Monday, September 10, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Sept. 10, 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...

A group of the people I graduated from high school with way back in 1968 got together for lunch on Saturday. It was nice to get a chance to talk more to some people I haven't seen in 50 years. Our reunion in July was wonderful but it was hard to spend enough time talking to each person with well over 100 at each event. We hope to get together more frequently with the people who are still in the area now that we have reconnected.

I also spent some time rearranging some blog posts this week because I found that I had some Oct. 9 releases on my calendar before some Oct. 2 releases. I really do try to put them on the calendar and read them in publication order. After rearranging, I found that it was time to read Uncompromising Honor by David Weber which the newest volume in his Honor Harrington science fiction series that I have been reading since the beginning many years ago. The only problem is that it is over 900 pages long which means it is not a one day or even two day read. I'm at 65% and enjoying the story.

However, some books I thought I'd read last week will have to be moved to reading this week and I won't be able to make any progress to rebuilding my one month cushion and may even lose a few days.

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.)
  • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal - TBR mountain. My review will be posted on Sept. 22.
  • Damsel by Elana K. Arnold - YA review (Oct. 2) -- My review will be posted on Sept. 24.
  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand -- YA review (Oct. 2) -- My review will be posted Sept. 26.
  • Broken Things by Lauren Oliver -- YA review (Oct. 2) -- My review will be posted Sept. 28.
  • A Knife in the Fog by Bradley Harper -- Review -- My review will be posted Sept. 27.
Uncompromising Honor by David Weber (Oct. 2) -- This one may take a while it is over 900 pages long.

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  1. Nice round up of books. Between the books you've posted as read and the new ones on your TBR list, I've found a few to add to my wish list.

  2. Oh I like the sound of some of those mysteries! My current hardcover/print book is 500 pages, and although I LOVE it, it's going to take me a few+ days to get through.

  3. The cozies look so tempting! Enjoy your books, and thanks for sharing. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  4. Lunch with friends you haven't seen in that long sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day!

    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is on my TBR as well. I can't wait to read it. A Crafter Knits a Clue started out a little wobbly for me, but I did enjoy it in the end.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  5. It's amazing you were able to reconnect with people you knew 50 years ago. Wow, that is something. It would be nice to see some students I knew in Junior High but how awkward. Anyway, good luck with your 900 page novel. It's good you're enjoying it.
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  6. 900 pages of SF. Zounds. That would take me...awhile. ;) Looks like some good foggy Victorian reads too. Have a good reading week!

  7. Over 100 is a great turnout for a high school reunion... you must have had a big class? It's always fun to reconnect with old friends. Looks like some fun cozy mysteries in your stacks - enjoy!

  8. Sounds like you had a busy week. Glad you were able to connect with lost friends. Time goes by so quickly.

  9. OOh nice! I'm excited for Broken Things! Stolen Time is in my review pile as well! Hopefully we'll both love it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  10. Getting together with friends from high school sounds so fun. I left the state where i went to high school and miss being able to do things like that.

  11. That's so nice to be able to reconnect w/ people from high school like that! I missed my last reunion but maybe I can make the next one!

    Broken Things and The Hollow of Fear look great to me!

  12. How fun to reconnect with former classmates! I have not attended any of our reunions yet - one was on a boat and I am not a boat person.

    Sawkill Girls looks really good! Have a great week.

  13. Sounds great to have a school reunion! And Damsel, I loved it, hope you enjoyed it as well! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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