Monday, October 15, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Since this is my first post on this blog for a while, I want to say first thing -- I hope all of you in those parts of the US affected by the recent hurricanes are safe and have shelter and power and all your loved ones safe and accounted for. We've had some pretty nasty weather in our area (central Texas) during the last couple of months, but nothing like what's going on further east of here. Honestly, it seems the weather has gone completely nuts lately, doesn't it? I was really hoping that by this point in time we'd be a little bit further along in controlling all that stuff. Obviously I was reading too much sci-fi.

And now that I've mentioned reading -- I have to admit I haven't been doing as much of that as I'd like. Lots of reasons -- but mostly just real life getting in the way. So I haven't had much to report this last couple of months.

Only finished two books in September:

• Call for the Dead, by John le CarrĂ© - The first of his George Smiley books.

A Morbid Taste for Bones, by Ellis Peters - First book in the long-running Brother Cadfael mystery series.

I enjoyed both of those, and hope to get reviews up this week. Well, soon anyway.

So far in October I've finished one book...

The Night She Died, by Dorothy Simpson - First entry in Simpson's Inspector Thanet series.

...and this week I'm reading a couple of ghostly tales, perfect for this time of year:

A Shadow on the Wall, by Jonathan Aycliffe

Dead Lake, by Darcy Coates

So now if the rainy weather blues don't get me down and I can manage to avoid another migraine, I'm looking forward to getting some reading done!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. If you want to let the world know what you're going to be reading this week, head on over to her blog and leave your link. It's also a great way to discover new books and new blogs.


  1. I think you're the second person to mention Dead Lake in the past week and it sounds really good. Have a great reading week!

  2. The weather really has been a mess all over. Here its been gray and gloomy just about every day. Dead Lake looks like a great book.

  3. The weather has been nuts. We had a week of fall and now it’s snowing. I’m sad. Enjoy your books! Have a great week.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. I think you've managed quite a bit so hang on in there! enjoy the week and your reads.

  5. Going to give "A Shadow on the Hill" a look -- a ghost story might be nice right now!


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