Monday, May 10, 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.

I'm tired and the week has just begun, hopefully this week isn't quite as hectic as last. On a positive note, I finished 2 books and posted 2 reviews last week ... it's the most productive I've been in months LOL. When you're used to reading 3 or 4 books a week, it seems like such a little thing to get excited about but hey it's the little things that count :-)

Thursday was a lovely day spent scrapbooking at Alaine's. I completed the layout below of my sister and I, the photo was taken 2 years ago on my 40th birthday.

Hope all the mum's had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday, mine was a day of mixed emotions. My mum loved roses and this beautiful poem expresses much of how I feel.

If roses grow in Heaven, Lord

Please pick a bunch for me.

Place them in my Mother's arms

and tell her they're from me.

Tell her I love her and miss her,

and when she turns to smile,

place a kiss upon her cheek

and hold her for a while.

Because remembering her is easy,

I do it everyday,

but there is an ache within my heart

That will never go away.

author unknown

Click on the titles to see my reviews

SAVING CEECEE HONEYCUT - 4.5 stars ~ delightful story

STARGAZER by Claudia Gray - 4 stars  ~ more enjoyable than Evernight


Completed Last Week:

NEED by Carrie Jones - loved this one!

FORGET-HER-NOTS by Amy Brecount White - a really sweet read from International Book Tours


This Week's Reading List:

LEVIATHAN by Scott Westerfeld  ~ chapter 11 (audiobook)

THE MIDWIFE'S TALE by Gretchen Moran Laskas

THE HEALERS by Thomas Heric


Reviews to come

THE RECKONING by Kelley Armstrong


  1. Your scrapbooking of you and your sister is so precious. I never learned to do that nor do I have the patience to do it but I think it is all so pretty. Good books you have there to read!!!

  2. The poem is lovely and I was thinking of you and your Mum yesterday. It's fantastic that you read and reviewed 2 books last week! See you for a cuppa after 9am.

  3. I love that scrap beautiful and so is that poem!!!

    Happy Mother's Day!!!

  4. Beautiful page layout... I never get mine to look so pretty..

    Or I am probably too critical..

    I know what you mean about the simple things meaning so much... Take it easy hon and I love your choice of books for this week..

    Westerfeld is good...


  5. Really lovely scrapbook page, hope you have a great reading week.

  6. Thats a really lovely picture of you and your sister. And well done on getting the reviews done.

  7. Happy Mum's Day!
    That is a lovely picture of you and your sister. Well done on the reviews. Slow but steady. It doesn't matter to me how many you review. As long as you feel better every day, that's what counts. Oh yeah, and read books you like! Have a great week Pumpkin.

  8. Beautiful picture!

    Loved Leviathan. Finished CeeCee today and putting my review up this week (really enjoyed it).

    Here is my Monday:

  9. I have several of your read and to be read books sitting on my TBR. Have a great reading week.

  10. Nice scrapbook layout and a beautiful picture of the two of you! The poem was very moving.

    I enjoyed your review of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and can't wait to read it myself. I'm glad you loved Need. I hope you get the chance to read Captivate soon. It has quite the cliffhanger for an ending.

    I hope you enjoy your reading this week and have a great week!

  11. What a beautiful poem - you brought tears to my eyes! Mothers Day is bitter sweet for me as well... I miss my mom so much.

    You have wonderful books coming up. The Midwifes Tale looks good. Have a less hectic week! :)

  12. Happy Mother's Day to you, Teddyree. Hope it isn't too late for me to wish you that =) What a beautiful poem which so much reminds me to appreciate the Mum I have whilst I still have her here with me..

    Saw that you're planning to read Leviathan there and I'm absolutely jealous. I've pre-ordered the PB copy which will be released in 22 days! Cannot wait :D

    Hope that you've an enjoyable week, this week. Till later, have a pleasant day!

  13. Happy Mother's Day! So glad to see yours was great and I love the scrapbook page, beautiful!

    Can't wait to see what you think of Leviathan, I'm still not finished with it. And I'm really hoping to read Forget-Her-Nots soon.

    Have a fabulous reading week!

  14. Hi Sheree!

    happy Mother's day to you and the poem is lovely.Hope you have an enjoyful week and happy reading!

  15. I read Need when it first came out. Its fabulous. Glad you enjoyed it too. Great blog. Beautiful design!

  16. What a lovely picture of you and your sister. I really would love to read both Need and Forget Her Nots hope you enjoy them both. Have a great week.

  17. That scrapbook page is amazing! And the poem made me want to cry, in a good way.

  18. Love scrapbooking! I haven't done it in awhile, reading just takes up so much time. Love how you did your layout, very pretty.
    Hope you enjoy your reading week,
    Natalie :0)

  19. The Healers look interesting I hope you enjoy your week!

  20. I love the scrapbook page of you and your sister!

    Oooh Leviathan! I've heard such good things about that one :)

  21. Your layout is gorgeous.

    I'm sorry Mother's Day was bittersweet but I know your mum was with you because you carry her in your heart.

  22. Hi Teddyree!

    Beautiful sentiment, I loved the poem.

    Dottie :)

  23. Scrapbooking! That is a hobby I seriously need to pick up again...


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