Monday, March 13, 2023

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

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 mostly a usual week. It did snow on Monday when I went to my car dealership to buy the car I've been leasing for the last three years. However, my brother drove his car to get there. That was all taken care of in about an hour. Now all I have to do is wait for the Title for the car to find its way to me from the State of Minnesota which could take anywhere from a week to a couple of months.

All week the weather guys were predicting a long-lasting snow event for the weekend. They were right. It started snowing at noon on Saturday and hasn't yet stopped at noon on Sunday. We broke the March 11 record for snowfall with 5.9 inches. Our road is impassable until the snowplows get to it because of the new snow and the snow drifts caused by the wind. We are a Priority 2 street and don't expect snowplows until the snow stops and all the Priority 1 streets have been plowed. So, my brother couldn't get to work today. 

We are hoping to be plowed out by tomorrow morning because we have appointments to have our taxes done at H & R Block at 11AM and 11:30AM on Monday. Since he's taken time off from work to make the appointments, we really don't want to have to reschedule. 

This has been a great week for reading and watching baseball. Not only Spring Training games but the World Baseball Classic have been keeping me busy. I also enjoyed watching the first two nights of The Voice. 

As for reading, my current review book is slow. It is a dystopian mystery and really hasn't grabbed my attention. I read the first 20% and took a break with another In Death book. Then I read a bit more and then read another In Death book. And did it again. I'm up to 60% but it may take me all of next week to finish it. On the other hand, I'm loving my In Death reread. I've now read the first 20 and am just beginning book 21.

I also spent some time this week planning my April calendar. I slotted in a lot of my older books from my physical TBR pile. I don't have very many review books being released in April. The ones being released on April 4 are on my March calendar. However, the three May 2 releases will be on the April calendar. It still leaves lots of room for my own books and audiobooks.

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.)
  • The Murder of Madison Garcia by Marcy McCreary (Review; March 28) -- Second Ford Family mystery set in the Catskills in Upper New York State. My review will be posted March 23)
  • Farryn's War by Christie Meierz (Mine) -- Space opera set in Tolari Space. My review will be posted March 25.
  • Rembrandt's Station by Christie Meierz (Mine) -- Space opera with an engaging MM romance. My review will be posted April 1.
  • Fateful Words by Paige Shelton (Review; April 4) -- Latest in Scottish Bookshop Mystery series was entertaining. My review will be posted on March 28.
  • Imitation in Death by J. D. Robb (Mine; Reread)
  • Divided in Death by J. D. Robb (Mine; Reread)
  • Blind Spots by Thomas Mullen (Review; April 4) -- I'm at 61%
  • Origin in Death by J. D. Robb (Mine; Reread) -- I'm just starting In Death 21. I'm up to 2005 releases.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

What was your week like?


  1. Good luck on getting your car title quickly! Waiting for things is the worst!

    Enjoy those books.

  2. We got a bunch of snow on Friday, but Saturday we had a lot of sun, so that was nice! And yeah for not a lot of review books for April! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  3. I noticed I didn't have too many April releases this time either. That's perfectly okay, though. I can use the time to catch up on some of my older books. Hope you have a great week!

  4. Wow that's a lot of snow. I hope you get plowed soon! And I hope that slow read picks up!

  5. I don't review books, except for my blog, but I do like to plan ahead like you do which books I'm going to read. I don't always stick to it, but it helps when trying to decide what to read next. Hope your day is going well. I wish we could take some of that snow off of your hands (and streets)! :)

  6. Good luck with the car title!

    Nice lineup of reads again! All new to me ones but I hope you enjoy your selections for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. We've been lucky to have had very little snow this winter! There's another storm coming our way but it's looking like my area isn't going to get many inches. You got a good deal on Moira's Pen! I loved the first two Queen's Thief books; I didn't realize the series had gone up to six. I should go back to it. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  8. Enjoy your books this week. Hope the car title comes quickly!

  9. The storm is coming through here starting today. Right now we have rain, but it is supposed to switch over tomorrow to the white stuff. I am too ready for spring to think of more snow.

    Some great looking books on your list this week. Nice cover on Only Bad Options.

    Hope you have a nice week.

  10. I like the sight of snow but don't like living where there lots of it.
    That a nice haul;. There a lot of good thrillers.

  11. Oh my. I hope your road has been plowed by now and you were able to make your tax appointments. We've got more in rain in southern California, but considering all the snow and flooding in the rest of the state, I'm trying not to complain. Enjoy your week!

  12. Hope the snow is finally done with you. I have hope here since the grass is showing signs of green and the weeds in garden are waking up.

  13. I hope you were able to get out past the snow. I just finished enjoying Good Dog, Bad Cop. I eyed Only Bad Options. I hope you like it.


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