It's Monday! And it's the last calendar day of winter here in the Southern Hemisphere.And I, for one, sing hallelujah!I'm over feeling cold. I'm over all these layers of clothes and I'm definitely over the heating bills!This afternoon, after work, as I sat here preparing this post, I realised that the setting sun was not … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
This week's potential reading list is a little ridiculous in it's scope, size and eclecticism!I have no excuse, except it seemed like a good idea at the time.Last week at work was dominated by the Children's Book Council Awards - with congratulations going to Freya Blackwood, in particular, for winning the award for three different … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
The best laid plans....Last weekend I thought life was settling down and returning to normal after 'THE MOVE'. I didn't factor in getting sick though.I've spent the last week feeling sorry for myself (& sleeping non-stop) as I've battled some kind of lingering winter throaty, chesty lurgy.Thankfully I had scheduled a few posts to tide … Continue reading It’s Monday! Remember me?
Subtitled A Pedestrian in Paris, I was expecting The Most Beautiful Walk in the World to be all about walking around Paris, seeing the sights and getting some great tips for places to visit next time...one day....But TMBWW is more of a memoir. Part boastful name dropping, part journal, with quite a bit of "look … Continue reading The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter
I should be doing lots of other things rather than blogging tonight. But here I am, hunched up in front of the fire trying to keep warm, ignoring all the boxes that need packing and trying to pretend that the magic packing fairies will turn up in my sleep, wave their magic wands and sprinkle … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
It's Monday! And what am I reading?Not much as it turns out.I have just had a week fully, completely and totally immersed in boys and soccer.The boys have had a fabulous time and it is a lovely bonding week for the boys every year when we go to Canberra for Kanga Cup.It's also a lovely … Continue reading It’s Monday – oh no, not again!
This weekend just past may not have been the busiest weekend I've ever experienced, but it comes in a pretty close second.I'm so exhausted I hurt.My eyes ache, my legs throb & my head hurts!After work on Friday we enjoyed a staff farewell party.Saturday morning my family viewed four houses for rent....because, yes, we have … Continue reading It’s Monday
I've been rather slack about keeping track of my reading lately.A big part of that is thanks to Corinne's Gone With the Wind readalong.GWTW is a reread for me and unlike my first read 20 years ago, where I raced through the story to see what happened, this read is far more leisurely and thoughtful. … Continue reading It’s Monday What Are You Reading?
Whilst browsing twitter this weekend, I spotted a comment from Sarah (@Sarah Reads Too Much) about joining in #20booksofsummer at Cathy @746 Books.I love these kinds of challenges even though I usually fail them abysmally! For instance, I challenged myself to read a selection of cosy autumnal books back in March. I only had 10 … Continue reading It’s Monday…and it’s Winter!
I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to A Year of Marvellous Ways.I read When God Was A Rabbit four years ago and adored it from start to finish. When an ARC of Winman's much anticipated second novel turned up at work two days before my holidays - I knew it was … Continue reading A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman
It's Monday! or ngày thứ hai as they say in Vietnam.This week I hope to read, or at least browse through my travel guides for Vietnam to prepare for our upcoming holiday. Yes, excitement levels are rapidly rising - the anticipation is as delicious as a green papaya salad!If you have been to Vietnam and have … Continue reading It’s Monday
Another It's Monday; another week begins.The weather has now taken a definite turn towards the cooler side of things on the east coast of Australia.It's nice not to be so hot & sweaty all the time, but I do not like the long, dark, cold winters (& Sydney doesn't even get that cold!!)I dislike wearing … Continue reading It’s Monday
What are you reading this week? Join Sheila at Book Journeys to find out what the big, wide world of blogging is also reading this week. I feel much lighter of heart now that my sad chunkster, Testament of Youth from the last month is finished & reviewed (below).To say that I now need something more … Continue reading It’s Monday, Monday
It's Monday! has been in repeat mode for the past few week as I've slowly, sadly read Vera Brittain's memoir of her WW1 experiences in The Testament of Youth.But this week will see it draw to a close. It has been such an emotional read and so consuming that I'm struggling to see what book … Continue reading It’s Monday
It's Monday, but I have nothing new to add to this blogging week.Life is still crazy, busy.And I'm still reading Testament of Youth & The Brain's Way of Healing.ToY is extraordinary - moving & desperate, beautifully written, but it's a slow, thoughtful read and I usually only manage to read a couple of chapters in … Continue reading Back to Blackbrick by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald