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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Today is a holiday here as yesterday was ANZAC Day when Australia and New Zealand remember those who have served in various wars. Because it fell on a Sunday, workers have Monday off. It doesn’t really make any difference to me as being retired every day is a holiday, for which I am very grateful.

One of my sisters travelled to Brisbane and then the Gold Coast yesterday from here in New Zealand as we now have a travel bubble operating where there is no 14 days of quarantine. She was very nervous, but so looking forward to seeing her daughter and two grand children who are fair dinkum Aussies! One she hasn’t met yet as he was born only about three months ago.

What I read last week:

Loved Marie Force’s new book and new series. A Family of Strangers was a reread, this time via audio and loved that too.  Confessions of a Quilting Circle review will be published tomorrow.

What I am reading now:

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I am also reading A Wizard of Earthsea – first book and starting to listen to Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey.

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Up next:

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Last Week’s Posts

Picnic in Someday Valley.  Jodi Thomas

My TBR Sorting: April

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

  1. Our favorite nurse at the hospital is from New Zealand! I’m so glad your sister was able to travel and see her daughter and grandchildren. How exciting! Lady in Waiting sounds fascinating. I hope you’re enjoying it! Have a great week!

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  2. Wonderful you can travel there now! Believe, me, everyone in the world has wished they lived in NZ this past year! Numbers are going up here in the US again, even as vaccination rates climb to about 30-35% in most states because people are getting back to “normal life.”

    Sounds like a great reading week for you, where you liked everything you read! Wonderful.

    Hope you enjoy your books this week, too – thanks for hosting the linkup!


    Book By Book

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  3. Oh yay for sis getting to see new grandbaby, this virus has cost the whole world so much in the way of human connections. We are now a fully vaccinated home but I was sick as a dog yesterday a side effect of the 2nd shot. Today I’m full of piss and vinegar so watch out world, oh wait just saying that makes me tired. Ah the setbacks of being a senior LOL.
    Thanks for sharing Kathryn xo

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  4. We have the May Day bank holiday next Monday and in the UK that usually heralds rain and bad weather 😂. Other than Boxing Day (which moves) and Good Friday(Easter Friday), all our Bank Holidays are the Monday nearest to the actual day it celebrates.

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  5. NSW changed the rules so there is no ANZAC Day long weekend anymore, if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
    How wonderful that your sister is finally able to travel here to be with family. If our PM hadn’t stuffed up the vaccine rollout, things would be less worrisome for her.
    I love Camille Pagan’s titles, I hope the book is good.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  6. Oh that’s nice your sister got to travel over there! I’ve always thought the Gold Coast looks so beautiful. And I love that phrase “fair dinkum Aussies” 🙂

    Don’t Make Me Turn This Life around looks fun and like a sunny read!

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