Monday, April 23, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and 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 :)

Not a great week on the reading side of things but it was a busy, emotional week. I got as much done in advance as I possibly could for Callum's 18th and Saturday was the anniversary of my mum's passing from Melanoma. It's been 4 years and I still miss her every day. This is the card I made my sister :)

And this is us heading off to the A-League Grand Final ... what an awesome end to the weekend with our Brisbane Roar football team (soccer) winning against Perth Glory 2:1. Way to go ROAR!!

Today is surgery on my arm day (woohoo) so I'm off to hospital soon to have a nice anaesthetic-induced sleep ;) Don't think I'll manage any blog visiting today, maybe later in the week. 



Stay tuned for a giveaway of Brian Rowe's new book THE VAMPIRE UNDERGROUND


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

SPARTACUS THE GLADIATOR  by Ben Kane ~ a favourite read this year

SOMEBODY TO LOVE by Kristan Higgins ~ guest review by Karen


Finished last week:

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


This Week's Reading List:

THE PROPHET by Amanda Stevens ~ book 3 Graveyard Queen series


DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth ~ Finally! So looking forward to reading this!


Reviews Still To Do:

THE FLIGHT OF THE SORCERESS by Barry S. Willdorf ~ scheduled this week
NIGHT BEACH by Kirsty Eager


  1. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on The Prophet!

  2. Thinking of you over the weekend and right now as you have already underwent your surgery!! Hugs to you my dear friend!!

  3. Wishing you a speedy recovery and total relief from pain!

  4. A quick recovery and back to good health

  5. Loveeeeeee your card!! Such beautiful colors!!! And loving the photo too! Good luck with the surgery!! Praying for you!

  6. Divergent is a fantastic book. I have a feeling you will enjoy it. I hope your arm heals quickly!

  7. You have had another big week. *hugs* my mom has been gone 16 years (car accident) I still miss her every day.

    Heres hoping you have a fast recovery and are surrounded by good books and friends!

  8. I'm sorry about your mom. My mom passed away 8 years ago and not a day goes by without me thinking about her. I hope your surgery went well! Regarding books, I've seen a lot of reviews about Divergent. It's not a book that I would normally read, but I have to admit I am curious about all the attention it is receiving. Since this is the year of me leaving my comfort zone, I may have to read it. Hope you have a good week.

  9. Hard to lose a mother at a younger age. I was 21 when my mom died of cancer. I still think of her often and miss being able to share. Mother's day is always a bittersweet day for me.
    Congrats to your team.
    I'm praying through your surgery.
    I hope you enjoy Divergent as you recover. :-) I am eager for book two.
    Have a good week - rest up!

  10. Looks like you had fun. My favorite read this week was I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley Please come see what else I'm reading.

  11. I hope you are recovering well from your surgery by the time you read this. Wishing a speedy recovery - rest and read!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  12. Good luck with your surgery - hope everything goes smoothly and recovery goes quickly!

    I love Kristan Higgins and have Somebody to Love on my tbr list.

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  13. Ooh, those anniversary weeks are so difficult! It takes years before it starts to get a little better. Glad you had those family members around...and what a great get-together.

    Enjoy the week...I think Somebody to Love sounds good.


  14. Good luck with the surgery today. I hope that you recover quite quickly.

    I have Divergent, too -- but I have no idea when I'll start it. Hopefully soon! :)

    Allison @ Well-Read Reviews

  15. Pretty card, and a beautiful idea to give this to your sister at this time.

    Hope all goes well with your surgery. :)

    I'll be looking out for Divergent - sounds so good!

  16. Keeping you in my prayers for a very speedy recovery!!

    See you next week for an update!

  17. Love the soccer picture! You guys look awesome! Sending you good thoughts from Missouri for a good surgery! Can't wait to hear how everything goes. :)

    Happy Reading this week! It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading??

  18. Beautiful card for your sister. I can imagine that hugs would be good on this particular anniversary. Hope your surgery goes well. And hey, recovery time is good reading time, right?

    Enjoy Divergent! You have good timing, since now you won't have to wait more than a couple days for the sequel :-)

    Here's what I'm reading.

  19. Good luck in surgery! I hope they manage to fix it

  20. I hope your surgery went well and that you'll have a speedy recovery. In the meantime enjoy some time off from blogging ;)


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