Monday, August 13, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?




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 :)

I was flattened for most of last week by a hideous gastro bug ... pretty crappy when you have heaps to do and can't manage anything but on a positive note I did pretty good with my reading. Yesterday we spent a lovely afternoon at Wynnum, we took Bella to a huge off-leash dog park and then had fish and chips on the foreshore. Bella went nuts chasing seagulls and pelicans and look at her keeping an eye on everything out the car window as we left, I swear she thinks she's human. 




So ... new week, I'll be reading, reviewing and packing for scrapbook retreat at DaisyChain Scrapbooks. I'm hoping to be super organised so I get lots done this camp.  Here's a card I made for a friend on the weekend.



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I posted reviews for: (click on title)

CROSS CURRENTS by John Shors ~ absolutely adored it, a favourite this year!

THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR by Debbie Macomber ~ nice start to a new series set in Cedar Cove.

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Finished last week:

PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry ~ well written, edgy contemporary YA

THE RISE OF NINE by Pittacus Lore ~ Awesome sauce! review next week

ANIMAL ATTRACTION by Jill Shalvis ~ *sigh* ooh these are good 

THE NEXT ALWAYS by Nora Roberts (audiobook) ~ another goodie


WHEN WE FIRST MET by Debbie Macomber ~ sweet short story prequel to The Inn at Rose Harbor

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This Week's Reading List:



THE FINE COLOUR OF RUST by P.A. O'Reilly ~ page 30

THE COURTESAN'S LOVER by Gabrielle Kimm

EVERLASTING by Alyson Noel (audiobook) ~ book 6 & final in the Immortal series.

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Reviews Coming:

ANIMAL MAGNETISM by Jill Shalvis ~ loved it

LITTLE NIGHT by Luanne Rice ~ good but in a train wreck kind of way (review Thurs)

THE POWER OF SIX by Pittacus Lore ~ awesome 2nd installment (review Tue)




52 comments:

  1. Oh! I just read Little Night too. Yep, I agree. Good yet train wreck-ish. Grit saved the book for me.

    I loved your review of The Inn at Rose Harbor. I just put in a request for it at the library. :)

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    1. Me too on Grit. Hope you enjoy The Inn at Rose Harbor :)

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  2. Glad you are feeling better! I just got the 2nd book in the Inn Boonsboro series. Have another great week of reading!

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    1. I'm hoping to get to The Last Boyfriend soon Nise, I'm looking forward to Owen & Avery's story!

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  3. I hope you have a much better week this week and have fun at the scrapbooking camp. I think dogs and cats must see themselves as "people". My sister's cat sits properly in a chair at the dining room table while we eat our meals. Animals can be so interesting! Thanks for sharing your picture of Bella. She is cute!

    Pushing the Limits sounds interesting to me and I am curious about The Fine Color of Rust.

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    1. Your sister's cat sounds like quite a character, gave me a giggle :)
      Pushing the Limits was really good and The Fine Colour Of Rust, a very Australian read!

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  4. That's another nice card. Looks like you had some great reads. Funny how our dogs think they are human. I'm glad Bella had fun at the park too.
    Hope you nasty bug is all over. Happy reading and scraping this week!

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    1. Feeling much better now thanks Martha. Our Bella is spoilt rotten but she had such a hard start in life, it's hard not to spoil her :)

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  5. Ohhhhhh I hope you are feeling better!!! I loveeeeeee your Bella, she is beautiful!! And LOVING the card you made!! It is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee the colors!!!!

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  6. Can't you get a break??? I swear woman you've had enough calamities this year!! Your dog is human...they think they own us!! I love that card...I need to get back to some paper scrapping soon. I miss doing it and playing with stuff! I'm sure you will have a great time and I can't wait for you to post what you created!!! Loving the upcoming titles you will be posting about. I'm hoping to get to Animal Magnetism this week..that is #1 right? Whichever is #1 is the one I am starting..I sound stupid right now! HA! must be all those sex-drenched books I've been reading which has turned my brain to mush!

    Have a great week my friend!!

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    1. Thanks Staci, all the dramas get a bit tiresome lol. You have been overdosing on the steamy books but yes Animal Magnetism is book 1. Can't wait to see what you think, if they're as good as the Lucky Harbor series!

      Looking forward to some more scrapbooking ... cut down on your sex-drenched reads and you'll have time to fit some scrapping in LMAO

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    2. Um...I don't think that's going to happen woman!! I'm a bit addicted to the sex-drenched pages. Maybe I will scrap this winter? But then again !! LOL!!

