Monday, April 13, 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!

Keeping Sheila and her family in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs across the miles xx

On the home front: 
I posted a few reviews last week. I'm by no means caught up but hey I posted. And I'm not adding much to my reading list this week as time will be limited. Another busy week with appointments and getting stuff done for my son's 21st. 

My reward for being good ... I'm off to watch Game of Thrones and then Outlander and then ... that's it, I haven't been that good. 

#FitReaders Weekly Check-In: 

#FitReaders co-hosted by Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking AboutFitReaders 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 :) 

Step average was on target but I didn't take Bella for any walks and she is not happy about that!  

Fitbit Steps: 
Mon: 6103 steps
Tue:  14,295 steps
Wed:  9568 steps
Thurs: 6033 steps 
Fri:  13,724 steps 
Sat: 5491 steps 
Sun: 5133 steps 


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

SCENT OF TRIUMPH by Jan Moran ~ review and giveaway

INSIDE THE O'BRIEN'S by Lisa Genova ~ education and awareness gently wrapped in humour and heart. 

LAST CALL by Alice Clayton (Cocktail #5) ~ short & sweet guest review by Karen


Finished last week:

CONSPIRACY GIRL by Sarah Alderson ~ my first Sarah Alderson and I really enjoyed it. 



This Week's Reading List: 

A DESPERATE FORTUNE by Susanna Kearsley

ROSE UNDER FIRE by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #2) ~ audiobook


Reviews Coming:

WILD WOOD by Posie Graeme-Evans ~ great time slip novel

GREAT-GRANDMA'S GIFTS by Marianne Jones ~ sweet little children's story

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

THE LAST ANNIVERSARY by Liane Moriarty (audiobook)

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. 


  1. Two excellent books to read this week! I loved A Desperate Fortune (still need to read the review) and Rose Under Fire is so sad and moving.

    I am currently reading Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. I was reading it last night till almost 9 when Game of Thrones started. I was so happy to finally watch it when it airs instead of waiting till the series is out on DVD next year. I thought it was a good opening episode. Unfortunately I'll have to wait to watch Outlander since Starz doesn't have the same cable free option that HBO Now has.

  2. Great job with steps! I've been hearing great things about the Lisa Geneva book. I may need to add that one to my list. I saw so much chatter about the return of GoT last night. I feel like I've been missing out. :)

    I hope you have a great week and enjoy your reading!

  3. So many lovely choices! I am looking forward to Inside the O'Briens...and now I'm curious about The Last Time We Say Goodbye.

    Congrats on your continued fitness success!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.....

  4. I was telling Brian this weekend in Vegas that I wish I had a FitBit ... cause ALL the walking I did this weekend would have been enough steps to fill my entire YEAR!! LOL!!!!!!

  5. like your reads. Looking forward to your review of the Moriarty book.

  6. Great stepping. I hope it all goes just as planned and hoped for the 21st. Looks like I am going to be learning about some new books and authors as you post your reviews.

  7. Inside the O'Briens is on my list to read this year, if I ever get to Still Alice, that is. I'm so ashamed of myself. I haven't kept a log of my #FitReaders steps or movement this past week. Yikes! In my defense, I did get out and mow my lawn and weed-eat. That counts for something, right?

  8. Yay! Game of Thrones - Winter is coming and I for one can't wait!!

    Esp now we have to wait until October for the new season of Walking Dead!

    I'll be curious to hear if Liane Moriarty's earlier books are as good as her last two.

    Since Sheila is off-blog right now I will post my Monday link here Brona's Books

  9. I want to get to Rose Under Fire. Hope to get to Outlander (part 1) on DVD soon! Can't convince my hubby to get the channel for just one show. He has no idea. Have a great week.

  10. Great job getting in your steps! I'm currently reading The Diamond Conspiracy by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. Lovely steampunk. And the bad guy reveal was awesome (I don't read anything about books ahead of time and had no clue who it was this time around until it was revealed very early in the book).

  11. I've enjoyed Kearsley's books in the past. I will look forward to your thoughts on this new one. Have a great week 7Happy Birthday to your son.

  12. I should join your #FitReaders challenge because I hate to think how few steps I do!!!!

    Love the way you've summarised Inside The O'Briens there!

  13. Jason has strong-armed me into watching Game of Thrones, but he let me start with last season. we're halfway through. And loving Outlander of course :)


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