Monday, September 21, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 21, 2020)

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.

Other Than Reading... 

This was another pretty quiet week. We are having some landscaping done to clean up around the house and they were here a few days repairing snowplow damage, trimming very overgrown shrubbery, and making new garden beds. They should finish up this coming week. I also had an exciting trip to have my oil changed and spent about an hour in my car dealer's waiting room. Now that is done until late March when maybe I'll have another couple hundred miles on the car. It seemed silly to have the oil changed when I had slightly less than 500 miles on the car but ... rules are rules. 

I spent the whole week listening to and reading the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews. My next audiobook will actually be something other than a reread. I decided to give Shadows In Death by J. D. Robb a try as an audiobook. I also have the Kindle version and may end up doing a hybrid of listening and reading.

I also watched a lot of baseball this week. It is hard to believe that the regular season is almost over. I think my team should have enough wins to get into the playoffs. I hope so anyway because that will extend my baseball watching season for a couple more weeks. 

It is hard to believe that it is late in September already but a few mornings of hard frosts are beginning to convince me. I just hope it will stay warm enough to let the new sod get tightly rooted before the ground freezes and it is covered with snow. We are expecting temperatures to get into the lower 70s a couple of days this week before it cools off again.

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.)
  • Girl on the Run by Abigail Johnson (YA Review; Oct. 6) - Great YA thriller. My review will be posted on Sept. 30.
  • Deception by Gaslight by Kate Belli (Review; Oct. 6) - Entertaining historical mystery. My review will be posted on Sept. 29.
  • Shadow Ridge by M. E. Browning (Review; Oct. 6) - First in a new contemporary mystery series. It was entertaining. My review will be posted on Oct. 1)
  • Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews (Mine; Audiobook) - I decided to reread the Hidden Legacy series and combined listening and reading. 
  • White Hot by Ilona Andrews (Mine; Audiobook) - 2nd in the Hidden Legacy series.
  • Wildfire by Ilona Andrews (Mine; Audiobook) - 3rd in the Hidden Legacy series.
  • Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews (Mine; Kindle) - This novella is 3.5 in the Hidden Legacy series.
  • Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews (Mine; Audiobook) - 4th in the Hidden Legacy series.
  • Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews (Mine; Audiobook) - This time I listened to the 5th in the Hidden Legacy series. The review of the Kindle book is linked below.
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  1. GIRL ON THE RUN looks good.

    You had a busy week finishing that series.

    I hope your weather stays warm enough for the sod.

    Take care, and have a great week.

  2. What Ilona Andrews book would you recommend to someone who hasn't read her before? I do like UF, fantasy and science fiction.
    We've had an indian summer here in my part of England - the weather is changing drastically on Wednesday, with temperature drops of 18F.
    Have a great week.

  3. I haven't even had to fill up with gas since February. You shouldn't have to change your oil again for a long time!

    Saddled for Murder looks good. These cozies are ideal for this time, I think.

    We are sitting in the middle of the hurricane right now. Sigh.

  4. You have a nice selection of books to enjoy. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  5. Nicely done! Hope you enjoy your selection of books for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Yeah, I can't believe it's late September either. Technically, it's still summer although it doesn't feel like it! I really like the look of Murder on Cold Street. Enjoy your reading week!

  7. Sounds like you got a lot accomplished last week, Kathy. Some of it is boring day-to-day chores, but they need to get done.

    It cooled off her, too. I've had to cover the vegetable garden the last few nights for danger of frost. It should warm up again on Wednesday.

    Girl on the Run and Shadow Ridge look good. So does Saddled with Murder.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. Hope you have a nice week.

  8. Sounds like a good low-key week... and you managed to get a lot accomplished, too. Happy reading!

  9. Hard frosts? I can't even think about that in September! I am definitely not built for winter in the northern states. I hope your baseball team makes it to the playoffs. Enjoy your week!

  10. Good luck with the playoffs! I can't believe we're into late September now either... it's crazy.

    Girl on the Run looks good!

  11. It is Aussie Rules finals season here now, but my husband and I just realised tonight that we haven't watched a single game in this very strange, interrupted season. We normally do but it just hasn't happened this year.

  12. Quiet weeks can be just fine. Sounds like you are enjoying your listening/reading.
    Saddled for Murder has a great cover and title.
    I am enjoying Silent Bite. I have listened to books 1 - 11 and I can hear the voice of Grover Gardner even as I read this one. :-)
    Enjoy your ball games and reading!

  13. I love the JD Robb In Death series, I prefer the kindle version over the audiobook which I didn’t like but the whole series is great though I’m only about book 20, so many more to go!

    Happy Reading!

  14. Oh wow that's a great reading week. Illona Andrews is on my long list of authors I want to try but not sure where to start.
    - Dianthaa

  15. Yeah for the Hidden Legacy series in audiobook! And reading audio and maybe kindle reading of Shadows in Death! I love these books, I hope you enjoyed them! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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