Monday, February 28, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 28, 2022)

 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.

Want to See What I Added to My Stack? links to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality.

Other Than Reading...

Despite receiving 12+ inches of snow on Monday and Tuesday, I did manage to get to my medical appointment on Wednesday. Our street is usually one of the last plowed, but a snowplow and a cop came to help a lady get her car unstuck on Tuesday afternoon which got our street plowed ahead of schedule. Getting to Friday's appointment was no problem as the weather cooperated. Both appointments went well and I don't have to repeat them until next year at this time.
This coming week looks like snow again but nothing significant until possibly next weekend. I don't care because I don't have to leave the house. I stocked up on my kind of groceries (i.e. snacks) this past weekend and the piles of books are high enough to keep me busy for years. 

My brother tried to get the snow off the solar panels yesterday since he just got last month's power bill and it was higher than the total of all the 2021 power bills.  He's not a ladder person, and neither am I, so he got what he could reach with the roof rake from the ground. Unfortunately, if the forecast is correct, there will be enough snow this coming week to possibly cover the panels again. Temperatures are supposed to be warmer and he's hoping for some melting along with the new snow. 

I'm disappointed that baseball Spring Training has been delayed by contract negotiations. I really miss seeing baseball games. My television is seldom turned on these days without baseball and a new season for The Voice.

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.)
  • Legacy by Lois McMaster Bujold (Mine; Reread) -- The second book in the Sharing Knife series sees Fawn and Dag visiting his home and learning that there is no place for them there. I reviewed this one on April 9, 2019.
  • Passage by Lois McMaster Bujold (Mine; Reread) -- Dag and Fawn travel down to the sea to try to find a place for them to live together. I reviewed this one April 14, 2019.
  • Knife Children by Lois McMaster Bujold (Mine; Reread) -- This novella is set in the Sharing Knife world and tells the story of one of the characters from the series. I wrote a brief review at LibraryThing and Goodreads.
  • Horizon by Lois McMaster Bujold (Mine; Reread) -- Having been to the sea, Dag and Fawn travel north again looking for a home and a future. I reviewed this one April 23, 2019.
  • Evil in Emerald by A. M. Stuart (Review; March 29) -- Third Harriet Gordon mystery set in Singapore in 1910. I thought the setting and attitudes of the day were well done and the mystery intriguing. My review will be posted on March 22.
  • Game On by Janet Evanovich (Mine; Kindle Daily Deal & Audiobook) -- This recent Stephanie Plum mystery was a fun romp. My review will be posted on March 29.
  • River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz (Mine; Audiobook from Chirp) -- This is classic Krentz with engaging characters, a nice romance, and a mystery. My review will be posted on March 23.
  • Beguiled by Darynda Jones (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook) -- This conclusion to the Betwixt & Between series was a nice combination of suspense and humor with all kinds of paranormal goodies. My review will be posted on March 31.
  • Dig Two Graves by Gretchen McNeil (Review; March 29) -- I read 5% of this one before deciding that I've read too many stories about a smart misfit teen having a mystery to solve. 
Next Week
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What was your week like?


  1. Yikes on the snow!!

    Sorry the panels were covered. Do you still have another electric source if they aren’t able to work?

    LOVED The Night Shift.

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

  2. I know what you mean about the snow, here in Pa for about a week now, one day its 50+ & the next its 10!!
    I like Susan Gallery & Janet Evanovich!! Great post, I hope to see you next week!!

  3. I hope your panels stay clear!

    I am eager to read The Night Shift. Enjoy your books and your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Snow on the panels isn’t something we have to worry about here, you’d think they would have some way to counter it. I’d be wary of using a rake in case you scratch them though, maybe a broom?

    Wishing you a great reading week

  5. Wow, so much snow! I'm missing baseball too. Negotiations don't seem to be going well but maybe that will change.

    Enjoy your books and have a great week!

  6. I am glad you were able to make your appointment!! Have a great week!

  7. So much snow! Glad you were able to get to your appointments. And let's hope the baseball negotiations work out well.

  8. It is like winter has to have it's last hurrah! We got 3 inches yesterday. Glad you were able to get out when needed. Enjoy curling up with a good book and a few snacks!

  9. Thanks for checking out my blog today! My husband does most of our grocery shopping because I come with mostly snacks and salad stuff. Nothing for dinners! haha
    We had the same experience this week of a book being fine in and of itself but just too much like so many others!

  10. Evil In Emerald sounds really good. I enjoy historical mysteries as well.
    I live in PA and we haven;t had much snow in February and I am so glad of that. Bring on Spring.
    You sound like me, snacks and enough books to last for years. Yes!!!!
    Enjoy your reading week :)

  11. That's a lot of snow! Glad you were able to make your appointments though!

    Sad to see Dig Two Graves was a DNF read for you. I love Gretchen's thriller reads! This is one I am looking forward to still. Hope you enjoy your books lined up for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  12. Bring on spring, I say. I'm tired of the snow. Was driving around in it last Friday when the storm made its way to MA.

    Utility costs are skyrocketing. Hope you get some of that melting you need.

    Summer Nights With a Cowboy caught my eye. I love cowboy stories. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog today.

  13. Books and snacks are a good way to hibernate. :)

    I didn't even know McNeil had a new one out.

  14. You got some good books to read. I am ready for Spring to come. I am done with winter!

  15. Bah, snow! I'm lucky, it's almost all melted with only a little bit of ice now. Sounds like a pretty good reading week! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  16. We have power cuts daily of five hours and would love to have some of that snow to offset the heat!
    It sounds delicious the feeling of being snowed in.

  17. I like baseball too, and the Voice and The Amazing Race. I don't watch sitcoms or anything. Didn't know about the contract dispute. Having the past seasons changed by Covid, it's a shame they have to do this now.
    I just added The Art of the Decoy to my wish to read list. I'm surprised it is offered in hardcover. It's listed as a cozy on Goodreads, and I thought cozies only release in paperback.

  18. My brother still does ladders, but I have passed that responsibility on to my children. Also my roof is too steep for solar panels.

    I'm always glad to see readers that put Dickson next to Mallory as good books. Too many SF readers sniff at romance and vice versa.


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