Monday, February 13, 2023

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 13, 2023)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at TheBook 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 another quiet winter week. We did experience higher than normal February temperatures with highs in the 30s and low 40s. My brother took advantage of the nicer weather and sunny days to clear as much snow as he could from the solar panels. We made our first power since January 15 on February 8.

Cooking this week was just basic, no new recipes. I made macaroni and cheese which I like but Bill doesn't. And Bill made chili which he likes, and I don't. We'll be eating our own separate meals for a while since his schedule has him working past the dinner hour on the days he is scheduled for this coming week. 

After finishing the 19-hour Downbelow Station, I listened to two shorter audiobooks that I've had since 2021. Unfortunately, listening to one of them encouraged me to buy the other two books in the trilogy so the TBR pile didn't shrink. 

I'm currently in a stretch of reading review books. I have five that will be released on March 21 and two on March 28. I thought this would be a good time to slide in Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop. I've been slotting in The Others series as I found time for a few weeks now. 

This coming week should be quiet too. I do have to get the annual license tabs for my car but have no other errands or appointments on my calendar. 

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 Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn (Review; March 7) -- Another excellent episode in the Veronica Speedwell historical mystery series. My review will be posted on March 4.
  • Red Queen by Juan Gomez-Jurado (Review; March 14) -- Interesting international mystery translated from the Spanish. My review will be posted on March 7.
  • Encore in Death by J. D. Robb (Mine) -- 56th in the In Death series was another excellent story. My review will be posted on March 11.
  • The Neighbor Favor by Kristina Forest (Review; February 28) -- Entertaining contemporary romance with Black characters. My review will be posted on February 22.
  • Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh (Mine since 1997; Audiobook) -- Epic science fiction adventure. My review will be posted on March 2.
  • Death at Victoria Dock by Kerry Greenwood (Audiobook; mine since January 3, 2021) -- An engaging Phryne Fisher historical mystery. My review will be posted on March 9.
  • Hidden Star by Nora Roberts (Audiobook; Mine since November 9, 2021) -- Excellent Romantic Suspense audiobook first released in 1997. My review will be posted on March 7.
  • Above the Bay of Angels by Rhys Bowen (Borrowed via Amazon Prime) -- Historical mystery about a young cook for Queen Victoria who is hiding a secret. My review will be posted on March 8.
  • Good Cop, Bad Dog by David Rosenfelt (Review; March 14) -- Next in the K Team mystery series. I enjoy this series. My review will be posted on March 9.
  • Not That Kind of Ever After by Luci Adams (Review; March 14) -- I found this one to be crude and distasteful. It opens with a nasty sex scene.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
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What was your week like?


  1. How are you enjoying your current reads? Hope you'll have a great week! :D

  2. Sounds like a nice, quiet week! Though that's a risk of reading in a series that the rest have to be added to the TBR! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  3. Seams Deadly is a book I've been eyeing. Anything with a cat gets my attention :) I hope you are enjoying your books and have a great week!

  4. Oh nice! Those are all pretty much new to me ones. I hope you enjoy your reads lined up for the week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog today! Yes, you should definitely bump All Systems Red (Murderbot #1) up on your TBR list. I listened to the audiobook but I'm sure the e-book would be great, too. Plus, they're short!
    I've had CJ Cherryh on my TBR for years, and also always meant to go back for more Rhys Bowen and Elizabeth Peters.

  6. I have been recetnly disappoibted by Mandian, but I hope it works for you.
    I'm going to check what Downbelow Station is about.

  7. Separate meals can be a great solution. I love mac and cheese.

    Enjoy your week!

  8. I'm really looking forward to A Sinister Revenge, despite being quite behind in my Raybourn and Huber mystery series! Happy Reading!

  9. I am so tempted to get those sequels to the Becky Chambers series. Such a great price, and I've been meaning to read them...

  10. My husband and I frequently make separate meals. I make something for myself and the kids and my husband, who is doing what he thinks is Keto (I call it the heart attack diet) makes something he will eat. It's not ideal, but it works for us! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  11. Murderbot is such a fun series!

    I can't believe that the In Death series is up to book number 56. I stopped at about 12. I didn't mean to, it just happened that way


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