Monday, August 20, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (8.20.12)

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.

I finished my second read-a-thon, the Bout of Books Read-a-thon and had a great time. I ended up getting quite a bit of reading and listening time in. Now, of course, I have a ton of reviews waiting to be written, so that's what I plan on working on this week.

I'm doing well with my new fitness plan. I've managed to lose 4 pounds in 2 weeks and feel great! I also got a new pedometer - the Fitbit - which I love. Now that the weather has gotten a bit cooler, it's easier to get in those 10,000 steps I am trying to make sure I walk each day. I think the pup is also enjoying all the extra walking time!

Books Completed last week:
  • The Color of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe (review book)
  • Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller (e-book)
  • Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs (e-book)
  • Split Second by Catherine Coulter (library book)
Reading Now: 
  • Moonlight Road by Robyn Carr (library book)
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (mine)
  • A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama (review audio book) - in car/house
  • I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (library audio book) - ipod
  • The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber (library book)
  • At the King's Pleasure by Kate Emerson (mine)
  • Where Azaelas Bloom by Sherryl Woods
 Reviews Completed last week:
 Other posts related to books:
  • Bout of Books Read-a-thon: Goals
  • Stacking the Shelves: 8.19.12 
  • Bout of Books Read-a-thon: Wrap Up
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Raising Wild Ginger by Tara Woolpy
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • Angel's Peak by Robyn Carr
  • Ninepins by Rosy Thornton 
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
  • When First They Met by Debbie Macomber
  • On the Run by Iris Johansen 
  • The Color of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe
  • Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller
  • Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs
  • Split Second by Catherine Coulter
Contest information:  
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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. Having a dog definitely helps getting out to walk! I am off to walk right now;o)

  2. The Color of Tea was on my Friday Find post.

    Keep up the good work with your walking.

  3. Good on you for getting into the walking. I must find my pedometer and get into using it again; it is a good gauge for knowing if you're doing enough!
    Wolf hall seems very popular. I'll add it to my list! :)

  4. I just finished Big Sky Country too! I can't wait to read your review.

    Happy reading!

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

  5. Yay - congrats on the weight loss and on finishing the Bout-of-Books. I wish I had participated but I love seeing how everyone did.

  6. You have a lot of authors listed that I used to read consistently but have majorly slacked on lately. I'm going to have to do something about that.

  7. I'm itching to get my hands on a copy of A Hundred Flowers :)

    I hope you're enjoying Wolf Hall as much as I did!

    Have a great week of reading :)


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