Monday, March 26, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? & 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 got my wish for a less eventful week (yay) and answers. Visit to Neurologist revealed my ulnar nerve is trapped at the elbow, giving me pain in my arm and numb fingers and hand. Appointment with surgeon is 5th April and hopefully surgery to have it released won't be too long after that!

Fortunately my neurologist appt ran on time and I made it to hear author Katherine Howell speak; very cool, I've got a post going up about it tomorrow :)

Bella had her 2nd rabies vaccine so all that's left from the Bella vs Bat saga is blood tests in a months time to check for antibodies.

Alaine and I saw The Hunger Games at the movies ... awesomeness!! If you've read the book recently some discrepancies may niggle but I thought this was a fantastic book to movie adaptation. If you haven't read this series what are you waiting  for??

I also got my first cuddle with Alaine's new granddaughter, Charlotte. Here's the card I made :)


2 copies of LADY OF THE RIVERS by Philippa Gregory ~ enter here.

Winner of THE TURNING OF ANNE MERRICK by Christine Blevins & Survival Kit: Congratulations ~ Juliababyjen; I'm sure you'll love these goodies! 


I posted reviews for: 

SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE by Katie Dale ~ an interesting look at the effects of Huntington's Disease.

SLIDE by Jill Hathaway


Finished last week:

THE KING'S AGENT by Donna Russo Morin ~ review 6th April

ACCIDENTS OF PROVIDENCE by Stacia M Brown ~ review up this week


This Week's Reading List:

GRAFFITI MOON by Cath Crowley ~ page 40


THE KINGDOM by Amanda Stevens (Graveyard Queen #2)


Reviews Still To Do:


  1. I hope you'll be able to have your surgery really soon! That sounds so painful.

    I am glad Bella is okay. I hate bats. Nasty creatures. Like rats with wings...

    I'll have to check out your review of Someone Else's Life. I've got Slide on my TBR and will probably be reading it sometime in April.

    I hope you have a good week and enjoy your books. I've read positive reviews of Graffiti Moon.

  2. Hunger Games was awesome! I listened to it on audio a few months back but felt it was a good book to movie! So glad you got to hear the author too!

  3. My husband talked me into waiting a few weeks for the buzz to die down about Hunger Games. Lucky you!

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

  4. I hope everything goes well at the surgeon's. I am seeing Hunger Games tomorrow. I haven't read it since it came out. So my memory for the details will be foggy. Everything I have read leads me to believe that the movie was a good adaptation and a good movie too. I can hardly wait. I just read The Kingdom and liked the gothic creepiness of it. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

  5. Good to hear you got answers at the doctors! And glad to hear about Bella too!!! I loveeeeeeee your card! So beautiful!! And I have read the Hunger Games series (LOVE IT!!!) and can't wait to see the movie!!

  6. I hope all goes well with the surgery!

    I have The Hunger Games on my Nook and I really need to get around to reading it. Glad to hear the movie was so good.

  7. Good luck with your surgery - hope it fixes the problem. I read Graffiti Moon last year as part of my Children's book council young adult short list personal challenge and loved it. Glad you made it to VP Library - I didn't! Maybe next time.
    You can check out my Monday here

  8. Hope you have a great reading week! Here's my link:

  9. I will hopefully be starting The Bungalow soon. Can't wait to see what you think about it.

  10. Hope you love The Bungalow as much as I did.

    I'm glad you're getting your pain issues sorted out, and that Bella is doing okay, too.

    Bella vs. The Bat might make an intriguing children's

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

  11. Howdy Howdy Ms. Teddyree!

    I looooved the Hunger Games movie! Went to see it at like 10pm because all of the other shows were sold out. Can you believe it? But it was good...very intense, but good :)

    Happy reading this week! It's Monday! What Are You Reading @ the Brunette Librarian's Blog

  12. You have had an exciting week. My kids all saw Hunger Games and loved it and one one had read the book, lol. I have not read it as yet.
    Hope you feel better soon, I have an inoperable cyst in my neck near where there was a break from my car accident in 2001 which causes pain and numbness in arms but medications have relieved a lot. I am glad surgery will take away your pain.

  13. I really wanna see the H Games too! But the tickets price is juts silly really

  14. Hope you can get surgery scheduled quickly! I have yet to see Hunger Games, hopefully this weekend.

  15. Thank you! I'm so excited to have won this giveaway, I was really hoping on this one! :)

    I hope your arm feels better soon; nerve pain is just the worst!

    Happy Reading!

  16. Just having an answer about your pain has to make you feel better! Hopefully the surgery will be quick and recovery time will be minimal. I love that card!!!

    Your books for this week look like winners!!!

    Thinking of you!!!

  17. I don't even know what The Bungalow is about, but that cover calls my name every time I see it. I just got back from a long weekend at the beach, but I'm ready for some more sun and sand already!

    I hope you get your elbow taken care of quickly! Enjoy your week!

  18. I love your blog! It's so cute! I have The Kingdom sitting on my kindle from NetGalley and it has to be read soon. +New follower! I'll be sure to check back soon :)
    Here's my It's Monday! Post :)

    Happy Reading!
    - Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  19. I just wanted to come by and say high really quickly. Work has been kicking my butt lately so I haven't been blog reading as much as i would like. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

  20. I'm glad you health issue will be resolved soon!
    The Restorer is excellent - I loved it and hope you do too!

    Sorry I am a bit late stopping by this week, I've been swamped!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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