Monday, December 21, 2009

What Are Your 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.

Hope everyone is getting into the spirit of christmas. I've almost finished shopping for Christmas pesents, and the birthdays we have in late Dec and early Jan. I've spent hours making cards & wrapping gifts (such a fun part of christmas) and this week we have the big Christmas grocery shop to do and of course cooking all the yummy christmas treats. Marshmallow balls, Ferrero rochers, rocky road, shortbread, nuts n bolts ... drool.

I'm hoping to get a review committment up before I go in for my surgery but no pressure! I don't think there'll be any reading done this week, if we happen to have everything done for christmas early, I'd love to go to the movies with my family and see Avatar. I have listed 2 books, my current audiobook and my only christmas themed read, A Christmas Ball but these will be ongoing over the next few weeks whenever I have time to pick something up.

My bloggy friend Lea from Closetwriter, shared some pics of her gorgeous christmas tree so I thought I'd do the same. Here's our tree, pressies and all ... and each year I buy a new decoration, 2009's is the wooden reindeer below.

To all my blogging friends please stay happy, healthy and safe, and share the LOVE :-)

Reviews completed:

GRACELING by Kristen Cashore - 5 stars

MOON CALLED by Patricia Briggs - 4 stars

KITTY & THE MIDNIGHT HOUR by Carrie Vaughn - 3.5 stars


Books Completed Last Week:

FIRE by Kristen Cashore

MIRACLE IN SUMATRA: The Story of Gutsy Gus by Jeanne McNaney


This Week's Reading List:

A CHRISTMAS BALL by Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan, Alissa Johnson

THE SHOP ON BLOSSOM STREET by Debbie Macomber (audiobook) - chapter 3

And last but not least I wanted to acknowledge some blog love received, hopefully I'll have time at a later date to pass these on, but for now, thank you :-)

A big thank you to Chioma from Black and Blue Ink for the Gorgeous Blogger Award, this is an award that I didn't have and a very cute one!

Also thanks go out to Pamela @ From Barbies to Words for the One Lovely Blog Award

To celebrate blogging friendships & my birthday two lucky readers can take their pick from a choice of 6 books in my Dec/Jan giveaway. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.


  1. Your tree is pretty! I know what you mean about having little time to read at this time! I've been tempted by Debbie Macomber's books so look forward to your review! Hope you have a great week, Merry Christmas!

    I'm off to read your review of Moon Called!

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  2. I am glad you're enjoying preparations for Christmas, though I wish you didn't have to deal with an upcoming surgery. I hope it's nothing serious.

    It looks like you have some fun reading lined up!

  3. How wonderful. I just love those photos. Hope you have a fabulous holiday season!

  4. I loved Graceling!! I also want to read The Christmas Ball anthology!

  5. Have a wonderful holiday.. I have been waiting to watch Avatar too :) Ur tree looks great too

  6. Your tree and ornaments are wonderful. Have a merry Christmas. My Monday:

  7. The tree looks great. We do not wrap our gifts until the night before. Yeah...we torture ourselves every year. On Christmas Eve once the kids are asleep we start wrapping for the morning when magically the gifts appear. :D My mom, every year, buys the kids a new ornament. Can you imagine how many ornaments we have? A lot. LOL
    I hope you have a fabulous Christmas.

  8. Wonderful tree :)
    Ack presents, still waiting for bfs to arrive (it was supposed to come last week) Still knitting on one of mums, yikes

  9. Lovely photos, thank you for sharing them with us! It gave me even more Christmas spirit =D Oooh, and I really loved the star on top of the three and the reindeer was really cute.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas time with your family! Snowy Christmas ((hugs)) from me

  10. Lovely tree and I really like the reindeer : )
    Enjoy what reading you can fit in as well as all the sweet treats!
    I'm wishing you and yours the very best Christmas and I'll be keeping you in my thoughts re your surgery.
    Merry Christmas!

  11. You have been busy! I have a little more shopping to do which I hope to "wrap up" today.

    I want to see Avatar too, hopefully over the next couple of weeks with our son here from college.

    Tree looks wonderful!

  12. Loads of good wishes to you and your family as well for the season...

    I am pleased you are still getting in some reading and of course I hope somes cools books are under that tree for you..


  13. I hope everything goes well, and indeed your tree looks great! Have fun reading the books you want to read. :)

  14. Your tree looks great! Happy reading and happy Christmas!

  15. Glad to see you having such a fun holiday season. Yummy treats! Beautiful tree!

    Hope Avatar is good. We're hitting that and Sherlock Holmes on the 26th. What fun!

    Thanks for letting us know you got the books. So glad they came faster than we thought. Weren't sure going international during the holiday season.

    Love, Hugs and Prayers for a joyous holiday, and quick recovery from a successful surgery and nothing but good news in the New Year!

    Merry Christmas and thanks for being one of our wonderful blogging family members.

    Alyssa, Jake and Gregory

  16. Love the Christmas tree! We're packing to move so we didn't put one up this year! :( Looks so lovely with all the presents below!

    Well-Read Reviews

  17. You tree looks lovely, as do all the gifts under there. What are nuts and bolts??? Everything sounds tasty, but those especially.
    Thoughts, prayers, and hugs, my friend. Hang tight and feel free to email me and vent anytime. That's what friends are for :)

  18. Your tree looks great! I'm done shopping, but have some serious wrapping to do.
    Graceling was one of my favorite books of the year! I need to read Fire still though.

  19. I love that holiday reading photo =)

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday Sheree!!

  20. I love your tree and reindeer! And congratulations on your two well deserved awards :)


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