Monday, September 15, 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! 

A long week with a wry neck ... what a stupid name for something causing so much pain and just a few tears. So grateful to be on the mend now.  


#bookblogwalkers update #35: Felicia's Book Blog Walkers: love that so many of my friends are doing Felicia's challenge to move and get healthy. If you also have a fitbit and want to add me, let me know :) 

Even though I didn't do too much exercise-walking last week I did get lots of steps in as it was more painful sitting and laying down than it was being upright. I walked to appointments as I would have been a danger in the car, not being able to turn my head lol

Mon: 45 min walk with Bella (11,653) 
Tue: 20 min walk with Bella to Vet (9089 steps)
Wed: (10,159 steps)
Thurs: walk to appointment (8047 steps)
Fri: (10,060 steps) 
Sat: rest (3075 steps)
Sun: (7062 steps)



Wonderful giveaway on Sherryl Caulfield's Blog - author of the beautiful Iceberg Trilogy. And it's INTERNATIONAL ... go, go, go.

Many of you know how much I loved Seldom Come By (1st book in the trilogy) a 5 star favourite earlier this year and I've just finished Come What May ... oh my heart! Review on Friday and goodies :)

Enter here 

  1. A personally autographed and dedicated copy of Seldom Come By
  2. A personally autographed and dedicated copy of Come What May
  3. A Paullina Simons autographed copy of her novel, The Bronze Horseman

Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover ~ my first CoHo, won't be my last. 4.5 stars

LYREBIRD HILL by Anna Romer ~ exquisite, a 5 star favourite this year


Finished last week:

You don't want to miss these reviews and giveaways .... AWESOMENESS

BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth ~ for book tour. review & giveaway Thurs

COME WHAT MAY by Sherryl Caulfield (The Iceberg Trilogy #2) ~ review & giveaway Fri


This Week's Reading List: 

OUTBACK GHOST by Rachael Johns (Bunyip Bay #3)

LARGER THAN LIFE by Jodi Picoult (novella prequel to Leaving Time)

THE BREWER'S TALE by Karen Brooks

THE TIME OF SINGING by Elizabeth Chadwick (William Marshall #4) ~ audiobook 50% done


Reviews Coming: 

FOREVER SHELTERED by Deanna Roy ~ (The Forever Series #3) ~ guest review by Karen Tue. Review so touching it made me cry! 

ACCIDENTS OF MARRIAGE by Randy Susan Meyers ~ intense, emotional, loved it!

THE DARKEST HOUR by Barbara Erskine (audiobook) ~ great, love Barbara Erskine


  1. Sorry to hear about your neck... hope you feel better soon. The Iceberg trilogy looks like a nice read.

  2. I do hope your neck pain is over.
    Looks like you have had some very good reading. I have to check several of these titles. Continued Happy Reading!

  3. Sorry to hear you've had a 'wry' neck...glad to hear you are feeling better.

    I loved Sherryl Caulfield's debut novel and am really excited for the release of the second.

    I gave my husband a Fitbit last weekend as a combined Anniversary/Father's Day gift...I was kind of hopeful he wouldn't find it useful and then I could claim it...but so far it is encouraging him to make sure he gets up and about more often throughout the day as his occupation requires him to sit for hours on end.

  4. I want to read the Jodi Picoult book:)

    Add me on fitbit!! :)

    Here is my It's Monday post

    1. Sent you friend request Kym ... see you on fitbit :)

  5. I have all your current reads on my tbr list :) I hope you enjoy all of them.
    My It's Monday! Post
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  6. Have entered the Sherryl Caulfield giveaway, thanks for drawing attention to it. I must read the first book which now sits on my ereader. I have Outback Ghost on the horizon too, but need to read Sunnyvale Girls first which is set in Australia too.

    1. Oops my sympathy on the painful neck, does not sound like fun. Great walking though!!

  7. Sorry about the neck! I felt something on Friday and got really scared, but I think the yoga scared it away

  8. I just had my left leg amputated in May, and have recently gotten to the point to be able to walk without a cane. I am jealous of your walking, but I am getting back to where I can walk up the street and back! LOL Here is my Monday Keep hoofing, I will be right behind ya soon!

  9. sorry about your neck! Glad you're recovering!

  10. I hope your neck feels better soon. I have a Fitbit too but had a moment of panic on Sunday when I couldn't find it. I searched the house and finally grabbed a flashlight to look under the couch where the little thing was finally located. I really should replace the carrier that lets me clip it to my waistband instead of just keeping it in a pocket. Come see my week. Happy reading!

  11. Sorry to hear about your neck! I've had the flu for a couple of weeks and I know I've felt just miserably (and full of self pity!!!).

    Glad you like Lyrebird Hill. I loved it as well.


  12. Oh no! Sorry about your neck, glad it is better. I've never heard it called 'wry' we call it something else here. I hope to get a Fit Bit for my birthday in a couple of weeks.

  13. Oh, I can relate to the neck thing...and "wry" is definitely the wrong word for such pain. Hope you feel better soon...mine comes and goes.

    I am so looking forward to the new Jodi Picoult...and have Larger than Life on Sparky...maybe I'll get to it this week!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week!

  14. Sorry you are not up to par; hope you feel better soon!
    I'm so glad to discover some new titles and authors you raved about! Wow, thank you for some of these tips--the only book I read of yours was Accidents of Marriage and agree it was really good. I am putting Anna Romer down on my check-it-out list and Colleen Hoover, The Brewer's Tale and Bitter Greens. Have a better week ahead and enjoy your books.

  15. I'm sorry you have had a painful neck, I hope it has been taken care of. I'm reading Lyrebird Hill this week, seems like I'm in for a treat.

    Happy reading!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  16. I don't think I have heard of any of the books your reading so I hope you are enjoying them. :)

    Hope your neck is better soon,
    The Week In Review

  17. Oooh, excited for Larger than Life--let me know what you think! :)
    Great job with your walking!

  18. Feel better!!!!! Want me to send you some more canned pumpkin to help?? *wink* :)

  19. I hope your neck continues to heal and that your week improves.

  20. I just read an interview with the author of Accidents of Marriage. It sounds like a good read so I'll be watching for your review!

  21. And I hope your neck is back to 100% feeling good very soon!


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