Monday, 2 May 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

badgeI haven't done this meme in genuinely forever! I used to love doing it because it was one of the best ways to find loads of new fun reads to lust after and to keep in touch with other bloggers. And then university hit me hard and Monday became the day where I had to do all the work I forgot during the weekend and basically I stopped doing these Monday posts. But now my degree is slowing down a little bit because it's research and dissertation time so I've decided to jump back into this meme! I'm slightly sad to see that Book Journey isn't hosting anymore, but am extremely happy to see that it's still being continued over on The Book Date!
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 organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! 

So, let's see if I've still got the It's Monday mojo. Also, I've decided to try and make some fun book posters for this with Canva. If you have any very strong opinions about it (both positive and negative) please do let me know because I enjoy doing them but don't want to put them on here if no one likes it. I'm still fine-tuning my skills and I just notices some of the covers look a bit pixelated, so I'll work on that!

What I read/reviewed last week:

I didn't have a very successful week reading wise because I had an essay due last Friday, but I did manage to get 2 reviews out. I did enjoy Murder, She Wrote: Design for Murder but it was a bit too slow for me. I like my crime novels high-intensity. The Course of Love, however, was fascinating!



What I am reading at the present:

This week will, hopefully, be a week of catching up on books I really wanted to read in early April and which somehow got swept aside by life.


So, what do you think of my reads? And what are you reading on this fine Monday?

Leave a link to your post in the comments and I'll drop by!

20 comments:

  1. I have a fierce and subtle poison. what are your thoughts. Are you enjoyed it? Passenger and cruel crown are on my list too. happy reading.

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    1. I am enjoying 'A Fierce and Subtle Poison' so far but it hasn't entirely gripped me yet to the point where I've dropped everything else! Happy reading to you too and thanks for commenting :)

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  2. Ooh nice! Some new to me ones here! I did like Passenger though! It was different, but entertaining! Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I haven't gotten very far into Passenger yet but I do like it so far! Popping over to your posts asap! Happy reading and thanks for commenting :)

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  3. Passenger is still on my TBR mountain. I hope to get to it this summer. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. It's been on mine for a while as well but now that's university is sort of over, I hope yo get a lot of my TBR pile out of the way so I can get a whole new pile for summer :D Hopping over now! Thanks for commenting :)

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  4. I'm glad to hear Course of Love was fascinating. I've got that in my virtual stack. Happy Reading!

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    1. I definitely feel like I learnt a lot from it! Let me know what you think when you get to it. Happy reading to you too and thanks for commenting :)

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  5. I considered Murder She Wrote as I used to love the show but I think it will be to mild for me now, I love an intense thriller these days.

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    1. I loved the show as well but I think now it's definitely something for when the brain needs a break, which is not what I want when I sit down for a good thriller! Thanks for commenting :)

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  6. I loved the Murder She Wrote show...so this one looks very tempting. Enjoy your week...and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. It's such a good show, even though that's mainly down to Angela Lansbury I| think! Give the book a try if you want something not too intense! Thanks for commenting :)

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  7. Nice variety of books.I have a few Murder She Wrote books to read as well. Enjoy!

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    1. This is the first one I read and I think I'll dip into some Agatha Christie next for some more high-stakes reading! Thanks for commenting :)

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  8. Nice to have you back in on the meme. Sounds like you had fun making the book posters, the only thing I would say is I'd prefer them the next size up. To appreciate your hard work even more.

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    1. I'm very happy to be back ^.^ I'll see if I can make them bigger but I feel like I'm already stretching what my blog layout will allow! Thanks for the feedback though and for commenting :D

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  9. My grandparents and my Mom loved watching Murder She Wrote. I will have to tell them that they have books out too!
    Happy Reading! Dani @ Paulette’s Papers

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    1. I think for anyone who loves the show the books will be fun as well! I hope they enjoy them. I'm popping over to your blog now! Thanks for commenting :)

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  10. I never read any of the Murder She Wrote books, but I'd like to.

    Have a great week!

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  11. Looks like a good variety - most new to me.
    If the images are the "posters" I do like them. Someday I hope to find time to learn more creative skills.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Happy Reading in between essays.

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