24 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 Carnivorous Carnival - Lemony Snicket. We've only just started this in the car - so far so good!

Breath - Tim Winton. Having finished The Turning last week, this is my new adult audio in the car.
The Science of Fear - Daniel Gardner. I first spotted this from another blogger who participates in this meme. Sounded good, so I borrowed it from the library. I think it has the potential to be interesting, but I'm not sure I'm in the right head space at the moment. We'll see how I go.

The Help - Kathryn Stockett. I am about half way through this on my kindle and loving it! Unfortunately I broke my kindle yesterday so am totally bereft!

Call the Midwife - Jennifer Worth. This is what I picked up to console myself when I broke my kindle. Loving it as well.


What I read last week.

I didn't have a bad week for finishes this week - 2 - although it might have been 3 if I hadn't broken my kindle!! (no, I'm not bitter about it at all!!)

The Turning - Tim Winton. This is Winton at his best. A collection of 17 interconnected short stories.True brilliance.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot. Fascinating read. The medical world and anyone who has every had life saving treatment, immunisations or a variety of other medical interventions owes this woman and her cells so much!

So that's my week! I've just been on the phone ordering a new kindle from Amazon - 4 to 14 days! Hopefully it will be the 4 and I'll be able to add The Help to my finished list next week!

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. I started watching Call the Midwife (got a little sidetracked with school) and was really enjoying it. Sounds like the book is good too! :)

  2. Looks like a great week ahead! Happy reading!

  3. The Help is a fantastic book so I hope you get another Kindle soon so you can continue. I actually listened to the audiobook which was amazing.

  4. A broken Kindle does not sounds nice :( I broke mine once and only than you find out how much you count on it to work. Glad you still had a great paper read laying around. Enjoy your books.

  5. I have heard such great things about Call the Midwife!!

    I am sorry to hear about your Kindle. :(

  6. I loved the Help and the movie! I hope you enjoy! & sorry about your Kindle :(

    This is what we are reading this week.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

  7. I really enjoyed The Help as well. Glad to hear you're enjoying it, too bad about the dead Kindle. My own Kindle has been acting up a lot lately as well. Hope you enjoy your books.

  8. Oh, The Help - one of my favorites! Sorry about your Kindle. :-( I need to check out your Ted Talks Tuesday - I love Ted Talks!

  9. I don't know what I'd do if I broke my Kindle. I take it with me everywhere! I absolutely loved The Help. It's a marvelous read. Hopefully, you do get to finish it this week!

  10. Oh, The Help is one of my favorites! I couldn't put it down. Hopefully you will get to finish it soon, because it really is a great read. Just returning the visit today; thanks so much for stopping by The Tally Tales! :)

  11. Oh no! I hope your Kindle can be fixed, or you can treat yourself to a new one soon!

  12. Fingers crossed your new kindle is delivered before the weekend :) I loved The Help, it was a favourite a few years ago and Call the Midwife is on my wishlist, looking forward to your thoughts. Happy reading!