Monday, June 16, 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! 



Just wanted to give WE GIVE BOOKS another plug. It's a digital initiative created by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation supporting literacy awareness worldwide. 

Their tagline says it all - “combining the joy of reading with the power of giving.” It’s the perfect tool for parents, teachers, caregivers, and anyone who loves children’s books!

The more you read, the more they give - for each free book you read online We Give Books donates real books to charities working in communities around the world ... how cool is that!!

I read CORDUROY LOST AND FOUND at We Give Books 









And their Read For My Summer program is up and running ... 



"Keep your kids reading and learning all summer long by participating in We Give Books' Read for My Summer program. Every week, Read for My Summer highlights a special book for you and your child to read online from the We Give Books library. Adding to the fun are engaging activities and reading tips that make each book come to life, including custom activities from ReadWriteThink, an initiative of the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. The free, 10-week program helps parents, schools, and libraries offer children an exciting online reading experience."



#bookblogwalkers update #22: Felicia's Book Blog Walkers: 4 days this week ... slowly creeping up. Cold snap here over the weekend so I might walk a bit earlier in the day. 

Mon: 40min walk/5min run with Bella
Thursday: 45min walk with Bella
Friday: 45min walk with Bella
Saturday: 15min walk/5min run with Bella, ran home as it started to rain lol

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Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

CELEBRATING AUDIOBOOK MONTH: THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts & THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd & My Top 5 Audiobooks 

THE PROMISE by Robyn Carr ~ guest review by Karen

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Finished last week:

CHRISTMAS AT THE BEACH by Wendy Wax (Ten Beach Road #2.5)  

LITTLE MERCIES by Heather Gudenkauf ~ very moving review Tue

THE COLLECTOR by Nora Roberts (audiobook) ~ not up there with The Witness. A bit predictable and implausible but still enjoyable, good narration by Jenna Whalen. 

CORDUROY LOST AND FOUND by B.G. Hennessy ~ my boys loved Corduroy when they were little and I still love this intrepid little bear. 

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This Week's Reading List: 


NO RIVER TOO WIDE by Emilie Richards ~ I love this series

MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover

THORNWOOD HOUSE by Anna Romer (audiobook) ~ chapter 4

and my ongoing read: ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon ~ 50% done woohoo

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Reviews Coming:

LITTLE LIES by Heather Gudenkauf ~ prequel to LITTLE MERCIES ~ really good

OCEAN BEACH by Wendy Wax (Ten Beach Road #2) ~ hooked on this series 



26 comments:

  1. I liked No River Too Wide even though I hadn't read the other books in the series. I want to read the Wendy Wax series and hopefully I will get a chance to pick them up this summer.

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    1. Wendy Wax's beach series sings summer Christina, hope you enjoy them. Ooh, go back and read One Mountain Away, the 1st book in the Goddess Anonymous series, it was my favourite!!

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  2. Ohhhhh what a wonderful group!!!! Off to check them out!!!!!

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    1. and another great week of reading this week Julie, I know I've got more selective with review books but I've had so many brilliant reads this year ... it's very exciting!

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  3. What a great initiative, and I remember the Corduroy books. Nice to see those around... The Summer Queen sounds like a great audio, I've been in the mood for good historical fiction lately so maybe I'll check that out.

    Hope your reads this week are all good.

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    1. Thanks Greg, can't rave enough about The Summer Queen, hope you get to it ... and love it.

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  4. Love the Corduroy books! I will be reading them soon to the grandson as he arrived 2 weeks early!

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    1. Congrats Grandma Nise ... so excited for your family, hope your daughter and little Cole are doing well :)

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  5. Thanks for the reminder about We Give Books, knew about it but had forgotten. Must see what I can do in class with it. Sounds like a good reading week, I liked No River Too Wide, book one I think was the best, but this one is great too.

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    1. You're very welcome Kathryn. One Mountain Away made my favourite read list in 2012, it was also my first Emilie Richards read, now I'm hooked.

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  6. I need to check out We Give Books - it sounds like a wonderful cause!

    I can't wait to see your review for Little Mercies. I'm anxious to read that one. And yay for Maybe Someday!! I loved that book - hope you do too!

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  7. I am a bit jealous of your cold snap. We are probably going to hit 100 this weekend *sigh*

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  8. Thanks for sharing a little about the book program. I didn't know much about it.

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  9. Great week for you! Hope you enjoy more reading and walking this week.

    My post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/06/weekly-book-recap-71-bea-2014-edition.html

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  10. I am eagerly awaiting Little Mercies...I have Little Lies waiting on Sparky, and I should read it soon, before Little Mercies, of course.

    Glad you enjoyed it...and The Witness was my favorite recent read of Nora's.

    What a great program you are mentioning...there is nothing better than hooking young people on reading...and giving them the books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  11. Looks like you read an interesting variety of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  12. Enjoy your books and the week :D

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  13. Thanks so much for reminding me about We Give Books! I'm on it!

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  14. The Corduroy books are so sweet. What a generous program We Give Books is.

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  15. I'm looking forward to reading Little Mercies though I know it's going to be a heartbreaker!

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  16. I need to read the rest of the Outlander books. I listened to book one on audio and adored it.My kids had Corduroy books growing up.

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  17. I just love the Corduroy books, I have such great memories of reading them with my parents. I'm going to have to make sure to buy them for my as of yet non existent little ones lol. I hope you like your reads this week!
    Thanks for stopping by my It's Monday post!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  18. I haven't read any of the books here, but some of them looks very interesting. Wishing you a wonderful wednesday, all the best from Anette :)

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  19. Thanks for linking the "We Give Books" - such a great program!

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