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Monday, December 5, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #128


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. And here we are!

 Read Last Week:

Christmas in Mustang Creek (The Brides of Bliss County, #4)Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9)The Marco Effect (Department Q, #5)

Currently Reading:

The Shepherd's Life: A People's History of the Lake District



Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years. A Viking would understand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the gruelling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the fells.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 256 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date:  April 7th 2015 by Doubleday Canada

Why I'm Reading It:

I love a good non-fiction read from time to time and I have a love simple living and I like that this traces not only the history of shepherding in general but his own history as well. 

Up Next: 

Occult Paris: The Lost Magic of the Belle ÉpoqueThe Christmas Angel ProjectYou (You, #1)

What Are You Reading? What was your favourite book last week? Least Favourite? Tell me!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday Post #64

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

Howdy Folks!

How was everyone's first 3 days of December?
No news on the job front, but I am going to be applying to a ton of postings this week. This past week was a crazy one. Last Sunday we ended up having to go up to the family cottage in Northern Ontario for the day to help my elderly father winterize the place for the winter. Then we had to drive back down. Then on Wednesday Mr. Turning the Pages's mom had her second knee replacement and she got home yesterday. She's in pain but doing well. Yesterday we also went to a library sale at one of the biggest branches of the library system and I was able to score a TON of books that were brand new and uncirculated to give as gifts. We also had a special guest on the blog this week on Thursday! Mr. Turning the Pages did a review which you can find linked below. Have a gander and let him know what you think. I think he'll be on the blog more often. Last week was a busy reading month. I read 20 books and I also did 34 blog posts. I'm hoping to do more of both this month.

Next week is going to be busy as well. I have a ton of crafting, cleaning and gift shopping to do and the 7th is the 2nd anniversary of losing my mother so it's a sad week too. However, later today we're taking out dog to the Toronto Humane Society (where we adopted him from in February) to have his pictures taken with Santa! We get three prints for $15 and the money goes back to the Humane Society which we're so happy about. So next week I'll be sure to post them! 
I hope everyone has a lovely week.

P.S. Enjoy some cuteness! Alfie the grey hamster and Peeper my one eyed hamster (brown)

Last Week on Turning the Pages:







Next Week on Turning the Pages:


Book Haul:

Library sale brand new for 50 cents each:

Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo, #1)Lamplighter (Monster Blood Tattoo, #2)The Sea of Trolls (Sea of Trolls, #1)


Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane, #1)Steel Maiden (Divided Realms, #1)Filthy Beautiful Lies (Filthy Beautiful Lies, #1)The Short Game (Par For The Course, #1)Logan's RedemptionDare to Surrender (NY Dares, #1)Unexpected Chances (Chances #1)Seaside Christmas (The Seaside Hunters #5)A Mother ScornedDeep Sleepers (Tom Blake #1)Lost Cause (Daisy Dunlop Mystery, #1)

Library Haul:

Saga, Volume 6Saga, Volume 5Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25)Corralled (Blacktop Cowboys, #1)The QuietnessSaving CeeCee HoneycuttMy Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past

What's new on your end? 
Have a particular post you want me to check out besides your Sunday Post? Leave a link and I'll be sure to pop by!