September 13, 2015

Weekly Wrap. Fitreaders Check In.

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Linking up as well to the Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  Also
Sheila at Book Journey runs It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I believe it may be back this week.

Hope you all had a great week. I have been waging war on ANTS! They swarmed into the kitchen, possibly looking for water. I've tried lemon, vinegar, talc, cinnamon to rid myself of them. They dislike all these, but none of the afore mentioned worked fully. My kitchen looks like a war zone at night with it all sprinkled around. Time for stronger measures.

Doing some last minute planning for the end of the week as I am off to visit Melbourne, Australia for a week at the end of this week. Never been there so excited to get acquainted. Just a four hour flight away! Kindle loaded for the flight.

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Mission accomplished for the week.  Nice and steady, nothing extroadinary.

What I read last week:


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After angsting about buying a copy of Archangel's Enigma a week ago, I now have two copies as publisher sent one! Oops! Anyway a 5 star read.

A Window Opens was very good.   
The Escape was #3 in a series and very enjoyable, Mary Balogh is an excellent writer as you'd expect.  
Wild at Heart came of my TBR shelf and was a good 3 star read.  This month I have been reading a few of my own books which is great.


What I am reading at present:

Listening To:
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Reading:
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Reading next:

Fatal Frenzy by Marie Force:  As soon as it is published it will be on my Kindle!
The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak.
The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos  will be my next audiobook.

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36 comments:

  1. I just saw a couple of Marie Force books in Walmart book section today and it reminded me that I had the very first one on my kindle from long ago. I assume this is the same series, with a MC in Washington DC? Off to do more research. I have read a couple of Cathy Lamb's books and liked them.

    Enjoy your vacation! I'm so envious; it's on my bucket list :) Share photos, please.

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    1. Yes these ones are set in Washington DC, and I adore them, total icing on the cake. Love them. I will take a few photos, but not much of a photographer!

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  2. I had a problem with ants a few years ago- somehow they got in and got into the cat food. I sprayed quite a bit where I thought they were coming in, and it did the trick- but they can be a pain!

    Enjoy your trip to Melbourne!

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    1. Thanks Greg. Did a little spraying today so hope it helps and have heard a mixture with borax is effective so will do that tomorrow!

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  3. Oh... what takes you to Melbourne Kathryn? I hope it's a leisure-oriented trip. I don't know it too well but was last there about 3yrs ago!

    I've seen a couple of people talk about The Secret Sister so keen to hear more about that one.

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    1. Just a week's break! If I go to Australia I usually go in our winter and then swim on the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, but this time going to sight see Melbourne. No swimming would be my guess!

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  4. We used these plug looking things on the outside of our house..not sure what they are called, but you place them every few feet near the foundation and bam..no more ants or spiders.The Escape has such a pretty cover..enjoy!

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    1. There were two choices of the cover for The Escape and I liked this one the best!

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  5. Ugh, ants. Go luck with the war. Take no prisoners! ;) Have fun on your trip.

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    1. Talk about being murderous!! Killer of ants! I know they do good things outside but I don't want to share my house with them!

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  6. Sounds like a good reading week. Hope you are enjoying the j.d robb book. Enjoy your week away!!

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    1. Thanks Viki I am looking forward to sampling Melbourne. Loving j.d. robb so good as always.

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  7. We had ants once, and when I found one in my bed I got mad and poisoned those bastards. POISON!!! They came from downstairs cos the neighbors garage was under our flat. So glad we moved

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  8. I enjoyed The Precious One - hope you do to. Good luck getting rid of the ants! Enjoy your trip and time in Melbourne.

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  9. I love Nalini Singh, and am listening to Archangel's Enigma, and like you, I'm really loving it!

    Ants *yuck* they can be very hard to get rid of - have you tried wheat flour?

    Have fun in Melbourne!! And have a fantastic week ahead, happy reading!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  10. Ants are so hard to get rid of. We had them a few years ago and ended up calling an exterminator. I hope you have a great time in Melbourne, you are quite the jet-setter!

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  11. Ooh, I HATE ants...I put a lot of stuff in the fridge that wouldn't normally go there after battling them a lot over the years.

