Monday, September 22, 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! 

On the home front:  blessed to have lots of time with my granddaughter last week, even a sleepover ... she makes my heart happy. I'm picking up a friend in Toowoomba today, she's staying a few days and we're pretty excited about going to the Robbie Williams concert. Really not sure what I'll have time for reading or blog wise ... we'll see.


#bookblogwalkers update #36: 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 :) 

A pretty good week and my legs muscles are telling me I did a little bit of work haha

Mon: 30 min walk with Bella (10,324) 
Tue: stress walking and 45 min walk with Bella (14,557)
Wed: rest (5043 steps)
Thurs: 30 min walk with Bella &  15 min exercises (8047 steps)
Fri: dancing & pacing with Mia (8072 steps) 
Sat: 1 hour walk with Bella (13,730 steps)
Sun: vigorous housework *uggh* (10,033 steps)



BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth ~ 1 print copy. US only. Enter here
Historical fiction/Fairytale Re-telling. Pure magic!

SELDOM COME BY & COME WHAT MAY by Sherryl Caulfield ~ Book 1 & 2 of the epic Iceberg Trilogy. 1 print copy of each and it's INTERNATIONAL. Enter here

*Be quick Sherryl Caulfield also has a wonderful 3 book giveaway on her blog - enter here. 3 days left, open til 25th September.*


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

COME WHAT MAY by Sherryl Caulfield (The Iceberg Trilogy #2) ~ oh my heart, I loved it!

BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth ~ 5 stars and pure magic.  

FOREVER SHELTERED by Deanna Roy ~ (The Forever Series #3) ~ heartfelt review by Karen


Finished last week:

OUTBACK GHOST by Rachael Johns (Bunyip Bay #3) ~ my favourite of the series

LARGER THAN LIFE by Jodi Picoult (novella prequel to Leaving Time) ~ excellent, made me cry.


This Week's Reading List:  

THE BREWER'S TALE by Karen Brooks

THE TIME OF SINGING by Elizabeth Chadwick (William Marshall #4) ~ audiobook 75% done

BIG LITTLE LIES by Lianne Moriarty (audiobook) ~ library borrowbox


Reviews Coming: 

IN YOUR DREAMS by Kristan Higgins (Blue Heron #4) ~ guest review by Karen Tue

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

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


  1. I cannot believe how BIG she is already!!! ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Wow, great head control on tummy time! Do you love that the walking, bouncing, swaying all counts a steps! I have been spending two days a week with Cole and hope it can continue. Enjoy the concert.

  3. Grandbaby is just so precious and beautiful!! Hold her tight--they grow too too quickly.

    I keep seeing Big Little Lies. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. I'm glad you got to spend more time with your granddaughter and I hope you have a fantastic visit with your friend.

    I loved Big Little Lies and I bet the audio version is good too.

  5. I do so like your reading list for this week.

  6. What a beautiful baby Mia is, enjoy every minute. So I wondered why I had put Deanna Roy into my wishlist, now I know! Pleased you enjoyed Outback Ghost as that is my next read.

    Good work on the exercise - the weather here has turned back to winter, I did plan to go out today but arrived home wet and cold and lit the fire instead!

  7. I so want a fitbit, one day :)
    And such a cute baby

  8. Your grand-daughter is a cutie! I'm intrigued by the walking group as I've seen a few bloggers mention it and I certainly need a push in that direction.

  9. Mia has beautiful eyes! Enjoy your Robbie Williams concert, I've heard it's very good!

    Enjoy your reads, you have great selections!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  10. Great review and giveaway of Bitter Greens... sounds like a very good book. I think The Brewers Tale and Big Little Lies (that seems to be popular) look good also. Enjoy your week, and the concert too! :)

  11. Such a precious stage. With my daughter-in-law going back to work next month, I'll be watching baby Michael (2 months old) one day a week.

    Great books in your post, especially your giveaways. Enjoy your week.

    My recap:

  12. Wonderful photos of your granddaughter. You have many interesting titles on your blog. Have a great week.

  13. I am so glad that I got Big Little Lies as a review book, so I didn't feel guilty about reading it right away.

    I have Accidents of Marriage, but since I bought it, there is a queue...and skipping ahead is not permitted! Wait! I can change the rules, right?

    I may just do that after clearing a couple of these review books off my list.

    Love seeing the updates on your adorable granddaughter....thanks for sharing.


  14. Your book for this week all look so good! I might have to look them all up. :)

    Happy reading!

  15. What an adorable Grandchild! Congrats on your walking progress.
    The Brewer's Tale looks really good.

    My week:

  16. Mia is just adorable, so pleased you get to spend some time with her. Robbie Williams is wonderful and I'm sure you had a great time. You certainly have some eclectic titles listed. I am really keen to read Come What May.

  17. Your granddaughter is gorgeous :)

  18. What an adorable baby! Hope you enjoy Big Little Lies, it's one of my recent favorites. I'm looking forward to reading Accidents of Marriage.


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