Monday, October 24, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Oct. 24, 2016)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme begun by Sheila at Book Journey. 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...

I'm sitting here in my new living room looking around at empty and full boxes on a quiet Sunday morning. The bulk of the first half of our move is done. My brother still has quite a lot of things to move from the old house to the new house.

As I thought, he hadn't started packing anything. It took us a whole day to pack up his CDs, DVDs, and books and the movers were coming the next morning. My library will take at least that long and I'll be doing it alone. However, I do not tend to wait until the last minute to start. I plan to bring home empty boxes when I'm back in Duluth for Christmas so that I can start packing. At least now I know how much of my kitchen stuff will fit in our new kitchen. I do have furniture that will fill in some of the empty spaces in the new house.

The movers came bright and early Friday morning and were finished unloading and setting up everything they moved by 3:30. Bill and I returned to the old house on Saturday to pack up the kitchen. We also got most of it set up in the new house by bedtime on Saturday.

I need to head back home to go to school again on Monday. I'm telling him I'm sorry to leave him with so much left to do but I'm secretly grateful. I am so tired that going back to work sounds like a vacation to me. It is a little daunting that I will be doing the same thing next June.

I think I only read 2% of my current book since Wednesday morning. I'm looking forward to having more time to read once I get back home.

Read Last Week
Undertow by Michael Buckley was the first book I bought in 2016. I enjoyed this science fiction story and just bought the sequel. I guess there is an advantage to having books sit on TBR mountain for a while. I didn't have a long wait for book 2. My review will be posted on November 5.

Next on my stack is Flashfall by Jenny Moyer. It will be released on November 15.

Next Week
I have three more review books queued up.
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
Two for TBR mountain this week.
You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read.


  1. I hope you have a more restful week. Moving is hard work. I was planning to move next month when my lease is up but I think I may stay where I am for one more year and work on downsizing my belongings!

    I haven't read the Throne of Glass series yet though I own the first book. I like the look of Rose & Thorn too. Hopefully you'll have more time to read and get some rest after that busy week you had.

  2. Ugh...moving is the worst. I know that feeling of looking forward to getting back to work so you can get away from all the unpacked boxes!

  3. Ooh nice! I can't wait to read Rose & Thorn though I still need to read Ash & Bramble! Hope you enjoy this week's reads!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I'm expecting a bunch of Sarah Maas' novels soon. Really looking forward to reading them.


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