Monday, October 04, 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 :)

Apologies for being MIA but I was in holiday mode and while I had good intentions of posting while we were away ... it didn't happen :) Cal's soccer team made it thru to quarter finals but unfortunately were on the losing side when it came down to a penalty shoot out. Very disappointed boys but the team parents still found plenty of reasons to celebrate. I've come home for a holiday LOL 

So this week I have a lot of catching up to do. My September competition will be drawn and the competition for October posted and I'm determined to get reviews scheduled. Thursday I'll probably be a little sore and sorry as I'm having some moles removed from my back which is always a scary time considering my mum's death from melanoma. On the up side, October is an awesome month with lots of birthdays. My sister turns 40 this year, Alaine and her eldest son celebrate birthdays and my eldest turns 19 on 31st October which is also Halloween. Anthony has quite a bit of work away this month so I've got my fingers crossed that he'll be home for his birthday. 


Now on to books: two books finished, one was a bit of a chunkster @ 570 pages and one was an audio book 

THE SCARLET LION by Elizabeth Chadwick ~ thoroughly enjoyed this follow-on from The Greatest Knight.

SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson ~ this one has been on my reading pile since listening to Wintergirls and with all the hoo hah of the last few  months, I pushed it to the top of my priority list ... glad I did! 


This Week's Reading List:


BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver (audiobook)


Reviews scheduled this week:

SAVING MAX by Antoinette van Heugten

STILL MISSING by Chevy Stevens

Reviews still to do:

FALLEN by Lauren Kate


MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins


THE LIES WE TOLD by Diane Chamberlain

SPIRIT BOUND by Richelle Mead

BLOOD PROMISE by Richelle Mead

FORGET-HER-NOTS by Amy Brecount White


  1. I'm glad you had such a good holiday and didn't post. Good for you. All the best for the mole removal on Thursday. My husband just returned from the doctor to be told he needed to get some suspicious skin-cancer looking things looked at on Friday. Let's hope all is well for you both.

    Your reading list looks good. I am currently reading a swag of books - from Nora Roberts Valley of Silence, to one of the Vampire Diaries, to a French travel narrative (Ooh, la la, a French Romp by Anne Rickard)...Too many good books, too little time..:)

  2. Welcome back! Seems like October will be a busy month for you. But first off, I'm sending you some good vibes for your upcoming procedure. Here's hoping that everything is OK!

    By the by, I am thrilled to see that you're planning to listen to Before I Fall this week. It has been on my wishlist for like... forever and I hope you'll enjoy it.

    Have a great start of the week, Sherry!
    See you around =)

  3. Glad you had such a great holiday, but sorry the boys didn't make it all the way. Still getting to the quarter finals is awesome.

    Hope your enjoy Before I Fall, really great read. I am now looking forward to reading Oliver's new book Delirium when it comes out.

    Have great week.

  4. Vacation really takes all my reading time away. I just came back from one and I know how it turns out. LOL. Hope everything will go well and cant wait to hear your thoughts on Spirit Bound and Blood Promise =)

  5. I read Speak a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it! I own Before I Fall and still need to read it...

  6. I keep meaning to read Speak, especially after Banned Book week last week. Before I Fall has been beside my bed since before the summer began.
    Hope you had a fabulous holiday.

  7. I cannot WAIT to read Speak -- I still can't believe that I haven't read it yet, but I do have it coming to me this week! Can't wait to read your thoughts on it!

    Here's my Monday: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

  8. Shoot out's are the worst. You seem to have a bust October!

    I hope you love Before I fall as much as I did. Looking forward to your reviews too, there are lots of great books in that list :)

    Happy to see you back!

  9. You did good!

    Right now, I am not reading anything. Massive slump!

    Here is my Monday post!

  10. I am glad you read Speak, I really want to read it too after all the news about it.

    Happy reading!

  11. Glad to hear you had a good holiday :) I get behind on my reviews too, I figure I'll catch up some day!

  12. I really enjoyed Before I Fall and I hope you do too. There are some good underlying messages in that book.

  13. I've heard nothing but good things about Before I Fall. Enjoy it!

  14. So many books I've enjoyed on your lists. Loved Speak and Before I Fall.

    Looking forward to your thoughts on Fallen, Saving Max, and 13 Reasons Why!

  15. That penalty shot was a stinker for sure!! Sorry about the team losing :(

    Looks like you've got plenty to keep you busy though!!

  16. Glad you enjoyed your time away. You have some great titles here that I want to read .

    Have a great reading week!

  17. October is my birthday month and our anniversary too. And since our baby is due November 3 it is possible that's we'll have another October birthday as well. I love October!

  18. Wow, I am glad you had a wonderful time! October is good!! Thanks for the giveaway, I hope you enjoy this month too! I have been wanting to read Speak for a long time!


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