Monday, January 16, 2012

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 :) 

After a stinking hot start to the week, 34-36 degrees celcius, the weekend brought welcome respite and some rain. I spent a lovely day with best friend Alaine, and Cal, Mike and I all enjoyed the movie, The Descendants starring George Clooney. 

This week will be super busy and fun, I'm having my niece stay for a few days, it's my birthday on Sunday  and we have family coming to stay and I'm trying to read more than one darn book per week LOL ... not doing too well.


Yesterday I put up a post titled Across the Miles ... about one small book Bonjour 40 and how a love of blogging and reading has closed the distance between friends and places on the other side of the world ~ check it out.  

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Giveaways:

Birthday Trilogy by Brian Rowe - enter here.





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I posted reviews for: (click on title)

THE DEMON LOVER by Juliet Dark 

CINDER by Marissa Meyer

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Finished last week:

UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi ~ awesome dystopia 

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This Week's Reading List:
 


THE CROWN by Nancy Bilyeau ~ almost done!

BY THE KING'S DESIGN by Christine Trent

HALLOWED by Cynthia Hand

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Reviews Still To Do:

SISTER PACT by Ali Ahearn & Ros Baxter - review scheduled this week.



32 comments:

  1. I wouldn't mind some of that hot weather in Ohio. :) We just had our first significant snowfall.

    I will have to check out your review of Cinder. I just read it last week and loved it. I can't wait to hear what you think of The Crown. I've got that on my TBR list. I will have to add By The King's Design too. I hadn't heard of it before but I loved The Queen's Dollmaker.

    I hope you have a great week and happy birthday next Sunday!

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    1. thanks for the birthday wishes Christina. I loved Cinder and just finished The Crown, it was a page-turner.
      Dreaming of snow :)

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  2. OOH you have given me things to look at - I have to peek at your review of Cinder, I am SO EXCITED to start it! Also your Across The Miles post sounds interesting. :)

    Hope you are with us next Sunday but if you are whooping it up for the birthday let me say Happy Birthday now. Have a blast - you deserve it!

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    1. Hoping to post some photos on Sunday Sheila, thanks for the birthday wishes :)

      Can't wait to see what you think of Cinder!

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  3. I just read about the movie you saw and I am watching George winning the Golden Globe for his role in that movie... thinking I need to see it! I am liking the books you have lined up! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on them! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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    1. Julie, the Descendants was hilarious in parts and sad too.

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  4. I need to pick up Hallowed, I really enjoyed Unearthly!

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Unearthly was a favourite read for me in 2011 so I can't wait to start on Hallowed, hope it proves worth the wait :)

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  5. I like your week's reading list.

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    1. thanks Mystica, not long left in Melbourne??

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  6. Wow, too hot! I would melt for sure.
    But enjoy the new week :)

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  7. Cinder's all over the place, isn't it? Looks awfully scary for me....

    Here is my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!

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    1. Not scary Deb, fun, has a sad moment or two but not scary. You should try it :)

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  8. Your upcoming reads look really exciting - I would love to get some romance novels soon too - with Valentine's day coming up.

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    1. Yes good idea adding some romance novels before Valentine's ... getting in the mood lol

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  9. The Crown looks really intriguing! I have to pick that one up! Happy Reading!

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    1. just finished today and thoroughly enjoyed!

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  10. Nope! Telling me about the hot start to last week has not warmed me up.
    We are having a cold snap here in the UK :)

    Have a great reading week

    carol

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    1. it's hard to imagine, my sister is just back from the UK and she nearly died coming home to the heat lol

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  11. I'm curious about Sister Pact...and Cinder is on my wish list.

    Thanks for visiting my blog...and have a great week!

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    1. Sister Pact was fun and Aussie authors too :) thanks for visiting :)

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  12. Great reading week with your books. They look good.

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  13. We're hoping for rain later this week. We really need it.

    With the three day weekend, I had a chance to finish a bunch of books I've been working on the last month. Please come see what I'm reading.

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    1. Sending rain your way, we've had a few days of it.

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  14. Ooh It's a birthday coming!!! Sorry about the stinking hot weather, mine is the complete opposite. WE should meet somewhere in the middle :)
    The Descendants looks good. heard it was a book, so I may try to read it first.
    Have fun with your niece and hope the weather breaks soon :)

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    1. Thanks Jenny ... it's still raining here so now I'm hoping it's back to hot for my birthday so we can all just hang out by the pool :)

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  15. Your birthday is coming!! Yay!!! Enjoy your time with family. Your books look great for this week. I would love to feel sorry for you with the heat but it's winter here in Michigan!! LOL!

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    1. LOL Staci, stay warm! I'm not a fan of winter but I would like a white Christmas just once!

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  16. Happy Birthday!!!

    I felt similarly about The Demon Lover.

    Have a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes Shelleyrae :)

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