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Friday, 16 June 2017

AUDIOBOOK MONTH is JUNE 2017 16.6.17


AUDIOBOOKS for JUNE


A fav I enjoy whether in June or any other month, I am
focusing on ‘listening’ to my books during this month.
If you are new to audiobooks, there are several sources available
in addition to purchasing.
Public libraries come first to mind.  Both shelved and catalogued,
along with various online programs, to which your library subscribes.
Mine uses Hoopla and Overdrive.
These allow online check out of audios onto tablets or pc for the prescribed loan period.  The loan will return automatically so no fees incurred.
Another free resource, online classic books recorded by volunteers, whether single or several narrators dramatizing the story, is LivraVox.
Listening to narration samples helps in choosing well before beginning the novel.
They’re also available via youtube as are many other audiobooks
and dramatized audios.  Fun to explore !

Audiojukebox provides audiobook review opportunities for bloggers.
Review guidelines are an excellent and helpful resource for the specifics
required for great audiobook reviewing.   

My June 2017 Audiobook Listening :

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The Red Door Inn - Liz Johnson/Amy Melissa Bentley - June 6-8
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Proposals + Poison – Rachelle Christensen/ Kirsten Potter – June 9  
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The Patience of the Spider – Andrea Camilleri/Grover Gardner – June 11-12   
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The German Girl – Armando Lucas Correa/Joy Osmanski – June 14 -
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Nancy Atherton / Teri Clark Linden - June 15-16 
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Which audiobook to choose next....?

I'm thinking it will be
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Are you an audiobook fan as well ?
Any tips to share ?
Which titles have you read during June ?
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ! May 14.17


May you Blessed Today!
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EnJoy God's Blessings for You Today !
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SAVVY READATHON SATURDAY May 13th 2017




It's On !

One day devoted 9 am to 9 pm to Reading
at The Savvy Reader.

Lots of discussion happening at #SavvyReadathon on twitter
@SavvyReader .
A headsup in case you're wondering about my day's feed...

Here's what's happening for me today
All the details with book contests,
reading badges to win for participants in the 50bookpledge.ca
[find my reading shelves as linked in sidebar]
and a FuN day filled with your fav ways to Read!
On deck 1st ?
A Jane Austen PRIDE and PREJUDICE audio drama  

A couple ebook options next...


RUN for the HILLS
Aussie author,
Carla Caruso's
New Release
 
now read as well
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Majoring on Canadian author, Kim Izzo's
New Release
WWI era featuring both England and NY settings

So..... it's back to the reading and hoping for your
most excellent day however you spend it !
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

2017 READING INVITE with PRINTABLE JOURNAL OFFER


Posting Modern Mrs Darcy's annual Reading Invitation
This year's comes with fun options ...
Modern Mrs Darcy 2017
Choices I Read for FUN:

Chosen for cover – Elderberry Croft- Becky Doughty 
Reputedly can’t put down- Blackmoore – Julianne Donaldson
Where I’d like to visit –  Holland - In Your Eyes – Ruth Axtell
Already read -  Curiosity Keeper – Sarah E Ladd
Juicy memoir – Another Hannah - Mari Klassen
About books/reading -  Imagine That  - Kristen Wallace
Genre I avoid – coming of age but I loved this one
Thief of Glory – Sigmund Brouwer
One I don’t admit wanting to read –
In backlist of new fav author –  A Trick of the Light – Louise Penny
Rec’d by person w/ taste –
Unread tho’ excited to buy/borrow –About a topic I already love – Jane and the Man of the Cloth – Stephanie Barron
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Option #2

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My Choices for Growth:

Newberry or Honor Award – A Simple Murder – E Kuhns debut
Book in translation – Heidi – Johanna Spyri
600+ pages – The  German Girl -
Poetry/play/essay collection – The Art of LifeEdith Schaeffer
Any genre addressing current events –
Immigrant story – A Christmas to Remember : Tales of Comfort and Joy– Anthology of various Canadian authors
Published pre-birth – Anne of Green GablesLM Montgomery
3 by same author – The Nature of Freedom/Overcoming Negativity/
The Practice of Delight
 - Graham Cooke 
Author #ownvoices / #diversebooks –  Life Outside the Matrix: A Journey into the Supernatural Lifestyle Venetia Carpenter
Ambiguous ending/ unreliable narrator – 
2017 nomination for award –
Pulitzer/Nat’l Award -




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Both options available for pinning allowing participants
the opportunity to add their book selections  
with comments including recommendations etc
Subscribing at Anne's blog includes a great journal
to track your year's reading.  Check it out HERE
Yep. I'm in.  Again!
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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

BOUT OF BOOKS 17: On NOW AUGUST 22 through AUGUST 28th


Bout of Books
Hosted by Amanda and Kelly, find them HERE
with all the details and tweeting @boutofbooks
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Posting my participation for this annual event.
Internet intermittent.  Reading isn't.
My bout of books goodreads shelf HERE
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Read To date:
The Olive Harvest by Carol Drinkwater
Tea for Two: Taking Time for Friends - Brownlow Publishing

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Current Reading:
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Dancing with Mr Darcy - Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House - British Award Winner Collection by Sarah Waters
With Sacred Threads: Quilting and the Spiritual Life by
Susan-Towner Larsen and Barbara Brewer Davis
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Friday, 29 July 2016

JULY: READING IN REVIEW 30.7.16


JULY in REVIEW


Reading and road-tripping!
A Perfect combo for this gorgeous month.
By mid-July, I had met my Goodreads Challenge goal of
reading 205 books for 2016. Yay!
A reading challenge I set for myself to discover my actual year’s reading abilities. Some unexpected summer activities and interruptions have now slowed my reading pace so it’s not an issue.
Most of July’s novels are from authors I particularly enjoy
plus some new-to-me authors I’ve *’d below.

