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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Welcome in as we open up to what May brings. I’ve been busy reading of course but as my sister and brother-in-law contracted Covid during the week I’ve been picking up and dropping off stuff to them. That virus is still around. It catapulted me into going in to get a Covid booster during the week.

I have also binged my way through The Diplomat on Netflix, loved it so hope they have a second season. I like Keri Russell but stayed for the show! I had to watch the ending a couple of times to see what happened! Anyone else watching it on Netflix? I have also been watching and enjoying Shrinking on Apple TV, thanks Sue for that recommendation.

What I read last week:

What I am reading now:

Quilt or innocence

I am listening to…

My Oxford Year

And still slow and steady reading …

Very sad but almost verging on a genocide story.  Excellent reading.

Take My Hand

Up next:

Australian author Josephine Moon’s latest book.

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

  1. I hope your BIL and sister feel better soon and so smart to get your booster. Unfortunately, I don’t think covid is going anywhere anytime soon. Quilt or Innocence looks like a good cozy and it’s an author I don’t think I’m familiar with. Will have to look into it!

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  2. Kathryn – I’m so sorry to hear about your sister and BIL – I hope they both recover quickly and without any lingering effects. Good for you for getting your booster!

    The Diplomat is on my list to watch! Your rave review cements it 🙂 We so enjoyed Keri Russell on The Americans – glad to hear the show is worth her talents. And I’m glad you’re enjoying Shrinking.

    Looks like some great books read last week. I am scurrying to finish my Booktopia reading for the weekend!

    Book By Book

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  3. It does seem like there’s been an uptick in covid cases again and I hope your sister and BIL recover quickly. Glad you got your booster shot! Take My Hand is even sadder when you think about how the story is based on actual history. It was a very absorbing read/listen for me.

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  4. Ugh on the Covid. 😦 We are binging on The Night Agent and will have to check out The Diplomat. Love the titles they come up with on some of the lighter reading “Quilt or Innocence” – lol!

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  5. I hope your sister and b-i-l are recovering well from covid. It’s been awhile since I had a booster shot; good for you in getting yours.

    I’m about to get a 3-month trial to Apple TV (I want to watch season 3 of Ted Lasso), so I’ll add Shrinking to my list to check into.

    I’m currently reading Fresh Water for Flowers. I have mixed feelings about it so far; it’s well-written but also a little depressing.

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  6. I hope your sister and BiL have a swift recovery. I can’t get the biavent booster til June but I did get my flu shot last week.
    The Wonderful Thing About Phoenix Rose is a delight, I’m sure you will enjoy it.

    Wishing you a great reading week.

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  7. Yes, I’m hearing about more COVID diagnosis lately. I’m glad you’re vaccinated. 😊
    Great minds think alike: This past Friday my husband and I binged on The Diplomat as well! I am eagerly awaiting Season Two! Yes, we also watched the ending several times!
    I’m so glad you are enjoying Take My Hand at a slow pace. It feels strange to say I enjoyed it, based on the topic, but as you said, it’s an excellent read.
    Happy reading!

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  8. I hope your sister and b-i-l get better quickly. I have a friend suffering diaphragm paralysis after his bout with Covid.
    I had to smile at your book selections. I haven’t read Sala or Shavis in a number of years although I like them both.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

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  9. Kathryn, You didn’t say how well you liked the books you read last week.  I also read the Next Best Day last month, and I gave it 4 stars.  My favorite books this past month were The Girl from Guernica by Karen Robards and The Whalebone Theatre by a new author, Julia Quinn.  They are both h.f., not your favorite genre, but Quinn was very creative in carrying out her theatrical theme through-out the novel.  The table of contents is divided into 5 acts, and the book has an encore instead of an epilogue. Judy Zell

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    1. Judy I liked The Next Best Day but didn’t love it. About 3.25 stars. Karen Robards writes good romantic suspense I seem to remember. The Whalebone Theatre sounds interesting. I am just slipping in the April Emilie Richards reader challenge with my quilting cozy.


  10. I’m sorry about your family getting Covid. I hope everyone is doing well.

    I loved Keri Russell in The Americans and I do want to watch The Diplomat. I haven’t seen it yet. Soon.

    Hope you have a great week!

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