Monday, November 16, 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.

I was so lucky to read two absolutely brilliant YA novels this week, Catching Fire, the 2nd novel in the Hunger Games trilogy and Graceling. Ahh does it get any better? Thank you to all my wonderful bloggy friends for the comments, emails, support, hugs, love and prayers over the week, I can't tell you how much it means. Our family is still under quite a bit of stress while we wait for specialist appointments and test results, it will be another two weeks before we have any real answers. Reading is such a wonderful escape but everything else is still a bit of a challenge so apologies for my  lack of reply comments on my blog.

I got two reviews done during the week - YAY me!!
Click on the titles if you missed them this week.

Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg

At Graves End by Jeaniene Frost


Books Completed Last Week:

CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins - 5 stars (review to come)

GRACELING by Kristen Cashore - 5 stars (review to come)


This Week's Reading List:

FIRE by Kristen Cashore - page 150

BED OF ROSES by Nora Roberts - page 119




And here's my list of reviews to do :-)

Catching Fire


The Hunger Games

Twenty Boy Summer


The Painted Veil

This month on The Eclectic Reader one lucky reader can win The Running Vixen OR Shadowland OR Captive of Sin. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.


  1. Sounds Good! Happy Reading!:)

  2. I really appreciate you keeping us posted. It's hard to know when to ask more questions and when to back off. ;)

  3. 2 weeks is so long when you need answers...I'll be thinking of you!!!

    Your reading week looks really great..enjoy!

  4. Hooray for escaping through good novels! I am sorry you are still waiting for answers. I have been thinking about you, your son, and your other loved ones, and I will keep you in all my prayers.

  5. I just finished Hunger Games and bought Catching Fire today to begin. I can't wait . . . to read them and your reviews!!

    BTW, I am just now getting back from a long absence and am not sure what is going on. I will have to read some of your past posts to get the details. Whatever the case, it sounds like you may need to be in my thoughts this week. Know that you will be!

  6. Hey Sheree, I'll be right there with you, good or bad, small comfort I know but it's all I've got!

    Can't wait to see what you think of Fire. Well I'm off to try and do some reading. Thanks for breakfast!

  7. I agree with you catching Fire and The Hunger games are awesome!

  8. You are stillin my prayers.

    It looks as if you had a great reading week. Those are some books that have interested me lately.

    Mine is here.

  9. WOW! You got 2 biggers done last week :) They were the most talked about books (i think)
    And Wow... I am also reading Sarah Dessen :)

    I hope all get's well and the sun shines upon you and your family moving the dark clouds forever!

    Take care!

  10. Two weeks seems forever sometimes, doesn't it? You all are still in our prayers here as you wait.

    Good on ya for the two reviews too! I think staying even on read vs. reviewed is a major accomplishment. ;-)

  11. The cover for Bed of Roses is very different from mine - I wonder why that is. Hope you're enjoying it - it's up next on my list!

  12. I hit the publish button too fast. Just want you to know you're in my thoughts. Hope the next weeks pass quickly and easily.

  13. I think I must be the only one left who has not read The Hunger Games.

    Mondays: Musings/Mailbox/Whereabouts

  14. I love coming to your blog: good titles, cute candles and lots of stuff to look at, so adorable here.

  15. Great week passed and current. I am off to read your reviews. :)

  16. So sorry that you have to wait two weeks for answers. The waiting can be tough. I am thinking of you and your family.

    Congrats on your reading and the reviews you were able to accomplish. I will say, this time, you and I (I believe) will differ on our thoughts in regards to Catching Fire.

    I have Fire but my 14 year old has claimed it first so I must wait to start that read.

    Hope your week is peaceful.

  17. I've been seeing Hunger Games all over the blogosphere. I must be missing something! LOL

    Happy reading this week!

  18. Love Elizabeth Berg's writing (even if I do have to have a few tissues ready for the tears!)

  19. I hope this week isn't too stressful for you.

    I don't read YA but I keep hearing of these two so maybe I need to start.

  20. Hi Teddyree,

    Glad to hear you got two reviews done this week!

    I don't read many YA's but I've heard great things about these two!

    Great reading week coming up!

    Thinking of you and your family and sending well wishes your way!

  21. Two 5-star books this week? Looks like you had an enjoyable reading week!

  22. Still praying for you and your family. Yes, reading is a wonderful escape. :)

    You read Catching Fire and loved it! Oh I am just starting Hunger Games this week so I am excited to dig into both!

  23. Great List! Love Kristen Cashores & Suzanne Collins books.

    You can read mine here.

  24. Not really being the know with YA fiction, I *have* heard of Graceling and it sounds very interesting. I'm probably going to check it out.

  25. So many good books! I finished Catching Fire recently and loved it!! Now I have all of these on my TBR list.

    So glad you were able to enjoy some reading and escape your worries for a little while. So sorry you have to wait, that's so hard to do. We're waiting on test results for my son too. Sending all good thoughts and I hope you can enjoy some happy reading again this week. :)

  26. Now that i have read River Of tear - I jut might be able to read the Suzanne Collins books...

    looking forward to your thoughts on Fire...



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