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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. Hope for the northern hemisphere those temperatures aren’t too hot. We’ve just had our warmest and wettest winter. Now its sort of Spring! Definitely the days are lighter in the evening. And I looked it up, in three weeks we are into Daylight Saving!  At the moment I make the use of any sunny day to get outside and do some weeding or get the washing done. Most days in the week were spent though inside. Oh well I guess I’ll be complaining soon of no rain and hot weather!!

What I read last week:

A varied week in terms of reading. Thank You for Listening was my audio I have just finished. Loved it. The Best is Yet to Come was a nice comfort read. The other two are review books and they didn’t wow me that much!

What I am reading now:

From the library

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I will be listening to…

Lowcountry Boil

Up next:

A review book.

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August Reading Round Up

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Books I Have my Eye on This July!

Five of the books that have caught my eye that are publishing in the next few weeks.

Sugar and SaltI am always ready for a new Susan Wiggs book and this one publishes on the 12th of July but not available a little later internationally.

It is part of the Bella Vista Chronicles and I have enjoyed all of the three previous books. But it looks like its a stand alone really.

Food, friendship and love – all I need as a reader. Will be a buy book.

The Best is Yet to ComeThis book The Best is Yet to Come publishes on the 12th of July as well. I’ve had it reserved at the library for awhile now. It will probably be a while before it arrives, is processed and out there. If it takes too long I can buy it. Its marked as a heartwarming read and new starts and Mary from Book Fan rated it really well. Want to read it now!

The BodyGuardLike many another reader this has been on my radar for awhile. And now it publishes July 12th as well. Bu internationally a few weeks later. The bodyguard is a woman and protecting a guy who is being stalked.

It’s well rated by all he readers I follow on Goodreads. Another one I want to read now! One I will buy.

book coverIt’s awhile since I read a Buchanan series book but decided I’d give this one a whirl. It has a bodyguard as well – this time a male bodyguard for a woman who doesn’t want one. The book publishes mid July and I have put in a hold for it at the library.

book coverI’ve enjoyed a couple of books by Heather Webber and I will certainly be wanting to read In the Middle of Hickory Lane which publishes at the end of July. It involves a grandmother/grand daughter and a garden and I suspect a little magical realism. I am looking forward to it, Maybe in print or audio.

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Month in Review

November Round UP

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Total books read this month:  11

New to me authors:

Roisin Meaney.  Irish Author. And yes I would read another book by her.

Top Books for November.

My two 5 star books. One a print book and one an audiobook. January LaVoy bumped up Legacy  to a five star read for me as the narrator.

Cottage by the Sea – Think this one might be my favourite Debbie Macomber book. Sad beginning, wonderful characters and loved the found family aspect and everything working out for the best. Perfect comfort read.

Looking forward to reading in December.

A review book – the final instalment of the Devlin and Falco series, due out on 14th of December.

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Review of Reading Goals for November

I did read almost  two kindle books after  every one print book, however I only got two from  my own Kindle shelf. I would have liked more, but that’s the way. With three Kindle review books – it added up to five.

Three audiobooks completed this month. Three print books – one from the library and two from my own shelf.

Main Reading Goals for December.

Read some Christmas books! I have acquired quite a few recently!

Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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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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Greetings to you all. Hope things are going well for you. I enjoy visiting when I can and seeing how you are getting on. Ah… also you’d be surprised at how the books I want to read grows as I visit. Even though we all have such different reading tastes, I find I often intersect somewhere with lots of you.

What I read last week:

I really enjoyed the Debbie Macomber book, a recommendation from Meredith at the Currently Reading podcast. I was pleased to finish the audio of The Attic on Queen Street. I will finish the one more book in the series although I find them a little same/same. Call of the Penguins was delightful and review for that later.

What I am reading now:

The Quiet wards

And listening to The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer.

The Black Moth

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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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And here we are hitting November!  Last week was a bit of a mishmash, I went down with an eyelid infection that was painful, healing now, but don’t want that again. I ordered a new bed and can expect it later in November and finally some tree surgeons called back to give me a quote on trimming trees and ivy. Ouch why did I plant so many twenty years ago!!

