Monday, June 18, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



A weekly event hosted by Sheila from Book Journey to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week. Thanks Sheila :)

Book News:
In the next few weeks I've got author interviews with the delightful Gabrielle Kimm author of The Last Duchess and The Courtesan's Lover & Gillian Bagwell author of The Darling Strumpet & The September Queen which is being released in the UK as The King's Mistress. and *claps hands* more giveaways which is always fun.

The Book Depository is celebrating the summer and winter solstice by offering book bargains every hour on the hour for 24 hours. Commencing 20th June 7am (EDT) 12noon (BST) and 9pm (AEST) ~ details here.

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Giveaways:

SKELETON WOMEN by Mingmei Yip ~ enter here to win the latest novel from the author of Song of the Silk Road. Ends 21st June









SISTER PACT by Ali Ahearn & Ros Baxter ~ enter here. International and last day peeps!!










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I posted reviews for: (click on title)

FAR HORIZONS by Kate Hewitt ~ guest review by Karen

THE GOOD FATHER by Diane Chamberlain 

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Finished last week:

GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan ~ looking forward to the next installment in the Sky Chasers series.


TATTOOED by Pamela Callow ~ another good installment, review up this week.


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This Week's Reading List:


THE QUEEN'S VOW by C.W. Gortner

THE HOMECOMING OF SAMUEL LAKE by Jenny Wingfield

Unfortunately the book I'm supposed to be reading for a book tour hasn't arrived but if it does turn up I'll drop everything to read THE SECRET KEEPER by Sandra Byrd.

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Reviews Still To Do:

UNTIL I DIE by Amy Plum ~ review scheduled this week




27 comments:

  1. It's actually Sunday xD Today I'm reading For Darkness Shows the Stars, but tomorrow I might start reading Lies Beneath, yesterday I finished The Golden Lily. It was good.

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  2. The Queen's Vow looks good. I'm also curious about Glow. The premise reminds me so much of Across the Universe that I didn't pick it up when it was published last year.

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  3. Gorgeous books for the week ahead!

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  4. I have heard such great things about the Homecoming Of Samuel Lake... :)

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  5. I love the books you're reading this week I can't wait to get my hands on copies of them :)
    Here's my It's Monday! post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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  6. The Homecoming of Samuel Lake has been on my wishlist for a while, I look forward to your review.
    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  7. I'm going to be reading The Queen's Vow soon, too. I can't wait to read it. Right now I am reading The Last Queen - I'm quite fascinated with these Spanish daughters of Ferdinand and Isabella.

    I hope your copy of The Secret Keeper comes soon. I read it and really enjoyed it. I love reading anything to do with the Tudor period and haven't read too much about Kateryn Parr - she has quite an interesting story!

    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

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  8. The Homecoming of Samuel Lake looks like one I'd enjoy...hope you have a fabulous week!

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. Thanks for popping in Laurel-Rain :)

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  9. I've got the Queen's Vow on hold at my library. :) Great minds think alike!!

    Thank you so much for voting for Daisy Jane last week in her cutest dog competition!! She WON!! How stinkin' awesome is that?? Totally doing the politician wave now.

    Happy reading this week, it's gonna be a hot one here.

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    1. Woot Woot Daisy Jane won that's totally awesome news ... She's a star!!

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  10. I'm reading The Queen's Vow now too! I'm enjoying it quite a bit. And I adore the cover. Hope you have a fab week friend :)

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    1. The cover is gorgeous isn't it. I only have it on kindle because I haven't decided on US cover or UK/Aussie lol

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  11. I've got the Homecoming of Samuel Lake sitting on my shelf too, I hope to get to it soon!

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    1. Hope I enjoy it as much as all my bloggy friends have.

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  12. Just wanted to come by and say Hi! Have a great week!

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  13. Lovely covers of your current reads.

    2 lovely guest authors to look forward to.
    I loved Gillian Bagwell's Darling Strumpet and I am
    in the middle of The Courtesan's Lover. I save that one for quiet times.

    Have a great reading week

    carol
    DizzyC

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    1. Ooh I'll be over to say hi soon :)

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  14. I hope you enjoy The Homecoming of Samuel Lake as much as I did! Have a great week of reading.

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    1. I think Staci is to blame for The Homecoming of Samuel Lake lol, can't wait to read it.

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  15. I have yet to read a C.W. Gortner book. I've been meaning too cause I only hear good things about his writing, now, I just dont know which one I should start with.

    I Hooe you have a great week!

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    1. you absolutely should Deanna, he's now a firm favourite historical fiction author!!

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  16. Late this week. I had a surprise visit from my grandson yesterday. Isn't it great when authors come to visit? Have a great week!

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  17. Now I am last. :-) I like the looks of your historicals this week. I AM enjoying Code Name Verity.
    Dee Davis is a wonderful romantic suspense author. Loved her early works that made her a fav for me.
    Hope your week is going well and that you are feeling good!

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