It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 19/9/16

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date .This meme is a great opportunity for book bloggers to showcase their ‘book-ish’ habits for the week. It is a good forum to share books read in the past week, current reads and upcoming reads. It is also a fantastic way to connect with fellow bookworms and add some books to your reading wishlist. Thanks for hosting Book Date!

So another week is upon us, I have had a great week book wise. I hope you have too! It started with fantastic author event I attended in the city of Perth on Monday evening.Talented debut West Australian author Sam  Carmody absolutely captivated me with his tales of getting his novel, The Windy Season published. After a great Q &A, I also got the opportunity to chat to Sam and get my book signed. I can’t wait to get into his novel. I have attached a few pictures from this event.

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I have also had a productive week reading and reviewing books. I read three books, received a print book for review for The Reading Room and I also obtained an electronic book for review at the request of an author (my first one). In addition I was lucky to receive two giveaway prizes in the mail. This week I published two reviews. One for Beauty and Lace Book Club, The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachael Johns. Which you can read here. I also published a review for Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra, a debut Australian author writing in the domestic thriller genre. If you are interested in my thoughts on this book, you can read my review here. I have a great selection of books to choose from to read this week. If you have taken the time to stop by my blog to read this post, or my reviews I thank you. If you have any thoughts on my books I would love to hear from you. Thank you and have a fantastic reading week! Mrs B 🙂

What I read last week:

only-daughter  edie  hand-that-feeds-you

(All from my personal TBR pile)

What I am currently reading:

goodwood (ARC from Allen & Unwin/The Reading Room)

What I plan to read next:

madeline-house-cover-medium-web-e1465257241576 (For review courtesy of the author)

What I received this week:

paris (Facebook competition on author’s page win)

fence.jpg (Competition win from blog Carpe Librum)

chateau.jpg (For review courtesy of The Reading Room/Echo Publishing)

wild-one (Personal purchase)

 

 

 

 

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18 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 19/9/16

    1. Thank you for stopping by earlier Di. I agree what a great win the fence, I adore the cover. Author events are the best, we are lucky here in Perth to have a few great ones coming up.

      I hope you are enjoying your books this week, have a good one!
      Amanda

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by earlier Mareli. Thanks for commenting on my photos. I love attending author events when I get the chance. We have some great ones coming up in Perth. I agree the Windy Seaon is a very enticing title and the book too from the reading the author did on the night.
      I highly recommend The Art of Keeping Secrets.
      I hope your week is treating you well and happy reading!
      Amanda 🙂

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    1. Hi Kym, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and taking the time to comment. I agree, I adore the cover of The Paris Time Capsule. I haven’t managed to get to reading it yet, but hope to soon. I hope you can check it out.

      Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. Hi Laurel, thanks for stopping by earlier. I loved Watching Edie, just working on writing my review, I’m hoping to have it up soon. The Hand That Feeds you started off as a great thriller but it lost a bit of momentum for me anyway. I would love to know your thoughts though.

      I hope you are having a great week!
      Amanda 🙂

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  1. Author events are the best, especially when you get to really talk to an author and connect. I hope the book is great! And glad you had a good reading/ blogging week. Only Daughter looks very good and The Hand That Feeds You looks scary but good. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for stopping by earlier Greg. I do love author events, it is a great chance to interact with the author. I’m really looking forward to getting into The Windy Season.
      The Only Daughter was great, highly recommend. The Hand That Feeds You was a little scary but didn’t quite live up to its great opening.
      I hope you too have had a great blogging and reading week 🙂

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  2. I’ll check out your review of Only Daughter as I read that as well. Will also check out The Art of Keeping Secrets as I’m tempted but just not usually a fan of romance and don’t want to taint my reviews of the genre with my cynicism!

    Love author events but haven’t been to one for yonks!

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    1. Hi Deb, thanks so much for stopping by earlier. I hope you enjoyed Only Daughter as much as I did. I love to discover new Australian authors, especially writing for the thriller genre. I do hope you put your cynicism aside for Rachael Johns, it is worth it!
      I too love author events, Perth has some great ones coming up – my next one is Graeme Simsion!
      Just read you review of Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil – so glald to hear it did not disappoint. I need to bump it up to the top of my TBR pile.

      I hope the rest of your week has been great.

      Amanda 🙂

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    1. Hi Kathryn, thanks so much for stopping by earlier. Rachael Johns is an author who just keeps getting better. As much as I love her rural romances, I do like how she has turned to contemporary women’s life fiction.
      I really enjoyed my author event thanks. I have another coming up next week – Graeme Simsion author of The Rosie Project. I can’t wait!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by earlier, I really do appreciate it. I have had a very bookish week, which is always a great feeling! I hope you manage to get to some author events, I love them myself. Such a great way to personally interact with the authors. I’m really looking forward to reading The Fence, it was a very lucky win! I’m hoping to get into it soon and post a review – watch this space!
      I hope you have had a great week!

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  3. Hi Amanda, you certainly are lucky to have so many great author events in your area. As far as I know they’re pretty much nonexistent here in the Wollongong area. We did have one author talk (a fair while back) held by Fiona Palmer – she was amazing!

    Great list of books, Amanda! What a great idea adding a little entry under each book, letting us know if it’s a win, personal buy, etc!.

    ‘Only Daughter’ post makes its way through my newsfeed quite a bit, the blurb sounds quite interesting and I also just read your review so it’s definitely one that’s going to be added to my TBR list as well as a couple of one’s you’ve listed above that sound like my type of read.

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    1. Hi Sue, lovely to hear from you on here. That’s a shame you don’t have more author events headed your way. I am very lucky living less than an hour from the city of Perth, we seem to have some great authors coming our way over the next couple of months. On Thursday I am off to see Graeme Simsion chat with Natasha Lester. I can’t wait. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Fiona Palmer, she was so welcoming we I met her too three years ago 🙂 I loved hearing her journey from writing to getting published, it was fascinating!
      Last week’s book list was great – I like to keep track of where my incoming books are coming from, There seems more coming in than going out. Overfilled bookshelves!
      I loved Only Daughter, it is a good one if you like thrillers. I love to support new Australian authors as you do too, this one was written by a debut Australian author.
      The others I am hoping to get to read and review over the next fortnight as I am currently on school holidays. A break from teaching means I have some more reading time!
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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