Sunday, August 02, 2015

It's Sunday/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.

Wow July disappeared in the blink of an eye didn't it? This is the first time I've been organised enough to post this on Sunday night. Yay me ... 'scuse me while I bask in success for just a moment, it may not happen again ;)

Eldest son is doing much better, after 3 weeks off work the pleuritic pain has mostly eased and he's hoping to be back at work this roster. 

#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 :)  

Woot woot, in again for August. This keeps me moving and sane. Thanks Felicia and Jen :)
I had a good week and Bella was happy to get a few walks.

Fitbit Steps: 
Mon: 9851 steps ~ short walk
Tue:  7196 steps 
Wed: 4139 steps 
Thurs: 10,080 steps ~ walk with Bella
Fri: 9474 steps ~ walk with Mia
Sat: 8424 steps ~ short walk with Bella
Sun: 9100 steps ~ walk with Bella



HEART OF THE COUNTRY by Tricia Stringer - 2 print copies and 1 eBook copy. Enter here. LAST CHANCE


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)

RACING THE SUN by Karina Halle ~ loved it! Italy here I come ...

CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLE ~ palace, Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette's estate. Paris in July post 


Finished last week:

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

WE NEVER ASKED FOR WINGS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh ~ crushing on this author!


This Week's Reading List: 

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

BLACK-EYED SUSANS by Julia Heaberlin

ALMOST FRENCH by Sarah Turnball (audiobook) ~ a fun listen, 2 hrs to go


Reviews Coming: 

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

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

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. You had an excellent week for steps!
    Looking forward to your upcoming book reviews. Have a great week!

  2. Wow you did great with all those steps, I need to get walking again. Might start when the kids are in school since it's easier to leave the house when they aren't there :)
    July did go very fast which means summer is almost over, I enjoy summer but my favorite season will be coming soon, everything Pumpkin Season!

    Have a great week, Teddyree! Happy Reading!

  3. Glad to hear your son is feeling better! I have a FitBit too. Of course, I'm not walking near as far as I used to (pregnant right now), but it definitely helps me try to remain active. I'm not really familiar with the books that you featured this week, but I hope you enjoy them all! Have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  4. Glad your son is doing better- he's had his hands full! And I can't believe July is gone- I've been thinking about fall approaching and that seems weird, our winter last year was long and now fall is comig again.

    Nice post on the Chateau de Versailles, love those pics!Looks awesome. And On Rue Tatin- will keep an eye out. Hope you had a good weekend, and have a wonderful week.

  5. I'm kind of sad that August is here already. This summer is going by too fast. Winter seems to linger forever here.

    I'm looking forward to your review of We Never Asked for Wings.Black Eyed Susans also sounds really good.

    Glad to hear your son is on the mend. Have a great week!

  6. Oh, I loved Black-Eyed Susans....hope you do, too.. I got my copy of We Never Asked for Wings, as you know.

    Glad your son is feeling better. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Great job on the stops and I'm glad to hear your son is doing better. That must be awful. You've got some great books coming up. I'm looking forward to your reviews on My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry and The Canterbury Sisters. Have a great week!

  8. Black Eyed-Susans was so good.Enjoy your glory...and maybe it will happen again next week. hehe. Glad your son is doing better!

  9. The two books you reviewed sound great! Off to check them out.... Enjoy your week!

  10. Cheering for the Sunday night post achievement. I did notice Sheila saying she might have the IMWAYR up again possibly this week so I am keeping an eye out in case.
    I saw your 5 stars for The Precious One on GR so thought I might get it in audio from Audible. I added The Beast's Garden to my NetGalley, I won't get to it for awhile but can't pass by a good thing! Glad your son is improving - nasty!

  11. I didn't request the Kate Forsythe and I hope I don't regret it. Am very keen to hear what you think.

    Glad your eldest continues to improve and is back on his feet soon.

    And yes... where the hell did July go?!

  12. Excellent books finished, reviewing or coming forward! Enjoy.

  13. Glad your son is feeling better!

    On Rue Tatin sounds really good! I think I checked it out last summer for Paris in July but then never got a chance to read it. I will have to try again!

  14. Glad your son is feeling better!

    On Rue Tatin sounds really good! I think I checked it out last summer for Paris in July but then never got a chance to read it. I will have to try again!

  15. I am SO excited you're going to read Black-Eyed Susans...eeek!!! I hope you love it!
    I really want to read Racing the Sun after your review. I could use an Italy escape right about now. :)
    I'm so glad to hear your son is doing better! Great news!
    Great job on steps for the week. :)

  16. I love the sound of your past and current reads! I just have to start reading Karina Halle! I have heard only amazing things about her... and she's very sweet in person :) I have read some great reviews about Black-Eyed Susans, and I hope you'll enjoy that as much as other bloggers.
    Good job on your fit bloggers, too. You've walked quite a lot of steps.
    Have a fantastic week and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews


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