Monday, April 29, 2013

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (4.29.13)

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.

Vacation was a great - just what we needed! Aruba is one of my favorite places on earth and this was the 3rd time in the 4 years we've been married that we've been there. It really is one happy place! While hubby went out scuba diving, I would just sit at the beach and read - it was so relaxing and I got quite a lot of books read!

I was smart this time in that I took the week after vacation off as well! This allowed me to catch up on emails, the blog, laundry and everything else. We also were able to put the big boat in the water on Saturday - it was the perfect day for a nice boat ride! Summer is definitely just around the corner and I can't wait!!!

Books Completed last 2 weeks:
  • Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown (review book)
  • Bare It All by Lori Foster (review book)
  • Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire (mine)
  • The Sassy Belles by Beth Albright (review e-book)
  • If You Were Mine by Bella Andre (review e-book)
  • Ocean Beach by Wendy Wax (mine)
  • To Have and To Hold by Jane Green (mine) 
  • Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline (review book)
  • The 1st Victim by Tami Hoag (review e-book)
Reading Now: 
  • Taking Eve by Iris Johansen (library book)
  • Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich (library audio book) - car/house
  • Come Home by Lisa Scottoline (library audio book) - ipod
  • Blood Between Queens by Barbara Kyle (review book)
  • Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich (library audio book)
  • Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery (library book)
  • Odd Mom Out by Jane Porter (mine)
 Reviews Completed last 2 weeks:
 Other posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich
  • Wind Chime Point by Sherryl Woods
  • Killer in Crinoline by Duffy Brown
  • Bare It All by Lori Foster
  • Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire
  • The Sassy Belles by Beth Albright
  • If You Were Mine by Bella Andre 
  • Ocean Beach by Wendy Wax
  • To Have and To Hold by Jane Green
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • The 1st Victim by Tami Hoag
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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. You've read and reviewed such a lot of books! also your next list up looks so interesting.

    1.'s been a good few weeks of reading!

  2. Wow - good for you on the vacation! and very smart to take a week off after the trip. Nice to be able to do that.

    You did get a lot of reading done - hope you enjoyed all of them.

    Have a great week - now that you're back to regular life, ;)
    My Reading Week

    1. Yes, I was fortunate to be able to take the 2 weeks off...and it really did make a difference.

  3. Sounds like the perfect relaxing holiday and wow you read heaps. Now back to reality lol
    Have a great week and enjoy your new books. I just finished 2 wonderful Susan Mallery books from the Blackberry Island series

    1. Yes, it was very relaxing and productive!!!

      I read the two Blackberry Island books - they were both pretty good. I'll have to check out your thoughts on them!

  4. Wow, you had a great past two reading weeks! I see your reviews are stacked up (so are mine!). Enjoy your upcoming reads!

    The Monster Report

    1. Yes, that's the price to pay for getting so much reading done on vacation - having the reviews pile up! I'm hoping to make a dent in them this week.

  5. What a lovely vacation! And how wise to have some time off afterwards...coming home is sometimes hectic.

    You have several books on your list that I've loved....and some I want to read....enjoy!


    1. It's been great having the week after being away off...I feel more relaxed and ready to face work again!

  6. Glad you had a lovely vacation, and it's true, we need a week off just to recover from it! Hope you have a great week.

    1. Yes, it's funny that way, isn't it...I always come back crazed and frantic but taking this second week off really helped with that!

  7. Good to hear you enjoyed your vacation! Hope you are having a great week!

    1. Yes, Aruba was fantastic, yet again!

  8. Oh my! I feel like such a slacker! You've listed so many great books I am interested in. So happy that you enjoyed your awesome vacation. Sounds downright perfect! Enjoy your week of getting back to regular life!

    1. Thanks...luckily I do have 2 more days before it's back to the grind! Just trying to get caught up on some reviews...the never-ending saga!

    2. Sounds like a great vacation. I'm glad you had a nice time. Thanks for visiting my Monday Post. Happy reading!

  9. Aruba must be fabulous to keep you coming back! Sounds like you had a great vacation. Very smart to take time off after vacation too. Have a good week!

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  11. Your trip sounds like paradise!

    The Sassy Belles sounds adorable! I am definitely going to have to read it.

  12. So glad you had a wonderful vacation! You did get a lot of reading done in the last two weeks. I am jealous you got Taking Eve so quickly. Have a great week.

  13. Sounds gorgeous! We have been practically floating around here this weekend, it has rained so much. And, of course, the day we head back to work is gorgeous. Oh well. At least someone somewhere saw some sun! Enjoy your week!

  14. I'm glad you had a good time in Aruba. I'm definitely ready for summer weather too. Ocean Beach sounds good and so does Barefoot in the Sand. I won't be near a beach anytime soon but it will be nice to read about it anyway :)

  15. Holy smokes you are rocking the books!

  16. I'm glad you had a wonderful vacation! Odd Mom Out sounds like a great read. I will have to check it out.
    Happy Reading!

  17. I'm jealous, Aruba sounds amazing!

    Have a great reading week.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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