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

 

Linking to: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? at BookDate; Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer; and the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

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Life…

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I had my second dose of Phizer a few hours ago, and so far so good, except my arm is surprisingly sore every time I move. Regardless I am relieved to have the protection given the explosion of Delta in NSW. So far there has been no trace in our regional area but I think it likely it will eventually escape the Greater Sydney cordon, there are unfortunately too many moron’s who have no compunction in flaunting the rules.

Other than that, it’s been a fairly ordinary week. Aleah & I are still watching Grimm, and I’m just about finished with Killjoys, which I loved. I’ve no idea what I’m going to watch next.

We’ve been watching bits of the Olympics too, I enjoy gymnastics and diving, my husband mainly watches archery and shooting, but we watched some skateboarding and BMX riding too because we were curious about what it would be like as an Olympic sport. Have you been watching?

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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All Her Fault by Andrea Mara

Gun To The Head by Keith Banks

The Last Guests by J.P. Pomare

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New Posts…

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Review: The Children’s Secret by Nina Monroe

Review: All Her Fault by Andrea Mara

Review: Gun to the Head by Keith Banks

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 


The fire took everything – except two women’s fighting spirits. A sweeping, big-hearted Australian family saga for readers of Judy Nunn and Victoria Purman. 7 February, 1967. Walls of flame reduce much of Tasmania to ash.

Young schoolteacher Catherine Turner rushes to the Huon Valley to find her family’s apple orchard destroyed, her childhood home in ruins and her brother dead. Despite her father’s declaration that a woman will never run the orchard, Catherine resolves to rebuild the family business.

After five sons, Catherine’s friend and neighbour, Annie Pearson, is overjoyed by the birth of a much longed for daughter. As Annie and her husband Dave work to repair the damage to their orchard, Dave’s friend Mark pitches in, despite the fact that Annie wants him gone. Mark has moved his family to the valley to escape his life in Melbourne, but his wife has disappeared leaving chaos in her wake and their young son Charlie in Mark’s care.

Catherine becomes fond of Charlie, whose strange upbringing has left him shy and withdrawn. However, the growing friendship between Mark and Catherine not only scandalises the small community but threatens a secret Annie is desperate to keep hidden.

Through natural disasters, personal calamities and the devastating collapse of the apple industry, Catherine, Annie and those they love battle to save their livelihoods, their families and their secrets.

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He heard a voice, someone calling out in the distance, followed by a loud fluttering of birds.  Bailey looked up just in time to see a body falling from the sky …

Investigative journalist John Bailey is doing his best to turn his life around after losing the woman he loved. He has a new job. He’s given up the drink. He even has a dog.

But then Federal Police raid his home with a warrant granting them unprecedented powers to take anything they want, including all his electronic devices and passwords. When Bailey protests, they threaten to put him in a prison cell.

Someone wants to stop Bailey doing what he does best – exposing the truth. He has been investigating the rise of a global white supremacist group and suspects that a notorious neo-Nazi in the United States has been directing deadly racist attacks on Sydney’s streets.

When the body of one of his key sources washes up on a nearby beach, it’s clear Bailey and anyone helping him have become targets. Bailey reaches out to a ruthless old friend – CIA veteran, Ronnie Johnson – to lure the enemy from the shadows.

An enemy who thought they were untouchable. Until now …

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Early in life Bella Sorensen discovers the world is made only for men. They own everything: jobs, property, wives. But Bella understands what few others do: where women are concerned, men are weak.

A woman unhampered by scruples can take from them what she wants. And so Bella sets out to prove to the world that a woman can be just as ruthless, black-hearted and single-minded as any man.

Starting with her long suffering husband, Mads, Bella embarks on a killing spree the like of which has never been seen before nor since.

And through it all her kind, older sister Nellie can only watch in horror as Bella’s schemes to enrich herself and cut down the male population come to a glorious, dreadful fruition . . .

Based on the true story of Belle Gunness whose murderous rampage began in Chicago in 1900, Triflers Need Not Apply is a novelistic tour de force exploring one woman’s determination to pay men back for all they have taken.

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If you encounter the Black Wind while out there at sea, all you can do is race back to shore. There’s no predicting it, no sailing it, no living with it. And if you’re a Dempsey, it can play tricks on your mind. . .

On the Tasman Peninsula, nestled amidst the largest sea-cliffs in the southern hemisphere, is Shacktown. Here the Dempsey family have run a drug ring for generations, using the fishing industry and the deadly Black Wind as cover. But when thirteen-year-old Forest Dempsey walks out of the ocean, bruised and branded, everything is imperilled – because Forest has been believed dead for the last seven years.

Mackerel Dempsey, out of jail on strict bail conditions, is trying to change his fate, doing his best to keep out of trouble before his next court date. His cousin Ahab has renounced the family altogether, in favour of working to keep the town and its fragile tourism economy safe. But in their search for answers about Forest, both Mackerel and Ahab can’t help but be drawn back into the underworld. What on earth happened to the boy all those years ago? And does it have anything to do with the infamous drug kingpin Blackbeard, who is rumoured to be moving in on Shacktown?

