Monday, February 22, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?




A weekly event hosted by Sheila from One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week.

Well unless I get a gallop up and finish the month with a bang my book total for February is going to look pretty sad LOL. But, while being a little disappointed with my reading accomplishments I was absolutely overjoyed to go to scrapbook camp with loads of help from my best friend Alaine.

Spending quality "girly" time with friends at Daisychain holds a special place in my heart. We only get to see each other a few times a year, but each time it's like it was yesterday. We spend time doing all the things we love; scrapbooking, catching up on family news, chatting, laughing til the tears roll & our sides ache, eating yummy food, and being silly... it's just the best medicine. Being emotionally nurtured and cared for by special friends is the most wonderful feeling.

Here's one of my favourite layouts I did on camp, if you'd like to check out the others I should have them up on my scrapping blog Excerpts from the Edge later today. The photo of Callum and I on holidays was taken in Jan 2009.



Click on the title to see my review:

DEVOURED by Amanda Marrone

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Completed Last Week:

COLD JUSTICE by Katherine Howell - 5 stars

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This Week's Reading List:


My goal this week is to finish the first two books on my the list as I've been reading them for quite a few weeks and I'm actually tired of seeing them up here :-) 

THE IRON KING by Julia Kagawa - page 218

BURN by Ted Dekker & Erin Healy - page 25

OUR FAMILY CONSTITUTION by Scott Gale

KISSES AND LIES by Lauren Henderson

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Reviews scheduled for this week:

GLASS HOUSES by Rachel Caine - 4 stars

WOMEN OF MAGDALENE by Rosemary Poole-Carter - 4.5 stars

THE CRYING TREE by Naseem Rakha - 5 stars, achingly sad


This month on The Eclectic Reader one lucky reader can win The Iron King OR Ecstasy Unveiled OR Captive of Sin. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.

46 comments:

  1. I'm glad you had a great time scrap-booking! The photo of it looks amazing... it makes me want to start, but I don't think I can afford another hobby!
    :)

    I look forward to the reviews - The Crying Tree sounds intriguing.

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  2. I can't wait to see what you think of The Iron King. It seems to be popping up all over blog land, and I'm still trying to decide if I want to give it a try.

    Good luck with your reading this week!!

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  3. Your scrap booking page is beautiful, you clearly have a talent for it.

    I hope yuo enjoy finishing off Iron King, I am looking forward to your review.

    Here is my link for this week
    http://pageturnersbooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_22.html

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  4. Love the scrapbooking page! Scrapbooking is such a great and fun hobby :)

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  5. That scrapbooking page look absolutely gorgeous! It sure takes a lot of creativity to do such thing =)

    I've not been good in the reading department within this couple of weeks as well. Wonder if you've any remedy to fight off reading slump??

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  6. Love the scrapbooking page.... I used to be a huge scrapbooker and am still sitting on the mother load of supplies.

    Enjoy your reading week - I have Iron King and Burn as well and both look wonderful!

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  7. Scrapbook camp really was the best medicine! I haven't done a Monday post yet and with the amount of Uni stuff I'm not sure I will get to it. Maybe tonight when Desperate Housewives is on.

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  8. I can't think of anything better than spending time with good friends. Have a great reading week!

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  9. Glad to hear you had a great time at scrapbooking camp! Good luck with your reading goals this week :)

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  10. Scrapbook camp looks like a blast! I would love to go to one some time, it just sounds so fun! And your page looks great!

    As for the reading...yeah, I think it's going around. I find myself pushing through books just to get them done. I just want to read something that I can't seem to want to put down! Hopefully you'll finish a few this week and end with a bang this month! Good luck!

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  11. Glad to hear you had fun at scrapbooking camp!

    Have a great reading week!

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  12. That scrapbook page looks really good!!

    I had a slow reading week too last week. I'm hoping to do a bit better this week.

    www.chrissiescorner.co.uk

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  13. It's good to know you had a great time :) Scrap booking sounds fun.. Have a wonderful week..

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  14. Cant wait and find out how you find Iron King. The book looks amazing! enjoy.

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  15. Your scrapbook page looks great! I can't wait to read all three of your reviews for this week, they are all on my wish list! I've read several Ted Dekker books and hope the one here is as good as the rest. Happy reading!

