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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 10): 04/10/17
Hello from Pine Cove, California. Although there is no wifi and no DSL, my trusty smart phone has a strong and clear signal and I'm using it to set up a hot spot at night. It's cold and clear here and except for the smart phone and computer, very much like stepping into the early 20th century (the joys of having a father who is a retired antiques dealer).
My mother brought up an old box of my grandmother's photographs. It's been fun looking through them. I will be bringing some of them home and scanning others. Maybe I'll share some in a future post!
As I was busy packing up books, I didn't get all that many books read. In fact one of the books I listed as reading last week, I'm still reading, Vampires on the Run by C.M. Surrisi.
What I read last week:
What I'm reading:
Since I don't do a lot of reading while traveling, I left my TBR pile at home. That means that some of the up next books from last week are still up next.
Last Week's Reviews
Comment #1: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 02:07:04
Wow the joys of modern technology in a place with no wifi. Enjoy the family time.
Comment #2: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:06:07
Thanks. I'm using it sparingly, so I'll be slower than usual with approving and replying to comments.
Comment #3: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 05:15:43
Sounds like you're having fun! Enjoy California.
Comment #4: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:08:15
Thanks. I'm actually from California — but I live in the northern half. The state is big enough to contain its own road trips.
Comment #5: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 06:22:39
Looks like you got a decent amount of reading in. I read Fish Girl a while back. And Mockingjay? I wrote a ranting post when it first came out. LOL
Comment #6: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:10:10
I don't take ARCs so I'm usually behind in the reviewing of things. Mockingjay I read because my husband bought and read the entire series when it was still new. He's more into YA series than I am.
Comment #7: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 07:01:08
Hope you enjoy your trip!
I only finished one book last week so your pile looks impressive to me!
Traveling Light looks interesting and perfect for reading when you are on a trip yourself. Hope you are enjoying it!
I liked Ms. Marvel and need to catch up on the rest of the series. I am planning to cosplay as her for my library's Comic Con this summer.
Comment #8: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:13:01
Have fun cosplaying as Ms Marvel. I plan on diving into Traveling Light after I finish Vampires on the Run.
Comment #9: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 07:39:28
Vampires on the Run and Hunting Jordan looks interesting. I hope you enjoy your books! My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.
Comment #10: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:19:39
Vampires on the Run is good but recommend reading The Maypop Kidnapping first.
Comment #11: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:10:43
Traveling Light is a book I've been eyeing.
It sounds as though you are immersed in family stuff, which can be so satisfying. Enjoy!
Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.
Comment #12: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:23:10
I saw Traveling Light on display when I was at the book store to get an SAT prep book for my son. I will be mostly offline to spend time with my mother and my kids.
Comment #13: Monday, April 10 2017 at 11:38:23
I always travel with my Kindle which gives me hundreds of books to read. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #14: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:25:38
I do have a couple dozen ebooks on my phone and I am reading two of them on this trip. That said, I'm never much of a reader while traveling.
Comment #15: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 12:13:17
Pine Cove, California sounds like a place where a cozy mystery series would be set! It sounds lovely, actually, away from it all. Have a great time on your trip!
Comment #16: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:29:13
I think Pine Cove is too small and too sleepy even for a cozy series. But Idyllwild, down the hill, is just the right size.
Comment #17: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 13:29:45
You have lots of great looking books to read this week. I hope you enjoy them. I haven't read any of the books you read last week but I'm gonna check out your five starred books from last week. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week. :)
Comment #18: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:33:29
I hope you find a book you love from my reviews. Who knows what I'll have to talk about next week. Maybe I'll just share photographs instead! Thanks for stopping by.
Comment #19: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 15:00:31
Have a great trip. Enjoy your books.
Comment #20: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 15:07:33
Comment #21: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 16:10:58
I hope you share the photos. I love finding photos from long ago of the family.
ENJOY all of your books...looks like a nice collection.
Comment #22: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 15:08:10
If I remember, I'll share some photos.
Comment #23: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 16:18:58
It's fun to discover/uncover old treasures!
Comment #24: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 15:10:18
It's more of a rediscover. I've seen most of these photos before when they were at my grandmother's house. It's just that I moved out of the area, she passed away, and my brother moved into her house and redid the interior. So the old photographs are now at our parents' house, in storage.
