Monday, March 17, 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 made a baby beanie for my granddaughter due in June (winter in Aus) and I've started a second one, which I hope turns out slightly bigger lol. I'm a newbie crocheter so after a number of false starts it was very satisfying to get a completed project. 

#bookblogwalkers update #11: Felicia's Book Blog Walkers: I walked 6 days out of 7 but nothing exciting, just the usual 30-40mins in the 'hood'. I had to really push myself to do that when what I wanted to do was a new fun walk and test out my new camera. Summer is doing a last hoorah and it was just too darn hot and humid again. Fingers crossed for milder weather this coming weekend :)



THE DEBT OF TAMAR by Nicole Dweck ~ US Only, enter here.


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

SAFE WITH ME by Amy Hatvany ~ emotion++

THE DEBT OF TAMAR by Nicole Dweck ~ review & giveaway


Finished last week:

ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline (audiobook) ~ 5 star fave!!

ENMITY by E.J. Andrews ~ book tour 27th


This Week's Reading List: 

SAFE HARBOUR by Helene Young

SELDOM COME BY by Sherryl Caulfield



Reviews Coming:

WAITING ON YOU by Kristan Higgins (Blue Heron #3) ~ guest review by Karen tonight

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

THE BRACELET by JJ Sheahan ~ review Thurs

THE PRINCESS OF EGYPT MUST DIE by Stephanie Drey ~ novelette. This was really good, can't wait for full length novel. 

LADY OF THE ENGLISH by Elizabeth Chadwick (audiobook) ~ good but shame about the narrator. 


  1. Love the beanie! I crochet beautifully in a straight line but cannot for the life of me work out how to turn corners! I really liked While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, hope you enjoy it too!

  2. Hope the weather cools off for you. We're starting to thaw out here a bit but we have a ways to go. Course in a few months I'll be complaining about the heat! :) Looks like you have some historical fiction reviews coming up that look interesting, will have to check those out. Have a great week!

  3. The beanie looks perfect. I used to crochet in a past life but nothing for years!
    Yes I loved the Orphan Train on audio too. I saw the star award you gave for Enmity on Goodreads, I had to rate a different book the same, I hate doing it, but sometimes a book just doesn't work for me.

  4. That is so pretty. Weather cool now in Melbourne. Hope it stays that way.

  5. I can't knit or crochet so I am very impressed with that cute little beanie! I'm reading Safe Harbour next week and can't wait!

  6. Gorgeous baby beanie! I enjoyed Orphan Train and hope you do too. Enjoy all of your books and have a great week.

  7. I used to crochet, but I must admit I have forgotten everything...I'm pretty sure! My mother was a great crochet artist, creating lovely things. Your bonnet looks awesome...the baby will enjoy it, I'm sure!

    I'm also impressed with your walking...even if you're not! LOL

    Enjoy your week...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. Cute beanie. I don't crochet but enjoy watching my colleague at work doing various projects during her break times. She is currently doing minions and Dobby. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful week.

  9. I love the color of the baby beanie. Cute!

    I'm looking forward to your review of the Wendy Wax book. That one has been on my list to read for the longest time.

    Have a great week!

  10. These are new to me! But happy reading!

    Check out what we are reading this week.

    Also check out our Kindle Giveaway along with OUAT 4 year Giveaway.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

  11. Love the beanie you made :) I'm going to have to check out While We Were Watching Downton Abbey.
    Enjoy your reads this week.
    Here's myIt's Monday Post

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  12. Adorable baby hat. I've got to get to work on my project for our grandson due in June. I have got to get to Orphan Train.

  13. Such sweet hats! You are such a great grandma already :)

  14. I want to read Orphan Train and I liked While We Were Watching Downton Abbey.

    The beanie is really cute! I am a novice at crochet and self-taught which means I don't really know what I'm doing!

    I hope things warm up around here. Send the hot weather to Ohio! We could use it :)


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