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Monday, 8 February 2016


Annual event for FHC, I look forward to this week's LOvE for BOoks Readathon!
Visit Jessi to signup HERE
I'll keep track of my reading on this post as of Monday the 8th through Valentine's Day 14th.
Starting with:

Daily Readings for Lent -
Reading along for the beginning of Lent throughout this week.
February 8 + 9 Shrove Tuesday -
10th Ash Wednesday - 11th Thursday - 12th Friday - 13th + 14th
12 pgs completed

February 8th -
Hamish Macbeth mystery Death of a Dustman by MC Beaton
audio listen - 5 hrs completed
When Fergus Macleod, Lochdubh's abusive, drunk dustman is put in charge of the local recycling centre and is dubbed the 'Environment Officer', local police Sergeant, Hamish Macbeth, smells trouble. Sure enough, Fergus, imbued with his new powers, becomes a bullying tyrant and when his body is found stuffed in a recycling bin, no one is sorry - including his long-suffering family.

February 8th + 9th 
Intro + daily readings
Lacy Clark Ellman's Pilgrim Principles
10 pgs completed
Seven weeks of reflections specific to living pilgrimage daily and intentionally .  Excellent for the Lenten journey with daily recommendations and challenges that inspire recognition of the sacred all around us. 

February 8th + 9th +12th +13th -
You Are My Hiding Place by Amy Carmichael
15 pgs completed

 Brief meditations culled from Ms Carmichael's beautiful and prolific writing of a century ago.  Perfect for contemplative Lent reflections.

February 9-10th -
Sarah's Key - by Tatiana de Rosnay
10 hrs audio - completed
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door-to-door arresting Jewish families. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard—their secret hiding place—and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.  A story told in parallel with the current life of a journalist in present day Paris assigned to cover the 60th anniversary of the Jewish roundup.
Fascinating history.

February 11th
Death of a Policeman by MC Beaton 
264 pgs completed      
        ~*~                                         #29 of the Hamish Macbeth Scottish Highland mystery series
When local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure, Detective Chief Inspector Blair, has the perfect opp to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests Cyril, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Macbeth does every day. Macbeth hears about Blair's plan and is prepared to insure that Cyril returns back to headquarters with a full report. But Cyril is soon found dead and Hamish quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder.
Always a fun read or listen that challenges me to discover the solution.

February 11 - 12th
The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
438 pgs completed

Lord Bradley has just learned a terrible secret, which, if exposed, will change his life forever. When ​it's feared a spy or thief has overheard his devastating news ​​he is stunned to discover the intruder is a woman. Fearing she will spread his secret, he gives the girl a post and confines her to his estate. 
​ But​ Olivia and Lord Bradley's secrets​ are about to​ catch up with them ​...​
Loved it!


February 12 - 13th
Death of a Macho Man
by MC Beaton
5 hrs audio listen completed

February 13 - 14th
A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky
334 pgs  completed
​F​inal book in the Edwardian Brides Series​. 
 ​Swept away to England and France in 1915,​ the Ramsey family and their staff face the dramatic challenges and losses of World War One​.​


February 14th
Introvert Power
by Dr Laurie Helgoe
60 pgs completed
Psychologist and introvert Laurie Helgoe reveals that more than half of all Americans are. Introverts gain energy and power through reflection and solitude. Our culture, however, is geared toward the extrovert. The pressure to enjoy parties, chatter, and interactions can lead people to think that an inward orientation is a problem instead of an opportunity.Revolutionary and invaluable, INTROVERT POWER includes ideas for how introverts can learn to:
Claim private space
Carve out time to think
Bring a slower tempo into daily life
Create breaks in conversation and relationships
Deal effectively with parties, interruptions, and crowds
A great week of reading and listening to audios, always happy to share my Love for Books!
Thanks, Jessi, for hosting.
20 hrs audio listening 
1133 pages read - my completions for the week.
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