Monday, August 9, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 9, 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 has been a quiet, gloomy week. Between smoke and clouds, there have been few sunny hours. I have whiled away my time by spending time listening to the Elfhome series and enjoying it immensely. The next book is supposed to be published next April after a six year gap, but I'll be looking for the eARC from Baen books after the first of the year. I really want to know what happens next. This could become a new favorite series.

I have also spent a lot of time watching my Braves play baseball and gradually creep up on the teams ahead of them on the leaderboard. Every once in a while, I've caught a few Olympic events too. I've also spent some time cooking this week. I did try a new recipe for lentil stew which turned out a bit spicier than I had thought it would. Tasty--but spicy. 

Next week is empty of appointments. I'm also trying to decide if I want to begin a new series of audiobooks that I already have in my library or continue on with the Amelia Peabody or Guild Hunter series which will mean buying more in each series. I'm well ahead on review books and can indulge myself this week. 

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.)
  • Wolf Who Rules by Wen Spencer (Mine; Audiobook) -- This is a reread/first listen of a story I read many years ago. It is the direct sequel to TINKER. My review will be posted on October 19.
  • Elfhome by Wen Spencer (Mine; Audiobook) -- This is the third book in the Elfhome series and gives Tinker's cousin Oilcan a starring role without ignoring what both Tinker and Windwolf are doing. My review will be posted on October 28.
  • Wood Sprites by Wen Spencer (Mine; Kindle and Audiobook) -- The Fourth in the Elfhome series stars 9-year-old twin geniuses living in New York City learn that they are the younger sister of Tinker and find themselves in the middle of a plot conceived by the oni. My review will be posted on November 2.
  • Project Elfhome by Wen Spencer (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook) -- This is either book 4.5 or 5 in the Elfhome series and contains a number of related stories about characters other than the main characters in the other books. I really enjoyed it when I reviewed in 2016. I won't be reviewing it again. 
  • For Whom the Book Tolls by Laura Gail Black (Mine) -- First in a new cozy series. Interesting characters and nicely twisty mystery. My review will be posted on October 14.
  • Magic in the Wind by Christine Feehan (Mine; Kindle and Audiobook) -- This short novel is a paranormal romance and the first in a series. It was the shortest book in my Audible Library and I needed something short. My review will be posted on October 20.
  • Murder by the Bookend by Laura Gail Black (Review; September 7) -- Second in the Antique Bookshop mysteries has bookstore owner Jenna Quinn solving another mystery is this nice cozy series. My review will be posted on September 4.
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What was your week like?


  1. So many great cozy mysteries on your list. I hope you enjoy them. Have a great week!

  2. It's been a little gloomy here too. Wood Sprites sounds fun- glad that's turning out to be a favorite!

  3. Ohh I am dyng to read A Lesson In Vengence, Dark Academia is one of my favorite genres. I am sorry it wasnt for you, but that happens with books! Hopefully I will be able to make it through it when I get around to getting it!

  4. Look at all these beautiful books! I'm going to have to go check out some of your reviews now :)

  5. So many books. You are like me. I don't think we will ever run out of things to read.
    Have a great week!

  6. Miss Lattimore's Letter looks promising. Hope you enjoy it, as well as your others.

    Hope the smoke clears soon.

  7. You have some intriguing cozies on your shelves...and I hope you have another great week.

  8. So sorry for the gloomy week. We've gotten a break from the clouds for a bit.

    Great books this week. Murder by the Bookend and When Sparks Fly sound interesting. Hope you enjoy all your books.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today.

  9. Yeah, we're having smoke here, too, it's not fun! And yeah that you enjoyed For Whom the Book Tolls! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  10. I've not been reading as much as I could! Happy week!


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