Monday, April 10, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 10, 2017)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted at The Book Date.  Kellee at Unleashing Readers and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts have given it a kidlit focus.

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...

Yay for the beginning of the baseball season! Besides loving the Atlanta Braves, the start of the baseball season heralds the coming summer. I have about 35 more working days until I retire.

I had to spend a day at the Mayo Clinic this week for testing and consulting with my gastroenterologist which gave me a lot of extra reading time while I was waiting for tests, etc. As usual, I came home and developed some sort of crud. Too many sick people around there for my immune system, I guess. Of course, one the tests also had consequences for the rest of the week. I'm glad the results were good and will be even more glad once I feel "back to normal."

I'm looking forward to going home for Easter. I already have more than a carload of stuff that I'd like to bring with me. I've also been exchanging a flurry of emails with the realtor who is selling our Duluth home as she keeps me up to date with the various fix-up projects that are needed before it goes on the market. She's clearly a full-service realtor. She has arranged the cleaners and painters and whatever which is saving my brother and I a ton of work. I'm eager to see the changes when I get home. Her thought is that we will be able to put it on the market by May 1.

I really need to find a mover soon. I'm so caught up in cleaning and sorting to get ready for my sale that I haven't done that yet. I haven't made much visible progress this week. But my front closet with all my winter outerwear has been sorted through and packed to go home with me this week. A lot of it will be donated but this isn't the season to donate winter clothes. I will bring them to Duluth and donate extras next Fall.
Read Last Week
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco was an entertaining historical mystery with a touch of horror. I liked the period detail. My review will be posted on April 15.

The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman was a great middle grade mystery sure to enthrall kids who love puzzles. My review will be posted on April 20.

New arrival, Noteworthy by Riley Redgate jumped to the top of my stack. It will be released on May 2. It's arrival threw Long Way Home by Katie McGarry back on the stack since I won't be able to read it soon.

Next Week
I have two more review books waiting for next week.
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I had an email asking if I wanted to read Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld. Since it is a science fiction graphic novel, I was quick to say yes. It has a short turnaround before publication. It jumped the line to be my next read.

I also received Noteworthy by Riley Redgate this week from Abrams. This was a surprise as I don't recall an email nor do I recall asking for this one. It does sound good though.

You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read. 

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper! Hope you enjoy these new reads as well this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

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