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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Greetings all. Well we (my country) have had a very sobering week as part of the country was badly damaged by a cyclone that really caused a lot of damage in the areas it hit. Watching the news each night is heartbreaking. Some amazing tales though of very brave rescues of people by ordinary folk helping others out. And then sad loss of life as well. Still many people not yet contacted – roads, bridges, electricity and communications totally wiped. Can you imagine living with everything gone. It’s too big to grasp.

In my area we had a 6.3 earthquake just off the coast where I live a few days later. It sure shook us up, but no damage. Phew! It felt like we were let off big time.

What I read last week:

I enjoyed The Light We Carry although I liked her first book more, but still really good. The Vibrant Years was about three generations of women and the backbone that each of them strengthen during the book. A little slow but worth the read.

What I am reading now:

A review book, not sure if it is to my taste but keeping me reading.

Johanna is not Sorry

And I am listening to… this book which is a reread as I reread through the Goddess Anonymous series.

No River Too Wide Emilie Richards

Up next:

Not sure at this stage what I will pick up.  Something light I think so I will search my shelves to see what fits that. 

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

  1. I have been following what is going on with New Zealand and am so glad to hear that you are okay with no damage. It’s so tragic. I read No River Too Wide last year and it reminded me just why Emilie Richards is one of my favorite authors. I really enjoyed it and need to read the rest of the Goddesses Anonymous series.


  2. So very sorry to hear about the natural disasters in your country recently! I’m glad you are OK and didn’t suffer much. I’d definitely like to listen to The Light We Carry.

    Hope you enjoy your books this week, and your country recovers from these recent disasters quickly.

    Book By Book

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  3. Hi Kathryn! I am so sorry to hear about the cyclone. I missed that on the news. I’m glad you had no damage from the earthquake. YIKES!! I have Michelle’s book on my wish-list to read soon. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Light reading is a good choice as a counterbalance to the sadness over the tragic news. I’ve not been paying attention to any news, as we’ve all been got up in oohing and ahhing over our first grandchild. It is sobering to hear, and makes me feel ashamed that I don’t keep myself better informed! I hope there will be plenty of aid to the devastated area!

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  5. Yikes! Earthquakes are scary…I’ve only been in one that I actually felt and that was enough. I’m glad to hear that you are safe, but those impacted by the cyclone are in my prayers.

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