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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I seem to have not got much reading done this week. I have continued with my slow and steady read – Emma by J Austen and will finish that this coming week. And then to choose my next. I have also had my turn from the library for The Palace Papers by Tina Brown. I’ll give it a quick read. Just dipping in to what I might find interesting. So much of it is known anyway.

It was my turn to host brothers/sisters/partners Friday evening at my house. Which is very simple – we get fish and chips and sit around and catch up on what’s been happening. One pair had been to England to meet his birth mother, they just contacted her about 2 years ago and now that Covid has lessened my sister and he went over to meet her. So lots to talk about. And of course I needed to tidy the house a bit more than usual – sisters and sister in law you know. Men don’t look, although my brother did say outside was looking tidy!

What I read last week:

Just the one book last week that was a little different and I enjoyed. Review to follow later.

The winter garden

What I am reading now:

#2 in a series about a hotel being reestablished, it has its own ghosts and a new owner who is keen to get it updated.

High Spirits

And listening to One Mountain Away from Emilie Richards. A reread and loving it as much as I did the first time, and well… amazing (or not) how much I had forgotten.

Up next:

I thought I had read this, I thought I had a copy. No to both. Maybe I gave it away? Maybe… So … I bought a copy and I intend reading this next.

The Peach Keeper 

Last Week’s Posts

Becoming Beth.  Meredith Appleyard

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

  1. The Peach Keeper was my first Sarah Addison Allen book and I really enjoyed it. I hope you like it when you get to it. I enjoyed High Spirits I think a little more than you but definitely agree that there was a bit of a pacing issue. I hope you’ve had a great week.


  2. Yes I totally get it Kathryn my sis came over to visit the other day and right before she gets here I’m mopping and cleaning the bathroom LOL glad you do get togethers often. I haven’t read a Nicola Cornick for a while and I know you’ll love The Peach Keeper

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  3. It sounds like a nice week, with some lovely family time! What a great tradition. We had a family weekend, too, with our sons and their girlfriends in a beautiful place. A much-needed respite!

    Sounds like you’re reading a good variety lately. I do that, too – certain I have a book somewhere in the house but then can’t find it!

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

    Book By Book

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  4. Just realized at bedtime that I never remembered to share my link in my rush to finish a blog post on my lunch hour at work! Oh, well. And I wasted time looking around the Internet instead of reading book blogs and commenting tonight when I finally got home (late). No wonder I had fewer visitors than usual!
    Nice family gathering! My two sisters are messy, like me, but my three sisters-in-law are all obsessive (IMO) cleaners.

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  5. I love Sarah Addison Allen and haven’t read this one either, Kathryn. It’s library book Club Wednesday, so while I’m there I will see if it’s on the shelves. I think that’s a lovely idea, catching up with your family every week. Ours is far too widely scattered. Have a wonderful week. ❤📚

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  6. I understand how you were only able to read 1 book last week while you were cleaning house for your relatives.  My sister-in-law called last Sunday afternoon and said that she and her husband would be in our city the next day, so could they stop by for a visit.  Of course my husband told her, “Sure,” although he has been recovering from hernia surgery and I have had an injured back, so neither of us has been able to run a vacuum cleaner since August.  I did manage to dust a bit in the living room, and fortunately, they were not able to stay for a meal, since my kitchen hasn’t been cleaned well for a while, either.  While recovering from my bad back, I did read 12 books last month and 8 already this month.  Best one so far this month is The Gown by Jennifer Robson. Judy Zell

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    1. Judy so sorry to hear you have injured your back, and hernia surgery for your husband. Lots to deal with. Yes great to get all those books read. I did enjoy The Gown when I read it.


  7. Haha yes men don’t look but in my experience sisters look. 🙂 That sounds like a neat get- together though- glad you were able to all spend time. Fish and chips sounds good. 🙂

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