Monday, November 5, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Nov. 5, 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 gray, gloomy week but no snow - yet. Some is forecast for Sunday, so we'll see. I had 13 Trick or Treaters - one more than last year. I think one of the babies was now old enough to Trick or Treat. All of my visitors were accompanied by parents who were mostly male.

I went and exercised every day last week. I have already noticed that I'm sleeping better. I have also noticed that I'm walking more steps than my average which is a good thing. I am so sedentary that I had many days when I didn't top 2500 steps a day.

I took a look at my calendar and realized that I only had 4 review books with December release dates. I decided to read them and then backtrack to fill out the rest of my November and December calendars with books from TBR mountain.

October Report

I read 29 books in October and increased my GoodReads goal from 300 to 350. Those books totalled 9254 pages Eighteen were review books, eleven were mine but only 2 counted as lowering the TBR pile since they had been lingering more than six months. I reread 5 in The Others series by Anne Bishop. I have been trying to slot in recent arrivals when I get a chance to read something I already own.

I added 46 books to my LibraryThing account. Seventeen were new review books. Thirty-eight of the 46 are still unread. Almost half are review books which will be read nearer to their publication dates. I also added some of them to my calendar to read before the first of the year since I'm almost finished with 2018 releases from my review stack.

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 Once and Future Geek by Mari Mancusi - YA review book (Nov. 20) My review will be posted on Nov. 14.
  • Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch - TBR pile; urban fantasy/police procedural. My review will be posted on Dec. 19.
  • Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch - Review stack (Nov. 20); urban fantasy. My review will be posted on Nov. 17.
  • Deception with an Unlikely Earl by Victoria Alexander - Review stack (Nov. 20); historical romance. My review will be posted on Nov. 21.
  • Fool's Moon by Diane A. S. Stuckart - Review pile (Nov. 8); cozy mystery. My review will be posted on Nov. 22.

  • Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst - YA review stack; urban fantasy. 

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:
New Copies of Books I've Read:
New Review:
What was your week like?


  1. It's gloomy there too, huh...but that's awesome that you are exercising regularly. It's so key to sleeping better and being in a good mood. I try to exercise 3 times per week. I'm seeing the book Sadie everywhere. Makes me want to read it. Enjoy your reading week!

  2. Rainy and dark here too, but as you say, better for reading!

  3. Wow! 29 books. I am impressed...and your stack is full of tempting reads.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. Now, when do you find time to read? I also have a title about Blue! Here is my post: Here is my post:

  5. Most of our trick or treaters were under the age of five. The other group were probably high school aged (as the high school is close by). Deadfall looks good. My weekly updates

  6. We had 26 trick or treaters, mostly ages 7-10. The neighbors tell me that last year, before we moved here, they didn't have any, so I guess 26 is better than none! I always love browsing the book covers on your posts. You read such a great mix of titles. Have a great reading week!

  7. What a good collection. I am similar with the walking. I am just lazy

  8. Today is a pretty gloomy day here. Rainy and dark. It's a good day to stay inside and read! We had a few years of hardly any trick or treaters for a while - now they are out in droves it seems. :)

    The Rivers of London series looks awesome!

  9. My fitbit has helped me be aware I need to walk more. Interestingly my steps have been up during these past few weeks after the hurricane. Probably due to clean up and having to walk around more.
    You always have books I like. I will be checking some of these.
    Happy Reading!

  10. That's awesome on getting up and moving more :) Hope you have a great rest of the week!

  11. Sounds like a pretty good week, and yeah for getting ahead and working on the TBR mountain! And looks like some really great books in this period, like Archangel's Prophecy, The Deepest Blue, Fire & Heist, Umbertouched! Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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