Monday, September 03, 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. I love this meme ... thanks Sheila :)

So how did last week stack up? - not so great
I'm annoyed that a book I was really looking forward to stole a week of my reading time. Our fridge/freezer died and dumped litres of muck onto the kitchen floor, our main bathroom glass shower screen cracked (bloody gremlins again) and my prescription sunglasses that I lost while also missing my bus stop engrossed in a Jill Shalvis book came into OPSM and were promptly returned as they didn't pass quality control ... neither do my eyes - I really need my glasses!!!

It was Father's Day on Sunday and Cal's last game of soccer for the season. No doubt he will keep up the gym work and training for next season but our weekends are free until Feb next year! I made 7 male cards last week for birthdays and Father's Day while listening to The Maze Runner on audio - cool book and great narrator :)

Today makes 3 weeks of brisk walking with little Bella, I'm up to 30 minutes which equates to 2.5km, 3 sometimes 4 times a week ... I'm feeling very virtuous and beginning to actually like it ... never thought I'd say that!

Some of you may know Stacy @ Stacy's Books. Stacy's lovely, she hosts Tuesday Quizzes ...  book related quizzes that are creative, challenging, sometimes frustrating but always loads of fun. There's prizes too - pop over tomorrow and join in :)



THE CROWN by Nancy Bilyeau ~ 2 copies US/Canada. I thoroughly recommend this one. Enter here


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

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

ANIMAL MAGNETISM by Jill Shalvis ~ 5 star delicious!


Finished last week:

just the one disappointment



This Week's Reading List:

ONE MOUNTAIN AWAY by Emilie Richards ~ page 45


THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner (audiobook) ~ 2 hours to go - it's great!

HEAVEN SHOULD FALL by Rebecca Coleman


Reviews Coming:

ANIMAL ATTRACTION by Jill Shalvis ~ review tue

THE COURTESAN'S LOVER by Gabrielle Kimm ~ review Wed

THE NEXT ALWAYS by Nora Roberts ~ review Fri

SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED by Anna Campbell ~ review closer to release

EVERLASTING by Alyson Noel 


  1. I'm walking as well - not as much as you but certainly more than I do in Sri Lanka so I know the virtuous feeling! Enjoy all the books.

  2. Sorry about your not so great week! My walking was interrupted this week, but tomorrow is a new beginning! Have a great week.

  3. Sorry you have been having a rough time :( I love love love love your cards!! They are gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors!!!!

  4. The gremlins have had a fun time at your house this week :( Boo! I sure hope next week is better for you! Off to read your reviews...

    The Relentless Reader

  5. Did we somehow switch homes? Your bizarre problems sound too familiar! I hope you have a gremlin free week.

    My favorite book this week was Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. Please come see what I'm reading now.

  6. I hope this weeks is much better for you!
    I have Heaven Should Fall and House of Memories to read later this month as well.

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  7. Great Fathers' Day cards! I'm not sure what to read this week. After looking at your choices, maybe I'll go for a Monica McInerney, hmmm...

  8. What a great week of reading! I loved The Maze Runner and really need to start the second book soon. On the non-bookish things you have my sympathy as we came down this morning to find our fridge/freezer has packed up too!

    Here's what I've been reading!

  9. I had started out the month of August trying to walk at least 10,000 steps every day and was doing great until I got sidelined for medical reasons. I'm hoping to get back to it in the next week or so - when I was doing it, I was feeling great and even managed to lose a little weight.

    Love the cards you made!

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  10. What a horrible week for you! This week is bound to be better, don't you think? Your reading list looks great...enjoy! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. We both had horrible reading weeks. Misery loves company, lol

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Hope this week goes better for both of us.

  12. What a full week you had, even with the not-so-good. I'm always annoyed when a books steals time that I could have spent reading something else that I could have enjoyed, too :)

    I'm off to read your reviews. We STILL don't have The Maze Runner here, and it's been on my to-buy list for a long time. Maybe this week I'll finally get it in (we're still reading The Red Pyramid together right now)

    Enjoy your reading week!

  13. Not a good week for you :/ Let's hope that this one is better

  14. Oh my gosh - having your fridge go out is TERRIBLE. Such a pain and then its a huge mess to clean up too. Oye. I've been there and its not fun. :/

    Hope you have a wonderful reading week friend from Australia :)

    The Brunette Librarian's Blog

  15. Those Gremlins must be caught and dealt with immediately!! I'm glad that you have free weekends until it up! Great cards...and looks like I missed out on some great reviews. But of course I will be off to read them!! :D

  16. Thanks for the shout out! Sorry I'm 2 weeks behind in my blog reading!


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