It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday What are YOU Reading?

Prancie is posing with my Mother’s Day gift.

I have been reading Dani Shapiro’s memoirs. She has written 5 memoirs highlighting different aspects of her life. She has also written several novels. I started with Devotion:A Memoir and was immediately pulled into her life. After that I read her latest memoir , Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love. She writes about accidentally discovering a family secret.

I have also read Slow Motion, a memoir of her life as a young adult and how a tragic accident affected her. And I just finished Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage. I only have one memoir left to read. She teaches memoir workshops so someday I hope to attend one.




  1. It is good to find an author you like and find that you enjoy all of their books.
    That looks like a good book you had for Mother’s Day, and of course you need all those cats.

  2. I have just finished “Hollow City” by Ransom Riggs – the 2nd book in the “Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children” series. And now I will take a break before going on to the 3rd. I am trying to decide which of the more than 50 books waiting on my “to be read” shelves (both in Hebrew and in English) will be next. Problems, problems….

    1. I have heard about that series and it sounds good. I have 800 on my to be read list on Goodreads.

  3. If I do anything interesting, I’ll write a memoir. Right now I am reading two books; “Spearhead” by Adam Makos that I have on audiobook and listen in the car. I also am reading an ebook called “A Wolf Called Romeo” by Nick Jans.

    1. I think everyone has a memoir in them because everyone is unique.

  4. I’m reading, devouring really- would be a better word, a series of books by a new-to-me author. I’m spending all my pennies buying books, and I prefer paper ones, not ebooks. XX

  5. Ellen,

    It looks like Prancie knew exactly what to get her mom for Mother’s Day! 🙂 I hope you had a lovely day celebrating with your furbabies!

  6. Sounds like you are really immersed in one author’s books. I am glad you are enjoying them. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  7. Awww, Prancie is a good poser.

    I’m reading The Rule of Law by John Lescroart.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  8. Dad has a few of these authors he has really enjoyed and we need to do a post about them soon. Thanks for this and we will take a look with samples and see if they interest us

  9. Prancie knows you very well… a very thoughtful gift, and funny!
    I think the books you are reading sound very good. I am not reading anything now but I did read Emmy’s book! Very cute, Ellen! I put it with Prancie’s book in the desk.

    1. Thank you for buying Emmy’s book. I am glad you enjoyed it. XO

  10. That is a most purrfect Mother’s Day gift. And it’s accompanied by a purrfect model!

    I actually hadn’t heard of Dani Shapiro until now. She certainly sounds very inspirational. I think it’s great that she also does workshops.

  11. Terrific Mother’s Day gift! I just finished listening to the audiobook, “Something In The Water” and really enjoyed it! I love when authors pull the wool over my eyes!

  12. What a great gift, yes, you most certainly do need all of those cats. In fact, I cannot imagine you without them.

    If anyone could write a memoir, you could. It would have great cat rescue stories.

    1. I highly recommend it. I hope you have a great reading week too.

  13. Ah see im ot allowed to read if im sat in bed my lap is pre determined to be for birman cats only lol ive even tried hiding under the covers and Murphy still finds a way in he will crawl up from the bottom if he has to

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