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Sunday, 4 January 2015


It's Monday!  What Am I Reading?

I've just tucked away 6 books during the New Year's Weekend Readathon
 at LibraryThing.
It ran from 6 pm New Year's Eve to today, Jan 4th, at 6 pm EST.
Death and the Oxford Box [mystery] by Veronica Stallwood
[contemporary writer of mysteries who investigates a murder in her running group]
Christmas Every Morning [women's fiction] by Lisa T Bergren
[poignant story of daughter and mother's final Christmas due to alzheimers]
Hidden in the Stars [crime suspense] by Robin Caroll
[won during 2014 autumn new Quilts of Love releases ]
Christmas Past [historical] by Debra White Smith
[for the Christmas Spirit Challenge]
Traveling Mercies [essays on life and faith journey] by Anne Lamott
[1st book of 2015 - savoured thruout the readathon]
The Girl Got Up [memoir] by Rachel M Srubas
[autographed copy from one of my course instructors - I love the cover ]


Nothing like cold weather to make way for reading!

What's Up for this week's reading?

Bout of Books 12 Readathon beginning in just a couple hours.

January 5th through January 11th
offers an opp to focus on our reading and a get a headstart on those stacks 
right at the beginning of the New Year.  It works for me!

Starting with A Lady Most Lovely.  
Jennifer Delamere's 2nd in the
Love and Grace trilogy.
It will likely be my last Christmas Spirit 
read for this year's Challenge at Michelle of
True Book Addict .

Socialite Margaret Vaughn is the wealthiest heiress in London—or so everybody thinks. Saddled with debt left by her father, she agrees to marry a rich man who can save her family's estate. But when her fiancĂ© turns out to be just another poor social climber, Margaret faces financial ruin—and social humiliation. Just when she thinks all is lost, she finds an unlikely angel in Tom Poole . . . 

Hoping to get an Agatha Christie mystery completed.

This one is a collection of shorts set in various
world locations and varied genres for the stories
as well.
All published prior to the 1930's, so a unique
flavour to the settings, dialogue, and action.

I picked it up at a car boot sale in Scotland
which adds to my personal intrigue in
adding it to the readathon.

A lot more books and audios stacked plus kindle reads ready for when I am!
Trying to keep my reading without pressure and commitments
so my reading time will be relaxed and enjoyable . . .
6 days of readathon in some very freezing outdoor temps
 have a way of keeping me reading and out of the cold...

The kettle is definitely on!
Stop in for a cuppa?


Bout of Books

I 've posted National  Readathon Day
to join a 4 hour reading marathon
Saturday Jan 24th from Noon til 4 pm.

Would love to have you join me!
Details at the Invitation link above.

Hoping your reading time this week unfolds as you'd like it.

Host Sheila's Book Journey will be guest posted during her fantastic
Australian cruise of a lifetime.  Check out the other book lists each Monday.




Kathryn T said...

Great that it was cold outside and lots of reading was accomplished! Love the cover of A Lady Most Lovely.

LuAnn Braley said...

More readathons! Yeah!

Unfortunately for my current tally, there was a family emergency on New Year's Day, but I still finished one book and parts of two others.

Going to review my BoB sign-up post and see where to go at midnight. :O)

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

I was so sorry to read that when you posted in the New Year readathon. But you did fine with even getting any reading done!
EnJoy BoB! I'll see you there ;)
[tweet if you have a minute]

Introverted Jen said...

Cold winter days are perfect for staying in and reading. I hope you read everything you have planned! Enjoy your week!

Laura Fabiani said...

Looks like you're having fun with your challenges. Good for you! Enjoy your reading week. :-)

Teddyree said...

Nothing better than curling up under the covers with a good book. I think I'd like Christmas Every Morning, it sounds quite moving. Happy reading :)

Majanka Verstraete said...

Right there with you - cold winter mornings make great reading opportunities. I hope you enjoy your reads! "A Lady Most Lovely" sounds intriguing.

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

JoAnn said...

Lots of reading, for sure! I loved Traveling Mercies.

Nise' said...

Successful weekend of reading!

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

Wow!! I'm really impressed with the amount of reading you've managed so far this year. Great progress!

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