It’s Monday! What are you reading

What are you readingIt’s Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly event
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After reading, I’m satisfied if I feel I’ve been somewhere and done something. Source of Quote: Lit Blogger A Work In Progress

I thought it would be important to let you know, my preference for reading matter is a place filled with sunshine and rarely filled with darkness.

I read via electronic readers, the printed page and audiobooks and enjoy specialty history and reading magazines. I listen to audiobooks too and most importantly I read books, many books.

My book choices are influenced by many LitBloggers’ blogs to whom I’m am forever grateful. I’ve listed some of my favourites here, at Artuccino and I encourage readers to follow along with the LitBlogging community.  They are a generous group who devote a lot of their precious time to readers and from whom I’ve learned a lot.

Listed below is a collection of books and other reading material that I’m reading today. When I say I’m reading today, I mean the books in progress today, the books open and not finished. Warning: I sometimes take years to finish a book, so there maybe some repetition within this group of blogs over the months. Here goes:

New to the list:

Brought forward from last week:

  • Multiple LitBlogs via RSS subscriptions – I spend an hour most days following along with my favourite LitBloggers and adding new ones to my RSS feed.
  • Various samples are in my STBR (Samples To Be Read) folder.  Today, I’ll select two or three to read through and decide whether to add them to my folder entitled Enticing Samples That I’ve read or, in the case of something that doesn’t grab me, delete the sample.
  • Printed book in progress – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  I’m re-reading this one. It sort of fell off my library shelf when I was looking for something else. I realised I couldn’t remember what the story was about so I started reading, and I haven’t stopped. Excellent story.
  • Audiobook in progress – S is for Silence (The Alphabet Murders series) by Sue Grafton – we love this series.  We space it out between other audiobooks because we don’t want to complete them too soon.  I think Sue Grafton is up to V for … so she’s only going to write W X Y Z i.e. another four.
  • Audiobook in progress – Playing with Water by Kate Llewellyn – this is a lovely slow read that I find nicely meditative. I’ve been listening to little bits over several months. It’s delicious. It’s mostly about gardening, sprinkled with recipes. I don’t garden and cooking doesn’t interest me, but I’m enjoying following along with Kate’s quiet life on the South Coast of New South Wales.
  • Audiobook in pogress – Orientalism by Edward Said – I’m struggling with this one but I want to know what he wrote, so I’ll continue on when the mood arrives.
  • Audiobook in progress – Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Shambhala Library) by Natalie Goldberg.  I’ve been listening to this one over about a year.  I savor each chapter.  There’s two final chapters before I’ll have to say good-bye, or maybe I’ll start all over again like I did with “The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distractionby Alan Jacobs, another wonderful meditative read/listen.  I’ve just decided I would really love having this book in my printed book library, so I’ve ordered it from

So that’s me. That’s what I’m reading!

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