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. In Sheila's absence, join in sharing your Monday post on twitter #IMWAYR.
On the home front:
An emotional week and a big newsy post, just not on the reading side of things! Bear with me, I'm sure things will get back to normal after Callum's 21st :)
I only get back to Toowoomba a few times a year (even though it's only a 2hr drive from Brisbane) so it was nice to take flowers out to mum at the Garden of Remembrance and spend time with a friend of 25 years. We had the yummiest lunch at the best Italian restaurant in town ... Woggies. Doesn't the dessert look gorgeous? Chocolate Bowl Strawberry Milkshake Gelato and it tasted as good as it looks!
This special package arrived from my lovely friend Julie. All the way from M&M's World in Las Vegas to Brisbane, Australia ... a year's supply of M&M's haha and a cute M&M blanket for Mia. Feeling very spoilt, thanks Julie, you're an absolute sweetie pie xx
Check out Julie's blog too, she's a talented scrapbooker :))
And the final bit of awesomeness this week ... a surprise for Nonna :)
Lots to look forward to this week, Ricky Martin concert on Tuesday and my youngest son's 21st Birthday on Friday. All the family will be here to celebrate on Saturday.
#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 :)
Didn't make target this week but I did OK. How about you?
Mon: 5621 steps
Tue: 3736 steps
Wed: 10,407 steps
Thurs: 8190 steps ~ short walk
Fri: 8831 steps
Sat: 6221 steps ~ short walk with the fam
Sun: 9141 steps ~ walk
Reviews & Posts: (click on title)
THE LAST ANNIVERSARY by Liane Moriarty (audiobook) ~ didn't really do it for me
LEAVING HOME by Jodi Picoult (audiobook) ~ three short pieces on the subject of leaving home.
Finished last week:
arghh I can't believe I didn't finish anything ... again!
ROSE UNDER FIRE by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #2) ~ audiobook. 50% done and loving it! I don't want to jinx it but it might top Code Name Verity??
WALLY THE WARM WEATHER PENGUIN by Stephanie M. Ward
CONSPIRACY GIRL by Sarah Alderson ~ my first Sarah Alderson and I really enjoyed it. Review Tue
THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE by Cynthia Hand (audiobook) ~ a departure from Cynthia Hand's usual, very moving.
GREAT-GRANDMA'S GIFTS by Marianne Jones ~ sweet children's story
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!