Monday, March 1, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday - Mar 1

Welcome to It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday.


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.

Welcome to March. It looks like it will come in as a lamb with temperatures in the 40s during this week. Hopefully, precipitation will be light this month. I am ready for spring now that the three-tier garden bed planter I ordered arrived.

I had given up gardening by last fall because I don't have time for it. Then I realized I really would miss gardening, so I needed to make it more manageable. This planter will keep me from over investing in plants and will reduce weeding since I will buy soil for it. I ordered this year's seeds/plants over the weekend. 

In my reading world, I finished this fabulous book. Look for my review on March 19. 

I started this next one, which is coming up for review on March 10. 

I am also reading this one. The review will appear on March 29. 

My hope is to have the review of this next book done by March 31 at The Children's and Teens' Book Connection

I will also review this one at my children's book blog in March.

Then this one is next. 


Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

My mailbox held one cute treat this week.

After a series of terrifying events, Elanora is transported to a strange neighborhood where the only way to get about is by water and the only food to eat is the grasses of the marsh. When she discovers that the water level in her new home is falling, she suspects humans are the cause and puts together a plan to save the creatures who live there.

Will Elanora persuade the colony and swimmers to overcome their fear of the unknown and embark on a dangerous journey to their new home?

How is your reading coming along? Have you found yourself reading more or less lately? What's the next book you plan to read? 


westmetromommy said...

That planter looks wonderful! I have to admit that my husband is the gardener in our family, but I have great aspirations for him to work on! Ha ha! Have a great week!- Melinda @ A Web of Stories

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I like the planter bed, if I didn’t have a black thumb one of those would be perfect for a few herbs and things.
I’ll be interested to learn how helpful the book about beating insomnia is, nothing seems to help me.

Wishing you a great reading week

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Nice variety of books! That's a great planter - the three tiers are a good idea!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Your books look good. I keep meaning to read a Margaret Truman mystery. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Penelope @ The Reading Devil said...

That planter looks amazing! My gramma used to be a huge gardener but has slowed down as she got older - I'm going to show her this one and see if she likes it! Maybe it'll get her back into gardening :) I actually tried gardening myself last year and planted lettuce and peppers! The lettuce worked out great! The peppers not so much lol... I suppose it takes some finesse so I will be trying again this year!
I have been meaning to try The Turncoat's Widow! It looks like a great read!

Have a great reading week!

Very cute blog! New follower :)

Kathy Martin said...

My mother was a big gardener who said it helped her stress. I've never tried it myself but a planter like yours looks like it could be a good start. I am actually hoping for a wet March since we haven't had enough snow this winter. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Martha Eskuchen said...

I love the planter! Our garden was way too big for us to handle but something like this could be workable. I hope it works wonderfully for you!
Good variety of books. I'm still looking forward to your thoughts on The Turncoat's Widow.
Have a great week and Happy Reading!

Martha Eskuchen said...

Oh- I forgot to say I really like your spring background. We need cheery!

Greg said...

I like that planter! And The Wormwood Mysteries looks promising!

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Veronica @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf said...

I like that planter. I’m looking forward to some photos of what you’re growing. We have a couple of steel planters and have had some success with snow peas, cucumbers and a few herbs. I hope you enjoy your reading week.

Elizabeth said...

I like the planter. :)

Hope you have been having a good week.

Savvy Verse & Wit said...

That Insomnia book looks like a necessary evil these days.

Cheryl said...

Thanks to all who visited last week. I just caught up on my stops.

So glad the planter is a hit with everyone. I really hope it works out. Need to set it up soon. Maybe this week's warmer temperatures will give me the motivation.

Glad you like the new background, Martha. I agree... we need cheery.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.