Monday, June 02, 2014

It's Monday and It's June! 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! 

Eek! Who can believe it's June already? Busy week this week with lots of family stuff happening and I've got just a little reading lined up lol. Malificent seems to be getting harsh reviews from critics but I loved it!! We had a girls' night out for a friend's birthday and we all loved it. Have you seen it? Are you going to? 






#bookblogwalkers update #21: Felicia's Book Blog Walkers: I was sick mid week but did get in 3 days walking to finish May off on a much brighter note; YAY ME! and I'm fronting up again for June ... who's in?

Mon: 30mins neighbourhood walk with Bella
Tue:  45mins brisk shopping centre walk 
Sun: 40mins walk on beach with Bella

With winter upon us the sun set at 5pm so our walk finished with this view and fish and chips. Love the fish & chip shop sign ... they got my vote with the fish, chips were ok.  



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Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

TAKE ME ON by Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits #4) ~ A great series. I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would and I liked West (choked admitting that lol)

BILLABONG BEND by Jennifer Scoullar ~ Absolutely beautiful, a favourite. Read it!!!

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Finished last week:

GOODNIGHT JUNE by Sarah Jio ~ a favourite this year. Review Tue

THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd (audiobook) ~ brilliant

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This Week's Reading List:


OCEAN BEACH by Wendy Wax (Ten Beach Road #2) 

LITTLE LIES by Heather Gudenkauf ~ prequel to LITTLE MERCIES I'll be reading next week

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE by Jodi Picoult (free short story featuring pivotal character from Jodi's upcoming new release LEAVING TIME)

THE COLLECTOR by Nora Roberts (audiobook)

and my ongoing read: ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon

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Reviews Coming:

TEN BEACH ROAD by Wendy Wax ~ can't wait to read Ocean Beach

THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts (audiobook) ~ the year for awesome audio!! 



36 comments:

  1. That is a lovely picture of the sunset! Winter for you means summer for me and it is starting to get hot.

    That Wendy Wax series has caught my eye. They look like perfect books for summer reading.

    I am glad you enjoyed The Invention of Wings. I liked Take Me On but it definitely was not my favorite book of the series though I did like it more than I thought I would. I am happy that the next book is about Echo and Noah again.

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    1. The Beach Road series is definitely perfect summer reading, hope you get to them soon. I'm looking forward to getting back to Echo and Noah's story but I'm still hanging out for Abby's story :)

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  2. I want to see Malificent! I love Wendy Wax too.. I need to read that one.

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  3. I have heard amazing things from my friends that have seen the movie ... I can't wait to see it! I love ANGELINA JOLIE!!! :) And it's so odd that you are in Winter ... when we are in full swing summer ... UGH .. it was 108F here yesterday!!!!!!

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    1. You and Brookie will love it Julie :)

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  4. Can't wait to read Little Lies and The Collector. Also the newest from Sarah Jio and Sue Monk Kidd. Looks like you had a great reading week.
    What a beautiful photo of the beach, and I would love those fish and chips, or french fries as we call them. Yum! Of course then I would have to join your blogwalker club, ha. And yes, I want to see Maleficent, with my daughter soon.

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    1. lol Rita, I had a problem with my heart and wasn't able to exercise for 6+months so the bookblog walkers has been nice supportive way to ease back into gentle exercise. Hope you and your daughter enjoy Malificent.

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  5. Sorry you were sick. Hope you recovered quick. Yes I loved Goodnight June too. What book lover wouldn't! I am in for June blogwalkers too. If I do this month that will be 6 months on the go. It's a great idea. All the best for this week.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn, I'm much better now. Even though May wasn't a great month for me with the walking, I still like the incentive and support and 6 months participation will be an awesome accomplishment.

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  6. I forgot Winter was coming ;)
    While here the sun almost never sets

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    1. Do you get so much more done B? lol

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  7. I definitely want to go see Maleficent and I feel critics usually aren't that positive about fantasy (or sci-fi) films anyway! I still need to read up on the Pushing the Limits series, I've only read the first one, which I loved! I hope you enjoy your reads! My Monday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Hope you enjoy Malificent as much as I did Juli and if it's any incentive, book 2 in Pushing the Limits series was my favourite by a whisker :)

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  8. I have six more days and then I am free for the summer. Woo hoo!

    Here's my It's Monday!

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    1. Yay, enjoy your summer break Deb!

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  9. Maleficent looks great, I am still looking forward to seeing it. I thought Billabong Bend was great too.
    Have a great week!

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  10. So glad to see you loved Goodnight June - one of my favorites, too! I am excited to read The Collector and Little Lies sometime. Happy reading!

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    1. good taste ;) thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Hope you recover soon. Have a good week.

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  12. Beautiful way to end a walk! It seem many authors are releasing prequels in novellas. Glad you are feeling better. I enjoyed The Collector.

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    1. I'm looking forward to it Nise, hope it's as good as The Witness??

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  13. Nice group of books you've just finished and have lined up next. I loved The Invention of Wings and got a copy of Goodnight June at BEA last week. One of the highlights of BEA for me was meeting Jodi Picoult and getting a signed copy of her new novel,Leaving Time.

    My Sunday/Monday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/06/weekly-book-recap-69.html

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    1. So much to love in Goodnight June. Lucky duck getting signed copy of Jodi's Leaving time, I'm just a little green lol

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  14. I've been curious about Malificent. i enjoyed the trailer. I am reading The Invention of Wings next. I'm glad you thought it was brilliant.

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    1. Hope you think so Pat, the narration was perfect!

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  15. Ooh, thanks for the reminder! I must get to Little Lies, as I'm expecting Little Mercies, too. And I have Goodnight June...must read soon, review books be damned! LOL

    I adore fish and chips. When my eldest son came back from his semester in London, all those years ago, he showed me how it's done.

    Enjoy your week..and oh, about Maleficent: I read that Angelina's daughter Vivienne is in it.

    Here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES POST

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    1. Yes Laurel, the young Aurora, she was apparently the only child not scared of Angelina in costume lol.

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  16. I enjoyed both Little Lies and Little Mercies, HeatherG is a great author, she is a go to one now for me.

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    1. totally agree Marce, thanks for stopping by.

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  17. I'm looking forward to that movie too, and hope to see it soon. Nice pics, and fish and chips... mmm sounds good. :)

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    1. it was a perfect way to end the weekend Greg. Hope you enjoy Malificent!

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  18. I bought the Collector on release day and hope to crack it open this weekend!

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  19. The fish and chips look delish! I am not an Angelina fan but I've heard people who have seen it really liked it.

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