Monday, August 19, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 19, 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 has a rather gray and gloomy week which didn't do much for solar production but did give me a chance to do quite a bit of reading. I was going to read Susan Elia MacNeal's Maggie Hope series but their World War II setting, especially the one I was reading the had Maggie parachute into Germany, were a bit too graphic for what I was looking for in my reading. I decided to read another Mary Russell and see what has been on my Kindle for a while.

Friday finished a billing cycle for solar production. We created 1.2 MWh. I'll be eager to see our next bill to see the impact. This will be the first one with solar production every day of the billing cycle.

I received a check from my car insurance that covers my deductible for the minor accident I recently had. They will be paying the people who are fixing it the balance and I'll be writing a check to cover the deductible using the money they recovered for me from the other party's insurance company. ABRA is busy. So I'll be waiting until August 26 before dropping my car off for repair. I'll be using our other Outback while mine is in the shop. I haven't driven that one for years since it is my brother's winter car but I'm sure it'll all come back to me.

This week sees my semi-annual visit with my gastroenterologist but no other appointments. Hopefully, I'll get to exercise three days like I did this past week.

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 Game by Laurie R. King (Mine - reread) is the seventh in the Mary Russell series and takes place in India. My review will be posted on Sept. 29.
  • Tamiko and the Two Janitors by Forthright (Mine) is the third book in the Amaranthine Saga and was an enjoyable urban fantasy/paranormal romance. My review will be posted on Sept. 18.
  • The Scargill Cove Case Files by Jayne Ann Krentz (Mine) has also been languishing on my Kindle. This is a brief collection of short stories the provide tidbits about a couple of her current series. I won't be reviewing this one on my blog.

  • The Orphans of Raspay by Lois McMaster Bujold (Mine) is her latest novella in her Penric series. I won't be review this one on my blog but have posted some thoughts on LibraryThing and Goodreads. 
  • Lady Helena Investigates by Jane Steen (Mine) begins a new Victorian historical mystery and was engaging. My review will be posted on Sept. 21. 

  • Rough Justice by Kelley Armstrong (Mine) - This book in the Cainsville series has been languishing on my Kindle. I thought it was a novella but at 190 pages is more like a short novel. I won't be reviewing this one on my blog but I posted a few quick thoughts on LibraryThing and Goodreads.
  • Silver Linings by Jayne Ann Krentz (Mine) was another that has been on my Kindle for a while. I read this originally in 1991 or so. My review will be posted on Sept. 17.


  • Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King (Mine) is book 8 in the Mary Russell historical mystery series and a reread. I'll be pausing in this series for a while. I don't have a copy of the next book but just ordered one from Amazon Marketplace.

Next Week

Reviews Posted

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


  • Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich - I'm gradually collecting the Stephanie Plum books I've missed when they go on sale as Kindle Daily Deals.
  • In a Badger Way by Shelly Laurenston


What was your week like?


  1. I have Cold Woods coming up soon.

  2. Now Entering Adamsville looks good!

    I am looking forward to hearing about how the solar production changed your electric bill.

  3. SILVER LININGS looks good.

    Going to check out your review of COLD WOODS. It is coming up in my TBR.

  4. I've been striving to get my exercise in as well! Thanks for stopping by Colletta's Kitchen Sink :)


  5. Sorry about your car. I see lots of familiar favorites among your books this week. My weekly update

  6. It's been a long time since I read Jayne Ann Krentz. I used to love her books. I think I read Silver Linings years ago. Hope you have a great week! Enjoy your books!

  7. The Name of the Star has been on my TBR for a very long time. I need to finally read it! Now Entering Addamsville sounds interesting as well.

  8. OOh nice! I can't seem to keep up with all Kelley's novellas! You'd think I could since I LOVE her Otherworld series! Hope you enjoy the reads lined up for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Hope your car is fixed quickly. I've got a few books that have been residing on the Kindle for awhile. Hope all goes well with your Drs appointment.

  10. You're using solar power? That is terrific! Do you expect to be able to move to solar entirely, eventually?

    It looks like you managed to read quite a few books that you had on hand. That's always a goal that seems to be put on the back burner with me.

    But both Now Entering Addamsville and the Mayfair 100 Mysteries caught my attention. Adding books like these are what keeps my TBR stacks so large. =)

  11. It sounds like your repairs on your car will be fully covered by insurance. I'm glad. They can get expensive.

    Let us know how your solar panels save you money. I am curious.

    I can't remember which Janet Evanovich I read last. Have I read twenty-five? I'm not sure.

    Have a great week!

  12. Car repair costs can be insane. My mother hit a wallaby the other week and the final repair bill is $11,000. Thank goodness they only have to pay the deductible.

    I’ve always enjoyed the Stephanie Plum series, though I’m a few books behind.

    Have a great reading week

  13. Good news on the car insurance and the solar power! Makes up for a gloomy week.


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