Monday, March 21, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 21, 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 a lovely sunny week with above average temperatures (for Minnesota in March.) 

I began the week by getting my taxes done. As usual, the Feds owe me money and I have to pay the State. Now I'm just watching my bank account to see when the refund lands. 

We called on our Irish heritage in the form of an Irish Great-Grandmother to have corned beef and cabbage. It was supposed to be a crockpot recipe, but I couldn't fit the veggies in. I ended up roasting the potatoes, carrots and cabbage. I also made a horseradish-mustard sauce to go along with the meat. It was really tasty both times we ate it this week. 

Otherwise, I finished listening to The Others series this week. I'm trying to decide if I want to listen to Wild Country or move on to other audiobooks from my stack. I've also been watching baseball again which I really like despite it cutting into audiobook time. 

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 Alleluia Files by Sharon Shinn (Kindle & Audiobook) -- Reread of a book I read many years ago. This is the third in the Samaria series which combines faith and science fiction. I enjoyed it and will post the review on April 6.
  • Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (Audiobook) -- Reread.
  • Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (Audiobook) -- Reread.
  • If There Be Dragons by Kay Hooper (Mine since 2008) -- Contemporary romance with a paranormal twist. My review will be posted on April 9.
  • Miz Scarlet and the Imposing Imposter by Sara M. Barton (Mine) -- Self-published mystery with some problems with pacing. Interesting characters but too much plot for the book. My review will be posted on April 7.
  • Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop (Audiobook) -- Reread.
  • The No-Show by Beth O'Leary (Review; April 12) -- I read 20% and felt like nothing was happening. There were three main viewpoint characters that I didn't connect with at all. 
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

  • Hold Me by Susan Mallery (Fool's Gold #17) - Kindle Daily Deal and Audiobook
  • Kiss Me by Susan Mallery (Fool's Gold #18) - Kindle and Audiobook
  • Thrill Me by Susan Mallery (Fool's Gold #19) - Kindle and Audiobook
What was your week like?


  1. Oh dear, oh dear! Did not finish The No-Show? Now that is disappointing. But it's also good to hear your honest opinion.

    It sounds like you had a lovely celebration of St. Paddy's Day.

  2. I'm sorry The No-Show was a DNF. It looked so good. I used to love Kay Hooper's books, but I haven't read any in a long time. This one sounds good.

    I hope you have a great week!

  3. Yeah for sun, and getting taxes done! And yeah that you enjoyed Crowbones! I just love The Others series! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  4. Good for you for getting your taxes in! I still need to go over my numbers for self-employment and (the worst!) tally up the out-of-pocket medical expenses for the year - I dread it every year! After that, we turn it all over to our tax accountant, but time is running out!

    Yum - roasted veggies and a horseradish-mustard sauce sound delicious with corned beef! We had ours classic style :)

    Looks like some great reading for you, too - hope you enjoy your books this week!

    Book By Book

  5. Yay for getting your taxes done! This was the first time in a long time where I had to pay state this year. I guess being unemployed for 2 months meant I didn't make enough money for them. But at least Federal owed me so I just thought of it as a smaller refund from them!

    Nice lineup! I still need to read For the Wolf! It sounds like my kind of read! Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Horseradish-mustard sauce sounds delish...YUM!!

    Enjoy all your books and your week, Kathy.

  7. I’ve never developed a taste for corned beef. I think the pink colour throws me off.
    I’m curious about Exile, Texas. Rachel Caine’s death last year was a tragedy.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  8. The corned beef cabbage sounds good. Hubby was up to cooking yet last week but this week he has a brisket and cabbage to cook. :-)
    I have to get busy getting everything ready for my tax filings... or more likely extension.
    I still like the looks of For the Wolf. I am interested in your thoughts.
    Nice variety in your new books too.
    Have a good week!

  9. Oh no! I have enjoyed the other Beth O'Leary books I have read so I was hopeful that this one would be good too.

  10. Great books last week. The No-Show caught my eye. Thanks for visiting my blog.


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