It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.
Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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Oh my, welcome to December! We began it with a large extended family gathering for Christmas for family far and near.  It was perfect and my lovely niece hosted nicely. We all bring a dish but still, its work for the person whose place it is at.  So many new young faces here since last year.

One of my sisters had made us a Christmas boot little stocking from my Dad’s shirts. He died September 2017. A really lovely thought. I got her to make one for our young 5 year old grand nephew as he was close to his great grandad – Poppa. This morning his mother said he woke up and said

“Where is my booty I want to talk to Poppa”

“Hello Poppa, I’m sorry you died…. I want to sing a song for you”.

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We have been experiencing summer! Do I complain or celebrate… or a bit of both!

What I read last week:

Three books – all very satisfying reading. Harry’s Trees was one I heard about on the What Should I Read Next podcast.  Was well worth reading. A Thousand Roads Home was my favourite for November and Fatal Invasion was #13 in a romantic series that is the best!

What I am reading now:

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And I am listening to…

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Up next:

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Last Week’s Posts

November Reading Month in Review

A Thousand Roads Home   Carmel Harrington

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40 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”

  1. What a lovely tribute to your dad. It’s been warm here this weekend and today, but colder temps are on the way.

    A Thousand Roads Home looks like a lovely book. Hope you have a blessed week.


  2. OMG, Kathryn! I LOVE the mini stocking made from your dad’s shirt! What a great idea 🙂 And your grand nephew is so adorable. After my dad died, my step-mom got a pillow made by one of her daughters from one of my dad’s shirts – I hugged it when i was visiting last week! I have a few of my dad’s shirts in my closet – they are big on me, but I love wearing them and thinking of him.

    I have Harry’s Trees lined up on my audio list for this month! And I would love to read Little Fires Eeverywhere.

    Enjoy your books – and your nice weather! – this week and thanks for hosting –


    Book By Book

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  3. This little stocking is a lovely idea. Some of my cousins took their mother’s favourite plaid shirt, cut it into strips and laminated them. Aunty Joyce was a voracious reader and these bookmarks were handed out at her service. I use mine all the time.


  4. What a lovely idea of making the stocking from one of your dad’s shirts! Sounds like you had a nice time at the family gathering. We finally got our first big dump of snow last week, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

    Those books are all new to me. Happy reading!


  5. The stockings your sister made are treasures. I have my dad’s flannel shirts and I was thinking of making a quilt out of them. If I stitch them together my Amish friend will quilt them for me. It’s so tempting!

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    1. Patty go for it with the quilt. My sister also made a lap quilt for one of my brothers out of his brown shirts. I was so proud of her, and so happy she loves doing those kind of things too.


  6. Little Fires Everywhere is so good on audio! Harry’s Trees is one I’ve looked at several times so it’s nice to hear you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful week.


  7. What a sweet story about your grand-nephew. And what a great keepsake idea for you all.
    Looking forward to your thoughts on the new Liane Moriarty novel. I heard an interview with her on a podcast recently and thought it sounded like a good read.


  8. A little bit of both, I should think. Here we are experiencing winter: cold nights and rain. Lovely lovely rain. It does mean mudslides for the burn areas but the fires themselves are finally contained and being put out.


  9. Aww that’s sweet about the Christmas booty! And summer… well I’ll say celebrate cause it’s cold and nasty here now haha. Might as well be nice somewhere. 🙂

    I hope Nine Perfect strangers is great- I want to read that too.


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