Monday, December 10, 2018

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

Other Than Reading... 

This was a week of organizing and re-organizing. I have decided to stop posting on Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my middle grade and young adult blog - after nine years and concentrate on this blog. That meant that I had to organize my calendar and move reviews from that blog to this one which really filled up the calendar. I had some posts set up on that blog for January reviews and moved them over to this blog too.

Looking at my calendar tells me that January will be a month with all review books. I have nineteen review books on the calendar to read. Because I need to fit in the YA review books on my stack, I have decided to stop participating in the First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday meme. I am in the habit of only posting one thing a day on the blog and I need Tuesdays for additional reviews. Do you post more than one thing a day to your blog?

While I was in the mood for organizing, I decided to interfile my adult books and YA books on my physical TBR pile. Here's a picture of what my physical TBR mountain looks like after the reorganization. If I can't find my next read there, I do have an additional 1616 Kindle books waiting to be read.
The bottom shelf in the middle section has oversized books and review copies and TBR books that I plan to read soon. The bottom right has audiobooks I haven't listened to yet. I did weed through the YA books to send off with a friend but should look through the adult books to get rid of ones I am no longer interested in reading. However, that's a project for another time.

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.)
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

TBR Pile:
Review Stack:

I got a present from a publicist because I reviewed Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch - the 7th in the Rivers of London urban fantasy series. I also read Midnight Riot - the 1st in the series - which had been on my Kindle for quite a while. Look for that review on Dec. 19:
  • Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch - 4th in the Rivers of London series
  • The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch - 6th in the Rivers of London series
  • The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch - 5.5 in the Rivers of London series. I actually bought this one for my Kindle so that I had the whole series. 
A surprise (unsolicited) package from Bloomsbury also arrived this week:
Interesting books from NetGalley. I received email invitations to review each these:
What was your week like?


  1. Deadfall looks really good! I will have to add that to my endless list

  2. Sounds like you got a lot done and made plans for a busy January! Lots of pretty covers to look forward to. Happy Reading!

  3. I really want to read the new Charlaine Harris book! I kind of went off the deep end on Netgalley with Delores Fossen & B. J. Daniels ARCs. I can't resist a cowboy and a free cowboy is even more appealing. Hah.

    Happy reading!

  4. Impressive reorganization! I can relate to how merging reviews on blogs can also be quite the task. Enjoy!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I'm always organizing and re-organizing my review books. I'm always surprised at how many I accepted. The Donna Grant book looks really good. Have a great week!

  6. Whoa! That's a lot! I feel like mine would match that...if not more. It's hard to say since I basically have mine tucked into every nook and cranny I can find! Lol!

    Nicely done on the reading front! All totally new to me ones. Though I do hope to maybe squeeze Wilcard in next week as well! Just started thinking why not!? Lol. Happy Reading!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  7. Wow, 19 review books in one month?? I could never do that! Though YA and MG books do read a bit faster. I thought I had a huge TBR pile but mine fits in a single regular-sized bookcase (though, admittedly, it now has double rows on 3 shelves!!)

    I agree - I only post one post a day on my blog.

    Enjoy your books this week -


    Book By Book

  8. It is difficult to keep up two blogs.

    I normally only have ONE post a day especially when there is a review.

    If there is more than one post, the review will always be the top post. :)

    Thanks for sharing. LOVE the photo of your room and bookshelf.

  9. I did used to post twice a day sometimes, but I never liked doing it. When I was blogging every day, I didn't participate in many memes for that reason.

  10. I try not to post more than once a day but sometimes I do. I never thought I would, oddly enough! And Wildcard and Trail Lightning are both books I need to get to, and still haven't. Just not enough time haha.

  11. Ooee, 1616 Kindle review books. That is an amazing number! And so many of your books look awesome - The Storm Keeper's Island and the Charlaine Harris book for sure! Although, I do want to pop over and read that review.


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