Monday, November 07, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading & 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 after my 4th round of Japanese acupuncture, I have some relief from the axe-in-the-back-of-my- head pain and I am quietly hopeful that I'll continue to improve. I've driven my car for the first time in almost a month; I've got good pain tolerance but with the pain in my head, I just couldn't be sure of my safety (or anyone else's) on the road - I'll no longer take this simple thing for granted.

I did however miss scrapbook camp which was disappointing as the next one isn't til Feb 2012. I'm sure it will come around soon enough with the way the year is flying but I missed catching up with friends @ Daisy Chain Scrapbooks. I needed to give myself the best chance of recovery before holidays and Christmas & the upside of this was I got lots of rest, reading and reviewing done :)

In other news my eldest son's dog, Bundy was hit by a car on Wednesday night, the heartless driver didn't even stop and poor Bundy ended up in a critical condition in hospital. Anthony & Christine are hoping that he may get to come home today after the vet changes his cast. He sustained massive blood loss, a crack to the pelvis and a pretty much destroyed elbow but being a puppy he's otherwise strong & healthy so we have our fingers crossed that he won't need any further surgery. xx Bundy


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

LILY OF THE NILE by Stephanie Dray

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



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

Winners Are Grinners ~ see this post for winners of latest giveaways.

Finished last week:

SONG OF THE NILE by Stephanie Dray ~ riveting, excellent follow up to Lily of the Nile. Review & Giveaway up 16th Nov

BLOOD SONG by Rhiannon Hart ~ brilliant Aussie YA fantasy

JUNIOR'S DESSERT COOKBOOK by Alan Rosen, Beth Allen ~ what can I say ... YUM! - review up this week.

AGAIN by Lance Zarimba ~ moving short story


This Week's Reading List:

DEARLY, DEPARTED by Lia Habel ~ page 30

ROAM by Alan Lazar ~ I have a feeling I'm going to need a box of tissues for this one

BEAUTIFUL CHAOS by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (audiobook) ~ this is a long one at 16hrs, I'm only 2 hours in but enjoying it.

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

Reviews still to do:

IF I TELL by Janet Gurtler ~ review scheduled this week

MY SOUL TO STEAL by Rachel Vincent

MY SOUL TO KEEP by Rachel Vincent
MY SOUL TO LOSE by Rachael Vincent


  1. Aw that poor dog! I hope he recovers quick!
    Some people have no care or compassion, it's ridiculous.

  2. I can't believe that no one heartless can you be! Poor puppy...they're very resilient and I hope he has a speedy recovery. glad to read that you're getting a little bit of relief!!! Your reading has been great...have another wonderful week of books!

  3. Aw poor Bundy! MY thoughts and prayers are with them.
    Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. It will be a long tough road, but it will happen. I know it!
    Have a great week sweetie :) {{hugs}}

  4. Sending thoughts to you and your puppy! I have a weenie dog sleeping on her back right next to me now...snoring no less so I totally understand puppy love!

    Looks like you have a great week ahead on you in reading. :) enjoy!

  5. Another rough week for you. I hope things get better soon! Roam sounds like a weepy!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  6. How awful about the dog. Being a puppy probably makes recovery easier so let's hope he's fine soon.

    Glad you're feeling a bit better now . Hope you get some great reading done!

  7. Had a little time this morning so am popping into a few of the Monday posts from my hotel in Honduras.

    I am so glad the pup is ok!

  8. I'm glad your pain is subsiding a bit...hope you'll feel a lot better soon. So sorry about the puppy! Speedy recovery thoughts going your way!

    Your books look good. If I Tell looks intriguing.


    Thanks for visiting my blog. And I sent you an e-mail about the book and address, which was correct; but maybe the name recognition factor was the problem. I gave you an alternate. Thanks! And sorry about the mix-up.

  9. Feel better soon, hope you get complete relief soon. Head, neck, back pain are the worst.

    Enjoy your reading week.

  10. I am glad you are getting some relief.

    That poor puppy, just makes me cry that people can be so heartless.

    Will be here for updates on both of you next week.


  11. Oh poor Bundy, how horrible! I can't believe the driver didn't even stop, that's terrible! Crossing my fingers he recovers quickly.

    I'm glad to hear that you're doing a bit better. I'm sure things will continue to slowly improve, though it can be very frustrating when you have no control over it.

  12. Poor poor puppy! Hope he recovers well! Have a great reading week!

  13. I hope Bundy makes a full, speedy recovery!

  14. I do hope the puppy makes a good recovery. Heartless brute whoever he is.

  15. I'm glad to read you have some improvement. Hope it is continuing. Poor puppy!
    Hmm- I'll have to check Blood Song.
    Cheers. :-)

  16. Glad that you are able to drive. I know after my c-section I didn't drive for over a montha and it was hard.
    You are breaking my heart with Bundy! I'm glad to see it looks like he'll be okay. Poor baby.


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