books that were parts of series and felt the need to own the rest of the series.

Because I read The Policeman's Daughter by Trudy Nan Boyce, I really needed

Because I read Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown, I really needed

Because I read Under the Shadows by Gwen Florio, I really needed

The rest are on order but haven't arrived yet.
I'm still building my Lori Foster collection, these were Kindle deals:

Into the Fire by Elizabeth Moon also adds to a collection I'm building.

Keeper Copies

  • Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop - I read the eARC, have the Kindle, and needed this print copy because of its lovely cover.
  • Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce - I read the eARC but wanted a finished copy for my keeper shelf.
  • The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley - This was a daily deal Kindle copy. I already have this book in print.


What was your week like?


  1. The Lola Wicks series sounds like something I'd enjoy! I've never heard of Gwen Florio, but have add the first in the series to my Goodreads list.

    My husband and I have been using closed captioning /subtitles on all our movies and tv series for years! We are both a bit hard of hearing, but can't bring ourselves to spend a fortune on hearing aids. :) Good luck with your doctor's recommendations.

  2. WOW!!

    Tons of FAB books.

    I LOVED The Broken Girls.

    Lethal in Old Lace looks good too.

    ENJOY your week.

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! I truly appreciate the interest. Hugs, Duffy

  3. Wow! So many good books here. I've actually been told to read Tamora Pierce before but I have yet to pick up one of her books. Maybe this will be the year I give her a try. I also wrote down a few other titles here so I will be doing some book browsing later! Enjoy your week and thank you for visiting my blog. :)

  4. The Final Six looks like something I might like.

  5. I love having books I loved and have a wonderful cover like Etched in Bone. All the best with that pesky walking!!

  6. Maybe listening to audiobook while walking would help! It is one of my favorite things to do for exercise. Hope to get a start on the Morgan Dane series shortly.

  7. What about a treadmill? Then you could read while you walk! That’s what I do and I can walk for hours! Enjoy your lovely books!

  8. You are lucky to live near the mall so you can walk, although with the flu so widespread, I would skip the exercise and stay away from germs. Have a nice week!

  9. This is a great list, I see a few I'll be adding to my TBR
    Here's what we're reading:

  10. Great haul! So many tempting books. I also need to schedule my annual physical...and my doctor will also emphasize daily exercise.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. You got through quite a few books last week, that's awesome. Have a great week.

  12. Some good looking books there! I like walking the mall when we're up north for the winter, but it's quite a drive and sometimes the weather isn't the best. The treadmill is another option... I can walk and watch Netflix! Have a good week.

  13. I hope your change in medication isn't too hard of an adjustment for you. Happy reading!

  14. OOh very nice! I'm curious about The Broken Girls! Can't wait to read your review! Hope you enjoy this week's reads!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  15. The sun finally came out here and it was nice! Now if we could just warm up a bit more...

    Martians Abroad has an amazing cover. I like the look of LAst Girl Gone and Read and Gone too.

  16. It looks like you got a lot of reading done. Enjoy your new books. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  17. I just downloaded Read and Gone from NetGalley, and I'm having to force myself not to read it yet! I've also been meaning to try a Duffy Brown book.

  18. Gwen Florio is new to me. Must remember her.

  19. Wow, thank you so much for reviewing Lethal In Old Lace and then picking up the backlist! That you had fun with Reagan and auntie KiKi made my day! Thanks tons. Hugs, Duffy .

  20. My husband has been walking in Walmarts - we don't have a local mall. He is encouraging me to to get out walking too.
    How nice to pick up the backlists (or next in series) when you enjoy the authors' current books. That's a good recommendation. I have been eyeing the Duffy Brown books and Read and Gone. Enjoy all of your new books!

  21. Oh, doctors appointments! But books! Royal Bastards sounds really good! And of course, the Others series! They have pretty great covers, but the hair doesn't match the events of the books! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  22. I need to get out and excercise more. My husband goes running at 5 am, which sounds like torture, but I could try going for a walk later on in the day. It's hard sometimes to make room though! :) You have a ton of great looking books listed!


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