October 26, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. 

I love a Second Hand Book Fair. Recently our yearly one took place and $38 000 was raised for good causes. I donated about 100 books and I think I only bought 25 home on the day! It's a chance to gather up books of new authors and ones I may have seen recommended. Below a few of my choices!

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What I read last week:

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Enjoyed all four. The In Death series is just so good on audio.

What I am reading at present:

Listening to:
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I am reading:
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Up next:

Along An Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
Incapable by Ainslie Paton

Posts from the last week:

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading.

48 comments:

  1. Oh, great stack of books! I love the look of the Ahern book....and I want to read something else by Kate Morton.

    Loved Smoke!

    Enjoy your week.

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  2. I always have to restrain myself at book sales so I don't bring home more than I donated! I am looking forward to Smoke.

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  3. I like Juliet Marillier but I haven't read Wolfskin or Foxmask yet. I hope you enjoy your new books! I don't buy very many print books anymore because I don't have shelf space.

    I have read the Beatriz Williams book and I liked it. I love the cover of that Nora Roberts novel!

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  4. I love book fairs and used bookstores. always fun to find some treasure buried in the stacks or on the shelves. Looks like you found some good ones.

    Have a great week!

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  5. Hooray for second hand books! I always laugh when a book grabs my attention at the library book fair and then I realize it's because I donated it...

    Hope you enjoy your books this week and thanks for hosting!

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    1. Lindsey, I so identify! It happens to me too, I put my hand out and think... No! I put that one in.

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  6. Have you read any of Marillier's books before? I just love her work! Where'd You Go Bernadette is a lot of fun. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Jen I haven't read a Marillier book before but suspect once I do I'll want to keep going! Where'd You Go was indeed enormous fun, so glad I read it.

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  7. I loved book fairs, 25 books wow that is lots of books. Looks like you got some great books to read!

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  8. Oh Kathryn... we have local fund raising booksales (for Lifeline - a community organisation) but it's usually organised by the library and they provide old books. It's never really occurred to me that I could try to offer some books as well. What a great idea! I'll look into it!

    At the moment books I don't want to keep go via my mum and her church friends to their op shop or the local women's shelter!

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    1. Deb sounds like your books already go to very good causes. These books are very good condition. I go into the $3 to $4 a book room! They are all ones that either are new or read once. I have graduation from the $1 paperback room!

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  9. You donated more than you brought home so that is a good thing. I loved Garwood's older historical romances and should try to find time to read from my collection of her books.
    I agree the In Death series is great on audio. Happy Reading (and Listening)!

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  10. Love book fairs too and well done on your restraint with the books you brought home lol. Ooh the pressure, hope you love Wolfskin. Barbara Erskine and Kate Morton, 2 more of my favourite authors. If you ever see Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine, grab it ... it's one of my books to be buried with haha. I loved The Forgotten Garden, it's a slow build though. Can't believe Ainslie has another new book out, seems like only a few months since the last. Looking forward to reviews this week. Happy reading Kathryn :)

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    1. Sheree, no pressure! I am sure I'll love Wolfskin as I enjoy fantasy. I know Ainslie is amazing - works full time and from what I can tell pretty full on. Then writes amazing books, she has a voice like no other romance writer and I just so jell with her writing.

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  11. Wohoo new books! I am all jealous

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  12. I love secondhand book sales, too! Enjoy!

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  13. Awesome titles from the book fair.

    Oh my....I see The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. That is one of my all-time favorite books. LOVED that book.

    ENJOY all of your books.

    Have a wonderful new week. I can't believe it is Monday again already.

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

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  14. My library has a big used book sale every year and my goal is always to donate more than I buy. You did very well!

    The Forgotten Garden was so good and my daughter loved Belong to Me.

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  15. Bernadette is one of my favorites! Glad you enjoyed it! And - thanks for taking over the meme!

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  16. Great finds at the book sale! Wasn't Bernadette a fun read?

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  17. I love a used book sale! It looks like you made out! I will have to check out Marilier.

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  18. I love a used book sale! It looks like you made out! I will have to check out Marilier.

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  19. Our library's book sale was this past week. I thought about dropping in on my way home from church yesterday, but they weren't open yet and the line to get in stretched all the way down to Gamestop. So I sadly passed. Looks like you found some great books, though!

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  20. You have been reading some good books. I too am a Nora Roberts (J.D. Robb) fan. I stalled a long time before picking up the J.D. Robb books, but I am glad I did.

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  21. I love a good book sale!! Looks like a great haul, too!! And you read some good ones last week. I'm curious about the new Roberts book. Happy reading!!

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  22. A used book sale is always fun! At least you got rid of more than you brought home - that's a win! We need to do a big donation soon.

    I enjoyed The Forgotten Garden. And I have enjoyed Marisa de los Santos' novels - she is a local author here in Delaware (rare for our small state!). Hope you enjoyed Where'd You Go Bernadette - I did!

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. Sue, nice to have a local author in Delaware, means book signings etc. Where'd You Go Bernadette was great.

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  23. I love how you gave to the book fair but also found some goodlooking reads. I added Erskine's and March's book to my TBR. I have read your audiobook. I gave it four stars; it was good.

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  24. I love the In Death series but have read them, not listened to them. I may have to give that a try. Is it the same reader throughout the series? Happy reading!

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    1. Same amazing narrator. Voices for them all, awesome. I have some paperback copies and the rest I'll read by audio, so good!

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  25. I received Along The Infinite Sea last week. I didn't read the first two books in the series, but may jump into this one. I've read positive comments about it. Your book exchange sounds like a great yearly event to look forward to. Have a great week Kathryn!

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    1. What! Ooops Pat, didn't realise it was part of series, but jumping into it anyway!!

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  26. Wow your local book fair was a great success. I'm sure they really appreciated your donation. I hope you enjoy all your new books. :)

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  27. I used to wish that I could read so many books in a week, but I've come to the conclusion that the harder I push myself to read more, the less I actually enjoy reading :( I only finished one last week and am reading IT this week (Stephen King).

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  28. Your lovely book pile looks so enticing! Enjoy!

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  29. Great reads Girlfriend. I just finished a June 2016 release that Harlequin wanted an early review for, and right now I'm deep into a late November release by Mingmei Yip, The Witch's Market.

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    1. Your'e swinging right ahead with your reading Debbie, will enjoy your reviews when they publish.

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  30. What an amazing amount to raise! I hope you didn't come back with a 100 books?

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    1. Very tempting to come back with 100, but I still have books from last years fair!!

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  31. I've heard a lot of interesting things about Smoke. I'm going to have to check that one out.

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  32. I love a great used book sale. The possibilities! :) It sounds like you did great moving out more than you brought it.

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  33. I love love love Wolfskin. So good!!

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  34. I really want to read Where'd you go, Bernadette and The Forgotten Garden. Happy reading :)

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  35. Yay for the book fair! That's awesome how much was raised!

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  36. It's been a LONG while since I've read a Nora Roberts novel - I loved her sooo much while I was in the university ages back. :)

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