Monday, January 10, 2011

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 :)

I'm enjoying spending time with my 16 year old ... he's surprisingly good company, for a gross teenager teenage male LOL. Yesterday he tried to break the pancake eating record at Pancakes in Paradise (ironic as the rain continues to fall) and managed an epic fail :)

Speaking of rain; I put up a post yesterday about the flood devastation experienced by many in Australia and my guiding words for 2011; you can check it out here: This Post Is Brought To You By The Letters B and D.

My eldest son flies out tomorrow to Mt Isa (another town isolated by flood water) to help get electricity services back up and running. Stay safe Ant!!

As Brisbane braces itself for flooding over the next few days, my home town of Toowoomba was devastated by flash flooding today. Thank goodness family and friends are safe if waterlogged.

Reviews posted last week:

I AM NUMBER FOUR by Pittacus Lore

HAPPY EVER AFTER by Nora Roberts


Finished last week:

UNEARTHLY by Cynthia Hand (kindle) ~ 5 stars, best angel book I've read


This Week's Reading List:

INDEFENSIBLE by Pamela Callow ~ page 35

I AM THE CHOSEN KING by Helen Hollick

BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS (audiobook) - chapter 3 :(


Reviews scheduled this week:


DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver

Reviews still to do:

A CHRISTMAS BALL by Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan & Alissa Johnson

THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE by Heather Gudenkauf

MY SOUL TO TAKE by Rachel Vincent

DRACULA IN LOVE by Karen Essex

This month on The Eclectic Reader 2 readers will win a copy of Delirium by Lauren Oliver or The Tudor Secret by C W Gortner, or Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning. Check this blog post for details. Open Internationally.


  1. Can't wait to read your review of Delirium. It's definitely on my must read list for this year. Hope you have a great reading week!!

  2. I am in awe of the pancake challenge.... how many did he eat before he had to wave the surrender flag?

    Hope you are all safe during the flooding.

    I have to check out your review of I AM Number Four!

  3. Sheila ~ Cal nearly finished 9 pancakes and was ready to be rolled out the door ... the record is 17 (don't know how anyone could possibly manage that many) ... I was nearly gagging watching Cal :)

    they aren't little pancakes either!

  4. Mmmm, that pancake stack looks really good, I might have to get pancakes in the morning ;)

    I'm so glad to hear that Unearthly was that good! I got it on the Kindle last week and haven't started it yet, but it sounds fantastic!

  5. Can't wait to read Unearthly if it's that good! Also looking forward to Deliruim, there just isn't enough hours in the day at the moment. Keep having fun!

  6. PS: I can't even imagine how Callum could eat that many pancakes or why he thought it was a good idea to try for the record! LOL

  7. Nine pancakes sounds like what my husband would eat-I hope you are not affected by the rains.

  8. You have some interesting books in your sidebars. I'm doing the Historical Fiction Challenge, too!

    Here's my Monday post:

    Come visit!

  9. you got a great list.

    Finally, Publisher here bring out I am Number Four. I hope it's as good as the original copy.

    I'll come back later to read your review about it

    Delirium, How I really want to read it. >.<

  10. Hope you remain safe in all that flooding. read your review of I Am Number Four and am thinking I need to read this before I see the movie. Glad you like it definitely makes me want to read it. Look forward to your review on Delirium. Loved that book! Oliver is an amazing writer. Have a great week!

  11. We are also experiencing widespread flooding in my part of the world. Also many landslips in the hill country adding to the devastation.

    Good that you and family are safe.

  12. I hope everything is okay in your area. UNEARTHLY by Cynthia Hand sounds indeed like a very good angelsbook. I need to get that one asap. :) Enjoy!

  13. looking forward to your thoughts on delirium! it's on my wish list :)

    will your son attempt the pancake challenge again? i love pancakes (picture looks yummy!) but i can't imagine eating more than three in a go (even that's pushing it...)

    how crazy are the floods? my husband is working overtime with flood relief. it's pretty devastating...)


  14. Wow..You already have Indefensible copy! I love Damaged and will totally wait for your review =0

  15. Do hope the rain and flooding eases very soon.
    We hear about it on the news here in the UK and parts of the UK experienced flooding a while back...but it is the rebuilding of communities and homes that we forget about.

    hope you have a good week


  16. Oh man! You've got some great reads recently: "I am Number Four," "Delirium", "Beautiful Darkness," "Unearthly" and "Dracula in Love" are fantastic reads! Can't wait to read your other reviews!

    Miss Remmers Review

  17. Delirium sounds good...I enjoyed The Weight of Silence.

    Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Had to giggle at your crossed-out words when describing your teenage son. I remember those days, and now I have four grandkids who are teens! That's better, though, because you get to send them home!

  18. Waiting for Delirium, so curious :D

    And I hope everyone stays safe

  19. I hope you and your family are safe during the flooding!

    I am planning to give Unearthly a try. I am not the biggest fan of angel fiction. I am going to check out your review of I am Number Four. Still on the fence about reading it.

    I hope you enjoy your reading this week!

  20. Hate hearing about the devastation there by the floods.

    I have a 19 year old boy and a 3 year old grandson and they can put away more food in one sitting than I can in a week. lol bottomless pits!


  21. The pancake pic is making me hungry!

    I hope you are all OK in the floods.

  22. The flooding is terrible. I am glad your family is safe out there. And I am sure everyone will be proud of your elder son at going and helping out :)

    I hope Mother Nature doesn't do more damage.


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