Monday, August 27, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 27, 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 landscapers did come and replace our sagging retaining wall. They also planted most of the plants I wanted. However, I'll need to wait until Spring for my two new apple trees. They forgot to tag them as mine when I accepted the bid in June. Now I have a week or so of daily watering so that the plants take and then 3 - 4 times a week watering until the growing season ends.We have been sadly lacking in rainfall in August and could use a few days of a good, soaking rain.

It's hard to believe that it is almost the end of August. I am going to skip around on my reading calendar to finish all of my September review books before the end of the month. Then I'll go back and read the books from TBR mountain that I put on my September calendar. I just noticed that I have 20 October Review books coming up. I should begin them this week too. However, Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews which I ordered on Dec. 28, 2017 will be downloading to my Kindle on Tuesday and I intend to read it this week too.

I had my semi-annual dentist appointment for a cleaning and exam this past week. A small cavity was discovered. I have an appointment this week to fix it. Otherwise my week is empty of appointments and should be quiet. I do have to prepare my State of the Stack post toward the end of the week which usually takes a couple of hours. 

I also plan to watch lots of baseball. To the surprise of many, my Atlanta Braves are holding on to first place in their Division. I hope that they continue to play as well as they have been this season and just know that it is my watching all of the games that has them playing so well. ;-)

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.)
  • Red Waters Rising by Laura Anne Gilman - conclusion to Devil's West trilogy. My review will be posted Sept. 10.
  • The Deepest Roots by Mirana Asebedo - Review, YA, paranormal mystery. My review will be posted on Sept. 12.
  • The Guilty Dead by P. J. Tracy - Review, mystery. My review will be posted on Sept. 12.
  • Intercepted by Alexa Martin - Review, romance. My review will be posted on Sept. 13.
  • The Storm Runner by J. C. Cervantes - Review, YA, fantasy. My review will be posted on Sept. 14.
  • What I've Done by Melinda Leigh - Review, romantic suspense/thriller. My review will be posted on Sept. 19.

Next Week

Reviews Posted

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Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
What was your week like?


  1. I just finished my September reviews...yay! But I had kept my calendar small...and only have two in October. I need to stay away from NetGalley!

    Enjoy your week...I love Melinda Leigh's books, and I want to catch up on them. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  2. I've been wanting to read Katie Ruggle's books. They look so good. Hope you have a great week!

  3. You have lots of interesting-looking books including Intercepted!

  4. Lots of interesting books. I actually am not familiar with any of them.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

    Thanks for coming by my blog.

  5. Nice! Some new to me ones there!! I still need to read The Midnight Jewel! Hope you enjoy your picks for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. So many interesting books and all are new to me! Very impressive to have your review books for next month completed. Have a good week - happy reading!

  7. We've had plenty of rain this month. Thanks for stopping by Girl Who Reads.

  8. *haha* I'm sure the Altanta Braves are counting on you watching them win too :) I, however, think baseball is boring. It sounds like you have a busy reading scheduled in the coming months. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your new landscape.
    My Weekend Post

  9. The Grand Escape looks like it would be interesting! And I've been eyeing the new Paula stokes book too.

  10. I recently read some Melinda Leigh and really enjoyed it. Hope you have a great reading week!


  11. It's so impressive how far out you're able to get your reviews done. I feel like I'm always just barely keeping up.

  12. Strange how many places have too much rain and others not enough. Hope your plants take well.
    I will be cautious taking any more review titles. I want to get my NG titles read and reviewed.
    The Iron Witch series looks interesting. Happy Reading!

  13. Rain keeps missing us! It is so dry and gross here - except the air. It is so muggy! I wish it would rain and then turn into autumn. Lol. Today we actually have a heat advisory. It stinks.

    The Karen Mahoney books look great! I will have to add them to my list. :)

  14. Boo on the apple trees and a small cavity. But yeah for Magic Triumphs! I loved it, I hope you do, too! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  15. Nice haul this week! I can't wait to read Intercepted. It sounds like it's going to be a really good romance.


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