Monday, November 8, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 8, 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...

The highlight of my week was watching the Atlanta Braves win their first World Series since 1995. I've been a fan since the 1980s despite only visiting Atlanta one time (we saw a game which included a rain delay!). When I got Cable TV back then, the games were broadcast on TBS - the Superstation - and I became a fan. Now I'm counting down the days until Spring Training 2022. 

I got my Covid booster shot on Thursday. My first two doses were Moderna. This one was Phizer. I had no difficult side effects. I had a headache the night of the vaccination but that could have been from too much screen time instead of the shot. 

After a cool, rainy start to the week, this weekend is seeing higher than normal temperatures and lots of sunshine. Of course, higher than normal for my part of Minnesota at this time of the year means the temperature gets to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. At noontime on Saturday as I am writing this, the temperature is 55 degrees. If I had any ambition, I'd go outside for what could be my last outdoor walk until Spring. 

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.)
  • Cold Wind by Paige Shelton (Mine; Audiobook) -- Second in the Alaska Wild thriller series finds Beth adjusting to living in Alaska and solving a few murders. My review will be posted on January 1, 2022.
  • Witchcraft by Jayne Ann Krentz (Mine; Chirp Audiobook) -- This was a reread/first listen of a romantic suspense title that I read in the 1980s. Great characters and interesting plot. My review will be posted on January 4, 2022.
  • The Lonely Dead by April Henry (Mine; Audiobook) -- Seventeen-year-old Adele needs to solve the mystery of the murder of her former best friend while concealing the fact that the dead can talk to her. My review will be posted on December 14.
  • Reserved for the Cat by Mercedes Lackey (Mine; Audiobook) -- Fifth in the Elemental Masters series stars a young Parisian ballet dancer who finds herself in Blackpool, England, under the guidance of a talking cat. My review will be posted on December 16.
  • Last Redemption by Matt Coyle (Review; November 30) -- Eighth in the Rick Cahill Thriller series. I found it engaging and fast-paced if a little introspective. My review will be posted on November 27.
  • How to Book a Murder by Cynthia Kuhn (Review; December 7) -- Start of a new cozy series. Emma Starr has come home to Colorado to help save the family bookstore from going under but has some murders to solve. My review will be posted on November 30.
  • Cold Brew Corpse by Tara Lush (Review; December 7) -- Quirky characters fill this story of a crime reporter currently running a coffee shop who needs to solve the murder of a local yoga instructor. My review will be posted on December 1.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

What was your week like?


  1. We waiting for the booster shot. Here it is Astra Zeneca though the majority have taken Sinopharm. We having non stop rain and now floods, earthslips in several areas.
    Nothing done by halves in this country.

  2. We got our boosters a few weeks back. All our shots were Pfizer. I like the look of those cozies -- I need to get back to some of my series.

  3. I see several Jayne Ann Krentz books that I want to check out.

    I also got my booster this past week. All of my shots were Pfizer, and no side effects that I noticed.

    Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  4. Congratulations to your team! That is always exciting. I remember when the Red Sox broke their losing streak.

    It is warmer here today. If I had time I would wrap up the few garden things I have left to do, but I am packing for San Diego and cooking so that family has food while I am gone.

    So many of your books look like good reads. I am especially drawn to the cozy mysteries, but I doubt that surprises you.

    Hope you have a nice week. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

  5. Lots of nice looking books.

    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. Congrats to the Braves. Although my team didn't get out of the playoffs, I was rooting for yours.

    I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!

  7. What Lies Beneath looks good.

    Enjoy your week, Kathy.

    Happy November Reading!!

  8. My hubby gets the booster this Sunday. I'll have to wait tho. Lots of great books - so many look to be interesting. Will check them out. Happy reading!

  9. It's been warm here too! We've had a fabulous weekend and today was in the 60's. Who are you, Michigan? lol

    Congrats on the World series!!!

  10. Congratulations to you and the Braves! My husband is a Marlins fan (I know) but only rarely watches baseball. He watched a couple of the World Series games, including the last two. I thought of you as soon as they won!

    We barely crept into the 50s here in SC over the weekend and my husband and I froze to death. We've gotten spoiled by following the good weather for the past few years!

    Enjoy your week!

  11. Congrats to your Braves... thought of you the night they won. Glad you had an easy time with the booster, too. Hope you enjoy your books this week.

  12. Yay, for your team winning the World Series! It is has been nice to have extended time to walk outdoors!

  13. You always have so many intriguing books listed in your posts! I order Matt Coyle's books for the library I work at, but don't hear much about him/them! Will have to try the series so I can suggest it to people.
    Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday! (I'm doing my Monday bloghopping on Tuesday again!)

  14. Congratulations to your Atlanta Braves! They beat out my two favorite teams, Houston and Boston.

    And I'm glad that you were able to get your booster. I got Moderna vaccines originally, and I got the Moderna booster.

  15. Looks like some really fantastic books! And yeah that you enjoyed the Kinsmen stories! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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