Monday, March 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've been a bad blogger ... I blame it on a new camera, a full day photography course and the complete 1st season of Call the Midwife while hanging out with my best friend. Wow did I have fun being a bad blogger haha, I'm adoring this series and can't wait to start season 2. 

I came down with the flu, no coincidence, a day or two after getting my flu shot so the plan this week is to rest up and get back on track with blogging and that review backlog. I also have a Scrap for Charity day to look forward to on Saturday. 

#bookblogwalkers update #12: Felicia's Book Blog Walkers:  walked 2 days then succumbed to the flu ...  
Hope the girls who participated in half marathons had a successful and fun weekend :)



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


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

THE SUMMER QUEEN by Elizabeth Chadwick (audiobook) ~ excellent, brilliantly narrated. 5 star favourite!! 

WAITING ON YOU by Kristan Higgins (Blue Heron #3) ~ guest review by Karen, 4.5 stars.


Finished last week:

SELDOM COME BY by Sherryl Caulfield ~ beautiful historical fiction


This Week's Reading List: 

SAFE HARBOUR by Helene Young ~ 50% done, hard to put down. 

WHILE WE WERE WATCHING DOWNTON ABBEY by Wendy Wax (audiobook) ~ chapter 9



Reviews Coming:

THE BRACELET by JJ Sheahan ~ review Tue

ENMITY by E.J. Andrews ~ Guest post book tour 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. 

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


  1. I hope you feel better soon! In the meantime you could always watch more Call the Midwife :) I need to get caught up. I've only seen a couple episodes but I really liked it. I know Jennifer Worth's memoirs are really popular at my library too.

  2. I just read a book that actually depressed me :( I felt sooooooo bad for the heroine in the book ... everyone making fun of her ... ugh... anyhoo! :) I hope you feel better!!!

  3. You've got some stellar reads here! enjoy.

  4. I only ever watched the first episode of Call the Midwife but LOVED it! I'm too busy with school right now to get into it but once school is out I envision a marathon of finishing Merlin and Call the Midwife. :)

  5. Sorry you are feeling yucky, hope it passes quickly. Love Call the Midwife too, I am behind in my watching.

  6. A new camera can be very distracting. :) The show looks good too, we like to watch a lot of the BBC shows but haven't caught that one. Hope you're feeling better this week and happy reading!

  7. ah yes, friends and flu and new interests like photography would have captured me quite easily too =) hoping you're sorted soon.. !
    and narrators make it or break it for my audio listening for sure..

    HapPy reading this week ?

  8. Call the Midwife is an excellent series. I really enjoyed the book as well. You can check out my Monday here:

  9. I've heard that about the flu shot this year. Have to have mine yet, sorry you came down with flu though. Learning photograph would be great and would fit in with your scrapbooking I am sure.
    I loved Waiting On You. Great read.

  10. Ohhh new camera, I know the feeling

  11. I enjoyed Season one of Call the Midwife. I've been watching a Sci Fi series this week though (continuum)

    Have a great week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  12. It's easy to become distracted when you have a new camera to play with!
    I hope you're enjoying While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, I've heard so many good things about that book.
    Happy Reading!
    Bits & Bobs

  13. Some weeks are just like that. New cameras, new television shows - both sound like fun. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  14. Seems like you had a fun week (except for the flu). I want to read Safe Harbour also. Hope you feel better and have fun this week!

  15. Lots of good books in your recent reading past and reading future. I also loved the Call the Midwife series. Great show!

    My recap:

  16. These are new to me but i hope you enjoy them!

    Check out what we are reading this week.

    Also check out our OUAT 4 year Giveaway.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

  17. I loved Orphan Train...and While We Were Watching Downton Abbey....Safe Harbour looks tempting. Enjoy! And congrats on keeping up the walking.

    Thanks for visiting my blogs today....enjoy your week!

  18. Lots of good read in your list. I haven't read any of them, but they look interesting.

  19. I hope you are feeling better. I'm due for my flu shot tomorrow so I hope that doesn't mean I'll be suffering afterwards! I somehow caught an episode of Call the Midwife somewhere and really enjoyed it and I'd like to go back and start at the beginning.

  20. I hope you are feeling much better. Looks like you've been enjoying lots of good reading. I might enjoy listening to Elizabeth Chadwick on audio.

  21. I hope you're feeling better, I hate being sick. I picked up While We Were Watching Downton Abbey the other day from the library but wont get to it until next week. I hope you like your reads.
    Thanks for stopping by my It's Monday! Post
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  22. I think being a bad blogger makes you a better one :)


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