Monday, September 26, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Update :)

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 :)

Callum went in on Wednesday for multiple mole excisions and thankfully while the results came back with severe abnormalities, all moles were removed before becoming melanoma. He has had a fair amount of pain but considering the number of excsions that was to be expected. He's been a very good patient and getting this 1.5litre slurpee from the 7-Eleven "Bring your own cup day" sure put a smile on his face LOL

Heartfelt thanks once again to everyone for the supportive, caring comments and emails, it has truly meant a lot during this stressful time.

Winners of Giveaways:

Dreamland by Alyson Noel ~ Linda

The Kingdom of Childhood (ARC) by Rebecca Coleman - Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

*Top news for this week is BANNED BOOK WEEK. I'm participating in Sheila's promotion of banned books. Come back tomorrow for my review of Twenty Boy Summer and a clue you'll need to enter Sheila's awesome Banned Books prize package ending on Saturday.

*I'll also be posting my review of THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD by Rebecca Coleman and hosting a US giveaway.


Finished last week:

COLD KISS by Amy Garvey ~ cold shivers and happy sighs


This Week's Reading List:

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh ~ page 70 and loving it!

WITHOUT TESS by Marcella Pixley

IF I TELL by Janet Gurtler


Reviews still to do:

THE GIRL OF FIRE & THORNS by Rae Carson (review scheduled this week)

LOVE STORY by Jennifer Echols

MY SOUL TO KEEP by Rachel Vincent

MY SOUL TO LOSE by Rachael Vincent


  1. I am jealous of that slurpee! haha I am glad everything went well.

  2. Oh I am so glad to hear that things are going good with Callum! I hope you are fine as well.

    Cant wait to see your review of Twenty Boy Summer... I really enjoyed that one last year!

  3. I'm glad to hear that everything went ok with all the tests. Hopefully the pain will lessen quickly!

    Hope you all have a great week!

  4. Such wonderful news that your son is doing so well!
    Oh and I am thrilled to have won The Kingdom of Childhood - thank you!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. So glad that the news is good. Must have been such a difficult time for the whole family.

  6. It is so good to see Callum smile :) I hope the coming days will be better :)

    I hop you have a good week ahead.

  7. I'm glad that Callum's procedure went well and I hope his pain goes away soon.

    I have been wanting to read The Language of Flowers. I have a copy but haven't had time yet. If I Tell is also on my TBR list and I am curious about Cold Kiss. I hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy your books!

  8. So glad to hear the good news about Callum! Now you can breathe....

    I want to read The Language of Flowers. It sounds like my kind of book.

    Enjoy your week!


  9. Glad to read the good news. May healing come quickly. If I Tell has my interest.

  10. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.

    So Cold Kiss was good? I've been wanting to read it but wasn't sure, I hadn't heard anything about it really.

    Happy reading! and well wishes to you and yours.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  11. Happy for the good news, my daughter has an appointment to get some moles looked at soon.

    Have a great week!!


  12. Thanks goodness for the good news!
    And tell him not to worry he's still a cutie :)

  13. @ Megan ~ Cold Kiss definitely worth the read, not earth shattering but an enjoyable read and the writing is good :)

  14. So glad to read the great news! And a 7-Eleven slurpee can make most things better :)

  15. I'm so glad to hear things went decently well for Callum! I was thinking about the both of you as well this week. My surgery did go pretty well, though the results haven't come back yet. But my doctor thought things looked better than he had anticipated so I'm hopeful. Yay! Hopefully Callum will be feeling better quickly and we can all continue to enjoy living life! :o)

    And so glad you enjoyed The Language of Flowers! It really was a fantastic read, I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Have a fabulous reading week!!! ;o)

  16. Good news for your son.:)

    I missed the Monday meme this week for the first time in ages.

    Have a good week


  17. Wow, what a big mug! I'm so glad to hear that Callum will be okay, I'm sure he will heal pretty quickly - kids seem to bounce back better than we adults do!

    Have a great reading week. Popping over to your Twenty Boy Summer review!

  18. Wow, that is one ginormous slurpee! So glad to hear that everything went well with the removals.

  19. Great news about Callum, hopefully he is already feeling better.

  20. So glad to hear Callum's doing well. What a relief.


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