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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A nice week of summer – I even had my first swim of the season in the sea. Lovely once I was in! Yesterday I went 20 minutes up the road to a children’s market where they were selling what they had for sale, often stuff they had made themselves. That was fun and I tried out the new part of the express way. It was great, I can now go straight to Otaki in a blink.   My nine year old great niece was selling her “books” that she had written so I purchased them and a few other things.

Audrey at the market

What I read last week:

An English author and an Australian author! Very much enjoyed both.

What I am reading now:

I am a good way into this and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I can’t believe the vitriol I see on some of the social media sites. All the armchair critics I suspect who have done little with their lives or else they really are talking about themselves.

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Up next:

A slightly overdue review book so its up next.

Bookclubbed to death 

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

  1. Lovely to get a good swim in and the Children’s Market sounds so cute! Your niece looks like a professional author with her table layout. I have the VM Burns series on my TBR. It looks like a good series. Have a great week!

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  2. Ah, a swim in the ocean sounds lovely! We did get to enjoy some nice weather down in Texas this weekend (though they thought it was cold – ha ha). So impressed by your niece! An author at 9 – good for her! I hope she sold lots of stories at the market – sounds like a really great event.

    Enjoy your books this week, Kathryn!
    Book By Book


  3. I hope your great niece had a bestseller or two at the children’s market. What a fun idea! Kids here are usually only seen selling lemonade from makeshift stands except for organized sales like Girl Scout cookies,
    I don’t plan on reading Spare, but it’s too bad people are being so nasty. I just finished The Ink Black Heart written by JK Rowling under a pseudonym and it has a lot to say about how toxic social media can get.

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  4. Oh! How lovely to swim in the sea! I bet the children’s market was so fun! I’ve never heard of a children’s market, but what a great idea! Great photo! Such a stylish niece!oth books look fabulous – Old Friends reminds me of my Golden Girls when we get together!
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Spare. Oh, if only we would learn to listen with understanding and compassion instead of judgement!

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  5. Glad you enjoyed your swim, Kathryn. I don’t think I have swum in the sea for at least seven years. I love the sea and don’t spend enough time there. I loved the Maddie Please and have just read her latest which is also really good. The Fiona Lowe looks interesting. Happy reading!❤📚

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  6. How fun for your niece! Interesting to get your perspective on Spare. I’m not planning to read it, but it seems like everyone has a strong opinion on it one way or the other.

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  7. That’s an impressive achievement for your niece, I’m sure she appreciated your support.
    I don’t understand the vitriol either, surely all that energy could be directed to protest against something more significant, like poverty or human trafficking.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  8. Ah, a swim in the sea sounds lovely. Well, not here. Even in the summer, our part of the ocean is always cold! But, if I could be on some other (warmer) beach, I would be quite happy!

    Good for your niece! I hope she sold a lot of books!

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