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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and 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 that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them!

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I seem to have accomplished quite a bit of reading this week without trying. The books almost read themselves!
I have quite a few reserves on at the library and five of them came in this past week and one now there still waiting to pick up. Feast or famine!

What I read last week:

I finished listening to this book, I enjoyed it and I can also tick off classic in my reading challenges.

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I also read for review, I have reviewed this on NG and Goodreads and will on Amazon when it publishes but won’t here on the blog. I liked it – 4 stars.
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This one came off my TBR, it has been there for a very long time! Tick off another challenge book.
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And from the library these two books. Am American Marriage was good but not really my cup of tea. I just didn’t warm to the characters. Sorry! However I see it has been nominated for the long list of the 2018 National Book Award so another tick off for a reading challenge. The Desert Nurse I loved and what a gorgeous cover.


What I am reading at present:

So reading on through the library books!

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And I started listening to

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? A Seasonal Change!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and 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 that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them!

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Well we are into Spring here in this part of the world and indeed I see a few blossoms appearing and bulbs are going wild. True to form we had a beautiful day for the first day of Spring, and then crash / bang, yucky weather since.

Congratulations to the final two winners for August on last week’s link up.

This book is on its way to Australia for Sam Still Reading
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And this one all the way to Canada for Words I Write Crazy
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And Happy Labor Day to all those celebrating that lovely long weekend. Soak it up.

What I read Last Week

Loved this one, short review will follow.

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I also read this library book as planned

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And then on to this first review book for the month.

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What I am reading now…

This book by an Australian author, it was my turn for it at the library. As there are 27 people who have it reserved after me, I knew I wouldn’t get a renewal so it needed to have immediate reading! Love the cover. Can you tell its set mostly in Italy. And the book has such a nice clean new ring to it. The advantage of reserving it way ahead of it hitting the shelf!

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I am still listening to Crimes Against a Book Club and enjoying it, wondering how it will all end!

Up next

Most likely this other library read, crisp new hardback. Yummy. This is a book I noted a few bloggers reading and liking so I am hoping as I have never read this author before.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #150

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and 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 that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them!

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You might notice #150 in the title today. This is not #150 of IMWAYR, this link up has gone on for years.  However #150 is the number denoting how many weeks I have been hosting it. So a little more on that  later.

Last week’s book of choice winner was Amy from Nerdy Reader Girl  #31 on the linky. She has chosen what looks like a creepy, police detective mystery/thriller…

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Well August is coming to an end and this week will see it moving on! In September as I read I intend keeping an eye on some of the my reading challenges. It will be back to some review books, but only one a week. I am becoming far more ruthless choosy about what I will take up to review.

I celebrated my birthday this past week. There is nothing more endearing than a three year old singing me Happy Birthday via video. She is such fun. Then later she asked her mother where the party was! Because birthdays always have parties attached when you are three!  She’d be disappointed in coffee out with your sisters!

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This week marks #150 of my hosting this link up so I am going to have a book giveaway to celebrate, plus its still August so I am doing one more for that as well.

So that’s two opportunities this week on the post, and then September ordinary rolls round! The days are already lighter here and I have even dug in a little of the lupin and mustard in the vegetable garden.  Emphasis on the little, as I do it in small chunks

What I read last week:

I listened through pretty quickly to this second book in the series. When I am quilting a quilt that’s a time when I do a lot of listening. Oh dear! quilt finished now so listening time not so often in the coming week!  Anyway #2 in the series and fun. But will take a rest from them now.

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These two books. Before and Again which explores the sadness and guilt of loosing a child in a car accident. And Good Luck with That which explores some very important themes to ponder about body image, and so much more.
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What I am reading at present:

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And I am listening to
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Up next:

Most  likely will be this one from the library

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Last Week Posts
Night Magic Emilie Richards
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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and 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 that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them!

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Congratulations to Kathy from Inside of a Dog who won the commenting giveaway from last week. She chose
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This week I’ll again be randomly choosing someone from the link up for a book of their choice from the Book Depository. August is my favourite month!
I am so enjoying reading the books I really want to read during August so its making me be very careful about just taking on review books without too much thought in the future.  I like my idea of focusing on particular kinds of books in a month, so next month I am thinking that I’ll have a bit of a focus on covering some of the reading challenges I am doing.

What I read last week:

Loved this one.

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I also finally finished listening to this one which I ended up really enjoying and look forward to #3 I guess in 2019.
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And then I powered through this cozy mystery, such fun on audiobook.
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What I am reading at present:

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And listening to this second in the series cozy mystery.
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Up next:

And most likely will read this one next. I am so enjoying reading all actual books this month and giving my Kindle a holiday!

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Last Weeks Posts
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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and 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 that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them!

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Welcome in everyone, hope your reading week was great. August is celebration month on this meme so every week in August someone will win a book. Here is our last week’s winner so congratulations to…
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The book chosen…
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This week I’ll choose a commenter on someone’s blog, so don’t comment here, my blog is ineligible so go see what other people on the link up are reading. It’s dangerous because the TBR grows! I’ll only choose a commenter  randomly who has also linked up the IMWAYR post. Winner will have their choice of a book from the Book Depository. Again I’ll choose later in the week to give you time to visit around.

What I read last week:

I thoroughly enjoyed reading both of these books.

