Monday, July 26, 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. Thanks Sheila :-)

Well I don't know where the week disappeared to but after spending 2 days with a tummy bug, the rest of the week just flew by. I did have another lovely day scrapping with Alaine on Thursday, hopefully we can squeeze a day in this week too but depends whether Alaine has an assignment done & I have reviews done LOL. I scrapped this layout of Bella (photo taken on my i-phone on the day we adopted her in April.)
I've read some fantastic books lately so I'm really enjoying being back in the swing of reading and blog visiting again, now if I could just get the reviews under control, I'd be laughing.

And now to books ...
Click on the title to see my review of:

LEVIATHAN by Scott Westerfeld ~ my first foray into the Steampunk genre


Completed last week:

SAND IN MY EYES by Christine Lemmon - review 28th July


This Week's Reading List:

LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater ~ page 145 & loving it *squeal*

SAVOUR THE MOMENT by Nora Roberts ~ (audiobook) chapter 10

SAVING MAX by Antoinette van Heugten


Reviews scheduled this week:


SAND IN MY EYES by Christine Lemmon

Reviews still to do:

DARK FLAME by Alyson Noel

CAPTIVATE by Carrie Jones

SHADOWLAND by Alyson Noel

SPIRIT BOUND by Richelle Mead

BLOOD PROMISE by Richelle Mead

FORGET-HER-NOTS by Amy Brecount White

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.


  1. I so adore that page you created...may have to lift it!!

    Looks like some good reads on deck this week...looking forward to your thoughts on Linger. I so have to read that one!

  2. Great list of books you have to read but your review list is out of control! No scrapbooking for you miss!!!! At least not until you've done 3 of them or maybe it should be more!

  3. So much blogging talk about Linger! I haven't read it or the first one. Hope it is good.
    Here is my Monday list:

  4. I haven't really tried steampunk yet - I hope you enjoyed the read I will peek at your review :)

    I want to read Linger too!

    Have a wonderful week!

    (Oh and Bella's scrap layout is so cute!)

  5. Good luck with the reviews. Last week I focused on reviews and managed to catch up a bit - not that it'll last long.

    Saving Max looks interesting.
    Love the scrapbook page. :-)

  6. I very much enjoy Steampunk when it is integral to the plot.

    I haven't finished Westerfeld's book yet, but love his concept. I've read a few where the "steampunk" was simply window dressing and those were only ho-hum.

  7. I can't wait to read your review of The Sky is Everywhere, it's been on my TBR pile for awhile :) Have a great week!

    Mine is at:

  8. The cover for Linger is gorgeous. I keep hearing about this book, should take a look at it! My Monday is here

  9. I hope you enjoy Linger. It sounds like another great book. Glad you are feeling better. Have a great week!

  10. I hope you are feeling better. I have been wanting to read Leviathan. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday:

  11. I love your review on Leviathan and planning to to read it as soon as I get a copy. I see you have a few of Richelle Mead books to be reviewed. I'm reading Shadow Kiss and the series is awesome!

  12. Glad to hear that Linger is holding up :D

  13. I have Linger on my reading list this week too. Saving Max look intriguing hope you enjoy your week.

  14. I adored Sand In My Eyes. It was a great book. Visiting you from 'Til We Read Again:

  15. Scrapbooking is such an art! I don't know if I'd be any good at it, but I used to do the "old school" scrapbooks as a kid and loved it.

    Your books sound very good...Sand in My Eyes is one I've had my eye on.

    I guess I should start this Nora Roberts series!

    Enjoy! And thanks for stopping by my blog.

  16. I can't wait to read your reviews. I haven't read Shiver or Linger, but I have read mixed reviews. I loved VIsion in White, hated Bed of Roses, and I thought Savor the Moment was okay. Have a great week!

    My World of Books

  17. You've been doing some great reading! Enjoy the books you have on the go this week :)

  18. OK, this is the second time today I've heard the term Steampunk - what the heck does it mean??

    My oldest son loved Leviathan - I haven't gotten to it yet.

    Enjoy your books this week - looks like some good ones!


  19. Hi Teddyree,

    I read Leviathan a couple of months back and I can't wait for the next installment in the series.

    In fact, last week I readn another Scott Westerfeld book, Uglies which was even better than Leviathan IMHO!

    Here’s my Monday

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  21. I'm finishing City of Glass and Mistwood^^

  22. Glad you are feeling better Sheree!
    I do enjoy viewing your scrapbook pages. I really need to get moving again with my scrapbook, but I am so far behind that it is daunting. What I ought to do is just start with this month,move forward, and fit in back months when I can. One day...

    I really want to know what you think of Saving Max. The story intrigues me.

    I still need to read Spirit is sitting on piano, patiently awaiting its turn. LOL :D

    Linger...oh Linger... I do need to get my hands on the book, but I am on a buying freeze at the moment. Ugh!!! I see that you are liking the read with your squeal...look forward to your review.

    Hope your week is going well!!!

  23. 1st cuddle how cute!!!
    They grow up so fast :)
    Hope she is doing better and glad you Alaine got to spend some time together.


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