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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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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 doing well. Like most of you I have been taking note of the terrible happenings of the last weeks, seeing both the brutality and the courageous standing up to it in the U.S. The worst and best of humanity.

In my country today we expect to hear that we are moving down a level to where we can have large crowds at sports and other events and churches totally open etc. We have had no new cases of Covid19 for about 15 days so we are expecting the government to lessen the restrictions further. Of course our borders are still mostly closed and those who do come in have to do 14 days enforced quarantine. I hope we stay free but who knows.

What I read last week:

I finished one book this week, I thoroughly enjoyed the read.

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What I am reading now:

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And listening to The Recipe for Persuasion which is really good on audio.

Up next:

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

  1. Thanks for your post and hosting this link-up party every week! I admire your consistently thoughtful posts! I’m not very regular in posting, and now I think if I haven’t managed to post regularly even in these months of no outside activities or commuting to work, maybe it’s just never going to happen and “sporadic” is my “regular”! 😉

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  2. It’s a little weird – half the city is completely open and people acting like nothing ever happened but the other half still thinks we should be on total shutdown. I’m not sure where I fall but it feels like there should be a middle ground somewhere! The Woman Next Door looks intriguing!

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  3. WOW!!! No new cases in the entire country for 15 days? That’s amazing! No wonder NZ is being held up as a model for the rest of the world. Even so, the thought of large events full of people still sounds scary – I wonder how long until that feels safe and normal again?

    Glad you are enjoying your books! Thanks for hosting –

    Sue

    2020 Big Book Summer Challenge

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    1. Yes Sue, I am not sure that I will be attending any large group events, still even wondering if I’ll go to church, will see when Sunday rolls round!

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  4. Good news on the Covid cases Kathryn, here my mom tested positive she’s 85 but no symptoms. She had to be tested because she was scheduled for surgery now of course that’s all on hold. I hoped you loved Sarah’s book can’t wait to see what you thought

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  5. Great to hear you have no new cases. With all these protests we are seeing new cases crop up in places. It’s such a horrible event that brought us to this point.

    Family for Beginners looks cute. I am curious about The Woman Next Door, too.

    Hope you have a great week.

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  6. Great news about opening up – I’m sure the rest of the shut down world will watch. I’m cheering for complete success!
    It’s been a while since I read a MacLean HR. I enjoyed the ones I read. Have a lovely week!

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    1. Thanks Mary. MacLean book was good but I’ve decided to read less or no more romance – I am a little tired of it. I just like some romance in a book but more to it. Yes I am hoping for complete success for all countries with this virus. Take care.

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  7. I just read that NZ has lifted all restrictions (except border control), such great news! Arden is such an impressive leader.
    I haven’t seen The Woman Next Door before, is that new from Byrski? Hope you enjoy it.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  8. “the worst and best of humanity” Very well said Kathryn! We are definitely seeing both here right now. Let’s hope the better angels prevail. And good luck with the continued success of your coronavirus reopening. I’m so glad to see how well New Zealand handled this…

    Take care and be well this week!

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  9. I’m happy to hear that NZ is handling COVID so well. I wish we could say the same! My county started to reopen this week and our cases are starting to climb again.

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  10. I am so happy that you are moving on past the pandemic! Your country has done some very right things.

    Here in the US, we have horrific goings-on; who knows what will happen next? Books help keep us sane. LOL

    Your books look good, and I want to explore some of these authors. Thanks for sharing.

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