Monday, July 19, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 19, 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 week just sped by. I didn't do anything except take a couple of walks. I watched a little of the Home Run Derby and all of the All-Star Game but really missed seeing my Braves play. I'm glad the regular season of baseball has begun again. 

I did get a haircut and walk around the Mall a little bit on Thursday. It is always interesting to see what new stores have opened and which ones have closed. There are lots of vacant spaces at our local Mall. I don't get there often. I've been avoiding places where people congregate for so long that I have gotten out of the habit of walking there. 

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.)
  • Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey (Mine) -- The hardcover was sitting on my shelves since 2012. I bought the Kindle and audiobook recently since the series was on sale. This was an entertaining urban fantasy story set in Michigan with great worldbuilding. My review will be posted on September 8.
  • Autumn Bones by Jacqueline Carey (Mine; Kindle Daily Deal & Audiobook) -- Second in the Agent of Hel series was also entertaining . My review will be posted on October 2.
  • Poison Fruit by Jacqueline Carey (Mine; Kindle and Audiobook) -- Finale of the Agent of Hel trilogy nicely wrapped up all the plot threads. My review will be posted on October 12. 
  • More Than Fiends by Maureen Child (Mine since April 17, 2008) -- This was a fun and funny urban fantasy that has been on my TBR mountain for years. My review will be posted on August 21.
  • All Night Long with a Cowboy by Caitlin Crews (Review; August 24) -- This contemporary Western Romance pairs up the local school librarian and the local playboy. It was entertaining and the female lead was a nicely quirky character. My review will be posted on August 18.
  • Eyes of the Forest by April Henry (Review; August 24) -- This YA mystery has a high school girl searching for her favorite author when he disappears. Told from multiple viewpoints including the missing author's. My review will be posted on August 19.
  • A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones (Mine; Kindle and Audiobook) -- This was a reread and first listen of a book I had for review last year. It worked very well as an audiobook.
  • Enola Holmes and the Boy in Buttons by Nancy Springer (Mine; Kindle and Audiobook) -- This novella was a brief case undertaken by Miss Holmes. 
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

  • Derelict edited by David B, Coe & Joshua Palmetier (Kindle) - I've already read the story by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller which is the reason I bought the anthology. I'll be dipping into this one for the others someday, I'm sure.
  • Enola Holmes and the Boy in Buttons by Nancy Springer (Kindle Daily Deal and Audiobook)
What was your week like?


  1. I finally got a haircut a couple of weeks ago. It had been 18 months! I haven't been to the mall in ages.

  2. Tempting books! Someday I hope to read something by Amanda Quick, as I love her "alter" Jayne Ann Krentz.

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  3. Your books look so good. I hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

  4. I've noticed a lot of vacant stores now that I'm venturing out for in-person shopping. Unfortunately many places didn't survive the pandemic. Hope you're enjoying your current reads!

  5. I went to an indoor mall for the first time in a couple of years while we were visiting my parents... all the people made me nervous. It was disappointing to see how many of the store had closed, including my favorite anchor Lord & Taylor. Several store have moved to outdoor strip malls in the suburbs, too. Not sure when I'll be going back...
    Happy reading this week!

  6. I only went to an indoor mall when I had to visit the Apple store. I really wanted to stop into the bookstore, but I was hesitant. It still seems too early for me to be out. Lots of our favorite places in our town---the movie theater, the frozen yogurt place, a pizza place---did not survive the pandemic.

    All Night Long with a Cowboy...a librarian main character? Really?!

  7. Ooh nice! Hope you enjoy your reads lined up for this week!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  8. The whole year is speeding by too quickly. Sigh.
    Sad to think how many businesses have closed the past year although I have always wondered how small shops can afford mall space.
    Striking Range makes me want to listen to another Timber Creek K-9 mystery. Thanks for the nudge.
    Happy Reading!

  9. Glad you got to watch some baseball. :)

    Another awesome Huber cover.

  10. I know the feeling about the days going by. I find it so hard to believe that July is over half gone. We are cautious about getting about, though there are no restrictions because the Delta variant is around and no one wants to catch that.
    I too am looking forward to the Huber book.

  11. I haven't been to the mall in a long time! Have a great week!

  12. Yeah, some weeks just fly by! And yeah that the audiobook of A Bad Day for Sunshine was good! And I just want to read Miss Moriarty, I Presume? so badly! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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