Monday, May 12, 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 lovely Mother's Day, a phone catch up with Anthony (he's in the middle of his work rotation) and I saw Divergent with Callum. (loved it) Look at the mini hot water bottle I got from Bella for Mother's Day, isn't she just the sweetest, smartest furbaby ;)
Christine and Anthony's bubby is due next month (6 weeks to be exact, not that this Nonna is counting lol) 





#bookblogwalkers update #19: Felicia's Book Blog Walkers:  I had a 'meh' week, I walked twice but it was half-hearted. Why is it when you most need the happy endorphins from a good walk, you least feel like it?  

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Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

FROM THE FEET UP by Tanya Saad ~ informative, courageous and moving memoir about Tanya's life and the BRCA1 gene fault. 

WHILE WE WERE WATCHING DOWNTON ABBEY by Wendy Wax (audiobook) ~ loved the story and the narration. 4.5 stars

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Finished last week:

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME by Mark Haddon (audiobook) ~ a mystery narrated by a 15 year old with Aspergis. I enjoyed it.  

STOLEN REMAINS by Christine Trent (Lady of Ashes #2) ~ review Tue

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This Week's Reading List: 


BILLABONG BLEND by Jennifer Scoullar ~ page 150

TAKE ME ON by Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits #4) ~ looking forward to this one.

THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts (audiobook) ~ chapter 6, really good so far! 

ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon ~ chapter 4, oops didn't read any last week. 

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Reviews Coming:

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Sue Monk Kidd (audiobook) ~ totally recommend this one, Jenna Lamia is a favourite narrator. 

FOUR FRIENDS by Robyn Carr ~ loved it

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

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.  



20 comments:

  1. The hottie is so cute! And looks like hot cocoa and mug too. Lover the warmer on the mug. Great idea. Better luck with the walking for the coming week! I enjoyed The Witness, although I read it rather than listened to the audio. I'll see what you say and if it's good narration will get it for my sister.
    Happy reading for the coming week.

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  2. I was disappointed that I hated Four Friends. I'm a HUGE Carr fan, especially Virgin River and Thunder Point but I couldn't stand Sonja at all and ended up quitting the book at 38%. :( I'm glad you enjoyed it, I wanted to. The Witness is one of Nora's I haven't gotten around to yet, it's on the ever growing TBR list. :)

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  3. As always you have such an interesting pile of books. I have The Secret Life of Bees to read after finding a copy at a charity book sale.

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  4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is one of my favourite books! I glad you enjoyed it. I think I last read the book about several years ago...I wouldn't mind reading it again. :)

    Ah, The Secret Life of Bees...I'm on the lookout for this one.

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  5. I find that Nora Roberts stand-alone romantic suspense books are great on audios and perfect companions when walking! I loved The Witness! Have you listened to Whiskey Beach or The Search? Those are really good, too. I have The Collector, her newest, on my list to get next.

    I have Stolen Remains on order - it's due to come in this week. Can't wait to read that one.

    Have a great week and hope you get inspired to walk this week. I started back up with training for my next 1/2 marathon...it's in 11 weeks...eek!!!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

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  6. Sounds like you had a marvelous Mama's Day!! LOVING your present ... pink is my FAVE!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  7. I am glad you had a nice Mother's Day and I am sure you can't wait till your grandchild is born. How exciting!

    I look forward to hearing what you think of Take Me On. I will probably read that next. Hope it turns out to be as good as the rest of the series even though West was kind of a jerk in the last book.

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  8. You DO have a smart furbaby :) How exciting that the baby will arrive so soon! Have a great week, Sheree!

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  9. Great books. I liked The Witness and have Take Me On on my list for this week too. Come see my Monday Report. Have a great week!

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  10. Glad you had a great Mothers Day- and got to see Divergent too. I thought they did a great job w/ the movie.

    Happy reading this week!

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  11. Lovely gifts! I'm glad you enjoyed your Mother's Day. I loved The Witness, which reminds me that I must hurry and get to The Collector, resting on my Sparky.

    Thanks for visiting my blog...have a great week!

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  12. Glad you enjoyed Mother's Day. Have a good week and enjoy all the books.

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  13. You had a great week. Happy reading!!

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  14. You've got books marks in some very good books! Enjoy! I can relate to your baby countdown...our family will be expanding in early July.

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  15. I will give you a friendly little kick to get you walking, if you will do the same for me. Last week I went out once. I am looking forward to Take Me On too.

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  16. Happy Mothers Day (Belated) I love the mug set and congrats on the impending arrival of your grand baby :) I loved The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night Time, when I read it I'm glad you liked it too. Enjoy your reads this week and thanks for stopping by my It's Monday! Post
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  17. Only six weeks? What an exciting time :) I need to read Curious Incident soon.

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