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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 all had a good week as we step into the depths of January. I had a good reading week and listened every opportunity I had to The Dream Daughter. 

I have kept my one word in mind! I realised that sometimes it can mean move -away! Yes away from the computer and social media!  Partially successful!!

And this morning I went to my first class in Tai Chi. I really enjoyed it and everyone was very friendly. So apart from next Monday which is a holiday I’ll be a regular I do declare!

What I read last week:

I finished listening to The Dream Daughter – a time travel book that was very, very engaging. Loved it.  Then two historical fiction books and a contemporary one. Nice to have a mix.

What I am reading now:

One from the library

And listening to

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2019

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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 here we are in January 2019. I am happy to have the holiday season celebrated and now back into the work year. I need to make a list of all the people I need to contact to get some jobs done!

It’s been a good week, lots of sewing and watching cricket. Sri Lanka is here playing us at the moment. Then India up next, they have beaten the Australians so will be interesting to see how our team stands up to them.

My word for 2019 is “Move”. No not all about exercise! Just move on anything for ten minutes and see if I am into it. Like cleaning and tidying, gardening, phoning people to get things done – like order firewood and guess what, then I have to wheelbarrow and stack it!!  Also I want to join a yoga and tai chi class. So move is about making a start and seeing the end point! Then maybe I’ll get there!

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What I read last week:

Very much enjoyed my first read of the year. Learned so much I didn’t know about C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. So well researched and written.

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I also listened to this audiobook. Set in the time of World War 1 in France, England and Nova Scotia. Turned out to be a very good listen.  Again had history that I didn’t know about.

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What I am reading now:

From the review stack.

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And listening to…

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Up next:

A library book, I read the first one last year and this is a follow up.

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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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My reading was rather slow last week, might have been the books or… more likely just me! I did get some viewing done though, and am making my way through Brothers and Sisters. What  family drama! As I missed it when it aired, I now have the pleasure of watching it.  And its cricket season here now, I know, I know! But I’ve been a fan since I’ve been a child. I used to sit there and watch it often through a very “snowy” screen when reception was bad.

This is the last Monday of 2018, well actually the last day of 2018. For me it will always be the year we lost one of our sisters to brain cancer. She was a big reader like myself and we often shared books. As with all sad times it also brought close family time.

On the good side it is also the year I finally got the bookcase I wanted and I made some quilts that I love. Some great books and a year of living.

What I read last week:

One audiobook completed. One paperback and one Kindle book!

What I am reading now:

Just started listening to

Up next:

All to be revealed tomorrow!

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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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Firstly I wish each of you a very blessed and enjoyable time with family and friends this Christmas.

I have been thinking about my first book for January 2018 as Sheila is hosting it again next year. If you haven’t done it before this is a fun book event to become involved in. Read all about it here.

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I need to get my photo and book organised!

This week I also noticed that Sarah from Sarah’s Bookshelves is going to start a new book podcast in the New Year. I listened to the Trailer and loved it so I am looking forward to listening in during 2019. If you like a good book podcast head over to her blog and read all about Sarah’s Bookshelves Podcast.

What I read last week:

I read three review books ( one was short). I enjoyed them all.

I also finished this audiobook, and I have to say it hooked me in, it was so well narrated by January LaVoy.
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What I am reading now:

I am listening to…

I am 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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My week seems to have been centred around my trip to Rotorua, which while tiring seems to have moved things forward. Lawyers are so slow! It took me a couple of days to recover after the long trip and then I had the pleasure of a friend’s visit Saturday.

Other than that just a little of this and that. Next week will be Christmas Eve – so much excitement already amongst the little ones everywhere.

What I read last week:

A delightful Christmas story of family and reconciliation and understanding.

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A beautifully written book set in the marshlands of Nth Carolina. A haunting story full of nature, mystery and murder – a court procedure and a final reveal of the murderer that I just couldn’t adjust to!! You’ll know if you read it. Most people liked the ending – me … not so much!  Well worth reading.
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What I am reading now:

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And still listening to…

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A review book that is a republish I believe.

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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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It’s been a week of weeding the garden (boring) – reading and sewing (not boring!)

I am off again to Rotorua – (5-6 hours away) to sign more papers at the lawyer because my sister’s estate is still not finalised. I travel with another sister for part of the way. Up one day and home the next, but it will be over the time when this post is live. Your Monday – my Tuesday! I might be able to visit with some of you – all going well.

I posted a reading challenge this week Connect Five Books – a new one I am hosting. I will finish with my Full House Reading Challenge at the end of this year.  This new one is different, and it will challenge me if no one else! Check it out.

What I read last week:

I really liked this Australian author’s book set on an island with a Dr. visiting Turtle Bay to wrap up her grandfather’s estate. She arrives in designer boots and meets cow pats! Goodbye designer shoes.

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I also read and am just okay with this one, it was interesting but wasn’t a riveting read for me. If you are going to read it don’t let that put you off, it might be your “cup of tea”.

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I finished listening to this one and got really into it, I was a little dubious starting off, but loved it in the audiobook version.

