It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon

The It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? meme is hosted at BookDate

I’m also linking to The Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer

And the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

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Life…

I’m feeling better this week, thanks for all the good wishes. My husband got sick too, but the other three kids seem to have avoided the lurgy, thankfully.

Other than that, the week has been pretty ordinary. I’ve cooked, shopped, cleaned, laundered & inexplicably binge watched an inordinate amount of true crime on Amazon.

I had almost forgot that I launched Book’d Out 10 years ago on August 28th. To celebrate, I’m running a giveaway for a book of your choice, open internationally, so make sure you enter – CLICK HERE.

 

It’s the last Monday of the month so time for a challenge check in

Nonfiction Reader Challenge: 10/12

Australian Women Writers Challenge: 45/50

Aussie Author Challenge: 23/24

Nerd Reading Challenge: 31/52

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge: 21/25

Social Justice Challenge: 5/5

SwordsnStars Challenge: 4/10

 

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

 

I Give My Marriage A Year by Holly Wainwright

Hermit by S.R. Shaw

Sigil & Ink by Kevin Hearne

The CSIRO Low-carb Diabetes Diet Lifestyle Solution by Professor Grant Brinkworth & Dr. Pennie Taylor

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

 

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New Posts…

 

Review: I Give My Marriage A Year by Holly Wainwright

Review: Hermit by S.R. Shaw

Book’d Out is 10! GIVEAWAY

Review: Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

Review: The CSIRO Low-carb Diabetes Diet Lifestyle Solution by Professor Grant Brinkworth & Dr. Pennie Taylor

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What I’m Reading This Week…

Sydney 1945 The war is over, the fight begins.

The war is over and so are the jobs (and freedoms) of tens of thousands of Australian women. The armaments factories are making washing machines instead of bullets and war correspondent Tilly Galloway has hung up her uniform and been forced to work on the women’s pages of her newspaper – the only job available to her — where she struggles to write advice on fashion and make up.

As Sydney swells with returning servicemen and the city bustles back to post-war life, Tilly finds her world is anything but normal. As she desperately waits for word of her prisoner-of-war husband, she begins to research stories about the lives of the underpaid and overworked women who live in her own city. Those whose war service has been overlooked; the freedom and independence of their war lives lost to them.

Meanwhile Tilly’s waterside worker father is on strike, and her best friend Mary is struggling to cope with the stranger her own husband has become since liberated from Changi, a broken man. As strikes rip the country apart and the news from abroad causes despair, matters build to a heart-rending crescendo. Tilly realises that for her the war may have ended, but the fight is just beginning…

 

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In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved killings.

But when a local property developer shows up dead, ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

The four friends, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron, might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?

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A murder. A missing manuscript. An undying love.

Thisbe Chisholm wants to be a writer. It’s 2007, a time of digital revolution and skyrocketing property prices, but she’s an old-fashioned girl. She doesn’t even own a mobile phone. She has no stars-in-her-eyes desire for fame, to see her name on the cover of a book, either. She longs only to tell of the stories written on her heart.

While her best friends, Penny and Jane, and her darling boyfriend, John, seem set for stellar careers in their chosen fields, Thisbe works nights as a hostess at a glitzy harbourside Sydney club – a job she despises but it’s paid the rent for the last three years since university graduation.

Just as she completes her novel, though, she is brutally killed at the end of John’s street.

Who murdered Thisbe? What will become of her novel?

From the gritty glamour of Bondi Beach to the cold streets of London, here is a tale of tragedy and literary betrayal, of a publishing industry grappling with change and a great love drowning in guilt-wracked grief. Haunting, whimsical and sharply observed, Her Last Words lays bare the truth that, while some crimes might go unpunished among the privileged, words themselves have a way of enduring – and exacting a justice all their own.

 

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Blair Harbour’s life as Hollywood’s top paediatric surgeon was perfect, until the night she was jailed for a murder she says she didn’t commit.

With ten years of freedom lost, her medical licence cancelled and her son being raised by foster parents, she’s ready to start again from scratch.

But when a former cellmate begs for help finding her missing daughter, Blair must risk it all to save a young life. Her only allies are a thief, a ganglord and the cop who put her away.

To do the right thing, Blair must mix with all the wrong people.

Will it put her new-found freedom on the line?

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Thanks for stopping by!

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 00:36:37

    Congratulations on your blogoversary! Ten years. Wow.

    So glad you are feeling better. Any sort of sickness is scary right now.

    I need to take a look at my Nonfiction Challenge. I feel like I have neglected it this year. I think I shall get busy on it.

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  2. globaldig
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 01:19:14

    Congrats on your bookoversary! long time for sure!

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  3. Donna
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 02:03:57

    The Women’s Pages sound interested. I love anything set around WWII.

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  4. sjhigbee
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 02:22:10

    Huge congratulations on your 10th blogoversary – what an achievement! I’m glad you’re feeling so much better – it’s not a good feeling to be sick right now… I hope the rest of the family recover soon, too. Your murder mysteries look intriguing, particularly Her Last Words… Have a great week, Shelleyrae.

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  5. Sam@WLABB
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 02:32:20

    Glad to hear you are feeling better (sorry the husband is now under the weather though). And wow! Ten years and you’re still here. That’s quite an accomplishment.

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  6. hibernatorslibrary
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 03:07:18

    Glad you’re feeling better!

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  7. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 03:10:47

    Happy blogiversary, and I’m glad the kids avoided the sickness. Have a great week!

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  8. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 03:40:38

    I’m so glad you are feeling better. Wow you do a LOT of challenges and are doing really well on them. I cut back on challenges and decided I’d rather do more reading than challenge tracking this year. *shrugs* I love them though.

