It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date
We have been busy as bees this week, soaking up the last bit of summer freedom before school starts. I was fortunate enough to get to see Wicked last Tuesday, which was awesome; I took my little dude to Greenfield Village on Friday, where we walked around a bit and rode the carousel, then later Friday night, date with the hubby; Saturday, we went to Belle Isle, and today we took a mini road trip to Marshall, MI, home to “the house with a clock in its walls”, a book by John Bellairs. (which will also soon be a movie!) We toured the Honolulu House Museum while in Marshall. It was cool but a bummer that the owners in the Victorian era painted over all the tropical murals and changed the decor. It’s been fun though.
Read Last Week:
hazel wood   bleak harbor
The Hazel Wood – I loved this book. I am not usually a fairy tale reader – not of actual fairy tales, or retellings, or anything of the like. However, I adored this one. So good.
Bleak Harbor – From NetGalley. So far I am enjoying it. I love that the author is a Detroit native, and this book actually takes place on Michigan’s west coast, or “westside” as we call it. It mentions towns that I have been to, New Buffalo, Saugatuck, and I always love that.
Reading This Week:
It’s September! I have a whole new crop of book club books to read, including the one I picked for our book club. I have library holds on them all, and am first in line for them all, so I will read whichever one gets to me first!



Crooked House is my pick for book club. I am pretty excited to be reading it. Braiding Sweetgrass and Feral are both for two outdoorsy type book clubs I am in online.  I have to admit, I usually just read the books but don’t participate in the discussions, although I always intend to. If they are really good reads, I have my husband read them too, and then we talk about them. And then Where the Fire Falls – I am so obsessed with National Parks right now, and I read the first one in this series and enjoyed it, so I thought why not? I am not a big reader of Christian fiction but it seemed just like sort of the book last time, and it was fine. I don’t like feeling preached at by books, and I didn’t feel that way at all. So, we will see which book arrives first!


Anne with an E (love it!), and that is about it. We are kind of in between tv shows right now! I am open to suggestions. We finished Sharp Objects and it was phenomenal. Like I could go back and watch it again, it was so good. I do need to reread the book as well.


So, what has been going on in your bit of the world? Any last minute summer things, checking things off the bucket list?  Avoiding heat, rain, fire? Hopefully everyone is staying safe!


Also, for some reason this post always gets all squishy! I don’t know why, I am sort of new to WordPress. Any thoughts?


20 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. The book When the Fire Falls takes me back to the 1950s, when I was a kid and we camped in Yosemite. Every night, they shoveled burning coal from the top of Half Dome…and everyone shouted as they watched. There was a story told around the campgrounds that the fire falls started when a kid went missing; the event was a way to find him. As the campers watched, they all called out his name, even years later: “Elmer, Elmer.”

    I loved that story. I have no idea if any of it was true. LOL

    Enjoy your week!

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  2. Sounds like I need to take a look at Bleak Harbor! And glad you guys had a good week! I remember greenfield Village fondly. 🙂

    Glad to hear Sharp Objects was good. I need to binge it at some point. Maybe when Big Little Lies 2 comes out I’ll get HBO and then I can watch it.

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  3. You’ve some very interesting looking reads planned there! I’ll be reading Lord of the Rings this week and also a bit more fun and everyday Seeking Atticus about this goofy lovable woman and her complicated life! 🙂

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  4. bibliomane46

    Oh, I absolutely need to read “Bleak Harbor”! The cover grabbed me right away – and then when you mentioned the author is a Detroit native and it takes place in Michigan? Sold! I’m a Detroit girl myself!

    Have a great week!

    Ubiquitous Grace

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    1. Lol we are definitely cram jamming it in! Today was Ikea – I love that place. So does Wyatt. There is just so much to see I guess. He also decided he was starving the whole time we were shopping, so we had breakfast and lunch there. Lol. Or really, he did. It was fun!


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