Monday, September 12, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 12, 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...

The death of Queen Elizabeth II consumed a lot of my time late this past week. I've been watching all sorts of coverage of her life and the transition to the reign of King Charles III. I am not British. I'm not even of British ancestry, if you discount that I'm 1/8 Irish, but I have always been fascinated by the British Royal Family. Perhaps it is because I'm just two weeks older than the Princess Royal. Or perhaps it is because I've had a crush on Prince Charles since I was a preteen. Whatever the reason, these events are of great interest to me. I know I'll be getting up very early on the 19th to watch Her Majesty's State Funeral. That six-hour time difference is a difficulty. My alarm is usually set for 9 AM since I prefer staying up late to getting up early.

Otherwise, last week was quiet. We've had sunny days and rainy ones and some quite loud thunderstorms during one night. I enjoyed finally being able to read Desperation in Death on its release date. The weather has been cool enough that I've been tempted to turn on the furnace to take the chill out of the house. Later the same day the air conditioner ran. Typical fall days in my part of Minnesota!

My Atlanta Braves are playing on the West Coast which means that I have been watching baseball games late into the night. They are still out West most of the coming week too meaning a few more late nights of watching. 

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.)
  • Pretty Dead Queens by Alexa Donne (YA Review; October 4) -- Entertaining YA mystery with lots of suspects and some danger for our heroine. My review will be posted on September 29.
  • Desperation in Death by J. D. Robb (Mine) -- Latest in the In Death series has Eve catching a case which brings up painful memories of her own past. My review will be posted on September 17.
  • The Forever Farmhouse by Lee Tobin McClain (Review; September 6) -- This was an entertaining, clean, second chance romance that came to my attention when reading someone's last Monday post. My review will be posted on September 13.
  • Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty (Review; October 4) -- Engaging story that is both a mystery and science fiction story. It has aliens, political maneuvering, and engaging characters. My review will be posted on September 29.
  • The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd (Mine) -- Very engaging story about a young woman who is trying to solve a mystery of why one old roadmap has led to so many deaths including her father's. My review will be posted on October 1.
Next Week

Review books releasing on October 11.
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week? 

New Review:
Other New Books:
  • Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs (Audible using a $10 coupon)
  • Dragon Shadow (Heartstone Book 2) by Elle Katharine White (Kindle Daily Deal, $1.99)
  • Flame Bringer (Heartstone Book 3) by Elle Katharine White (Kindle Daily Deal, $1.99)
What was your week like?


  1. You have several tempting titles. Enjoy!

    I am also a fan of all things Royal, which I believe began when I watched Queen Elizabeth's coronation on TV as a child.

    The weddings have also captured my attention.

    Enjoy your week.

  2. I, too, find the Royals fascinating and I've been watching the coverage too.

    Like you, I prefer staying up late to waking up early. My Yankees just finished their west coast trip and I stayed up to watch the games.

    Your books look great. I hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

  3. Michigan is much the same weather wise. I've been watching a little of the Royal coverage too when I'm able.

    I'm very interested in Station Eternity, and I'll need to take a look at Wolf Moon also.

  4. Ooh nice lineup! I am excited to read Aimee Carter's next book! I loved her past novels. Hope you enjoy your lineup for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I saved a lot of time not paying attention to the news this week, but even so didn't use the saved time productively, as usual! I like Darynda Jones and hope to get to Hard Day at some point.
    Thank you for visiting my blog today!

  6. I found Queen Elizabeth II fascinating as well. She was firm, but had grace and dignity. We could use that in America's leaders.

    Treachery on Tenth Street caught my eye. I am also glad to see the seasonal titles coming out.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  7. I grew up Canadian so had an interest in the Royal family. I greatly admired Queen Elizabeth II and was deeply saddened by her passing.

    You always have such an eclectic selection of interesting titles! Happy Reading!

  8. Yeah, it's a little strange to have a king on the throne. And I hope you enjoyed Station Eternity, I did! And yeah for the latest In Death book! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  9. Being in a Commonwealth country, there is lots of coverage regarding the death of the Queen. We are getting a public holiday for a National Day of Mourning at the end of next week.

  10. I do like watching and reading about the Royal family too. I hope you have a great week!

  11. The weather here is very similar. My mom gave me her little electric fireplace when she moved - it looks like a little stove- and we use that in the mornings to take the chill from the air. :)


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