03 February, 2014

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?

With holidays over I've finally managed to get more than one book on the go! The school run gives me a chance to listen to a couple of audio books - one with the kids in the car and the other purely for me.

The Hostile Hospital - A Series of Unfortunate Events Book the Eighth - Lemony Snicket -  the kids and I have been working our way through these in the car. I didn't record any of the last year, but given I listen to them as well as the kids, I think I should!








The Turning - Tim Winton. This is my other audio for the car, continuing my love affair with Winton and his writing.









The Lost Stories - John Flanagan. Book 11 in The Ranger's Apprentice Series. The other day instead of putting my Kindle in my bag, I put my tablet in there - similar size, both have red covers and I was distracted. When I discovered my mistake I went to the library and borrowed this. My son currently has it because when he got to school this morning he realised he'd left his Kindle at home and he needed a book - aren't I a good mum?





My Brilliant Career - Miles Franklin. I'm reading this as part of my 100 Best Books List Challenge for the Australian category. I only started it this morning and am really enjoying it.







What I read last fortnight.

Missed last week, so will catch you up on my fortnight - a grand total of two books!

Shift - Hugh Howey -  this is the second book in the Silo series. Highly recommended for those who like dystopian fiction.

The Madding of Daniel O'Hooligan  - Peter Wear -  Hilarious! Very off beat. About your only chance of getting a copy of this is via Kindle, but it's well worth the $4.50.

So that's me. What have you been reading this week?

12 comments:

  1. You did awesome reading. Here is to more reading for you....

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  2. I have Wool by Hugh Howey on my reading list and hopefully will get to him soon. Now I have another recommendation of something by him - thanks 'cuz I do like dystopian :-)

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  3. Isn't the return of such peace bliss? I read The Turning and thought it was very good.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  4. I have read most of The Ranger's Apprentice series but haven't gotten to this one yet. I tried the Series of Unfortunate Events but didn't enjoy the style. Come see my Monday Report here. Happy reading!

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  5. I have heard such great things about the Ranger's Apprentice series. I really have to read it soon. I am bookmarking your Challenge page; your list of Australian books is going to come in handy for me! :)

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  6. How are the Lemony Snicket audiobooks? I've heard that they are fantastic and that the reader has an accent. It seems like an accent with bother me, but I've been told that it worked really well.

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    1. They are read by Tim Curry or Lemony Snicket. I personally prefer Curry - not sure about accent, it hasn't been overly noticeable to me.

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  7. I'm hoping to get to the Silo series soon, I do love dystopia! Enjoy the extra reading time now the kids are back at school :)

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  8. The Ranger's Apprentice series looks pretty good. I've seen those before but never taken the plunge, but like the idea.

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    1. It's a great series and because it's aimed at young adults it's not a taxing read!

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  9. I've been thinking about starting The Series of Unfortunate Events with my son. Would it be ok for a six year old??

    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hmmm, most probably not for a 6 year old - I'd give it another year. If in doubt read the first one (will only take you a couple of hours) - the rest of them pretty much follow on in the same vein.

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