Monday, July 07, 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! 

Such a beautiful, busy, special week just gone and a joy watching Anthony and Christine with their darling little Mia. I'm loving the visits and cuddle time and I'm seriously in heaven taking photos. My Dad & Annette return from the US later in the week and they're excited to see their great granddaughter, 1st great granddaughter in the family. 

Mia 9 days old



#bookblogwalkers update #25: Felicia's Book Blog Walkers: I missed the last check-in but I did squeeze in a little walking. 

Mon: 30 min walk
Tue: 45 min walk 
Wed: 45 min walk 
Thurs: 30 min walk with Bella
Fri: 20 min walk with Bella
Sat: no walk
Sun: photo editing day :)

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Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

oops ... nothing apart from my Monday post last week but cuddling my granddaughter beats book reviews any day lol

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Finished last week:

RISKY BUSINESS by Amy Andrews ~ review Tue

THEN CAME YOU by Jill Shalvis (Animal Magnetism #5) ~ review Thurs

MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover ~ loved it!!

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This Week's Reading List: 


DANCING ON KNIVES by Kate Forsyth

THE GOLDEN WIDOWS by Isolde Martyn

THORNWOOD HOUSE by Anna Romer (audiobook) ~ only an hour or two to go

CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein (audiobook)

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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. 




28 comments:

  1. Looking forward to your reviews on Thornwood House and Dancing On Knives.

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    1. Thornwood House was great, can't believe I hadn't come across this Australian author.

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  2. Mia is beautiful! I'm so glad to see you loved Maybe Someday!!

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    1. Maybe Someday was so refreshingly different, so glad I finally read it! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Oh she is so beautiful, enjoy such precious time

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. I'm loving it Shelleyrae, probably won't get much done for a while but ... like you said, it's precious time :)

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  4. Congratulations on the birth of your grand-daughter. She is beautiful. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks so much Pat, thanks for visiting :)

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    1. lol she is, isn't she Julie ... I'm not one bit biased :))

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  6. You are so right...babies take precedence over other things...enjoy! She is gorgeous. Here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES POST

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    1. Thanks Laurel, I'm making the most of my time with her because all too soon, my son will be back at work and their little family will be so much busier. Thanks for visiting :)

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  7. Your granddaughter is so cute! Thanks for sharing the picture.

    I downloaded the audiobook version of Code Name Verity when it was free through Sync but I haven't listened to it yet. I have a feeling it will be just as powerful (or maybe more) as reading the print version of the story.

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    1. I'll probably bore everyone with lots more pics Christina lol. I tried to get it free with Sync but just couldn't figure it out so I used audible credits ... the narration is good and I'm enjoying it so far.

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  8. That baby is just gorgeous. You have a great skill with photography, I see. I have heard Code Name Verity is a lovely story, enjoy it and all the rest.

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    1. Aww thanks Rita, I've been getting lots of practice and I'm over the moon with the photos I've taken of the little cutie pie. You just can't have too many photos I say. Only a few chapters in but I'm enjoying Code Name Verity so far, the narration is good.

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  9. You are doing great with the camera, gorgeous photo. I am looking forward to Then Came You by Jill Shalvis arriving any day now. I won't be putting it at the bottom of my TBR pile! Have a great week and lots of cuddles.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn, I'm over the moon with the photos I've taken and my son and daughter in law are thrilled. They grow so quickly, it's wonderful to have these precious memories preserved.
      I enjoyed Then Came You, not my favourite of the series but still good. Does Jill Shalvis ever write a bad book? lol

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    1. hope so B, I enjoyed her last one so I've got my fingers crossed.

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  11. What a great wide awake shot! It may be awhile for our reading mojo to come back with these grand babies! I hope you enjoy Code Name Verity as much as I did. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks Nise, I know exactly what you mean ... book reviews vs cuddle time. Cuddles win lol. I'm only a couple of chapters in with Code Name Verity but I'm enjoying it and the narration is great so I'm happy :)

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  12. Congratulations again, Mia is adorable. Not sure how you are getting any reading done around her.

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    1. lol Mandy, it's the reviews I'm finding hard to do, not the reading :)

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  13. Beautiful grandbaby! You've been reading what look like fun titles. Tempting!
    Have another lovely, cuddly week.:-)

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  14. Thornewood House looks really good and Mia is beautiful! Congrats :)

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