Monday, March 28, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly event hosted by Sheila from Book Journey to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week. Thanks Sheila :)

Quite an emotionally draining week with my best friend Alaine in hospital for surgery but making a good recovery and 2 more friends with children in hospital. I'm sending all my friends with health worries my love and very best wishes for recovery.

Cal had a great game of soccer, scored a goal and came out with a 2 all draw against a tough team. Saturday night we participated in Earth Hour turning our lights off for an hour and finished off the night at Max Brenner (heaven for chocolate lovers)  

warm chocolate souffle (to-die-for)

I posted a review for:

THESE THINGS HIDDEN by Heather Gudenkauf ~ 5 stars and a 2011 favourite read.

I have 2 copies of THESE THINGS HIDDEN by Heather Gudenkauf to give away ~ enter the competition here.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway of EXIT THE ACTRESS by Priya Parmar.


Finished Last Week:

HEART WITH JOY by Steve Cushman ~ 4.5 stars. Loved this YA novel and I have to say a big thank you to Staci @ Life in the Thumb for the recommendation.

A STORM CALLED KATRINA by Myron Uhlberg ~ 4 stars


This Week's Reading List:

THE MATCHMAKER OF KENMARE by Frank Delaney ~ page 35

VIOLENT EXPOSURE by Katherine Howell


Reviews still to do:

BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

MY SOUL TO TAKE by Rachel Vincent

DRACULA IN LOVE by Karen Essex


  1. A busy week,
    It is such a difficult time being in hospital with children. I have that one again on Tuesday.

    The choc pud looks delicious!

    Have a good reading week


  2. My friends have been talking a lot about Beautiful Darkness lately. I look forward to seeing what you thought of it.

    And that souffle looks sooo amazing that I'm thinking about eating it through the screen.

  3. I seriously could dive into that luscious looking chocolate!!!

    Have a great week of reading and fun!!

  4. The Delaney book is the one I am waiting to read about. Have heard mixed reviews on that one.Enjoy your week.

  5. I do enjoy visiting Max Brenner!

    I am now kicking myself as I had a chance to pick up the Heather Gudenkauf book over the weekend for review and I turned it down!

  6. Can't wait to read your review for Heart of Joy :)

  7. Brilliant book selections and the chocolate souffle looks divine. Enjoy your books and have a lovely week. My Monday:

  8. I have These Things Hidden on my to-read list. One of my best friends just finished it and loved it.
    Here is my It's Monday post: Starting the Next Chapter
    Have a great week!

  9. I'm on Spring Break. Will I find the balance between reading for fun and reading for my project? Come see .

  10. I loved Heart of Joy such a wonderful story with amazing characters. Hope you have a great week!

  11. i'm looking forward to your review of Beautiful Darkness!

  12. Oh, I LOVED These Things Hidden...even more than her first book.

    Glad to see you liked it, too.

    Have a great reading week....


  13. Wow what a week you had. Sad to hear about the friends in the hospital. Please send Alaine my love and prayers.

    I sadly have never heard of Earth Hour but love the concept and of course Chocolate Heaven is a place I want to be :)

  14. Sorry about your friends, I hope they are all on the road to recovery quickly. Another 5 stars for These Things Hidden. Looking forward to that read.

  15. Definitely a stressful week for you. Can't wait try Max Brenner. Sounds like a great YA might have to borrow that one. Thanks for everything you did for us last week including having the boys for those few days while i was in hospital xoxo Couldn't do it without you.

  16. That looks like the warm chocolate melting cake we had on a cruise last summer, it was WONDERFUL. Yours looks soooo good!

    I sent up a prayer for your friends who are in the hospital.

    I'm looking forward to your reviews, especially the one on Dracula in love.

  17. You need to settle down to a good read to take away the stresses and strains of your week. Sorry to hear it has not been good.


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