Monday, August 30, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 30, 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 mostly cloudy and rainy week. The one good day was the day I went for a walk, tripped, got major road rash on my left arm, knee, hip and shoulder and bent up my glasses. A bunch of bandages and a trip to the Vision Center to bend my glasses back into shape and I was home again. I've decided that walking on my treadmill might be boring but is less hazardous to my body.

I finished up the reread of the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh which means that the next one which will be released on October 26 is next up on my reading stack. I bought a number of new books this week from my Kindle Daily Deal email or my BookBub email but only added the audiobook to one of them. I need to concentrate on reading all of the audiobooks still on my stack before adding new ones. It is likely that I will be adding the audiobooks for my new ones when I get around to reading them though. I have become a huge fan of audiobooks.

It is hard to believe that it is already the end of August. My brother tells me that the University of Minnesota-Duluth is bussing loads of new students to Target to shop for what they forgot to pack on this move-in weekend. He says they were very busy. A friend also posted that her son will be moving in this week for his first year of college at St. Scholastica (which is our other large college). Locally, the kids haven't started public schools but teachers are back to work. State Law here in Minnesota says school can't start with kids until after Labor Day. Right now, the plan is complete in-person school with everyone masked. 

Meanwhile, this week I set up my posts for November since I am almost through with everything on my October calendar. I'm strongly considering posting more than one review a day since I am doing so much reading right now and am so far ahead. 

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.)
  • Best in Snow by David Rosenfelt (Review; October 19) -- Engaging holiday mystery for those who like snarky lawyers and cute dogs. My review will be posted on October 9.
  • Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh (Mine; Audiobook) -- This reread of the 10th Guild Hunter books featured Venom and Holly's romance while furthering the larger story arc. Here's my review from 2017.
  • Archangel's Prophecy by Nalini Singh (Mine; Audiobook) -- In this 11th Guild Hunter book, Elena is dealing with losing her angelic powers and her wings while trying to track down the one who attacked her vampire brother-in-law and dealing with voices in her head. Here's my review from 2018.
  • Archangel's War by Nalini Singh (Mine; Audiobook) -- The 12th Guild Hunter book concerns ancients rising and the final battle with the insane Archangel Lijuan. Here is my review from 2019.
  • Archangel's Sun by Nalini Singh (Mine; Kindle and Audiobook) -- The war is over but cleanup is still ongoing especially in Africa where Titus and his people are dealing with huge numbers of reborn. The Hummingbird - broken angelic artist - is sent to help. Here's my review from 2020
  • Mercy Creek by M. E. Browning (Review; October 12) -- This is the second in the Jo Wyatt mystery series and was excellent. When a young girl goes missing, Jo has to deal with lots of old rivalries to solve the crime. My review will be posted on October 13.
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What was your week like?


  1. Nice looking posts. Lots of good looking books.
    Have a great week of reading.

  2. Oh my goodness, Kathy! I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles on your walk. When I fell and dislocated my thumb three years ago, I felt like I might never take a walk outdoors again! But I finally got back to walking.

    Do you never have an off week? I can't remember when I've ever seen you miss a solid week of reading!

  3. Oh, no, so sorry about your fall! I don't like walking outside much for that reason. Lots of areas present such challenges. We do have an exercise room in our clubhouse here, so I might rely on that.

    Love the look of your books, including The Fixer Upper. Enjoy!

  4. So sorry to hear about your fall! Hope you're recovering okay.

    Nice lineup! I reallllllly need to get caught up with the Guild Hunters series. Though around this time of year, I'm on a horror/thriller/spooky kick as I look for a good option for my October giveaway. So maybe after that I'll try reading a few...and getting caught up in dozens of other series too! Lol.

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I'm sorry to hear about your fall. I hope you are feeling better.

    I love how organized you are with your blog posts and reviews.

    Enjoy your books and have a great week!

  6. I wish they would require masking here. It's optional for high school but required for k6. Probably safer if they require it for everyone but there is so much opposition- yeeshh.

    I liked A Fatal Waltz.

  7. So sorry about your fall... that happened to me last summer when I ended up with a chip fracture of my ankle after tripping in a pothole. Couldn't walk for months! I did end up going outdoors again as soon as I could... the treadmill is SO boring! Hope you heal quickly and can get back at it soon. Impressive that you're working on November reviews!!

  8. Some great looking books Kathy. Ouch so sorry about that trip while out walking - definitely horrible event. Hope its not all too sore, road rash as you call it is sure no fun.

  9. Glad to hear you are ok after your fall! I prefer my treadmill over walking outside. :) Have a great week!

  10. So sorry about your fall! But I am so impressed with how organized you are. You are already finished with October's posts?? Teach me your ways! I'm a last-minute poster, and it gets hectic over there on my blog haha!

  11. Oh my goodness...sorry to hear about your fall.

    I hope the schools go back to full in person. We already have a school in a seven-day quarantine after only being in school for seven days.

    Have a great week, and take care.

  12. I'm glad you didn't suffer more injuries than the scrapes, bruises and bent glasses.
    I hope the school opening goes well.
    I too am a big fan of audiobooks.
    The Bests in Snow caught my eye. I hadn't seen that Rosenfelt title yet.
    I like the cover of Bear Witness and the title Bookish and the Beast.
    Stay safe and enjoy all of your reading!

  13. Yeah for being so ahead! And for Archangel's Light! I loved reading that book, and I hope you do, too! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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