02 April, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a meme hosted by Shelia over at Book Journey. A weekly check in to see what you are currently reading and what is coming up. Head over to Shelia's blog to see what others are reading this week.

 What am I reading now.

I saw this around the blogsphere and immediately put it on hold at the library. Unlike a lot of my library books that sit on my shelf for a week or two, I've started it right away as it's only a two week loan - no renewal for this one!

I usually only listen to audio in the car and since I can't drive at the moment, I haven't made any progress with this. Expect this one to be here for awhile!

Blog recommendation this week.

This weeks blog is Random Ramblings of a Stay At Home Mum written by Lori. This is one of the first blogs I ever followed and I love it. When I first started reading, Lori lived what she called her purple life with her husband and two kidlets. Her posts were funny and a window into life with kids which often had me nodding with agreement - oh yeah, that happens in our house too! In January 2011 Lori's husband died and she continued to blog her way through the trauma of the event. For a while, quite understandably, the blog became darker, harder to read. But the honesty and plain incredible writing, plus a want to somehow support someone I have never met but have a great love and respect for kept me reading. Now, just over 12 months on, Lori continues to blog about her journey. Sometimes her posts have me in tears, sometimes in fits of laughter and often cheering for her as she continues to move forward.  Really, I think I have a little on-line girl crush for Lori - long may she blog!

Source: www.rrsahm.com - this sums up Lori's blog perfectly!

What I Read This Week

With my increased mobility this week I haven't read as much as I've started to do other things that don't require sitting on the couch! If you are interested, check out my other blog - Kylie's Stitch 'n Sew - for what else I've been doing. I also went and saw two movies - the ever popular Hunger Games and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I'd highly recommend both! In the end, my only finish this week was

Murder in Devon - Maggi Andersen - I read this for an uncoming Blog Tour so keep an eye out for more information.

What's next?

Same answer as last week - I don't know! Taking it as it comes at the moment. Finishing a book and then seeing what I feel like.

So what are you reading this week? Leave me a link, I'd love to know! 


  1. I definitely recommend Buddha in the Attic. An emotionally touching read.

  2. I also loved The Buddha in the Attic, a small but powerful book!

    I hope you like Lone Wolf... the wolf part was a bit too much for me (I lost interest).

    Have a great week.

  3. Nawww you got a girl-crush on me?! I'm so flattered :) MadMother and I were talking about the BlogThis crowd form back in the day at DPCon on Friday- those were the days ;) xx

  4. I like Lone Wolf. Hope you enjoy it.

  5. Hope you find something good to read this week - I love that you do a blog recommendation in this post.

  6. Hope you enjoy Lone Wolf as much as I did! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. I'm so curious about Lone Wolf, I loved Rice's take on the Vampire world and am excited to see her conquer werewolves!

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  8. I love your Blog Recommendation feature. The blogosphere is so huge and it's great to be introduced to new-to-me bloggers. Enjoy your books this week!

  9. I wasn't a huge fan of Lone Wolf but I hope you enjoy it

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  10. So glad you're a bit more mobile and getting back to the things you enjoy. Glad you enjoyed The Hunger Games and my sister recommended The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel so hoping get to that one soon.

    Love your blog recommendation this week, very inspirational. I remember how dark my posts became after my mum died and I began my recovery from an abusive marriage. It's wonderful to have the support of online friends as difficult as they may find reading about your journey.

    Happy reading this week :)