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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Happy July 4th to all the USA readers. Hope you are having/had a great day.

Well a day or two ago Goodreads seemed to have fixed my problems, at least when I am using my laptop. iPad still a little iffy. I am not jumping for joy yet, but quietly hopeful it will all keep working.

This past week I had three trips into the city, so unusual for me, so that meant my week had a lot less going on in various areas but that is okay. This week, fingers crossed it will mean very little travel.

I started watching The Gilded Age, which seems to be a bit of Downton Abbey set in New York. I am enjoying it, well not the snobbery, but I like shows like this.

I dislike when books mention Covid. Some seem to think when they set their book its all over. But its not, is it! Our cases are on the rise in NZ and winter flu, and besides who wants to read about it! Let’s pretend in our reading its not there!  I’ve left a couple of books on my shelf a little longer because of the pandemic links. The Edge of Summer did have mention of it, but I excuse it because only a fleeting mention, although it did assume things are fine. I guess authors can have wishful thinking like us all.

What I read last week:

What I am reading now:

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Up next:

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

  1. I think I’m starting Point Last Seen tomorrow night and I’m looking forward to it. I have both the Nora Roberts and the Viola Shipman on my TBR. I’m actually on the waiting list for the audio of the Roberts book but it’ll be forever till I get it. I’m not a big fan of the covid mentions in books either. Things are still so up in the air and I usually read to escape reality! Hope you have a wonderful week.

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  2. I’m ok with books set during Covid but I don’t think the world will ever be “without” it – much as we’ll always have influenza and the common cold. I hope all is well with you Kathryn! Have a good week.


  3. It’s been a curious thing to notice which authors mention Covid and which don’t. There’s definitely a time division: pre-Covid and [whatever stage we’re in now]. Same with TV shows. For awhile it seemed that several built it into their plot lines, but now it’s as if it never existed.

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  4. I’ve read a few pandemic books over the last couple of years, but they were coincidental. I don’t think I’ve ran into a covid book yet, but I imagine we will start seeing them more and more.


  5. I did read one book that was set during Covid, and it played an important part in the setting of the story. I wasn’t sure I was ready to read about it either, but it was well done. Don’t think I’m ready to read about it on a regular basis, however.

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  6. I’m glad your Goodreads issues seem to be resolved.
    I sort of feel there are already too many people pretending it’s over as it is so personally I think if a book is set in the pandemic years it needs to address it somehow. Though to be fair, I also think there are still several books that were written and accepted for publication pre or during early 2020, yet being published only now, and can not have been expected to undergo an extensive rewrite.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  7. Hope you have a less busy week so you can read more. I agree about COVID. Books are to escape reality, not read about it. Thanks for hosting.


  8. Sounds like a busy week for you. Hope this one is more peaceful.
    I read a collection of stories (Inside Job) set in the time of Covid – it was an integral part of the stories so I think that was different.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!


  9. I’m reading the Edge of Summer now. It’s good but the mention of Covid did throw me. I haven’t read any books that really deal with the pandemic, which is fine by me. So far, it seems like it’s the beginning of the pandemic but I’m not too far along in it.

    I hope you have a great week!


  10. Covid is on the rise here too…AGAIN! When will we be done with this? I think I’m the last person still masking up.

    I loved The Gilded Age! It’s a little soapy at times, but it was a lot of fun.

    Have a great week!


  11. Yeah I’m not sure I want to read about Covid either. 🙂 Your currently reading looks pretty good… and I like shows like that too. It’s fun watching those earlier times 🙂


  12. Hi Kathryn! Not quite the 4th here yet but thank you for the good wishes. My coworker just tested positive for COVID on Friday. It’s not over here at all, although some say it is a fake disease. Whatever. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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