Monday, February 09, 2015

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: 
A quieter week, family time, reading time and more OD-ing on Scandal, I've finished season 3. I got some blog work done but I'm still a little behind with reviews. Less Scandal more reviews lol


Nothing like a beautiful sunrise to start your day right :) I took this one on Lady Elliot Island with my iphone as the lens of my DSLR camera couldn't cope with the humidity change from inside to outside at 4.30am. The colour was amazing and this photo is completely unedited, geez I wish I could have got it on my good camera ... apparently the only way around it is get up earlier and give your lens time to adapt to the change in temperature. 

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Giveaway:

REBEL QUEEN by Michelle Moran ~ autographed copy along with a beautiful bangle from India. International. Ends Sunday Feb 15th
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Reviews & Posts: (click on title)


LEAVING TIME by Jodi Picoult ~ LOVED the elephants and intriguing mystery. 

GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY WITH MICHELLE MORAN, AUTHOR OF REBEL QUEEN~ fascinating guest post on Janam Kundlis (astrological charts in India)

THE MAXWELL SISTERS by Loretta Hill ~ wine, romance and family reconnecting

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Finished last week:

THE MIME ORDER by Samantha Shannon (Bone Season #2) ~ slow start and then addictive. 

THE SEAFRONT TEA ROOMS by Vanessa Greene ~ lovely easy read full of comfort food, just what I needed.

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This Week's Reading List: 



I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman ~ page 30

JILTED by Rachael Johns

THE ROAD TO HOPE by Rachael Johns

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins (audiobook) ~ 20% done

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Reviews Coming:

THE VIOLETS OF MARCH by Sarah Jio ~ this one was a win from Stacy @Stacy's Books quite a few years ago. Love Sarah Jio's writing and enjoyed this little treasure. 

KEEP QUIET by Lisa Scottoline (audiobook) ~ heartbreaking mess but I really enjoyed my first Lisa Scottoline read. 

THE TUDOR VENDETTA by C.W. Gortner (The Spymaster Chronicles #3) ~ enjoyed it and surreal to be visiting Westminster, walking London and Southwalk while reading this one. 

THE WINTER CROWN by Elizabeth Chadwick (Eleanor of Aquitaine #2) ~ (audiobook) finally finished. I know it took me a while but that's not a reflection on how good it was ... excellent!! 


27 comments:

  1. The girl on the train is the one I am eyeing!

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    1. I'm almost halfway through Mystica, it's compelling listening but I'm still not sure what I think.

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  2. Photo is amazing. Didn't know fancy camera was so delcate in terms of humidity. Looking forward to all the reviews. I hope to get to The Road to Hope soon. After reading your thoughts on Leaving Time I am putting it on my sure to read list. All the best for the coming week.

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    1. Ooh I'm glad about Leaving time Kathryn. I want to get to Jilted before The Road to Hope, did you know it's a follow up on the characters from Jilted?

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  3. What a gorgeous scene! I'm looking forward to reading Johns newest soon :)

    Have a great week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. I always look forward to Rachael's books, none have disappointed. Thanks for stopping by Shelleyrae!

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  4. That is without doubt, one of the best sunrise pics I've ever seen - great capture :-)

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    1. aww thanks so much, that's lovely of you to say :)

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  5. That is a beautiful picture. Everybody is reading Girl on the Train, but I just can't jump on the bandwagon. Hope you enjoy it, and have a great week.

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  6. That photo is stunning.

    On the book front, I hope you enjoy The Girl on the Train. I've seen a few reviews of I Was Here and have to admit I'm getting increasingly tempted!

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    1. Thanks Deb, it was beautiful to witness! The Girl on the Train is a compelling listen but I'm still not sure I actually like it lol

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  7. What a gorgeous sunrise photo. Amazing what you can get on a phone!

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  8. Beautiful picture! It would be worth getting up that early in the morning to see that view :)

    I want to read I Was Here. I look forward to hearing what you thought of it. I hope I get the chance to read Leaving Time soon too.

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  9. The Girl on the Train is the popular choice this week. Lovely sunset picture. More reviews less Scandal, lol.

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    1. thanks B, I was amazed at the colours!

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  11. Lovely sunrise. Personally, I prefer to sleep through them. I hope you have another great reading week. You can see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. that's usually me Kathy, I'm not a morning person lol but I was already up checking for turtle hatchlings so the sunrise was an added bonus :)

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  12. Wow, what a beautiful photo!

    Happy Reading this week!

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  13. Quiet weeks are good. And great sunrise, I hope we get to see more pics of Lady Elliott. Looks like a beautiful place. I have Girl On The Train too (who doesn't?) but not to it yet- will be anxious to see waht you think. Have a great week!

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  14. Gorgeous Picture! I'm glad I'm not the only one glutting on romance novels right now.

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  15. Oh, you have had a good week...enjoy your books, and thanks for visiting my blog. I loved The Girl on the Train.

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  16. I so want to read The Girl on the Train and may just have to settle for the audio. The waiting list at the library for the paper copy is very long.

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  17. You know my thoughts on Girl On The Train lol! :) Have a super week!

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  18. I want to watch Scandal but I have zero time for binge watching these days :) Gage will be in school for more than 10 hours a week soon, right?

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