Monday, August 29, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 29, 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...

There hasn't been much except for reading this week. I'm working on a Review book that isn't holding my attention but that I will finish one day. After reading a chapter or two of it, I give myself a break by reading something I really want to read. 

I do have some of my October Review books that I should be reading since I have 15 of them. But I also got the next two Kris Longknife stories for my Kindle this week that I really want to read. These are the two, that in paperback, have been on my TBR stack since 2008.

This coming week should be quiet too. I plan to do my monthly State of the Stack post which keeps me current on my review books. New ones. Ones I've read. And ones coming up on my reading stack. It would be embarrassing if one of my review books fell through the cracks and was overlooked. Of course, when I get one, I add it to LibraryThing, a Google spreadsheet, my Google calendar, and save it to a collection on Amazon. Forgetting to read one on time is more a recurring nightmare than a real possibility. 

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.)
  • Lucy on the Wild Side by Kerry Rea (Review; September 13) -- Contemporary romance with a female main character it took a while for me to like. My review will be posted on September 7.
  • Sweetwater & the Witch by Jayne Castle (Review; September 20) -- Excellent paranormal romance set on Harmony. Great dialog and a cute dust bunny. My review will be posted on September 15,
  • Kris Longknife: Deserter by Mike Shepherd (Mine since 2008) -- Reread of the 2nd Kris Longknife adventure. My review will be posted on September 20.
  • Murder with Puffins by Donna Andrews (Chirp Audiobook) -- 2nd Meg Langslow mystery set on an island off the coast of Maine during a hurricane. My review will be posted on September 15.
  • The Silent Witness by Carolyn Arnold (Kindle & Audiobook) -- Unrealistic by entertaining thriller that is 3rd in a series. My review will be posted on September 13.
  • A Liaden Universe Constellation Volume 3 by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Audiobook) -- I read this one a couple of years ago, but the audiobook just came out and I wanted to reread. Nice collection of stories from the Liaden Universe. My review will be posted on September 20.
  • Kris Longknife: Defiant by Mike Shepherd (Mine since 2008) -- Reread of the 3rd Kris Longknife adventure. My review will be posted on September 22.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

Keeper copies of books I reviewed.
What was your week like?


  1. Good luck on that 15 October review books!

  2. You have some tempting titles. I haven't read a Janet Evanovich book in a long while. Maybe it's time!

  3. Glad you're getting so much reading done. With 15 books for October you will need to stay on track. I was looking at Because I Could Not Stop for Death. I look forward to reading your thoughts once you finally finish it. The Silent Witness also looks good.
    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  4. I usually like Amanda Flower. I will have to look that one up!

  5. Thanks for sharing the new Janet Evanovich. A lot of people love her writing.

    I knew you had a good system for reading.

  6. I'm so backlogged on review copies, it IS a nightmare! It's a good feeling to get to something that's been languishing on your shelf since 2008, I bet! The Pillars of the Earth was like that for me, although I didn't own a copy until recently. (I had always thought I'd listen to the audiobook.) Thank you for visiting my blog today!

  7. OOh nice! I still need to pick this mystery/thriller up of Kelley's! I am so behind on her other non-series books! Hope you enjoy your reads lined up for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. It really is difficult to keep up with my reviewing schedule too. I'm finally making some headway. Your books all look so good, especially the cozies. I hope you enjoy them. Have a great week!

  9. Quiet weeks are nice, even if the review book is taking some time. And yeah that it's not a real possibility of a review book slipping through the cracks. Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  10. 15 review books due in one month would probably stress me. I plan to check the Kris Longknife series. So much good reading for you. Of course I like the cozies and the Regan books look good too. Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  11. Looks like you're enjoying the Kris Longkniofe series. I'm looking forward to the new Mur Lafferty as well.

  12. I have always been impressed by how efficiently you manage your reading life. This year I am taking a break from a set schedule and trying for more serendipity in my book choices.


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