Monday, January 9, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (January 9th)

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!"

Here we are once again.  My lack of blogging last year meant that I didn't write too many of these posts but I'm hoping to change that in 2017.  I love sharing reading updates (and also reading everyone else's updates).  The past weekend flew by like it usually does.  We managed to get all of the Christmas stuff put away and my house is cleaner than it has been in weeks.  I also went to the used bookstore (twice).  Eek!  I've been really good lately though...besides what makes a cold winter day better than a trip to the used bookstore??  The answer to that is two trips in two days.  LOL!  I also participated in Bout of Books this week and actually hit my reading goal of two books completed!  I'm so pumped about that.  This is always a fun read-a-thon to participate in even though I have a tendency to just read and not socialize very much.  Now I need to work on writing up reviews for those books later today.

I'm now currently reading the following two books:

The First Days by Rhiannon Frater is my current print read.  I bought this one way back when Borders went out of business so it has been on my shelves for way too long.  I'm enjoying it so far although I haven't quite connected to it as much as I hoped.  Maybe as I get further into the book?  We'll see.  Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin is my current e-book which I haven't started yet.  Actually I just decided this morning to pick this one up next after finishing Truth or Beard by Penny Reid.  I'm in the mood for a good thriller and this book definitely sounds like one that I will enjoy!  I would love to finish both of these books this week and keep up my reading mojo but we will see what happens.  Lifting for football starts up again for my oldest plus overtime at work may cut into my reading time a bit.

New Additions:

Too many this week to even mention.  I DID say that I went to the used bookstore twice, didn't I?  I shared pictures on Litsy if you are interested(I'm on there as Samantha.1020 if we aren't friends already - I love finding other book lovers so let me know if you are on there too).  And I actually did kind of bad on the NetGalley front as well.  Above are the two books that I downloaded from NetGalley thanks to a certain publisher's influence.  Heck, I'm always easily influenced when it comes to books.  I'm going to try and stay off of NetGalley this week- for real!  Maybe then I won't have anything to share here next week.  Ha!

I'm off to continue on my laundry piles and all of the other fun Monday stuff that we have going on.  What books have you read so far this year?  What books are you hoping to read this week?  Are there any other week long read-a-thons going on that will help keep me motivated with my reading?

Have a great week and Happy Reading!


  1. I hope you have a great reading week!

  2. Trips to bookstores are always fun, though I'm trying to abstain for a while. I've got a copy of BLACK EYED SUSANS that I need to read. Look forward to hearing what you think. Have a great week!

  3. I haven't went to a bookstore in a long time, I should do that. I look forward to your review on Black Eyed Susans, I have been on the fence about trying it, initially was very excited. I just reviewed Small Great Things, my 1st choice of the year. It was excellent but a difficult read.


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