Monday, July 16, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 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...

I had a great visit with a friend this week. She arrived Monday afternoon and left Thursday evening. We talked and talked, ate out, visited the casino, watched DVDs, and played computer games. What I didn't get a chance to do was read.

Once she left, all the late nights caught up with me and I spent Friday and the weekend mostly lying on the couch napping and reading. I did go to the Greek Festival on Saturday afternoon and stock up on Greek food. I got a lamb dinner, a souvlaki dinner, and a gyro to feed my brother and I this weekend. One thing I've noticed about Duluth is a lack of Greek food. Rochester had a couple of nice Greek restaurants. Duluth has a couple of places to get gyros but no other Greek food.

This week will be filled with festivities centering around my 50th high school class reunion. Most things are grouped around the weekend. I'm hoping to do some reading during the first part of the week. However, I'll probably be reading The Others series by Anne Bishop instead of the books that are on my calendar.

Read Last Week

If you can't wait until the review shows up on my blog, reviews are posted to LibraryThing and Goodreads as soon as I write them (usually right after I finish reading a book.)
  • These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch - First book in a new YA Epic fantasy series. My review will be posted on August 1.
  • Written in Red by Anne Bishop - re-read from my Keeper Shelves.
Nine by Zach Hines (August 7)
Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Next Week
 The Point by John Dixon (August 7)
The Body at the Tower by Y. S. Lee (Mine)
Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber (Mine)
#murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil (August 7)
Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill (August 14)
Shadowspell by Jenna Black (Mine)

Reviews Posted

On Inside of a Dog:
Lovers and Ladies by Jo Beverley
The Disappearing by Lori Roy
Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

On Ms. Martin Teaches Media:
When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn
Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen

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

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Under Fire by Scarlett Cole
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater - autographed and a gift from my friend

The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas (Oct. 2)
Wolf Rising by Paige Tyler (Oct. 30)

What was your week like?


  1. Love friend sounds like yours was great.

    Greek food is so good.

    ENJOY this week, and happy reading.

  2. You have a nice variety of books....enjoy! When you mentioned Greek food, I was reminded of my trip a couple of years ago to the coastal community where my youngest son lives...they have a lovely Greek restaurant.

    Maybe I should visit again!

    Enjoy your week...and your reunion. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Wow, what a great list of books! I see several I need to take a look at. Thanks for the share. And have fun at the reunion! (I skipped my 50th - now I'm a little regretful about that.)

  4. I've been wanting to read the Y. S. Lee Agency books since I saw them mentioned in one of Vicki Delany's Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries. They look great. Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal is also on my TBR list.

    Happy Reading!

  5. The Greek festivals around here are in the fall--Labor Day Weekend in Marlboro and October at the local Greek church. It's fun to taste how they each make the same dishes. I'm thinking if I retire to the Outer Banks I can open a little restaurant called Just Like Yia-Yia's.

    Not much into urban fantasy, but I hear Anne Bishop creates great worlds. Shelter in Place sounds interesting.

    Hope you have a great week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. I've heard a lot about #MurderTrending and I'm looking forward to reading some reviews of it!

  7. Ooh nice! I can't wait for Sara's new book! I finally finished her first trilogy so I can be set to go for this one! Lol! Hope you enjoy your reads for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. It sounds like you had a fun and busy week too! If you ever make it to Detroit, (if you haven't been) we have a ton of really great Greek restaurants! Delicious.

    Have a great week!

  9. Glad you had a great visit with your friend. I have to miss my 40th class reunion due to an out of state wedding. Oh well.. Hope this week is filled with plenty of reading.

  10. Sounds like you had a great visit! And yay for Greek food - I love it whenever I can get it (and yeah finding good places can be tough).

  11. I’m glad you had fun with your friend. I’ve never tried Greek food. My mom hated the smell of it (and of Indian food). She didn’t allow it in the house when we were growing up. I’ve never lived in a place with Greek restaurants, so I still haven’t tried it. Have a good week and enjoy your books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  12. It sounds like you had an amazing week. You have a lucky friend. :)

  13. So excited about the Tyler Doesn't she have great covers?

    And oh how wonderful to get to visit with your friend like that :)


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