Monday, June 25, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading & 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. I love this meme ... thanks Sheila :)

A lot of planning went into this coming week and I wasn't left with much reading time so fingers crossed I'll be catching up on reading and blog visiting this week. We had a huge weekend away with my sister and her hubby. Walking and eating our way across Brisbane city ... here's a couple of photos taken after a mouthwatering high tea.

Book News: 
Big week on my blog this week ~

Sunday I was over at Wordsmithonia guest posting for my pal Ryan while he's having a summer vacation. Pop in and say Hi.

My lovely friend Karen is guest reviewing again this week. Her review of AT LAST by Jill Shalvis will be up tonight so please make her feel welcome.

My interview with the delightful Gabrielle Kimm, author of THE LAST DUCHESS and her latest novel THE COURTESAN'S LOVER is scheduled for Tuesday along with giveways of both her books ... woohoo!

Whilst my review copy of THE SECRET KEEPER by Sandra Byrd hasn't arrived, Sandra's guest post and giveaway will still be going up on Friday :)



TATTOOED by Pamela Callow ~ 2 copies 1 International & 1 US/Canada ~ enter here

Winner of SISTER PACT by Ali Ahearn & Ros Baxter ~ Congrats: Ellen Faith

Winner of SKELETON WOMEN by Mingmei Yip ~ Congrats: Jenny Girl


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

TATTOOED by Pamela Callow ~ Pamela maintains the momentum with this one.

UNTIL I DIE by Amy Plum ~ great installment but killer ending ... aargh!!


Finished last week:

THE QUEEN'S VOW by C.W. Gortner ~ WOW


This Week's Reading List:


ONE BREATH AWAY by Heather Gudenkauf


Reviews Still To Do:

GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan ~ scheduled this week 


  1. Looks like you had a fun week! Hope you love Samuel Lake as much as I did. Looking forward to One Breath.

  2. I am glad to hear that you liked The Queen's Vow and Until I Die. I still need to read Die For Me.

    Both of your upcoming books sound good to me! I've been wanting to try Heather Gudenkauf's books.

  3. The smiles on your faces say it all!!! Looking forward to what's coming up this week!!!

  4. Looks like you had a great time!! I loveeeeeeeee the photos!!!

  5. I loved One Breath Away - I hope you do too!

    Wishing you a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. You can't fake happiness, can you? You look like you were having a great time!

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

  7. Lovely photos. Glad you had a good time. Sounds like fun.

  8. I will be getting One Breath Away this week...can't wait!

    Sounds like you had a lovely time...high tea!

    Enjoy your week! Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  9. I have hears such great things about The Homecoming Of Samuel Lake! Enjoy!

  10. You look as if you really had a good time.

  11. Love the pictures - you guys look so happy :-)

    Tanya Patrice

  12. I just added One Breath Away to my TBR list.

    The pictures are terrific! You are two gorgeous couples. I am glad you all had such a great time.

  13. I am so jealous, lol. Who needs to read when you are in a place a beautiful as that!

  14. New follower. Great pics!


  15. I'll be reading The Queen's Vow this week and can't wait to start it. I just finished another of his books, The Last Queen, and loved that one.

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  16. The Homecoming of Samuel Lake looks great! I hope you enjoy. A lot of people are reading it right now :)

    Have a lovely week in Australia! I'm in Missouri and we are having 100 temps this week - something wonderful to look forward too huh?

    Have a great one!!!

    What are YOU reading @ The Brunette Librarian??

  17. I just wanted to say I loved the guest post you did for me, and I apprecaite you more than I'll ever be able to say. Thank you so much for doing it!


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