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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Hello all. Well I am over weather this week. Wet, extremely windy with small twisters and rain and hail, thunder and lightning and we have another few days of it. I had a visitor yesterday and we decided it was better staying over night and travel this morning. Which we did. Just yucky. Fortunately so far I haven’t been in the path of the twisters or flooding but many others have. One of sisters was having problems with a flooding street.

My sister posted this, this morning on Facebook. So funny – we have an ongoing joke because one of our sisters got mad with us all for awhile and called us witches. My brother thought this was hugely funny and built a block for us all ( 5) to park our broomsticks at mad sister’s place.  My sister  says “Weather conditions are so bad here I was only going to get some milk from the dairy. got blown off course .”


Miss 6 year old came home from school very bouncy and excited. She said there had been thunder, lightning, heavy rain, hail and strong wind. It was so awesome! I can remember my teaching days when if you got extreme weather, lessons “were out the window” as the class just massed at the windows to watch!

I had a good reading week, read and discussed volcanoes as we read Max’s reading book. (Helping him with reading), we have lots of volcanoes in NZ so quite relevant with one huffing and puffing at the moment. I wrote 6 postcards I am ready to send off to USA and Canada as part of a Facebook quilting group who are mailing out postcards to people in the group. Thought it would be fun. Hope they get there, my pen has smudged a bit on the card so need to look into what kind of writing tool is better! So going to brave the weather after preparing this post to get a few more stamps and post them. Who knows when they’ll arrive. Postage is pretty erratic these days.

What I read last week:

What I am reading now:

The wedding dress sewing circle

And still listening to Bloomsbury Girls which I am enjoying but just seem not to be getting to it.

Up next:

Catching up on a back log review book I chose by accident but hope its enjoyable.

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Last Week’s Posts

Twilight Shadows.  Emilie Richards

Five books I had read from the Modern Mrs Darcy SRG 2022

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

  1. Sounds like interesting weather. Ours is similar though I’m not in the flooding zone. I love the witch picture. Thanks for hosting!

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  2. That is a hilarious photo…keep staying safe from the weather.

    Loved The Homewreckers and The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle. It is fun to see the cover is different from the USA cover. I hope you are loving The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle.

    Have a great week.

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  3. Your sisters story made me laugh so hard! Can totally see that situation among my own sisters. I hope the weather calms down a bit and all of your postcards arrive at their destinations. Have a great week and enjoy your reading. I look forward to your thoughts on the new Jennifer Ryan book.

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  4. Oh my goodness! Your weather reminded me of one word: drama! I can certainly understand why you’re tired of it! Love your witches story – and the photo! 😊
    Yes, I recall those “lost teaching moments” as weather stole the show!
    I’ve used the Micron pens with some success. They are also great if you write out your quilt labels instead of stitching them.
    The Wedding Dress Circle sounds so…sweet. I hope you’re enjoying it! Happy reading!


  5. I love the photo Kathryn! Yes, the weather certainly is extreme at the moment. It’s meant to settle a little tomorrow, thank goodness, and fingers crossed because I don’t think the weather listens to the forecast. The Carolyn Brown is next up for me, so I hope you enjoyed it. I haven’t read Brenda Novak, but have several friends who are great fans. Happy reading. ❤📚


  6. Sounds like your weather has been challenging. I hope it calms for you.
    The witch image is funny. I hope the family situation calms too.
    Have a good week and more Happy Reading!

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  7. Kathryn, We had a few tornados here in Indiana last week, too.  We get several every year, but not as many as Oklahoma.  I lived thru one when I was 8 years old; it interrupted my reading of Little Men.  Tornados and witches are a good combination, like in Wizard of Oz.  Your sister’s witch picture is cute. I have been reading Nightwork by Nora Roberts this weekend.  It’s about a thief who is basically a good guy, sort of like Raffles.  I really liked Bloomsbury Girls, which I read last weekend.  I have a copy of Wedding Dress Sewing Circle from the library, and will probably read it this week.  I really liked Jennifer Ryan’s other WW2 books.  My neighborhood book club is discussing Wayward, by Dana Spiotta, this week, but I don’t care much for it. Judy Zell


    1. We sure have a lot of books in common Judy. I have Nightwork on my list, most likely will listen to it but you never know, I sometimes read them instead of listening. Yes I’ve liked all Jennifer Ryan’s WW2 books.


  8. Woah, that sounds like some Biblical weather. It takes a lot for us to have flooding problems here, so I can I’m sure it is bad where you are! Hopefully this gives you some extra reading time! Have a great week!

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