Monday, April 18, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 18, 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...

Happy Easter to those who celebrate! Here is what the Easter weekend looks like at my house.
I took the picture after some melting since the solar panels are mostly clear. It started to rain on Tuesday which melted a lot of the existing snow piles. The rain continued on Wednesday and then turned into snow again which erased all the melting that had occurred. It snowed all day Thursday and into Friday morning. This picture was taken Saturday afternoon after some melting had started on our south-facing front yard.

As I am writing this on Sunday morning, a lot of the snow has melted away. I can see bare grass on about 50% of my front yard. However, as I'm updating this Sunday evening...
it has been snowing for a couple of hours. The forecast looks like it will do so every other day this week. I have been really longing for Spring! It looks like I'll have to wait another week. 

Otherwise things have been quiet here. Dinner today will be ham, potato casserole and asparagus. My brother is cooking since he has the day off because Target is closed. This is his first Sunday off since last Easter. 

My "baby brother" turned 65 last Sunday. I took him out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Monday and we had leftovers for a couple of days since he had a coupon for a birthday sidekick of ribs to bring home in addition to the other leftovers. His main complaint about turning 65 is the need to sign up for Medicare which means that he will be losing his excellent and really inexpensive health insurance. He has three months and I'm sure he'll wait until the deadline before he applies. 

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 Shadow of Memory by Connie Berry (Review; May 10) -- Fourth in a series starring Kate Hamilton who is an antiques dealer. Engaging story. My review will be posted on May 4.
  • The Elf Tangent by Lindsay Buroker (Mine) -- I read this recent urban fantasy addition to my TBR pile when I abandoned Bear Witness. It was a fun story. My review will be posted on May 3.
  • The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook) -- This audiobook was a BookBub deal that helps me complete my collection by the author. It was a classic Gothic romance with and isolated castle in the Carpathians, werewolves, and vampires. My review will be posted on May 17.
  • Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting (Review; May 10) -- Nice contemporary romance that was high on melodrama. My review will be posted on May 7.
  • Guild Boss by Jayne Castle (Audiobook Reread) -- I reread this latest in the Harmony series because I wanted something light and entertaining.
  • Wood Sprites by Wen Spencer (Audiobook/Kindle Reread) -- I read and listened to this one because I wanted to get back up to speed on the series before I read Harbinger.
  • And By Fire by Evie Hawtrey (Review; May 10) -- Excellent dual timeline mystery. My review will be posted on May 5.
  • Bear Witness by Lark O. Jensen (Review; May 10) -- I read about a third of this one. It was written in the first person by an insipid character with a very limited vocabulary. I got bored!
Next Week
Reviews Posted
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What was your week like?


  1. Happy Easter! I'm hungry reading about your Easter dinner, although I can't complain too much about what we had. The kids wanted "Breakfast for Dinner" for Easter, which meant that my husband did the cooking! I think that was the first holiday meal in ages I haven't had to cook.

    Have a great week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  2. Happy Easter! I hope you start getting spring weather soon. And By Fire looks really good. I have to add that one to my wishlist. Hope you have a great week!

  3. It snowed here yesterday, but it was melting right after it landed, because it was that warm. The weather in my area is weird. Happy birthday to your brother! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  4. Do you normally still have snow this late in the year? I feel like it is staying colder longer this year (and hopefully we will have a milder summer).

  5. Your Easter dinner sounds wonderful!

    I am also still eyeing the Melinda Leigh books and need to catch up on them.

    Enjoy your week!

  6. Oh all that snow in Spring, can see how you are longing for some actual Spring. We can feel Autumn where I am but still having some lovely warm days. I look forward at some point to listening to Nightwork by NR and of course reading Storm Echo. The Rose Garden is another that I want to listen to.

  7. Happy Easter! It's been snowing here too. In fact it as just flurrying a little while ago!

    I like the look of the Tasha Alexander. I used to read her LAdy Emily series but it's been a while...

  8. I think our chances of snow are safely over...though I say that and I'm sure we'll get a dusting or something! Lol.

    Nice lineup! Those are all new to me reads but I hope you enjoy them this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Wow, that's a lot of snow for this time of year!! Hope you finally get some melting and spring-like weather soon!

    Sounds like a nice quiet Easter celebration - ours was quiet, too, with just the four of us.

    You always read such a wide variety of books! Looks like it's been a good reading week for you, with more good books to come. Enjoy!

    Book By Book

  10. So many books! I guess it doesn't matter if it snows if you can stay home and read!
    We had some sleet mixed with rain on our drive home from New York yesterday. We are definitely missing the weather we had last week in Bermuda!
    I thought I was all caught up with the Ben Aaronovitch books on audio, but it looks like there's a new one, Amongst Our Weapons! So excited!

  11. Such a lovely list of books. I like Deanna Raybourn very much but have a hard time getting her books through Netgalley.


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