Monday, October 28, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Oct. 28, 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 week in our new normal. I had lunch with 20 of my classmates at a local restaurant which meant choosing something healthy from a menu I didn't control. I caved and had some french fries which were delicious. I didn't eat all of the serving which I am counting as a victory. It was good to catch up on everyone's life. I had a great time.

We are still getting used to our new healthy regimen and Bill had a bit of a setback this week. He stood up after talking to me about buying an air fryer, got dizzy, lost his balance, and fell hitting his nose and mouth on the way down. I was ready to rush him to Emergency but he realized that he hadn't had much to eat and drink that day. He felt better after an apple and a peanut butter sandwich. He mentioned the fall at rehab the next day where they also suggested that he might have been dehydrated. His blood pressure tested normal. Since, he has been more careful to eat all three meals a day and drink plenty of water and he hasn't had another dizzy spell.

Bill visited his surgeon on Tuesday and got the all clear to drive. He was the chauffeur for his rehab trips on Wednesday and Friday. I still went along because I can get in 5000-6000 steps around the skywalks while he exercises. With my Curves closing on Oct. 31, I have to decide what I want to do about getting more exercise. I am thinking of joining the other Curves in town and going to exercise and walk around the Mall while he does his rehab. I was waiting to see if he would be able to drive before I made my decision. It didn't make much sense to join the new Curves when I didn't have time to attend on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Their hours aren't really convenient to my lifestyle. They close from 12:30 to 3:30 each day. With it getting dark as early as it will now that winter is coming, I can't exercise after 3:30 and still get home before dark making me a hazard to other drivers on the road. Now that I can have my mornings back I should have time to exercise then.

With a mix of sunny and cloudy days this week, we are making a fair amount of solar power. We got this month's power bill and were pleased to see that we had created half of the power we used. With so many rainy and cloudy days, I didn't think we would do as well as we did. Today (Saturday) has been gloriously sunny and warm with a temperature near 60. I used the opportunity to trim some of the shrubbery in the front of the house to get it ready for winter since the weather man says this might be the last nice warm day of the fall. There isn't snow in the immediate forecast but cold, rain, and clouds are on the horizon. 

I have been watching the World Series and The Voice and alternating comfort books with books on my calendar which is slowing my reviewing pace. I am still a couple of weeks ahead but need to concentrate on review books this coming week. I still have eight review books with 2019 release dates including 6 being released on December 3. Then I have a nice long break before beginning the January releases.

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.)

  • Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer (YA Review; Nov. 19) - This near future science fiction mystery was a fast-paced and enjoyable story. My review will be posted on Nov. 13.
  • Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (mine - reread)
  • Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop (mine - reread) 

  • Treacherous Is the Night by Anna Lee Huber (mine) - Post World War I mystery that is the second in the Verity Kent series. I enjoyed the mystery, setting and characters. My review will be posted on Nov. 14.
  • Scout's Progress by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (Mine - reread)


Next Week

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What was your week like?


  1. The fall sounds so scary -- glad it just seems to be that he hadn't eaten and was dehydrated. Hope you get your mornings back soon. The cover of Treacherous Is the Night looks great.

  2. I am glad your brother is ok.

    Have you tried your local YMCA for Silver Sneakers classes? I enjoy the classes at our YMCA.

    Lots of good books...enjoy!!

  3. I hope your brother is doing well.

    You have a lot of good books on your list. Enjoy them and have a great week!

  4. Kudos on how well you are facing your challenges toward healthy foods.

    Enjoy your reading!

  5. Treacherous is the Night sounds interesting.

    I hope your brother's collapse was simply the result of dehydration or lack of food. It seems like his doctor believes this to be true.

    I think we can all fall a bit. A few french fries do not hurt us.

    Have a great week.

  6. Nice reading week! I'm a book behind in Kelley's series and Darynda's new one sounds interesting too! I might have to try that one despite the lack of paranormal.

    Hope you enjoy your reads for the week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

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  7. So glad your brother is doing well and the situation was easily remedied with food and water. I see quite a few books I want to put on my TBR list.

  8. That fall sounds really scary. Low blood pressure could also be a culprit. I know mine is really low and sometimes standing up quickly can cause dizziness. I think reading comfort books is always a good idea!

  9. Hope your hubby is feeling better. So scary - it happened with my hubby as well.
    All the books look interesting - will be checking them out. Loved the Annd Bishop ones myself.

  10. The Facebook group, Wopmen Reading Great Books, have been asking about WWI books. Sounds as if you have found a good series with Verity Kent!

  11. Glad your brother's fall/ dizziness wasn't more serious. Sounds like for the most part he's recovering well. And diet changes can be a tough adjustment- I know it was for me.

  12. It’s definitely not easy to change habits of a lifetime, but you both seem to be coping well.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  13. Oh no a fall is never good, but good that it wasn't something more major.

    Under Currents was another good NR book. Hope you enjoy it next week!

  14. I hope your brother is fine.
    I am seeing Anna Lee Huber on so many blogs. I just read my first book from her list and loved it.

  15. So glad your brother is okay, what a scary fall! I do a lot of my exercising at the Mall, it's weather-controlled and I can do it while my youngest is at preschool. Hope you find a good routine that works for you. Have a great week!

  16. It sucks that being healthy takes time from reading, but it's important to do so! Glad that they have an idea of what's going on. And some really fantastic books there! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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