It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are 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 your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date.
Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.
Happy Monday (well, as happy as a Monday can be…lol) everyone and I hope you all had a great weekend!!
I hope your weekends were fantabulous and you were able to get stuff done.
My weekend was good. On Saturday, we went to a local compact (I believe that is the name for it) zoo called Zootastic. It is around 45 mins (give or take because of traffic). The last time we went to this zoo was around 3 years ago and we didn’t have a great time. Most of the exhibits weren’t up and they were renovating the place. Well, this time, it was awesome. They had double to animals that they had. We even saw a pregnant kangaroo with a joey in its pouch. The kids had a blast. We got home and hung out for the rest of the day.
Sunday, BK decided he was going to start building a patio area. So, we went, got 24 paving stones and laid them out in roughly the area we want to build it. We have to get 20 (or so) more before it is finished. We also decided to get a squirrel baffle for one of the bird feeders. We also go more suet, a corn holder for the squirrels, sandpaper, buckets, and gardening glove. He also made his own baffle. He cut a hole in a pot that we weren’t using, put it on top of a clamp, and zip tied the area shut. They haven’t been able to get up it. The sandpaper, buckets and gloves were for something different. We had gone gem mining at the zoo and the kids wanted to polish the gems they got. So, they did that while BK and I set all the bird stuff up in the back.
I did read this weekend. But it wasn’t any of the books on my Currently Reading list. Instead, I have been reading The Birding Pro’s Field Guide: Birds of North Carolina. I used to be an avid birdwatcher but stopped when we moved to NC. Now that we have the feeders up, I plan on using that guide. But, I am also reading through it.
I put The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue on hold at the library. Any guesses at where I am on the hold list? I am 533 out of 552 people waiting and they have 19 copies with 29 people waiting per copy. I was amazed when I saw that number. See, I have never put a “hot” book on hold before. I got a little laugh from that.
So, how was your weekend? Read anything good? Any great adventures?
What I am Reading Now:
What I plan on reading this week:
The order I plan on reading the books are: Library, ARC, TBR.
6 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”
Oh wow! You must live in a big city or have few libraries. I had to wait for that book, too, but it was nothing even close to a 100 on our list. LOL! Hope the wait isn’t too long for you. I love watching birds, too! I pull out our field guide whenever I spot something new to our area (which generally only happens when they’re migrating).
There’s about 40,000 people where I live but its spread out. So largish. But the library shares with the entire state, so that’s where the number came from. I was so excited when I got it!! BK even got me binoculars so I can identify them easier. We have either hawks or osperies nesting in a cell phone tower near us and I can’t wait to see which one it is!!
My neighbours has all kinds of feeders in their yard and I loved watching the birds. They moved in the fall, so I will have to get my own feeders this year. I hope you see a lot of different kinds of birds. I have never had to wait that long, but my two libraries that I have access to only supply books to our city and county. Enjoy your upcoming reads, Jolie.
I’ve seen a couple that I have never seen before. Including one that likes to sit on my back deck and tease the cats….lol. I was very surprised at how many people were waiting for it. I have had long waits (6 months for The Shadows by Alex North and going on 5 months for The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu).
That sounds soo cool!! Can’t believe u were put on hold for Addie Larue 😂 enjoy your upcoming reads! I am currently reading the second book in the from blood and ash series
How is it? I have that series on my tbr and will get to it eventually….lol. I was blown away by the wait. I did drop down to 529…lol.