It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date .This meme is a great opportunity for book bloggers to showcase their ‘book-ish’ habits for the week. It is a good forum to share books read in the past week, current reads and upcoming reads. It is also a fantastic way to connect with fellow bookworms and add some books to your reading wishlist. Thanks for hosting Book Date!
Its been a wacky weather week here in the west. While the rest of Australia swelters through extreme heat and battles bushfires, we are dealing with flooding issues. A record amount of rainfall dumped in just 24 hours was the culprit, resulting in the wettest February day on record for a century! Locally, I live near a lake and it burst its banks. At present we can’t complete our usual lap around the whole lake, as the path is still submerged under water, along with the handful of park benches along the route! It’s very humid here now and we experienced a smaller sprinkling of rain this morning. It’s due to clear up Wednesday, it really is such strange weather for summer. I hope the weather is much better your way, or are you too experiencing some out of the ordinary weather patterns?
Onto the business of reading, it was a solid week for me reading and reviewing wise. I completed four books, three of those had a Paris or French theme, as I was in the mood for that kind of read. The final book I read was The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer, for a new book club I bravely joined this week. It was great to meet some new people, though it was daunting at first but this group made me feel very welcome. It was just a shame I did not like the book chosen at all – it was almost a DNF . I had to force myself to read it until the end, as I didn’t want to show up to my first meeting with a new book club having not read the book! The Chemist had a mixed reaction at our meeting, half liked and half shared my thoughts, leaving plenty of room for a good discussion to take place! I am now reading something a little lighter, Hester & Harriet by Hilary Spiers, which reminds me a little of The Vicar of Dibley television series! I’m reading this one as it features the same two characters in Hilary Spiers latest book which I am reviewing for Bookstr ‘Love, Lies and Linguine’.
I published three reviews this week. One was for the Beauty and Lace Magazine, another was a Goodreads giveaway from a local publisher and the final review was loan copy from a fellow bookworm. If you wish to catch up on any of my reviews I will leave the links below.
Below you will find my reading breakdown for the past week. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to peruse my books this week. Wishing you all a fantastic week filled with some great books!
What I read last week:
(Review copy for Beauty & Lace)
(Signed copy giveaway from the author)
What I am currently reading:
(From my TBR shelf)
What I plan to read next:
(Review copy via Bookstr)
What I received this week:
That’s all for another week! Mrs B 🙂