Monday, April 16, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading & A Scrappy Weekend

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 :)

A week of appointments; MRI confirmed my ulnar nerve is compressed at the elbow so surgery is now booked for Monday 23rd. One week to go, then 10 days no driving & 3 weeks of limited movement before I can begin physio ... light at the end of the tunnel!

So this week I'm trying to get as much done as I can, we have family birthdays in April and May, most importantly my son's 18th. On the weekend I went into a card making frenzy in preparation for up and coming birthdays. Wanted to share a few with you, it takes a bit longer to do stuff when one hand isn't much use but I did ok considering.

Now on to book stuff. Please check out my interview with Donna Russo Morin, author of The King's Agent ~ fascinating author & informative answers.

Tuesday I've got a friend guest reviewing Somebody To Love by Kristan Higgins and she adored it!! Please make Karen feel welcome :)



THE LADY OF THE RIVERS by Philippa Gregory ~ Congrats to Bethie & Bookish in a Box

FRANTIC by Katherine Howell ~ Kylie & MarthaE

I'll have more giveaways posted this week


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

THE KINGDOM by Amanda Stevens ~ creepy good

GRAFFITI MOON by Cath Crowley ~ MUST read


Finished last week:

NIGHT BEACH by Kirsty Eager ~ beautiful but bizarre

SCARLET SINS by Julia Madeleine ~ prequel to The Truth About Scarlet Rose which I'm reading for a future blog tour


This Week's Reading List:

THE PROPHET by Amanda Stevens ~ book 3 Graveyard Queen series

THE MAID AND THE QUEEN: The Secret History of Joan of Arc by Nancy Goldstone ~ page 120



Reviews Still To Do:


SPARTACUS THE GLADIATOR  by Ben Kane ~ awesome (review scheduled this week)


  1. What gorgeous cards! I loved the Kingdom but was disappointed in The Prophet.
    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  2. I hope you are out of pain soon!

    Beautiful cards. :-)

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  3. Love that light at the end of the tunnel! I'm back to the surgeon tomorrow and hoping (please, please, please!!!)to be able to throw the boot away! Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  4. Will be thinking of you on the 23rd for sure!! I love love love love your cards!!! they are all beautiful!! And loving this weeks book list!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Joan of Arc one!

  5. Nice reads for this week. Enjoy.

  6. Oh, I hope you enjoy the time before the surgery...and then afterwards, you'll be able read...right? I love the cards...and happy 18th birthday to your son!

    It seems like just the other day that my daughter (the baby!) had hers....

    I like your "light at the end of the tunnel" image...enjoy your week.


  7. Your cards are gorgeous! I'm heading up to NH next weekend b/c my dad is having surgery on his shoulder on the 23rd - I'm going to help him out for a few days. Good luck with your surgery!!!

    I'm off to read your interview with Donna Russo Morin - I have The King's Agent on my tbr list.

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

  8. There is such a trade off to get better! But it is worth it in the end. I hope you get a lot accomplished this week.

  9. Your reads for this week look sooooooo good! I hope you enjoy them :)

    Good luck with your coming surgery, I'm so glad you'll be feeling better soon!

  10. I do wish you best for surgery and recovery but it does sound like the light is at the end of the tunnel and eventually you feel much better.

    Lover you scrapbook layouts - as always.

    The Maid and The Queen looks very interesting. I look forward to seeing what you thought of it.

    Take care Sheree.

    1. I do love spellchecker...NOT.
      I do hope you read "love" instead of what showed up..."lover". Ugh.

  11. 18...Oh my Teddy, they grow up fast. I can't believe. Hope he has an awesome birthday.

    As for you missy, I am so sorry to hear about the ulnar nerve issue. Being one armed for awhile certainly puts a damper on things. I hope the surgery corrects the issue and healing is quick. {{hugs from the other side}}
    Lovely scraps too!

  12. Enjoy the coming week, and your books

  13. Look at you go! Your cards are amazing! Hopefully you will have time to rest and relax during your recovery time... try some audio books :)

  14. I'm glad that you have a date for the arm!! Almost there.....

    Love the cards and all the goodness going on with your blog!!

  15. I'm thinking of you and sending you best wishes for your surgery. Lots of love from Missouri!

    Happy reading this week!

    It's Monday! What are you reading at the Brunette Librarian!

  16. Thanks for the win!
    The cards are charming. Make a Wish is my favorite.
    I'll be praying for successful surgery, low pain and speedy recovery!
    I don't know any of the authors you are ready so that is interesting. I'm wishing you a good week!

  17. Your cards are fantastic! I used to scrapbook so much more before I had two little kiddos. Now they just get into everything, so I'm hoping when they're a little older to get back into it. :o)

    This week looks great for you! I've heard wonderful things about Graffiti Moon, so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it as well. Have a fabulous reading week and thanks so much for stopping by earlier!


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