Monday, October 26, 2009

What Are You Reading On Monday

A weekly event hosted by J. Kaye’s Book Blog to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week.

Well the wheels fell off the bus for me this week, my intentions were great but the energy and motivation just wasn't there. Early in the week I did finish 3 books but sadly only 1 review and blog visiting was almost non-existent (sorry guys.)  I'll just see how things go this week, not going to make any wild predictions as it's my son's 18th birthday on Halloween so I'll be busy organising his party.

Congrats to all the wonderful readers who participated in Dewey's 24hr Read-a-Thon. Awesome job!! Alaine, Annie and I participated in April but not this time. Hopefully next year!

**Don't forget to check out my interview with Lee Moylan & enter the ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE giveaway  - open to everyone!!**


Books Completed Last Week:

AT GRAVES END by Jeaniene Frost - 4.5 stars (review coming) 

THIS PEN FOR HIRE by Laura Levine - 3 stars

TWENTY BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler - from my friend Jen @ Jenny Loves to Read - 4.5 stars (review coming)


This Week's Reading List:

HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins - page 60

GRACELING by Kristen Cashore


And this is my reminder for reviews still to do (eek! the list is creeping up again)

Twenty Boy Summer
At Graves End
The Painted Veil

To celebrate my 1st Blogoversary two lucky readers can take their pick from a choice of 6 books in this month's spookalicious competition. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.


  1. I just bought Graceling today! I started reading it in the car and so far I like it.

    Looking forward to what you think as well!

  2. Considering all that happened last week I think you did really well. But yes you have to try and catch up some reviews this week or I'll have to start nagging again!

  3. Seeing as we have similar reading DNA - I'll be waiting to see what you think of Graceling.

    Have been humming and haaaing about reading it :)

  4. You did well, even two or three books a week adds up to a lot in a year. I recently read The Painted Veil myself and enjoyed it very much. I look forward to your views on it.

  5. Good luck catching up but don't pressure yourself too much! This is supposed to be fun : ) Have a good week.

  6. 20 Boy Summer is sitting on my stack, I may move it up a notch or two!

    I read Shiver last week and need to get my thoughts down. Looking forward to your thoughts.

  7. Wow, I'd say you accomplished a lot! I know some read so many that I can't even imagine it...I usually do 2-3.

    My post is here:

  8. I have been wanting to read The Painted Veil. Happy reading.


  9. I still have more reviews than you do to do so you're doing fine. We all have those weeks (or two or three). I look forward to seeing your review of Shiver - I loved that one.

    Happy early birthday to your son. My grandmother has a Halloween birthday too.

  10. I'm glad you had fun at the Readathon - I totally missed it, maybe next year

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. I didn't realize you had a chronic illness as well. It's been a rough fall for me, and I'm feeling bad about not being able to write any book reviews for weeks. I appreciated your understanding.

    I enjoyed 20 Boy Summer, too, but The Hunger Games is one of the best books I've read all year! Hope you enjoy it this week. Busy week, here, too, with houseguests and Halloween and a day trip to NYC (which I hope I can handle!!)

    Have a good week -


  12. I'd say you still had a pretty great reading week! I'm hoping to read The Hunger Games this week, too. I hope you like it!

  13. I really want to read Graceling! The Hunger Games was great, as everyone told me before I read it :-)

    I hope your son has a wonderful birthday!!

  14. I haven't participated on a read-a-ton yet. Maybe next year, but I don't know. I sort of like my sleep. :)

  15. Hi Teddyree!

    Happy Birthday wishes to Alaine!!

    I loved Catching Fire and Evermore, can't wait to hear your thoughts!

    Dottie :)

    (Graceling sounds great too, hope you're feeling better!!)

  16. Hunger Games and Graceling are a fabulous pair. Enjoy!

  17. You're reading two books I own but haven't had the chance to pick up. Gah, I'm so behind.

  18. I think you're going to love At Grave's End by Jeanienne Frost! I know I did.

    Looks like you're going to have a busy week of reading! Have a great week!

  19. Does it help to know that despite all my mad reviewing lately, I still have 20 books in queue to review? ::sigh:: Hope you have a great week and your son has a wonderful birthday.

  20. I've had 20 Boy Summer on my shelf for a few months and I really have to read it. I even added it to the Fall reading challenge to make sure it does get read lol!

  21. Ooh 20 Boy Summer... interested in reading your review! :)


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