Monday, July 27, 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.

Thanks for all the get well wishes for my son last week. He's still in a fair bit of pain but apparently that can last for weeks, if not months. As you can imagine, he's not impressed.

#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 :)  

A few good days but just slightly under target this week

Fitbit Steps: 
Mon: 5202 steps 
Tue:  9079 steps ~ short walk
Wed: 11,527 steps ~ walk with Bella
Thurs: 8450 steps 
Fri: 5595 steps 
Sat: 9040 steps ~ long walk
Sun: 6138 steps



HEART OF THE COUNTRY by Tricia Stringer - wonderful Australian historical fiction. Up for grabs ... 2 print copies and 1 eBook copy. Enter here


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES by Laura Dave ~ wine and messy family stuff. Loved it :)

HEART OF THE COUNTRY by Tricia Stringer ~ wonderful Aussie historical fiction + giveaway

Finished last week:

ON RUE TATIN: LIVING AND COOKING IN A FRENCH TOWN by Susan Herrmann Loomis ~ wonderful for anyone dreaming of living in France

RACING THE SUN by Karina Halle ~ loved it! Blog tour 30th

THE PRECIOUS ONE by Marisa de los Santos (audiobook) ~ messy family stuff at its best!


This Week's Reading List: 

THE COLOR OF LIGHT by Emilie Richards (Goddesses Anonymous #4) ~ page 60 ... I adore this series.

WE NEVER ASKED FOR WINGS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

THE BEAST'S GARDEN by Kate Forsyth ~ so excited to read Kate's latest

ALMOST FRENCH by Sarah Turnball (audiobook) ~ 2hrs in


Reviews Coming: 

MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE'S SORRY by Erik Backman ~ I enjoyed this one but not quite as much as A Man Called Ove


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


  1. Hope your son continues to improve...

    I've still got your 800 Grapes review to read in my reader - am so behind it's ridiculous!

    Some great new books there so keen to hear what they're like!

  2. I'm sorry to hear that your son is still in pain :( I hope Anthony makes a full recovery soon.

    I want to read We Never Asked for Wings and I look forward to your thoughts on it! I still haven't read The Language of Flowers though I've heard it is really good.

  3. The idea of being in pain for a long time would excite no one! Oh The Precious One does sound great. Have it earmarked at Audible. Hope you love The Color of Light too. Still did great walking even though your target was slightly unreached. I've had a lazy start to this week's one so will have to walk every day now!

  4. I do hope that your son recovers fast.
    The books you have for this week look so good. The Colour of Light is the one that really interests me.

  5. Best wishes for your son's speedy recovery!

  6. Sending good wishes for your son.
    I need to try the Emilie Richards series!

  7. Hoping he gets better soon!!! LOVING the photo!! Can't wait to see your review on this THE WATER DIVINER!! I am intrigued!!!!!

  8. I haven't heard of any of the books you read or are planning to read but I hope you enjoy them all. Come see my weekly report. Happy reading!

  9. I'm sorry your son is still in a lot of pain. I hope he's better soon. I loved your review of 800 Grapes and am so glad you enjoyed it. Now you are making me think I HAVE to read Racing the Sun! I wasn't convinced and didn't even have it on my TBR list, but I trust your judgement!

  10. Hope your son is better soon....

    Enjoy your walking and reading. I am expecting We Never Asked for Wings in my mailbox this week.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  11. Lovely park :)
    have a great week!

  12. I've been seeing Eight Hundred Grapes around a lot lately - I'm glad you loved it! I thought the quote you shared (about the title) was so much fun!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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