Monday, October 24, 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 :)

Well an eventful fortnight, I'm really hoping for a couple of dull, boring weeks so I can get my head back on straight lol.

In the fun stuff, Callum's Year 12 Formal went off well, I got some fantastic photos to scrapbook and they had a great time. Very little sleep was had as this mum wanted to make sure Cal and his mates were home from the After Formal Party safe and sound ... they were at 4am :)

Cal & his best mate Alex

My nose suture line has healed fantastic after the course of antibiotics so I was really happy to get a nice photo of Callum and myself at pre-formal photos.

In the not so fun stuff, last weekend I had a serious toxicity reaction to a medication I was taking, ended up experiencing hallucinations, tremors and all sorts of unpleasant effects ... hence no Monday post last week and I'm still feeling a little shaky, with my blood pressure all over the place so whatever I get done this week great, and everything else will just have to wait ... you know the drill; bare with me pretty please :)


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

THE GIRL OF FIRE & THORNS by Rae Carson ~ exhilarating fantasy

WITHOUT TESS by Marcella Pixley ~ bucket load of tears but so worth it!



OCTOBER CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY ~ 3 winners. International ~ enter here.
THE COUNTESS by Rebecca Johns ~ enter here. Ends 26th Oct

Winner of MY LIFE UNDECIDED by Jessica Brody ~ Winnie


Finished last week:

YOU ARE MY ONLY by Beth Kephart ~ unusual GOOD

LIVING WITH IT: A Survivor's Guide to Panic Attacks by Bev Aisbett


This Week's Reading List:

LILY OF THE NILE by Stephanie Dray ~ page 110, enjoyable

MY SOUL TO STEAL (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent (audiobook) ~ really like this series and I'm halfway through the audio.

BONJOUR 40: A Paris Travel Log (40 years. 40 days. 40 seconds) by Karen A Chase          

JUNIOR'S DESSERT COOKBOOK by Alan Rosen, Beth Allen ~ I'm hoping to try one or two recipes, apparently it's making Junior's Restaurants best-loved recipes feel right at home in any kitchen.


Reviews still to do:

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (review scheduled this week)

IF I TELL by Janet Gurtler

MY SOUL TO KEEP by Rachel Vincent

MY SOUL TO LOSE by Rachael Vincent


  1. Those side effects sound terrible! I hope you are feeling better and I'm glad your nose is healing and that Callum had a good time at his Formal after all that he's been through lately too. Very nice pictures!

    I liked your review of The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I still need to write mine and I'm very behind with reviews-I read it in July! Have a great week and I hope you enjoy your reading :)

  2. Tell your son, love the shoes, totally hot. Great shots.

    I keep saying I want to try the Soul Screamers series.

  3. So glad you are back but gah about the side effects! I am hoping that like you said the next couple of weeks here are nice and mellow for you. :)

  4. Great photos!! Sorry you've been having such a scary time. Hope your 100% better soon!
    That cookbook looks so good!
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  5. I hope you are recovering from those nasty side effects! What a beautiful photo of you and your son though - you look well and happy!

    I hope you enjoy your reading this week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. I had a busy week of reading. My goodness. I'm shocked at how many I finished. Come see what I read.

  7. Lovely photos.

    Sorry to hear you had a terrible time with the reaction to meds.

    Do hope you are feeling brighter this week


  8. Mmmmmm, you have yummy reding before you this week :D

  9. Well all I can say is that I hope things improve this week and pray you don't get anymore bad news! Cookbook looks great!

  10. Lily of the Nile looks like a great read . . . as does The Countess! Hopping over to the giveaway now. :)


  11. Oh, I hope you feel better soon! I hate when there are side effects to medication.

    I'm reading The Language of Flowers this week, among others...and enjoying it!

    Have a great week!


  12. Just wanted to say that I hope you guys have a wonderful week.

  13. The boys are looking sharp...oh, I wish to be a teen again sometimes!

    Hope you're doing better. What a scare!

  14. oh, wow. that sounds crazy (re your medication!) hope everything settles down soon and so glad youre okay.

    the boys looks awesome. 4am is not too bad, haha. such a fun time of tthe year for year 12 students :)

    hope your weeks is quieter!


  15. Nice pictures of your son!

    Sorry to hear that you've been feeling really ill. Hope it's over now. Have a good week!

  16. I loved The Language of Flowers - looking forward to reading your review of it.

    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  17. I'm so sorry to hear about your reaction to that medication! I'm glad you're okay! What a horrible thing to experience.

    Your family is seriously the cutest thing ever :)

  18. Looks like you have some good reading ahead of you. By the way, I ADORE your blog design.

  19. What a great picture of the two of you. You look fantastic! Medication can be tricky. The medication they put me on when I had high blood pressure before Gage came took away a week of my life. I was seriously that out of it! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  20. Wow great photo of you guys! glad he had such a good time.

    Hope you are ok now after the drugs effects wore off. What a horrible scare for you!

    Get better soon!


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