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  16. Come on, Teddyree! You can totally finish The Iron King and Burn this week for sure! I totally know how you feel, though, it took me two and a half weeks to read the first Trixie Belden book. My distraction was other books, but let me just tell you that I think your scrapbooking looks awesome and definitely seems worth slowing the reading down. Thanks for sharing a little bit of what you did last week in scrapbooking with us and good luck reading this week. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing what you have to say about Burn when you finish it. :-)

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  17. I've got a few Dekker books on my list this week too!

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  18. Wow! That's a fabulous photo and layout! I'm impressed! Enjoy your books this week! I'm looking forward to those reviews you have scheduled.

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  19. Wow - your layout is outstanding. I really do love it. I am glad to hear you and Alaine had a good time at scrap camp.

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  20. What a pretty layout and a great photo of you and your son!

    I'm so glad that your scrapping camp was a success! Have a great week and enjoy your books =)I'm really looking forward to read your thoughts on The Iron King.

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  21. I have been wanting to read Burn. I adored The Crying Tree. Your scrapbook page is splendid. Have a wonderful week reading.

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  22. Love that Ted Dekker cover! looks spooky!

    Hope you have a great reading week! Check out mine at: http://ruthiesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_22.html

    Have a good one! :D

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  23. It's nice to have a breather from reading, especially if it's starting to feel like work!

    Enjoy this week!

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  24. Scrapbook Camp sounds like it was great fun. Your books TBR for this week look interesting. I've been seeing The Iron King cover around, but not heard much about teh actual story...

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  25. Scrapbooking and reading, 2 of my favourite things. Have a great week

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  26. The Women of Magdelene sounds like it could be interesting. I will skip the achingly sad The Crying Tree!

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  27. Sounds like you had a great time scrapbooking with your friends. Nothing beats a little time spent with the girls :o)

    Hope you have a great week

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  28. Oo, Your Family Constitution sounds interesting! Great list!

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  29. I like your scrapbook design. I used to dabble in scrapbooking when I was in college but I kind of got out of the habit and I stopped taking pictures. I'm glad you enjoyed scrapbooking camp.

    I hope you enjoy your books. The Iron King and Burn are both books I hope to read. Kisses and Lies sounds like it will be interesting too.


    Here is what I've been reading.

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  30. Scrapbooking camp sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for the comment on my review for The Iron King! Have a great reading week :)

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  31. Wow, you are a fab scrap booker. I tried to get into it, but never really could, as I have no flair for art.

    I can't wait to read The Iron King!

    Happy Reading. Here's what I'm reading.

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  32. Kisses and Lies sounds great. I can't wait for your review! :]

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  33. I think scrapbooking is so hard and takes such creativity to make it look good. Your's looks great!

    I can't wait to hear your thoughts about The Crying Tree. Love the description...achingly sad. :(

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  34. I've been wanting to read the morganville vampires series for awhile! enjoy your books!

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  35. I hope to finish one that has been on my list for far too long too. Good luck to both of us:)

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  36. Lovely scrapbooking layout Teddyree. Very nice. I think you have done amazing with your reading as always.

    Nice line up as always.

    Best
    L

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  37. I'm currently reading several books at the moment, and this is one of them...

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  38. I totally identify with the way you described scrapcamp. When my friend Tracy and I get together for the day I have the absolute wonderful time!! I LOVE LOVE your layout!!!!!!!

    Have a great week of reading!

    P.S. I'm reading Shiver right now...LOVE IT!

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  39. I TOTALLY love that page! I want to learn scrapbooking too :)

    Well, my Feb stats are at 0 - so don't worry! :)

    But I got to read a lot of short stories, so i m happy abt that at least! I am glad you had a gr8 time at the camp!! I so wish for some all-girls time too :)

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  40. Great scrapbook page! Hope you have a great week reading!

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  41. wohooo!!! teddyree.....lots of books to be read huh...!!!! hiks.... enjoy your reading!!!

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  42. What a fun way to spend your weekend? I love just hanging out with the girls. That is a lovely photo of you and your son. so sweet!

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  43. Love the layout Sheree. Scrapbooking is fabulous. I really ought get back to it.

    Please let me know how you like Your Family Constitution. I am still very interested in that book.

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  44. Yay you finished The Iron King! What are you going to read next?

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  45. Love that scrapbook page! Such a cute picture :)

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