Monday, June 21, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 21, 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 week for producing solar energy. Today is cloudy but a nice day for Grandma's Marathon which resumes after taking a year off because of the Covid-19 pandemic. I'm staying away from the marathon route and downtown because I'm not a fan of crowds or traffic jams.

While trying to decide which audiobook I wanted to listen to next, I discovered that the next few books in the Amelia Peabody historical mystery series were free to me with my Audible membership. That made my decision for me. I'll be listening to them but probably not back-to-back. I have quite a few other audiobooks in my collection that I also want to hear. 

I also tried, unsuccessfully, to lower my TBR pile by choosing a book which had been on it since 2015. After reading it, I decided that I wanted to read the rest of that series and bought three of the five books for my Kindle. The other one - the fourth book in the series - is already on my TBR pile. I believe that I read the first two books years ago but no longer had them in my collection. Taking one book off and adding three isn't a really good way to lower the TBR pile!

I spent some of the week watching baseball games and hoping that my Atlanta Braves would get their act together and start winning games. Right now, they have won two in a row (after losing four in a row). I'm looking forward to tonight's game but am told that rain is threatening in Atlanta.

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.)
  • Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (Audiobook reread) -- 3rd in The Others series
  • The Bookman's Promise by John Dunning (Mine; on TBR mountain since September 29, 2015) -- The rare book world is full of dangers but Cliff Janeway, former cop and current rare book dealer, is up to the task of finding both the books and the murderer. My review will be posted on July 24.
  • Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (Audiobook reread) -- 4th in The Others series.
  • The Assassins of Thasalon by Lois McMaster Bujold (Mine) -- The latest Penric and Desdemona adventure is novel length and tells about a trip to Thasalon. After an assassin in thwarted in Vilnoc, Pen and Desdemona are sent to Thasalon on the order of Pen's god to bring the one who sent the assassin to divine justice. My review will be posted on July 27.
  • Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop (Audiobook reread) -- 5th in The Others series
  • Murder Most Fowl by Donna Andrews (Review; August 3) -- Meg Langslow is having a busy summer what with hosting the cast and crew of a play her husband is directing, vandals attacking her house, historic reenactors causing all kinds of problems on her parents' property and a documentary filmmaker determined to cause trouble -- until someone murder him. My review will be posted on July 28.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
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Audiobooks (Included in my Audible Subscription):
What was your week like?


  1. Haha! It's a never-ending battle between a book lover and her TBR pile lol! I hope you can manage to chip away at it throughout this year :) Hope you have a great week!

  2. I enjoyed many of the Elizabeth Peters Egyptian series. Hope you like them.

  3. That happens to me often - I read something off my TBR and end up adding to it at the same time. I can never seem to actually lower it.

    I hope you enjoy your books. They look really good. Have a great week!

  4. I really enjoyed the series by Donna Andrews. Lots of good reading for you.

  5. Looks like you had a good week.

    Enjoy this week, Kathy.

  6. Lots of good stuff this week. Maureen Johnson and the PEters books look good.

  7. I've enjoyed those freebies from audible, too. Laughing about how reading from your tbr pile actually increased that pile!

  8. I'm intrigued by Miss Lattimore's Letter. Can't wait for your review!

  9. I've been very slowly going through my GoodReads TBR and trying to either add the books to my digital library wish list or remove them. Let's just say that my wish list has gotten out of control and my TBR hasn't gotten any smaller! I sympathize with your plight!

    I believe the last Peabody book I read was The Last Camel Died at Noon. It wasn't my favorite but it's still a fun series. I don't remember if I've added the next one to my wish list....

    Enjoy your week!

  10. Yeah trying to control the TBR pile can be rough. When I last looked through mine I realized I didn't buy out a series and it's not out of print. I'm still trying to track down one last book but haven't made much progress on that front! lol.

    Hope you enjoy this week's reads!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. You always have such a colorful assortment of books. I love that. They look good.
    Enjoy and have a great week!

  12. Lots of great books on your list this week.

    I have that trouble with my TBR Pile as well. As you saw when you visited, I bought a bunch of books from a series so I could catch up.

    Hope you have a nice week.

  13. I've got to get back to The Other's series. Now that my library is open for browsing, I will go in and get the next book. Have a great week.

  14. I can't wait for the next book in the Darynda Jones book about Sunshine. Loved that first one. I have found with all those Included books at Audible I now have this huge pile of "ready to listen to audiobooks'!

  15. I feel like I did so well when I disassembled eight of my bookshelves and sent all of the books on the shelves off to Goodwill. But that was ten years ago, and now I need to purge again.

    The John Dunning series looks great. I can't resist books-about-books.

  16. I am always adding more books to my TBR pile so I totally understand. :) Have a great week!

  17. Your post is so dangerous!

    I have at least one or two of John Dunning's books in my own TBR, but now I'm afraid to start reading them, lest I fall into a similar situation as you. And I knew nothing about Beyond, so I've now requested it through the library. I have an ongoing battle between my TBR (personal books) and my library books... it doesn't end.

    Happy reading!

  18. Yeah for power production! And that's funny about TBR clearing! Hope you enjoyed Cursed Luke, and yeah that you did enjoy A Stranger in Town! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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