Monday, March 22, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 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 nice sunny week which was good for solar production. On the other hand, our garage door wouldn't open when I was supposed to go to my doctor's appointment on Thursday. The opener lifted it about a foot before it froze. So, I called and cancelled my appointment and waited until my brother got home from work in case it was something he could fix. We ended up calling the repair people the next day because a spring had broken. The repairman fixed that but then told us that the door itself was cracked and ought to be replaced. So we're waiting for an estimate before scheduling that job. Always something when you own a home!

On the positive side, my government stimulus payment showed up in my bank account on Wednesday. Guess I know how I'll be spending it. 

This week is pretty empty of anything I have to do except for my semi-annual dentist appointment  My brother has an appointment for his Coronavirus shot on Friday. He doesn't know what vaccine he'll be receiving or if he'll be given a choice. I'm pretty sure that he'll take the one-and-done J&J vaccine if he has a choice. My second shot is scheduled for next Sunday. It will be nice to know that we are that much closer to being safer from this nasty virus. 

I've been enjoying The Voice and mostly listening to the Atlanta Braves Spring Training games. While the snow is melting away, it isn't quite warm enough for me to start walking outdoors. I'm waiting until the snow is gone from the sidewalks I use before I go walking outside. 

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.)
  • The Sign of Death by Callie Hutton (Review; April 13) -- Entertaining Historical Mystery. My review will be posted on April 6.
  • Illusion Town by Jayne Castle (Kindle & Audiobook) -- Paranormal romantic suspense set on Harmony. Great story. My review will be posted on May 26.
  • The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle (Review; April 6) -- This YA is a boarding school mystery. I enjoyed the main character. My review will be posted on April 1.
  • Amaryllis by Jayne Castle (Kindle & Audiobook) -- This is the first paranormal romantic suspense title set on St. Helens. It was a fun story. My review will be posted on May 15.
  • Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs (Kindle) -- This was the 6th in the Alpha and Omega series and was a great urban fantasy story. My review will be posted on April 3.
  • Zinnia by Jayne Castle (Kindle & Audiobook) -- This is the second paranormal romantic suspense title set on St. Helens. It was a fun story. My review will be posted on May 22.
  • Orchid by Jayne Castle (Kindle & Audiobook) - The final book in the St. Helens trilogy was another entertaining paranormal romantic suspense title. My review will be posted on May 29.
  • Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price (Review; April 6) - This retelling of Pride and Prejudice changes the story to a murder mystery set in London with a feminist Lizzie Bennett. My review will be posted on April 7.
  • All That Fall by Kris Calvin (Review; April 13) - I read 25% of this one but there were too many characters and plot threads for me to keep track of and none really compelled my attention.
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What was your week like?


  1. So many tempting books! After watching Bridgerton on Netflix, I am eager to read the books.

    Good luck with the garage door...and the vaccines.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. I'm sorry about the garage door. I'm glad you and your brother are getting the vaccines.

    Your books look so good. Enjoy them and have a great week!

  3. I love the Fools Gold series!! Happy reading and good luck with the garage door! Enjoy the warmer weather!๐ŸŒž☕๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’œ

  4. There is always something that needs repairing or replacing when you own your own house, glad it's getting sorted but I hope it doesn't cost too much.

    It will be such a relief when we are all vaccinated against this dreadful disease! Happy reading.

  5. It is always something with houses. Our garage door went a few years ago too- hope it's not too expensive. And good luck with your shots! It's nice that more and more people are gettng the vaccines.

  6. Oh, the joys of home ownership! I guess the stimulus money arrived at just the right time. That must have been a weird feeling being stuck in the garage! Hope there will be less excitement this week. Enjoy your reading!

  7. So sorry to hear about your garage door. I agree that home ownership comes with its share of unexpected repairs. Our house is 21 years old now, so I have been budgeting for things like new furnace and new A/C compressor.

    I really want to check out the Bridgerton book because so many people like the show. Bootlegger's Daughter sounds good, too.

    Hope you have a nice week.
    You have so many great books on your list this week.

  8. I'm always worried that something will happen to our power and I won't be able to get my car out. I never had a garage door opener until a couple of years ago.

    I'm very glad you and your brother are getting vaccinated.

    Bridgerton books sound promising.

  9. Funny how life works out! Yeah that you enjoyed Wild Sign! And it's funny, Lake Silence is the only book in my Others reread that I skipped over, mainly because we're getting those characters in her 2022 release, so I'm going to reread it closer to it's release. Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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