Monday Memes: What are you reading? What’s in your mailbox?


Hosted by: The Book Date

What I read last week:

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

What I’m currently reading: 

Dates From Hell by Kim Harrison, Lyndsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong, & Lori Handeland

Asking for Truffle by Dorothy St. James

What I’m reading next (hopefully):

Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania by Haya Leah Molnar

Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae & Elena Ceausescus’ Crimes, Lifestyle and Corruption by Lt. Gen Ion Mihai Pacepa

I didn’t get much read this past week due to being horribly ill.  Gotta love having kids in the public school system, right?  Sadly, one of them is in college which somehow makes it feel so much worse.


Hosted by Mailbox Monday

I had quite the full mailbox this week!  I kind of went on a spree between the library, PaperBackSwap and a surprise from a friend.

Library Haul: 

Nothing this week as I am trying to behave myself.

Mailbox Haul:

I had a much smaller haul this week.  The book I had been waiting for from Amazon finally arrived, pluse one I’d requested from PaperBackSwap.

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and their Journey by Isabel Fonseca.

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead.

Maybe this means I can start getting ahead on some of the books I have piled up?  Nah.

32 thoughts on “Monday Memes: What are you reading? What’s in your mailbox?

  1. I hope you feel better soon! I loved watching the miniseries Sharp Objects, but it was a long time ago (2012) that I read the book…so I might read it again. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.


    1. Thanks! I got hit with a double whammy – both of my kids got sick and then two of my co-workers got sick as well. No wonder I caught the funk, too!

      The mini-series is what prompted me to read the book. I figured it’ll take a bit to come out on Netflix so I had plenty of time to get it read first. Will be interested to see how it compares.

      Anytime – I enjoy your posts. 🙂


    1. Thanks! My kids are definitely on the mend, which is good. I’m getting there. Under a Red Sky is next on my list as soon as I finish Asking for Truffle. I’m hoping that it’s good. Thanks for coming by!


  2. I have a stack of 8 books on my table to be read. Most of them have been sitting there for 2+ months, lol. I finished Forever My Girl, by Heidi McLaughlin for a book club. Bad. Not bad enough that I stopped reading it, but not good. And it had LOTS of errors in it. Even though it was published by a boutique publishing company, and they might have had limited editorial resources, it was re-released after the movie came out. Someone should have edited it properly!


    1. That sounds about like my pile. Ugh, so it was one of those not bad enough to keep you from finishing but bad enough to make you wonder why you bothered? Yeah, with small press you can sometimes overlook the typos and errors, but not when it gets re-released for a movie. You’d think they would have had the resources by then. Good luck with your pile!


  3. School brings the germs, for sure. And ooh Sharp Objects. I need to read me some Gillian Flynn at some point here.

    I remember seeing succubus Blues around… looks good!


    1. I’m telling you. I was hoping it’d ease up now that one was in high school and the other in college but I guess not! Please do – Gillian Flynn is definitely an interesting author!

      I loved her Vampire Academy series, so I’m hoping this one is good as well. Thanks for stopping by!


    1. Aw, thanks! The kids are much better and I’m getting there slowly. I don’t rebound as quickly as they do! Bury Me Standing is an excellent book. I’m interested to see how my views have changed since I first read it 10+ years ago. Thanks for visiting!


  4. Aww sucks about being sick though uugh. I hope you feel 100% again soon! (I somehow managed to come down with a bug on the weekend despite spending the whole week alone?! Life is weird bleh.) Anyway hope you enjoy your upcoming reads!!


    1. Thanks – I’m getting there I think! (How does that happen? The germs must have thought you were lonely!) I’m sure I will – I haven’t met very many books that I haven’t liked. 🙂


  5. The books I’ve read by Mead have been engaging from start to finish. I hope this one is a winner for you. Hope you’re feeling better. My allergies are here so I’ll be miserable until winter


    1. I agree, the books of hers I’ve read have all been good so far. I’m hoping for the same with this one. Thanks – I think I am finally on the upswing here! Ugh, that’s one of the benefits of living in the desert like I do: the allergy seasons tend to be short!


    1. I’m hoping they both are! Am at about the halfway point in the first story in Dates From Hell and I’m really enjoying it.

      Anytime – thanks for swinging by here as well!


  6. Ooo I haven’t thought about that series from Mead in a long time. I need to get back to it I think. I read the first couple then paused waiting for one and it got lost in the mix. Oops!


    1. I’ve been meaning to read it forever and I guess now is my chance! And don’t feel bad, I can’t tell you how many series I forget about because of new ones. 😀


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