Monday, July 8, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 8, 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...

This has been another quiet week. It rained on July 4 which didn't disrupt my plans because my brother had to work anyway. As a matter of fact, it was rainy and cloudy for much of the week. It was warm and humid and the air conditioner ran frequently. As I'm writing this on Saturday afternoon, it is bright, sunny, breezy and the temperature is just around 70. I have all the windows open to take advantage of the fresh air.

I am paying more attention than usual to the sunniness of the day since we had our solar system installed. My brother tells me the we used about 1000 kWh last July and the rest of the summer months. We have produced 449.7 kWh since we went active at noon on June 25. That's not bad production for 12 days!

I've been reading my August review books this week with just a little side trip into a nonfiction book that has been on my stack since 2013. Next week looks to be the same. For some reason I chose a bunch of books to review that are all being released on August 13. They are also all mysteries of one variety or another. I may have to sneak in something in another genre just for variety.

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.)

  • Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 128 Reviews by Marilyn Hagerty (Mine since August 27, 2013) - I found these reviews entertaining and illuminating of what was eaten in small town America and the perils of the restaurant business. I reviewed this one on LibraryThing and Goodreads.
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon by John H. Watson, M.D. by Larry Millett (Mine since August 8, 2017) - I enjoyed all of the Minnesota history in this story that has Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson coming to St. Paul and Hinckley, Minnesota, to solve a case for J. J. Hill. This book also had footnotes. My review will be posted on July 31.
  • Singapore Sapphire by A. M. Stuart (Review August 6) - Interesting historical mystery starring disillusioned widow Harriet Gordon who is living in Singapore with her brother who is the headmaster of a school. She is a secretary whose first client is murdered. Investigating leads her to all sorts of secrets. My review will be posted on August 1.

  • In the Line of Fire by R. J. Noonan (Review August 13) - This was a rather unrealistic police procedural. The strength was in the plot and the main character's persistence. My review will be posted on August 3.
  • Pride, Prejudice & Poison by Elizabeth Blake (Review August 13) - This cozy mystery was filled with quirky characters and Jane Austen quotes. The resolution came as a surprise to me. My review will be posted on August 4.


Next Week

Reviews Posted

Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

What was your week like?


  1. Grand Forks looks good. I love non-fiction. Have a great week!

  2. It's funny how you get on a kick with a genre. If we installed solar, I think I'd become totally obsessed with the sunshine and weather!

  3. Thanks for stopping by! I love cozy mysteries and all things Austen. I'll have to try to find Pride, Prejudice and Poison :) Have a great reading week!

  4. I love days like that when it's 70-ish and the windows can be open, with a nice breeze. I need more of that and less of the humidity haha!

    Death in the Covenant- hmm. That looks good.

  5. Great books! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  6. STOLEN THINGS looks good.

    I have COLD WOODS to read too.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

    Thanks for coming by my blog earlier.

  7. Nice selection of books. Weather was perfect here for the 4th. My week of reading

  8. Those are new to me ones! I hope you will enjoy your reads lined up for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Pride, Prejudice & Poison sounds like a fun read for #janeaustenjuly! Hope you enjoyed all of these!

  10. I'm sending one of my real-life friends your way. She is looking for some good mystery recommendations. You always are the queen of mystery recommendations.

    Oh, seventy degrees. My goodness. That's our winter weather!

    Have a great week.

  11. I always end up with a cluster of books for review around the first and middle weeks of the month. I like the look of all your upcoming reads.

  12. Thanks for sharing these. They all look good especially Jewel on the Thames.

  13. You do seem to read quite a bit more than I do. Sounds like a good collection!


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