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Sunday, 26 January 2014



Musing a response for MizB 's

My motivation for reading this coming week is in response to

An Invitation from Michelle at ~ 

offering a
beginning tonite at midnite Jan 27.2014 thru February 2nd


Michelle offers a lovely reading approach ~
" As with my previous read-a-thons, it will be a week of relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and whittle away those ever looming TBR piles/shelves/libraries.
I hope you will join me! I will not be hosting any mini-challenges. However, if anyone else would like to host a mini-challenge or giveaway, you are more than welcome.
{Contact me using the contact form at her site}.
We will have a few scheduled Twitter chats. Dates/Times will be announced at the sign-in post.
Our twitter hashtag is 
#WintersRespite "
A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon
Soooo - I don't have to commit to certain books or reading time,
I just have to read and report on my reading - pretty much what we do every week
for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?  right?
And on that note...
What have I been reading this weekend ?


Brit author, Karen Aminadra's chick lit follies of 
Read and reviewed for my participation in the 
British Books Challenge, Around the World in 80 Books,
Alphabet Soup Challenge and Just for FuN.
 Review is posted to Goodreads [click title above]

Another read for Around the World in 80 Books,
Scots author, Alexander McCall Smith, spent much of his life
 in Africa absorbing life and outlook which he now shares in this
fascinating book of folktales.  GIRL WHO MARRIED A LION
Reviewed HERE
MaryLu Tyndall's book 2 of ESCAPE TO PARADISE series
ELUSIVE HOPE  has enchanted me all this week.  Life in the
exotic jungles of Brazil, creating the new utopian home of
New Hope, in the midst of oppressive forces within and without
the camp.  Relational struggles for love and greed - surprise
appearances of human and otherworld apparitions - lots to keep
my attention to the end. Yes.  I did finish it.  
Reviewing will be next ...
A fav Brit speaker, author and founder of Brilliant Book House,
Graham Cooke kept my attention with this audio of his book 
by the same title.  4 cds of inspiriting material encouraging life
lived from a position of God's love and acceptance that doesn't
 require performance to receive that acceptance or love.
Excellent humour throughout [and lovely accent!]

~~~ * ~~~


Including [finding] and reading books located on 7 continents
as well as 80 worldwide locations-
Just the kind of motivation I love to encourage intentional reading.

This week I'm heading right into Sarah Ladd's 
2nd novel in Whispers on the Moors series
The Headmistress of Rosemere

Don't forget the FB giveaways and party with Sarah -

Enter Today - 1/17 - 1/28!
Sarah Ladd The Headmistress of Rosemere
How did your reading unfold this week?
What 's ahead?
Comments always a treat to read ..

And find more books read and reviewed at 
Sheila's Book Journey 

Looking ahead - don't forget the upcoming
World Book Night
UK titles US titles 
[including a Jane Austen variation by Sharon Lathan]
April 23.14 is THE night !


Kristi Herbrand said...

Hi - Just signed up for the readathon! I was hoping that my week was going to shape up so that I could read a bit in it. I think I am going to check out The Whispers on the Moors series - looks pretty good.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

yay Kristi - glad to find you here and at the readathon now too - should be good w/out pressure...

If you like historical novels, Sarah is an excellent choice. Her debut last year was stunning "Heiress of Winterwood" - Looking forward to this newest - let me know what you think if you do p up & read it, ok?

HapPy week!

Anonymous said...

Love the cover of The Headmistress of Rosemere, enjoy!

Have a great week!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Kathryn T. said...

Some interesting looking reads. Readathon sounds fun, just back at work this week, so had better focus more on that though.

Majanka Verstraete said...

What genre is The Headmistress of Rosemere? Mystery? It looks intriguing.

Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

Teddyree said...

Good luck with the readathon! The Headmistress of Rosemere looks good and I adore the cover of Elusive Hope. Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

Mystica said...

I like The Headmistress read. Enjoy the readathon.

Leydy @ OUAT said...

Love the covers! I hope you enjoy your reading this week!

This is what we are reading this week.

Leydy @OUaT & RCE

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Winter's Respite sounds perfect for this week. Tomorrow there is a 60% chance of...snow! And that just doesn't happen here on the Gulf Coast of Texas.

Here's my It's Monday!

Quixotic Magpie said...

The Sarah Ladd books look amazing! I am definitely going to try to participate in the facebook chat thing.

Nise' said...

Enjoy your reading! With the weather we've been having, that is all I've been doing.

Yvonne said...

I wanted to sign up for the readathon but I didn't have time. Enjoy it! You have a great list of books to read.

Have a great week!

Kathy Martin said...

Good luck with your relaxed readathon. I haven't heard of any of the books you list but I do hope you enjoy them.Come see my Monday Report if you get a chance. Happy reading!

Greg said...

I like Michelle's readathons, they're relaxed and fun. Enjoy this week!

Love the pictures from your Friday post, by the way. Very nice. Could use some warm weather! :)

Lindsey said...

The Girl Who Married a Lion sounds fascinating and it never hurts when a book has an awesome cover!

Introverted Jen said...

The cover of The Uncanny Life of Polly is adorable! It looks like a fun read. Enjoy your week! Good luck with your read-a-thon!

Diana Leigh said...

Enjoy the readathon!

JaimeLovesStuff said...

Lots of GREAT books! Enjoy them all!

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