Monday, June 24, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 24, 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 still waiting for our solar installation to go active. While this week saw electrical inspections and an inspection by the building inspector, MN Power's installer didn't arrive. I found out Friday afternoon that the one meter installer employed by MN Power was in Florida all last week. He should be back and get us up and running early this week. I find it hard to believe that only one person can do this job for a city of 80,000+, but that's the story my contractors got.

So, I have been walking and going to Curves and doing lots of reading. I have only one book left for my July review copies and have a gap before needing to start my August releases. After reading the first in the Baker Street Letters series, I decided I wanted to read the rest of the series. I went to Amazon Marketplace to get used trade paperbacks and am waiting for them to arrive. I am also waiting for used hardcovers in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series. I have paperbacks but really prefer reading hardcovers or on my Kindle and used hardcovers were half the price of Kindle copies.

I'm also watching lots of baseball games. My Atlanta Braves are first choice, but I'll have any game on just for some background noise.

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.)

  • A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King (Mine since before February 2008) - This is the second book in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes historical mystery series and is a re-read. My review will be posted on July 18.
  • A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King (Mine since before February 2008) - This is the third book in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes historical mystery series and is a re-read. My review will be posted on August 18.
  • The Moor by Laurie R. King (Mine since before February 2008) -- This is the fourth book in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes historical mystery series and is a re-read. My review will be posted on September 8.

  • The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson (Mine since Oct. 2, 2016) -- This contemporary mystery features a lawyer who is renting the 200 block of Baker Street and has to deal with letters addressed to Sherlock Holmes. This is the first in a series. My review will be posted on July 20.
  • The Duke Is But a Dream by Anna Bennett (Review July 30) -- This was an entertaining historical romance. My review will be posted on July 24.
  • A Highlander Walks Into a Bar by Laura Trentham (Review July 30) -- This is a contemporary romance that is second in a series. I liked it but it was nothing special. My review will be posted on July 23.


Next Week

Reviews Posted

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What was your week like?


  1. Glad you are enjoying watching baseball! Such a fun summer pastime! I liked the Tigers of course...but I also like the Baltimore Orioles.

    The Leighann Dobbs looks interesting - I think I have read her before! Have a great week!

  2. I think one of my reviewers is reading the highlander book for review next month. Thanks for stopping by Girl Who Reads.

  3. That does seem crazy that only one guy can do the installation! Hope you're up and running soon, and happy reading to you!!

  4. I've read all of Laurie R. King's mystery series. My week in review

  5. One installer??? So insane. At least you've been reading a lot!

  6. So many tempting books! You are also very busy with settling into your home, with the solar panels.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  8. The Duke Is But a Dream looks something I would enjoy. I've been browsing my library and seeing tons of period piece romances but I'm not sure if I'll enjoy them. I'll look out for your review in the future!

  9. All those books look so good. Looks like you have your reviews organized. I'm hoping to eventually get to that point. Have a great week!

  10. All the books in this post look yummy.
    Your comment 're the contractor sounds like an answer I would get from a contractor here! Very normal.

  11. I hope your current book improves,
    I really don’t like reading hardcovers, I find them unwieldy mostly.

    Have a great reading week Kathy

  12. I wonder what Nalini Singh will do writing a thriller, I will want to read it just to see. I got talked into reading (in the future) Rebel Hard by herself, after listening to the Smart Bitches podcast. Exciting that the solar energy is so close.

  13. The Baker Street Letters sounds like something right up my alley. You've got quite a good list here, Kathy!


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