It’s Monday! What are you reading? (January 16, 2017)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!


It’s the start of a new week of reading. I am on the last chapter of Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. It may have won the Pulitzer Prize, but it wasn’t my cup of tea (though, I don’t actually drink tea.) I’ll be passing it on.

I am in the middle of Blogging All-in-One for Dummies by Susan Gunelius. I am learning a lot. There is a fair amount of repetition in the book, but that may be so that beginners and novices like myself retain the information.

I am starting Law and Disorder by Heather Graham as part of a book tour. It is from Harlequin, but the main plot surrounds mystery and intrigue. I am not a romance reader, a romance that occurs as a side story is okay. I hope the intrigue carries the story.

Happy Birthday to the Reverend Martin Luther King! Wishing you all a wonderful week.
-Mama Vicky


Posts from last week:
Little Blog on the Prairie – Cathleen Davitt Bell

16 comments on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? (January 16, 2017)

  1. I have a copy of Olive Kitteridge siting on my shelf, I’m yet to read it. Thanks for your honest review. Enjoy the rest of the Heather Graham book, it looks like a great read.

    Have a lovely week 🙂

  2. I think I need the blogging for dummies book. I take forever to do anything on my blog and am pretty sure there is so much I should be doing. Have a good week.

  3. I keep seeing Heather Graham’s books pop up…and keep vowing to try one of hers. There are so many authors whose books sound like “my cup of tea.” LOL.

    As for Olive Kitteridge, I haven’t read the book, but enjoyed the mini-series that was on TV a while back. Maybe I should stick to that.

    Soap fans tend to find a lot to chat about…hence the groups I see here and there, like a couple of them on FB. We are often ferociously protective of our favorites. LOL.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  4. I use the saying but don’t drink tea either. I’m a Diet Pepsi girl! I have enjoyed a number of books by Heather Graham. Do you know if this one is part of a series? You can see my week here. Happy reading!

  5. I did enjoy the book. In fact, Daphne is going to post my review on it later tonight. How’s your family doing? Happy belated new year by the way. Daphne says hello. TY for stopping by! – Vicky

  6. Happy Monday to you Greg! I was pleasantly surprised that it did have a good suspense plot and very little in the way of romance though the book is put out by Harlequin. If I were to put it in a sub-genre, I would label it as a beach read. Entertaining and enjoyable. Thank you for your comment. Have a great week!

  7. Kathryn, I really enjoy these in being able to participate in your Monday meme. Heather Graham is a NY Times bestselling author but it’s the first book of hers I’ve read. I finished it and actually enjoyed it. And my daughter and general manager will be posting the review tonight. I appreciate your comments. Have a great week!

  8. Majanka, thanks for your comments and for posting your link. I plan to visit soon; I am looking forward to it. As I mentioned to another person, this is the first Heather Graham book I’ve ever read. I never realized until now that she is a NY Times bestselling authoress. My daughter will be posting the review of Law and Disorder sometime tonight. Have a great week & happy reading! – Vicky

  9. Amanda, I hope I haven’t spoiled your appetite for Olive Kitteridge. I guarantee you that it was quite interesting. There were a couple of chapters she left to the reader’s imagination. I would be curious to hear your thoughts on the book once you’ve read it. I completed my book review of it and will be posting it to the blog in the very near future in case you’re interested in checking it out. The Heather Graham book turned out to be enjoyable by the way. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! – Vicky

  10. I have to tell you there is so much I didn’t know about blogging until I started reading that book. If I didn’t have my daughter Daphne who is my general manager and knows the technical stuff, there wouldn’t be a blog (thank you, Daphne!). I picked this up at a used book store. I would recommend looking in one of those or at the library for it. It’s been very, very helpful. Wishing you a good day and much success. Thanks for stopping by! – Vicky

  11. I am sorry that I missed the Olive Kitteridge mini-series. It might have helped me enjoy the book a little bit more. There were 2 chapters in that book that didn’t have closure, leaving the reader to try to figure out the ending. It droves me nuts! lol The Heather Graham book Law and Disorder was a quick read so it might be a good for you to introduce yourself to her writing. And yes my daughter has her favorites on the soaps. Everyone has their favorites whether it be soap stars, authors, clothing designers, etc. I really enjoyed hearing from you. Have a great week – Vicky

  12. Kathy, as you know I don’t drink tea, but I am a milk lover. It goes especially well with chocolate! lol Law and Disorder is the first book in a new series called The Finnegan Connection. Just to let you know, Finnegan’s is a restaurant and pub in New York City that the characters visit. Ms. Graham made Finnegan’s sound like a fun place to be though I don’t drink ale either lol Thank you for your comment and for visiting. I will be sure to check out your Monday post. – Vicky

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