It's Monday! What are you reading? #2

Posted August 22, 2016 by elzaread in / 4 Comments

I couldn’t do my Sunday Post yesterday as we were without electricity from Saturday night.

Eish. (South African. An exclamation expressive of surprise, agreement, disapproval, etc. Word Origin. from Zulu.)

We live in a part of town where you can be guaranteed of NO electricity when there is just the slightest hint of thunder. Well, it did appear as if the Dear Lord moved His entire house on Saturday night. Quite a bit more than just the hint of thunder came down on us. And as promised, the lights went out. Until last night.

Luckily, (what an unfortunate state to be in) – we are used to power outages in South Africa.

 Luckily (what a fortunate state to be in!) there is still It’s Monday! What are you reading? This weekly feature is hosted by Bookdate and it’s a great way to get your reading week sorted. All you need to do is: 


  • Tell us what you are currently reading
  • What did you finish reading last week
  • What do you plan on reading next
  • Add your link to the linky provided by your host
  • Visit the other bloggers who also deal with terrible Mondays, but still find the time to prioritize their reading schedules
  • Make sure to read really awesome books in order to increase the above mentioned bloggers’ stress levels by adding even more books to their TBR list
  • Pop a Rescue for your own nerves or pour a glass of wine and get reading 

Currently Reading

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The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Paulson-Ellis (Paperback). What a strange book…. It’s very intruiging, but rather disturbing as well. I’m almost done with it and then I’ll have to sit down and think what to say about it. Is there anybody else who read this?

Sirius by Jonathan Crown (Kindle, Netgalley). What a delightful book! The writing in this novel is superb and the characters are simply marvelous. Especially Sirius himself. Can’t wait to be finished with it so I can tell you all about it.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Audio, Librivox). What a surprising book. I haven’t read this one before, although I’ve known about it and the basic story line for a number of years. I always dragged me feet when it came to the Classics. Until Librivox. I love listening to the recordings of all these books I’ve never read before. Jane Eyre is definitely one of my favorites (so far). Do I have to say something when I’m done with it or are you good with this one?

Recently Finished

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys If you still need to read an historical novel this year, read this one. My review: Salt to the Sea
Shutter Man by Richard Montanari It really, really, really is very important to have all your facts straight before you act. Great read.

Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon A surprisingly fun read. Had to watch The King and I as soon as I was done reading this one. Will review later today or tomorrow.

What’s next?

I haven’t really decided. There are to few days of the month left to try to complete my SA Word of the month challenge and my 20 Books of Summer is also way off schedule, so I might just make a random pick. Maybe the following:

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One Hundred Days of Happiness by Fausto Brizzi After four months of blogging, I am nearing my 100th post. This book might help me get in the spirit of celebrating 100!

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye But I first want to finish Jane Eyre. Might make an excellent discussion to compare the two.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Been on my TBR for ages. It is also the Book of the Month for SA Book Lovers group on Goodreads. Might as well give it a try. 

Wishing you all a marvelous week ahead!


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4 responses to “It's Monday! What are you reading? #2

  1. I loved this blog.! It took me many years back. What fun we had. I will have to watch the video again and also read the book again. Thank you very much, Mareli.

  2. I loved this blog.! It took me many years back. What fun we had. I will have to watch the video again and also read the book again. Thank you very much, Mareli.

    • I enjoyed Harry Potter a lot, but I stick to my opinion that it's a generation thing LOL. Plan to start with A court of thorns and roses tonight.