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
Another Monday, another new reading week which mean it's time for It's Monday! What Am I Reading? with Shelia @Book Journey.My posts from the last two weeks involved two rather large tomes - The Brain's Way of Healing & Testament of Youth (plus an assorted choice of easier YA reads.)I'm still happily reading my way … Continue reading It’s Monday!
Happy Monday!Before I see the movie, I need to read the book....which is a problem when the book is a huge chunkster! But never let it be said that I shied away from a challenge! Seeing this particular movie has become even more desirable since I found out that 'you know nothing' Jon Snow (aka Kit … Continue reading It’s Monday!
It's Monday which means it's time to plan my reading week. I read The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge a number of years ago.In fact my memory of reading this book is very specific and linked to a very strong sensory experience - I read a chapter every Wednesday afternoon whilst my youngest … Continue reading It’s Monday!
This week I'm working extra shifts, so my reading plans may be a tad ambitious!However I'm already half way through Euphoria (& loving it), so I have high hopes.Mother Zen is an ARC I picked up at work last work. It's due for an April release through Harlequin Australia.I confess to knowing nothing about about … Continue reading It’s Monday!
Wow! Where did January go?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 … Continue reading It’s Monday!
The Monday before Christmas is always busy, busy, busy for me.When I was teaching , it was my first day off work & therefore the time to finalise everything for the summer holidays (ie pay rent & utilities up to the first week back at school in Feb, finish last minute shopping, pack bags, organise … Continue reading It’s Monday!
It's Monday! Which means that it's time for my weekly roundup of all things books.Last week I finished My Ántonia for Willa Cather reading week. Thank you Ali, your reading week was a fabulous introduction into Cather's world. I'll be back for more!I spent Sunday afternoon summarising my 2014 reading challenges & signing up for … Continue reading It’s Monday!
Last week ended up being a good reading & blogging week.I completed two fiction books & began my Robert Frost discovery tour (see reviews below).I updated my much neglected Goodreads page.I found the #bookadayuk challenge on twitter.I finished my Christmas shopping.And we caught up on our backlog of Walking Dead episodes (is no-one safe?!)I have … Continue reading It’s Monday!
What am I reading?A pinch and a punch for the first of the month! I have several books to finish this week.Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers (see previous Monday post for synopsis)The Watch Tower by Elizabeth Harrower (see previous Monday for synopsis)The 6 HSC poems of Robert Frost and Nine Open Arms by Benny … Continue reading It’s Monday!
The Watch Tower by Elizabeth Harrower"Breaking their poses like trees snapping branches, the women urgently regarded each other, cleared away all signs of work in an instant, examined their souls for defects, in a sense crossed themselves, and waited.After Laura and Clare are abandoned by their mother, Felix is there to help, even to marry … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? has rolled around once again.This week I have a few books left from last week plus a few newbies.I'm still working my way through Adam Spencer's fabulous Big Book of Numbers. But I haven't started the Malouf or Best Australian Science Writing 2014 (tch, tch!) Instead I read a … Continue reading It’s Monday! Again!