Monday, October 31, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 31, 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...

This was a week with a couple of medical appointments. I had a follow up with a pharmacist at my primary care doctor to check whether a new prescription was doing what it should without side effects. This is a first for me. I don't ever recall having to have a follow up appointment after being prescribed a new medicine.

The second was an eye exam which showed no change in the status of the cataract in my left eye and a change in my prescription so small that I don't need new glasses. The only problem with the eye exam was that I had to be there more than an hour earlier than I usually get up. 

My brother found a new recipe in the newspaper which he decided we had to try. After an unsuccessful search all over town for orzo, he successfully made the dish which was a hit with both of us. Luckily, we had enough orzo left from another recipe to make this one. Apparently, pasta is the latest casualty of the faltering supply chain. We are always looking for uses for leftover rotisserie chicken. This one is definitely worthy of being repeated. 

I've let myself get sidetracked with rereading favorite books this week. I have to dive into my review pile again this week. This is also the week I need to write my monthly State of the Stack post to take a look at my review books. 

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.)
  • Scout's Progress by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Audiobook Reread) -- One of my favorite stories in the Liaden Universe. 
  • Harbinger by Wen Spencer (Reread this time via Audiobook) -- The latest in the series that began with Tinker was a complicated story with lots of plot threads and characters. My review will be posted on November 22.
  • The Wrong Bones by Melinda Leigh (Kindle; won at Goodreads) -- This tenth Widow's Island novella was an entertaining suspense story. I reviewed it on LibraryThing and Goodreads.
  • The Last Mile by Kat Martin (Borrowed from Amazon) -- Second in a romantic suspense trilogy features a search for hidden gold. My review will be posted on November 16.
  • Bury the Lead by David Rosenfelt (Mine; Audiobook) -- Another Andy Carpenter cozy mystery. My review will be posted on November 17.
  • Wild Country by Anne Bishop (Audiobook reread) -- This is a book set in the World of the Others.
Next Week

Time to get back to my Review stack.
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

What was your week like?


  1. Glad you got good news at the eye doctor. I like the idea of following up to make sure there are no side effects. So many of our favorites are affected by the supply chain, glad you found a new recipe.

  2. Tempting titles! Thanks for sharing, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. Ah, good to get the medical stuff done and out of the way! And I'm really excited for A Sinister Revenge, I Just love her writing so much! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  4. I haven't noticed too much not there in our food stock but prices have sky rocketed. Great rereading, always good to go back to ones we love.

  5. Glad to hear your appts went well. Great list of books. have read have only read Wild Country and Well Travelled - both of which I really enjoyed. Happy reading!

  6. Looking forward to reading Donna Andrew's book too.

  7. Glad the appointments went well! Hope you have a great week ahead too!

    Nice lineup of reads! All new to me ones but I hope you enjoy these this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. This is a medical week for me. Glad all of your appointments went well. I always love looking at your book lists. You always have such good cozies on your list. Hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

  9. I think there are Gremlins out there who find out what pasta you need and then steal it from every store. Whenever I need a specific pasta (other than plain old spaghetti), it seems to be sold out of every store! I'm glad you were able to get enough orzo to make your recipe--it sounds like a winner!

  10. Early morning appointments are tough. Glad to hear you don't need knew glasses.

    I don't mind orzo from time to time, but rice and pasta are still my favorites.

    So many great books this week. Off to check out your reviews. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog today.

  11. I’m glad the recipe was tasty after all that effort. Potato products eg frozen fries etc are the latest casualty of CoVid here. I always shop late in the day and half the time the freezer is empty.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love orzo, but we don't buy it anymore because of keeping a gluten-free kitchen for when our daughter with celiac visits and stays with us. I just got hooked on Stephen Mack Jones' Detroit mysteries -- almost done with "August Snow".


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