Monday, March 16, 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: 
Dodgy week for book reviews and not much reading but on a good note I spent some time with a girlfriend and did a pile of photo editing and then put an order in for canvases while there was a terrific sale on. Can't wait to see some of my photos on canvas. It's hard to pick favourites from so many beautiful places but Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland was top of the list of favourite places to photograph. 



Love these 2 views of Eilean Donan

Thames River & boardwalk



I do have 2 reviews completed for book tours this week. Very unlike me to have posts scheduled in advance ... yay me :) and don't fall over, I might even try and get an audiobook review post done for the weekend (no pressure lol)

Friday was our standing 'Scandal' date and then we had Mia for a sleepover, I love that it's become a regular thing. Mike and I have so much fun with her. She's now climbing and moving like a little demon :)


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Giveaway:

Winner of ONE WISH by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point #7) ~ Congrats to lag123

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Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

THE VIOLETS OF MARCH by Sarah Jio ~ I love Sarah Jio's writing and enjoyed this little treasure. 

#FITREADERS WEEKLY CHECK-IN ~ a reasonable week, a walk to the local pet store and the cutest photo of Mia patting an orphaned baby Sun Conure ... what a treat!

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Finished last week:

TURTLE REEF by Jennifer Scoullar ~ extra special since I've not long been on Lady Elliot Island with the turtles. 

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This Week's Reading List: 


INSIDE THE O'BRIEN'S by Lisa Genova ~ page 57 

CONFESS by Colleen Hoover ~ can't wait

THE LAST ANNIVERSARY by Liane Moriarty (audiobook) ~ chapter 20, don't seem to be able to concentrate on this one, maybe I'm just not in the mood?

THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF by Norman Doidge (audiobook) ~ 50% done. Fascinating stuff but I can only listen to so much before my eyes glaze over ;) 

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Reviews Coming:

THE TAPESTRY by Nancy Bilyeau (Joanna Stafford #3) ~ book tour review Tue

MIST OF MIDNIGHT by Sandra Bryd (The Daughters of Hampshire #1) ~ book tour review Wed.

TELL THE TRUTH by Katherine Howell (Ella Marconi #8) ~ great installment, sad it's the last in the Ella Marconi series ... for now. I'm not ready for goodbye!

THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE by Cynthia Hand (audiobook) ~ a departure from Cynthia Hand's usual, very moving. 

LEAVING HOME by Jodi Picoult (audiobook) ~ three short pieces on the subject of leaving home. 

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. 



31 comments:

  1. I have that Sarah Jio book on my TBR list...I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

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    1. hope you like it Melinda, Sarah Jio is fast becoming a fave author!

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  2. Love those images!

    I'm yet to read any Liane Moriarty but really want to!

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    1. Thanks Deb. The Husband's Secret is still my favourite Liane Moriarty, hope you pick one up soon. Great on audio and lots to pick from on Borrow Box

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  3. Such beautiful pictures! And it's always so nice to have posts already scheduled :)

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    1. It doesn't happen very often Belle, I'm usually doing review posts on the day they're due lol

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  4. Those images are gorgeous, will look great on canvas, amazing how they do it. Go Mia! Explorer extroadinaire! Big new world. Reminds me I forgot to put up my winner for One Wish. Must go and do it.

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    1. Just got the first canvas back (London Bridge) and it's even better than I expected, very excited about getting the rest! Isn't it a wonderful age, everything is so new and exciting for them no matter how ordinary :)

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  5. I like the Lisa Genova and Liane Moriarty books. I hope I can track those two down.

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    1. I loved Still Alice so I'm hoping this one is just as good.

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  6. Your photos are just gorgeous Teddyree and will look sensational on a canvas....let me know when you are taking orders lol.

    I am extremely jealous that you have a Colleen Hoover book on your read list for next week...if you run out of time I'll happily read it on your behalf!

    Struggling to keep up with work and kids at the moment so I'm a little behind on my reading too.

    Go Mia!

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    1. Thanks Karen, if I get my act together you might actually get a calendar by Christmas lol. And don't worry you can borrow Confess, I'm making time for it :)

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  7. Love the pictures and the video of Mia. Glad you got to spend some time with her :)

    My sister and her husband are in the UK now and she's been sending me pictures of her travels. They are also going to Scotland but only to Edinburgh.

    It is nice when you are able to write reviews ahead of time isn't it? I was able to write two over the weekend which doesn't usually happen for me either!

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    1. Very lucky getting to spend time with my granddaughter every week, she is such a little darling! Ooh I'd be back in the UK tomorrow if money grew on trees and I could take my whole family with me lol. We we had 2 nights in Edinburgh.

      Well done to both of us on the reviews ... now if we could just keep it up HA

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  8. Such beautiful photographs. They will look wonderful on canvas. And that sweet baby Mia. Such a charmer. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thanks Kay and yes she's a sweetheart but I'm a wee bit biased. Hope you have a wonderful week too!

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  9. So many things I love about this post! Your pictures are incredible. Wow!

    It's so sweet that Mia gets to spend the night with you. I know how much it means to me when my parents keep our daughter for sleepovers twice a month. We got a date night Friday night thanks to them!

    CONFESS!! You can only imagine how happy seeing that on your line up makes me. :) Lol. I hope you enjoy! Happy Reading!

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  10. Those photos are just gorgeous!! And she is soooooooooo precious! LOVED hearing the frustrated grunt from her! Miss those days! LOL!!!!

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  11. Your photos are beautiful. I love that castle, we have been there a couple of times and it always feels magical. I am reading the Liane Moriarty at the moment on my kindle, I am enjoying it, I hope you get into it more. Happy reading :)

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  12. What fun to watch the video of Mia...none of this technology was around for my kids, but for the grandkids, yes.

    Your book week looks great, too...I enjoyed The Last Anniversary and hope to read Inside the O'Briens, too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and happy reading, etc. Love those photographs, and that one of the Thames River and boardwalk is awesome. The shadows on the walk and the sun shining through the branches....wow!

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  13. You have a busy week ahead of you!

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  14. All four of those will look gorgeous on canvas. I'm actually just a tad bit jealous.

    Have a great week!

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  15. Your photos are beautiful. I was in London last September, so a few of your pics brought back nice memories for me. You've got some nice books in your reading queue...enjoy!

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  16. Lovely photos! I would love them on canvas too. I am anticipating Cole crawling and climbing, but am in no hurry. I have too much baby proofing to do around the house! Looking forward to Confess too.

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  17. Those are gorgeous photos!

    I have some posts pre-scheduled for once as well. I made myself write some reviews before I picked up a new book. We'll see if I can make it a regular habit...

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  18. I love the photos..beautiful. we've been having Sophia overnight and adore spending extra time with her. Mia is getting big.

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  19. Those photos are beautiful with a touch of mystical! I'm glad you are having such fun with Mia. I hope you have a good week and happy reading!

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  20. Stunning photos Sheree!
    I'm also looking forward to reading Turtle Reef and Inside the OBriens

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  21. Wowsa!! Those photos are gorgeous,

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