Monday, October 21, 2013

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (10.21.13)



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.


Another week of little to no reading...again due to the puppy, but also because my 8-year-old niece came to stay with us for a few days. It was a fun visit with a trip to the Bronx Zoo - a place I haven't been to in years - and the highlight of the day was the camel ride! My sister and her 6 month old met us and the weather was perfect for walking around - and great for getting in those steps!!! (Grand total of 16,424 steps that day.)

I'm hoping that this week will be much more quiet so that not only can I get some reading time in, but also I can get some much needed blogging time in.


Books Completed last week:
  • Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen (library book/audio book)
 
Reading Now:   
  • Before I Met You by Lisa Jewell (review book)
  • The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman (mine, book lovers unite book club book)
  • The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan (library audio book) - car
  • Light of the Moon by Luanne Rice (library audio book) - iPod
 
Next:  
  • The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins (review e-book)
  • Only Yours by Susan Mallery (library book)
  • The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen (library book)
 
Reviews Completed last week

 
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  • Only Mine by Susan Mallery
  • Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann
 
Contest information:   
  • None right now...check back soon!

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. PUPPY!!!! Ok you know that I totally forgive you if there was a puppy involved LOL :)

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    1. OMG...I totally forget how much work a new puppy is!!! Good thing she is totally cute and loveable!!!

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  2. any dog involves a lot of work!

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    1. It definitely does and the two of them are keeping me quite busy!

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  3. I'm eager to read Christmas at the Beach...and the new book with these characters coming in the spring.

    What a great week you had...the horseback riding looks like fun.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.

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    1. We were actually on a camel...

      I am very eager for the next book by Wendy Wax - such a fun series!

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  4. Good to hear you had such a great time with your niece :) enjoy your week!

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  5. Good to hear that you had fun!! Hope you have an amazing week and that sounded like some great reads!

    My Monday’s list!

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    1. Thanks...I'm looking forward to all my books this week - just hope I can get to them all!

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  6. I love this meme because I learn new news as I go along. It was good to hear there is another of Wendy Wax coming out in the beach series. Hope you enjoy The Perfect Match. Will be interested to see what you think of Honor.

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    1. Yes, I like this meme for that reason, too! I enjoy the Beach series and the short story was a good set up for it.

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  7. Wow looks like you have an awesome week ahead of you. Happy reading! :)

    By the way, we are celebrating 300 Facebook “Likes” on the blog so make sure to stop by and enter!

    Our list
    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

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    1. Yes, I can't wait to get to all my books - hopefully I get lots of reading time in!!!

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  8. Did I miss puppy photos? I remember vividly how much work they are (but so worth it lol) like having another baby but the good thing being my son was old enough to help take care of our Bella. The zoo trip with your niece sounds like a lot of fun.

    Like you, I didn't get much reading or blogging done so I'm hoping to play catch up this week, good luck with it.

    PS what step counter do you use, I've recently got a fitbit and was surprised what hard work it is to reach 10,000 steps/day

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    1. I posted the puppy photos in last week's post. It's a lot of work, but a lot of fun, too!

      I have a fitbit, too! It can be challenging to get those 10K steps in each day. Let me know if you want to be friends on fitbit - it's a great motivator to try to be at the top of the leader board!

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  9. We have a puppy in our house as well! I hope you will have more quality reading time soon. Ideally, the puppy will be near you or in your lap, asleep, while you enjoy a few chapters in a book or two.

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    1. Yes - yesterday she actually climbed up onto the couch next to me, curled up and fell asleep. It was really cute!

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  10. Yay on getting those steps in! My step count has been way down due to the bad back. I just got Hunting Eve and look forward to reading it. Have a great week.

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    1. Hope your back is doing better! I loved the Eve series - so good!

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  11. You certainly had a busy week.

    Enjoy this week.

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

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    1. Yes, quite busy and am really hoping this week is much quieter!

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  12. Enjoy your reading and have a great week!

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  13. The zoo is always a lot of fun! It's so nice to live close to family and be able to spend time with them. :)
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Yes - we do try to get together every once in a while. I hadn't been to the zoo in a while and we lucked out with the weather.

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  14. Sounds like you had a great time with your niece and that you are enjoying your new puppy. I do hope you get some time to relax with a good book. I really liked The Perfect Match. It was a fun story. I also really liked The Engagements.

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    1. I've read quite a few books by Kristan Higgins and am looking forward to this next one! The Engagements is really interesting so far!

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  15. I hope you are enjoying your reads this week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  16. I love that pic with the camel! You niece must love you. The last time I went to the zoo was this summer in Switzerland and we rode on an elephant. Cool!

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