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What I am reading at present:

I’ve just started this one and anticipate liking it. I generally enjoy Susan Wiggs.

Up next:

Not too sure. Something off my own shelf. Possibly this one.
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Best Beach Ever Wendy Wax
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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and 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 that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them!

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So welcome in over at my WordPress.com blog where I now reside. Hopefully it will all work out. For link up clicking on the blue button will take you to a page to add in your link and to find everyone else who links up.

As I mentioned last week on this meme there will be some giveaways during August. (My favourite month!).There is always a space for those who link on this meme for the month of August giveaway… but as you can tell the odds of winning on that are low! But still have a go!

So for this week I will randomly draw a number from those who link a post to IMWAYR. I’ll make the draw on Thursday (NZ time) which will be Wednesday for many other areas.  Oh! And this week it is for a book of choice for the winner from the Book Depository.  The winner will be emailed and announced on next week’s post.

What I Read Last Week

This review book is the only book I finished. I was away at the beginning of the week and then had a slightly distracted week!

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Currently Reading…

From my recently purchased shelf I am reading the latest in what is turning out to be quite a saga!  It’s good to catch up on this bunch of  women.

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Up Next…

I most likely will read this one but then again the reading mood might draw me to something else.

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Last Week’s Posts

The House at Saltwater Point   Colleen Coble

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 14th August.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and 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 that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them!

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Hope this finds you all well and reading when you can! We had a very wet week ( and now I really realise that saying “like a wet week”. We had patches of sunlight, but a week of rain and looks like heading into the same. Everything is sodden and my walking and weeding both suffered. My reading didn’t really benefit as I was sewing quite a bit!     However what I read I enjoyed.        

What I read last week:

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What I am reading at present:

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And still listening to Sister’s Choice,  by Emilie Richards as at time of writing have about 4 hours left on it, so should finish this week.  Enjoying this reread, surprising what I had forgotten.

Up next:

From the TBR pile
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Last Weeks Posts
The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club  Sophie Green
Any Dream Will Do    Debbie Macomber
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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and 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 that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them!

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I had a very ordinary week but then I think they are the best. I went out on Wednesday to craft night with my friends, had a friend over Saturday and sewed my heart out and read away. Even caught up on Grey’s Anatomy and generally avoided as much housework as possible. Today I get to meet a new little great nephew, born in Australia and just passing through to meet up with the Kiwi rellies.      

What I read last week:

Two review books.
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What I am reading at present:

From my very new shelf! Arrived at the door, opened and started, I’ve been waiting!
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And still listening to Sister’s Choice by Emilie Richards.

Up next:

Two review books, Eva Woods I have never read. Cathy Lamb a favourite author.
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Last Weeks Posts
Month in Review for July
August Book of Choice Giveaway   as usual special slot for those who link up to It’s Monday.
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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 31st July

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and 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 that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them!

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Well last day of July. So fast. We’ve had a bit of cold weather – an extra blanket needed and bed socks might have been called for as well! New Zealand houses often don’t have central heating and mine certainly doesn’t.  But not complaining, I like cold weather.
I had a good reading week so hope you did too.  My July month in review of reading will post tomorrow. We seem to have a lot of Mondays that end on the end of the month this year! 
Last week Stefanie was asking when I publish this post so here are the times for comparison!!
New Zealand – 3pm Monday which is….
Monday but earlier by 2-3 hours in Australia depending on which coast you are on.
Sunday 11pm Eastern in USA, 8pm on West Coast and 10pm in Chicago
I am guessing in Britain etc it would be very early Monday morning 3 – 4 am.
South Africa – haven’t looked that one up.  Anywhere else people come in from?
Lithuania about 6am. Thanks Evelina.
It is generally on Tuesday morning as I sit eating breakfast that I catch up with everyones posts as I am in bed while you are enjoying your first taste of Monday!                                                          

What I read last week:

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I also finished listening to…
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What I am reading at present:

A review book from Hachette Australia
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And listening to the following …. a reread
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Up next:

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Last Weeks Posts
Until You Loved Me.   Brenda Novak
The Dress in the Window     Sofia Grant
Over the Teacups – Short reviews for  Bring on the Blessings – Beverly Jenkins
The Bookshop at Water’s End – Patsy Callahan Henry and Dragon Springs Rd – Janie Chang

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

24th July

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and 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 that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them!

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Welcome in everyone. Hope you had a good reading week and those high summer temps in the US are being managed. We had wet but not too cold winter weather here.
I got a bit of everything done this week plus out for lunch and also a 2yr old birthday party!! And I visited joiners/carpenters place to discuss building a bookcase/entertainment centre. It will be ages before its done because house building is in such a boom. But at least I have initiated, the next step is to hear back with a quote. Small progress!  
                                                         

What I read last week:

Review book, with review to be posted. 
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 Own book from recent buys – perfect book to follow Sawbones, which had more than a little violence in it. Needed respite and Bring on the Blessings fit the need.

Review book. 
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What I am reading at present:

Still listening to The Bookshop at Water’s End.
Reading a review book…romantic suspense….
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Up next:

Books from my own shelf including Fatal Threat which publishes this week.
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Last Weeks Posts
Some Kind of Hero   Suzanne Brockmann
Indigo Lake   Jodi Thomas
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