Monday, January 30, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (January 30th)

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!"

We are almost at the end of the month already.  Crazy to think about yet here we are.  I was already working on coming up with my February reading pile post which is always funI have been debating on if I want to do monthly round up posts or not- I'm leaning towards not just because I tend to stop doing them by the end of February anyways.  Ha!  I guess I always feel like I'm repeating myself especially if I've been doing reading updates on a regular basis (and I have so far this month).  What do you think about sharing monthly round-ups?  I always enjoy reading everyone else's post but never mine.  Not much else is new on my end.  The oldest got papers for a student/parent meeting as he goes into high school next year.  If I wasn't in denial before now that this is really happening.....ugh.  I'm not ready but he sure is so that's something to look forward to I guess.  Baseball and soccer signups are here for the littlest and that will be fun.  My daughter has hitting at the cage once a week but very soon softball is going to ramp up and the madness will begin.  I'm trying to work on scheduling posts for the months to come but have to admit that I'm failing with it.  Oh well, it is what it is.

Since I last shared with all of you, I have finished the following books:

Sinful Scottish Laird by Julia London was a delightful romance that I enjoyed immensely.  I read this one for a blog tour coming up later in February so I won't say much more other than I enjoyed it.  I'm super excited to share my thoughts on this one so watch out for my review on the 20th.

Fudge & Jury by Ellie Alexander was just as good as I expected it to be!  This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series and each book has been a delight to read.  I love the characters in this series so it is like visiting old friends with each book that I read.  I will be sharing my thoughts on this one hopefully soon but I can't recommend this series enough!  These are books two and three finished for #COYER Blackout so there is finally some progress with that reading challenge.

I'm now currently reading the following three books:

All print books currently which NEVER happens.  It has been a tough past couple of weeks though, and I'm not sure that it is going to get better any time soon.  I've turned to Survivor In Death by J.D. Robb so that I can just escape into one of my very favorite series.  It is definitely what I needed so there's that.  Before that I was reading Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry which is quite good so far.  I'm just taking a short break from it to fit in some comfort reading first and then I will dive back in.  I picked this one up as it was an Edgar nominee for one of the categories- best 1st book maybe?  I'm too lazy to look it up right now but it is on the nominee list for 2016.  I'm also still working my way through Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.  I'm enjoying this one as well but slowly.

I'm not sure what this week will bring so I'm just taking things a day at a time.  I'm mostly off Twitter at this point as I just find it too stressful.  The lingering cough that both my husband and I have had is getting slightly better so the plan to start back at the gym this week.  I definitely need the boost that exercise brings for both my physical and mental health.  It helps to relieve all that stress that we carry on our shoulders!  I'm also hoping to squeeze in some extra overtime in so I will be busy.  No worries though as I'll be reading every free chance that I get.  Enough rambling out of me though- tell me what book or books are you reading on this cold winter Monday?

Happy Monday and Happy Reading!


  1. You are at a busy time of life, but I'm glad you're still getting to have some relaxation from reading. I need to try Ellie Alexander's series. I've read a book in her outdoor series that she writes under the name Kate Dyer-Seeley (think that's it). And I met her last spring at that mystery conference. She's very nice. I have a copy of UNDER THE HARROW on my Kindle. Want to read that soon. And who wouldn't feel better after visiting with Eve Dallas and especially Roarke. We could all use a little 'Roarke' - right? LOL

  2. Happy Monday, Sam! I am currently-- very temporarily--between books. Enjoy your reading this week (as if you need me to say that!).

  3. The "In Death" series is a great escape book! I am so glad that I deleted by Twitter account a couple of months ago, just got tired of it all. I've always enjoyed Julia London and will keep my eye out for that book. Do whatever works for you re the monthly wrap ups!

  4. You've got a good mix of books there! I've got some great books ongoing but just need more time! Looking forward to the weekend that's for sure :)


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