Monday, July 11, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 11, 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...
We've had a pretty good week for solar energy production. Today has thrown in some isolated thunderstorms which is lowering production. As I'm writing this on Sunday afternoon, the sun is shining brightly, but more storms are predicted for the rest of the day.

I'm feeling lots better. My cough is 95% gone. I visited my doctor on Friday for a more thorough exam than at Urgent Care. We've decided to continue with the current medications because she believes that my cough is some combination of allergies and acid reflux. I have another appointment in six weeks to see if this treatment works. 

I am in a bit of a blogging slump. Usually by this time of the month, I'd have plans for what I'll be reading in August. Right now, my calendar is bare except for the August review books. 
It's not like I don't have choices. My TBR pile numbers 2398. The problem is actually making choices. I started three different audiobooks this week before deciding that I really wanted to listen to some favorites again. I guess I'll be free form for August which I actually find rather stressful. I like to know what is coming next. 

I will be beginning my August review stack this week. Those reviews, at least for the ones being released on August 2, will be posted by the end of the month. Otherwise, I plan to do some walking to try to rebuild a little of the fitness I've lost since I haven't felt well. I have done a couple of short walks this past week. I'll also be watching my Braves play baseball.

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 Unkept Woman by Allison Montclair (Review; July 26) -- This fourth in a series mystery is set just after World War II. I enjoy the realistic problems of the main characters. My review will be posted on July 20.
  • A Liaden Universe Constellation Volume 2 by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Audiobook) -- This audiobook includes fifteen previously published stories in the Liaden Universe. It was more than 18 hours long and I enjoyed every minute. My review will be posted on July 28.
  • Storm Echo by Nalini Singh (Review; August 9) -- This is the next in the Psy-Changeling Trinity series and stars two very damaged main characters. It also brings a couple of long-running plot threads nearer to some sort of conclusion. My review will be posted on July 21.
  • Scout's Progress by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Audiobook reread)
  • Mouse & Dragon by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Audiobook reread)
  • Touchstones by Stephanie Burgis (Review; July 11) -- This is an entertaining collection of fantasy short stories. My review will be posted on July 21.
Next Week

These are from my Review Stack.
Reviews Posted
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What was your week like?


  1. Thanks again for visiting my blog. I just returned to book blogging after some time off. You have a long list of books here! I love C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, I have also read Donna Andrews book about the Toucans (can't remember the title), and I have to add Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow to my TBR - it's popping up everywhere. Have a good week!

  2. I'm glad your cough is doing better. Mine is still going strong. They think mine is allergies and acid reflux too. I've been taking meds for both but nothing seems to help.

    Quarter to Midnight looks really good. I have that one to review, too.

    Hope you have a great week!

  3. I've had a bit of a slump too. It can be weird not knowing exactly what books we're going to read!

    Interesting to see Catherine Asaro as I've thought about trying her books... and I'd like to get back to Alexander.

  4. I am glad you are feeling better. have plenty to read. ENJOY!!

  5. I fall into that as well--choices but no plan. I hope you find more comfort in free form than you anticipate.

    Round up the Usual Peacocks, The Dark Circle, and Death in St. Petersburg caught my eye this week. Hope you enjoy your books.

  6. I'm glad you are feeling better. It's unusual for you not to have your reading calendar planned ahead, but at least you have plenty of choices! Tasha Alexander visited our library as part of an author lecture series prior to Covid, but I still haven't read any of her books...

  7. It's excellent news that your cough is almost gone. I'm happy for you.

    It does seem strange that you don't have your reading calendar completely filled out, but I'm sure you will come up with plans for the months ahead soon.

  8. Glad you're feeling better! I always seem to struggle with choosing my next TBR book as well! There will be ones from earlier this year or last year I want to read, then I'll pass the ones from 2+ years ago and think I REALLY want to read that one too! I wish I didn't need to sleep and be functional. That would solve a LOT of my problems right there! Lol.

    Hope you enjoy your reads lined up for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. I'm the complete opposite--I like knowing that my reading options are open. But I know that you are usually very organized so I hope you find your reading/blogging mojo again soon.

    I'm glad you're feeling better! Enjoy your week and your walks!

  10. Fun to see someone else with a crazy number of books in their TBR, lol.
    On my way to read reviews of 2 books I have also read

  11. I hope you feel better soon!

    You have quite a few tempting titles. Enjoy!

  12. Wow! Your solar panels are really bringing in the power! My husband and I have discussed getting solar panels put on our roof, but we are a few years from needing a new roof, so it would probably be wise to wait. Have a great week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  13. Glad you are getting better. It can be a dilemma trying to figure out what to read next. :-)
    You have many good books to choose from. Stay dry and Happy Reading!

  14. It looks like you had a productive reading week. I am glad that you are on the mend at last! That is a lot of books on your to read list! I'm at 1123. Every once in a while I go and weed mine - probably not often enough, because seriously, I know I won't get to them all.

  15. Yeah for good energy production and feeling better! And reading Storm Echo, I loved the latest installment! And the latest in the Guild Hunter series, Archangel's Resurrection, is up on NetGalley and Edelweiss. Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  16. I am glad your cough is mostly gone and hope the treatments continue to be effective and your health improves. I wish rain would come our way this summer, but so far, no luck. The temperatures have been rather mild though--mid to high 90's, which has been nice. I hope you have a great weekend and week ahead.


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