Monday, June 17, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 17, 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...
We are getting closer to the end of our solar project. The panels are installed as are all the connections. Today will be the City's electrical inspection. Then, the power company installs the new meter and turns us on. I am hoping that will be done by the end of the week. Shortly after that, the power company rebate should arrive to start offsetting the cost of the project. The electricians are still working at setting up our monitoring software. That should be ready when the project goes live.

Weather has been good this week and I have been doing a lot of walking around my neighborhood. I also made it to Curves four days this week. I didn't get there the two days they were installing the solar panels because they were too entertaining.

This week doesn't have too much on my calendar. According to my brother's work schedule, it looks like I'll be cooking at least three times this week. That's fair since he's been doing most of the cooking lately. I'll have to decide if I want to try something new or stick to old favorite recipes.

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 Demon King by Ann Aguirre (Mine) - This paranormal romance was filled with action. I liked the characters and the worldbuilding. My review will be posted on July 11.
  • The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams & Lauren Willig (Mine) - This combination mystery and family drama was entertaining. My review will be posted on July 10.
  • Eye Spy by Mercedes Lackey (YA Review July 9) - This was a fun return to Valdemar great for middle grade and YA readers. My review will be posted on July 4.

  • Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag (Mine since Jan. 12, 2011) - Great romantic suspense thriller with interesting characters and a creepy plot. My review will be posted on July 13.
  • Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag (Mine since July 10, 2012) - Second creepy thriller featuring some of the same characters as Deeper Than the Dead. My review will be posted on July 14.
  • Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag (Mine since July 13, 2012) - Final story in the Oak Knoll series features some of the same characters as the first two Oak Knoll books and was the creepiest mystery yet. My review will be posted on July 21.

  • Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal - The second Maggie Hope historical mystery was as enjoyable as the first. I like the historical detail and Maggie's character. My review will be posted on July 17.


  • A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King (Mine) - I'm rereading the early books in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes historical mystery series that I haven't reviewed.  

Next Week

Reviews Posted

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What was your week like?


  1. May we know what was entertaining about the installers of the solar panels? I am curious. :)

    LOVED The Forgotten Room.

    ENJOY your week...I wish it would warm up here. Rain, rain, rain, and chilly temperatures. It is summer!! :)

  2. The panels look good. How nice that you and your brother take turns cooking. Good job going to Curves!

  3. Oh nice! Those are new to me reads. I hope you will enjoy them!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Between your reading and your various home improvement activities, you are very busy. It all sounds like fun.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. So close to the end of a long project! Try some new recipes for dinner. The Dry was a good read. Have a great week.

  6. I’m sure you are glad the solar panels are finally installed. You should definitely move The Dry up your reading list, I loved it I hope you do to.

    Have a great reading week

  7. The solar panels look great! I would love to have them installed here. I am looking forward to your updates on how well you think they work. :)

  8. Looking forward to your review on The forgotten room. I love the solar idea. I think our city is doing that now too.


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