When secrets long thought buried at sea wash up on shore, generations of the Dempsey family must stand up for what they believe in, even if it means sacrificing everything. But in the gritty fight between right and wrong, blood isn’t always thicker than water, and everyone is at risk of being pulled under…

From the bestselling breakout author of The Bluffs comes a heart-stopping new thriller set on the rugged coast of Tasmania about modern-day pirates, family bonds and betrayals, and the hidden dangers that lurk in the deep…

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46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 02:10:25

    Love the Olympics! Watching a bit of everything! So much swimming! 😂

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  2. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 02:47:35

    Congrats on your second dose! That must be such a relief!

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  3. Stephanie - Bookfever
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 03:36:48

    I got my second dose last week 😊

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  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 03:56:58

    I cried when I got my second dose of the vaccine. I was filled with relief.

    I keep meaning to watch the Olympics. I am happy they have added additional sports. It is always fun to see people compete in some of the less well-known sports.

    The Enemy Within sounds promising.

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  5. Northwoman
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 04:09:33

    I’m so glad you are vaccinated and yes, too many morons. I am obsessed with the Olympics. It is eating a hole in my schedule.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  6. Vi @Inkvotary
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 05:18:21

    Don´t watch the Olympics live because it aires here in the middle of the night. But the news ticker keeps me informed. Glad you got your jab. The Delta mutation is one of my biggest worries lately. Stay safe and happy reading.

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  7. thebookdisciple
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 06:02:40

    Oddly, it is comforting to know that morons who flaunt the rules aren’t just a USA problem. It’s getting super crazy here-so many cases!
    I’m watching the olympics. Mostly gymnastics, but i did watch skateboarding and was surprised how much they fell!! And it looked super painful too!

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  8. myexpandingbookshelf
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 06:05:21

    Congrats on the second dose! It’s such a relief and such a great feeling knowing you’ve done your bit.
    My Sunday Post

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  9. Helen Murdoch
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 08:11:33

    I am all about the Olympics, skipping about between sports popular and not. The Australians are doing really well in swimming so it’s been fun to see that!

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  10. gulfsidemusing
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 08:31:03

    Congrats on getting your second dose of the vaccine! I got pretty sick afterwards, but was fine within 24 hours… hope your sore arm is the worst of it. We’ve been enjoying the Olympics, too.

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  11. Greg
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 09:34:10

    I’ve been watching a ton of Olympics. I’m watching track and field at the moment and wanna catch up on swimming.

    Congrats on vaccine and stay safe- it’s alarming how bad things are again and how many people don’t get it!

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  12. WendyW
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 09:38:33

    Congratulations on the second dose. It should make you feel much better about going out and about. I have been watching a bit of the Olympics, but not much this year. Too much reading to do! Hope you have a nice week.

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  13. Kathryn
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 15:29:48

    I do believe The Last of the Apple Blossom is one I’d like to read. will keep it in mind. Good you had your second jab, yes morons is the only word for them. We have some strange thinking people around for sure. Stay safe.

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  14. 1girl2manybooks
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 15:48:15

    I’m loving the Olympics also! Also planning on reading The Last of the Apple Blossom this week.

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  15. sandysbookaday
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 16:02:54

    Just had my first dose today. None of your books are on my radar. Take care. ❤📚

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  16. Marg
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 19:46:35

    The Last of the Apple Blossoms is the book that caught my eye. It is nice having the Olympics in our time zone for a change.

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  17. Mystica
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 21:46:32

    I got my second dose yesterday of Astra Zeneca. My arm is sore and I just wanted to sleep the whole of today. Feel better by evening though. At least that is now done though Delta variant raging here too.

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  18. Kathy Martin
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 22:58:33

    For some reason, probably the time difference, I’m not seeing much of the Olympics this time. I did see a little of women’s gymnastics and some swimming which are the two main sports I like anyway. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  19. Beth F
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 23:06:38

    Yay on getting your second shot! We haven’t watched as much of the Olympics as normal, but we have like what we’ve seen.

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  20. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 23:28:33

    Congrats on getting the second shot. My eldest son, who lives in Prague, had such a bad reaction to the first one, that he has to wait for the second one. And he is nervous about it. He isn’t that thrilled with the medical staff in Prague, so he isn’t sure of their advice.

    I know he wants to get it, though, so he can visit us here. And be safe.

    I am not a fan of sports on TV, so the Olympics have been a nuisance, cutting off other shows I want to watch…LOL.

    But I understand many enjoy them.

    The Last of the Apple Blossom looks good. Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  21. Jamie @ The Fantasy Princess
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 00:18:12

    I have been watching some of the Olympics but not much. Hope you have a great week!

