Monday, April 18, 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 :)

Thinking positively, this week when I finally stop coughing I plan to do some scrapbooking and cardmaking, (hopefully Alaine will manage a day too.) I did make the card below for my sister because it's the anniversary of mum's death on Thursday.

I've now been coughing for almost a month, consumed 2 bottles of codeine based cough suppressant, 3/4 bottle of the vilest herbal cough relief that was ever invented *gag* and 1/2 bottle of a chinese cough syrup which doesn't taste too bad but hasn't done much either, had enough ventolin and seretide to give me a serious case of the jitters, so .... back to the Dr's again today *grrr*. Ok pity party over and on to reading lol.

*I have a number of competitions running*

Many of you know how much I love KATHERINE HOWELL'S work and I have an awesome international giveaway for 3 of her novels ~ check it out here!

Interview and giveaway of THE FINAL ALICE by Alycia Ripley ~ enter here.

I Posted reviews for:

STAY by Deb Caletti ~ A 2011 favourite - 5 star awesomeness!!

THE MATCHMAKER OF KENMARE by Frank Delaney ~ this author kissed the Blarney Stone!


Finished Last Week:

STAY by Deb Caletti ~ A 2011 Favourite - 5 star awesomeness!!

A RACE TO SPLENDOR by Ciji Ware ~ review will be posted Wednesday

THE GODDESS TEST by Aimee Carter


This Week's Reading List:


BUMPED by Megan McCafferty


Reviews still to do:


BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

MY SOUL TO TAKE by Rachel Vincent

DRACULA IN LOVE by Karen Essex

Awesome international giveaway ~ win 3 books by Katherine Howell. Check this blog post for details!


  1. I must go read your review of Stay now.

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    Feel better, I have been coughing that long also, have a few good days and this weekend has made me think I need to call the Dr again also :-( I don't know what is going on with the string of cold/flu this year. Sigh

  2. I will have to read your review of Stay. I just finished it myself yesterday and really liked it. It is the first book by Deb Caletti that I managed to finish. I tried reading two others that I couldn't get into but this one had me on the edge of my seat at times.

    I hope that you feel better soon! Persistent coughing can be a pain.
    I've got a sore throat myself but it gave me an excuse to read this weekend and drink lots of tea :) Hopefully your doctor will be able to prescribe something else that will help you more.

  3. At least it's good weather to stay in bed and read. Hopefully the Dr will be able to give you something else that will help. Yes some scrapbooking would be good.

  4. I forgot to say, cute card. I'm sure Narelle will love it!

  5. I so want to read Bumped. Hope you have a great week!

  6. I hope you are feeling better. That is a lot of cough medicines to go through. Ick. I cannot wait to read The Midwife's Confessions. Have a wonderful week and I hope your coughing stops. My Monday:

  7. Just read your review of Stay. It looks really good!

  8. I enjoyed both Midwife's Confession and Bumped, but despised the ending of Bumped.

  9. I would like to read your entire Mailbox! all of them look very good.

  10. So sorry to hear you are still feeling poorly, hope your visit to the doctor will get you back on track. I have been reading lots of mixed review over Bumped. Hope you enjoy it. Take care.

  11. That darn cough!

    I have to read your review of Stay and of course now I am thinking about The Midwife's Confession and anxious to see your review to see if it is as good as it sounds.

    Have a good week!

  12. Stay is on my nook to be read. I think I might need to get to it sooner than later now. What a busy week you had. I love the owl card. so cute.

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  13. I do hope you'll be able to shift that cough soon! I've had colds where coughs lasted for up to three weeks, but yours sounds worse than that.

    You made a really nice card for your sister.

  14. Hoping you feel better soon. I have adding most of your reading to my wish list this week. :)

  15. I hope you feel better soon! That is one nasty cough

  16. The card is so very it and sending you and your sis hugs on Thursday for sure.

    Enjoy your reading this week!

  17. I hope you feel better soon. Take care :)

  18. I hope you feel better soon. I'm reading a mixture of homework and manga this week. Come see what I'm reading.


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