Monday, August 20, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Scrapbook Retreat!




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 fun weekend with dear friends at my favourite scrapbook place Daisy Chain Scrapbooks. Time with friends, sharing and creating is always time well spent, it nurtures the soul. This retreat's theme was 'Life's A Circus' - thanks to Barbi and the Daisy girls (some above) for another wonderful retreat. 

I managed to finish 5  layouts and some cards and start another layout (will post more later in the week) even though we spent hours chatting and catching up ... not a bad effort.


we did the RSPCA Million Paws Walk fundraiser with Bella in 2011

Our girlie weekend in Warwick ~ July 2012


Callum and I at Skypoint Dec 2011
an Iggydodie style layout


Taleah's 21st memorial day and balloon release ~ July 2011
(scraplift from Alaine)

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I posted reviews for: (click on title)

LITTLE NIGHT by Luanne Rice ~ good but in a train wreck kind of way 

THE POWER OF SIX by Pittacus Lore ~ book 2, Awesomesauce! 

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Finished last week:

THE FINE COLOUR OF RUST by P.A. O'Reilly ~ distinct Aussie flavour

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This Week's Reading List:



THE COURTESAN'S LOVER by Gabrielle Kimm ~ page 105

DEARLY, BELOVED by Lia Habel

SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED by Anna Campbell

EVERLASTING by Alyson Noel (audiobook) ~ chapter 5

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Reviews Coming:

THE RISE OF NINE by Pittacus Lore ~ review Tue

ANIMAL MAGNETISM by Jill Shalvis ~ review Sat

PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry ~ review Thurs

ANIMAL ATTRACTION by Jill Shalvis 

THE NEXT ALWAYS by Nora Roberts (audiobook) 


40 comments:

  1. Your reads for this week sound very romantic! enjoy them all.

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    1. LOL Mystica, they do don't they, I didn't pick up on that till you mentioned it!

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  2. Your photo pages are wonderful! I've got a couple of vacations that I need to get finished. Have a great week of reading.

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    1. LOL Nise, I have holidays from 7 years ago that I haven't finished!!

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  3. These are BEAUTIFUL!! I am LOVING how many photos you got on that first one!!!! GORGEOUS creations!!!!

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  4. Enjoy your books. I had a fantastic week of reading so it's really difficult to pick a favorite book. I'm going to have go with a fan girl response and say the best (out of an extremely good set of books) was The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente. Please come and see what else I'm reading.

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    1. Will have to check out your favourite book, I've never heard of it!

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  5. Your pages are so nice! I'll be mailing you all of my pictures so you can put them together for me, ha ha! ;)

    Have a fantastic week of reading!!

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    1. hahaha too funny Jennifer, I've got years, and years and years of my own photos sitting in packets ;)

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  6. Great books you are looking forward too. & Awesomesauce is awesome! lol. :)

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    1. LOL yep! I love the urban dictionary definition for awesomesauce!!

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  7. I'm loving your scrapbooking pages, and the circus fun you had at your retreat! I'll keep my eye out for The Fine Colour of Rust. :)

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    1. It's on NetGalley if you have access to it Wendy :)

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  8. Love your scrapbooking creations...and the events sound like so much fun.

    I can't wait to read Little Night...and I enjoyed The Next Always. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I'll be keeping an eye out for your review of Little Night.

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  9. I love Skypoint. Have another great week of reading.

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    1. Thanks Marce, and thanks for popping in :)

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  10. I LOVE the scrapbook pages, especially "Dog Days." :)

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, Callum loves it when I scrap pages of Bella :)

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  11. Love your description of Little Night :)

    Your scrapbook pages are beautiful.

    Have a great week!!

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    1. Thanks Lori, it's hard fitting scrapbooking in with everything else but when I do manage I love it!!

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  12. I recently read Dearly, Departed and I loved it! Can't wait to read Dearly, Beloved.

    Just found your blog from the It's Monday! What are You Reading blog hop and I'm now following your blog.

    -Sara Jayne, another eclectic reader :)

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    1. I loved Dearly, Departed too, will have to pop over and check out your review.
      Thanks for following too :)

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  13. Teddy! I love seeing what you do every week. Your clown picture is super cute and I LOOOVVVVEEE the scrap book page. I used to scrapbook but have definitely gotten lazy :(

    Have a wonderful week :) The Brunette Librarian's Blog

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    1. Ooh get back into it, I'd love to see some of your creations!!

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  14. Just wanted to come by and say hi. Hope you have a great week.

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  15. Lovely pages you scrapped. I have The Fine Colour of Rust here to read as well. Will be interested to see how I find the distinct Aussie flavor. :-)

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    1. Can't wait to see what you think Kristen :)

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  16. Lovely scrapbook pages! I haven't done any for months, the blog keeps me too busy!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Definitely a challenge fitting in scrapbooking with reading, reviewing, blog visiting and life Shelleyrae and I don't have young children like you LOL

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  17. Pretty scrapbooking. How did you like The Fine Colour of Rust? it sounds like an interesting novel.

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    1. Thanks Mardel! I actually enjoyed The Fine Colour Of Rust after getting off to a 'meh' start. It has a very outback Aussie flavour and the characters are a hoot lol

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  18. Your pages are gorgeous and I would love to spend a weekend scrapping with you!! I can't wait to read all of your upcoming reviews!!!

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    1. See we should have been neighbours Staci, we have so much in common lol

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  19. Your layouts came out cute! Where's your clown suit girlfriend??? Glad you had a wonderful time :)

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  20. I love your scrap booking layouts you are so creative and talented!

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