Monday, March 26, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 26, 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 was another quiet week. The skies were grey and gloomy most of the week with the temperature struggling to reach the 30s and a brisk wind off Lake Superior cooling things down. Next week is supposed to begin with snow but only 2-4 inches and then turning to rain as the temperatures warm up. Luckily, I don't need to go anywhere until my eye doctor's appointment later in the week.

I discovered Anne Bishop's fandom on Facebook this week and have been spending a lot of time talking with other people who are as enthusiastic as I am about her Others series. Those fans made me curious about some of her earlier books. So I bought the first books in her other three series. The Kindle ones are list below but I'm still waiting for the one I ordered through Amazon Marketplace.

I'm excited for the official start of the baseball season this coming week even though I have been enjoying Spring Training games on MLB network already. I can't wait to follow my Atlanta Braves.

In reading, I am currently trying to lower my stack of May review book releases. All of the books I read this week came from my review stacks. I have four more review books to read to finish out my April calendar. I also spent some time setting up my posts for May including writing and scheduling my Teaser Tuesday/First Paragraph and Book Beginnings/Friday 56 posts for May. This week I'll also be writing my State of the Stack post which summarizes the whole review book thing from new additions to the stack, ones patiently waiting, and those I've finally read.

Read Last Week
  • The Viridian Convct by Sam York was a hard-boiled science fiction story set on a prison moon. My review will be posted on April 10 - it's release day.
  • A Town Called Vengeance by Kevin Wolf combined werewolves and a Western in an engaging story. My review will be posted on April 18.
  • Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen is the latest Eve Duncan thriller. My review will be posted on April 19.
  • What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka is the second book starring troubled private investigator Roxane Weary. My review will be posted on April 21.
  • Beyond the Pale by Clare O'Donohue stars two college professors who volunteer to do an errand for an old friend and find themselves the focus of three groups of spies and/or criminals in Ireland. My review will be posted on April 25.
  • White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig was a YA thriller starring a gay young man who has one night to prove that his half-sister didn't murder her boyfriend. My review will be posted on April 20. 
  • The Outcast by Taran Matharu is a prequel to the Summoner trilogy. I loved everything but the last two chapters. My review will be posted on April 25.
Pairing a Deception by Nadine Nettmann is a cozy mystery from my review stack being released on May 8.

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?

I bought all of these this week. They are now living on my Kindle.
What was your week like?


  1. It sounds like you're working through your review titles at a steady pace. And isn't it lovely connecting with others who love the same author/book series that you do.

    A wonderful week to you; bookish & otherwise.

  2. What You Want to See and Beyond the Pale look VERY good.

    ENJOY your week.

  3. I always love to see what you are reading. I'm especially interested in the mysteries with a book setting. I think I'll read some of these after I retire.

  4. Lost Crow Conspiracy is on my list. I was thinking of doing a quick re-read of the first one.

  5. Hi,
    Love all the book covers. Will be checking the out. Have a great day!

  6. Interesting choices you have here! And just like last week I'm off to read one of your review since the cover is quite interesting :D

    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. So many lovely books. The Lies They Tell caught my eye. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. Ooh nice! All totally new to me reads! Hope you enjoyed and enjoy them all!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. I like the look of Pairing a Deception - a cozy mystery and wine sounds good to me :) We're pretty close to spring training stadiums for both the Twins and Red Socks... always fun to take in a game. Have a good week!

  10. It's fun that you found that FB fan page for Anne Bishop. Enjoy your new books!

  11. I always like discovering people who love the same books that I do. Nobody in my real life reads, so I have to rely on the internet for bookish friends. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  12. Hard to believe that baseball season is starting so soon. Looking forward to the Amanda Quick book.

  13. The weather has been slow to turn spring like here too, although the sun was out more over the weekend. Hope you warm up there soonish! I've been seriously thinking of trying Anne Bishop's books at some point.

    I'm curious about The Viridian Convict, and Pairing A Deception looks fun.

  14. Better Off Dead and the Amanda Quick books look so good. Enjoy them. I love baseball. I'm a Yankee fan and I can't wait for the start of the season. Have a great week!

  15. My husband has been enjoying the Red Sox practice games.

  16. Go everything to do with Anne Bishop! And there's some pretty amazing books! Like The Last Wolf, Dark in Death, The Lies They Tell, and Shattered Mirror! Looks like a good few weeks! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  17. Oh fun on trying some of her backlist. I hope you enjoy them!


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