Monday, March 28, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 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...

This was another nice week despite a brief return to winter weather with the dreaded "wintery mix." Looks like we have another couple days of the same from Tuesday to Thursday this week too. Luckily, I have no reason to go anywhere and Spring Training baseball games are keeping me entertained. 
My brother is hoping that our trend of making solar power will mean the power bill we are expecting this week will be the last one he has to pay until next year. I know that I am enjoying the additional sunshine. 

We tried a couple of new recipes this week and both are going into the "Make That Again - Soon" stack. He found his one pan skillet pork chops, red potatoes, and broccoli with a maple syrup sauce in the newspaper. I found my one pan skillet chicken thighs with green beans and baby Bellas with a cream cheese sauce online from Betty Crocker. The only negative was that his didn't leave leftovers. I like leftovers for the days when he works through the dinner hour and I'm on my own. 

This week there were too many tempting books either for review or on sale or because I wanted to read more in a series which means my TBR stack really increased. There were so many that I want to read RIGHT NOW that I'll be having a hard time choosing. When I get a break in my schedule, I can't wait to read The Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time in many, many years. The three audiobooks total about 57 hours!

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.)
  • The Sweet Goodbye by Ron Corbett (Review; April 19) -- Intriguing mystery introduces undercover agent Danny Barrett as he undertakes a case in the Maine Woods. Great characters. My review will be posted on April 12.
  • Rescued by David Rosenfelt (Chirp Audiobook) -- This mystery in the Andy Carpenter series was filled with snark and had a nice, twisty plot. My review will be posted on April 14.
  • Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare (Review; April 19) -- This urban fantasy introduces Reggie Johnson who is a normal human who finds herself working for a two-thousand-year-old witch and falling for her 500-year-old nephew. My review will be posted on April 13.
  • As You Look by Veronica Gutierrez (Review; March 22) -- This mystery introduces Yolanda Avila, former LAPD and lesbian, who is trying to build a career as a private detective. My review will be posted March 30.
  • A Perilous Perspective by Anna Lee Huber (Review; April 19) -- This latest Lady Darby mystery reveals secrets of Keira's past and mixes murder with art forgery. My review will be posted on April 14.
  • Shinji Takahashi and the Mark of the Coatl by Julie Kagawa (Review; April 26) -- This Disney tie-in was a fast-paced Middle Grade adventure. My review will be posted on April 19.
  • The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King (Kindle & Audiobook) -- The fifth Kate Martinelli mystery was a mashup with the author's Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series and was a mystery filled with engaging characters. It also had an intriguing plot. My review will be posted on April 16.
  • Mad for a Mate by MaryJanice Davidson (Review; April 26) -- This humorous urban fantasy is filled with quirky characters (and footnotes.) My review will be posted April 20.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

  • As You Look by Veronica Gutierrez (March 22) -- Surprise in the mail from publicist.
  • With Child by Laurie R. King (Kindle & Audiobook)
  • Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews (Audiobook & Kindle via BookBub for $1.99)
  • On the Edge by Ilona Andrews (Audiobook)
What was your week like?


  1. I just got audio copies of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I'm eager to hear these, too!

  2. Yeah for mostly decent weather and good recipes! And I know, sometimes there are just so many great ARCs to be read, it's hard to decide! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  3. I have The Perilous Perspective and hope to get to it soon.

  4. OOh nice lineup! I still need to read that book of Kelley's! I've fallen so behind on her books!

    Happy Reading this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Your solar panels are doing so well for you, but that's expected, isn't it?

    Enjoy your books and watching baseball.

  6. Love trying new recipes. Glad you found some to "make again."

    Enjoy your books and your week...lots of titles here for you.

  7. I am really over winter weather. I hope spring comes in earnest soon.

    The Art of Detection and Murder on Madison Square caught my eye this week.

    Hope you enjoy all your reading. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

  8. All those books look so good. Enjoy them and have a great week!


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