Monday, February 25, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 25, 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...

Snow returned this week. This is Saturday noon and I haven't heard yet whether we broke the February record. It snowed on Wednesday which brought to half an inch below the record. It snowed again last night but I haven't heard an amount yet. It is also supposed to snow again tonight.
I did get to Curves on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday this week. Otherwise, I've been hanging out at home reading. Later this afternoon I'll be able to watch my first Spring Training baseball games. Baseball on TV is what I do from now until the World Series is over in October. 

A local church sold pasties this week. That's what we are eating today before my brother goes off to work at 4:30 today. He's hoping the new snow doesn't start until he gets home. I'm hoping that the new snow stays well south of us since it is supposed to be a rather nasty storm with lots of snow and strong winds. We are still predicted to get the winds. Even with no new snow, the loose snow can blow around and make some pretty spectacular drifts. 

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.)
  • Sherwood by Meagan Spooner (YA Review; March 19) - Entertaining retelling of Robin Hood with a female Robin. My review will be posted on March 12)
  • The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst (Review; March 19) - The author returns to her fantasy world of Renthia with the entertaining story. My review will be posted on March 13.
  • Secrets Never Die by Melinda Leigh (Review; March 19) - The fifth Morgan Dane was an excellent romantic suspense story. My review will be posted on March 14.
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston (mine) - A retelling of Cinderella with strong ties to fandom and surprising depth. My review will be posted on March 16.
  • Killing November by Adriana Mather (YA Review; March 26) - A boarding school mystery with a secret society, danger, and a mystery. My review will be posted on March 20.
  • An Artless Demise by Anna Lee Huber (Review; April 2) - The latest Lady Darby mystery is filled with great period detail and an engaging mystery. My review will be posted on March 27.
  • Legacy (The Sharing Knife) by Lois McMaster Bujold (mine) - I decided to reread and finally review The Sharing Knife Quartet after reading a new novella that shares the world. My review will be posted on April 9.
  • Beguilement (The Sharing Knife) by Lois McMaster Bujold (mine) - My review will be posted on March 21.
  • Smoke & Summons by Charlie N. Holmberg (Mine) - I read 27% of this one before setting it aside to read the Bujold books. I do plan to get back to it one day.
  • Winter War Awakening by Rosalyn Eves (YA Review; March 19) - I abandoned this one early when I realized that I was completely lost. This is the third book in a trilogy and, though I have read, I don't remember the previous books well enough to read this one.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
What was your week like?


  1. Looks like you got some great reading in. I am anxious to read The Devouring Gray. Hope you didn't get too much snow!

  2. I love winter, but even I am sick of snow and cold and ice these days. Bring on spring! I hope you didn't too much more.

    Sherwood looks good! And pasties - you reminded me that there a pastie shop down the road from us I have been meaning to try!

    Stay warm and read books! Have a great week.

  3. Ooh nicely done!! I was kind of underwhelmed with Sherwood, but I guess I owe that to the fact I don't know much about Robin Hood either. Lol.

    I cann't wait to make time for The Devouring Grey! Been seeing that one a lot and am happy to have a copy...I just can't say if I will get to it before its release. I might. Fingers crossed anyways! Lol!

    Happy Reading!

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  4. oooh, I haven't read ANY of these yet! Always fun to find out about new books :)

    You mentioned on my blog that you've never read Barbara Kingsolver! Start with either The Poisonwood Bible or The Bean Trees - two of her earliest novels...and her best! They are both on my mental list of top 10 novels of ALL-TIME.

    Hope you get a break from all that snow!!


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  5. You read such a nice variety of genres. I need to get back to the Morgan Dane series. Hoping you don't beat February's snow total record! LOL

  6. Secrets Never Die looks very good. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. I just picked up my copy of We Set the Dark on Fire. My weekly update

  8. I love baseball too. I'm very happy the season is almost ready to begin. Have a great week!

  9. I'm really curious about Sherwood. A female version of Robin Hood? YES! And An Artless Demise caught my eye too. You read such fun books!

  10. I am SO over the snow! Nice to see you had a big reading week.

  11. Wow! I don't know how you do it with so much snow! I'd need to have some sort of warming bubble to get me from place to place. A cozy fire in every room. Wow.

    But it would be a great place to snuggle up and read! And you have certainly done that.

  12. I really liked Geekerella and I just got a notification that Connections in Death is in for me at the library!

  13. Grant's is catching my eye. That's unreal on the snow. We've had rain like that but I don't think a record or anything. Hope yall dry out this week!

  14. What a variety of covers here. I admire how you share a house with your brother and get along. The pasties sound really good. I really like how the Hannah Swensen series has baking in it and doesn't skimp on it.


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