Monday, June 22, 2015

It's Monday: Check-In Time

Linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and It's Monday! What are You Reading? hosted by Sheila from Book JourneyIn Sheila's absence, share your Monday post on twitter #IMWAYR. 

A few family hiccups meant it wasn't quite the organised week I'd planned. I didn't get ahead with reviews (surprise, surprise lol) but I did still get 2 posted. Busy week coming up, end of the week my granddaughter turns 1 (J yippee and L waahh I wish taking the batteries out of the clock helped) and we are having a big family celebration here. I need to get a move on with the photo/scrapbook album I'm doing. And my dad will be staying later in the week.  

#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 :) 

Yay finally back on target. The timer is working for the days were I spend a lot of time on the laptop blogging or photo editing. 

Fitbit Steps: 
Mon: 13,698 steps ~ woohoo running after Mia :)
Tue:  8448 steps
Wed: 9681 steps ~ walk with Bella
Thurs: 5523 steps
Fri: 8036 steps
Sat: 5058 steps 
Sun:  8162 steps ~ walk and gardening


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

THE CONFECTIONER'S TALE by Laura Madeleine ~ Weekend Cooking post ... Paris yummies!

5 MORE REASONS NOT TO MISS - STILL THE ONE by Jill Shalvis (Animal Magnetism #6) 


Finished last week:


THE WATER DIVINER by Andrew Anastasios and Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios (audiobook) ~ I bawled my eyes out! 


This Week's Reading List: 

EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES by Laura Dave ~ I think it was Brandie's wonderful review of this one that had me pushing it to the top of my reading pile. Page 75 and loving it already.

SIX DEGREES by Honey Brown ~ can't wait! 

THE PRECIOUS ONE by Marisa de los Santos (audiobook)


Reviews Coming: 

THE GUEST COTTAGE by Nancy Thayer ~ I liked this a lot

THE COLOR OF OUR SKY by Amita Trasi ~ traumatic

THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George (audiobook) ~ enjoyable


  1. Happy birthday to Mia! How quickly time flies!

    I am starting to get caught up with my reviews but I still have a long way to go. There are still books from last year that I need to read and review. Don't know when I'll get to them!

    I am reading The Guest Cottage right now. I just started it this afternoon because I was in the mood for something light and summery. I've got Eight Hundred Grapes for review too so I am looking forward to your thoughts on that one. Have a great week!

  2. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your current books! :)

    Week in Review

  3. Happy 1st birthday to Mia! Hope the party is a raging success. Keep up the good work in your workouts. And enjoy your books :)

  4. Wow, a 1st birthday already! Where did the year go? I know how fast it all flies, since my two oldest grandsons both turned 20 in, they are not twins...but "twin cousins," I guess.

    Enjoy the new week. I loved Eight Hundred Grapes and The Guest Cottage.


  5. Mia is 1 already! It goes too fast. Happy Birthday, Mia!

    I am SO glad to hear you're enjoying 800 Grapes. I just adored that book! And thank you so much for the mention. :)

    Great job on steps!! I hope you have a wonderful week.

  6. Well done on the steps!!!

    I didn't know there was a new Honey Brown out. Will have to check it out. Am a little intrigued by The Precious One as well.

  7. Oh Mia is one, how fast it goes but what an adorable age. Great work on the stepping. So you put a timer going when you are on the computer? I should do that - it is so easy for hours to pass quickly. The Guest Cottage was good, I am getting a little hazy but that was the one where both families turned up to the same place for a holiday I think. Enjoy the coming week with the celebration and visit.

    1. That's it exactly Kathryn, I set the timer every hour, and walk for 5 mins, around the house and up and down the stairs. Not 'exercise' as such but moving has still got to be better than sitting at the laptop all day. Yes your memory is right on with The Guest Cottage, I liked it too.

  8. I've read about 800 grapes on a few blogs recently and it does sound good, although not my normal read. Will look forward to your review.

  9. Have a wonderful birthday Mia!

  10. Yea! I'm so glad the timer is working!! I also like finding each other on Twitter for some extra motivation!

    Congrats on Mia's first birthday! Enjoy!

  11. She cant be ONE already!?!??!?! How did that happen???? I can't wait to see the pics from the upcoming party!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Enjoy your week! Sounds like it will be a fun busy one. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  13. Have a wonderful celebration for Mia, Sheree. Good job on the exercise. It's amazing how many steps we can get chasing after the little ones :)

  14. Running after Mia seems to be a great workout :)

  15. We had such a great time with Cole's party. I hope to get some pictures posted soon. I downloaded Still the One on audio based on your review! Glad you had a great week of activity.


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