Comment #25: Monday, April, 10 2017 at 18:16:12
Oh, I've had Haunting Jordan on my list for a while! How is it?
Comment #26: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 17:11:16
All I can tell you right now is that the first page is very good. I need to finish Vampires on the Run first. I will, though, get it reviewed once I have read it. I'm reading it for the My Kind of Mystery Challenge.
Comment #27: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 19:22:05
Yay for the smart phone. :) You have a nice eclectic supply of books there. I still need to read Mockingjay and the other HG books. And nice to see Landline was 5 stars- -I've only read one Rainbow Rowell book but would like to read more.
Comment #28: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 17:14:22
The last time I was up here the cell signal wasn't this strong. I really wasn't expecting to be able to get online. I'm glad I've read the Hunger Games books but they weren't my thing (as I knew going into the process). Landline is by far my favorite Rainbow Rowell book.
Comment #29: Monday, April, 10, 2017 at 19:41:12
Yay for the trusty smartphone. How we rely on technology. Have a great week.
Comment #30: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 17:18:22
Thank you to whomever installed the new cell tower. The signal wasn't this good the last time I was here.
Comment #31: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 19:42:36
I like all the children's books as well as Traveling Light. I am going to look for these.
Comment #32: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 17:20:42
If you get Vampires on the Run, you should read The Maypop Kidnapping first.
Comment #33: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 22:40:58
Glad you are having a good week. Pumpkin Town looks adorable.
Comment #34: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 17:20:42
Pumpking Town is cute and would be a good read along with Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White.
Comment #35: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 23:02:37
I quite enjoyed Mockingjay when I read it--much more than the movie!
Comment #36: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 20:14:02
I haven't seen any of the movies.
Comment #37: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 23:59:03
Your father's antiques sound fun and it's fun to view family history sometimes.
Comment #38: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 21:28:35
The antiques are nice to visit but I'm glad to leave them here. I have ebooks on my phone and computer. I have a large digital music library with me too — about five thousand songs on my computer and a large subset of that on my phone.
Comment #39: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 01:30:38
Amanda @ To Read or Not To Read?
Didn't get all that many books read, she says, with six beauties on that list. XD Here I was feeling accomplished with two I finished!
Comment #40: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 23:05:22
The only long book on the list was Mockingjay. Then there are two graphic novels, two picture books, and a very short mystery, written for children.
Comment #41: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 07:14:12
I'm glad you had fun looking through your grandmother's photographs - I love looking back at my family's old photos and sharing memories. Have a great week!
Comment #42: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 20:49:14
I have a bunch now saved in digital format and I'll be taking one of the framed photos home with me.
Comment #43: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 07:45:04
Laura @ Library of Clean Reads
I love looking at old photographs! Sounds like you're on an adventure. I see that you read Nancy Drew. That was one of my favorite series growing up. I found Mockingjay to be a very emotional read. Enjoy your reading this week!
Comment #44: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 20:51:45
I didn't start reading Nancy Drew until I was an adult. Mockingjay didn't hold my attention like the previous two did.
Comment #45: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 08:19:38
Ms. Marvel looks good, I've been eyeing it for a while now to put on my TBR. Enjoy your vacation!
Comment #46: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 20:51:45
I left Ms. Marvel at home so I won't be able to report back on how it is next Monday. Hopefully the week after.
Comment #47: Tuesday, April, 11, 2017 at 19:42:32
Sam @ WLABB
Ms. Marvel is on my TBR. I hope it's good.
Comment #48: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 20:54:43
I'll post about it as soon as I have a chance to read it. I didn't bring it with me on this trip.
Comment #49: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 08:27:36
You are doing very well on your smart phone! I am the worst with those damn things.
I really need to go and sit down and read Nancy Drew. Need to make it a challenge for myself or something.
I'm going to have a look at your review for The Thing About Jellyfish now. I've heard so much about it.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Comment #50: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 16:51:27
I'm tethering my computer to my cellphone's signal. But I have to limit my time.
I rather prefer the newer (with in the 2000s) Nancy Drews than the ones that ran from the 1950s-1970s. If you can get a hold of the original Nancy Drews (from the 1930s-1940s), those are good too.