Monday, April 28, 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! 

A pretty good week for reading, reviewing and blog visiting but I need to get the review backlog under control. Wish me luck :)

It's Callum's birthday this week (he's my youngest) ... 20 years old, where has the time gone? For that matter, a minute ago it was the start of April lol. With everyone's work and social schedules I'm hoping a family dinner will eventuate. 

Brisbane city ... after a number of failed attempts to get some nice photos of our city at night I had a light bulb moment with camera settings and was so happy with how this one turned out. 




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Giveaway:

COMFORT OF FENCES by Stacy Overman Morrison ~ International. Ends 1st May. Enter here









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Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

THE BEST STICKY DATE PUDDING ~ Weekend Cooking post

THURSDAY'S CHILDREN by Nicci French 

COMFORT OF FENCES by Stacy Overman Morrison ~ loved it 

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Finished last week:

THROUGH THE CRACKS by Honey Brown ~ review Wed

FOUR FRIENDS by Robyn Carr ~ loved it

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This Week's Reading List: 


FROM THE FEET UP by Tanya Saad ~ page 130

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Sue Monk Kidd (audiobook) ~ Jenna Lamia is a favourite narrator

ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon ~ I honestly can't remember whether this one's a re-read, the first chapters are familiar but maybe I didn't finish it?  

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Reviews Coming:

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

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

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL by Anthony Bourdain (audiobook) ~ rude, crude, drugs, sex, depravity, oh and food,  not for the faint-hearted but hilarious. 

THE MIDWIFE: A MEMOIR OF BIRTH, JOY AND HARD TIMES by Sandra Worth ~ well worth the read even if you've watched the TV series Call the Midwife.  



24 comments:

  1. Love your photo of the city, you caught the lights and reflection beautifully. I noticed your sticky date recipe, I like dates but not caramel sauce! So happy you loved Four Friends - awesome book. If you finished An Echo in the Bone there was a big cliff hanger - I was so annoyed at the time - but now it seems all in the distance. I think I will just speed read my copy, to refresh my mind, once I started reading it much of it came back. I have put the Sue Monk Kidd book into my wishlist at audible. Nice to know the narrator is recommended.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn. Argh a few friends have mentioned the cliffhanger with An Echo in the Bone, surely my memory isn't that bad lol. I obviously didn't finish it. Just wish it wasn't such a doorstop, don't really have time for a chunkster but want to get up to date before the last book.

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  2. Glad it was a good week, I actually got some reading done for a change too! :) Let's hope this week is as good. Hope your books are great.

    Nice picture of Brisbane, beautiful city!

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    1. Yay glad you got your reading mojo back :)

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  3. Happy Birthday to Callum! And I love the pic of the city

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    1. Thanks B I was pretty chuffed with it.

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  4. You should be proud of that great photo!

    Enjoy your reading week.

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  5. Happy Birthday to Callum!! And loving that cityscape photo!!!!!

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    1. Passing on the birthday wishes Julie :)

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  6. Lovely photo of Brisbane...and I hope you love The Secret Life of Bees as much as I did. Happy reading!

    My recap: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/04/weekly-book-recap-64.html

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    1. Thanks Catherine and I'm only a couple of chapters in with The Secret Life of Bees but I'm enjoying it, it's a joy listening to Jenna Lamia

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  7. Nice picture! You captured a beautiful shot.

    I haven't read An Echo in the Bone yet. I need to get caught up on this series but the books are so big! I feel like I'd need to start by rereading the four books I have read before I move on to the rest. Are you planning to watc the show?

    This month has just flown by but I am eager for May (and being able to pack away my sweaters finally). Good luck on getting caught up with your reviews. I am definitely behind with mine.

    I hope you have a great time with your family celebrating Callum's birthday!

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    1. Aww thanks Christina.

      I was almost sure I'd read An Echo in the Bone, but everyone's telling me it ends on a massive cliffhanger so surely I'd remember that lol. I want to read it before Written in my own Hearts Blood comes out but it's daunting being such a chunkster. And yes I'm beside myself with excitement over the show? Will you be watching it?

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  8. Amazing photo! I know what you mean about time rushing by. I seem to have skipped over March this year. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. Scary isn't it, how fast the months are flying, I need time to slow down just a little lol. Have a great week Kathy!

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  9. Happy birthday to Callum! How do they grow up so fast? LOL

    Brisbane is awesome...

    I hope to start reading Waiting for Wednesday this week so I'll be ready for Thursday's Children. I love this series!

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  10. Hi Sheree,

    I hope that you manage to get some family time together, to celebrate Callum's birthday.

    Your picture of Brisbane is pretty spectacular, it was obviously a very still night, as those reflections are almost perfect.

    I shall be interested to know what you think of 'The Secret Life Of Bees'. I thoroughly enjoyed it, although I wouldn't be able to cope with it as an audio book, I just can't be doing with them!

    My review backlog is also pretty spectacular and as much as I try, I just can't seem to bring it under control. I tell myself that I'll get the review written just as soon as I finish reading a book, but another posting deadline comes along and that's it ... game over!

    I do make notes to remind myself of the salient points in a book, but I just know that one day I am going to forget a storyline totally!

    Have a great reading week,

    Yvonne

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  11. I so hear you on the review backlog! Nearly jumped for joy when I completed one last evening =)
    Secret life of bees will be sure to please - great movie too!

    HaPpy reading =) which ususally isn't the hard part right?

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  12. The photo of Brisbane at night is gorgeous! My youngest will be 20 in July and I feel you. In the blink of an eye from babe to adult. Hope you all get together and happy reading Teddyree !

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  13. Lovely photo! I hope to reread Echo in the Bone before MOBY comes out. Have a great week. Happy Birthday to Callum.

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  14. Yes time does fly - a quarter of this year almost gone. Sigh.
    That is a great photo! I have Secret Life of Bees in print but maybe I would get to it sooner on audio.
    Happy reading and listening!

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  15. Gorgeous photo! I want to visit!

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  16. I read Comfort of Fences too. A good read.

    You had a great week.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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