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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 15): 07/15/19

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

We're home again from our eight days on the road. We Tuesday through Thursday at Mammoth Lakes. On Wednesday we visited Bodie and Mono Lake. On Thursday we visited Devil's Postpile. Friday was an all day drive home, but we did get to see Yosemite as it was the shortcut home.

I ended up loving The Bride Test and read it in about two hours after our day at Bodie and Mono Lake. I'm eagerly awaiting the third book in the series.

A view of Bodie
Bodie ghost town.

Mono Lake
A view of Mono Lake from the vistor's center

Devil's Postpile ©2019 Harriet Sammis
A view of Devil's Postpile

What I read:

Readingwise, I took three physical books on the trip and finished two of them. Gideon Falls I didn't finish until we got home. I also one ebook, Heartwood Hotel 3: Better Together. While I said I wouldn't be reading library books, I didn't plan on us arriving in Mammoth Lakes before check-in. We ended up spending an hour and a half in the Mammoth Lakes public library and that's where I read The Bride Was a Boy.

  • Heartwood Hotel 3: Better Together by Kallie George; personal collection / research
  • The Bride Was a Boy by Chii; library book
  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang; personal collection
  • Gideon Falls: The Black Barn by Jeff Lemire; personal collect / research
  • In the Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen; personal collection

What I'm reading:

  • Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey; personal collection
  • Trace by Pat Cummings; personal collection
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng; personal collection
  • The Book Supremacy by Kate Carlisle

Up Soon:

  • Dread Pirate Fleur and the Ruby Heart by Sara Starbuck; personal collection
  • Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams; personal collection
  • Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery; personal collection (re-read)
  • Full Steam Ahead, Felix by Kate Moore; personal collection

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Comment #1: Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 23:08:59

S.J. Higbee

Wow... what fabulous scenery - and you read some entertaining books. It sounds like the ideal break. Have a lovely week.

Comment #2: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 13:17:00


Thanks. We had fun but it's good to be home.

Comment #3: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 04:12:03

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

It sounds like you had a wonderful trip. I enjoyed The Bride Test though not as much as Kiss Quotient. I am looking forward to Quan’s Story though.

Have a great reading week

Comment #4: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 13:19:00


I enjoyed The Bride Test as much as The Kiss Quotient. I'll be reviewing the book on Monday.

Comment #5: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 08:21:04

Laurel-Rain Snow

I love the photos. Enjoy your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Comment #6: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 13:21:00


Thanks. It was a good trip.

Comment #7: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 12:10:31


The Devil's Postpile. What a great name for a place. Glad you have a good trip!

Comment #8: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 13:24:00


It's just above Red Fern Valley south west of Mammoth Lakes. It's right on the border with Yosemite and once upon a time was part of Yosemite.

Comment #9: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 13:26:44

Kathy Martin

Looks like it was a fun trip. I've never been to that area. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Comment #10: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 13:29:00


We had fun. It was the first time for my family to see Bodie and Devil's Postpile.

Comment #11: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 17:27:19


I still need to see Yosemite. I've never been out there!

Comment #12: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 13:31:00


You should go sometime.

Comment #13: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 20:18:52


I'm glad you had an enjoyable time. How interesting your pictures are! Thanks for stopping by :)


Comment #14: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 13:34:00


Thank you. My new lens weighs a ton. I'm glad the photos turned out because it was sometimes a pain to lug around.

Comment #15: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 21:13:42

Kym @ Just A Second

I remember visiting the devil's postpile years ago - such a neat place! Lots of interesting titles on your reading list. The Book Supremacy catches my eye.

Comment #16: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 13:36:00


Last time I was at Devil's Postpile was about thirty years ago with my parents and brother. I've just started The Book Supremacy.

Comment #17: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 21:28:26

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Devil’s Postpile is new to me. It looks like a place that I’d like to visit.

We have been to Yosemite. We didn’t get to spend enough time there, though.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about The Bride Test. I may have to think about that series.

Have a good week!

Comment #18: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 13:39:00


Devil's Postpile is accessible via bus from the Mammoth Lakes ski area. If you're ever here to see Yosemite, give yourself another day to see the postpile. I'll have The Bride Test reviewed on Monday.

Comment #19: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 22:30:54


Oh my that trip looks amazing and so interesting. I liked Little Fires Everywhere but I did listen to it on audio which really added to it.

Comment #20: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 13:41:00


My copy is a hardcover that's been sitting on my shelf since the book was first released.

Comment #21: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 00:24:39

Cheryl Malandrinos

Thanks for sharing your pictures. What neat places.

I have The Bride Test on my wish list. Hope you enjoy all your books.

Comment #22: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 13:43:00


Thanks. I'm glad you liked them. I'll be reviewing The Bride Test on Monday.

Comment #23: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 22:37:15

Louisa Paarsmarkt

Sounds like a pretty awesome week, seeing some great places! And some really great books! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

Comment #24: Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 14:25:00


Thank you. We had fun.

Comment #25: Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 00:39:34

Louisa Paarsmarkt

Turkeysaurus-Rex looks awesome! And seems like a pretty great reading week! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

Comment #26: Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 14:26:00


Thanks. I'd like to re-do that picture in greater detail someday.

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