Monday, October 11, 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 this week is short and sweet on news and reading. I did receive the all clear on the abnormal moles I had removed last Thursday ... no melanoma so that was a huge relief. We've had awful weather over the last week or two and torrential rain in the last 24 hrs, has dropped another 150mm of rain (6 ") on our normally sunny city.  You'd think it would be perfect weather for reading and blogging and we do need the rain but I find it difficult to motivate myself when it's so dreary! Like everything around me I feel a bit damp and mouldy LOL

This week I'm hoping to catch up on some blog visiting while I watch the Commonwealth Games ... go the Aussies!!

So same reads as last week but I did catch up on a couple of reviews. Click on the titles if you'd like to check them out.

STILL MISSING by Chevy Stevens ~ 5 stars

SAVING MAX by Antoinette van Heugten ~ 4.5 stars


This Week's Reading List:

A DOG NAMED SLUGGER by Leigh Brill ~ page 188

BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver (audiobook) ~ chapter 3


Reviews still to do:

THE SCARLET LION by Elizabeth Chadwick

SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson



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

This month on The Eclectic Reader THREE lucky readers will win their choice of books. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.


  1. I loved both Still Missing and Saving Max!

    Thanks! Hope my reading never stops! :D

    Here is my Monday post!

  2. I am so looking forward to your review of Before I Fall! :)

    I linked your post for you to Linky (it just needed a good kick!)

  3. LOL thanks Sheila, I couldn't link with IE but could with Mozilla and then realised you had beat me to it ... what service :)

  4. Aussies are just stealing the show... God they are way ahead :) Congrats :)

    I hope you hav a better week ahead :)

  5. The name Lauren Oliver keeps popping up I shall need to look into this author. Have a lovely week reading. My Monday:

  6. I hope you like Before I Fall. That is good news about your health.

    We are having unusually warm and sunny weather this weekend so I didn't get much reading done. This week it is back to cold and rainy fall weather.

    Have a great week!

  7. I enjoyed The Lies We Told, but had issues with the ending.

  8. Hope you enjoy Before I Fall. I cannot wait to read Oliver's new book Delirium. Hope you get some sunshine and dry out with a fabulous week!

  9. I still haven't read Before I Fall, but I hope you'll enjoy it like everyone else. ;) Have a great week!

  10. I also absolutely loved Still Missing. I just couldn't put it down!

    Hope you have a great reading week, and I'm glad your moles checked out "benign."

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. I am SO happy to hear the good news! How I wish that you can send some of those rain to Malaysia. It has been awhile since the last time it rains here and it is getting TOO hot!

  12. I still need to read Before I Fall! I'm so behind.. as usual. LOl.

  13. Glad to hear all is well. Waiting for health news is always scary, so you must feel so relieved.

    Slugger looks like a sweet story. Is it anything like Marley & Me, because that was such a great book!

    Here's my Monday meme. Cheers!

  14. Those all look fab... I LOVE all of your books in your sidebar!

  15. A Dog Named Slugger description touches my heart,I don't have cerebral palsy, but sue to my spinal cord injury, I fall, shake, rattle and roll. While not trained service dogs, My Nera and Oreo are wonderful companions and they even try to help me up when I fall. :)


  16. A Dog Named Slugger looks like it's guaranteed to make my bawl and cry away -- I get so sad when I read those types of books, but it is a good cry after all! Here's my Mailbox: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

  17. I really need to read Still Missing. Enjoy your books this week!

  18. feeling moldy part made me laugh!! I love it when it rains as I don't feel too guilty for not getting out of my pj's!!! Great reading the last week or so. Enjoy this week and so glad that your tests came out great!

  19. Glad to hear everything checked out okay with your moles, what a relief! I never feel guilty for not changing out of my pj's when it's rainy :)

    Have a great week!

  20. You have a lot of good titles on your list. I'm esp interested in Before I Fall.

  21. Geesh...where have I been? I did not even realize you a cancer scare with moles. Glad all is well.
    Sorry to hear about the "damp and mouldy" feeling...not good when that happens. Hope the sun is out by this point in time.

    For whatever reason, the cover for Before I Fall really creeps me out and so for that reason I just cannot read it. Although, I hope you do like it.

    I am not certain if this is your cup of tea but I have tagged you for a fun meme. Seriously, if you do not have the time nor desire, worries...don't feel like you have to partake. However, if you do, it could be fun reading. :) Just wanted you to know that I tagged you.

    My Tag! You're It post

  22. Thank goodness the results came back negative. Very scary situation indeed. My apologies for being MIA myself. Very busy month ahead of you and hope the weather clears up soon. You need time to dry out :)


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