Monday, November 14, 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 :)

Well another big week on the home front. Callum has completed his final exams and has 4 days left of his school life. This Saturday he is off to "Schoolies" a week long celebration at the Gold Coast where school leavers let their hair down and parents worry for the week ;)

I've had excellent results from Japanese acupuncture and now just have to wait for my thryroid to return to normal so I'm feeling heaps better.

Bundy my eldest son's dog needed further orthopaedic surgery on his elbow, but he's finally home on cage rest; now it's just a case of time to heal the fractures in his pelvis and hip but he should make a full recover which was wonderful news.


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

JUNIOR'S DESSERT COOKBOOK by Alan Rosen, Beth Allen ~ to-die-for recipes

IF I TELL by Janet Gurtler



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


Finished last week:

DEARLY, DEPARTED by Lia Habel ~ a slow start but ended up loving it! (review up this week)

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

ROAM by Alan Lazar ~ for all dog lovers

This Week's Reading List:

SAVING JUNE by Hannah Harrington

SURVIVING MAGGIE by John Fingleton

BEAUTIFUL CHAOS by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (audiobook) ~ 3 hrs in


Reviews still to do:

SONG OF THE NILE by Stephanie Dray ~ Review & Giveaway up 16th Nov

BLOOD SONG by Rhiannon Hart

AGAIN by Lance Zarimba ~ moving short story

MY SOUL TO STEAL by Rachel Vincent

MY SOUL TO KEEP by Rachel Vincent

MY SOUL TO LOSE by Rachael Vincent


  1. I reviewed Song of the Nile last week... loved it! I'll be keeping an eye out for your review to compare thoughts :)

  2. Oh I am dreading Schoolies week, my oldest daughter is only finishing year ten this year and is already talking about schoolies after she finishes her HSC!

    Saving June looks lovely - I hope you enjoy it!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  3. Oh! I'm so so happy to hear you are doing better and thrilled to hear about the Japanese acupuncture. I've been considering alternative medicines for my migraines and that's one option. So I think I need to check into it a little more around this area. Yay! Hopefully things will just keep looking up for you.

    And can't wait to hear what you think of Saving June, I've got that one on my Nook and hopefully will get to it soon!

    Have a fabulous reading week! :o)

  4. Loved the cookbook review and glad you and Bundy are feeling better. Looking forward to hearing about Beautiful Chaos.

  5. I've heard a lot of good things about Dearly, Departed and I really want to read that one. Glad to hear you ended up loving it :)

  6. I'm glad the acupuncture is helping. Sometimes that helps where traditional medicine does not. I hope you continue to feel better!

    I loved Dearly, Departed and I am glad you liked it. I will have to check out your review of If I Tell. I have that for review from NetGalley but haven't had the chance to read it yet.

    Have a great week!

  7. Oh, good news about the acupuncture! Hope all the pain goes away....

    Enjoy your books. You have some good ones this week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. I hadn't heard of schoolies week before - a whole week - wow - I think I would have a permanent headache for that week!

  9. Soooo glad to hear that the dog should make a full recovery, what good news! And I'm very happy that you're feeling a bit better too :)

    Happy reading!

  10. I'm glad you are feeling real relief.

    I have the Soul series but just never read them, I need to just try them for sure.

  11. I'm starting to read "Dearly Departed" and I gotta admit, I'm thinking about not finishing because its such a slow start. I've gotta keep goin' though, because everyone says its so wonderful.

  12. Surviving Maggie looks good! SO glad to hear that Bundy is doing well. :)

  13. You are on a reading roll! Have a great week and happy reading!

  14. Internet is so slow that it wont let me post with google :(

    Glad you liked Dearly D more than I did :=)

  15. I had another quiet week of reading. School and nanowrimo are eating up a lot of my spare reading time. Please come see what I'm reading.

  16. Wow...a week without Mom...I would be worrying too!! Glad to hear that the pup is doing so much better and you too!!!

    Loving the covers of the books you will be reading this week!

  17. I am so out of the loop with happenings with you. I sure hope you are doing well. I wish your dog a speedy and uneventful recovery.

    I am just starting to get back into the blogging groove of things.

  18. Like the sound of Dearly Departed! will await your review.

  19. I am busy catching up again this time after completing our olive harvest. I was pleased to read that you are starting to feel more like your self. Take Care.

  20. Yay for Bundy!! And for Callum, of course :)

  21. Glad you're better
    Poor Bundy, hope he mends soon
    And YEA for Callum! What an exciting time for him. Congrats :)


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