Monday, March 8, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 8, 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... 

I got my first Covid vaccine last Sunday and am happy to report that my only side effect was a sore arm at the injection site for a couple of days which was identical to the side effects from my annual flu shot. The rest of the week was quiet with reading and listening fitting around Spring Training baseball games and the new season of The Voice

The weather has been nice. We are starting to make substantial amounts of solar power again after a few months of short days and snow covered solar panels. My brother tells me the we spent just about $60 for electricity since March of 2020. Our billing period runs from the 17th to the 16th instead of from the first of the month to the end of the month which makes it a little more confusing for me to figure out what we're spending or whether we're caching for a cloudier or snowier month. We are both happy that we invested in the solar panels.
This coming week is also going to be pretty quiet. I have an appointment to have my taxes done on Monday but no other appointments. I have quite a collection of review books to read that are being released early in April. I'll also have to look through my audiobooks for something new to listen to while I'm playing my computer games.

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 Deception by Michelle Sagara (Mine - Audiobook) - This is the 13th book in the Chronicles of Elantra series and continues the adventures of Kaylin Neya. This time the focus is on the lost cohort. My review will be posted on March 24.
  • Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery (Mine - added to my stack on Dec. 5, 2013) -- Nice contemporary romance that is part of a long series set in Fool's Gold, California. My review will be posted on March 17.
  • The Duke & I by Julia Quinn (Mine - Reread) - I enjoyed revisiting this historical romance with great characters and nice depth of plot. My review will be posted on March 20.
  • The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow (Mine - added to my stack July 10, 2013) - This oldie combines steampunk and the paranormal set in an alternate Britain during the Victorian Age. The fantasy was very complex and sometimes the dialect and new vocabulary were difficult to understand, but ultimately it was an enjoyable story. My review will be posted on March 23.
  • Change State by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Mine) - This e-chapbook contains two stories from the Liaden Universe. Both were interesting and answered questions about side characters. I won't be reviewing this one.
  • Phantoms & Felonies by Lucy Ness (April 6) -- Enjoyable cozy mystery with ghosts. I liked the characters and setting and thought the plot had enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. My review will be posted on March 25.
  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix (Kindle & Audiobook) - I enjoyed this YA fantasy set in a slightly alternate 1983 London. The worldbuilding was excellent and the characters engaging. My review will be posted on April 17.
DNF
  • The Lost Village by Camilla Sten (March 23) - I got to 15% and realized that I wasn't able to keep the characters straight and the plot looked like it was heading from mystery to horror. I really don't enjoy horror.
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What was your week like?

11 comments:

  1. Nice looking books.
    Enjoy your week.

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  2. I'm working my way through the Fools Gold series as well Kathy! I love it and find myself laughing out loud many times!Happy reading!📚💕

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  3. I just picked up the first Bridgerton book! I'm so excited to give it a try - glad to hear you enjoyed it!
    Really great book choices, they all look worth the read!
    Hope you have a great week :)

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  4. Good news about your shot. I've had both, and the second one brought a few achy days, but nothing major.

    I need to finish reading the two Rachel Caine books that I have...so I can read the new ones.

    Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  5. I had the Pfizer vaccine and had the same achy arm. Friends who had the Astrazeneca have had much more flu like symptoms, so I'm glad I avoided that!
    I'm not a horror story fan either so I can fully understand the DNF!

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  6. Several of the books on your reading list this week are appealing, enjoy!

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  7. Congrats on the vaccine! Your books look really good. Enjoy them and have a great week!

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  8. Good news on your vaccine! Glad you didn't have side effects other than the sore arm, too... that's encouraging. Enjoy your reading this week.

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  9. My father put up solar panels on his house and it has served him well. Of course, he lives in Tucson, which gets much more sun than the Pacific Northwest! I'm glad to see that it is working for you! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories.

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  10. Congrats on the vaccine, and I'm glad to hear your discomfort has been minimal. That's awesome. Neat too about the solar panels. I've always thought they were a great idea, would love to invest in those one of these days.

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  11. It is hard to believe it is tax time already! As last year everything was so delayed. Love the Fools Gold series.

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