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Monday, December 5, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #128

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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 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. And here we are!


 Read Last Week:

Christmas in Mustang Creek (The Brides of Bliss County, #4)Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9)The Marco Effect (Department Q, #5)

Currently Reading:

The Shepherd's Life: A People's History of the Lake District

Summary:

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years. A Viking would understand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the gruelling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the fells.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 256 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date:  April 7th 2015 by Doubleday Canada

Why I'm Reading It:

I love a good non-fiction read from time to time and I have a love simple living and I like that this traces not only the history of shepherding in general but his own history as well. 

Up Next: 

Occult Paris: The Lost Magic of the Belle ÉpoqueThe Christmas Angel ProjectYou (You, #1)

What Are You Reading? What was your favourite book last week? Least Favourite? Tell me!

37 comments:

  1. Currently reading Anita Blake. Again I gotta say I like the sound of Occult Paris. Enjoy this week's books

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  2. The Shepard's Life sounds absolutely magical.

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    1. Doesn't it? I'm not that far into it but its starting off well.

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  3. I read very little non-fiction, so admire you reading The Shepherds's Life.

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    1. I wasn't a non-fiction reader before 8 years ago or so then I picked up Nelson Mandela's autobiography and it spoke to me. I mostly read non-fiction about animals though.

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  4. The Shepherd's Life sounds like my cup of tea. I love reading this type of non-fiction. Occult Paris also looks interesting.

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  5. I quite enjoyed Occult Paris, but not as much as I hoped. YOU looks interesting too.

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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    1. YOU is one I'm definitely looking forward to getting to.

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  6. Nice books, hope you enjoy them! I love the cover of The Shepherd's Life :)
    I'm currently reading Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce, and it's amazing!

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous? I'd love to spend the day reading under a sky like that.

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  7. I just added "The Shepherd's Life" to my to-read list after seeing it on your post. I'm a knitter, and I think it'll be fascinating to learn more about where all my lovely wool comes from.

    I read "You" earlier this year and really enjoyed it. Prepare to be creeped out!

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    1. I'm a knitter too! I hope you're able to get to this soon I'd love to know what you think of it Lindsay.

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  8. Occult Paris sounds interesting, love the title. The Chsitmas Angel Project looks like the perfect read for this time of the year to get you in the festive mood!
    Enjoy your books this week :-)
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

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    1. I can't wait to start Occult Paris! I love this sort of Non-Fiction read, and it has some fascinating photos and graphics. I'm really excited to read The Christmas Angel Project is going to be a quick read but it does sound cozy doesn't it? Thanks for stopping by Amanda

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  9. OOh nice!! Been seeing a lot of You lately and I am definitely intrigued by that one!!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. YOU certainly does seam to be making the rounds in the blogosphere doesn't it? Thanks for stopping by Jessica.

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  10. I want to read YOU before the end of year, heard so many great things. Orphan Train was good, outside of my norm but I enjoyed it.

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    1. You know, Orphan Train has been on my to read list for so long, I should probably get to it. Hopefully next year I can. thanks for stopping by Marce.

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  11. I have had my eye on You for awhile. The reviews always seem super positive.

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  12. I enjoyed Fire Touched. I am so far behind on reading recent books by authors I enjoy. I can't fit them in around the review books I accept. I'm hoping 2017 will be better. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I've had years like that too Kathy, I hope with me getting back into blogging I don't find myself in that boat again. I'm glad you enjoyed Fire Touched as well, isn't Mercy just awesome?

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  13. I need to mix things up and try non-fiction every once and awhile. Have a lovely week!

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    1. A little non-fiction is good :) I read much more of it now than I used to. I think...it's all about reading about people/topics that interest you. For me it's civil rights leaders and animals.

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  14. The Shepherd's Life sounds lovely! I'm a big James Herriot fan and I love rural England, so I think it's right up my alley. I've added it to my want-to-read list.

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    1. I hope you can get to it sometime Lark, I still haven't read very much of it but it is such a calming read and I can't wait to delve into it more.

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  15. I have got to get back to the Department Q series! Have a great week.

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    1. Carl, Assad and Rose certainly are getting up to shenanigans Nise. I hope you can get back to the series next year.

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  16. You was very good, I listened on audio. Reading Briggs and Miller in the same week is double awesomeness!

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    1. I'm so jealous that you can listen to audio, I so often tune the narrators out. I enjoyed reading Miller for the first time after you (among others) have reviewed her so positively over the last few years and catching up with Mercy and the pack was just what I needed.

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  17. Nice week for you.

    Your "up next" books look good too....especially Occult Paris.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog. Linda Miller book looks very festive.

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  19. Thanks for visiting my blog. Linda Miller book looks very festive.

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  20. I like reading non-fiction. I think about a third of the books I read are non-fiction. The shepherd book sounds good. Enjoy your reading week!

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  21. Fire Touched! I hope you enjoyed it, I did :) Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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