It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list! 😉

Scraping in pretty late here… it was a BUSY week and a BUSIER weekend and I did not have the energy last night to put this post up.  This past week I have been helping prep for a craft show with my friend who makes honey. In the middle of the week out town had a major storm hit that left us without power from 7 am – 2 pm and a whole lot of yard clean up with downed trees for many people.  It was long hours of prep time for the Craft Show and then on Saturday (Show time!) we were up at 4 am and left for the show at 5 am and returned home at 7 pm.  Sunday I was up again at 4 am and picked up my friend Amy for a bike ride in the cities.  It was a lot of fun, we were home at 4 pm and after fumbling through something to call “supper” I was too tired out to do much else.

With all that said – here is what I did post last week:


Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

I LOVE My Library

Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

STORMS – pictures of what hit our town of September 4th, 2014


Yes all my book reviews this week were audio, the only time I have had to be in book mode is in the car or at home cooking or cleaning – I have hardly picked up a book at all this past week.

What I do plan for this week, a week that should be more under control is:


For My Ears:



Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy’s ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison “Books” Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can’t afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day–and they’re all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?



The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone—and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything, instead “checking out” impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, long-standing arrangement with the gnomic Mr. Penumbra. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he’s embarked on a complex analysis of the customers’ behavior and roped his friends into helping to figure out just what’s going on. But once they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, it turns out the secrets extend far outside the walls of the bookstore.

For My Eyes:


When Molly Wizenberg married Brandon Pettit, he was a trained composer with a handful of offbeat interests: espresso machines, wooden boats, violin-building, and ice cream–making. So when Brandon decided to open a pizza restaurant, Molly was supportive—not because she wanted him to do it, but because the idea was so far-fetched that she didn’t think he would. Before she knew it, he’d signed a lease on a space. The restaurant, Delancey, was going to be a reality, and all of Molly’s assumptions about her marriage were about to change.

Together they built Delancey: gutting and renovating the space on a cobbled-together budget, developing a menu, hiring staff, and passing inspections. Delancey became a success, and Molly tried to convince herself that she was happy in their new life until—in the heat and pressure of the restaurant kitchen—she realized that she hadn’t been honest with herself or Brandon.

With evocative photos by Molly and twenty new recipes for the kind of simple, delicious food that chefs eat at home, Delancey is a moving and honest account of two young people learning to give in and let go in order to grow together.


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25 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. I have James Patterson’s Invisible on my stack…I’ve never listened to any of his books on audio – how are they? My sister-in-law just finished listening to Robin Sloan’s book and loved it…I need to pick it up next time I’m at the library. I just started listening to Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little – it’s really good so far!

    Hope you have a great week!

  2. Busy people gets things done! That’s what you do Sheila. Although I would find getting up at 4 am a little too hard, but bike riding is my thing so I understand the motivation.

    I loved Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore. Hope you do too.

  3. You’re amazing Sheila, I had a huge week visiting with my little granddaughter but 4am, no way lol. Delancey sounds lovely, looking forward to your thoughts. Those storm photos were pretty scary looking, glad nobody was hurt.
    Have a good week and happy reading 🙂

  4. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Boookstore sounds like my kind of place–and my kind of book. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it. I’m glad you survived the storms and had a successful show and bike ride, but those were some early mornings! Here’s to a more restful week ahead!

  5. I loved Mr. Penumbra and most of my book club did as well. There’s a short prequel too if you like it as much as I did called, Ajax Penumbra, 1969. It gives Mr. Penumbra’s back story.

  6. I will read (or listen to) Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Boookstore someday. I will. Hope you enjoy.

    BTW, the first of my links is wrong. I accidentally pasted the wrong thing in if you can remove it.

  7. You lasted a lot longer with Stephanie Plum then I did. 🙂 So glad for audio books to help us listen/read when we are busy. I hope you have a good, safe, week.

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