Monday, July 21, 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! 

Lovely visits with my darling granddaughter, she's 3 weeks old now. Thought you might like to see another photo haha ... like you get a choice ;) 


1st selfie with nonna



My oven died (only a few days without baking and I missed it like crazy) but lucky we have an electrician in the family, my son installed a new Bosch oven ... hope it's a good choice. I'm getting behind on reviews again, so wish me luck playing catch up this week. 

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.



#bookblogwalkers update #27: Felicia's Book Blog Walkers: pretty poor effort last week, only walked 2 days ... must do better!! HA

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Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

THORNWOOD HOUSE by Anna Romer (audiobook) ~ atmospheric 4.5 stars

TRAPPED AT THE ALTAR by Jane Feather ~ guest review by Karen

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Finished last week:

THE GOLDEN WIDOWS by Isolde Martyn ~ really enjoyed this one!

CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein (audiobook) ~ heartachey good

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This Week's Reading List: 


THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT by Wendy Wax (Beach Road #3)

DETAINED by Ainslie Paton 

THE ESCAPE ARTIST by Diane Chamberlain (audiobook) 

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Reviews Coming: 

DANCING ON KNIVES by Kate Forsyth ~ review Saturday

MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover ~ loved it!!

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. 




29 comments:

  1. Love that photo.

    The Chamberlain book looks very nice.

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  2. She is just too beautiful. I love your selfie :) Super duper cute!

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    1. thanks Jaime, add photos to my list of addictions bahaha

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  3. Your family is beautiful and I'm glad you got to spend some more time with your granddaughter!

    I am really behind on reviews too. I had planned to write a few more this weekend but that didn't happen. Oh well :)

    I am glad you liked Code Name Verity. I also liked the companion novel, Rose Under Fire. Another emotional read.

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    1. Thanks Christina, will check out Rose Under Fire, don't think it's on my wishlist yet. Lol about reviews, maybe we'll both do better this week ... or not ;)

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  4. I certainly understand spending time with the grand baby! I love being distracted by him. Our fridge died and thankfully can get it replaced tomorrow. Have a great week.

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    1. best distraction ever :D ... enjoy your grandson, any more photos to share??

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  5. Gorgeous photos, it is such fun watching them grow and develop their personalities. Oh, I am so crossing my fingers that you will like Detained by Ainslie Paton. I think I will read Thornwood House as my gothic - I can't believe I am reading so many Australian authors!!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn, feeling very blessed and loving the time with Mia. YAY, I think you'll enjoy Thornwood House, consider the audio ... it's really good I promise. I want to get a hold of Swimming in the Dark by NZ author Paddy Richardson, I read a fantastic review, it sounds great. Have you read any of his?

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    2. Sheree,
      Actually never heard of Paddy Richardson - so must check him out. I will consider the audio of Thornwood - good to know it is worth going that way.

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  6. Awesome picture, so nice you are enjoying time with the little one! Good luck playing catch up, I'm a little behind myself. :) The corduroy books are like comfort books, our kids had one or two of those too and they're just nice.

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    1. Good luck to both of us playing catch up this week lol. I found some of my boys Corduroy books ... very much loved, I'm sure my granddaughter will love them too.

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    1. she sure is ... I'm not biased lol

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  8. Your granddaughter is adorable!! I hope you have a great week of reading.

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  9. Wonderful photos. Such a precious little one!

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    1. Thanks Beth, I'm absolutely smitten ... can you tell? lol

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  10. Lovely photos. good luck on catching up on those reviews. Come see my week. Happy reading!

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  11. I can tell you are savoring your time with that gorgeous baby! Enjoy...they grow up sooo fast. My eldest two grandsons, both born the same month and year, are now nineteen. How did that happen? LOl

    I was happy to find The Escape Artist last week...hope to read it soon...and, of course, The House on Mermaid's Point. Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. Adorable photos! Thornwood house sounds really interesting. I liked The Collector, but then I haven't read The Witness..lol. I actually haven't read many Nora Roberts to really compare it so maybe that is why I liked it better than others. :) Happy reading!

    Stormi
    http://www.booksmoviesreviewsohmy.com/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-75/

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  13. What adorable photos. Thanks for sharing.

    I want to read Thornwood House.

    Have a wonderful reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  14. Beautiful photos! Nothing like a baby---or a wedding---is there?!

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  15. Such a sweetie :)
    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  16. Hi Sheree,

    Such lovely photos to treasure for ever. Enjoy every minute with her that you can, they are all precious.

    I am liking the sound of the Diane Chamberlain book. I haven't read any of her work yet, however she was the very first author my mother-in-law downloaded to her Kindle, when we gave it as a birthday gift. She has since grabbed all Diane's books when they are available at bargain prices and as we have a joint account on hubbies credit card, her downloads are automatically forwarded to me at the same time .... Ooops! that's another 280 books and counting that I have never even looked at!! We don't appear to have 'The Escape Artist' archived, so I shall be certain to get MIL to keep a look out for it.

    Enjoy your books this week,

    Yvonne

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  17. Babies trump books every time :-) Enjoy every moment, Sheree! So glad you were able to get a new oven. Are you enjoying Mermaid Point? I loved it!

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  18. LOVE the selfie! Grandmas are the most loved person in any family so enjoy. Gage would rather spend every day playing with Grandma than wilth me. Could be that she lets him do whatever he wants, hmm? That's what grandmas are for :)

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  19. Aww, such a sweet, beautiful baby girl!!

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