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 okay. We still remain Covid19 free, except for at the border where there are cases with returning citizens. We sort of skate on thin ice as it could leak out, but so far so good. Actually it feels weird as we go about  our ordinary lives while the rest of the world continues to be very aware of the virus. I think maybe I should sort out some masks just in case. Anyway appreciating the freedom at the moment and hoping for the best.

“My biggest complaint” is my favourite loose leaf tea is no longer in the shops. Dilmah which comes from Sri Lanka. There are tea bags but I don’t like those. So using inferior tea now. I am guessing it is Covid 19 related.

Our political lives are interesting as we too have elections this year in September. There has been plenty to fill the news every day lately on that!

What I read last week:

Two quite different but both very enjoyable books.

What I am reading now:

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I am almost finished The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley, today or tomorrow I think. It’s been very good and so good on audio.

Up next:

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Last Week’s Posts

Meanwhile Back at the Library. – More Library Reserves

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

  1. The Friendship List is on my shelf and I envy you being Covid Free we are so stupid here in the US with EVERYONE politicizing this deadly virus while they all fight we die. If they’d just take their heads out of their behinds and think of US we’d be better off.
    I hope you liked The Beach Trees Kathryn Karen White is a fave of mine

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  2. The strangest things go missing because of COVID. We only had raspberry lemonade in the shop — regular lemonade was all sold out. ???

    (CoNZealand was supposed to be in Wellington at the end of July, but I don’t know how many local events they will have now that the whole thing has gone virtual. They had to cancel the hotel back when things looked bad. I’m gutted that my trip was lost!

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  3. I’m so glad you are safe! The United States is such a mess….
    I’m staying in quarentine except for going from my home to my parents’ home and the LQS. Even shopping there is extremely limited.
    Lately, I’ve been enjoying my loose tea as well – even in 100+ degrees! I found a honey that is divine…
    The Friendship List is high on my list to read! Thank you for hosting!


    1. Mia nice to hear from you. Do stay safe from that dreadful virus. Sounds like you are being sensible. Thank goodness for online shopping. I drink hot tea still too in summer.


  4. We’re in a U.S. state that has gone slow with the reopening phases and Covid-19 seems to be under control here, but there are still a lot of restrictions, so the August road trip we were hoping to go on isn’t happening. Even if we had felt we could do it safely, which was starting to seem more and more doubtful, my work announced that anyone traveling for non-work reasons outside of our region would need to use additional vacation time to quarantine for 14 days upon returning, so for one week of vacation I would need to use up three weeks of vacation time.

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  5. I’m glad you’re COVID free, and I hope you’re able to find your tea. We’re having shortages of things here because of the virus too. I’ve gotten to try a lot of interesting foods because of grocery substitutions in my orders. Have a great week!

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  6. How frustrating about the tea! Hopefully it will be a short term supply issue thing. That is amazing about being back to regular life. The hospital is under so many restrictions and while I understand them it’s so frustrating because people don’t seem to actually communicate and everyone has a different interpretation of the rules. But that’s enough rant for today! I really want to pick up that Jenny Colgan. I liked the first book in the series and Colgan definitely seems like my speed at the moment. And I think my next audio will be 3rd Lucinda Riley sisters book. I love that series!

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    1. Yes the Riley books are great listens. I wasn’t sold on the Kenya part in this one for awhile be then, I was totally into it. Yes this is the third and last in the Colgan series, I just love her easy read books. I bet the hospital is a minefield in terms of Covid – we had similar things here and differing ways of doing things. Thinking of you and wishing the very best for you.


    1. I did indeed love Away with the Penguins. The elections will be interesting, National seems to be having a mini implode so Labour may get another term. Believe it or not Ardern has her haters! Strange how people go on.


  7. I hope you can get your preferred tea one day soon. In my local yarn shop’s weekly email they said they are down to three sets of needles due to supply chain interruption related to covid 19. I don’t need any needles at this point but it must be tough on shopkeepers to maintain inventory when they want to remain open. Glad to hear you can be out and about!

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    1. Yes I think we may see more and more lack of inventory. We have been warned about a certain over the counter pain killer and we only are allowed our meds every month – ones we used to get for 3 months.


  8. Good to hear Covid is low in your area, in England it seems to be travelling through the cities. It hit the biggest first but is now increasing in smaller ones – we don’t live far from Nottingham so I’m sure there will be an outbreak there soon.
    I hope your tea reappears soon – we can’t get bottled pear cider but that is a lot easier to live without than tea! Enjoy your reading week x

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  9. I’m reading The Friendship List now and I’m enjoying it. The COVID numbers here are rising, but I’ve been reading, so that’s at least good. I hope you have a great book – it looks like you have some good books on your list. Stay safe!

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  10. It is good to hear that you are having only limited difficulties with Covid-19. I hope your tea will be available soon.
    Away With Penguins looks cute.
    Happy Reading!


  11. I’m so glad things seem to be going well there with the virus. We certainly can’t say that here, sadly. But it does make me happy to know that some areas are doing better. I hope you have a very nice week ahead. And hopefully the tea becomes available again before too long.

    I love that cover of Away With The Penguins. 🙂

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  12. What it must be like to be Covid-19 free! They are doing well in the Czech Republic, too, where my eldest son lives. If only the so-called leaders here had been on the ball, we could have been good, too. Who knows if they will ever do what is needed?

    I guess individuals can do the best they can, and stay sheltered in place.

    Enjoy your week!

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  13. So encouraging to here your are maintaining your virus free status. I hope and pray we can get there too! Just started The Friendship List and so far, really liking it!! Our library just opened to limited patrons and a 30 min time limit, just enough time to browse and check out a few books. Have a great week.

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