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  22. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 00:23:14

    I’m glad you got your vaccine and aren’t having a lot of side effects! Grimm and Killjoys were both favorites — so glad you’re enjoying them! I’ve been watching bits and pieces of the Olympics, but due to the time difference here in the US, by the time I watch, I’ve usually already stumbled across the results. Still, I’m enjoying the gymnastics and swimming, and have even watched a couple of rugby matches, which is completely new to me! Have a great week!

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  23. Book of Secrets
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 01:37:45

    Yay, for your second shot! I was relieved to get mine too. Now there’s talk of needing a booster at some point. I’m ready!! The Delta variant is crazy out of control in the US, and so many people continue to rail against the vax and masks.

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  24. sherry fundin (@sherryfundin)
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 02:50:50

    glad you got your vaccine. i jumped as soon as it was available, but mr wonderful had to wait an additional month. i am a bit older with an issue, so i was first in line for the regular folks. here in florida the delta variant is exploding, along with alabama and some other southern states. all my family in alabama is in quarantine right now, testing positive. some got the vaccine, some didn’t. i haven’t seen them in a year and a half. it’s back to wearing a mask everywhere. I do not want to be sick at all! and it is breaking through the vaccine. i don’t understand these people who won’t get it!!!!!!!!!

    i have been watching some olympics and just finished watching a replay of the golf tournament. that was wild.

    some great looking books. i hope you enjoy them all.

    sherry @ fundinmental

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  25. yvonne473
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 02:54:25

    Glad you were able to get your second does of the shot. The Last of the Apple Blossom looks really good. Hope you have a great week!

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  26. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 03:56:13

    So glad you were able to get your second dose. My arm was terribly sore after the second shot, too, but it seemed a small price to pay. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  27. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 04:13:33

    I’m glad you’ve gotten your second dose! Enjoy the Olympics, and your new books. The Last of the Apple Blossom sounds good, and the other two sound quite suspenseful!

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  28. BookerTalk
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 06:53:06

    It’s a great feeling when you have that second jab – I know its not full protection but it certainly reduces the fear factor somewhat.

    Coverage of the Olympics here in the UK is frustrating – the time difference means that so many events have already finished by the time we;re awake. Plus the deal secured by the BBC restricts them to showing two events live only at any one time. I did watch the mixed triathlon – so riveting that I didn’t get to bed until after 1am. Swimming doesn’t interest me much but I do like the gymnastics and the track events

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  29. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 09:03:08

    Congratulations on your second shot! I felt so relieved when I got mine. I knew I was stressed but didn’t realize exactly how stressed until I had that level of protection. But my husband and I are bringing our masks back out (we mostly stopped wearing them when the CDC told us we could) because of the delta variant and the people who ignorantly refuse to get vaccinated. I’m all for freedom of choice, but it should be a truly informed decision, not an “Uncle Bobby Joe told me my DNA would change if I got that shot” kind of decision. 🙄

    We’ve been trying to watch the Olympics too but find it a bit frustrating with the time difference. We’ve caught most of the women’s gymnastics but somehow missed most of the men’s. And it feels like we’ve watched every single swimming race three times at least. Seriously, how many races are there in swimming? I like watching them but I’m ready for something new. So now I’ll watch track & field until I’m tired of it too.

    Grimm is one of the few shows my husband and I actually watched from beginning to end on network TV. When we were in Portland, Oregon last summer, we drove around to see a few of the filming locations. That was pretty cool.

    Enjoy your week!

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  30. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 11:13:50

    So glad you could get your second dose. My oldest is still nursing her 7-month-old and I worry for both of them.

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  31. vvb32
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 16:19:23

    Seen some highlights from the Olympics. Neat to see the skateboarding girls. Have a good week.

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  32. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Aug 03, 2021 @ 23:30:05

    Congrats on getting the second dose! I didn’t start feeling bad until late, but feeling sick for a day or two is worth the protection, IMO. The Deep looks interesting! Happy reading! 🙂

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  33. Flora
    Aug 04, 2021 @ 00:52:21

    Hi Shelleyrae. Glad you’ve got your 2nd dose too. The Delta variant cases are rising in my county here in the UK, however, we haven’t had any COVID related deaths since 21st May.
    Hope you have a good week.

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  34. sydneyeditor1
    Aug 05, 2021 @ 20:18:20

    I hope you are going okay with the second Pfizer jab. I’m glad you got it considering how things are going. In regards your books this week, oh my the blurb for Triflers not apply just made my head explode in the best way andd I NEED to know what Bella did!

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  35. Karen (@teamsheltie)
    Aug 06, 2021 @ 03:02:27

    My arm really hurt with the second dose and I was exhausted for exactly 24 hours then I was completely back to normal and it was totally worth it.

    I had a pretty decent reading week, with several of my library holds coming in at once…gahhhh! lol

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

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