Monday, March 29, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 29, 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... 

Greetings from snowy Minnesota! After two days of rain, I woke up to snow this morning and it has been snowing all day. It is warm enough that the snow is not yet sticking to the roads but the grassy areas are getting a nice coating. It's supposed to be 40 degrees and mostly sunny tomorrow which is when I need to go downtown to get my second COVID-19 shot. This new snow should all melt away tomorrow.

I was not entirely pleased with my current review book and decided to read something else before going on with it. Unfortunately, I chose to read the second book in the Bridgerton series which led to the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth and staying up way too late because of my binge reading. I'm currently reading the seventh and have the eighth on my Kindle. I know I'll want to finish the series before going back to reading the books that are on my calendar. I'm reviewing the first two in the Bridgerton series but not the rest at this time. I may review them during the summer if I have a calendar spot to fill.

Speaking of my calendar, since I have only four books to read before my April calendar is full, I set up my May calendar and wrote the posts as much as I could before I actually read the books. I do have all the Book Beginning/Friday 56 posts completed and six of seventeen books on my May calendar read and reviewed already. The six reviews I've already finished are for audiobooks I've listened to recently. 

I don't have anything besides the shot on my calendar for the week. I'm expecting some side effects and glad to be staying at home to wait them out. Also baseball season starts for real on Thursday which will keep me watching television. 

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.)
  • Drown Her Sorrows by Melinda Leigh (Mine) -- The third Bree Taggert mystery is filled with a twisty plot and a growing romance. My review will be posted on April 8.
  • Lake Silence by Anne Bishop (Audiobook) -- This is a favorite story. I chose it because I needed an audiobook but didn't want to tackle anything new. 
  • The Unkindness of Ravens by M. E. Hilliard (Review; April 13) -- Entertaining series debut. Greer Hogan is a librarian who needs to figure out who murdered her friend in the library and channels her favorite detectives (Trixie Belden and Miss Marple) to help her solve the crime. My review will be posted on April 10.
  • Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery (Kindle and Audiobook) -- The third Fool's Gold romance stars Pia O'Brien and Raoul Moreno. Another great romance. My review will be posted on April 14.
  • The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn (Mine) -- Anthony and Kate's romance is the second in the Bridgerton series. My review will be posted on April 21.
  • An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn (Mine) -- This is Benedict and Sophie's story. This episode is sort of a riff on the Cinderella story.
  • Purrfectly Dead by Dixie Lyle (Review; April 27) - I'm at 40% in this one but had no trouble setting it aside for my Bridgerton binge.
  • It's in His Kiss by Julia Quinn (Mine)
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

I bought all of these this week.
What was your week like?


  1. Nice looking books.
    Have a great week.

  2. Your reading and blogging life sounds so wonderful! You are very organized and disciplined (even with your binge reading)! I, on the other hand, was supposed to be writing a review all morning but ended up blogging and visiting blogs instead.

  3. Haven't we all done the staying up late and binge reading! "Just one more chapter" is definitely my weakness.

  4. That's great that you're getting your second shot! Hope the side effects are minimal. I really need to try Bridgerton...

  5. Snow?! Oh my goodness! It's practically summer here.

    Glad you will be getting your second shot.

    And I'm laughing, thinking about you binge-reading the Bridgerton series.

  6. Nice! Binge reading a series is always a good idea!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

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  7. Good luck with your second shot! I hope the snow doesn't stick around.

    Wow, I really have to read the Bridgerton series. Everyone is loving it. It's not really my regular genre but it does look like a good one.

    Have a great week!

  8. Snow! Yikes. and good luck with your second dose! I hope all goes well with a minimum of side effects.

    Enjoy baseball!

  9. I've been wanting to read the Bridgerton series, so since you binge-read several, I am eager to find out more.

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  10. It has been so long since I binge read anything. I really want to read the Bridgerton series, but can't seem to get to it.

    Hope the side effects from your vaccine aren't too bad. Thanks for sharing your books and for visiting my blog.

  11. Got Moderna #2 on Friday; was a little under the weather Saturday afternoon/evening. Fine by Sunday morning, even arm soreness (which was bad Sat) was gone.

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  13. LOL I don’t even have my March books finished yet!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  14. That's an impressive binge!

    I've got Midnight Bargain planned to read next, I've seen it recommended for fans of Bridgerton so I'm excited to see how it fits.

    I hope your side effects aren't too bad. We had our first shot last week and got pretty nasty fever and chills.

    - Dianthaa

  15. Omigosh snow!! That's crazy!
    I can't wait to read the Bridgerton books - I'm waiting until I have them all before starting because I think I also won't be able to stop once I start lol! Enjoy your week!

  16. It snowed here too. Then it all melted today. I’m glad you found a good series to binge. I liked the Bridgerton show, but I don’t know if the books are my thing.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  17. I hope your second shot went well! Ugh, I can't deal with snow after March 1st, but we're really not safe until early May. Enjoy your week!

  18. Oh that's a bit funny that you went on a Bridgerton binge. :-) I wouldn't mind re-reading but it seems I didn't keep all the books.
    I hope your second shot went well and that your weather is warming up.
    Happy Reading!

  19. I can't believe how busy your reading life is. You continue to amaze me.

    I hope everything went well with your second shot. We had little to no side effects. And now on with our lives, with some modifications.

    Have a great weekend.

  20. Oh, man, binge reading, and staying up late! I really can't do that anymore, given that I start work at 5 AM now. And I wish I was so on top of things when it comes my review books, but I have no self-control in requesting ARC's. Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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