03 March, 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 Carnivorous Carnival - Lemony Snicket. Haven't made great inroads into this. The rule is we can only listen when all kids are in the car and last week that didn't happen much.

Breath - Tim Winton. Loving it. That's all.

Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett. This was recommended by my mother in law who is not a big reader. With my Kindle out of action, I finally picked it up. I'm enjoying it, but at over 1000 pages I will be downloading it to my Kindle when I get it back!

What I read last week.

Another good week with three finishes.

The Help - Kathryn Stockett. Due to the wonderful generosity of a friend, I was able to get my hands on a hard copy of this and finish it off! Thank goodness, I hate to be left hanging!

Call The Midwife - Jennifer Worth. I loved the show made by the BBC so knew I would end up reading this. Loved it too and will be reading the second one. It was interesting to see how they adapted some of the stories for the series.

Pardon Me For Mentioning...Alex Kaplan, Julie Lewis & Catherine Munro (editors) . This was a quick read of a collection of letters to two of Australia's largest newspapers. It was a good filler while I worked out what I wanted to tackle next!

I give up!!

Try as I might, I just couldn't get through The Science of Fear. I was enjoying bits of it, but in the end just didn't have the heart to go on.

The good news is my Kindle arrived today!! Sitting on the table at the moment waiting for me to go set it up! Yay!

Did you check out my TED Talks Tuesday last week? I hope so. Check back tomorrow for another amazing TED Talk - don't know which one yet as there are so many amazing ones to choose from!

So how was your week? Leave me a comment and a link - I'd love to know what you've been up to!


  1. Yay for your new Kindle!

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. I would be lost without my Kindle! So many of my review books are on it. I really hate to abandon books once I've begun them but better that than finishing and feeling like I wasted my time. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful week!

  3. thanks for the FHC visit Kylie! great to meet you and your reading =)
    have been struggling with my own kindle freezing and not behaving as expected
    which adds to reading frustration rather than simplifying ! glad yours is fixed for HapPy reading..;)

  4. Pillars of Earth is one of those books that I hear people love, but it just seems so intimidating! Good luck!

  5. Enjoy your Kindle. I love mine and I can't imagine reading on anything else.

    Have a great week!

  6. Enjoy your Kindle; I have an e-reader and for some of them, I couldn't imagine where I would be without it. Glad to hear that you enjoyed both Call the Midwife and The Help. I have the second book in the series, but I haven't gotten around to it.

  7. Kindle time! Enjoy...

    I've heard of Pillars of the Earth and kinda want to read it, but it is a big one to tackle. Sounds really good though...

  8. I am grateful for the Lemony Snickett books that provided some of my students heaps of reading last year. One after the other!!
    Hope you enjoy your Kindle. I have a book I think I am going to give up on, just hate spending money and then not reading it!

  9. Yay new kindle!! I loved Pillars of the Earth, one of my old faves! Have a great week and happy reading :)