Monday, July 12, 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 never seem to be organised enough to post about what's happening in our life on Sunday so I include it in my Monday post, if you just want to skip to the book stuff go right ahead.  

What a busy week, we had family here for the first 3 days of the week which was ... busy. We went to the movies to see The Karate Kid which was great, I actually enjoyed it more than the original. Thursday was my baby girl's birthday (she'd be 20 now) and Friday the anniversary of her death. Cal insisted on introducing Bella to Taleah which was very sweet but I think Bella was more interested in our Subway lunch than saying hello. Friday, Cal and I spent the day with Alaine and her boys relaxing and just catching up, which was nice.


I love school holidays but sadly they're at an end, Cal goes back to school this week. While we haven't done a lot, Callum has been such good company, I think he's missed his brother who's been working away. We've had lots of fun with darling Bella now that she's so much better and her hair is regrowing and she's getting a hairy chest LOL. Soccer continues through the holiays but I love not having to do everything on a tight schedule. This week I'm hoping to read, review and scrapbook.


Just the one review again this week. click on the title if you'd like to see my thoughts on:

THE HEALERS by Thomas Heric ~ a real surprise

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Completed last week:

CAPTIVATE by Carrie Jones

SHADOWLAND by Alyson Noel (audiobook)

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This Week's Reading List:

SAND IN MY EYES by Christine Lemmon ~ page 95 (book tour)

THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson ~ International Book Tours

THE LIES WE TOLD by Diane Chamberlain

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Reviews scheduled this week:

LEVIATHAN by Scott Westerfeld

NEVER LET YOU GO by Erin Healy

Reviews still to do:

SPIRIT BOUND by Richelle Mead

BLOOD PROMISE by Richelle Mead

FORGET-HER-NOTS by Amy Brecount White

Hope everyone has a wonderful week ~ happy reading!!


This month on The Eclectic Reader one lucky reader can win Linger OR Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage OR The Confessions of Catherine de Medici OR Eternal on the Water. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.

27 comments:

  1. I'm thrilled to see that you've The Sky is Everywhere in your reading list for this week. Heard TONNES of good stuffs about it so I'd really love to hear what you think!

    Hope your week is good.
    Happy reading!

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  2. Glad to read Bella is on the mend. What a busy week for you all! Glad you had fun and hoepfully enjoyed your family's company. Back to school already??? Wow time sure flies. Good luck in the new school year :)

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  3. She's going through puberty!! LOL!! Glad to see that hair is coming in...your son is a doll!! Today I had a hard time getting into a book...hardly ever happens, but sometimes books just need to be sit down for a while and replaced with some other fun!

    Enjoy your week!!

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  4. Hope you manage to get caught up on your reviews this week. It's nice to see Bella recovering so well. Hope you have a great reading week. I started The Search last night and love it so even though it's not on my list I'll be reading it this week.

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  5. I am waiting for what you think of Forget her Nots!

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  6. I love the cover for The Sky is Every Where, so simple and pretty.

    So glad to hear that Bella is doing better, she's so cute :)

    Have a great week! Mine is here:
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  7. You had a big week. So glad to see that Bella is making a wonderful recovery! I will have to check out your review of the Healers since you said it was a surprise.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  8. Such a cute dog! It must have been nice to have the family around for what must have been a difficult day. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your week

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  9. Bella is very cute and I bet she's lots of fun.
    Have a great week!

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  10. It sounds like you had a busy and fun week. I just finished my review for Sand In My Eyes. I look forward to reading your reviews.

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  11. I'm thrilled to get to read The Sky is Everywhere. It's on the way to my mailbox as I comment. :) I have not heard of Sand in my Eyes, but it looks good. I'll be checking out the review! I've heard good things about The Lies We Told.

    Check out my post, and feel free to enter my contest.

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  12. Your son is a cutey...and Bella, well, she still looks like she's not too pleased with things...not yet!

    I have been seeing Sand In My Eyes around and I'm intrigued...of course, you know I read The Lies We Told last week. Hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  13. I so want to read The Sky is Everywhere, I hope you enjoy it! My Monday is here

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  14. Hi there! You have a lovely blog. It's been a slow week for me reading wise too. Can't wait for your reviews.

    Have a happy reading week! Here's my monday: http://mywordlyobsessions.wordpress.com

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  15. Hi there! You have a lovely blog. It's been a slow week for me reading wise too. Can't wait for your reviews.

    Have a happy reading week! Here's my monday: http://mywordlyobsessions.wordpress.com

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  16. You have some incredibly good reads coming up! And I can't wait to read your review of Spirit Bound. I loved that book! I can't wait until December and the spin off series.

    Have a great day!

    -My World of Books

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  17. The Sky Is Everywhere looks great, I hope you have a great week! :)

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  18. Your puppy is so cute, glad she is on the mend.

    You had a busy week, and your reads have intrigued me to maybe venture into an unusual genre for me.

    Dollycas
    http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

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  19. The Sky Is Everywhere is one I really want to read. I've heard so many great things about it. Enjoy your week!

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  20. I have been wanting to read something by Diane Chamberlain - all of her stuff sounds so good. I have Sand in My Eyes to read to. Enjoy your reading!

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  21. So glad to see that Bella's on the mend!

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  22. So glad Bella is doing better. She is so cute. Precious face.

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  23. So glad that Bella is better, she looks like a real sweetheart, too cute! It's still summer break here, for almost another month. Not that the kids haven't been going to school everyday anyway. Patrick just finished driver's ed., Kirsten goes 4 days a week to cheer camp (sometimes twice a day), and Kris's class isn't over until the first week in August. It's been an incredibly busy summer for us and I'm kind of looking forward to the schedule of the regular school year. It will be almost a relief to get back to normal, lol.

    Sheree, you should see my dog, lol, he's running around the living room chasing a fly!! LOL He ran smack into the wall, got up and chased it down the hall. Hope Bella is smarter.

    ((hugs sweetie))

    Dottie :)

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  24. Just have to tell you....your Cal is a handsome boy! How old is he?? I want to say 14, but am thinking that I am wrong.

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