Monday, August 12, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 12, 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...

I didn't read as much as usual this week because I had company for four days and had a lunch gathering with 22 of my fellow 1968 graduates. I had a great time with both activities. My friend and I talked a lot, went out to eat a lot, and spent an afternoon at the casino. My classmates and I talked and talked and caught up on each other's lives.

The weather was great with lots of sunny skies and temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s. Our solar system produced 282 kWh of power.

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.)

  • Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch (YA; Mine) - This was a fast-paced thriller with a wonderfully, sarcastic main character and a cliffhanger ending. My review will be posted on Sept. 11.
  • Don't Say a Word by Amber Lynn Natusch (YA Review; Sept. 17) - Middle book in a trilogy that has a cliffhanger ending. It also has a fast pace and intricate plot. My review will be posted on Sept. 14. 

  • O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King (Mine) - This was a reread of a book I read before I began blogging. I love the characters and the historical detail. My review will be posted on Sept. 15.
  • Justice Hall by Laurie R. King (Mine) - This is also a reread of a book I read before I began blogging. It had wonderful writing, great descriptions, and great characters. My review will be posted on Sept. 22.


  • The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams (YA Review; Sept. 17) - I read about 20% of this one but didn't like it. 


  • The Game by Laurie R. King (Mine) - I bought a used hardcover copy from Amazon Vine to replace my original paperback. I was surprised when I got to about page 70 to discover that someone had used a mint condition $2 bill as a bookmark and left it in the book. While still in circulation, it is still rather unusual to see one.

Next Week

Reviews Posted

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What was your week like?


  1. So many great looking books on your list. Enjoy them and have a great week!

  2. I really do need to bump up Time's Convert. Some other titles call to me too. Glad you had a good visit with friends and former classmates.

  3. A sarcastic main character? That book sounds perfect for me! Sorry you didn't like The Babysitters Coven. Have a great reading week!

  4. Wow! You have quite the week of reading ahead :)

    Thanks for stopping by!


  5. You had a great week. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Oh nice! All new to me ones here! I hope you enjoy your reads for this week!

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  7. What a wonderful week! How nice to spend time with a friend and reconnect with your old classmates.

    Looks like some good books, too! I have heard good things about T. Jefferson Parker's novels - need to give them a try.

    We still have a $2 bill, too! What a fun surprise!


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  8. So glad your solar power is successful!! I am impressed with how much you reread books. Sounds like you had a great time with your classmates.

  9. There are a lot of great looking thrillers these days. The Natusch one certainly looks interesting.

  10. A nice group of books! Hate that The Babysitter's Coven wasn't up to par.

  11. Sounds like a fantastic week!

    Ugh, bummer about The Babysitter's Coven. I will strike it from my list!

  12. It sounds like you had a great time with friends this week. You always have a great selection of books. I'm especially curious about The Last Good Guy. Have a wonderful week!

  13. How nice you got a chance to visit. You graduated the year I was born. How neat is that?

    Nice selection of books. The Prime Minister's Secret Agent, Now Entering Addamsville, and Death Comes to Dartmoor all look good to me.

    Hope you enjoy your books.


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