Monday, April 14, 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! 

My first grandchild is due in about 10 weeks so we're all getting very excited and I've been having fun doing Nonna things, making beanie's and cot blankets ... aren't the bright colours you can get in polar fleece these days just gorgeous? It's also nice to have an excuse to buy children's books again. Guess How Much I Love You was a favourite when my boys were little and now I've got a copy to give to Anthony & Christine to read to their baby.  

Easter this weekend. We'll be staying home, maybe painting, getting ready for new carpet to be layed in the main bedroom. It's what-was-I-thinking blue and about 14 years old ... so definitely time for a change. 
Hopefully more reading time since there wasn't much time for that last week and I'm dying to see Divergent! 
Do you have any plans? 

#bookblogwalkers update #15: Felicia's Book Blog Walkers:  I ran a bit and I didn't die ;)
Mon: 30min walk
Tue: no walk
Wed: 40min walk/5min run
Thurs: 30min walk/5min run
Fri: 40min walk
Sat: no walk
Sun: 40min walk on the beach in the drizzly rain


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

LADY OF THE ENGLISH by Elizabeth Chadwick (audiobook) 

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


Finished last week:

THE SCANDALOUS DUCHESS by Anne O'Brien ~ enjoyable. Review Tue 


This Week's Reading List: 

COMFORT OF FENCES by Stacy Overman Morrison ~ page 65

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL by Anthony Bourdain (audiobook) 50% done. 

FOUR FRIENDS by Robyn Carr

THE MIDWIFE: A MEMOIR OF BIRTH, JOY AND HARD TIMES by Sandra Worth ~ page 140 but on the back burner til I finish review books.


Reviews Coming:

THURSDAY'S CHILDREN by Nicci French ~ good but Frieda Klein wow she's a hardass

SIX YEARS by Harlan Coben (audiobook) ~ good audio, not my favourite Coben

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

WHILE WE WERE WATCHING DOWNTON ABBEY by Wendy Wax (audiobook) ~ loved the story and the narration.


  1. Do hope you enjoy Four Friends, I did so like it. Good walking too! The materials really look fun, i will be out at the weekend to buy a grand niece a book for her 1st birthday! All such fun.

  2. The Midwife looks like an interesting read, I want to read Four Friends but the cheating theme of the book is a big turn off for me. I hope you enjoy them though.

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    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  3. Interesting mixed reads. Enjoy them all and enjoy the preparations for the arrival of the little one.

  4. Interesting mixed reads. Enjoy them all and enjoy the preparations for the arrival of the little one.

  5. Comfort of Fences caught my eye...and, of course, I can't wait to read Thursday's Children (after I read Waiting for Wednesday)! I do love Frieda Klein.

    Thanks for visiting my blog...and I can sense your excitement for the new grandbaby. I am missing youngest grandchild is eleven!

  6. The baby things are lovely! You are having so much fun with this baby and he hasn't even arrived yet.

    Here's my It's Monday!

  7. Ohhhhhhhh you NEED to get "The Kissing Hand" for the baby too!! One of my faves! Loving that fabric! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Four Friends! :)

  8. I don't have any Easter weekend plans. I imagine I will be doing lunch with parents and I have crafty plans on Saturday :)

  9. I love buying books for little kids. I am sure your son and daughter in law and baby will treasure that book and all the special memories attached to it!

    Have a great weekend and hope you enjoy Divergent! I still haven't seen it yet and may wait till it is on DVD. I am going to spend Easter weekend with my parents and aunt and uncle who are visiting from Canada. Should be fun :)

  10. I have read a Nicci French and hope to read more of the series. I have Four Friends on my wishlist. Congrats on the coming baby! I have 3 grandkids, the youngest in kindergarten and the love you feel for them is amazing. I remember that book you mentioned fondly, and as someone else mentioned, The Kissing Hand, which I read to them when they started school. My kids loved all the picture book versions of Winnie the Pooh actually. That was their favorite when very young. Have a good week.

  11. Great selection of books...some of them are on my TBR list. Enjoy the week ahead and thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. I enjoyed Six Years and Orphan Train. Children's books I've been seeing lately look so adorable! Great fleece colors and patterns. Have a great week.

  13. Oh wow, childhood flashback right there! I used to love looking at the pictures in 'Guess How Much I Love You'. Also, congrats on the coming grandchild! I have been meaning to read some Nicci French again, because it's been too long! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you enjoy all of your books!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  14. Have a lovely reading week and kick butt on that walking!!
    :) The Brunette Librarian's Blog

  15. Excited about your first grandbaby! special times and what lovely creativity you're showing us ! I'm all about those new generation book collections for my 1st grandson too...
    have a blessed week & HapPy Easter !

  16. Love the cot blankets, your grandchild will adore them. Have a great week!

  17. That's a cute kids book, my kids always liked it too. Have a great Easter and hope you like Divergent, I thought it was a lot of fun! Been hearing a lot of good things about Six Years by Coben...

  18. Love those fleece patterns! It it times like this that I wish I was more creative/crafty. It is so cool that we will be a Noona/Nannas about the same time! I have been digging out all my children's books. Have a great week.

  19. Guess How Much I Love You is one of my favorites! Gage never really warmed up to it though :(


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