September 6, 2015

Weekly Wrap. Fitreaders Check in.

 badge for Sunday PostIt's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sheila at Book Journey runs It's Monday! What Are You Reading? While this  meme is not fully active at present I will be linking up as well to the Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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Exercise goal for the week accomplished and signed up again for the month of September. You have no idea how this and my fitbit motivates me to get out and get walking!

What I read last week:

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Come Home to Me was a novella - I enjoy Jessica Scott's contemp romances involving returned military people.
Daughters-in-Law was okay, and made one less book on my TBR bookshelf.
Rainy Day Sisters was the only review book for this week, a good read.
Down the Rabbit Hole - memoir. Found it interesting. If you are interested in a review see  Sheila's Review over at Book Journey as I pretty much agree with her. 
The Lost Night was my audiobook and was a good light read.
The Perfect Summer was a mystery/women's fiction/romance. Liked it, it kept me engaged all way through.
Still the One.  Catching up on Animal Magnetism series. Loved it as I do all these books by JS.

What I am reading at present:

I am listening to:
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I am reading:

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Thank goodness I finally found this on a bookshelf in a store.  Haunted one store and they were so slow to stock it, but when I visited another today they had it. And even better still I had a gift card for that store! I said the shop assistant "I like reading this New Zealand author, she writes a couple of addictive series I love reading.".  She takes the book out of the bag again and says "Oh yes, well  I have heard of her." As Nalini Singh says she is not so well known here in NZ - I live among a lot of readers who need to appreciate her more. Of course the discerning among us do!

Gone reading!

Up next:

A Window Opens   Elisabeth Egan  - heard some good things about this book.

Posts from the last week:



31 comments:

  1. Wow, a big reading week last week Kathryn and it sounds like you enjoyed them which was good.

    Surprisingly I've heard of Nalini Singh but haven't read any of her work as they're a bit outside my genre of interest (and you know how narrow that is!!!).

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    1. Yes it does depend on the genre read.

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  2. Rainy Day sisters looks nice. and I like seeing "where" you read in your monthly wrap- what a great idea! That would be fun to keep track of.

    Have a super week!

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    1. Thanks Greg. Actually got that idea from Nise!

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  3. You read a lot this week. Great job. The Perfect Summer is the only book that I have read. I am thinking of rereading Luanne Rice's book in the near future.

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    1. Yes I really like her books, but Beach Girls remains my fav. I read a lot because I didn't stop to write reviews!!

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  4. Yay for all the reads! Love Shalvis and had a great time with that one. Hope you have a great reading week :D

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    1. Yes, yay for JS. Was so happy to see her honored this year by RWA.

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  5. Glad you're doing so well with exercising! Looks like you had a good reading week, hope the next is too. :)

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    1. Limping around today, sore and got no idea why. Age!!

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  6. The cover for Rainy Day Sisters is so cute.
    Isn't FitReaders great? The support of all who sign up is such a great motivation. All the best to you.

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    1. Agreed Melissa, it is just the best idea, because I like to exercise alone but still have that support from FitReaders.

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  7. You read practically one book per day last week, wow ! I love Nalini Singh, her characters are always engaging and I like the way she depicts relationships, heartwarming. That cover of The perfect summer made me sigh with envy... Have a great week-end ;)

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  8. The fitreaders challenge sure helps me too :)

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  9. I love Nalini Singh, too, and I find it so strange that she is less known in NZ than she is elsewhere. I got Archangel's Enigma last week on audio for review, but i haven't started listeining to it yet.
    You got some great books this past week, I hope you'll enjoy them all.
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  10. As you know, I got Rainy Day Sisters and I'm looking forward to it. I am also curious about The Perfect Summer and Down the Rabbit Hole.

    Enjoy your books and your week...and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  11. I also enjoy Jill Shalvis. I just finished the next book in the series: ALL I WANT. It comes out in October.

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  12. I've only read one book in the Animal Magnetism series but need to read more. Rainy Day Sisters also looks good to me. I have heard of Nalini Singh but haven't read anything by her. I hope you enjoy your new one!

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  13. Wow, you read a lot this week! I want to read the Holly Madison book, I always enjoyed that show. Sorry you haven't been seeing my comments, I'm getting error messages when I comment here now. So I'm using my ipad to visit those where I can't comment with the computer. #richpeopleproblems

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    1. It's so strange Elizabeth, I changed back to embedded comments so I can answer each comment easily, although I was aware that meant for some reason you couldn't comment. Laughing at the hashtag. Every so often I know I am having a #richpeopleproblem and I still get uppity and frustrated. Funny the iPad lets you on it.

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  14. I want to read Rainy Day Sisters; glad you enjoyed it!
    Down the Rabbit Hole, maybe, since I read Sheila's review before too.
    And the animal magnetism series sounds good to me-- I keep forgetting to look for it.
    Have a good week reading, Kathryn.


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  15. I've heard of Nalini Singh, not read any of her books but the cover, wow it is breathtaking!

    The playboy mansion always makes me laugh so Holly's memoir may be a good read!

    Have a great week!

    Heather | Random Redheaded Ramblings

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  16. Great job on Fitreaders! I still need to read Jill Shalvis (I know I have a couple of her books) and Nalini Singh's books sound really interesting. Have a great week!

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  17. Great week for reading and your fitness goals! I did well on both fronts too. I need to start the Animal Magnetism series. I've got to get my monthly wrap-up done!

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  18. I sure do Fitreaders as I'm hit or miss on my own. Was doing okay but slacking lately. And that's an impressive haul of books. Have a great holiday weekend and enjoy those new reads.

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/09/06/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-128-and-the-sunday-post/

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  19. I know what you mean with fitreaders and fitbit ... I'm not sure I'd cope without it lol. Keep up the good work Kathryn. I'm up to date with the Animal Magnetism series aww I do love it. Book 7 is out early Oct so not too long to wait. Rainy Day Sisters is the one on your list calling my name. Looking forward to your review. haha glad you got your hands on a copy of Archangel's Enigma.
    Have a wonderful week my friend :)

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    1. Talk about getting obsessed over a book! I didn't dare read anything else till I had read AE as I knew I would be harsh about it! Got the next Animal Mag from NetGalley so thought I better get my act together and read the one I already had!

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  20. Ha- we read a book with the same title by different authors. :-) I would probably like the Animal Magnetism series but haven't fit one in yet. I have not read Nalini Singh yet although I have been interested in several. I've been concerned her romance scenes might be too steamy for my tastes. How would you rate them?
    Have a great week.

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    1. Her romance can be steamy, or rather sensual, but it doesn't take up a lot of the book. What I tend to do is gloss over if they are above my steamy coping mechanisms! So far the one I am reading has been mild because one of the main characters has taken a vow of celibacy. That will fall by the end pages. Like you I didn't read these books for a very long time because I thought they would be too steamy, but not as much as I thought they would be.

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  21. Isn't it so great how much the Fitbit keeps us motivated! I love it! I hope you have a great week!! Enjoy your reads!

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  22. Glad you liked Rainy Day Sisters. I'll be reading it soon.

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