I’m still trying to catch my breath from Christmas and New Year and you’re telling me I’ve missed a whole month of It’s Monday! What Am I Reading? posts?!?!
How did that happen?
As it turns out, quite easily actually.
Between holidays, new shifts/different hours at work, weekends away, visitors and nights out, my old Sunday night/Monday morning blogging schedule has flown the coop!
But as of this week our normal family schedule resumes with the start of the new school year. I’m hoping it also means that I can reclaim Sunday evenings for blogging.
My resolution for this year is to keep thing simple on my blog.
If you want to know what I’ve been blogging about for the past month (or the past week), please fell free to scroll down or check the blog archive on the left hand side.
Or check out my other blog, Four Seasons if you’d like to see some of the holiday snaps (I promise, no boring family pics of people you don’t know – lots of beach, mountains & city snaps instead!)
This post (& future posts) will simply focus on what I’m reading this week and any other blogging related news for the week (like readalongs).
So, what am I reading this week?
The Gathering won the 2007 Booker Prize for Literature. It has also been sitting on my TBR pile for over three years. One of my aims this year is to conquer, or at least subdue my TBR pile!
Which is very, very difficult when I work an Indy bookshop and have ready access to many lovely, tempting ARC’s. As the children’s buyer, I also feel compelled to keep up with all the new teen/YA/junior fiction/picture book releases.
To keep from being totally overwhelmed I now only read those that really interest me or grab me. Life’s to short to read a book I’m not enjoying.
To start my teen/YA year off with an Australian AND Indian women writers twist, I have started Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean edited by Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhar & Anita Roy.
A collection of sci-fi and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcasing twenty stellar writers and artists from India and Australia: Isobelle Carmody, Kate Constable, Penni Russon, Margo Lanagan, Mandy Ord, to mention only a few.
This week will also see the final discussion post & twitter chat for the North and South readalong on Saturday and/or Sunday (depending on your time zone).
But now it’s time for our annual family outing to the NRMA CARnivale in the city.
Vintage cars, caravans, buses and trucks have become our Australia Day thing to do….rain, hail or shine! (Can you believe it’s raining & cool in Sydney today after the soaring summer temps of yesterday?)
Check out my other blog, Four Seasons next Saturday for a snapshot of our day out.
So, for now, what are you reading this week?