It’s Monday, March 9, 2015. It’s the 10th Monday of the year! Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, Monday is a great day to take stock of what you’re currently reading.

I like it because it holds me accountable. And, because I succeeded at the 120 books read in 2014 (via Goodreads), I agreed to read 200 in 2015—I’ve done it before, and for many years read at least that many, but life has come in the way. But, beyond that, I want to publish more reviews this year. I have so many that I’ve written that have not been transcribed. This is a huge oversight and does nothing to help my cause. I need entries to make everyone interested! This is a predominantly a review blog and without those reviews, I have nothing to offer. So, provided I read an average of 15-20 books a month, I can do this! And, I would love to hear your goals.


So this past week was a bit of an odd week. We have been having major issues with our internet sevice through Comcast, which has meant posting very little or via my cellphone. We had 7 outages lasting at least 30 minutes within the last 10 days (Well, since we swapped it out on Friday, we have not yet had any—please cross your fingers for us!).

Since last Monday, I posted a review on Liane Moriarty’s The Last Anniversary. GothamGal put in her thoughts (what a great way to celebrate International Women’s Day!) about Cinderella’s spy activities in Fairest Volume 4: Of Mice and Men.

I posted quickly from our board gaming session at a friends house (we played The Resistance twice and Smallworld once!). We celebrated #WorldBookDay with a  picture of Picard in bed with a book! I asked what your favorite location books were/if there were books set in your region. And talked about getting sucked into a book I did not yet anticipate reading.

This week I am reading:

download This will be a little bit of a geek out week, I think. I got this specifically as a pick up in the store when I read that Riker is a mastermind behind a huge threat to Picard. That he might even be blowing up Federation ships! How is it possible that someone behind Riker-beard could do that?!? It also brings in Dax and a few other characters fans of ANY of the series may be familiar with. I used to read a lot more of the Star Trek books, so this is a welcome home, of sorts, for me.

Astonish-MeThis was an unexpected pickup, and maybe because I have a family member that IS a ballerina (and a lifelong dream of doing ballet) that drew me to this literary fiction. I love that it’s a different cover, that looks more vintage, but I also like to think that there’s a better reason for the change in cover in the trade (1)

Can I just say how much I love Veronica Mars? I am savoring and rewarding myself with this book whenever I get a chance. I love the noir aspects of the universe and the cover art is great. I really need to go ahead and finish watching the Veronica Mars movie already, just so I can get a deeper understanding of what is going on and not spoil some of what goes on in this book. After I finish this, I have the second in the series, and I have a feeling it will be picked up right after I finish this one. 41m0N7IIcsL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

This is a book for the #NovelTeaBookClub—I love that we are reading a non-fiction book this month. As someone who can do both team and solo projects, I want to say that there are a few things that make me think I am introverted, but just in certain circumstances. I am not quite certain, yet, and will know more once I finish the book—I hope.

There’s a really cool article about writing from Stephen King here. As someone whom is working on a longer story (that I will talk about when I am much later in the process) I find him inspiring—and I really need to finish On Writing. The Kindle and I are having issues right now. I want to read the paperbacks that I am reading (above) in bed, but it doesn’t happen (mostly because my husband gets up at 3 AM and the light might wake him. I feel like, to borrow a phrase from a dear friend, I have reading ADD. I just can’t get into something for any length of time.

So, what are you reading? Have you linked up at Book Journey yet? Please let me know what you are reading below!

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48 thoughts on “It’s Monday, March 9th, What are you Reading?

  1. Busy week for you. I\’m hoping this week will be a little bit more laid back for me.

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 10:46 am
  2. I just bought The Thousand Dollar Tan Line after binge watching Veronica Mars, just need to find the time to read it!

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 11:56 am
  3. I didn’t know Liane Moriarty had a new book out. Going to check out your review.

    I don’t know Veronica Mars.

    Sounds like a nice week for you.

    ENJOY this week.

    Silver’s Reviews

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm
  4. I love Stephen King’s On Writing. I don’t usually read those types of books but I really enjoyed it.

    I enjoyed the TV series Veronica Mars, but wondered what the books were like!


    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 12:51 pm
  5. I’m currently reading “There’s Something About St. Tropez” by Elizabeth Adler. Being a travel enthusiast, I love her books because they always center around an exotic location peppered with mystery, adventure and romance.

    I’m also a Veronica Mars fan! 🙂

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 2:33 am
  6. As a stay at home homeschooling mommy…I don’t have a lot of time to do my reading. I am busy this month trying to get some in since it is National Reading Month. I have started In Between by Jenny B. Jones, and Thick as Thieves by Susan K. Marlow. Between all the picture books we are reading, we are also enjoying Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and Little House in the Big Woods for our family read a-louds. Thank you for telling me about Book Journey…I am heading over there next!

