Monday, August 08, 2011

YIPPEE Blog Makeover & 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 :)

Grab a cup of coffee or a cold drink, this post is a biggie LOL

Well the most exciting news is my blog makeover; designed by the very talented Danny from Dreamy Blog Designs. I'm in love with the new look, hope you like it too! Let me know if there's any probs or if you're running IE8 & having problems viewing The Eclectic Reader or other blogs for that matter please contact me and I'll let you know how to fix it. Maybe I'll post a little tutorial on viewing compatibilty if there's anyone interested.

To celebrate my blog's new look and my 3rd Anniversary in blogging I'll be posting a competition later this week so be sure to check back.

I had a super busy and wonderful week and wanted to share some photos of the fun! My son Anthony and his fiancee Christine have a new addition to their family, baby Bundy is just adorable & we've been doing quite a bit of babysitting. Our puppy Bella has such a sweet nature and Bella & 6 week old Bundy are already the best of friends.


We had a lovely night at the coast & spent Sunday at Movieworld; enjoying all the rides and shows. Cal and I haven't been to Movieworld since Callum was a toddler. Our favourite ride was the Superman Escape but I got some great photos of Mike & Cal upside down (last feet on the left of picture) on the Lethal Weapon ride.

 Mike & Cal with The Green Hornet & The Flash; see the resemblance?

me and Bugs

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With my new blog look being loaded I only had the opportunity to post the one review this week but it was a brilliant book!

ORDINARY BEAUTY ~ 5 star awesomeness!! Check this one out!

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Giveaway - Win paranormal romance ECSTATIC EVIL by Amanda McNeil ~ enter here

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Finished last week:

ULTRAVIOLET by R. J. Anderson ~ enthralling & refreshingly different.

CLEAN by Amy Reed ~ in depth look at addiction in teens.

I SEE SAVANNAH by Kirstan Graham ~ cute picture book (review up this week)

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This Week's Reading List:



NANBERRY by Jackie French ~ another Aussie author :)

SURVIVING MAGGIE -An Australia Story by John Fingleton ~ page 15

FOREVER by Maggie Stiefvater ~ page 25

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Reviews to post:

THE TASTE OF APPLE by James Laidler (review scheduled this week)

LOVE STORY by Jennifer Echols

TOUCH OF A THIEF by Mia Marlowe ~ deliciously naughty (review scheduled this week)

33 comments:

  1. Your new design is SOOOOO cute. I absolutely love it! :) Looks like you had a great week both reading and fun wise! :)

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  2. Love the new design, it looks much fresher, also love the colours! Great photos to scrapbook for camp coming up. Maybe we should do some more printing on Friday after breakfast?

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  3. Great blog makeover! It looks fantastic!

    I will have to check out your review of Ordinary Beauty. It sounds really good.

    I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  4. The new design looks great!

    Have a great week.

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  5. Thanks girls, I'm sooo happy with it!

    @ Christina ~ Ordinary Beauty was fantastic, I'm sure you'd love it!

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  6. I adore your new design, well done.
    Enjoy your week and your books.
    My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-51.html

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  7. Your makeover looks fantastic!

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  8. Love the color and the new header. I'm a bit jealous now :-)

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  9. I've been so busy having fun with my kids and doing homework, that I've hardly taken any time to read. Come see what I did finish and why I'll be reading even less this week!

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  10. Teddyree,
    congrats on your great new look :)

    I love the photos too.

    Did you get my email saying that my book win arrived safely this week? Thankyou.

    carol

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  11. Wow, your new design looks amazing, Teddyree! Congrats!

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  12. I am saying it again, I love the new look :)

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  13. Those dogs are so cute! Oh yeah and the books look good too ;)

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  14. Absolutely love your new blog design! Just gorgeous!
    Lisa xx

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  15. Looking forward to your thoughts on "Forever". Nice blog design, I too want to do a blog overhaul.

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  16. Great new look. And congrats to the new addition. He is adorable.

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  17. Love the new look blog Sheree....just gorgeous.

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  18. You've got some interesting reads planned ... happy reading!

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  19. Oh wow! Your bloglayout is so beautiful!!!

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  20. Wow!! Love your blog changes. They are major and are completely adorable and fitting for your themes. Thanks for sharing.

    I love visiting amusement parks...I haven't been in awhile. The last time was with grandkids to Magic Mountain a few years ago.

    Your books look good this week. Enjoy!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  21. I love your new look!! I love these colors.

    I really want to read Forever; I am going to add it to my library requests right now. lol!

    Have a great week!

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  22. Love the blog!(new follower) and thanks for stoppin' by my blog too! :0)

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  23. I love the new layout and colors and everything!!!! It is gorgeous!!!

    Dollycas
    http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

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  24. You and Bug rock, lol

    Do your boys approve of their moms new blog look, your looking hot and young there ;-) great stuff.

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  25. Cute puppies! I have Ultraviolet on my super long list of books to read. Have a great reading week!

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  26. What cute puppies! Makes me melt :)

    I hope you enjoy your books this week, I keep meaning to make time for Shiver but haven't gotten to it yet!

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  27. Thanks for leaving a comment on my "It's Monday! What are you reading" post :D

    What breed are your lil furbabies? I've got 2 myself, an American Staffordshire and a Maltese Terrier...I know strange mix but they get along well now LOL

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  28. I love the new look! It's so fun and whimsical :)

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  29. Great new look to your blog, I have no technical abilities at all so am impressed. What a lot of challenges you are participating in!

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  30. I really really love your new blog look!!! so many fun things you posted about. The boys really do resemble those super heroes..LOL!!!

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  31. I love your new design!!! Makes me wish I had more time to work on mine.
    Lovethe new addition to your family-Adorable :)

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  32. What a sweet picture of Anthony and his fiancee. So cute! And of course I adore the photo of the puppies. Glad you all had a wonderful time together :)

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