Monday, June 28, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and an Update

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 so happy to be back participating in Sheila's meme regularly & I've been getting around to visit more blogs which has been such fun!

It has been a busy but good week; Bella had her vet visit today and it was so nice to get some good news; things are definitely looking up for her. Now we just have to wait for her immune system to kick back in and her hair to re-grow and that will mean "full recovery." If love cures all then our little puppy will be better in no time. I took this photo of Bella giving Cal "five" before having her antibiotics, she learnt "high five" in just a couple of days (isn't she clever!)

I've spent time with Alaine most days and we had a lovely afternoon on Saturday with DVD's and pizza, our boys chilled and Bella & Cindy (Alaine's new puppy) met for the first time.

Callum has played full games the last two soccer games, which is great for his confidence after a shaky start to the season with all our family dramas. His team are now placed 5th in the competition, mid season which is a great result considering most of them are 16 playing against 18 year olds (hopefully they can maintain that for the rest of the season.) In the photo below Cal is the one in the air heading the ball.

I participated in the Pump Up Your Book tour for The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by the delightful Christopher Gortner and posted my review:

THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI by C W Gortner - check it out and enter the International Giveaway to win your own signed copy of this brilliant book!


Completed last week:

NEVER LET YOU GO by Erin Healy ~ 4 stars


This Week's Reading List:
I'm not too sure what I'll feel like after Spirit Bound so if you've read any of these and want to recommend my next book, please feel free :-)

SPIRIT BOUND by Richelle Mead ~ audiobook (chapter 6)

CAPTIVATE by Carrie Jones

THE LIES WE TOLD by Diane Chamberlain

SAVING MAX by Antoinette van Heugten


Reviews still to do:

THE HEALERS by Thomas Heric

BLOOD PROMISE by Richelle Mead

LEVIATHAN by Scott Westerfeld

FORGET-HER-NOTS by Amy Brecount White

Hope everyone has a wonderful week ~ happy reading!!


  1. OMG Bella is so darn cute and she is a clever pup! It is so wonderful that she is so loved and I'm sure that is assisting her recovery. I'm so delighted things are looking up for you Teddyree!

    Looks like some great reads there. ;)

    I'll look forward to your thoughts.

  2. If I get a vote I'd say Captivate and then The Lies We Told. It's been nice spending so much time with you, it's a real treat.

  3. Bella is very sweet-my kitties have a weakened immune system and the vet suggested giving them lysine to boost it-interestingly enough humans can take it too.

  4. I just reviewed The Lies We Told over at Chick Lit Reviews, I'm really interested to hear what you think about it. I thought it was quite good.

    Glad to hear your puppy is doing a bit better, hopefully she'll just keep getting better and better!

    Have a fabulous reading week and if you have a minute check out my Reading Week at There’s A Book.

  5. Sounds like a good week :)

    I hope they stay at 5th, or of course moves up

  6. Oh, I'm so happy to hear things are improving for Bella. Love the soccer photo. My kids all played and this was my favorite age to watch because they're so into it and the pace was fast :) Good luck to your son's team!
    Have a good week!

  7. Hooray! I am thrilled about the good news about Bella.

  8. Bella surely is a sweetheart. Saw the pic of Cindy and I think both of must've look really adorable together!

    As for what to read next, I'm voting for Captivate. I read Need few weeks back and seriously have a crush with Nick *blush* Cannot wait what is going to happen next.

    Have a great and thank you so much for stopping by my site!

  9. Ooh! I am breathing a sign of relief for Bella. Thank goodness things are looking up - just keep on loving her! She is a lucky puppy to have all of you!

    Captivate is on my radar to read soon. Have a super week! :)

  10. Three cheers for Bella!!! I am so happy to hear she on the mend :)

  11. So happy to hear that things are looking up for Bella! What a little sweetie :)

  12. I am so pleased to hear that things are looking up in your household. Sending lots of good, positive vibes to keep everything on the up for you.

  13. It sounds as though things are improving. You had a good week and another wonderful week of books lined-up. I am almost finished with Saving MAx.

  14. Awww... Bella looks soooo cute!! Give her high-five from me!

    I'm eager to know how you will like Saving Max! Will come by next week to read your thoughts. Have a great week! :)

  15. I like the sound of Saving Max. Will wait to see what you think of it. Thanks for coming over to my blog! very much appreciated.

  16. Bella just begs to be squeezed!!! I love her...and the next one to read is Diane Chamberlain's her writing!!

  17. Bella is such a little cutie! I'm glad she has such a loving home. It looks like you have some great reads waiting ofr you!

  18. I enjoyed your review of The Confessions of Catherine de Medici. It sounds like the kind of book I'd love.

    I hope you enjoy Spirit Bound. Of the other three books I've only read Captivate but the Diane Chamberlain book looks good. I'm glad to hear that Bella is doing better. Have a great week!

  19. So glad Sheree, that your puppy dog is on the mend. What a relief that must be for you all.
    Jenny xoxoxo

  20. Sheree, glad things with you and the boys are on more of an even keel these days. So happy to hear all the positively wonderful news about the pup and the fact that your youngest is doing well with his sport team!

    Take care of you and yours and glad to have you over at my reading on monday post as well earlier...

    jackie b central texas


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