Monday, May 17, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 17, 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...

The weather is finally getting nice where I live. I was able to get outside for my walks three times this week. I do enjoy walking and listening to my audiobooks. Of course, I also enjoy sitting on my couch, playing computer games, and listening to audiobooks. This coming week is supposed to be nice for walking too. 

We hit our high day of solar production so far this year last Tuesday when we made 55.526 kWh. With just one more day to collect in this billing period, we have made more the 1 MWh. We've had five days in this billing period where we produced more than 50 kWh.

As I'm writing this on Saturday afternoon, I am watching last night's Braves baseball game. For some reason, perhaps because they are playing the nearest National League team, the games are blacked out for my viewing. I know what the score was but still enjoy watching the game. I'll have to do the same for Saturday's and Sunday's games. 

I am really hooked on listening to the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes books by Laurie R. King. I had many of them as review books over the years but hadn't gotten myself Kindle copies when they were released and have just been converted to audiobooks recently. This is also a case when they are even more enjoyable when listened to as a series like the Cainsville series finished recently. 

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 Moor by Laurie R. King (Kindle and Audiobook) -- Holmes and Russell revisit the scene of The Hound of the Baskervilles when called to investigate a puzzling situation by Sabine Baring-Gould. I love the descriptions of Dartmoor in this one. 
  • O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King (Kindle and Audiobook) -- This episode goes back to 1919 and fills out details from Holmes and Mary Russell's trip to Palestine in the middle of The Beekeeper's Apprentice.
  • The Abduction of Pretty Penny by Leonard Goldberg (Review; June 5) -- Fifth in the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series pits Joanna and the Watsons against Jack the Ripper. My review will be posted on June 10.
  • Justice Hall by Laurie R. King (Kindle and Audiobook) -- Mary and Sherlock are asked to help Mahmoud who is currently a Duke with a grand home but who is dying inside being away from his beloved Palestine. This one includes murdered heirs and counterfeit heirs and is my favorite of all the books in this series so far. 
  • The Game by Laurie R. King (Kindle and Audiobook) -- Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes find themselves in India at Mycroft's request to find the missing Kimball O'Hara (from Rudyard Kipling's Kim).
Next Week
  • Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz (Mine; Kindle and Audiobook)
  • Part-Time Gods by Rachel Aaron (Mine; Kindle and Audiobook)
  • Get a Clue by Jill Shalvis (Mine; Kindle and Audiobook)
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

New Review
New Print and Kindle
New Audiobooks
  • The Game by Laurie R. King (Kindle and Audiobook)
  • Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King (Kindle and Audiobook)
What was your week like?


  1. Nice week of books.

    Weather is finally getting nice here too...FINALLY!!

    ENJOY your week, Kathy.

  2. Lots of great books.
    The temps here are cooler than normal which is a good thing.

    Enjoy your books.
    Have a great week!

  3. I'm glad the weather is getting better for you. I do enjoy a good Dorothy L Sayers book too. Happy reading!

  4. I've got to try those Laurie R. King books... they've been on my radar for years. Hope you like Anxious People. I had a hard time getting into it, but then ended up loving it. Hooray for walking outdoors. I love my morning walk with an audiobook! Have a good week.

  5. Oh wow great book haul this week! So glad the weather is nice and you've been able to get outside :) Hope you have another great week!

  6. This is my favorite part about these weekly updates: seeing what other people are reading! What a great variety of books you have here! The one that caught my eye was The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels. I MUST read this one! Thanks for sharing!

  7. It's getting nice here too- feels like summer! Glad you were able to get out for some walking! Eyes of the Forest has me super curious- I just saw it on a list and was wondering.

    The Susan Mallery book looks like summer.

  8. Some all around new to me reads here! I hope you enjoy this week's selections!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. So many great books. I love Jill Shalvis. I'm going to add that one to my wishlist. I hope you have a great week!

  10. I always loved the Nevada Barr books! I need to check out the Laurie R. King series - they look really good. And I have the Wisteria Society waiting on my kindle!

    I am glad you are getting out enjoying the weather!

  11. I never really understand why some games are on tv and others are not. I wonder if they are still on the radio. When he was a kid, that's how my husband kept up with baseball.

    Great books! Glad you are able to get out a bit more before winter returns to your area. Lol!

  12. Eyes of the Forest looks creepy! I love to get out and walk with an audiobook. Yay for warmer spring weather!


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