    Anne – Books of my Heart Here is my Sunday Post

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  9. thebookdisciple
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 04:15:01

    I’ve watched an inordinate amount of true crime for 10 years now. Its disturbing, but I’ve decided to just roll with it! Glad you are feeling better!

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  10. yvonne473
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 04:41:21

    So glad you are feeling better! Happy 10th! Hope you have a great week!

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  11. Mareli Thalwitzer
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 04:49:52

    Congratulations! Wow! 10 years…. That’s a long time. Here’s to many more! May you be showered with books!

    Oooooh – international book giveaway…. Let me go see!

    The Thursday Murders Club seems like a good fun read. Will check it out.

    May you have a wonderful week!

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  12. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 06:01:59

    I amrelieved that you feel better! And congratulations on your 10 years of blogging!

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  13. Vi @Inkvotary
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 08:10:19

    Ten years of blogging. That is quite a number. Congrats on that! Glad you are feeling much better now. Being sick is never fun, no matter what. Happy reading and stay safe and well.

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  14. Jen G. (Introverted Reader)
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 08:43:08

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! I’m glad you and your family are feeling better. Enjoy your week!

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  15. Laura @ Library of Clean Reads
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 09:48:53

    Congrats on your 10 years of book blogging! I’m now in my 12th. Glad you’re feeling better. Looks like you’re doing great with your challenges.

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  16. Kathryn
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 16:50:58

    Congrats on the ten years. Well done. Sometimes we seem to just do the mundane but that we can do it is a good thing, I keep reminding myself. I am feeling Spring and have been out in the garden wiping away winter which is nice. A little at a time!

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  17. Marg
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 19:57:11

    Glad that you are feeling better!

    I am reading The Women’s Pages at the moment and enjoying it and I would like to read Kim Kelly!

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  18. Louise H
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 20:43:24

    Happy 10 years Anniversary! My blog started as one about scrapbooking, when my kids were young. As they reached those teen years they stopped letting me take photos and the crafting book was replaced with a reading one. I’m not sure how long I’ve been book blogging, though it’s only recently that I’ve joined in with memes and challenges that make me feel a part of the “community”
    Here’s to the next 10 years!

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  19. Beth F
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 21:59:22

    Congrats on 10 years! What else is there to do these days but watch TV, read, cook, & clean. I can’t wait to travel and socialize again.

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  20. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 23:18:01

    Congratulations on ten years of blogging! In April, I had twelve years, but I seldom take notice anymore. Plus, I have six blogs. LOL. Some I launched later then the first one (An Interior Journey, which went through a few name changes along the way).

    Enjoy your week, and I’m glad you’re feeling better.

    I have been eyeing The Women’s Pages.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

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  21. Cheryl Malandrinos
    Aug 31, 2020 @ 23:27:36

    Congratulations on 10 years. How exciting!

    I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better and that the other kids avoided it. It’s so hard when the whole family comes down with something.

    The Women’s Pages and The Thursday Murder Club sound great. I like cozy mysteries with unique main characters.

    Hope you have a nice week.

    http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2020/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-aug-31.html

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  22. tbretc
    Sep 01, 2020 @ 00:26:25

    Wow–10 years, congrats! I’m glad you’re feeling better!

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  23. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Sep 01, 2020 @ 01:18:07

    I’m glad you’re feeling better! Have a great week!

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  24. Helen Murdoch
    Sep 01, 2020 @ 03:36:43

    Goodreads says you are 25 books behind, but it looks like you are doing really well (let’s hope we don’t let Goodreads control how we feel about our reading!). Glad you’re feeling better.

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  25. Kathy Martin
    Sep 01, 2020 @ 03:59:01

    Nice looking bunch of books. I read Ink & Sigil too and bought a print copy for my brother to read because I thought he’d enjoy it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  26. Tanya Patrice
    Sep 01, 2020 @ 04:48:47

    Congrats!! Happy Blogiversary 🙂

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  27. Barbara Harper
    Sep 01, 2020 @ 07:17:44

    Congratulations on your blogoversary! Glad you’re feeling better. My husband had a touch of something on Saturday, but thankfully it faded out.

    I’ve read 45 books so far this year. I think I set my Goodreads goal for 50. I’ve finished 16 nonfiction. Yay!.I only aimed for the Nibbler (6 books), but I’ll have to check and see if they are in 6 different categories.

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  28. sherry fundin (@sherryfundin)
    Sep 01, 2020 @ 07:22:58

    candice fox’s book looks fabulous
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  29. 15andmeowing
    Sep 01, 2020 @ 11:18:40

    Glad you feel better. Looks like you got a lot of reading in despite being sick.

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  30. Mystica
    Sep 01, 2020 @ 11:59:15

    Congratulations on the book anniversary. It is a long time.

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  31. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings
    Sep 01, 2020 @ 21:35:48

    Happy blogiversary – I never know how to spell that! Glad to hear you a feeling better too.

    Have a lovely week!

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  32. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Sep 02, 2020 @ 00:02:51

    Congrats!!

    I am glad you are all feeling better!!

    The Thursday Murder Club looks awesome. I have been listening to a lot of true crime on podcasts lately – Redhanded and Crimefiles. 🙂

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  33. Berls
    Sep 02, 2020 @ 11:21:22

    Wow! 10 years! Congrats!

    Glad to hear your feeling better and that the kids seem to have escaped not feeling well – I think everytime we get even a little bit off right now it causes anxiety :/

    Hope you’re having a great week!

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  34. Susan
    Sep 04, 2020 @ 05:44:57

    You are on a reading roll! Congrats on 10 years for the blog! Here’s to many more …. !

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  35. Lola
    Sep 06, 2020 @ 06:14:11

    Good luck with your challenges! I hope you can finish them all. Congrats on your 10 year blogoversay.

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