It’s Monday. What am I reading?

Monday, September 15, 2014 Permalink

It’s that time again.

And this… is exactly how I’ve been feeling.


I’ve been sick for almost two weeks and am OVER IT! #justsayin

Okay, whinge out of the way… the highlight of the past week for me was going to hear Brooke Davis speak. I recently reviewed her debut novel, Lost & Found  –  which is apparently generating much buzz in a number of countries. She was just lovely and – although I’ve written nothing but blog posts for years – almost has me thinking about doing some ‘other’ writing again.

Pic of Brooke from Mary Ryan's Hervey Bay Facebook page

Pic of Brooke from Mary Ryan’s Hervey Bay Facebook page

Despite having a visitor, being bed-ridden and feeling sorry for myself I read much of what I’d planned, including Trust in Me  and Mean Streak  – both of which I’ve now reviewed on my blog. I also posted my review of Lyrebird Hill and wrote a post wondering if I should be insulted by the #LikeAGirl label.

I had some new book arrivals, so didn’t get to Peter Carey or Kate Mosse (with an ‘e’) as planned, but I read Indian Summer, by Marcia Willet which I’ve pondered on (a little) since. It’s published by Random House UK and about an ageing thespian and his circle of friends.


Then I’ll get to The Taxidermist’s Daughter  – which has now been published by Hachette.


The Gift of Darkness  by VM Giambanco (via Quercus Books) is also on my agenda. And… assuming I’m feeling better, I might finally get to Peter Carey’s (upcoming) new release.


So, there you have it – my weekly reading. Providing my cold / flu is better I also want to start getting a bit healthier in general. And then – of course – I’ll conquer poverty and get to world peace.

Any of these books appeal to you?
What’s on your agenda? Book-wise or in general?

Linking up with Sheila and The Book Journey today.

  • Kimberly (@TurninThePages)
    September 15, 2014

    I hope you feel better soon. I think I’m coming down with something myself due to the weather being all whacky here in Canada. I’ve just had a gander of your review of Lost & Found and I’m hoping to get my hands on it soon, it sounds fantastic. I do hope you enjoy your books this week (despite feeling icky).
    +New Follower & Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    • Debbish
      September 15, 2014

      Hi Kimberly and thanks! Not sure when Lost & Found is out there – it’s being translated into heaps of languages apparently and I saw the UK cover somewhere recently.


  • Guy R Vestal
    September 15, 2014

    Being sick sucks… Here is my Monday One of my Daughters has been down since Friday with impetigo, poor thing is on Bactrim, and all red. 🙁

  • Teddyree
    September 15, 2014

    I hear you .. being sick sucks! I had 10 days of headaches and awful pain with that stupid wry neck so your FTS picture gave me a much needed laugh. I loved Lyrebird Hill so will check out your review next and I’m a total cover whore so Indian Summer appeals to me. Feel better and happy, happy reading 🙂

  • Greg
    September 16, 2014

    That first pic cracked me up , so thanks for that! Good way to start a Monday. 🙂 Hope you’re feeling better soon. Indian Summer looks like a nice read.

    • Debbish
      September 16, 2014

      Thanks and yes it was. Different but interesting.

  • laurelrainsnow
    September 16, 2014

    Hope you feel better soon! Being sick does suck!

    Indian Summer looks delightful…off to check it out! Enjoy your books…and thanks for visiting my blog.

  • Ellen Zacarias (Glambooklounge)
    September 16, 2014

    I love your blog! I hope you feel better soon. It sounds like you’ve been quite productive while being sick, which is a tremendous feat (at least for me, I prefer to just lie still and shun all noise, lol). Enjoy your reads!

    • Debbish
      September 16, 2014

      Thanks Ellen. I’ve had a few of those days as well!

  • Char
    September 16, 2014

    Two weeks is way too long to be sick. I hope you’re feeling much better soon.

  • Kim@mybooknook
    September 16, 2014

    Feel better soon! Indian Summer and gift of darkness look good to me!

    Here’s My Monday!

    • Debbish
      September 16, 2014

      Thanks Kim! Think I commented in the huge number of books you’d read this past week (and had JD Robb new release envy!).


  • Lindsey
    September 16, 2014

    Oh my goodness, I hope you feel better soon! I hope you find lots of healthy reading time this week!! 🙂

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