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  7. Hi Sheree, I was wondering if you saw my email about the Gabrielle Kimm's giveaway? please let me know :D
    I've read amazing reviews about Pushing the Limits!
    I love Nora Roberts! She's my rock star author of all times! I just LOVER HER!!
    Happy reading!

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    1. *LOVE ~hahaha~ Have you read her J.D Robb books!?
      They are sooooo GOOD!

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    2. I've read a couple of J.D Robb books years ago but nothing for a while, I'm still moving through all the Nora Roberts lol.

      PS I sent you an email about not getting your email about your Gabrielle Kimm win, if that makes sense lol. I haven't received any emails from you so please resend!

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    3. I'm currently reading book #9 of her J.D Robb books, I can't stop! She's amazing! Email sent! Thank youu!

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  8. I'm glad you're feeling better. Have fun scrap booking. My favorite book last week was Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. Please come see what else I'm reading.

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    1. I'm looking forward to scrapbook retreat. I still haven't read a Terry Pratchett book ... not enough hours in the day lol

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  9. I like your this weeks reading list!

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  10. Booo on bugs.
    Happy reading this week :) I hope it will be a good week

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  11. I loved The Fine Colour of Rust - I hope you are enjoying it!


    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. I wasn't sure at first Shelleyrae but I ended up enjoying it a lot. Very atmospheric :)

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  12. Hope that gastro bug is out of your system; I've managed to avoid the ones going around here this year, touch wood!

    Pretty card - enjoy your scrapping retreat!

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    1. They're usually 24 hour bugs but this one hung on for days ... uggh! Glad you've managed to avoid any! Thanks for visiting Wendy :)

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  13. That card is really beautiful! :) Enjoy your week!

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    1. Aww thanks Nina and thanks for visiting!

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  14. I'm not surprised that a dog who eats fish and chips thinks she's human...lol

    Sounds like a great day.

    I can't wait to read Little Night...I think I'm drawn to train wrecks.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Bella did have a little piece of fish but no chips for her. And I think I'm drawn to train wrecks too Laurel-Rain, can be a bit draining!

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  15. Bella looks pretty darn happy in that picture :) Gorgeous, gorgeous dog! :)

    It's been 100+ degrees here every day and miserable, but today its only in the early 80s! We may even get a little rain so....yay Missouri!

    Have a wonderful wonderful reading week!!!
    Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

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    1. Bella is a little sweetie pie but then we are biased lol. How I wish winter was over with here but we need rain too. Stay cool in Missouri :)

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  16. I enjoyed Debbie Macomber's new book and I need to read the prequel. Our pets bring us so much joy. I think Bella had a great day!

    Happy Reading!

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    1. So true Lori, Bella is an endless source of joy for our family

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  17. I hope you're feeling 100% better! Cross Currents sounds lovely, gorgeous cover too!

    Have a great week of reading :)
    http://therelentlessreader.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I can't recommend Cross Currents highly enough, it was beautiful!

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  18. I keep forgetting about The Power of Six being out. I will have to get it next month with my audible credits. Can't wait to read your review.

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    1. The Power of Six and The Rise Of Nine should be brilliant on audio, but exhausting I'd imagine lol

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  19. I saw Pushing the Limits surpassed 50 Shades of Grey in sales in Kentucky last week. Pretty impressive.

    Here's my Monday Post and Giveaway.

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  20. I hope you're feeling better. Sounds like you had some great reading. I love Shalvis and Macomber. You can't go wrong with their books. Hope you have a good week!

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    1. Thanks Yvonne, I'm a new fan of Shalvis, can't wait to read more!

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  21. I keep forgetting to start the Ever series! I guess now that it's all written, I don't have to worry about not being able to read the book right away!!!

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    1. I have a love/hate relationship with the series so I'm keen to finish it up lol

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  22. Just wanted to come by and say hi and hope you are having a great week.

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  23. Gorgeous card! You are quite talented. And thanks for sharing the picture of Bella. She's lovely. Is there any dog who isn't in denial about that fact that she's a *dog?* Sometimes I think our three canines have taken over the house. :)

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, lol Bella is very special, I'm sure most of us say that about our furry family members but she really does bring us so much joy!

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  24. You make the most awesome cards. You should start a business.

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    1. LOL thanks Stacy, probably wouldn't be fun anymore if I started a business

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  25. Well since this is weeks later i will assume you are better my friend. Sorry to hear about the GI thing though. They are the worst sometimes.

    Love Bella girl! she is adorable. And yes sometimes It hink dogs are humans :) Reborn into loving homes.

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