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:Good week of reading, not so great on blog work or reviews ... oh well can't win 'em all. Friday is Scandal Day (the bad thing about being caught up is waiting for a new episode each week) and then we have granddaughter for a sleepover. She is growing up soooo fast, can hardly believe it. Hubby and I also caught up on Vikings (freakin' awesome show) and Chicago Fire. I might start Wolf Hall this week, anyone watched it? I think I need another show to get addicted to ... I miss binge-watching. Or I could catch up on book reviews ... hmm.
FitReaders Weekly Check-In:
#FitReaders co-hosted by Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About. FitReaders is a great way to stay motivated, accountable and it's more fun having bloggy friends to check in with. If you also have a fitbit and want to add me, let me know :)
Reasonable week, some days better than others. We had a few days of revolting humidity, I hid in the aircon and walked up and down our stairs and the hallway, boring as batshit but better than nothing.
Mon: 8093 steps
Tue: 8028 steps
Wed: 6075 steps
Thurs: 12,115 steps ~ walk with Bella
Fri: 6029 steps ~ short walk with Mia
Sat: 5129 steps ~ play in pool with Mia
Sun: 11,035 steps ~ swim & 40min walk along esplanade with the family. Finished with fish & chips :)
Manly esplanade, Brisbane
beautiful light, the setting sun hitting the boat masts was just gorgeous
ONE WISH by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point #7) ~ US Only. Giveaway ends 15th March. Enter here.
Reviews & Posts: (click on title)
THE GIRLS OF MISCHIEF BAY by Susan Mallery (Mischief Bay #1) ~ loved it! Weekend Cooking post (Chicken Pesto Pizza)
ONE WISH by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point #7) ~ guest review by Karen + giveaway
Finished last week:
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!
MIST OF MIDNIGHT by Sandra Bryd (The Daughters of Hampshire #1) ~ book tour review next week.
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.
This Week's Reading List:
TURTLE REEF by Jennifer Scoullar ~ page 45
INSIDE THE O'BRIEN'S by Lisa Genova
THE LAST ANNIVERSARY by Liane Moriarty (audiobook) ~ chapter 6
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 ;)
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.
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 TAPESTRY by Nancy Bilyeau (Joanna Stafford #3) ~ blog tour review 17th March