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


Hosted by: The Book Date

What I read last week:

Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania by Haya Leah Molnar.  Man, what a story.  I’m not sure what else to say other than this was a real eye opener.  Having been a child in the 1980’s, you heard a lot about the evils of Communism, bread lines and the like, but you don’t really get what it all entailed.  Now, I have some inkling and, as an adult, I’m astounded.  But for Eva, as a child who knew no different, it was quite an interesting experience to see it all through her eyes.

Undead in the Garden of Good and Evil by Kim Harrison.  This is the first novella in the Dates from Hell anthology.  Loved seeing how Ivy came to work with Rachel.  Also happy to see Kisten in this story because I adore their relationship, even when he’s being a punk vamp.

What I’m currently reading: 

Dates From Hell by Kim Harrison, Lyndsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong, & Lori Handeland. One down, three to go!

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

Kiss Her Goodbye by Susan Gee.  One of my outstanding Netgalley books.

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith.  In audio.

Juror #3 by James Patterson and Nancy Allen

What I’m reading next (hopefully):

I need to get started on my pile of print books about to fall over and bury me.  So, from my OWNtober list (via random draw):

Bury Me Standing by Isabel Fonseca

The Wife by Alafair Burke

Plus another outstanding Netgalley book:

Like Never and Always by Ann Aguire



Hosted by Mailbox Monday

Only one new book this week!

Library Haul: 

I had to renew two of the books I had out since I haven’t been doing very well with actually reading lately.  Good news is, one is now finished!

Mailbox Haul:

One book in my physical mailbox this week – The Black Ice by Michael Connelly, #2 in the Harry Bosch series.  I won this from a contest on The Book Date.


I am happy to say that I have not purchased a book since September 10, 2018.  That’s thirteen days.  I think it might be a record.  Although I did buy a movie yesterday so, um, maybe I’m not doing as well as I thought?

Anyway… read anything good this past week?  Find any amazing surprises in your inbox?  (Watch anything interesting?)  Let me know!  Hope y’all have a wonderful week.