17 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?



The Turning - Tim Winton. Almost at the end of this now. Looking for reasons to spend time in the car so I can finish it.









The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot. I'm reading this as part of my Five From Forever in '14 challenge. It's fantastic. I am struck again and again about how many problems can be solved if things are just explained properly.



 The Carnivorous Carnival - Lemony Snicket. The kids and I finished The Hostile Hospital last week - in fact we missed the ferry because we all wanted to listen to the last couple of minutes! I'm not on car pool until tomorrow, but they have been bugging me since Tuesday as to when we are starting this!







What I read last week.

A few finishes last week.

My Brilliant Career - Miles Franklin. Superb! If you like Australian fiction, you must read this. Absolutely wonderful.

The Hostile Hospital - Lemony Snicket. As I said before, the kids and I missed the ferry in order to finish this off. Starting The Carnivorous Carnival as soon as I can get them all in the car together!

The Exile - Diana Gabaldon. This graphic novel covers the first third of the first book in the Outlander series (published as Cross Stitch in Australia) Highly disappointing and not worth the effort.

I've also started a Tuesday Meme called TED Talks Tuesday where I highlight various TED talks I find interesting. Last week I shared a talk by Janine Shepherd, an Australian cross country skier who was hit by a bike one day when out on a training ride. It's an amazing talk about her recovery.

Janine Shepherd

Tomorrow I'm going to share a talk by Shane Koyczan. Shane is a performance poet and shares his incredibly powerful story of bullying. Come back tomorrow and check it out!

Shane Koyczan

In the meantime, what did you read this week? Leave me a comment or a link to your Monday post!

8 comments:

  1. The Lemony Snicket books are excellent, aren't they? So glad to hear that your kids (and their friends) are enjoying them.

    Here's my It's Monday!

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  2. LOL at missing the ferry!
    Read well!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  3. I've missed turns on the road while listening to audiobooks. So I can understand missing the ferry. I'm glad you all are enjoying the Lemony Snicket books. Come see my Monday report if you get a chance. Happy reading!

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  4. Both of these TED talks sound really interesting.

    I am getting ready to pick my next book by an Australian author - I am definitely going to check out your list!

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  5. I have been wanting to read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks after watching a documentary- I have heard so many amazing things about the book.

    I love TED!

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  6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was fantastic. It gave me new enthusiasm for non-fiction. I'm glad you are enjoying it!

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  7. Love the idea of highlighting TED talks. I also want to read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I keep putting it off hoping that my book club will do it, but no such luck yet.

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  8. I've heard nothing but good about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, it's on my TBR stack. Love it when a book is so engrossing you 'miss the ferry'. I've missed my bus stop getting caught up in a book. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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