Monday, October 06, 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:
Trip to Goulburn for my Aunt's funeral, thanks everyone for the good wishes. Bittersweet ... great catching up with uncles, aunts and cousins (Dad is one of 8) but sad that big family get-togethers are often due to funerals. Since getting back I've not really been in the mood to blog (you might have noticed) ... so I haven't. Still working on the guilt side of things lol. It's a public holiday here today so I'm running behind but my mission now is to get back on track. 


Eilean Donan 
Photo by Mark Nicol

Lots of time with darling Mia again last week and hopefully more this week, trying to squeeze in as much as I can as there's only a bit over 2 weeks until I'm off to the UK and Scotland. So very blessed to be sharing a trip of a life time with my best friend and her daughter ... whoop whoop and I'm beyond excited to be visiting places I've been visiting in historical fiction reads for years and some I've only dreamed of. 


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#bookblogwalkers update #37: 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 :) 

Mon: flight to  Canberra - airport walking (6839 steps) 
Tue:  flight Canberra to Sydney to Brisbane - airport walking (7888 steps)
Wed: walk with Bella (12,044 steps)
Thurs: no walk (6504 steps)
Fri: walk with Mia & Bella (12,146 steps) 
Sat: exercises at home (8025 steps)
Sun: shopping centre walk (11,560)

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Giveway Winners: emails on the way


SELDOM COME BY & COME WHAT MAY by Sherryl Caulfield ~ 

Congrats:
Rita H ~ Seldom Come By

Kathryn T ~ Come What May





BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth ~ Congrats to Katherine P










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Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

not a thing 

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Finished last week:

zip, nothing, nada. 

My library borrow of Big Little Lies was corrupt so I didn't have an audiobook for flight. But all good now so I'm on it this week.

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This Week's Reading List:  


THE BREWER'S TALE by Karen Brooks ~ page 300 ... great read so far 

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

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Reviews Coming: 

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.

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



32 comments:

  1. I like your reads for this week.

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  2. Have fun on your trip! What a wonderful opportunity! I hope you get the chance to see some of the places you've been reading about. Visiting the UK is on my bucket list.

    Enjoy the time with Mia and I hope you like your books.

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    1. That's mostly what we're doing Christina, we've got a historical bucket list and we'll be ticking off a lot ... so excited!!

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  3. Looking forward to the Jodie Picoult novella review

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  4. I really enjoyed Outback Ghost too! Only 2 weeks to go, how exciting!

    Enjoy your selections this week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Wasn't it great, is your review up? I'll pop over to your blog :)

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  5. HUGS!!!!!!! Have fun on your trip!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Julie ... expect lots of photos on FB lol

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  6. What a lovely photo of the castle at the top. Enjoy your trip...I will imagine it and love it vicariously. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks Laurel, I've done that aplenty and now I'm the one going ... hoping to share lots of photos.

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  7. Sorry you had a sad week but you have a great one coming up! Scotland, just wow, envious of you but wishing you a wonderful trip and hope you will have photos to share when you return. Thanks for the book I won--appreciate it very much! Enjoy your week.

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    1. Thanks Rita and I hope you love Seldom Come By as much as I did, can't wait to read your thoughts :)

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  8. Enjoy the trip! I am a new Pinterest, Twitter, and Networked Blogs follower today!

    Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic - My Monday

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    1. Thanks Guy and thanks for the follow :)

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  9. Looks like a fabulous trip coming up (and love that pic- the bridge and castle are awesome). Hope your week is good and enjoy Big Little Lies.

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    1. Enjoying Big Little Lies so far Greg, and I can't wait to take my own photos of all the beautiful scenery, castles etc

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  10. So much to comment on. Noticed you missing on your blog! But life has to be lived. Awesome steps, I noticed those on Fitbit - hmmm airport walking would get in a lot of steps and no weather!

    Pity about corrupt audio, a nuisance when you were away and could do nothing about it.

    OMG England and Scotland how wonderful - look forward to some posts on that! Scotland has always appealed to me for some reason. Always looks so scenic.

    Blissful winner here! So excited - I am sure I will love it, must start on the first very soon.

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    1. I can't wait to hear what you think of Seldom Come By and Come What May should be with you shortly. I'm hoping to post photos of our trip on my blog but not sure how much service and data I'll have. Definitely FB ... I'll see if I can find you on FB?

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  11. I am supposed to get Brooks :) can't wait

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    1. It's fantastic B ... pretty horrific time.

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  12. Lucky, lucky you! Nothing like a dream vacation with a friend and her daughter! Enjoy.

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  13. Sorry your audiobook did not work for the trip. Your upcoming trip sounds wonderful. Both places are on my bucket travel list. Loving on the babies helps with sadness and whatever ails you!

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    1. you are so right Nise, nothing like a cuddle with your grandbaby :)

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  14. Congrats Rita and Kathryn on winning a copy of one of my Iceberg Trilogy books. They are on their way. Thanks to everyone who entered and Thanks so much Teddyree for running this comp! xo

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    1. very happy to share my love of your Iceberg Trilogy Sherryl, I hope Rita and Kathryn love them as much as I do. I haven't forgotten I've also got the ebook giveaways to do. Hugs x

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  15. I still to date have not read a Jodi Picoult book, I will get around to it one day.

    I can't believe how quickly your trip is coming up. I think after enjoying the Outlander series....I would just want to immerse myself in Scotland. Lovely photo of Eilean Donan. You are going to miss your little Mia though!

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    1. I'm definitely going to miss Mia, will have to Skype the big kids and hopefully they'll send photos to keep me going while I'm away. Getting very excited. I want my own stunning photos of Eilean Donan lol

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  16. I really want to read Bitter Greens. Your upcoming trip sounds exciting -- hope you get to London & Edinburgh. I spent a few days in London last month and went back to Edinburgh two years ago. My mother and grandmother were born in Scotland.

    Thanks for visiting my Sunday/Monday post.

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    1. That's a big YES Catherine, we've got a week in London at the end of our trip and we're staying a night or 2 in Edinburgh :)

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