Monday, June 20, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading or Not 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 :)

Well a dismal week for reading, reviewing & blog visiting (sorry folks) but an awesome week in life:

My eldest son Anthony and his girlfriend Christine got engaged, they have been going out since year 11 high school so about 4 years.

My family were all here on the weekend for a winter festival iceskating night out that we arranged prior to Anthony announcing his engagement so it worked out well combining family time with celebrating their special news.

Anthony & Christine

Left to Right: Me, Anthony, Christine, Callum, Kevin (brother-in-law) front Narelle (my sister) & Michaela (niece)

Iceskating King George Square - Brisbane

And just a little bit of catch-up scrapbooking and lots of cooking. I promise I'll get back on track with reading, reviewing and checking out your blogs this week.

Love this photo of Callum taken Oct 2010

Scraplifted this one from Alaine because I liked it so much!

Current Giveaways:

Win 2 copies of No One To Hear You Scream by Julia Madeleine ~ enter here.

Reviews posted:

If you havent checked out BEST KEPT SECRET by Amy Hatvany ~ you HAVE TO!! It's a 5 star, emotional, 2011 favourite MUST READ!!


This Week's Reading List:

ORDINARY BEAUTY by Laura Wiess ~ page 50

ABITHICA by Susan Goldsmith

THE TASTE OF APPLE by James Laidler (Aussie author)


Reviews to post:

THE LAST LETTER by Kathleen Shoop ~ review scheduled for blog tour 22nd June.


RADIANCE by Alyson Noel (scheduled this week)

THE RESTORER by Amanda Stevens


  1. Congratulations to your son on his engagement! Sounds like you had a wonderful and special time celebrating. :)

    I hope you enjoy your reading this week. I have heard good things about Ordinary Beauty.

  2. Congratulations to the couple. So nice to have good family time together.

  3. Congratulations! What excellent news! Sometimes reading does have to take the back seat but there couldn't be a better reason.

  4. Congratulations! I would not have read anything either with all the excitement. Enjoy your week and your books.
    My Monday:

  5. Oh how exciting! Congratulations to you son and his fiancee on their engagement! It sounds like you had a really exciting weekend and I bet you're really proud and happy right now! :D

    I hope you have an awesome reading week too! Happy reading, and congratulations once again! :D
    My "It's Monday, What Are You Reading?" Post

  6. I haven`t read any of these books, but I have read one book by Alyson Noël. She is very good to write.
    This is my blog: Here you see the books I have read the last time. Enjoy your reading!

  7. Congratulations to your Son and his Fiancee!

    Here's to a good reading week


  8. Congrats on their engagement :)

  9. Looking forward to your review of The Last Letter. So glad you had such a nice weekend after being so unwell the last few weeks. Photos are gorgeous and now you have some more to scrap! Really looking forward to our class on Friday and spending the day together!

  10. I really loved Ordinary Beauty and I actually posted a review last week :) I hope you will enjoy it too :)

  11. I have the Best Kept Secret in my TBR pile. It might have to come closer to the top.

    Have a great week and stop by for a visit if you are interested in my Monday Post.

  12. Congratulations on your son! They make such a lovely couple.

    With such news, who cares that you didn't read much?

    Maybe this week - or are you too exicited?

  13. Congratulations to your son! What a good-looking couple they make. And your family photos and scrapbook creations are fabulous.

    Enjoy your week!


  14. Congrats to your son and his fiancee!

    The Taste of Apple looks interesting, I will have to look it up. I have had Radiance on my desk for a few weeks, I feel inspired to read it now! It was a sell out book at our schools book fair this spring, all the students wanted it.

    June 21, 2011 12:42 AM

  15. Sounds like you had some great times! Congratulations. This was a rare week for me in that I finished a lot of review books. Come see what I finished.

  16. How exciting for your son, congratulations. What a beautiful family shot.

    I have an Amanda Stevens on my Kindle.

    My Post

  17. AWESOME WEEK!!! You are definitely forgiven for letting your reading slide :)


  18. Congratulations to your son & his girlfriend! You must be so proud :)

  19. Love your scrapbooking pages :)
    Have a great week reading!

  20. What awesome news!!! The layouts totally rock my dear...totally rock!!!

  21. Congratulations to your son Sheree. They look very happy. Xxxx

  22. Oh my god! That's fantastic news!!! congratulations. Your first baby is all grown up. Very nice photo of the whole family too.
    I'm very happy for you all.

  23. My gosh Sheree, where have I been? Anthony is engaged?? Oh my, wow! You must email me and tell me the details; that is if you don't mind.

    Love the photos; always nice to see your life. Thanks for sharing.


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