    I loved A Window Opens...and Cathy Lamb books, so this one (Such a Pretty Face) is going on my list. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  12. Safe travels and good luck in your war against the ants!

    I have A Window Opens for review so I'm glad to find out that you liked it. I am curious about the Mary Balogh book too as I've enjoyed some of hers in the past.

    Have fun in Melbourne! I have family there but have never been either.

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  13. Enjoy your trip to Melbourne! I hope the ants are gone by the time you get back. I'm going to look up the Cathy Lamb book.

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  14. I hate ants! We had a war with them a couple of years ago and finally had to resort to bug spray and even then it took awhile. We get a few every year still but not like the first time. Have an absolutely wonderful vacation and enjoy your new books! I have the Mary Balogh book and am looking forward to reading it. She's one of my favorites but I'm so behind on her books. Have a great week!

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  15. I hate ants and they are a pain to get rid of. I hate having to use the ant sprays but we do use them as last resorts. My husband tries to find where they are coming in from and seals it with caulking. Good luck with your battle! I have to start Marie Force's Fatal series soon. I love her Gansett Island series. I hope you have a fun and safe trip!

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    1. Marie Force's Fatal series is addictive - and it has got me for sure!

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  16. This is the second blog I've run across this afternoon with A Window Opens listed as one of this week's reads. Guess I ought to go read the blurb and see what it's all about.

    Have a fun trip to Melbourne. I've only been to Sidney, and would love to see more of Australia.

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  17. Have a great time in Melbourne, I've only been to Australia the once (have family in the Brisbane suburbs) but it is such a wonderful country, I really need to go back one day. Our flight is a bit longer, it took 28 hours that last time with many, many stops!

    Have a great week!

    Heather | Random Redheaded Ramblings

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    1. Yes, I hate that long haul flight, done it a few times - end up in lala land by time of arrival!

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  18. i do enjoy Cathy Lamb's style; hope you enjoy this one.

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  19. Can't wait to hear about your Melbourne adventure but next time come back to the Gold or Sunny Coast and we'll catch up. Love the food choices in Lygon Street, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! We get ants when rain is pending but I've had success with peppermint oil diluted in spray bottle of water ... worth a try?

    Next week I'm hoping to have a Cathy Lamb on my read list, I've got a little break from review books. Just have to decide which Cathy Lamb ... decisions, decisions. LOL on Archangel's Enigma. Hope you enjoy The Precious One as much as I did.

    Have a fabulous week, I'm guessing you'll do lots of walking in Melbourne.

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    1. Putting that street on a must visit! I've heard Melbourne is a good food place. I'm going to get some peppermint oil and try that.
      It's good when review books are off the table and we get to hit a few books off our own TBR, I've liked some Cathy Lamb books more than others but all good. I was nervous about this one because Brandie only gave it 1 star! It was good though. I had bought it so I was going to read it.

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  20. Tansy is the old remedy for ants. Desiccating powder and/diatomaceous earth work somet.

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    1. Hmm haven't heard of Tansy, must look it up.

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  21. With the weather warming up I'm expecting ants to start showing soon! They are stubborn buggers! I hope you are enjoying Pretty Face :)

    Have a great week
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Stubborn buggers for sure! I'm hoping a borax / sugar solution will do it. Hideous though at the moment.

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  22. Oooh, The Secret Sister. I've been wanting to read that one, can't wait to see what you think!

    I hate ants, and we get them in our kitchen every summer. It's so frustrating, but we've learned to put big traps outside right when the weather changes to try to kill the buggers quickly. They freak me out. I hope you have success getting rid of them, because I know how awful they are!

    Have fun on your trip!!

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    1. Yes, really looking forward to The Secret Sister, hope its as good as the anticipation.

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  23. Good luck in your battle against the ants. I really liked Archangel's Enigma too. I haven't read Mary Balogh for a while but the cover caught my eye. Here is my Monday Report. Happy reading!

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  24. Oh my gosh. I'm having a devil of a time with ants this year too! Nothing seems to be helping. I so feel your pain on that. Whew!

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