Monday, October 26, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Oct. 26, 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... 

Duluth set weather records this week. We have beaten the all-time snowfall record for snowfall in October. I think we have received 13.5 inches so far. Luckily, it was warm enough that it didn't stick on the roads. It is nice and sunny today and I hope more of the snow melts. Downtown didn't actually get any snow that stuck. It was warm enough down by the lake that the snow melted when it hit the ground. Unfortunately, I live on the top of the hill and got all of the precipitation as snow.

Sadly, my Braves didn't make it to the World Series which means that I don't have much interest in that sporting event. It has been on in the background as I've been doing other things. I did watch most of the final debate between the two Presidential candidates even though I've already voted and my vote has been counted according to the State website.

I've been slowly working my way through my review books for 2020 but I've also been listening to more of the Chronicles in Elantra. I've decided not to review them at this time. I might circle back around to writing reviews but not until 2021. I have so many of David Weber's books on my calendar that I don't really have a place for more not-already-scheduled reviews until then. 

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.)
  • Cast in Chaos by Michelle Sagara (Mine; Audiobook) - This adventure has Kaylin Neya investigating a magical occurrence and takes place mostly in the fiefs. I don't plan to review it at this time.
  • Vanishing in the Haight by Max Tomlinson (Mine) - This is the first Colleen Hayes mystery. It takes place in 1978 and deals with a cold case from 1967. It was entertaining and had great characters. My review will be posted on Nov. 10.
  • Cast in Ruin by Michelle Sagara (Mine; Audiobook) - Kaylin deals with a bunch of refugees fleeing from Shadow and the only female dragon who had been on another world fighting Shadows. I don't plan to review it at this time.
  • The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill (Nov. 17) - This start of a new series by Chloe Neill was an entertaining historical fantasy filled with adventure and magic. My review will be posted on Nov. 14.
  • Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara (Audiobook; Mine) - This tells about Kaylin's adventures on a trip to the West March with some Barani. I don't plan to review it at this time.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
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What was your week like?


  1. Nice looking books.
    Thanks for stopping by my page and for sharing.
    Have a great reading week!

  2. Oh, my. I hope that doesn't mean you are in for a tough winter. I was in the garden today pulling in the last harvest and getting everything ready for winter.

    Love your list of books this week. The Cousins and The Bodies in the Library are still catching my eye. Reserved for Murder looks good, too.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  3. Great post. Wow snow already- I sadly miss that living in Louisiana. Have a great week.

  4. It's only October and you already had so much snow...Wow! My baseball team was also eliminated from the playoffs so I don't have any real interest in the World Series. I, also, have it on for background noise. Hope you have a great week!

  5. Yikes....too early for that much snow. Glad most of it melted quickly.


    ENJOY your week, and stay safe, Kathy.

  6. I love the Michelle Sagara covers - I couldn't walk past those in a book shop!
    We really aren't used to much snow in the UK (or at least not in England) so even a couple of inches sees us grinding to a halt. I can't even picture 13.5 inches worth.
    Happy reading and keep safe x

  7. I have been eyeing The Cousins. Enjoy your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. Oh my goodness! That's more snow for you in October than I have seen in my entire life.

    I need to take a close look at what you are reading.

  9. Sorry about the early snow, glad it is not sticking to the ground for long. I can wait a bit longer for it! Hope this is a great reading week.

  10. Oh nice! I am sooo behind on Nalini's series! I hope to get caught up one day! lol!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. Oh, yeah, so many books to read and review, so little time! But you will get back to reviewing them, so that's good! And some really great books in there, I love Maria V. Snyder, Nalini Singh, Kalayna Price! Hope you enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  12. Your weather seems colder than here in Quebec where we haven't gotten any snow yet. Vanishing in the Haight sounds intriguing. Enjoy your new books!

  13. Yikes that's a lot of snow! And ooh the new McManus book is getting close- can't wait for that one!

  14. Holy moly that snow!!! Wow!! I am not ready for snow yet. Lol. Glad it didn't stick around at least. :)

    Stay safe and enjoy your reads!

  15. Oh my. 13.5" is crazy to me in October. In North Carolina, we fall apart if we get a dusting on Halloween.

    So many of my friends and family are devastated that the Braves lost.

    I really enjoyed Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder but I haven't kept up with her other books very well. I need to read more of them. Enjoy your week!


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