Monday, July 02, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (7.2.12)




It’s Monday What Are you Reading , hosted by Sheila, is the perfect way for me to begin my week and allows me to focus on what needs to be read and to see what I have or have not accomplished the previous week. I also enjoy discovering new books by visiting other participants blogs.

Last week was a busy week with Audio Book Week and Jenn over at Devourer of Books did a great job posting some really good discussion posts. I participated all week and even managed to get to some of my audio reviews! 

This week I'm hoping to get in a lot of reading time, especially with July 4th happening right in the middle of the week. That means a sailing day for my husband and a reading day for me! Then there's a regatta next weekend, so that means two full days of sailing for hubby and two full days of reading for me!!! That rocking chair on the porch is calling out to me!

Books Completed last week:

  • Summer Nights by Susan Mallery (review book)
  • Midnight Promises by Sherryl Woods (review book)
  • That Holiday Feeling by Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods, Robyn Carr (e-book)
  • Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr (e-book)
Reading Now: 
  • The Queen's Vow by CW Gortner (review book)
  • Spring Fever by Mary Kaye Andrews (review audio book) - in car/house
  • Still Missing by Chevy Stevens (library audio book) - ipod
Next:   
  • Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand (library book)
  • Ninepins by Rosy Thornton (review book)
  • The Color of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe (review book)
Reviews completed last week:
Other Posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Raising Wild Ginger by Tara Woolpy
  • The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig
  • By Hook or By Crook by Betty Hechtman
  • Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs
  • The Last Queen by CW Gortner
  • Wallflower in Bloom by Claire Cook
  • Return to Rose Cottage by Sherryl Woods 
  • Midnight Promises by Sherryl Woods 
  • That Holiday Feeling by Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods,  Robyn Carr
  • Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr
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What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!

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  1. Yay for Robyn Carr!! Such a great new voice in romance!

    Happy reading this week! :) The Brunette Librarian Blog

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    1. She really goes write great romances - not too cheesy but always with a good message.

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  2. You did a lot last week, especially with Audio Book week. I just discovered audio books, and I see you are an avid audio listener. I have no book tours for this summer. Just playing catch up on review copies. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. I only have a few tours as of now. I'm hoping to balance them with my own books so I can make a dent in my huge tbr pile!

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  3. I've heard great things about the Queen's Vow and I think you'll enjoy it. And you sure do have a lot of reviews to write!

    Check out my post here: www.rachelrmrblog.blogspot.com

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    1. So far, The Queen's Vow is good, but I'm only a few pages in.

      I always have a ton of reviews to do, but stopped freaking out about the long list. I will get to the reviews as I get to them and that works for me - no need stressing over them anymore!

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  4. I really enjoyed Ninepins and Wallflower in Bloom. Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I'm looking forward to starting Ninepins soon. I read another book by Rosy Thornton - The Tapestry of Love - and really enjoyed that one. Wallflower in Bloom was really cute!

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  5. You are a reading machine! I am so impressed! I wish I could read like that!

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    1. Some weeks are definitely better than others!

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  6. CW Gortner is an amazing author. I read Ninepins last week and really enjoyed it. I hope you do too!

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    1. Yes, he is. I'm loving The Queen's Vow.

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  7. Great list of books. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks...I'm looking forward to reading all these books!

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  8. I'd love to have 2 full days for reading. That sounds wonderful. I hope you get some relaxing reading time this week!

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  9. Impressive reading week, hope you're recovering well from your surgery. Looks like you've got some wonderful reading time coming up ... perfect way to recuperate :)

    I love Christopher's writing too and I enjoyed The Queen's Vow but The Last Queen & Confessions of Catherine de Medici are still my favourites. Still Missing blew me away ...

    Thanks for visiting and for your get well wishes :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to getting lots of reading time in!

      I just read The Last Queen and loved that one, too.

      Still Missing is very intense, but I am liking it!

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  10. Enjoy your days of extra reading!

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  11. Lucky you, with all that extra reading time! I generally love Mary Kay Andrews. I enjoyed the one C. W. Gortner book I've read as well and need to read more of his work. Still Missing has been highly recommended to me by numerous people. I'm sure I'll get to it someday. Enjoy your reading!

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    1. I just finished listening to Spring Fever this morning and it was good. I've only read one other of her books and now I can't wait to get more of books.

      Which book of Gortner's did you read? I really like his writing.

      Still Missing is very intense, but very good.

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  12. I really need to start reading the Virgin River series again, is Carr still writing new books for it? Kristin, I hope you have a fantastic week hun! :)

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    1. It's really good and yes, she has 3 new books out this year in the series - the first is already out.

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  13. looking forward to your review of "By Hook or By Crook"

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    1. It was a cute book - have you read any of the other books in the series?

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  14. I only got into audio books last August. Over the weekend I downloaded Overdrive to have even more access.

    My favorite read last week was The Bride's Kimono by Sujata Massey. Please come see what else I'm reading.

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    1. I'm now addicted to audio books - I always have one going in the car and now have one on my iPod for when I go walking.

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  15. The Color of Tea sounds really interesting. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. It does and I can't wait to read it.

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  16. I haven't read Still Missing yet but I did read Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens and enjoyed it

    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Still Missing is very intense, but very good. I'm going to have to check out Never Knowing.

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  17. I enjoyed Audiobook Week too. Was nice to find some more audiobook lovers. I have Still Missing in print but haven't gotten to it yet. Perhaps audio is the way to go. I read Summerland already, it was very good. Have a great holiday.

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    1. It's a really intense book. I'm looking forward to starting Summerland later this week. I love her books!

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  18. Mondays are such a challenge, it's always a joy to start with Sheila's meme, I totally agree. I don't recognize your books, either, which is actually kinda fun. So many wonderful books!!!! ENJOY!!

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