Monday, October 03, 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 :)

A busy, busy week for the last week of school holidays and not much reading done. Callum had all his sutures removed, everything is healing nicely. We had 2 lovely days with my sister and her family, late nights, early mornings, some scrapbooking, a massage and a glorious day at the beach. Spent a really nice day meeting the rest of Mike's family, and saw Aussie-made "Red Dog" at the movies and howled my eyes out, if you get a chance go see it!!

Little Bella waiting for Callum to come out of the surf

Callum & his cousin & Bella on the sand dunes at Sunshine Beach

My sister & I - photo taken Oct 2010 (scraplift from Narelle) 

And this week my best friend Alaine and her daughter Kristianne return after a month long holiday in UK & Scotland ... we have lots of catching up to do!!

Last week I also participated in Sheila's promotion of Banned Book Week with a review of the fabulous TWENTY BOY SUMMER.

I posted a review, interview & giveaway for THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD by Rebecca Coleman.



THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD by Rebecca Coleman ~ enter here.

October is a huge month; it's the 3rd anniversary of my blog and we have lots of family & friends celebrating birthdays. It's my eldest son's birthday on Halloween so to celebrate I'll be hosting a Celebration giveaway. Come back tomorrow and check it out :)


Finished last week:

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh ~ beautiful!


This Week's Reading List:

WITHOUT TESS by Marcella Pixley ~ page 20

IF I TELL by Janet Gurtler

LILY OF THE NILE by Stephanie Dray ~ need to read the 1st book in the Cleopatra's Daughter series as I have book 2 to review towards the end of October.


Reviews still to do:

COLD KISS by Amy Garvey (tentative review this week)

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. Oh! I have Without Tess coming up in my reading pile very soon. I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

    And thank you so much for your comments and thoughts on my behalf! I'm so glad to hear Callum is on the road to his normal self, it's so tough! I'm doing much better, but still no word. No news is good news, right? I'm calling in the morning and I'll keep you posted! Thank you again, it means a lot to me!

    Have a fabulous week!

  2. Sounds like you had a lovely time. Great line up for the week.

  3. I have been drooling over The Language of Flowers for so long that I finally gave in...and ordered it!

    I also want to read The Kingdom of Childhood. It looks like my kind of book.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Love the pic of Little Bella

    Have a great reading week.


  5. What is keeping me from finishing the books I have going? A new kitten! Come see what I'm reading.

  6. Yay we are home! Love the page, it's gorgeous. Cant wait to see it IRL. See you tomorrow, it's 4.23am and I'm still wide awake so don't know how my brain will be functioning tomorrow, but ill be awake cause otherwise i wont sleep tomorrow night either. I also can't believe how cold it is here! Can't wait to see you!,

  7. Glad the stitches are out and healing well. Bella looks like a little chunky monkey! Scratch her belly for me.
    Have a fab week and enjoy catching up with Alaine.

  8. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful week catching up with Alaine. Enjoy!

    Look forward to your thoughts on Language of Flowers.

  9. Looking at those pics make me miss summer here.

    Great week :)

  10. Love the doggie photos!

    Have a great week!

  11. I've seen Without Tess on a few blogs this week. Hope you enjoy it!

  12. I love the pictures. Bella is so cute! I am glad that Callum is on the mend.

    I will have to check out your review of Twenty Boy Summer. I loved that book. You have some good reads lined up. I have If I Tell and Lily of the Nile and need to read both. I feel really bad b/c I've had Lily of the Nile for months. I look forward to your reviews. Have a great week and have fun catching up with Alaine!

  13. You and your sister look so much alike--beautiful!!! I am loving the covers of your upcoming books.

  14. It looks like you had a lovely week. Hopefully you can get more reading time in this week - enjoy your books!

  15. I have Without Tess to read as well this week, I hope it's good!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out


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