June 11, 2018

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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This week was a great reading week... until I noticed I had two books with bookshop in the title and I had noted only one in my reading calendar! Somehow they had morphed into one book in my mind! Generally that calendar keeps me straight, but of course human error creeps in obviously!


This past week I signed up for the July commenting challenge, which actually goes from June to August, and I've chosen July to participate.  Full details are with Alicia at A Kernel of Nonsense    or  Lonna at Flylef for the sign up.  Each person is paired up with another blogger for that month and let the commenting begin.
July commenting challenge
                                                   

What I read last week:

Two review books, both good.

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Library book which I enjoyed. I hadn't heard of Katherine Center until all the hype about How to Walk Away so while I am waiting for that at the library I decided to read this one. Worth it.

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As its audiobooks month I decided I'd make more of an effort to listen most days instead of floating in my beloved silence! Therefore I powered through this 14hour listen over about 8 days which is good for me.  Short review to follow.  It's a light, fun romance and part of a series.

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What I am reading at present:

I am listening to this memoir. After the romance listen I needed a change up. I think this one qualifies!
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I am reading this debut novel, has started a little slow for me so hoping it grabs me soon.

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Up next:

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Last Weeks Posts
The Summer I Met Jack   Michelle Gable
Someone to Care   Mary Balogh

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26 comments:

  1. I hope the book picks up soon. Looking forward to the Sarah MacLean book.

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  2. I love books with bookshop in the title...I hope your second one picks up soon.

    I enjoy Katherine Center's books. Thanks for hosting...and for sharing.

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  3. The Lost for Words Bookshop looks nice. And hope that the other bookstore book picks up soon. :)

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  4. All of these sound wonderful. I've been wanting to read Thayne's and Butland's books. What a neat challenge. Never thought of a commenting challenge before.

    Hope you have a great week.

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  5. I am always drawn to books that have "bookshop" in the title. :-) So glad you enjoyed Thayne and Butland - both look like ones I would like too.
    The Comment Challenge sounds like a good one. I'm tempted.
    Happy Reading!

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  6. I have wanted to try one of the Beard books but when I got a freebie it was drm, so yeah, could not even buy it then

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  7. In my opinion you can't go wrong with Katherine Center's novels.

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  8. Since finishing How to Walk Away I've wondered about other Katherine Center books. It's nice to hear that Happiness for Beginners held up. Have a great week!

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  9. Those books are all new to me. Love the cover for the Thayne book. I need to try her! Have a great week!

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  10. The one about Joe Biden looks good. Have a nice week! Thank you for hosting.

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  11. All of your books look good. The Joe Biden one sounds interesting. Have a great week!

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  12. Oh yes....I LOVE my online calendar. Keeps me organized. I use a calendar by https://www.brownbearsw.com

    All of your books look good. ENJOY!!

    I am glad you enjoyed THE LOST FOR WORDS BOOKSHOP.

    Love the cover on THE BOOKSHOP OF YESTERDAYS. Oh dear...I hope it picks up.

    Have a wonderful week, Kathryn.

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  13. Great choices Kathryn. I'm right now reading the Lost for Words Bookshop

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    1. I hope you are enjoying it.

      I liked it.

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  14. The Cottages on Silver Beach sound good. If cottage is in the title it attracts my attention! :)

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  15. Lovely books...I wish I could listen to a book...I could read twice as fast!

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  16. Katherine Center is a Houston author. I've read and loved everything she has written.

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  17. Wow, great reading week for you. Happiness for Beginners sounds intriguing, and the two bookshop novels sound good, too!

    And Joe Biden is our hometown hero here, from our city in our very small state of Delaware. I haven;t read his memoir yet - looking forward to hearing what you think.

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    2018 Big Book Summer Challenge

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  18. I'm about to start the Raeann Thayne and I'm really looking forward to it. I have The Bookshop of Yesterdays on my review list too though I haven't gotten to it yet. Hopefully it'll pick up. I'm a sucker for books with the word "Bookshop" in the title. The Biden memoir is an interesting mix in. Looking forward to seeing what you think of it!

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  19. The commenting challenge sounds like a good idea. I come across a lot of blogs that barely have any comments, which is sad because they’re good blogs. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  20. Some of your books are new to me so I am going to check on them. Have a good week.

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  21. The Lost for Words Bookshop is one I've been seeing about, with the cover & word bookshop in the title grabbing me. I look forward to the reviews you have coming up. Happy reading & a lovely week to you.

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  22. I checked out a Tamora Pierce audiobook which has an olden days vibe to it. I haven't been listening to it much though. It depends upon what I'm doing. Maybe when I knit but when I have to make a card or sew, I can't multitask with those. Glad you had a good reading week.

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  23. Oh oops! lol I've had that happen before with two titles that both had texas and cowboy in them.

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  24. So glad to have you join the Comment Challenge for July! Hope you enjoy gwtting to know your partner. Happy commenting!

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  25. Yay! I saw your name and was so happy you could join us. Happy commenting! ~Lonna

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