Monday, November 28, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 28, 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 had a nice quiet week. Thanksgiving dinner went well with everything ending up cooked at the same time which is sort of unusual for us. There's usually one part of the dinner that ends up ready too early or that we need to delay dinner for until it finally cooks. This year we used a digital thermometer on the turkey breast which let us know what temperature it had reached so that we could start the potatoes, gravy, stuffing and asparagus appropriately. We kept things simpler than most years by not preparing sweet potatoes or a green bean casserole. We had sweet potatoes when we did the turkey leftovers on Saturday and I'm okay with never having green bean casserole.

I did lots of reading and listening this week. I decided to listen to Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega series again. I am reminded as I listen how much I enjoy urban fantasy. This week I'll be reading the next in the Kris Longknife series and the next in the Susan Mallery Fool's Gold series before resuming my review books. I'm also expecting the latest in Michelle Sagara's Chronicles of Elantra to download to my Kindle on Tuesday and have left a spot on my December calendar for it. 

My brother told me on his way to work this morning that a Winter Storm Watch is predicted for Tuesday. I have an appointment for a blood draw, and he has a haircut scheduled. I hope we can both keep our appointments. 

I'll also be working on my State of the Stack post this week since it is nearing the end of November. Seems to me I've both read and received a number of review books this month.

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.)
  • A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones (Review; December 6) -- This is the third book in the Sunshine Vicram thriller series. I loved the way the author combined LOL humor and nail-biting suspense. My review will be posted on December 3.
  • Winter's End by Paige Shelton (Review; December 6) -- This is the fourth in the Alaska Wild thriller series. I enjoyed the setting and the characters and thought the mystery was well-plotted too. My review will be posted on December 6.
  • The Penguin Who Knew Too Much by Donna Andrews (Mine; Chirp Audiobook) -- This humorous mystery is the 8th in the Meg Langslow series and combines a body in the basement with a closing zoo with the animals coming to Meg and Michael's new house. My review will be posted on December 22.
  • From Every Storm by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Mine) -- This latest chapbook contains three novellas. Two have been previously published but not widely distributed and the other is new for this book. All the stories were intriguing and entertaining. I reviewed it on Amazon, LibraryThing and Goodreads.
  • Sharp Edges by Jayne Ann Krentz (BookBub; $1.99) -- This is a reread of a book by a favorite author that I likely first read 20+ years ago. The story stands up well and has great dialog and characters. My review will be posted on December 7.
  • Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Audiobook Reread) -- I reviewed this one here.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

What was your week like?


  1. Your dinner sounds perfect, and so do your books! Enjoy!

  2. So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. I can do without green bean casserole, too. I pray you are both able to make your appointments tomorrow.

    So many of the books you added to your stack sound wonderful, especially Hotel of Secrets.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  3. Being able to have all the dishes for Thanksgiving done on time is an art! Every year, my turkey is done at least an hour early. You'd think I'd learn to adjust for that, but no.... Anyway, have a great week! No update from me this week as I didn't finish anything, but I wanted to make sure I stopped by and said Hi! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  4. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! We had green bean casserole but I ate so much of the other stuff I never got to it lol.

  5. Ooh nice! Mostly new to me ones here but I hope you enjoy your reads for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. It sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving! I would be happy to skip the green bean casserole, too.

    I'm glad you were reminded about how much you love urban fantasy. Sometimes i drift away from what I love best and I'm always happy when I go back to what I love.

  7. Nice work on your Thanksgiving Dinner! Lots of good reading as usual. I do like a little urban fantasy and must now order my Hard Day for a Hangover.

  8. Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving! I hope you don't get hit with too big a storm. Have a great week!

  9. Yeah, I love urban fantasy, as well, they're just so entertaining! And yeah that you enjoyed A Hard Day for a Hangover! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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