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 4:15 am
  7. Greetings from Blogelina! I am always so impressed by prolific readers; I cannot even begin to fathom reading 200 books in one week. Perhaps if I start with just one… Of the books you mention, “Quiet” looks like it might just be written for me. Thanks for your suggestions and inspiration! Didi

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 2:01 pm
  8. I am not a good book reader. Currently I have been reading a lot of blogs. However when I do pull up a book I enjoy non fiction.

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 3:33 pm
  9. Wow, you are a super power reader. I have been reading a Mom’s bible study with my Holy Cross Mom’s group and it has been enjoyable. Reading Charlotte’s Web to my boys. They love it.

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 6:12 pm
  10. Wow, 15-20 books a week? I admire you! I’m a book lover too but if I finish one book a week I’m already proud of myself! I just can’t seem to find the time for it. Currently I’m reading (well, actually listening to) a classic: How to make friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie. I bought the audiobook and listened to it while at the ophthalmologist. They had dilated my pupils so reading was impossible! I’m curious, do you like audiobooks as well? I know some book lovers hate them.

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 7:53 pm
  11. I love the idea of having a cyber reading club. I was a member of Goodreads, but I got too many emails and instead of adjusting that, I just deleted my profile. I read a ton. Right now, I’m finishing the last 50 Shades series – I started it before seeing the movie with a girlfriend. I love leaving reviews and I have no idea how to review this series. It wasn’t as bad as people said, but not something I see myself re-listening too.

    I’m also re-reading a series on my Kindle that I LOVE LOVE LOVE. I love that Amazon tracks what I read/listen too and suggests more. There are some truly talented (and some not so talented) writers out there and they give me the courage to keep on plugging away and stretch my wings a little on l my blog.

    Thanks for the recommendations!!!!

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 11:34 pm
  12. Looking forward to hearing how you like the book Quiet! I love interesting non-fiction reads. We had a quiet woman in our book club, when she spoke she chose her words wisely and she had the most thoughtful comments of anyone in our bookclub!

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 2:44 am
  13. I love to read and I have to pace myself so I can get things done. I just finished Motive and The Girl on the Train. Don’t know what my next book will be.

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 2:57 pm
  14. We are reading Towards Infinity, by the ex-wife of Stephen Hawking the physicist. It is fascinating to see the inside of the world that seemed so well organised on the outside was an epic struggle on a day to day basis.

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 6:33 pm
  15. As I’ve gotten older, my reading taste has been oriented more towards non-fiction books. Although, I used to love to read Stephen King and V.C. Andrews books.

    My current read is called Tortured for Christ by Rev. Richard Wurmbrand. It is a story about what he went through after many years of torture while imprisoned in a Communist prison for his belief in Christianity. It is such an eye-opening and moving story.

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 12:20 am
  16. I am way behind on my reading because of several projects I am working on right now. But once my big project is done, in April, I’ve got time to read built into my schedule again.

    I hope you get a chance to finish On Writing. I thought it was a great book and had a lot of useful advice.

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 12:23 am
  17. Wow. 200 books in a year? Really? Amazing. How do you find the time? I got through one book this past two months.
    I would love to read more and have a kindle so maybe it is just a matter of getting down to it?

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 4:06 am
  18. I’m reading the Stephanie Plum series of books by Janet Evanovitch. It’s crime but with a comedy twist. Really loving it.

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 11:31 am
  19. I’m not big on reading and I embrace that and own that with pride. I’ve tried reading books and novels but it’s just not my thing. I will and can read spiritual books & self-help books but that’s about as far as my reading goes. My friend, however, can read a book in a weekend if she puts her mind to it.

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 3:01 pm
  20. I wish I had more time to read! I have also read that Quiet book and it was really encouraging.

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 7:25 pm
  21. I used to enjoy reading. I find myself only reading childrens books now. You have inspired me to start reading for me again.

    Posted on March 14, 2015 at 2:59 am
  22. My reading is usually online and whatever catches my attention, sometimes about health, recipes, blogging or just a good blog post. I wish I had time to read books, I get obsessed with them, once I start its all I do.
    Have a great weekend!

    Posted on March 14, 2015 at 6:46 pm
  23. Currently I am reading an ebook my friend wrote called 10 Simple Insights to Living a Happy Life, by Nick Myers. It’s a great book! I do not read that much in regards to actual books. I don’t even think I’ve read 200 books my entire life. But all I can say is wow! that is awesome you can do that 🙂

    Posted on March 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm
  24. WOW! I didn’t even realize it was possible for someone to read 150-200 books in one year. You’re amazing. I am finishing the book by Fawn Weaver, Happy Wives Club. Next I plan to re-read Crystal Paine’s book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. Thanks for this great post.

