It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2019

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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Well here we are in January 2019. I am happy to have the holiday season celebrated and now back into the work year. I need to make a list of all the people I need to contact to get some jobs done!

It’s been a good week, lots of sewing and watching cricket. Sri Lanka is here playing us at the moment. Then India up next, they have beaten the Australians so will be interesting to see how our team stands up to them.

My word for 2019 is “Move”. No not all about exercise! Just move on anything for ten minutes and see if I am into it. Like cleaning and tidying, gardening, phoning people to get things done – like order firewood and guess what, then I have to wheelbarrow and stack it!!  Also I want to join a yoga and tai chi class. So move is about making a start and seeing the end point! Then maybe I’ll get there!


What I read last week:

Very much enjoyed my first read of the year. Learned so much I didn’t know about C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. So well researched and written.

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I also listened to this audiobook. Set in the time of World War 1 in France, England and Nova Scotia. Turned out to be a very good listen.  Again had history that I didn’t know about.

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What I am reading now:

From the review stack.

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And listening to…

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Up next:

A library book, I read the first one last year and this is a follow up.

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39 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2019”

  1. Interesting concept: MOVE. I wish you luck on your journey. As usual, you and your “guests” have presented great reads! Looking forward to another year of linking up with you! Take good care!

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  2. I love your idea of “Move”. I’m doing Plan and Execute this year. Last year was Act but that was a little to spontaneous for me and so it got a little overwhelming and petered out halfway through. I’ve got to get Becoming Mrs. Lewis and I’m so disappointed that I missed a chance to review California Girls but luckily it looks like my library is going to get it so I’m going to get on the wait list there. Have a great week!

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    1. Katherine I found California Girls a little like her previous books although I did enjoy it. Becoming Mrs Lewis was great. Plan and Execute sounds good, a little like Move really. All the best with it.


  3. Happy New Year Kathryn, I’m so glad you like the Genevieve Graham, I too felt like I learned so much from her Canadian history that I never knew. And the Patti Callahan Henry is on my list. I just turned in my contract reviews for Mystery Scene Magazine and a few for Library Journal too and am reading for pleasure JR Ward’s newest BDB sidestory Called Prisoner of Night and I’m listening to wonderful poignant family drama This Bright Beauty by Emily Cavanagh.

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  4. Love your word of the year. My word is “hope.” I’m also focusing on it for the month of January in my planner.

    I just saw Becoming Mrs. Lewis on another blog. Need to add it to my wish list. Sounds wonderful. Hope you have a great week.


  5. Becoming Mrs. Lewis sounds like a fantastic book! I will have to add that to my TBR list.

    I really like your choice of word of the year. Every year I think of participating but I haven’t yet. Move sounds like the perfect word for me (or maybe change). I am hoping 2019 brings some positive movement or change 🙂 I hope 2019 brings some great movement in your life too! Yoga and Tai Chi sound like a great place to start!

    I don’t watch cricket but my dad is a huge fan (he’s Sri Lankan). I did just watch Lagaan again, one of my favorite Bollywood movies all about cricket. I hope you enjoy watching the matches!


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