Monday, November 21, 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 I didn't read or review as much as planned, it turned out to be a busy week with Callum finishing his high school journey & heading off to the week-long Schoolies celebrations. I've got quite a few reviews scheduled for this week though so it's nice to be semi organised for a change lol.

Graduation Day

Year 8 & early Year 12 school photo (2007 & 2011)

Cal & I did go and see Breaking Dawn part 1 which we both loved, although his favourite is still Eclipse, mine is now Breaking Dawn as was the book.

Bundy, my eldest son's dog is slowly recovering from his accident and I'm no longer in pain although I am constantly exhausted. I usually love the onset of our summer heat but with my thyroid in overdrive I'm experiencing a little cold weather envy of all my northern hemisphere friends :)


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

SONG OF THE NILE by Stephanie Dray ~ 4.5 stars 'unputdownable'

Secret Santa & Card Exchange ~ holiday fun!


SONG OF THE NILE by Stephanie Dray ~ enter here. Ends 23rd Nov

Winner of photo from BONJOUR 40: A Paris Travel Log (40 years. 40 days. 40 seconds) by Karen A Chase ~ Congrats Alicia0605


Finished last week:
SAVING JUNE by Hannah Harrington


This Week's Reading List:

SURVIVING MAGGIE: An Australian Story by John Fingleton ~ page 175 & very good!

EVERY OTHER DAY by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

BEAUTIFUL CHAOS by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (audiobook) ~ still only 3 hrs into


Reviews Scheduled:

DEARLY, DEPARTED by Lia Habel ~ review scheduled Tuesday

BLOOD SONG by Rhiannon Hart ~ review scheduled Thurs

Reviews still to do: eek!!

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

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. Glad the dog is improving and hopefully you will feel better as summer comes along more fully. Right now in Melbourne I dont feel very summery - its chilly for me still.

  2. Congratulations to Callum on his high school graduation! Sounds like you had quite a week :)

    I went to see Breaking Dawn on Saturday night and I thought it was pretty good. I want to go and see it again.

    You have some good books on your list this week. I can't wait to read Every Other Day. I love Jennifer Lynn Barnes's werewolf series. I also want to read Beatiful Chaos.

    I will have to come back and check out your review of Dearly, Departed. Have a great week and I hope your health continues to improve!

  3. How fun! I seen Breaking Dawn too - it was good!

    I am envious of your warm weather and we hit 17 degrees today....

  4. Wasn't Breaking Dawn great! Can't wait for the next one now.
    I have Every Other Day to read soon as well.
    I hope you have a good week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. Your going to have a busy week with Rachel Vincent :)

    Glad your dog is feeling better!!

  6. Congratulations to your son. I have a bunch of books going at once. A lot of them are library books that are due soon. Please come see what I'm reading.

  7. Glad you're no longer in pain, Teddyree! Congrats on your son.

    I love the covers of your books for this week but I don't know any of them - hope you'll have a great time reading.

  8. CONGRATS to Callum on his Graduation!! LOVING the photos!! And I saw BD too on opening night (went to a marathon...all 4 in one night! lol!) and I LOVED it too!!!! My fave book of the series was Eclipse though... I almost didn't finish BD... as soon as she turned it really bothered me for some reason, and I almost didn't finish it! lol! :):):) I loveeeeeeee the books too... they all look AMAZING!! Thanks for visiting me and following me too... I am now one of your newest followers! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  9. Congrats to Callum on his graduation! Looks like you've had a busy week!:)

    Here's the link to my post...

  10. I'm curious about Surviving Maggie...I'll be watching for the review.

    And thanks again for The Kingdom of Childhood...I'm glad it arrived!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a great week!

  11. Pain always sucks, so good that you have less now.

    I'm loving the title of that short story (Mom and Dad aren't getting along).

    Congrats to your son. No small thing, graduating!

    Happy reading

  12. I'm so glad you're starting to feel better! Although I hate the reason for your envy of the cold, I will gladly trade weather with you ;)

    Hope you have a great reading week!

  13. Do hope you have a better week with your health.

    If you read Diary of a Mummy Misfit beware it does contain colourful language :)


  14. Your son is just adorable!!! Glad that Bundy is making a comeback..poor pup!! Enjoy your books and make sure you take it easy!

  15. I'm glad to hear the dog is mending and that you are starting to feel even a little bit better. HOpe you have a great week.

  16. Congratulations to Collum! Great photo of the two of you.

  17. Congratulations to your son and to you for seeing him through. :-)
    Looks like you have some good books coming up. Hope your week has been good and hope you are still feeling some pain relief.

  18. Congratulations to Callum! He's almost all grown up now. sniff-sniff.
    Lovely photo of the two you. I would send cold weather your way, but so far it's been a mild Fall. Hang in there sweetie!


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