Monday, November 26, 2018

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

Here on this rainy Saturday, I'm working on this blog post while my brother is working on our Thanksgiving dinner. He's chopping celery and onions for our stuffing as I type. We are just doing a turkey breast since there are only the two of us. We'll also be doing mashed potatoes and gravy. He has in mind a vegetable side dish with green beans, carrots, mushrooms and onions too. We've decided that the sweet potatoes can wait until leftovers day.

This week brought snow and rain and lots of gray skies. I didn't get out to exercise on Tuesday because it was snowing when I usually go and the roads were covered. I'm a fair-weather driver. I really like to be able to see any road I plan to drive on. I did unearth and set up my treadmill this week too. I walked for 20-minute stretches since I'm avoiding the Mall now that Christmas shoppers have been using it.

I have been enjoying my week of free-range reading. It is nice to be able to pick things off TBR mountain and my own keeper shelves that have been calling my name. I still have one December review book to read. In fact, I've read about 35% of it. Then I decided to switch to something I was more eager to read. I intend to get back to it this week to see if I'm going to finish it.

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.)
  • An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris - TBR pile. My review will be posted Dec. 5.
  • Guardian by A. J. Hartley - TBR pile. My review will be posted on Nov. 30.
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?

TBR Pile:
What was your week like?


  1. looking forward to see what you think of Wildcard.
    My post is here:

  2. Your Thanksgiving sounded good! Enjoy those leftovers and your books.

  3. Yum on your Thanksgiving.

    We always have a breast only too.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

  4. The Japanese series sounds interesting. Your vegetable dish for turkey day sounded good.

  5. Ooh nice new reads! I still need to read Wildcard as well! Curious for Charlaine's new series but making myself finished Midnight Texas first! Lol! Hope you enjoy your reads for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Yay for free-range reading. It looks like you had a great group of reads! I'm so behind in Charlaine Harris's newer series.

  7. So many great books on your list. I love the idea of free-range reading and I'm hoping to get there too! Have a great week!

  8. Sounds like you had a great celebration. Looking forward to A Dangerous Collaboration. Going to give An Easy Death a try too. Hope this is a great week.

  9. I bought Murder by the Book for Kindle earlier this week. I can never resist a book-themed cozy mystery.

  10. A Deanna Raybourn in your list which I must check out.
    Your brothers cooking sounds good.

  11. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving! I haven’t been exercising much, either. All of my exercise has come from walking to the store and back. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  12. Looking forward to reading the Dangerous Collaboration - will watch for your review.. HapPy Reading and leftovers <3

  13. I hate those gray bleak skies, but I love free-range reading. I did that this past week. I need to get my hands on Wildcard. I love the first book.

  14. Weather has been the same here. We didn't even get the leaves off the ground before the snow hit.

    Isn't it fun to read just for pleasure? I'm hoping for that soon. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

  15. I am with you on preferring to drive in fair weather.
    You have so many good books here. I have a couple like The Substitute which I need to pull from my TBR to read. I have Ghost Talkers on Audible and have been eying Trail of Lightening. I hope you enjoy all of these.
    Happy Reading!


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