Monday, June 23, 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! 

No grandbaby news as yet ... Christine was due yesterday so now it's just the anxious wait. 
We had a lovely family get-together during the week to surprise my dad and Annette, they stayed the night, then off to the airport and the US for 3 weeks.

#bookblogwalkers update #23: Felicia's Book Blog Walkers: YAY a good week for me and Thornwood House is a long audio book (16hrs) so I'm hoping to finish it this week with more walking or maybe at the hospital :)  

Mon: 45 min fast walk with Bella
Tue: 45 min not so fast walk with Bella HA
Wed: 45 min walk with Bella
Thurs: no walk
Fri: 30 min walk
Sat: 45 min brisk walk with Bella
Sun: 20 min walk with Bella and gardening 

One of my favourite walking and photography places ... Wellington Point


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

OCEAN BEACH by Wendy Wax (Ten Beach Road #2) ~ love this series. 

LITTLE MERCIES by Heather Gudenkauf ~ I swear my heart almost stopped, a must-read!


Finished last week:

NO RIVER TOO WIDE by Emilie Richards (Goddesses Anonymous #3) ~ great series. Review Tue

AN ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon ~ finally, all 814 pages lol


This Week's Reading List: 

THORNWOOD HOUSE by Anna Romer (audiobook) ~ chapter 15 and it's wonderful

THEN CAME YOU by Jill Shalvis (Animal Magnetism #5) ~ hell yeah


MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover


Reviews Coming:

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. 


  1. So excited for you as you anticipate the birth of your grandchild! Praying for a safe, easy delivery.

  2. I hope your grandchild arrives soon!

    I liked No River Too Wide also but I haven't written my review yet. One of the many I still need to get to.The Jill Shalvis book looks like fun. I've read a couple of the Lucky Harbor books and I liked them.

  3. Little Mercies sounds very good. I have not read anything by this author. On my list. Hope the grand baby comes soon.

  4. That Wellington Point pic is great, looks like it's beautiful there. Hope the grandchild comes soon and all is well. Exciting time!

  5. I chickened out on the reread of Echo in the Bone, I figure I will pick up on the new book hopefully without too many holes in my memory. Oh yeah, I love the Animal Magnetism series - my fav by her. Will be looking forward to your review of No River Too Wide. Have great week with a grandie hopefully making an appearance. Oh and great walking this week.

  6. "Little Mercies" is a book I'm definitely going to read. I hope you will have a wonderful week, and that the baby will come soon :)

  7. Beautiful sunset; nice books for reading. Congrats in advance on the grandbaby!

  8. I'm reading Little Mercies this week. Hope that baby comes sooner rather than later!

    Keep calm and read!

  9. Your grandbaby will be here before you know it. Read away the time!

  10. Gorgeous picture! Hope your grandbaby comes soon!
    Can't wait to see what you think of Maybe Someday and Then Came You!!

  11. Can't wait to hear baby news!!! And LOVING that photo from your walk! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

  12. It's exciting and anxious to await a baby's arrival...but it's definitely worth the wait! Love your photo of Wellington Point--great inspiration to continue a walk.

    I really must read Ten Beach Road--I have a library copy that I keep renewing. And I have an ARC of Little Mercies from BEA, which I must also get to.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope your wait is over soon...

  13. Oh, I am so looking forward to Little Mercies...soon! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

    Hope the baby comes soon!

  14. I can't wait to see your review of Corduroy Lost and Found, I love those books! I'm going to have to look into The Thornwood House, and Risky Business :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  15. Oh, those babies! Taking his/her own sweet time! I really need to catch up on Jill Shalvis's Animal Magnetism series. I really liked the ones I read. Come see my busy week here. Happy reading!

  16. What a gorgeous photo! I hope the grand baby arrives soon :-)
    I've only read the first in the Shalvis series and I liked it. There are so many good series out there but not enough time, you know?

  17. You've got me curious, I've got to read Little Mercies!

  18. If that is where you get to walk, I'm totally jealous.

  19. I really need to read Maybe Someday. Great job with walking!

  20. That is awesome that you are expecting a grandchild! Must be exciting :)


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