Monday, June 18, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - June 18




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 organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

Happy Monday! Always great to be able to connect with readers at the beginning of the week when we are all fresh. I finally made it out to the garden and got everything planted. Hopefully the animals don't eat it all.



I finished It's Messy: Essays on Boys, Boobs and Badass Women by Amanda de Cadenet last night. Can't say it was my cup of tea. She's done amazing things with her life and had to deal with some tough stuff, but who hasn't. Her ideas on how you feel after becoming a mom are fairly spot on, but I couldn't really connect with her other than that. This simply wasn't a book I felt was worth my time reading. It was for Amazon Vine, so I felt determined to make it as far as I could. Finally bailed at page 143. I'm sure if my feminist Lil' Diva read it she would love it from beginning to end. I'm simply past the time in my life where I feel I have to stand up and say, "I am woman. Hear me roar." I've experienced discrimination because of my gender, but that's the other person's problem. Not mine. The back cover of this book says it addresses "the issues, concerns, and experiences relevant to women today." That might be true for some women who read this book; just not me. I wanted to relate to the author's experiences, but found it a challenge.

I've begun packing up the paperbacks I'll take with me to North Carolina. I usually bring seven to ten, but this year I'm going with four and both of my devices. I'll have some books to read for upcoming reviews, so want to focus on the e-books this year. Here's my list of beach books:





There are eight new books that I added to my Kindle Fire since the end of May, so maybe I'll get a chance to read a few of those too. 

What have you been reading lately? What's up next for you? 



10 comments:

Angelica Joy said...

Have a great holiday! I love my Kindle just for it's portability. I used to use half of my luggage limit just on books!


Angelica @ Paperback Princess

Joann Downie said...

That first book is definitely different. The Bride series looks nice!!

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Cheryl said...

Thanks, Angelica. Can't wait for the end of the month to get here. Lugging books around is one reason I really want to focus on the e-Books this year. I also bring more paperbacks than I can read. We are switching cars to something smaller, so need to conserve space too.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The books all look lovely...enjoy them on your trip. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Cheryl said...

It was different, Joann. I'm sure it has an audience, but it wasn't me. I read another book similar to it--on the vulgar side--that didn't appeal to me either. I'm loving the Bride series. It's interesting because different authors write each book, so the styles are similar but unique. Thanks for stopping by.

Shoshi Hornum said...

These look like interesting books! Have a great week! :)

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Kathy Martin said...

I usually just bring my Kindle when I travel. It takes up so little space and frees up room for souvenirs. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

pussreboots said...

I don't do much reading when I travel but I do have ebooks on my phone. I mostly spent time photographing the scenery. My weekly updates

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by, ladies. I find my Kindle challenging at the beach, Kathy. That's why I usually bring printed books. I don't mind reading from it in the car or in the house, but not so much on the beach. How neat that you take pictures, pussreboots. I'm not talented in that way at all.

Mystica said...

All new to me. Enjoy them all. So late this week to even comment but enjoy the rest of the week.