Monday, June 27, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 27, 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...

I spent most of this week resting and trying to get over my bronchitis. Thus far, I've noticed no significant improvement in my symptoms. I'll probably be heading back to Urgent Care next weekend to give them a second try at finding something to cure me.

I did briefly attend a couple of local festivals - one on Saturday and one on Sunday. 

The Rhubarb Festival was Saturday. It is sponsored by CHUM which is a multi-faith-based charity feeding the hungry and helping the homeless. Since I knew parking would be difficult and wasn't familiar with this year's site, I managed to convince my brother to be my chauffeur. The weather was gorgeous, and the parking was as horrendous as I had anticipated. We ended up parking blocks and blocks away from the festival after driving around residential streets for enough time to get me lost. I walked to the site but convinced my brother to go get the car and pick me up nearer the festival when it was time to leave. I haven't been doing much walking since I've been sick. My main purpose in attending was to buy a rhubarb pie which I did accomplish. 

Sunday was Taste of Greece which is sponsored by Duluth's only Greek Orthodox Church. That one was held at my old high school and was within my comfortable driving range, so I went by myself. I didn't stay long there either. I walked around, saw the massively long line for the Greek dinners, and decided a gyro from the Express line and some Greek sweets would satisfy my craving for Greek food. There was also music and dancing which I missed.

This coming week should be a quiet one of reading and baseball watching. At least, I hope so.

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.)
  • Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook) -- First in an urban fantasy series that drifts too close to horror for me. I liked this story which was also a hard-boiled detective story but won't be continuing the series. My review will be posted on July 7.
  • What Lies Beneath by J. G. Hetherton (Review; July 12) -- Second thriller starring reporter Laura Chambers. Entertaining story with an interesting main character. My review will be posted on July 5.
  • No Nest for the Wicket by Donna Andrews (Chirp Audiobook) -- Cozy, humorous mystery starring Meg Langslow. My review will be posted July 14.
  • Count to Three by T. R. Ragan (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook) -- Compelling and graphic story about a couple of kidnappings and the private investigators who are trying to solve the cases. My review will be posted on July 12.
  • A Poisonous Page by Kitt Crowe (Review; July 12) -- Second cozy starring bookstore manager Lexi Jones and her dog Cookie who have to find the real killer when a body is left in the yard of her best friend's brother. My review will be posted on July 6.
  • Alliance of Equals by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Mine; Audiobook Reread)
  • Trader's Leap by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Mine; Audiobook Reread)
  • Upgrade by Blake Crouch (Review; July 12) -- Near future science fiction story about genetic manipulation. Fast-paced and thought-provoking story. My review will be posted on July 7)
Next Week
Reviews Posted
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What was your week like?


  1. I hope you are feeling better and Urgent Care can help you. The festivals sound nice but I'm sorry you weren't feeling well. Your books look great. Enjoy them and have a great week!

  2. Hope you feel better. That Greek festival sounds fun. Our Greek Orthodox church in my hometown always had one every summer too.

    I always like Blake Crouch.

    1. I couldn't sign into your blog. Google has been messing with blogs lately. Maybe you could add a couple of other ways to sign in! Thanks, and enjoy your week.

  3. Festivals are a lot of fun. We liked the Greek Festival in NY... delicious food! Hope you're feeling better soon. Take care.

  4. I'm glad you were able to get to a couple of festivals despite your lingering symptoms. I hope you are feeling better soon!

  5. Oh wow, a Rhubarb Festival and a Greek Festival in one week!? Delicious!! Lots of good books too - happy reading!

  6. I have to check if I got an e-ARC of the new Gabrielle Zevin! I want to read that for sure. Your bronchitis hasn't kept you from reading and blogging, at least!
    We had strawberry-rhubarb pie at my mother's birthday party last week -- my favorite! (I'm like her and prefer pie to cake.)

  7. Praying you feel better soon. Bronchitis can be so hard to shake. We used to grow rhubarb when I was kid, so I have always loved it. Used to pick it and eat it right away. We have two Greek festivals in the area and sometimes attend one in Marlborough. No Nest for the Wicket looks cute. Hope you have a nice week.

  8. I hope you are feeling better soon. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy your outings. The Eve Ronin series has been great, just got the third book.

  9. I hope you feel better soon.

    The Rhubarb Festival sounds wonderful. Taste of Greece must have been delicious too. We have one here as well.

    Take care, and enjoy your week.

  10. Thanks for the heads up about Upgrade. I recognized the author's name but couldn't place it until I looked it up. I'm definitely adding this to my list since I loved Dark Matter.

  11. Sorry you haven't been feeling better. The festivals sound good but it is too bad you couldn't enjoy them more. So much good reading for you as usual.
    I have several of Paula Munier titles on audio and need to try them.
    Have a good week, feel better and Happy Reading.


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