Monday, November 28, 2011

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

I had a good week with reading and review posting and an even better week on the home front. Callum returned from schoolies safe and sound having had a blast with the week-long party. I had a day catching up with Alaine (hadn't seen her for weeks) and a wonderfully romantic night in the city celebrating a small milestone with Mike ... roses, champagne and these adorable tuxedo strawberries.

My sister and I celebrating her 40th October 2010

Birthday Card using the very cute Jillibean Soup range

and last but not least I do hope all my US pals had a truly blessed Thanksgiving! 


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

BLOOD SONG by Rhiannon Hart ~ addictive & effortless and Aussie!!!

DEARLY, DEPARTED by Lia Habel ~ awesome zombie lore and laughs aplenty :)

and I tried out "Six Sentence Saturday" from Staci @ Life in the Thumb for these reviews -

MOM & DAD AREN'T GETTING ALONG (Now That Mom's a Zombie) by Garry McNulty ~ amusing horror story.

AGAIN by Lance Zarimba ~ moving short story



Winner of SONG OF THE NILE by Stephanie Dray - Congratulations Quixotic Magpie


Finished last week:

SURVIVING MAGGIE: An Australian Story by John Fingleton ~ pretty good memoir

THE PLEDGE by Kimberly Derting ~ enjoyable

FEET and OTHER SILLY POEMS by Mitch Fairchild ~ review scheduled this week


This Week's Reading List:

EVERY OTHER DAY by Jennifer Lynn Barnes ~ page 40

THE DEMON LOVER by Juliet Dark

BEAUTIFUL CHAOS by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (audiobook) ~ halfway through, hope to get it finished this week.


Reviews Scheduled:

SAVING JUNE by Hannah Harrington (review scheduled Tue)

Reviews Still To Do:

ROAM by Alan Lazar ~ for all dog lovers

MY SOUL TO STEAL by Rachel Vincent

MY SOUL TO KEEP by Rachel Vincent

MY SOUL TO LOSE by Rachael Vincent


  1. "The Demon Lover" looks awesome. Hope you enjoy :)

  2. I love the tuxedo strawberries!
    Looks like you are on a Zombie book blitz. I may have to check a couple of those.
    Hope you have a really good week coming up!

  3. I love the sound of the zombie one! It's a great title because you don't expect the addition of zombie on the end.

    Here's my reading post if you're interested.

    Hope you enjoy all your books and have a great week.

  4. Love the strawberries and what a pretty scrap page!
    I have Every Other Day and Demon Lover to read in December as well.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. I've read Dearly Departed and The Pledge too. I really liked both of them. Beautiful Chaos is on my stack but not in the plans for this week. I'll be eager to see what you think of it.

    My Monday report is here. Happy reading!

  6. OMYGOSH!!! Those strawberries are AWESOME!! And I love love love love love your layout and card!! They are GORGEOUS!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. The strawberries - love!!! And looks like you had a fantastic week - here's hoping this one's just as good. Enjoy your reads :-)

  8. Saving June looks intriguing...and those tuxedo strawberries are almost too good to eat! But I'm

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week.

  9. You have been busy and love the strawberries! (I want to make them!)

    Our Thanksgiving was really good.

  10. I'm finishing up Dearly, Departed right now actually! I love it so far! I'm glad to hear you liked it too! Happy Reading! :)

  11. Those little tuxedo strawberries are one of the cutest food items I have seen in a long time.. I bet they were delicious!

    The cover for Every Other Day is really interesting, definitely makes me want to read it.

  12. Oh Demon Lover is amazing, I gave it 5 Star, absolutely loved the foresty gothic romance feel of it. <3

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!
    Come see my Monday! And have a GREAT week!

  13. Thank you! I am so excited to be the winner- I read the first in the series and absolutely loved it.

    I need to read Beautiful Chaos; I loved the first two in the series, I should read the third!

    Demon Lover looks good as well.

  14. The tuxedo strawberries were the cutest ever!

  15. I read the Demon Lover a while ago and enjoyed it. And Every Other Day looks so good! I'm hoping to read that one soon.

    Hope you have a great reading week :)

  16. Love the tuxedo strawberries :)

    Sounds like you had some quality family time

    Have a great week


  17. Mom and Dad Aren't Getting Along sounds amusing.

    If it weren't for the audio books we listened to while stuck in holiday traffic, I wouldn't have gotten much read this week. Please come see what we've read.

  18. Forget the books, I want the strawberries!!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  19. Gorgeous layout, and those strawberries are darling!! Have a great week of life!!

  20. I so want to read Demon Lover, and I really hope you enjoyed Beautiful Chaos. The ending killed me!

    OH MY GOODNESS THOSE STRAWBERRIES! I'm going to go have lunch, or I"ll salivate all over my desk!


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