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Books Read
Along the Shore – LM Montgomery
Chateau of the Windmill – Sheila Benton*
Marseille Caper – Peter Mayle
Now You See Her – Joy Fielding*
Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit – Emma Thompson
Further Tale of Peter Rabbit – Emma Thompson
Cars, Trucks and Things that Go – Richard Scarry
Nothin’ Like a Puffin -
Mr. Rude
Mr. Cheerful
An Impartial Witness – Charles Todd
Light of the Moon – Luanne Rice*
A Table By the Window – Hillary Manton Lodge
The Girl from the Savoy – Hazel Gaynor*
Lavender Garden – L Riley*
Heavens to Betsy – Beth Pattillo
An Incomplete Revenge – Jacqueline Winspear
 A Lesson in Secrets – Jacqueline Winspear
From this Moment – Elizabeth Camden
Where Nests the Water Hen - Gabrielle Roy

Audiobooks Read

A Rather Lovely Inheritance – CA Belmond*
Two Crosses – Elizabeth Musser
After You – Jojo Moyes*


Challenges Joined
Summer Destinations
Paris in July
Canadian Book Challenge 10
Austen in August upcoming
BIG Book Summer continues
20 Books of Summer continues
Summer Bookish Bingo continues


Incoming Sources:
Library books [18]
Borrowed [1]
Purchased [3]
Won [3]

Find more Reading recommendations at these
monthly reading wrapup links ~
Kathryn's Book Date Month in Review
Nicole's Feed Your Fiction Addiction Monthly Wrapup
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Friday, 24 June 2016

BOOK BEGINNINGS: AN IMPARTIAL WITNESS by CHARLES TODD 24.6.16


AN IMPARTIAL WITNESS by
writing team, 
Charles Todd
Book 2 A Bess Crawford Mystery
Publisher:  William Morrow/Harper Collins
Published:  2010

My Friday Book Beginnings
feature for Rose City Reader's meme.

The opening sentence or two of my
book of choice?


"As my train pulled into London, I looked out at the early summer rain and was glad to see the dreary day had followed me from Hampshire.  It suited my mood."
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An intriguing plot of WWI nurse, Bess Crawford, accompanying a convoy of soldiers from France to London.  
One of her patients is a young pilot who has been burned beyond recognition, and who clings to life and the photo of his wife that is pinned to his tunic.
Bess discovers a newspaper with a drawing of the woman's face on the front page. Accompanying the drawing is a plea from Scotland Yard seeking information from anyone who has seen her. For it appears that the woman was murdered on the very day Bess encountered her at the station.

My Thoughts?
Having earlier read another in the series, my interest was piqued.  A library book sale offered up two hardcovers this week, so I'll begin this book 2 for 
PARIS in JULY at Tamara's Thyme for Tea.


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Thanks to Gilion for hosting the weekly Book Beginnings each Friday.
New book intros and great book bloggers to discover.
Jump in anytime!

as well as at Carrie's First Line Fridays !
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and think now of joining us for 

PARIS IN JULY if you love reading/ cooking/ travelling FRANCE

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Saturday, 18 June 2016

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY LOVE LETTER . . . 19.6.16




HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!



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BLESSINGS TO YOU as YOU ARE
CELEBRATED and HONOURED TODAY !

RECEIVE and REST IN YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER'S LOVE . . .


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Saturday, 4 June 2016

SUMMER VACATION READING: COYER BEGINS JUNE 18th 4.6.16


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Posting my Summer Vacation Reading participation in COYER
[FHC is #37]
Stormi's Signups Open til August 1st
{and for all the details!}
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What will I be reading?
hmmmm...
Not restricted to ereads, and audios included, so I'm in!

