It’s Monday! What Are You Reading/Listening To?


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever-growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog from 2006 -2009  and then was taken up by me here at Book Journey from Feb 2009 – Fall 2015 and then I passed it to Kathryn at the Book Date.  We have worked to keep the torch of It’s Monday burning!  🙂

As it tends to be in my life, I have to say “Thank God For Audio!” or I would not be reading much.  I have been bouncing around the book sale this week for the Friends Of The Library, and now I am heading into the Gatsby event…. there is little time to sit down and enjoy a book but I have been able to put on an audio as I drive around or work on things in the house.

This week I posted:


Level Up.  Beyond The Turning Of A Page.

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson (AUDIO!)

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (AUDIO!)

The EX by Alafair Burke (this is a great example of my reading time, I have been reading this one for three weeks!)


For this week I have planned:

For My Ears

3a - Copy

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon – the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell”. But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

I just started this one this morning and really enjoying it to far!  Narrated by George Newbern




10Becky is on a major rescue mission! Her father has vanished from Los Angeles on a mysterious quest with her best friend’s husband. Becky’s mum is hysterical; her best friend, Suze, is desperate. Worse, Becky must tolerate an enemy along for the ride, who she’s convinced is up to no good.

Determined to get to the bottom of why her dad has disappeared, help Suze, contain Alicia, and reunite her fractured family, Becky knows she must marshal all her trademark ingenuity. The result: her most outrageous and daring plan yet!

But just when her family needs her more than ever, can Becky pull it off?

I started this one in the car a couple of days ago and the narration by Clare Corbett is excellent!




I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out, a collection of true narratives, reflects the dynamism and diversity of nurses who provide the first vital line of patient care. Here, nurses remember their first “sticks”, first births, and first deaths and reflect on what gets them though long, demanding shifts and keeps them in the profession.

The stories reveal many voices from nurses at different stages of their careers: One nurse-in-training longs to be trusted with more “important” procedures while another questions her ability to care for nursing home residents. An efficient young emergency room nurse finds his life and career irrevocably changed by a car accident. A nurse practitioner wonders whether she has violated professional boundaries in her care for a homeless man with AIDS. And a home-care case manager is the sole attendee at a funeral for one of her patients.

Looking forward to starting this one later this week!




For My Eyes


They always say that high school is the best time of your life.

Peter, the star basketball player at his school, is worried “they” might actually be right. Meanwhile Eliza can’t wait to escape Seattle—and her reputation—and perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams. Andy, for his part, doesn’t understand all the fuss about college and career—the future can wait.

Or can it? Because it turns out the future is hurtling through space with the potential to wipe out life on Earth. As these four seniors—along with the rest of the planet—wait to see what damage an asteroid will cause, they must abandon all thoughts of the future and decide how they’re going to spend what remains of the present.

Hmmmmm?  Sounds good right?  Found this recently at a book store!


That’s it for me.  Hope everyone has a great week!

28 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading/Listening To?

  1. When you posted “What will you be reading on the the first of the year” I went to my local bookstore and bought a book called “The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell” (book one in this series). It is written by Chris Colfer. It is a YA book but I just love it. I finished this book last week and went back to my local bookstore and bought the rest of the series. There was also an additional 2 book adventure series that are stand alone books that are more additional information about the series. The author Chris Colfer has also written another book called “Struck by Lightning: The Carson Philips Journal”. I believe that was made into a movie. See you around.

  2. I am hoping to get to more audio in the next few weeks. Currently, I am listening to Emma while reading it. It is enjoyable that.way. I downloaded Yes Please, by Amy Polar and as soon as TBR Triple Dog Dare is finished, I intend to listen. Thanks for “pushing the audio”.

  3. Have now read 54 books so far this year. Mostly ebooks. Been really working on my TBR but just got “God School” by Stephen Kinkade and The Sister Agnes Mysteries (2 vol) by Andrea Japp. Tucking those away for our upcoming trip. About 50% through “Our Own Country” by Jodi Maynard, her second recently released novel set in US during Revolutionary War times. (The Midwife’s Revolt was her first). The “PC” police must be breathing down her neck because parts are a bit unbelievable…..

  4. Sheila, I am visiting early as tomorrow will be a busy day for me! Your listening/reading plans for the week are truly awesome. I am quite interested in A Man Called Ove.

  5. I’ve recently listened to my first audiobook… was strange and took forever, but other than that… 🙂

    Off to read your The Ex review!

  6. As seems to be the case lately, I am behind (this week better than last, it is only Wednesday and I’m reading Monday’s posts). Behind in everything, but I am reading Dark Fey: Standing in the Shadows. Behind in books, too. I had this on my calendar for 2 weeks ago. A Man Called OVE is in my TBR pile. have a great week, Sheila.

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