Monday, February 11, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 11, 2019)

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...

Last week was bitterly cold; this week was really snowy. I think that we got at least 12 inches of the stuff through the week. Thursday was the snowiest with schools and Curves closed because of the weather. Being a fair weather driver, I only got to Curves once this week. I had to venture out for my mammogram on Monday but it was snowing, the roads were slippery, and my windshield kept icing up. I made a quick stop at the grocery store after the test and then gratefully came home. I had my annual physical on Friday but my brother was able to drive me there. The roads were better on Saturday and I did manage to get to Curves for a little exercise. We were under a wind chill advisory but my car thermometer said it was only 1 below and the wind didn't seem strong to me.

For a week when I didn't really go anywhere, I didn't get much reading done. I think it is because I'm finding my current book taking more time than it usually takes me to read a book. It is the 14th in a series, almost 600 pages long, and a dense epic fantasy with lots of characters to keep track of.

Next week I am back to review books as I try to finish a few of my March releases. I have finished all the reviews on my calendar for February and am starting to fill in my March calendar.

I should have a quiet couple of weeks as I wait for the baseball season to begin with Spring Training games at the end of the month, The Voice to start and new season on Feb. 25, and Wild Country by Anne Bishop to be released on March 5.

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.)

  • Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (Mine) - This is book 4 in The Others series and a book I've read at least seven times.
  • Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop (Mine) - This is book 5 in The Others series. I've also read this one at least seven times. 

  • Lake Silence by Anne Bishop (Mine) - I have probably read this one six or seven times over the past year. I enjoy the world building and the characters in this spin-off of The Others series.
  • Connections in Death by J. D. Robb (Mine) - This is the latest Eve Dallas futuristic mystery. I love this series and this entry was no exception. My review will be posted on Feb. 23.


  • Cast in Oblivion by Michelle Sagara (Mine) - I've been reading this epic fantasy for the last three days. I am enjoying it but it is a dense read that is taking some time.

Next Week

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  1. Hide and Seek looks good. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. I hope the snow eases up for you.

  2. I think it's time for me to rotate in another In Death! I know what you mean about a book taking longer than usual to read. I had one of those recently ... I liked the book but just wasn't reading at my normal speed. Let's blame the snow. LOL

  3. Oh nice! I was a little disappointed with Sherwood myself. I guess I wasn't as familiar with Robin Hood as others. I had very little knowledge of it and I felt like that played a role in my dislike of it.

    Hope you enjoy your picks for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. The weather has been quite the handful lately! We're supposed to get a new storm tonight- oh joy!

  5. The weather has been nuts. Last week, it was -11 one night. I’ve been sitting around, waiting for my sister to have a baby, and I’m very glad she didn’t have it on that night. That would have been a long, icy trip to the hospital. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  6. Trouble on the Books looks good. We've been having cold (though not as cold) and snowy weather (but not as snowy) which is unusual for here. My weekly updates

  7. So many great books on your list. Those cozies look so good. We are expecting snow, too, but I don't think it will be as much as you are getting. Have a great week!

  8. I hope it warms up for you. We had snow on Sunday and also this morning, and it turned to rain.

    That groundhog definitely was wrong!! :)

    Stay safe, and enjoy your books.

  9. Cold and snowy seems to be on the menu up here too. We haven't had that tough of a winter here, so I can't complain. I'm just eager for spring.

    So many great books on your list. The cozy mysteries always catch my eye. The Waking Forest and The True Queen look interesting too.

    Have a great week and thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. I love JD Robb too! Great writing style!

  11. We have had two more snow days again this week. Not reading much, but working on a puzzle. Glad you were able to get to all your appointments and hope this week is full of reading.

  12. Oh goodness on the snow AND the long book. Been a while since I read one that thick. Hope it's been a good weekend!


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