Monday, April 09, 2012

Easter 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 :)

Hope everyone had a lovely Easter break, we were very fortunate to have beautiful weather and no rain so we managed another camping trip to The Gorge. Picturesque and peaceful - perfect spot for R&R and lots of reading too. 


The Gorge camping 


Bella on a tyre tube ~ best creek transport :)


Last week I posted about Pinterest: time suck or resource haven ~  something which garnered a lot of interest :)

This week I've got an MRI booked for my arm and another appointment with the surgeon. I'm hoping to get some reviews posted and I have an interview scheduled with Donna Russo Morin, author of The King's Agent.

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Giveaways:



2 copies THE LADY OF THE RIVERS by Philippa Gregory ~ enter here. US only. Last Day










2 copies FRANTIC by Katherine Howell ~ enter here











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I posted reviews for: (click on title)

THE KING'S AGENT by Donna Russo Morin ~ renaissance Italy adventure

THE BUNGALOW by Sarah Jio ~ enchanting!!

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Finished last week:

THE KINGDOM by Amanda Stevens ~ creepy good!

THE FLIGHT OF THE SORCERESS by Barry S. Willdorf

SPARTACUS THE GLADIATOR  by Ben Kane ~ awesome!

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This Week's Reading List:


NIGHT BEACH by Kirsty Eager

THE PROPHET by Amanda Stevens

THE MAID AND THE QUEEN: The Secret History of Joan of Arc by Nancy Goldstone


THE POWER OF SIX by Pittacus Lore ~ page 40. Catch-up in preparation for August release of The Rise of Nine

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Reviews Still To Do:

GRAFFITI MOON by Cath Crowley ~ review scheduled this week. 


31 comments:

  1. The Gorge looks gorgeous! We've had to cancel our planned camping trip due to my stupid leg! Is there any chance you can email me where the gorge is? We'd love to check it out. If so my email is kylie dot purdie at gmail dot com You can check out my Monday here

    http://kyliesreads.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_09.html

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    1. I've emailed you Kylie, hope you get to check it out :)

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  2. What a lovely place for camping!

    When I had an MRI for my elbow I had to go into the tube - I thought they'd just put my arm in, but no. Hope they're a bit more sophisticated where you are.

    Good luck and have a great week!

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    1. I'm afraid not, here your whole body goes in the little tunnel, they asked if I was claustraphobic ... spose I'll find out hey

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  3. The Gorge looks so pretty and peaceful! xx

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    1. It is Wendy, one of my favourite places to camp as it's not well known. Thanks for visiting :)

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  4. Beautiful pictures! I love that Bella sits so calmly (seemingly) on the tube - My dog would be crouching and hanging on for deal life! Bella must be a great camping dog.

    Interesting looking books, also - have a great rest of week, and good luck with the MRI - those things aren't very fun.

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    1. Thanks Mardel and yes Bella loves camping, she used to be so timid but she's now a little adventurer lol

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  5. Pinterest and Twitter are still intriguing mysteries to me. I can't seem to figure out how to put them to good use, but they are fun whenever I visit!

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

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    1. Something I'm also working on Deb, it's fun figuring it all out!

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  6. Looks like you had a good time away!! LOVING the pics!! And good luck with the MRI!!

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    1. Had a lovely 3 days Julie ... back to reality now lol

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  7. What gorgeous camping pix....it looks totally serene.

    Enjoy your books...and have a great week; good luck with the MRI.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  8. Love those pics and it certainly looks like a place you could totally unwind and relax!! Jealous of your weather!

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    1. had to make the most of the weather Staci, we'll soon be coming into winter which is my least favourite season :(

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  9. Ooo I WANT TO GO THERE! Looks so relaxing!

    I want to read the Joan of Arc book- she fascinates me!

    New Follower :-)

    My Post: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/04/its-mondaywhat-am-i-reading.html

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    1. I agree Joan of Arc is fascinating, can't wait to get started on it. Thanks for visiting & following :)

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    1. She loves camping and yes she swims although she prefers it if she can touch the bottom lol

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  11. Far too cold for camping here but we had a lovely Easter weekend despite the weather, wet and stormy yesterday!

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  12. I'll be looking forward to your interview with Donna Russo Martin. I have The King's Agent on my tbr list.

    Hope you have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

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    1. Hope you enjoy The King's Agent Kristin :)

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  13. Glad you had a rain free camping trip! We didn't go away but spent a day at Crowdy Bay in the glorious sunshine and did a little 4 wheel driving on the beach.
    I loved the Kingdom too!

    Wishing you a great reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  14. Interesting books. Have a good week.

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  15. I just followed you on Pinterest! Hope your medical things go well this week.

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  16. Great pictures! Hope this is a good week for you!

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  17. Your vacation sounds wonderful! Such beautiful pictures too :)

    The Maid and the Queen has a lovely cover, it sounds interesting as well! Hope you enjoy it :)

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  18. Your camping looks like it was fun.
    I want to read The Power of Six too and some of your other books look good.
    Hope you are having a happy week. Good luck at the doctor appt.

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