Monday, April 16, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 16, 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...

New week, same old weather. It was cold and snowed again a couple of days this week. Most of the new snow melted the same day and some of the old snow is finally melting away. Forecast is calling for 5 - 8 inches of snow from Saturday afternoon to Monday morning. Right now (Saturday morning) the wind is howling which is a good thing because it is pushing the bulk of the snow south. Central Minnesota is expecting between 12 and 18 inches of snow this weekend.

My brother was sick last Sunday; he thought it was food poisoning. Unfortunately, he was wrong as I caught the same thing on Friday and still don't feel very well. All I felt like doing was laying on the couch and reading some comfort books.

My Beginner's Chair Yoga class was cancelled for lack of enrollment. So I was switched into Beginning Soma Yoga which was interesting. I bought myself a yoga mat and will be going on Tuesday afternoon until the end of May.

Read Last Week
The Game Can't Love You Back by Karole Cozzo - review to be posted May 11
The Queen of Sorrow by Sarah Beth Durst - review to be posted May 12
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson - review to be posted May 16

After finishing these review books, I got sucked back into reading The Others series by Anne Bishop. I was only going to read Written in Red but couldn't stop until I finished the series again.
Written in Red by Anne Bishop
Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong (May 22)

Next Week
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton (June 5)
How We Roll by Natasha Friend (June 5)
Triple Crown by Felix Francis (mine - added 4/18/17)
Montana by Gwen Florio (mine - added 2/15/18)

Reviews Posted

On Inside of a Dog:
The Viridian Convict by Sam York 
Whispers of the Dead by Spencer Kope
Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope
Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs
Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet

On Ms. Martin Teaches Media:
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

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

Wild Hearts by Kimber White
Lock In by John Scazi

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong (May 22)
A Merciful Silence by Kendra Elliot (June 19)

What was your week like?


  1. I hope you and your brother have a better week. Yoga is something I should seriously consider...I need to stop thinking and actually do something about it. Snow...what more can I say? Great books and have a happy reading week.

  2. Sorry you and your brother were both sick. That is too bad about chair yoga. I wish there was a class around here for that so I could take my mom, I don't think she could get up once on the floor with regular yoga.Have a nice week!

  3. I hope you feel better soon and all that snow melts away! I love reading a good book under a warm blanket when I'm sick. I'm curious about John Scalzi's new book. Take care!

  4. Sorry to hear that you are under the weather! I hope the snow misses you. Surprisingly, our temps are up this week and that should (hopefully) melt the rest of the snow. I was on a roll catching up with The Others series, but I've picked up some sci-fi/horror lately and have taken a bit of a break from it. I think I'll read the next one in the series in May. Happy reading!

  5. I hope you both are doing better.

    Uggghh on the snow.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

  6. Oh, I hope you feel better this week...and enjoy those books, all of which are new to me. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. The Scalzi book looks amazing. Enjoy!

  8. Enjoy your yoga class. Our pool class has been doing water yoga. It is fun, very different. I need to keep going with the Mercy series.

  9. Ugh this weather. We actually had school called off today due to ice. Hope you are feeling better. I had a bit of a sore throat and was like oh great, I'm getting sick, but thankfully it seemed to pass.

    Looks like a bunch of good books! Queen of Sorrow, The Viridian Convict... both look promising. The Durst series I need to read...

  10. Aftermath is on my list ... well everything Armstrong writes is on my list. LOL

  11. Oohhh Aftermath!! I LOVE Kelley's books!! Even if I am behind on a few! Lol! Loving her standalones though! Makes me feel less bad about being behind because it's easy to get caught up by choosing titles at random! Lol!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  12. It seems like this is the winer that will never end! I'd like to find a regular yoga class... my SIL was recommending chair yoga. That was the first I'd heard of it. So many interesting books in your stack - enjoy!

  13. I love my yoga class. I hope you do, too.

    How long this winter has been! It went down into the 40’s last night. That is odd.

    Have a great week!

  14. Sorry to hear that you both were sick. I hope you're feeling better. Laying around reading sounds good to me, not the sick part though. :) Good for you taking yoga classes. I need to do something like that to get my body moving.

    Have a good week and happy reading!

  15. I'm sorry you and your brother have been sick. I hope you're doing better.

  16. An entire series in a week, plus more? That's impressive!

  17. Sounds like a really great week besides the snow and such! Go the Others week! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  18. Comfort reads are good at least. Hope you're both feeling better soon!

  19. This weather - I am so done with it! I am sorry that you got sick. :( The flu needs to go away too!

    Aftermath looks awesome! And the Wind Lake Wolves series sounds interesting too.

  20. A yoga class sounds really great. I hope you enjoy it!


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