Monday, May 07, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and 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'm recovering nicely, back to the surgeon this week for sutures out and hopefully the go ahead to move my elbow.

Callum enjoyed his 18th on Tuesday & his new iPad! You can check out my post here if you're interested and here's the card I made for him.

In other exciting news, I did read my favourite book of the year so far ... Divergent by Veronica Roth and catch up on blog visiting but I've got quite a few reviews to do because I was busy loading my Kindle Fire ... oh yeah! They aren't available in Australia but Mike had a friend returning from the US so we got lucky.

My very first Kindle has been tossed aside for a Kindle Fire ... I'm thinking of calling him Bones after my favourite vampire but I'm not sure it 'fits', well not like my friend Staci's, Mr Darcy. What do you think?



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I posted reviews for: (click on title)

THE FLIGHT OF THE SORCERESS by Barry S. Willdorf ~ 4 stars fascinating historical fiction set in 410AD


Finished last week:

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth ~ 5 star awesomeness. Favourite read this year!!


This Week's Reading List:

AFTER THE FOG by Kathleen Shoop ~ page 75

DAYS OF SPLENDOR, DAYS OF SORROW by Juliet Grey ~ Marie Antoinette #2


Reviews Still To Do:

THE TRUTH ABOUT SCARLET ROSE by Julia Madeleine ~ review Thursday

THE PROPHET by Amanda Stevens

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

NIGHT BEACH by Kirsty Eager


  1. I am glad you are recovering and getting your stitches removed this week! I hope you are enjoying the Kindle Fire. I didn't realize they weren't available in Australia yet. I have a regular Kindle and I love reading on it. The Fire is so popular here as a gift. My library has one that people can check out (they have to use it in the library though)..

    I am glad that you loved Divergent too. I wam going to be rereading it and then starting Insurgent. I still have to read Becoming Juliet. I hope the sequel is good too. I just love that cover for After the Fog.

    Have a great week!

  2. Can't wait to read your review of The Prophet!

  3. I like the look of both your to be read books!

  4. Glad you are recovering!! And YAY for a kindle fire!!!

  5. Glad to hear your elbow is healing. My favorite read this week was Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson Please come see what else I'm reading.

  6. I'm envious even though I just got a Kindle Touch!
    Glad you are still recovering well from your surgery

    Enjoy your reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  7. i love how everyone is loving divergent. i just finished the sequel and it was awesome!

    happy reading :)

  8. Congrats on the Kindle Fire. It's been on my wihslist for loong!
    Check out My Monday Reading

  9. Oh, I'm glad you're feeling better! And that your son's birthday was a success. Awesome card!

    Kindle Fire...I think I'm green with envy.

    If you vote Divergent your favorite book this year, I may have to check it out after all!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week.

  10. Glad to read you are recovering nicely! I really enjoyed Divergent too and am hoping to settle in with Insurgent this week if my schedule doesn't block me :D

  11. I am the only person who hasn't read DIVERGENT.(: Hope you feel better and better. Surgery is never easy....

  12. After the Fog looks intriguing. I like the cover. Enjoy reading!

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week!

  13. I cringed at 'move my elbow'. Hope it all goes well! I must read Divergent, I'm getting behind the times! After the Fog looks good. I've been reading on my iphone and it is so much easier then lugging around big books, and you can read it in bed with the lights off! And a few pages in your lunch break. So cool! xx

  14. I am so glad you are recovering nicely and so jealous of your Kindle Fire but remembering back just a few months ago I thought I would never have an e-reader and I love my basic Kindle. Too many bells and whistles would probably be distracting, tee hee!

    Thanks for stopping by!


  15. I have been entertaining thoughts of upgrading to the KF too. Glad you were able to get one. Happy 18th to Callum. My baby turns 21 in two months. Glad you are recovering so well.

  16. Mr Darcy sure has a ring to it, Staci sure took a good one there. But I love the sound of Bones so give with it :)

  17. Glad to find out that you are okay!

  18. Glad your arm is doing better! Love the card you made your son!!!

    Enjoy your books this week and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  19. Ooh congrats on the Kindle Fire - and I loved Divergent too! I'm waiting to read the 2nd in the series, but I've heard only good things.


  20. I am enjoying Divergent as well! :) Glad you were able to get a Kindle Fire. :)

    Allison @ Well-Read Reviews

  21. Glad you are doing better!

    The Marie Antoinette book looks great, I need to check that out!

  22. Glad to hear you are doing better! I recently added Divergent to my TBR list.

    Your card for your son is too cute!

  23. Happy Birthday Callum!!! :) 18 is an amazing age!

    So how's your new Kindle Fire going? Isn't it fun? I loooove my Nook Tablet - didn't think I'd use it as much as I do. It's insane.

    Are you feeling good this week? Best wishes from Missouri!

    Happy reading this week :)
    What are YOU reading??

  24. I've got Divergent on my list and want to read it soon, I've heard such awesome things about it! Glad to hear you liked it so well :)

    Happy Birthday Callum!!! Your kids are so adorable!

  25. I'm glad your body is mending nicely. I can't thank you for the surgery photo though!
    I don't think you are old enough to have two grown sons!

  26. Oh, and your comments about tantrums was great, thank you. It's nice to hear from moms who have been there.

  27. Ahh another glowing opinion of Divergent! I'm really thinking I need to bump it up my list of to-reads!

  28. Hi Teddyree - Glad to read you are doing well. Your son is a very handsome young man.
    Glad you liked Divergent. I hope to read Insurgent next month.
    I hope you are enjoying your reading this week.

  29. wow. that kindle fire looks gorgeous!

    and i am so glad you loved divergent :) it's better reading it now ~ have forgotten everything, so will make it awkward reading insurgent. at least this way, you can move straight on


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