Monday, February 24, 2014

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. I love this meme, it helps me stay on track ... well, most of the time. Thanks Sheila! 

I had a day hanging out with my best friend and we visited Flour & Chocolate Patisserie. The sour dough bread and pumpkin, feta & spinach quiche was amazing but did we stick with these healthier options? ... ha NO, this place is famous for Gonuts (Cronuts) so we had to *cough* share a few ... heart attack on a plate but yummy for an occasional treat :) 

#bookblogwalkers update #8: Felicia's Book Blog Walkers:
Hard to believe I've stuck with this for nearly 2 months, thanks Felicia and the group for the motivation & encouragement :) 

Last week I walked 6 out of 7 days, 30-45 mins brisk walking and a little swimming. The nicest day was Saturday when we walked on the beach before visiting family; cool, overcast day with howling wind ... lovely break from the heat and humidity. 


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen ~ pure delight, a favourite

FEBRUARY OR FOREVER by Juliet Madison (Tarrin's Bay #2)

THE RAIDER by Monica McCarty (Highland Guard #8) ~ 5 star review by Karen 


Finished last week:

THE ONE PLUS ONE by Jojo Moyes ~ Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! review Wed

THE DEBT OF TAMAR by Nicole Dweck ~ review & giveaway 11th March


This Week's Reading List: 

THE PRINCESS OF EGYPT MUST DIE by Stephanie Drey ~ novelette

SAFE WITH ME by Amy Hatvany

THE BRACELET by John Sheahan (don't have cover yet)

LADY OF THE ENGLISH by Elizabeth Chadwick (audiobook) ~ chapter 18, good but narrator driving me nuts!!


Reviews Coming:

EVENING STARS by Susan Mallery (Blackberry Island #3) ~ review & giveaway Tue

THE SUMMER QUEEN by Elizabeth Chadwick (audiobook) ~ excellent. Review Fri

THE PROMISE OF STARDUST by Priscille Sibley ~ so emotionally intense I could barely breathe


  1. Got to enjoy those goodies every once in awhile! Can't wait for The One Plus One. Have a great week.

  2. Such a lovely collection of reads. Those Chadwick books sound good.

  3. That place looks YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And a Jojo book review????? CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Oh, YUM!!!

    I've read one Amy Hatvany book - OUTSIDE THE LINES - and I thought it was wonderful. Looking forward to your thoughts on SAFE WITH ME!

  5. Delish ! and glad you didn't turn down the treats =)
    fab lineup ahead - will have to return to check out the coming week's posts!

  6. Yum, nothing wrong with the occasional treat. Great walking going on, like you proud of myself for almost 2 months and still walking. The One Plus One is definitely going to be one I read this year.

  7. You have done so well with your walking that you can afford some of those goodies. Enjoy!

    I can't wait to get my new Hatvany book...and the new JoJo Moyes. Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.

  8. We really do have a great group of people in our Book Blog Walkers, don't we. It's so motivating!!! I never want to miss a day because I know everyone else is walking!!!

    Wasn't The Promise of Stardust so good? I loved it!!! I'm hoping to get to Lost Lake soon - just love Sarah Addison Allen. Have you read any of her other books. I've read/listened to them all. Have Jojo Moyes newest on my list to read once it comes out in the states - love her books, too!

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  9. I have the Chadwick on my Kindle. Sounds like I should skip the audio and read the book? So glad you loved One Plus One. Can't wait to read it.
    I love how you followed up the description of the gonuts with your walking report, lol. Yum. With all the walking you can afford a treat like that!

  10. The photos of the goodies are wonderful. They could be print ads!

  11. Oh my goodness, I love Cronuts! The shop looks and sounds yummy! We have a dual bakery - one is "Karl's Quality Bakery" and "The Baker's Daughter", which are two separate but connect businesses by a father and daughter. Dad has the bakery and daughter has the chocolate shop. I think they're German or Swiss or something like that but I know they trained in Switzerland. Anyways, they have a Kronut. OMG. To die for! Yummmmmm.

    Oh yeah... enjoy your reading :) I got distracted by yummies. Ha

  12. Heart attack on a plate, I love it, lol. I really want to read Jojo Moyes this year to try her.

  13. Hell doll baby! Hope you and everyone are well. Sounds like you had a lovely day with friends, and gosh it looks like delicious!
    Be well girlfriend and keep on walking!

  14. Looks like a great place, sourdough rolls yum...

  15. I want to try a Cronut! I'm reading Safe With Me this week too. Have a good week!

  16. I'm not very happy with the photos you've shared. I really feel like I NEED to have one. sigh. I've lost 10 pounds and now my body keeps telling me I deserve donuts, pizza and chocolate!!!!


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