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It’s Monday – What Are You Reading? (9 Oct)

09 Oct

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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. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

So obviously from my lack of blog posts in the last two months, I’ve been busy as all get out – its been peak triathlon training season and in my ultimate wisdom, I also signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon (2 weeks to go – yikes – what the heck was I thinking!!!) On top of all my training shenanigans, work in general has been busy – so in the ultimate sacrifice, reading (or at least a reduction in reading) and blogging had to be sacrificed! But never you fear – I’m getting back into the swing of things and hope to have more frequent posting in the next couple of weeks 🙂

Now on to the fun stuff! I have the day off work today (thank you DoD) which could be a good thing – between my last longish training on Friday (15 miles at an 11:40 page) and then volunteering at Ironman Maryland (if you ever want to see insane athletes – these guys – yes i’m one of them – cover 140.6 miles in no more than 17hrs – 2.4mile swim, 112 miles on the bike and then a marathon), I am rather stiff and sore (for lack of a better word) – so curling up in bed today sounds like a great idea (but its wet and drizzly out which helps the desire to be a sloth).

My reading this past week can be described as sexy electrician, quilting friends, matchmaking moose and irish police procedural binge read. For the most part it was a fairly successful reading week, although, i’ll admit, while I have enjoyed other books in the Elm Creek Quilts series – the characters have been noticeably more annoying to me in recent reads/listens.

Currently Reading:
So I discovered Irish author Graham Masterton a few months ago when I picked up #7 in his Katie Maguire series from my local library. It hit the spot in the dark and torturous column (something I see a lot of in the Nordic Noir mysteries) and so have proceeded to binge read the first 4 books in the series – and getting ready to start book 5. I also have no doubt, if I finish up Blood Sisters this week, that I will roll into book 6 (Buried).

Along with Blood Sisters, I also have a couple of ARC’s from authors to read and review – Freeing the Beast (Tina Donahue) and Pupcakes (Annie England Noblin). I’ve read stuff by Tina Donahue before and found myself needing to fan my face because of the steaminess of the writing. This is a re-release of a book published a few years ago by Samhain (speaking of, I used to read tons of their books, how did I not discover her before this year!!!). Annie England Noblin is a new author to me, but i’ll admit to being a sucker for the dog on the cover (even if i’m not a huge pug fan in general…). Here’s hoping I enjoy Pupcakes and find a new author to add to my repitoire.

 
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6 responses to “It’s Monday – What Are You Reading? (9 Oct)

  1. Tanya Patrice

    October 9, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Good luck in the Marathon!!! 🙂

     
    • Dee

      October 13, 2017 at 1:31 am

      thanks!

       
  2. Lance

    October 10, 2017 at 12:47 am

    Hey…great to see you posting again! To answer the question – I am working on two books right now: “Violated: Exposing Rape at Baylor University Amid College Football’s Sexual Assault Crisis” and for something a little lighter, I have read a couple of children’s hockey books so I can review them for the publisher. Also, since I will be seeing my grandson in a couple weeks and like grandpa, he loves his hockey, we will be going to a game and reading this book!

    Finally, good luck in the triathlon – all your training and soreness will pay off!

     
    • Dee

      October 13, 2017 at 1:32 am

      the Baylor one sounds dark but potentially interesting – will be interested on your review

       
  3. ignitedmoth

    October 10, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Aw, that cover for Pupcakes is sooo cute! 😀

     
    • Dee

      October 13, 2017 at 1:31 am

      I know right! it was totally a decision to request a review copy based on the cover 🙂

       

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