Monday, May 28, 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 :)

A busy week, reading, cleaning, reading, soccer, reading, cooking. Ok I confess it was very little of anything besides reading Fifty Shades of Grey and talking about Fifty Shades of Grey. Saturday night Mike and I had dinner and a movie with Alaine and her hubby ... dinner at Wagamama's great, Dark Shadows ... not so much, even Johnny Depp could not make it good LOL. On Sunday we waved my Dad and his partner off on a 3 month holiday to Europe and the US, so wish I was getting on that plane :)

Tonight I have my friend Karen guest reviewing LUCKY IN LOVE by Jill Shalvis ... please make her feel welcome.

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Giveaways:

Winner of THE TRUTH ABOUT SCARLET ROSE & prequel SCARLET SINS by Julia Madeleine ~ Congratulations Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow

Stay tuned I have some terrific interviews, guest posts and giveaways coming up :)

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I posted reviews for: (click on title)

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth ~ Favourite book of the year!!!

AFTER THE FOG by Kathleen Shoop ~ interesting ... fiction focused on a real event the "death smog of Donora."

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Finished last week:

SLIPPING REALITY by Emily Beaver ~ review closer to release date

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY by E.L. James ~ I immediately started on the next one, that should tell you something lol

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This Week's Reading List:


FIFTY SHADES DARKER by E.L. James ~ page 300

UNTIL I DIE by Amy Plum ~ page 25 (oops got sidetracked by Fifty Shades)

THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts

GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan

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Reviews Still To Do:

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

INSURGENT by Veronica Roth ~ 5 star awesomeness!! ~ review this week.





41 comments:

  1. I'm glad you liked Divergent and Insurgent. I still need to read Insurgent. Sometime this summer, I hope!

    I've been curious about Dark Shadows. I never saw the original but I do like Johnny Depp. I might borrow the DVD from the library when it is released.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Dark Shadows ... if you like Johnny Depp worth borrowing the DVD, otherwise don't bother, booooring!

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  2. Congrats to Laurel! I had to hide Insurgent from my son when he was over today. He is almost done with Divergent and spied the book, but NOPE mom is reading it first! LOL. Have a great week of reading.

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    1. LOL don't blame you Nise ... I'm sure you'll love it :)

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  3. I have openings in June. I'll probably pick up Insurgent. :-)
    I'll be watching for your review of Fifty Shades of Grey. I am eying that one too.
    Happy reading.

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    1. Review for Fifty Shades up next week Martha ... when I figure out how to write it LOL

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  4. I really need to check out the Veronica Roth books! I just finished Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow too. Will be interested to see what you think of it. I didn't like it as much as the first in the trilogy but it was still good.

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    1. Totally agree Holly, I probably liked the 1st one more because her childhood was new to me

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  5. You have several read or reading that I want to read including Fifty shades of Grey! Hopping thru on Monday's What ya reading. Check out my week at Gimme The Scoop Have a great week!

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  6. Waiting for Fifty Shades of Grey review. Have agood week.

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  7. After I finished Fifty Shades of Grey I immediately started on the second in the series as well! It was my favourite of the whole trilogy :) Can't wait for your review.

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  8. I'll be interested to see what you have to say about Fifty Shades of Grey!

    Have a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

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  9. Busy week...
    I can't wait to read The Witness. I've heard such great things about it.

    Have a great week.
    Here's my Week in Review.

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  10. Must admit wasn't thrilled with Dark Shadows either - thank goodness for Johnny Depp! I could watch the man hang wallpaper! You can check out my week (actually fortnight!) here.

    http://www.kyliesreads.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_28.html

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    1. hahaha Kylie watch him hang wallpaper ... love it!

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  11. Fifty Shades of Grey seems to be everywhere. Glad to see you liked it too :)

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  12. OMG! I think you are going to have a great week with those books.. I want to read them all too..but, can't find enough time. :(

    Here is my meme: http://vidya-booksaremagic.blogspot.com/2012/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_28.html

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  13. OMG! Thanks, Teddyree! I was half-awake, scrolling through, and saw my name! I'm very excited!!

    I LOVED The Witness...read it this past week.

    Maybe it's just as well I haven't managed to get to Dark Shadows...DVD might be when I see it, then.

    I did love the show from the 60s.

    Sounds like you're enjoying Fifty Shades of Grey! lol

    Have a great week! Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  14. I love Nora Roberts books and am looking forward to reading The Witness this summer.

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

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  15. Good to know about Dark Shadows, I was wondering if that was worth going to the theater for. I will wait for Red Box and pay $1.00 to see it :)

    I loved Divergent too!

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  16. I have broken down and added the 50 shades books to my wish list. Saw the author on tv here and started to think maybe I needed to check these books out and you have confirmed that notion :)

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  17. I loved Fifty Shades of Grey and enjoyed the trilogy as a whole but the 1st OMG, great stuff.

    Did you read some parts to hubby ;-) lol

    Enjoy your week.

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    1. He wants to read it too Marce, insisted I put it on his kindle, wants to know what all the fuss is about LOL

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  18. I've been interested in checking out Fifty Shades of Grey for a while now. My very conservative self is stopping me from picking up something so "naughty" though... From the way you talk about it, I need to push myself out of that box.

    I'm going to start listening to Divergent this week. I can't wait! I've heard so many great things!

    Happy reading!

    Jessica @ Living Chapter to Chapter

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  19. I think I must be the only one in the world that wasn't in love with Fifty Shades of Grey. Oh well, not everything is for everyone. Have a great week!

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    1. Yvonne you are so not alone. I know several that found it..yeah

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    2. Yep I agree, would be a boring place if we all liked the same thing. I've loved not just the sensual/erotic stuff but how it all plays out psychologically

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  20. You certainly had a great week :D

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  21. Happy reading. My favorite read last week was Amulet 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi. Please come see what else I'm reading.

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  22. I am ready to read Divergent, have heard great things about it!

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    1. YAY hope you love it as much as I did!!

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  23. I just read your friend's review and immediately requested the book from my library!!! OMG..I am loving book two of Fifty so much..you are too good to me!!!

    have a great week!

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    1. You're welcome, glad I have another Fifty addict to rave to LOL and yes I've got a Jill Shalvis book from Karen that I've been meaning to read forever!

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  24. Hey Australian friend :) I LOVED 50 shades - a lot of people didn't,but its so different and it sucks you in! Glad you liked it! :D Great minds think alike!!!!

    Happy reading this week :)

    What are YOU reading??

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  25. I'm glad to hear I'm not missing out on Dark Shadows, it looks horrible. Have a great week.

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    1. Yeah Ryan, I don't know what we were thinking lol

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  26. I need to get into this Mr. Grey! ;) And I have heard mixed about Dark Shadows... as much as I LOVE (lust... whatever! lol!) Johnny Depp... I am growing tired that EVERY movie Tim Burton makes he HAS to have Johnny in it... lol!!

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  27. Johnny was the best think about Dark Shadows, LOL!

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