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What I am reading now:

Time for a Christmas read…. I so am in love with this cover.book cover

I just started listening to this one. The narrator is narrating so well and the story has started off so sadly with a mass shooting and the terror of the people involved. Shed tears already!  Will listen to more of it as I am driving for first and last leg of my journey.

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This one publishes in January. My first of the 2019 reads.
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Connect Five Books Reading Challenge 2019

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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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Oh my, welcome to December! We began it with a large extended family gathering for Christmas for family far and near.  It was perfect and my lovely niece hosted nicely. We all bring a dish but still, its work for the person whose place it is at.  So many new young faces here since last year.

One of my sisters had made us a Christmas boot little stocking from my Dad’s shirts. He died September 2017. A really lovely thought. I got her to make one for our young 5 year old grand nephew as he was close to his great grandad – Poppa. This morning his mother said he woke up and said

“Where is my booty I want to talk to Poppa”

“Hello Poppa, I’m sorry you died…. I want to sing a song for you”.

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We have been experiencing summer! Do I complain or celebrate… or a bit of both!

What I read last week:

Three books – all very satisfying reading. Harry’s Trees was one I heard about on the What Should I Read Next podcast.  Was well worth reading. A Thousand Roads Home was my favourite for November and Fatal Invasion was #13 in a romantic series that is the best!

What I am reading now:

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And I am listening to…

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November Reading Month in Review

A Thousand Roads Home   Carmel Harrington

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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 all those who celebrate Thanksgiving had happy celebrations. I can’t believe November finishes this week.

Last week I finally had installed a book case that I had been planning and desiring for a couple of years. Just had to get the joiners to do it. With building booming – smaller jobs are more difficult to get done. Anyway its nice to have it completed and now I need to move on to curtains and new furniture suite, but I am sure you all understand – a bookcase is always first! Now I can use the old bookcases in the back bedroom for quilting fabric!!

Hopefully I will have a good photo of it next week, light is too dark here to day because it is raining!

What I read last week:

I finished my reread and it remained a four star read as like the previous time. While rereading is something I desire to do, I look at all the books I have and I think … really I need to read some of those!

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This is both a review book and book club book. Short review will be published.

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I continue to listen to Anne Bishop’s Lake Silence, just have three hours to go. Am enjoying it and slowly becoming attached to Vicki and her cast of characters. It is a fantasy story I enjoy and the narrator is perfect for it.

What I am reading now:

I am starting this today, recommended from Trish at Between my Lines. So it came in from the library recently.

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Up next:

I’ve had this for awhile from the library, because it had no reserves on it I renewed it and read more pressing ones. This one I heard about on Anne Bogel’s podcast, and then it was mentioned again when she interviewed Jon Cohen, so it has to go 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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What I read last week:

If you are a reader of this series then you’ll know I am so… waiting for this time next year when the next book comes out because there is a big cliff hanger in this one. Can’t wait to see what tack Nalini Singh has in story for Elena the partner of Raphael, she was made into an angel and was on her way to becoming immortal. But now there is a spanner in the works! Love this couple and want the very best for them, and I rest in the belief that so does Nalini want the best for them!

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I changed my mind about what to read next because a few library reserves came in and I went with…

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This is a new series by J. R. Ward and involves fire fighters, their lives and challenges, the danger they are in and where just sometimes bravery might waver into stupidity. I liked the two main characters, especially the kick ass heroine Anne Ashburn. (Has to be a play on her name for sure!) Anyway she is not going to be taken down by any double dealing, dirty playing criminals. It might be she is just one or more steps ahead of them in the brains department. Nothing wrong with her brawn either.  Engaging read that had me going back any moment I had to read.  And… there is a dog named Soot. I’ll want to read the next one.

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Sisters and Brothers was  a great listen and my first time reading this Australian author. It explored adoption, discovering birth parents and adjusting. I loved all the characters.

What I am reading now:

So this is a reread, my aim is to eventually reread through the whole series, maybe over time!

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I am listening to Lake Silence. I loved this series and initially thought I wouldn’t take up the new arc in the series, but here I am! Borrowed this from the library.

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The Other Miss Bridgerton  Julia Quinn

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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 all had a good week, so much has gone on in a week worldwide it is amazing. What caught my eye was the terrible fires in California, the celebration of 100 years since Armistice Day and of course the USA elections.

What I read last week:

I finished my reread of The Girl in Times Square. I was amazed at how much I had forgotten and I did enjoy it all over again.  A Family Recipe – a library book was very enjoyable and the Jill Mansell audio was very engaging and had me chuckling away. Julia Quinn’s book is a review book.

What I am reading now:

Sometimes I just feel like an urban fantasy from a favourite author!

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Listening to…

This is for an online book club, so far I am glad I went the audio path as its working out well this way.

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Up next:

I think I’ll do a reread, not quite sure what. During November I am wanting to fit in a couple of rereads. Possibly this one – set in England, steeped in the Church of England and with quite a bit of psychology and theology. However I have read the whole series and was fascinated by the characters so I would like to reread the whole series again at some point.  No I don’t belong to the C of E, but the character development in these books is what I remember.

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The Man She Married   Cathy Lamb

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