It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 5 March 2018

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 12 February 2018. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

Dance competitions and reading do not mix. I knew this would happen, but it makes me sad nonetheless. Only five more competition weekends to go before I can get back to reading whenever I want!


The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Laura Purcell’s novel was creepy AF, but it dragged. I found myself wanting to read but only able to keep my eyes open for a few pages at a time. Now, this very well could have been the state of exhaustion from taking care of a new pup and various other activities occurring in my life right now. In fact, I hope this is the case because the story itself is rather terrifying and well-told. Have you read this one? Did you find yourself nodding off after a few pages or were you so engrossed that it kept you up past your bedtime?


Still nothing. It is difficult to decide not to finish a book when you aren’t reading anything.


The Hunger by Alma Katsu


White Trash by Nancy Isenberg

I know. Yes, I am STILL working through this one, but I did make a lot of progress last week. Only three more hours to go!


March Review Copies:

The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd Census by Jesse Ball The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw The Red Word by Sarah Henstra The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian Let Me Lie by Claire Mackintosh A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow The Broken Girls by Simone St. James I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon The Balcony by Jane Delury Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry

Slow and steady wins the race, right?

So, what are you reading?

8 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 5 March 2018
  1. Sarah's Book Shelves
    March 5, 2018 | 6:27 AM

    Ugh – I hear you. Kid sports/dance and reading don’t mix. I feel like more and more of my time is taken up by driving to and attending my children’s sports practices and games. And, now that they’re on teams and I know the other parents, it’s hard to bring a book and just read during it.

    • Michelle
      March 5, 2018 | 11:47 AM

      The driving to and from never bothered me. Often, I would wait in the car during practices if they were old enough where I didn’t feel I needed to be watching every practice. If I am not in the car, I am reading whenever there is a lull in the conversation. Most of the mothers I know are friends, but waiting areas are pretty quiet as we are each busy doing our own thing while waiting. I do like that.

  2. Brandie
    March 5, 2018 | 7:46 AM

    Only 5 more to go, lol. I’m sorry your reading has to suffer right now. I know how cranky I get when I can’t read.

    I can’t decide if I want to read Let Me Lie. I was not a fan of the author’s first book.

    • Michelle
      March 5, 2018 | 11:48 AM

      I’m still reading, just no longer at lunch since the pup arrived and only for less than an hour at night – usually five minutes or so before I can no longer keep open my eyes every night. I have been able to stave off the moodiness due to lack of reading, but I am ready for some more prolonged time with a book.

  3. Kay
    March 5, 2018 | 8:11 AM

    I’m sorry life has been so busy, but it’s a fun-ish busy right? I’m looking forward to reading The Broken Girls and Let Me Lie too. As to your experience of The Silent Companions, I’ve seen a couple of other people having it on their ‘reading now’ page, but I haven’t seen any reviews. It looks good to me.

    • Michelle
      March 5, 2018 | 11:53 AM

      I haven’t seen any reviews of it either, which is surprising to me.

      It has been fun even though so busy. That is probably the only reason why I am able to survive this time of year – I love watching her dance and supporting her and the team. If I didn’t, these two months would be a form of torture.

  4. Tara
    March 5, 2018 | 12:05 PM

    Ahhh, you are a trooper for getting through dance weekends; I hope you’ll be able to fit in some reading time during the week! I’ve just started reading The Flight Attendant; so far, so good!

    • Michelle
      March 5, 2018 | 1:23 PM

      There should be plenty of time to read in the evenings this week, as long as I actually sit down and do so. I tend to get caught up in one thing or another, and my house has been woefully neglected as of late. But the intent is to take it easy this week and weekend as much as possible!

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