What I read last week:

Two really good reads.

What I am reading now:

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Picnic at Primrose Hill.   Jodi Thomas

November Books on My List

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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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I had a really good week. It looks like I did a lot of reading and I did. But there were also outings and some sewing. One day we had really cold weather – like back to winter – and by 10am I lit the fire and sat by it all day and read. Don’t think I even did that in winter!

What I read last week:

What I am reading now:

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At the End of the Day.  Liz Byrski

Books by Irish Authors

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Five Books from Five Shelves

I have five shelves on my bookcase with about twenty books in each. I decided to pull one book from each shelf and endeavour to read them over October. They are all authors I have read before.

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The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle

This one has been on my shelf since a book fair in 2019, and I have been going past it. It is by Australian author Sophie Green and I have read one of her previous books.

It’s about a friendship between four women who find each other I think as they swim each day in the ocean.

The Mother's Promise I bought this one new, most likely when it published in 2017 and then it has sat there and Sally Hepworth has published far more since then! I think she was born in England but lives in Australia, so if you live in the country then I call you Australian!

Silver LiningsI got this at a book fair, not sure when. It is #4 in her Rose Harbor series. I have been reading it, so time to read on and see what is happening  in Cedar Cove at the Inn.

book coverI bought this recently because it is one I hadn’t read and I just felt like an old style book by Kristan Higgins.  Just a plain straight romance.

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A nostalgic read from childhood. A few years back I bought the whole set of these books – a reprint, so not original covers. Anyway they cost quite a bit and I haven’t read them all (seven altogether). So I decided to make a start!

So if I can fit them all in they will be October reads.

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Month in Review

November Reading Wrap.

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Total books read this month: 10

New to me authors:

Matt Haig
Janice Hadlow
Danielle Hawkins
Lauren K Denton

Top Book for November

Hard choice to make, didn’t really have a top read this month. They all almost rated 4 stars. One 3 star. However the one I was most taken by was The Other Bennet Sister, mainly because it surprised me at how much I enjoyed it.

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Looking forward to reading in December

Already started reading Archangel’s Sun and I don’t have my sight set on anything else in particular.

Main Reading Goals for November were.

  • read three books from my actual TBR shelf.   I read  one!
  • read one lurking book from my Kindle TBR Yes – Almost Just Friends.
  • keep up with the library reserves that land my way Pretty much, a few I put back after deciding after looking a bit more at them I didn’t want to read them just now.
  • read some of the annotated Pride and Prejudice.  I read a very small amount of it.
  • reread a book ! Yes, by accident because I’d forgotten I’d read it but it still counts because I realised and kept going.

Main Reading Goals for December

  • See if I can start off a cozy mystery series that I’ll keep reading. I have a first book to pick up from the library.
  • read on actual book from my TBR print shelf and one from my Kindle
  • think about some reading goals for 2021 and write them down.

Incoming Books for November

Purchased

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Library Books

From NetGalley

Audio Books

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Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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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 November. Casting off fast! Last week turned into a good reading week as I got through another audiobook, due more to quilting than walking but I’ll take it! As well busy pottering in the garden, love going out every morning to see if seeds are up or if plants are still alive!!

We had a sisters morning tea (six of us, one had to travel a couple of hours so nice catch up) on Friday at one of my sister’s homes.   Oh her garden was just gorgeous. Can you hear the envy in my voice!! Came home and resolved to do more in mine!

Fingers crossed for this week!!!!

What I read last week:

What I am reading now:

Just starting both these

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And listening to #4 in Tradd Street series.

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Meanwhile Back at the Library

Since my last library post I’ve been online again and lined up another five books on reserve. I seem to be getting my library groove on again. Might as well I guess.

And here they are….

I do want to read all of these.  They have been in my plan for reading, I was going to buy or listen to them but now the library is up and running so I couldn’t resist.  I will be endeavouring not to put any more reserves on at the library for awhile as I have the previous five from a couple of weeks ago.  They are all hard back or paperback. I don’t get ebooks from the library because mine doesn’t support Kindle. Anyway I have heaps to read on my Kindle!

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