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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And we are well into August. The week gone by seems to be a blur! I did enjoy my reading, did some quilting and decided I wanted to try knitting some socks, which I have never done before. It is proving to be challenging but I am following a class on Craftsy and hope to get a pair of socks of sorts out of it. Mind you the price of wool! It would be cheaper to buy a new pair really!

As we start to think about facing into Spring I decided to bite the garden bullet and get my veggie garden removed because it has got beyond me. So no more potatoes! But I will get a small custom built one in its place where I can grow beans and a few small things. However….. the cost for doing this is what I think is exorbitant. In the realm of thousands.  If I had to ever buy a house again I’d have no garden area! It costs money over the years for sure.

What I read last week:

Well as it turns out – two Australian authors in the mix this week, and all three library books.

What I am reading now:

This week a review book and a New Zealand author. I enjoyed her debut novel a couple of years back so willing to take a punt on this one.

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And of course two audiobooks still on the go, both of which I am loving. The Switch and The Jane Austen Society.

Up next:

One or both of these.


Last Week’s Posts

The Friendship List.  Susan Mallery

July Reading

Go – Ask the Bees

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

  1. Your gardening plans sound lovely, Kathryn. I don’t have the energy for gardening, unfortunately, though we have a bunch of planted garden beds that were there when we loved in decades ago – looks like a jungle out there now! For veggies, we join a CSA every season to get fresh, organic produce each week.

    Your books look good, too – sounds like a great reading week for you!

    Hope you enjoy your books this week, too –


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  2. I agree. Time is going by in a blur.

    How neat that you are taking up a new craft. Cost is one of the reasons I don’t visit the craft store these days. I know I am too busy to focus on it, so why spend the money.

    I hear what you’re saying about gardening. I’m actually looking to expand my garden, but time and cost are factors against it.

    Great books this week. I want to read The Paris Library. Hope you enjoy your books.

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  3. Ah my garden looks like a tropical rain forest and is so much work but I did already can 1 case of tomatoes, 1 case of Marinara Sauce, 2 cases of pickles. 🙂 All new books to me Kathryn I see more toppling of my tbr tower LOL


  4. The weeks are going by at warp speed for me. I’m reading a lot of books but I wish I could be doing other things as well. I wanted to take a sock class at my local yarn shop this fall but of course any in person class isn’t happening. I have plenty of other things to knit in the meantime. Good for you taking the online course! Enjoy your reading this week too 🙂

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  5. My husband and I are discussing whether we want to possibly sell our house when we’re done traveling and get either a smaller house with a tiny yard or a condo with no landscaping at all. It’s all so much work, time, and expense and we’ve learned we don’t enjoy it. Good luck with whatever you decide to do! Good luck with your knitting as well!

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  6. I’m currently reading a book set in NZ by a debut author. I’ve read Saving Missy and The Paris Library and liked them both. I hope you do too.
    Trees are expensive too, at least when they have to be removed. We have three that need to cut down and the quotes are extortionate.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  7. We had an herb garden installed once and it wasn’t cheap. Now it is enough expense to hire a firm to care for the lawn and trim the hedges. Now extra to clear another ten feet or so in the woods behind our house. Hubby can’t do any of this any more.
    Your new books look good.
    Good luck with the socks and Happy Reading!

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  8. This week did fly by, I agree! Wow. And yes gardens can be expensive! Good luck with the changes you are thinking about.

    Hope Moon is Missing is good, it looks interesting. Have a great week!!!

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