Monday, October 25, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 25, 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 another quiet week albeit much sunnier than it has been for some time. The highlight was a phone call from my brother at 10:17 PM asking me to go get him from work since his car refused to start. He started with an apology because he knows I don't see very well when driving at night and don't drive at night unless I have no choice. 

He was busy for a couple of days between calling for a tow truck to take his car to the dealership and learning that he needs a new starter. Since his baby is a 2001 Honda Prelude, the parts take a week to arrive which means his car as been sitting at the dealers and he's been driving his equally old winter car - a Subaru Outback. At least a starter is available. He's been finding some other needed parts unavailable. I think he should look for another car and stop pouring money into this one, but he loves it and hasn't found another kind that he likes as well. 

I kept busy watching baseball and listening to the Liaden Universe audiobooks. With Houston clinching last night, half of the World Series is set. My Braves need to win one of the next two games against the Dodgers. Edited to add: THEY WON! THEY WON! I'M SO HAPPY FOR THEM!

I have the most recent Liaden Universe story to listen to again. Then I'll take a break since the authors have just submitted the next Liaden Universe book to their publishers for publication in May. The new one will be third in a story arc earlier in the timeline. I'll listen to the first two books nearer to when I can get my hands on the new book. 

This coming week has only one appointment. I have to have blood drawn as I do every three months. It looks like I will finally get to reading the rest of my November review books. 

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.)
  • A Murder Like No Author by Amy Lillard (November 30) -- This was an interesting combination of over-description and under-description often on the same page. Characters - large numbers - were introduced with no background while the setting was described in minute detail.
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What was your week like?


  1. You always have a nice selection of books.
    Happy reading.

  2. Hooray for your Braves! I thought of you when I saw the headline this morning. Enjoy your books this week.

  3. I hadn't even heard the Braves won. Yay! I'm not a sports fan but to the extent that I care about any team (which isn't much), the Braves are my favorite. I used to watch with my family back around my late high school/early college years. Which is about the last time they won the series if I've been following my friends' updates on FB correctly? Yes. I graduated high school in 1996 so that's about right. Congrats!

    The cover of The Perfect Equation is enticing.

    Enjoy your week! Good luck to the Braves in the series!

  4. Congrats to your Braves! I hope they go all the way this year. Have a great week!

  5. You have a lot of books read and to read! I find I read faster on my Kindle than paper books.

  6. Now it's your team against my team! May the best team win.

    I do hope your brother is able to get all the parts he needs for his car. It's difficult to find parts right now.

  7. Nice! Hope you enjoy your reads for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. Yay for the World series! And for sunshine too. The first half of October was really sunny and warm here but now it's more typical Michigan late October.

    I'm glad to hear You'll Be the death of Me is good. I like her books.

  9. Car problems are the worst! Except for not having a car at all, of course, which is my current situation.

    Enjoy your week and your books!

  10. We have a chilly week of rain to look forward to here in southeastern Massachusetts! I listened to one of the Karen M. McManus books on audio and should look for the second one. I love the cover of A Murder Like No Author! Too bad the book didn't live up to it.

  11. Congrats on the win.
    Men get weirdly attached to their cars ;)

    Wishing you a great reading week

  12. I also bought Knot of Shadows. I'm always glad to see your SF reviews, since we draw from a lot of the same authors. I think you are ahead of me in Liaden and Weber while I'm caught up with Spencer.

  13. You received a lot of interesting new books. I like the sound of A Perfect Equation.


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