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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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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 all. I had a good week, except for Friday when I inadvertently put a machine sewing needle right through my finger. Clunk. Panic for a moment, but I jumped in the car and off I went. So a visit to the medical centre to get it out. Left index finger and as I am a touch typist at the moment I am doing lots of mistakes in the letters. However will take bandage off tomorrow. I couldn’t believe that they gave me a tetanus shot, a week of antibiotics and sent me for an X-ray. In our country we have Accident Compensation Insurance that I guess we pay for in taxes so that paid most of the costs! But I thought it was overkill. Just take it out!

I went to a family party for my brother in laws big 0 birthday Saturday night, and that was really enjoyable. It’s good to catch up when family come from all around the country.

What I read last week:

What I am reading now:

 

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Listening to…

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Met Her Match. Jude Devereux

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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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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Hope you are all well and staying clear of storms etc. We had a kind of cold week so it was a good one to stay mostly indoors and read! Not complaining!

What I read last week:

Met Her Match is a review book. Ellie and the Harp Maker  a library book – one I really liked, a debut novel, and one that I’ve just recently bought. I am a big K. A. Tucker fan and Coming Home for Christmas is another review book.

What I am reading now:

One from the library which is from the Modern Mrs Darcy Summer Reading Guide

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And still listening to a J. D. Robb book.

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From my own bookshelf

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Rival’s Break.  Carla Neggers

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This September?

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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.
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Well August has ended, on Saturday I had a wonderful “bookish moment” when my niece and children and sister and brother in law turned up to sing happy birthday as the children had been sick and had missed my birthday. We had a lovely morning and I loved their birthday wishes singing of course. I was also given this gorgeous painting by my niece Sonia (artist) of Max (5) and Scarlett  (4) sharing a book. It will be treasured evermore.

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What I read last week:

I enjoyed When We Believed in Mermaids, if you like stories about sisters, you’ll like it. Rival’s Break review will post this coming week. The Shell Seekers was a delight on audio.

What I am reading now:

 

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And I’ve started to listen to Connections in Death.   #48 in the series.

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Up next:

Not sure!  Either a library book or one from my TBR shelf.

Last Week’s Posts

Connect Five Books Link for August – October

August Month in Review

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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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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Well some days of rain, and one or two sunshiny days. Those days took me outside to do a bit of weeding and admire the freesias beginning to flower. Signs of Spring! The winter veggie garden needs digging in, in preparation for potatoes. If all goes well I’ll have some help with that. So plenty to keep me occupied when I am not reading!  Makes me sound like a gardener, but I am not really, just a basic one!

What I read last week:

Life and Other Inconveniences was a good read.  A Thread of Truth was okay but a little wordy but I hung in because of the quilting link and Waiting for Tom Hanks just really wasn’t my kind of read. I think I am not a Rom Com reader!

What I am reading now:

I like Barbara O’Neal’s books and she has set this one in New Zealand, so a little bit of extra fun seeing what she has highlighted.

 

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I have almost finished listening to The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher, has been a bit of a mission but enjoyable. Listening is always a great way to do a reread, and really I had totally forgotten the story.

Up next:

A review book then a library book.

 

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Five Favourite Author Books 2019

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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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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This past week I finished another lap quilt that I gave as a gift to a very dear friend who taught with me for many years. She has just received some bad health news so it was good that I had already started making it and had it ready. Of course it was book related and had “covers” on the books of her gifts, talents, travels, projects she set her class etc. And books read to classes over the years.

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And this is her cat Poppy, that she rescued from the SPCA. Evidently the cat never sleeps on the couch but when the quilt was placed there she decided to sleep on it all day! It has a lovely cuddle fleece on the back which hopefully will be warm and nice to snooze under. For Francey, not the cat!

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What I read last week:

I had a great week of reading, enjoyed all three books. And the one I am reading now is good too.

What I am reading now:

I had just finished my last book when this arrived in the post, and it seemed just what I wanted to read. In the same post came a second copy. I’d ordered it twice without realising. So I guess someone will find that passed on to them. Not a bad thing as Kristan Higgins is always a good read.

 

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Up next:

I like to  free wheel my reading in August so haven’t decided what I’ll pick up next. 

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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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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Well it’s been a wet week with more promised! My reading felt a bit “wet” too, and I even took a couple of days of no reading to  get myself back into reading. It’s one of my ploys for when I fall near a reading slump.

What I read last week:

I also had one DNF which totally failed to reel me in. Just wasn’t for me.

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What I am reading now:

 

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Up next:

Not sure but maybe this one for a reading challenge – being published within 18 years of your birthdate. However I intend reading quite of few of this author, as I enjoyed her so much as a teen. A WW2 nurse in Britain who wrote romance novels after the war and usually set in war time.
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Kiss Jill Mansell

 

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Its’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Hello August.

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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.
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For some reason the last week seems to have been rather long to me, not that it was boring, just that it had a lot of days in it! Lovely sunshine today, but cold, which I love and would welcome colder. Much of the country has snow but the cold only lightly graced our coastal area.

I had a good reading week, totally loved three of these books and one was just okay. But happily it was a library book.

What I read last week:

What I am reading now:

Just starting another book by Carmel Harrington – Irish author. Thanks to Trish at Between the Lines who introduced this author to me.

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I am still listening to the Rosamunde Pilcher book The Shell Seekers and will likely be most of the month as its long.

Up next:

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The Huntress. Kate Quinn

July Reading Round Up

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Goodbye July

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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.
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Well last week I talked about maybe washing a quilt and if I’d get it dry in the winter weather. Well I did wash it, got it mostly sort of dry outside and finished it off by the fire that evening and then the airing cupboard. Mission accomplished!

The lovely thing is when I presented it to Miss 4 year old for her birthday, she loved it and responded so well. The response warmed my heart and will be the one I ever remember. Later that day she told her grandmother (my sister) “When I roll up in this on the floor, no one is to come near me  with their shoes on!”  If you enjoy quilts and four year olds – photos here.

What I read last week:

One from the TBR, one from the library and one audiobook finished.

What I am reading now:

This one is from the library. I wondered if I’d just return it – unread! Just a little overfed with WW2 fiction. But…. I picked it up to try out and I am still reading at page 319! Well written, pulled me in. And it is scary to think of all those Nazi who escaped to other countries and often not much was done about it. It goes 530 pages, and I don’t think it will be long before I make it.

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I have just started a reread via audiobook version this time. It’s almost 20 hrs long so will take me awhile no doubt.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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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.
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Hope you all had a good week, I hear many from the USA talking about the hot, sticky conditions. Ouch. We’ve had mildish, coolish, wet conditions. To be honest though it doesn’t feel like we’ve had a decent winter – which I love!  Send in the cold before its too late!

I finished a quilt for a grandniece, looking at the sky today, it’s blue, so just maybe I could wash it. I don’t have a dryer so I depend on the weather, there is very little wind though and will be about 14 degrees C, so???

What I read last week:

What I am reading now:

 

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And still listening to Nina Hill.

Up next:

This one is a possibility from the library, will depend on what I feel like when I get to the next book!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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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.
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Hope you all had a great week. I am just recovering from the Cricket World Cup which I know none of you, not one, are into… but its my favourite viewer sport. Our national team got into the final and played England and lost at the last moment on a rule differential. It was nail biting this morning. Fantastic game. We didn’t lose, but… we didn’t win. Congratulations to England. To our Black Caps team – so proud of you.

What I read last week:

What I am reading now:

I have started listening to…

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I am reading…

One from the TBR shelf

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The Golden Hour.  Beatriz Williams

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