Monday, February 22, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 22, 2021)

 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 fun week of rereading and listening to some of a favorite author's backlist since it was too cold to go out and do anything. I decided I wanted to continue the futuristic romance series I began last week. So I added a bunch of them to my Audible library. Then I found out about a Valentine's Day special at Audible and got quite a few audiobooks for $5 each. In some cases, I already had the Kindle. In a few, I will just have the audiobook. I have lots of listening ahead of me even though I've already consumed six of my new titles.

I had my annual mammogram this week and am good now for another year. I also had a Covid-19 test in preparation for this coming week's colonoscopy. I chose the saliva test since I wasn't eager to have a swab stuck up my nose! I hope I find out the results before I get too deep into the colonoscopy prep since I don't want to have to reschedule and go through all the prep again. 

Since I was out and about, I got my first haircut since Feb. 22, 2020. It's nice to have less hair to get in my way. I went to a new hairdresser and let her choose what she thought would work for my fine hair. I think I'll go back to Great Clips when I need it cut again since I can go there three times for the same cost as one visit to the new hairdresser. 

I also have my annual wellness visit with my Primary Care doctor this week and have to chauffeur my brother to a follow-up eye doctor's appointment. Luckily, our cold snap is over and temperatures are more normal for this time of the year. I will be eager for the week to be over though since I'm not a big fan of all this hustle and bustle.

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.)
  • Obsidian Prey by Jayne Castle (Kindle and audiobook) - This is another in the author's series of futuristic romantic suspense with lots of paranormal powers and dust bunnies. I reviewed it on Goodreads and LibraryThing since this is a reread for me.
  • Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz (Kindle and audiobook) - This is contemporary romantic suspense with paranormal powers and the first in the Burning Lamp trilogy. I reviewed it on Goodreads and LibraryThing since this is a reread for me.
  • Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick (Kindle and audiobook) - This is the second in the Burning Lamp trilogy. I reviewed it on Goodreads and LibraryThing since this is a reread for me. 
  • Midnight Crystal by Jayne Castle (Kindle and audiobook) - This is the third in the Burning Lamp trilogy. I reviewed it on Goodreads and LibraryThing since this is a reread for me.
  • Canyons of Night by Jayne Castle (Kindle and Audiobook) - This is another in the author's series of futuristic romantic suspense with lots of paranormal powers and dust bunnies. I reviewed it on Goodreads and LibraryThing since this is a reread for me.
  • The Lost Night by Jayne Castle (Kindle and Audiobook) - This is the first in the author's Rainshadow trilogy. It is futuristic romantic suspense with paranormal talents. It was a fun story. I read it years ago and won't be reviewing it except on LibraryThing and Goodreads.
  • Deception Cove by Jayne Castle (Kindle and Audiobook) - This is the second in the Rainshadow trilogy. Like the first, I reviewed it on LibraryThing and Goodreads but not on this blog. 
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Bought:
  • Amaryllis by Jayne Castle (Kindle and Audiobook) - I have a paperback on my Keeper's Shelf.
  • Zinnia by Jayne Castle (Kindle and Audiobook) - I have a paperback on my Keeper's Shelf.
  • Orchid by Jayne Castle (Kindle and Audiobook) - I have a paperback on my Keeper's Shelf.
  • Trust Me by Jayne Ann Krentz (Kindle and Audiobook) - I already have the Kindle. This will be a reread.
  • Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz (Audiobook) - I already have the Kindle.
  • The Obsession by Nora Roberts (Audiobook) - I already have the Kindle. This will be a reread.
Bought and Already Read:
What was your week like?

17 comments:

  1. Good luck with the medical procedures.

    As for haircuts...I got my first one in October, after not having one since last February. Then I got another one in January!

    Enjoy your week and your books. I also got Thief of Souls this week.

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  2. It's funny how busy a week that might have been fairly normal pre-Covid can seem now! Ninth House and The Disappearing Spoon are both on my TBR but haven't risen to the top yet. I'm getting my hair cut this Friday -- first one since before Christmas! Luckily my hairdresser cut it extra short that time. (I wasn't too happy about it at the time, but it turned out to be just as well!)
    My "It's Monday" post is on Bay State Reader's Advisory

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  3. Love Jayne Ann krentz book. Iam not a big audio book fan but I might give one a try.

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  4. Wow, what a busy week both life and reading. Hope the colonoscopy goes well and the news is good.
    Our hairdressers are currently closed again, in desperation I tried trimming my fringe and made a horrifying mess of it, so have had to adapt my hairstyle to hide it 😂

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  5. Busy week for you. I had a colonoscopy last week, thought I would need a covid test but not for a that kind of appointment. I also had my hair cut a couple of weeks ago when our area was allowed to open up.

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  6. Wow, you've certainly been hoarding audiobooks and have been reading/listening a lot.

    Good luck with the medical procedures. I had a colonoscopy once in 2012 and wasn't happy about the prep, so I wouldn't want to have to be into it too far only to have to reschedule indeed.

    As for your hairdresser's appt, here, hair salons are closed due to the lockdown, although I've heard they might reopen next week. I thankfully have long hair so can go a long time with no haircut.

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  7. It would really suck to prepare for a colonoscopy and then have it cancelled. I hope your test is negative. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. Thank you! I totally forgot about Nalani's new book!

    Have a good week!

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  9. I'm so envious! I'd love to get my hair cut, it's so unruly! Minimum Wage Magic and The Left-Handed Booksellers of London both sound wonderful, and it's been a long time since I've read fantasy. I'll have to look them up!

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  10. Hope all the doctor visits/procedures go well! Hope you get those test results before colonoscopy prep! I've watched my mom do that (and will have to myself eventually) for years and yeah, it's no fun!

    Hope you enjoy the reads for this week!


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  11. Hope everything turns out well with your medical appointments. I have a call with my doctor this Friday as a check in on some medication I've been on for a while.

    The Lost Village caught my eye this week. I saw Thief of Souls somewhere today as I visited blogs.

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

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  12. Good luck with your medical procedures and tests. Enjoy your books. Have a great week!

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  13. Ugh the swab test is not fun! I don't blame ya for that. Hope it all goes well with the appts.

    Looks like a great mix of books!

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  14. Hope everything goes well with your medical appointments. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

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  15. I have seen Firekeeper's Daughter on many blogs, I hope you enjoy it

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  16. Oh my, so much going on. I'm glad the weather is taking a turn to nice. :)

    Pre-COVID, I'd get a haircut about every six weeks. Now it's more like every 3-4 months. Growing it a bit longer so it doesn't need the maintenance it once did, which is kind of freeing, actually.

    I love seeing all your books each week. Have a great one and happy reading.

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  17. Looks like you had fun at the Audible sale. I got some too. I generally do fine with a less expensive hair cut too. :-) Glad the mammo went well and I hope your next test goes well too.
    I hope you like Orphan X - I did.
    Have a good week and enjoy your reading!

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