Monday, October 21, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Oct. 21, 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 have been keeping busy ferrying my brother to his cardio rehab and taking him out for grocery shopping and mall walking. Hopefully, he will get an okay to drive when he sees his surgeon for an afternoon full of appointments on Tuesday. I'll probably still go with him when he does his rehab because I have been walking about 6000 steps on the skywalks that connect the various parts of the medical complex while he does his exercise. But it will be nice to let him grocery shop alone. He'll also feel much freer to do what he wants to do if he is able to drive.

We have been trying out lots of heart healthy recipes since his health adventure and liking most of them. Cooking from scratch to control sodium and fats in foods does take a lot longer than just opening up a convenient can or jar though. We're trying a new recipe for Louisiana Pork Chops tonight and then making some of the ones we've already enjoyed for the rest of the week. Portion control - a new thing for us - means that a recipe with four servings really does make two meals for us now.

I'm in the midst of still another rereading of The Others series by Anne Bishop. They are my current go-to books when I'm feeling stressed and not too happy with the new books on my stack. I am enjoying my current YA read and have a book by Nora Roberts on my pile for this week which I am looking forward to reading.

Last week's snow didn't last 24 hours and this week has been much nicer. We've had a decent amount of sunshine for five of the past seven days. The two without sun barely moved the meter on our solar collection system.

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.)

  • Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers (mine) - The first Lord Peter Wimsey adventure was an entertaining historical mystery. My review will be posted on Nov. 9.
  • This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber (mine) - This post-WWI mystery introduces widow and former spy Verity Kent as she attends a house party with all sorts of plots and murders too. My review will be posted on Nov. 10.
  • Written in Red by Anne Bishop - reread 


Next Week

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What was your week like?


  1. Your brother must have a good doctor if he spoke to him about cooking foods from scratch and portion control. It always frustrates me so much when doctors immediately try to prescribe drugs to fix problems that can be helped so much with changes in diet. It sounds like his doctor is different.

    Look at all those Dorothy Sayers books. I wonder if my sister-in-law would like those. How similar are they to Agatha Christie books?

    Have a great week!

  2. Yeah on the healthy eating, and I am sure your brother is thankful for your help with everything.

    Lots of nice-looking books...ENJOY, Kathy.

  3. Some very interesting books to check out. I loved the Others series. Such an imaginative world Bishop created.

  4. It is so good you and your brother are so close. I have a close relationship with mine too. :) Enjoy your comfort reads. And I can't believe snow is really right around the corner already!

  5. I am curious about the Anne Bishop and Charlaine Harris books. Learning to eat healthier is a challenge I'm on, too.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Eep! I need to buy Kelley's book! I completely forgot about it!

    Hope you enjoy this week's reads!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Lots of good books for you. I hope your brother gets the freedom back to drive. It sounds like he's doing well on his recovery. My weekly update

  8. I’m glad your brother’s recovery is going well I’m sure he appreciates all your support.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  9. So nice that you are supporting your brother with walking and healthy eating. Good for you too!
    I hope to start the Others series but am still working on my TBR goal for this year.
    Enjoy your week of sunshine and reading!

  10. I'm glad to read that your brother is on the mend. We should all eat healthier I think.
    You sure have been reading a lot of interesting books!


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