AUDIOS:

This one will be part of a July Group Read:*LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW - Camille Eide / Becky Doughty
The CONVENIENT MARRIAGE - Georgette Heyer / Richard Armitage   Completed 18.6.16

VENETIA - Georgette Heyer / Richard Armitage  
Completed June 19th
MARRYING HARRIET - Georgette Heyer/Lindy Nettleton
Completed 22.6.16
DIAMOND RINGS ARE DEADLY THINGS - Rachelle Christensen/ Kirsten Potter 
Completed June 23.16

The CURIOSITY KEEPER - Sarah E L
add
THE MAGICIAN's NEPHEW - CS Lewis
The NATURE OF THE BEAST - Louise Penny
The BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY - Louise Penny
Completed prior to COYER start date !  I couldn't wait ;)

eREADS:

The SPICE BRIDE - Karen Aminadra 
Completed 22.6.16
The WEDDING DRESS - Lucy Kevin
Completed 22.6.16
The MATCHMAKERS OF MINNOW BAY - Kelly Harms

LIBRARY:

A QUESTION OF BELIEF - Donna Leon
FROM THIS MOMENT - Elizabeth Camden
AFTER YOU - Jojo Moyes
A TABLE BY THE WINDOW - Hillary Manton Lodge
RESERVATIONS FOR TWO - Hillary Manton Lodge
HITCHED - Carol Higgins Clark
Completed 21.6.16


 The GOODBYE BRIDE - Denise Hunter
The TALE OF HILL TOP FARM : Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

- Susan Wittig Albert 
 The BACHELOR GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER - Rachel McMillan
Completed prior to start of COYER Summer !


PERSONAL LIBRARY:

The LIGHTS GO ON AGAIN - Kit Pearson
Completed 19.6.16



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I'll be adding more COYER titles from my Summer Challenges
once we get going June 18th and through to September 2nd. 
~ BIG Book Summer, 20 Books of Summer, Bookish Bingo ~
Canadian Book Challenge 10 begins July 1st Canada Day!
~ Paris in July, Austen in August ~
All will influence my Summer Beach Reading choices.

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Summer Vacation Reading Progress begins June 18th!

SUMMER VACATION COYER CHALLENGE 
 
8/20 books




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Have you signed in?
Let me know if I will find you in the social media partying.
Tweeting #COYER @coyerchallenge
plus a FB Group page link found at COYERChallenge.com


Let's cheer each other on !
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

MAY: READING WRAPUP 31.5.16


May Reading WrapUp



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AUDIOS:

3 Blind Mice - Agatha Christie
The Case of the Caretaker - Agatha Christie
The Tape Measure Murder - Agatha Christie
Anne's House of Dreams - LM Montgomery
Persuasion - Austen/Landor
Rules for a Successful Book Club - Connelly/Cramer
Third Floor Flat - Agatha Christie
The Adventure of Johnny Waverly - Agatha Christie
Four and Twenty Blackbirds - Agatha Christie
The Love Detectives - Agatha Christie

PERSONAL READING:
Stardust - Carla Stewart
Journey to Munich - Jacqueline Winspear
Bride of a Distant Isle - Sandra Byrd
Summer of Dreams - Elizabeth Camden
Still Life - Louise Penny
mudhouse sabbath - Lauren Winner
LISTENING/READING FOR REVIEW:

Land of Silence - Tessa Afshar
Dawn at Emberwilde - Sarah E Ladd
Beautiful Pretender - Melanie Dickerson
The Carpenter's Inheritance - Laurie A Eakes
A Love So Tender - Tracey V Bateman
I Promise You This - Patricia Sands
Together at the Table - Hillary Manton Lodge
Stardust - Carla Stewart
What Happened on Beale Street - Mary Ellis
Persuasion - Jane Austen/Rosalyn Landor
Daughter of Mine - Laura Fabiani
A Lady at Willowgrove Hall - Sarah E Ladd/Carmel O'Donovan
Raw Edges - Sandra D Bricker
Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories - Andrea Camilleri/
Stars over Sunset Boulevard - Susan Meissner /Anne Marie Lee
Misery Loves Company - Rene Gutteridge/Pam Turlow
Anchor in the Storm - Sarah Sundin
Recipes for Love and Murder - Sally Andrew/Sanda Prinsloo
Jesus Feminist - Sarah Bessey/Cassandra Campbell

CHALLENGES JOINED:
Book Blog Discussion 2016
BookBuddyathon
Bout of Books
Clean Sweep ARC Challenge
Clean Sweep ARC Readathon

Characters in Uniform [May]
National Readathon Day 2016
20 Books of Summer
Spring theme Book Tag
BIG Book Summer Challenge


NEW to ME AUTHORS:
[12]

Tracey V Bateman
Hillary Manton Lodge
Mary Ellis
Laura Fabiani
Andrea Camilleri
Sandra D Bricker
Sarah Sundin
C Christopher Smith
Rene Gutteridge
Lauren Winner
Sally Andrew
Sarah Bessey

INCOMING:
[11] Purchased:
Colours of Jane Austen
How to Be Kind - Cara Frost-Sharratt
Akin to Anne - LM Montgomery
The Aloha Quilt - Jennifer Chiaverini
Colm Toibin - Nora Webster
Girl with a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
Me and Mr. Darcy - Alexandra Potter
Rilla of Ingleside - LM Montgomery
Rob Roy - Sir Walter Scott
State of Wonder - Ann Patchett
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

[5] Gifts/Wins:
Austen in Austin - collection
Betty Lee Crosby Collection
Her Sister's Shoes
Book Dep Book of Choice
Book Dep Book of Choice

[8] Library:

[17] Audios:

[18] Publishers:



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Find more MAY Month End Reviews
hosted by Kathryn at
The BOOK DATE
and
Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
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