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.
Other Than Reading...
This was another quiet week with lovely weather for December in Minnesota. We are expecting temperatures in the 40s which began on Friday to continue for the next week. Needless to say, we haven't any snow. My cross-country skiing friends are lamenting but I like being snow-free. Big, puffy flakes on Christmas Eve would be enough for me.
Our contract negotiators had a mediation session on Thursday and have come to a tentative contract agreement. We'll see it and be voting early next week. Our health insurance costs have caused our members with family insurance to take a pay cut of about $400 a month. I can see why they want a good settlement. I'm not on the school district insurance any more since I reached Medicare age. I wasn't feeling their pain.
On the blogging front, I got the Macmillan Spring 2016 catalog and requested 11 ARCs. They say that they fill requests on a first come, first served basis. We'll see how many I get when I request on the first day they are available. I concentrated on mysteries and middle grade books this time.
Read Last Week
Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan was an excellent fantasy with a strong, sympathetic main character. It also had a very nice romance woven into the story. My review will be posted on January 14.
After starting a book and not being able to get into it, I reached for Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger and quickly found myself involved. I really enjoyed this concluding volume of the Finishing School series. My review will be posted on January 9.
The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa from my stack with mixed feelings. I always enjoy Kagawa's writing but I had that her Iron Fey series is ending with this book.
- The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos (Jan. 26)
- Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers (Feb. 2)
- Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh (Feb. 2)
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
- Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood
- The Inquisitor's Apprentice by Chris Moriarty
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli has been showing up on my radar frequently lately. When it showed up on my email bargain list, I had to buy a copy.
Greensleeves by Eloise Jarvis McGraw is a reissue of a book from the 60s. Nancy Pearl says it is one that shouldn't be missed. I read other books by the author (probably in the 60s) but don't remember reading this one.
- Forbidden by Kimberly Griffiths Little
- Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
- Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige