Monday, August 19, 2013

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (8.19.13)

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 great week filled with lots of family-time! We spent three days at the beach with my sister-in-law and her 4 year-old son, and my in-laws came over one day. Then we spent a day with my family for a joint christening for 2 of the 3 babies born this year. As one of seven, it's not often that we all get together, especially with us spread out up and down the east coast of the US and one in London. So, when we are all in one place, it's great hanging out. I definitely treasure these times - all my siblings in one place with all their kids.

Here's a picture of all of parents, the seven kids and all their significant others and 9 grandkids. I'm on the left. 

Needless to say with all the family stuff going on, I wasn't very active on the blog, but I did get a bit of reading in.

Books Completed last week

  • Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller (review e-book)
  • Cloaked in Malice by Annette Blair (mine)
  • Three Little Words by Susan Mallery (review book)
Reading Now:  
  • The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers (library book, Book Lovers Unite Book Club read-a-long) 
  • Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan (library audio book) - car
  • Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (mine, #CTBS, #AustenInAugustRBR)
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen (mine, #CTBS, #AustenInAugustRBR)
  • The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen (mine, #CTBS)
  • A Fitting End by Melissa Bourbon (mine, #CTBS)

 Reviews Completed last week: 
Books for which I need to finish reviews: 
  • The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley
  • Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
  • Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen
  • Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
  • The Witness by Nora Roberts
  • Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller
  • Cloaked in Malice by Annette Blair
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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!


  1. I'm astonished that you were able to finish so much with all of the family things going on! Have a good reading week!

    Here's my It's Monday!

  2. Have a great Bout of Books week. Curious to see what you think of The Comfort of Lies.

  3. Sounds like you had an awesome week. I have such a small family that we can gather in an old-fashioned phone booth.

    Here is my Monday Report. Have a great week!

  4. Oh that looks like a fantastic family get together. I love that picture!

    You have a lot of Jane coming up :) I need to read Sense and Sensibility again before the year is up. I haven't read it in a couple of years.

  5. I have The Comfort of Lies on my wishlist. I read another book by this author and liked it. I also have The Witness by Nora Roberts for when I want to indulge :) Hope you enjoy those Tess Gerritsen books--she is in my top ten authors of all time! Loved them all. Enjoy.

  6. The family photo is wonderful. Enjoy your family and your reading, Kristin!

  7. I really enjoyed Maine...and The Witness. Have a great week...thanks for sharing your family celebration.


  8. Sounds like your week went very well. Nice family pic.

    I see you're reading the Rizzoli & Isles series. I'm hoping to start it soon. Hope you're enjoying it!

  9. How wonderful that you were all together. Great family photo. I read Three Little Words too.

  10. I love Jane Austen. Persuasion is one of my favorite novels. It's been awhile since I had the fun of rereading it though I did get to read a YA book based on it last year (For Darkness Shows the Stars).

    I hope you are enjoying Maine. I read The Engagements and loved it so I want to try her other books too.

    This past weekend my sister and I went on vacation to celebrate my birthday which was a lot of fun but I didn't have as much time to get caught up on reading. I am planning to sign up for Bout of Books today to remedy that!

  11. Looks like a great family time. Great when you can all manage to be together for something special.
    I still have to catch up on last year's Fool's Gold series, I keep getting side tracked!

  12. What a great family photo, you might not be all together very often but I bet you have some pretty special memories. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your new reads :)

  13. Nice photo...sounds like a great week for you book wise and family wise.

    ENJOY this week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading


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