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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This past week I finished another lap quilt that I gave as a gift to a very dear friend who taught with me for many years. She has just received some bad health news so it was good that I had already started making it and had it ready. Of course it was book related and had “covers” on the books of her gifts, talents, travels, projects she set her class etc. And books read to classes over the years.

book cover

And this is her cat Poppy, that she rescued from the SPCA. Evidently the cat never sleeps on the couch but when the quilt was placed there she decided to sleep on it all day! It has a lovely cuddle fleece on the back which hopefully will be warm and nice to snooze under. For Francey, not the cat!

quilt and cat photo


What I read last week:

I had a great week of reading, enjoyed all three books. And the one I am reading now is good too.

What I am reading now:

I had just finished my last book when this arrived in the post, and it seemed just what I wanted to read. In the same post came a second copy. I’d ordered it twice without realising. So I guess someone will find that passed on to them. Not a bad thing as Kristan Higgins is always a good read.


book cover

Up next:

I like to  free wheel my reading in August so haven’t decided what I’ll pick up next. 

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

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend! My cancer quilt from my friends remains of great comfort to me even after 4 years. I’d been following your progress on your book quilt on Instagram with great joy! It came out beautiful!


  2. Oh what a sweet gift Kathryn. I’m sending hugs and prayers through the ether to your friend. I hope there is light at the end of the tunnel for her. I’m reading a HQN Special Edition for my August showcase on Monday. Enjoying the down home ness of if.
    btw I’m back 🙂 xo

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  3. The quilt is lovely. Hopefully is gives your friend comfort… It is obviously comfortable for her cat!

    I’ve been meaning to read Jennifer Ashley’s Below Stairs books, but haven’t started yet. Good to hear you’ve enjoyed this entry.

    Happy Reading!

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  4. Oh, my gosh, Kathryn, that is SUCH a gorgeous quilt! Beautiful! And…it’s a book quilt! Sorry for your friend’s news – she is lucky to have a caring friend like you 🙂

    Looks like some nice variety for you this week! I am really getting excited for the RIP Challenge in the fall – dark, creepy stuff. That’s most of what my husband reads, so I have SO many TBRs on my shelf that will fit!

    Enjoy your books this week & thanks for hosting the linkup!


    2019 Big Book Summer Challenge

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  5. I’m sorry to hear about your friend. I’ll keep her up in prayer.

    What a lovely gift. You are so talented.

    Books look great. Love the dog cover.

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