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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Hope you are all doing well and for those celebrating Memorial Day, hope you have found some good way of remembering.

Yesterday I returned my books to the library as they are taking them again and are open except on Sunday. I then ventured into local bookshop but new bookshelves had no new ones much since the virus outbreak so I wandered out. My own bookshelves have plenty!

Hope you are all doing well.

What I read last week:

I enjoyed all these books. Feels Like Falling was my audiobook.

What I am reading now:

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And I started listening to

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Up next:

Will decide later! While standing at my bookcase this morning to choose a book we were hit with a 5.9 earthquake. No damage but shook me up!!  Centre not far from here. We are on sand and we roll!!  If you are familiar with earthquakes you’ll know how you shake along with the quake!

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

  1. That’s crazy about the earthquake! Glad there’s no damage but that must have been unsettling. I need to pick up Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery. I loved the first one so much!


    1. I have come to love Catherine Ryan Hyde’s writing just in the last couple of years. Yes I was cautious going into shops and didn’t stay long. I can use PayWave (they no longer take cash) so that means touching nothing. I still am getting my groceries delivered!


  2. You are so lucky to have your library back! Mine definitely won’t open before June 1st, and I don’t think it’ll open then. We’ll see. I want the librarians to be safe.

    I saw the video of your prime minister on the TV during an earthquake, and she was all “Oh, just an earthquake. I’m not under any heavy lights, so let’s keep going with the interview.” Wow!


    1. Yes I saw that little TV clip too. She was a lot calmer than me, although to be fair I was closer to the epicentre and its on the coast ( the earthquakes have been just off the coast) making tsunamis a possibility. But yes, Jacinda Adern is amazing at handling herself in a crisis!


  3. Glad you’re okay. Earthquakes are scary.
    Our library remains closed, but starting tomorrow we can use the book drop again. Curbside pick up starts June 1.
    Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery looks cute.

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  4. Our library still isn’t open, but they are fulfilling holds as curbside pickups, which is fantastic! I can’t imagine an earthquake like that. I’ve only felt a minor one here in Alabama. We’re more familiar with tornadoes in these parts. But I’d rather have neither.

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  5. Our libraries don’t open again until June 1 (probably – not for certain yet) – I have a stack here waiting to return! Our bookstores are open for curbside pick-up or appointment only so far. Taking it slow here, as we are behind you.

    Looks like some good books this week! I have never read any Catherine Ryan Hyde but have heard good things about her novels.

    Enjoy your books this week and stay on solid ground! Thanks for hosting –


    2020 Big Book Summer Challenge

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  6. I had to go back and read that paragraph about the earthquake twice to see if I read it right! You sound so calm! I’m glad nothing got damaged and no one got hurt. Public libraries are carefully beginning to start their phased reopenings around here in Mass., but I don’t know when we’ll be going back to work yet in the one I work at.

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  7. I’m glad the earthquake didn’t do damage to your home. It must have been frightening. I live on some of the oldest and most stable rocks on earth and have never experienced a quake. I hope you discover something wonderful to read this week.

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    1. Yeah hate earthquakes, never know how they are going to go. As the house rocks back and forth like you are on a bucking bronco, I talk to myself, deep breath and look around and if nothing is falling or being wrenched out its gotta be okay!!

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  8. We don’t get many quakes in the UK, though I have experienced 2, but not very powerful ones. It was like a freight train or huge truck was driving past the front door. Things vibrated more than shook.
    I’m glad you got to read all the books you mentioned last week. I wish I enjoyed audiobooks, I could get through so many more stories!

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  9. Glad you’re okay! One of my sisters lives in Alaska and they’ve had several earthquakes in the past several years. She’s not a fan.
    Glad to hear you ended up liking The Flatshare. I started it and put it aside so I might go back and give it another go.

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      1. I’d give it another go. At first I thought it was a silly RomCom which I don’t have much patience with, but then it was really good. Good hearted warmth and kindness.

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  10. That would be a scary event. Glad you are okay. I hope you enjoy your chances to go out safely. I always enjoy Jodi Thomas. I’m glad you liked it.
    Have a good week and stay safe.

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  11. Oh, wow, I have experienced a few earthquakes over the years, but usually no big ones right where I am. My son lives in LA and has been through some huge ones.

    Enjoy finding books in bookstores and libraries again!

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