Monday, September 28, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 28, 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.

I will be combining my YA and adult reading and purchases on this one weekly roundup.

Other Than Reading... 

This was a mixed week. We had a couple of nice days with temperatures in the high 60s or lower 70s and lots of sun. I took advantage of the weather and went on a couple of walks outdoors. The rest of the week was cold, rainy and foggy. I didn't go out to walk and confined my walking to a couple of trips to grocery stores. I do make a point of walking up and down the aisles so that I get at least a thousand steps in when I go shopping. 

The rainy, foggy weather didn't do much for our solar production this week either. 

The landscapers did come and finish up their work on one of the more pleasant days of the week. My brother started to mow the lawn one day and then came in to tell me that the lawnmower was smoking and quit working. Naturally, he brought it back to the place where he bought it six weeks ago and it was gone for a few days before he could pick it up again. The weather is making mowing questionable right now. He has a day off tomorrow and hopes the weather will cooperate. 

The next thing he told me is that his DVR had quit working and that he had scheduled a service call with out cable/phone/internet provider to come fix it. Of course, the appointment was for 8 AM on Saturday. Luckily, he was going to be home and could handle it. The guy was already here and working when I got up. In the small world category, he had previously worked at Target like my brother does and he has a brother working there now. 

The regular season for baseball ends on Sunday and then the playoffs begin. My Atlanta Braves are the number 2 seed and I have high hopes that they will be able to go far. I think their first game is this Wednesday.

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.)
  • Shadows in Death by J. D. Robb (Mine; Audiobook) - This is the latest in the In Death series of futuristic mystery/romances and was another entertaining entry into this long-running series. My review will be posted on October 17.
  • Saddled With Murder by Eileen Brady (Review; Oct. 27) - Contemporary mystery starring a veterinarian whose Christmas wish that some difficult clients would disappear seems to be coming true when someone decides to murder them. My review will be posted on October 3.
  • Alliance of Equals by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (Mine; Audiobook) - Reread of the direct prequel to Trader's Leap
  • Trader's Leap by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (Review; Dec. 1) - This is a reread of an ARC which is the latest in the Liaden Universe science fiction series. My review is scheduled for December 1.
  • Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas (Review; Oct. 6) - This is the 5th in the Lady Sherlock Victorian mystery series and was a great addition to the series. My review will be posted on October 6.
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What was your week like?


  1. You always amaze me with how many books you get through! I hope the weather improves, we've gone from warm summery weather to really cold weather in the last few days. "Big coat" weather as I heard someone call it. Still the skies are blue so I'll enjoy it whilst it lasts - rain will be arriving soon I'm sure.

    Happy reading x

  2. Why does everything break at the same time? A lot of good books on this list ... I think I'm going to made 2021 my year to concentrate on the In Death series. I think I'm on book 12, so I have a long way to go.

  3. Oh oh, you might be due a third, rule of threes and all that!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  4. Quite a list of interesting books! Enjoy your reading this week

  5. I hope your Braves do well. It doesn't look like my brother's favorite, the Astros, or my nephew's team, the Red Sox, are doing that great this year.

    Funny. We got a cold front today and the temps cooled off into the 70s. This is cold weather for us!

    Have a great week.

  6. That’s annoying things breaking within such a close period, it’s happened to me many times.

    I’m happy to say our lawnmower is 20 years old and still going strong!

  7. Ooh nice! These are new to me ones. I hope you enjoy this week's queue!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. I love the cover of Murder on Cold Street.

  9. Today was so rainy and humid here. It made me just want to nap all day. Unfortunately my son wasn't down with that idea. LOL.

    Have a good one!

  10. Mixed weather here too, all the time. I liked the cover of Mikoto and the Reaver Village so I looked it up and it sounds so good!

  11. We were cool and rainy last week but today we hit 80 and a warm wind has been blowing all day. It's a bit odd.

    Good luck to the Braves! To the extent that I follow sports (which is negligible), I understand baseball the most. I would name the Braves as my team if asked, even though I never know how they're doing! Proximity to home counts for something!

    Enjoy your week!

  12. A good variety of books! Our dishwasher has been broken for months and I miss it. The lawnmower lasted another season, but the weed trimmer broke.
    My It's Monday post is here:

  13. Saddled with Murder caught my eye. I'll have to remember that one when the Christmas reading mood hits after Thanksgiving!

  14. Sounds like an annoying week, non-book wise. But the books sounds really good, I hope you enjoyed Murder on a Cold Street, I love her writing and the series! And that you enjoy Mikoto and the Reaver Village, I just love Forthright's books, I remember when Ilona Andrews recommended the first one, because that's when I heard of Forthright's writing. I just lvoe it, and I'm so excited for the latest entry! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  15. I'm kinda loving the last hurrah of nice weather too, but you can feel the chill coming! And yikes 8am on a Saturday! That's too early!!

    The Sherry thomas book looks great!

  16. I like the idea of walking whilst shopping.

  17. It is great when repair people can come fix things. That is a new/old thing, right? I don't think most companies here are doing that yet.

    I have just been hoping nothing stops working!

    Enjoy those books, and thanks for visiting my blog.


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