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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday Post, Mailbox Monday and It's Monday What Are You Reading? May 8 Edition


Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


I had an emotional weekend. Went to the funeral of a friend on Saturday and visited another friend on Sunday who has bi-polar and is in hospital. It made for a very reflective weekend. It's good to remember all the good things in our life and to share our time and compassion with others. 

Are we already in the second week of May? I miss the sun. We have been getting a heavy amount of rain that has raised our river water levels. Montreal is an island, so there has been flooding in western parts of the city that are close to the water. In some areas it's so bad that homeowners are moving around the streets with boats. Hope all is well in your corner of the world.


Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.


Three books in my mailbox:







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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.


What I read and/or featured last week:


This book is introspective and reflective. It doesn't overwhelm but it does teach you a lot about yourself if you take the time to reflect.




Although I appreciated reading about her family experiences, I cannot say that this book was inspirational. Most of what I read was common sense, a little superficial, and felt more like a memoir of a mom who is proud of her parental achievements.




Although this is late middle-grade/YA fiction, I was carried away by Sofia and her story. This book made me burst into laughter and it made me burst into tears. I simply loved this one!




I've posted three reviews of children's books that celebrate discovery and playing outdoors. 
I love good kidlit!


Reading Now:


I saw this one for $0.99 and liked the description so I started reading it right away. I was in the mood for a dual timeline escapism kind of book!



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Hope you all have a great reading week.

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26 comments :

  1. A Perfect Day sounds good.

    It was another busy week but I did manage to finish some books. Come see what I'm reading.

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  2. You had a heavy weekend even though it was a very giving one. I adore the cover of The Grumpy Crocodile, maybe because I felt (although didn't show) grumpy with my Dad today!! Sometime a picture is great!

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    1. Yeah...we can all get grumpy every so often. :-)

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  3. A couple of books on your list have caught my eye - Chasing Shadows and The Secret of Altamura. Enjoy those and the rest of your books this week.

    Happy reading! Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

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    1. Chasing Shadows is good so far. I am about one third through.

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  4. I'm so sorry ot hear about your friend, and about your friend who has bipolar and is in the hospital. Take care, and I hope you find some comfort in books this week, if possible.

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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  5. Sorry for the loss of your friend. I'm sure your other friend you visited really appreciated your efforts. We had the rain last week, now it's cool but sunny so I hope that comes your way. Have a good week.

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    1. Thanks Mary. The sun peeks out once in a while but we have a cloudy forecast all week.

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  6. Heavy rain and funerals seem to go together. Hopefully the sun comes out for you soon in both ways! http://susanfaw.com/2017/04/book-review-seer-souls-mine/

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  7. I hope your family's safe from all the bad weather.

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    1. Thanks Kathy. We live close to the river but it's not so bad in my area. We are on higher ground.

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  8. Stay safe, and sorry to hear about your emotional weekend. I agree that we need to focus on the good in our life, be compassionate, and count our blessings.

    ENJOY your books...lots of pretty covers.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I know you are such a person. :-)

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  9. Nice assortment of books. We have had a few sunny days in a row now and I'm hoping it lasts for a while. I was getting really tired of gray, gloomy weather. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. Yep, really tired of the gray gloomy weather!

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  10. So sorry about your loss and your ill friend. And the rains sound like they are adding to the stress. Enjoy your books and thanks for sharing. I am curious about Keeping Kinley.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. I've read three books by the author of Keeping Kinley so I'm looking forward to reading this one.

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your friends. ((HUGS)) Hope your new books bring a smile to your face!

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  12. So sorry to hear about both your friends! And I hope your friend in the hospital gets better... and the flooding sounds awful. Can't even imagine having to get around in boats...and all the property damage and losses.

    The secret of Altamura looks interesting, and I LOVE that cover of Speed of Life. It's so bright and sunny...

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    1. Yeah...I don't ever remember the river water rising so high. I loved Speed of Light.

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  13. I love the children's titles that you feature. They look like such fun.
    The Secret of Altamura looks interesting.
    I hope you get some sunny days soon. Happy Reading!

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  14. Sorry to hear about your friends and the flooding. :( When I was 12 My parents sent me to a summer camp in Montreal and I loved it. I hope to go back one day. :) I'll check out The Secret of Altamura. Looks really good!

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