    Posted on March 15, 2015 at 2:56 am
  25. Thanks for the suggestions! This week, I’m reading a book about investing! 🙂

    Posted on March 15, 2015 at 4:43 am
  26. Unfortunately, I am not reading anything right now. Good idea, to make a goal at the beginning of the year to read X amount of books. I like it when I find a book that I cannot put down & have tons on my kindle that need to be read.

    Posted on March 15, 2015 at 8:11 pm
  27. I am currently reading “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman. It is the 10th anniversary authors prefered text edition and I’m really enjoying it

    Posted on March 15, 2015 at 9:43 pm
  28. I really want to read that book by Susan Cain. It is on my to-read list. I have been terrible at reading lately, but hopefully that will improve!

    Posted on March 15, 2015 at 11:12 pm
  29. Wow 200 books in 2015! That would be so awesome! I used to love to read as much as that. Unfortunately since I had kids, I just can’t seem to find the time to read like I used to.

    Posted on March 15, 2015 at 11:51 pm
  30. I’ve been meaning to read On Writing for ever, something always gets in the way! At the moment I’m reading The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – the action seems a bit slow, but I’m loving the language, lots of wordplay and fun metaphors.

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 2:55 am
  31. I am reading Anthony Doer’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” I didn’t realize there were more Star Trek TNG books out! I better find some more. Thanks for the heads up!

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 4:00 am
  32. Wow, 15-20 books a month is a lot! I love to read and usually have about 3-4 books going at a time, but rarely finish one within a month these days due to homeschooling my children plus an infant in the house. I don’t get much sleep right now because of the baby. I hope to get back to reading more soon when our routine gets established again.

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 4:10 am
  33. I love to read cookbooks and am currently reading Ultimate Foods For Health, which is kind of a cookbook and sensible (ie: non-fad) food guide!

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  34. You have really inspired me. I used to read a book every week, and have dropped off quite a bit. I am back to a book every two weeks as of today (i.e. that is my commitment). Thanks again.

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 5:52 pm
  35. Ever since I got married and got blessed with two kids, I literally stop reading books. As a full time mom, my time is spent mostly on taking care of the family. A year ago, I started missing reading and I decided to pick up on the hobby again. It even inspired me to write a book myself. Bottom line is, I guess, is that once you’re a reader, you’ll always be a reader. 🙂

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 5:32 pm
  36. Congratulations on diving into so many different books! I’ve wanted to read more for ages, and I’m starting small with one book a month. I’d love to do as much as you!

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 8:49 pm
  37. I’ve been reading See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar this week and Curing Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel.

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 9:05 pm
  38. I love reading, but find I don’t read much fiction until the summer or other holidays. Right now I’m reading the Harry Potter series, though – my kids have read them all, and I feel like I need to catch up :). I read a lot of cookbooks regularly.

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm
  39. I am current reading a cute mystery called Murderous Muffins by Lois Lavrisa.

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 10:26 pm
  40. I am currently reading If I Stay and then moving on to Where She Went. I also want to read the Divergent series.

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 10:43 pm
  41. I love reading! I used to read a 500 page book every few days with no problem. Then I entered the real world haha Now my goal is to read two of my books a week. I’ve got about 30 waiting on me right now!

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 11:54 pm
  42. Oh, On Writing in a wonderful gift to all writers! I listend to the audio version and love it because he reads the book. It’s like having a master class with Stephen King. If your kindle is not working and your library has a copy of the CD’s, I can’t recommend the audio version enough.

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 1:00 am
  43. I haven’ had a lot of time to read, but have been listening to audiobooks at work. I steamed through The Selection Series (young adult). I loved it. I was sad when it was over.

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 1:00 am
  44. Wow! 200 book in one year! 15 – 20 books a month! How do you find the time to read that many? I can’t think of the last book that I actually finished. {that wasn’t a children’s book} I just don’t have the time to sit down and read.

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 3:00 am
  45. Impressed by your reading volume! I probably read 15 to 20 books a year. Right now I’m reading No Drama Discipline which is a book about parenting.

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:28 am
  46. I love reading. I find it hard sometimes to block out time to dive into my books. This post helped remind me to get back to it. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 6:02 am
  47. I wish I had time to actually read books! With two small children time is short, but hopefully I will get back to reading sometime!

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 2:30 am
  48. I don’t know when the last time I sat down and read a book that was on paper. I have attempted it a few times but never actually get there. Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to go try any of these.

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 10:59 am