Monday, September 17, 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 :)

Thanks to everyone that visited last week, I did get around to blog visiting much later in the week but if I missed you, I'll definitely catch up today.

I had a lovely few days with my sister last week but also sad. Their dog Umai took an unexpected turn and they had to say goodbye. Umai was such a sweet, gentle girl and loyal friend, she'll be sadly missed.  

card for my sis in memory of Umai



PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry ~ interview and 3 book giveaway (1 international & 2 copies Aus/NZ). Enter here.

Winners of THE CROWN by Nancy Bilyeau ~ Congrats Tea Norman & Julie @ Knitting & Sundries. 


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

DEARLY, BELOVED by Lia Habel ~ so disappointed :(


Finished last week:

HEAVEN SHOULD FALL by Rebecca Coleman ~ thought provoking but not sure how I feel

ANGEL FALLS by Kristin Hannah (audiobook)


This Week's Reading List:

THE SHADOWY HORSES by Susanna Kearsley ~ page 55

BLOOD STORM by Rhiannon Hart ~ looking forward to this one!

THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater ~ review copy courtesy Scholastic Australia

WINTER GARDEN by Kristin Hannah (audiobook)


Reviews Coming:

SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED by Anna Campbell ~ review Tue

ONE MOUNTAIN AWAY by Emilie Richards ~ a 5 star favourite - review Thurs

THE HOUSE OF MEMORIES by Monica McInerney 

THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner (audiobook) 

EVERLASTING by Alyson Noel 


  1. Sorry about the dog, it is always hard to lose a pet. I am more than 1/2 way through The Shadowy Horses and am liking it.

  2. It looks like you had another prolific week of reading and blogging. I am so sorry about Umai. What a beautiful dog. :-(

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister's sweet girl passing...losing a beloved family member is so very hard. The card that you made for her is frame it!

    Looks like you have some great ones on your reading list this week. I'm having a really hard time getting into books right now.

  4. So sorry about your sister's dog. That is such a lovely card for her keep.
    I'll be interested in your thoughts on The Shadowy Horses and The Raven Boys.
    Happy Reading!

  5. So sorry to hear about your sister's doggy :( I love the card you made for her.....

  6. So sorry about Umai. The card is a lovely tribute to her. Your upcoming reading selections look like great fall reads.
    Best wishes,
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  7. I enjoyed the Kristin Hannah books....isn't it time for her to write another? I can't wait!

    So sorry about is so hard to say goodbye to beloved pet friends.

    Have a good week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. The Shadowy Horses sounds great. I haven't read anything by that author, but she's written a lot of books!

  9. Oh that is so sad about your sister's dog. That card is so lovely. It is comforting to have pictures like that to remember.

    I finished reading Dearly, Beloved this past week and I was a little disappointed with it too. I will have to come back and check out your review after I've written mine.

    I hope you are enjoying Shadowy Horses. I'll have to read that one soon too.

  10. What a beautiful card and so sad to hear about the pup... that is hard.

    I have to get to Raven Boys too - I am excited about that one!

  11. I'm sorry to hear about your sister's dog :( Poor sweetie, I hope she's in a much better place :)

    I'm fairly sure that I've read Kristin Hannah's Winter Garden. I've been having some memory/book issues lately..sigh.

    I hope you enjoy all of your books this week and I'll look forward to your upcoming reviews!

    The Relentless Reader

  12. I'm sorry to hear of Umai's passing. Losing a pet is always hard.

    My favorite book this week was the audio of Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Please come see what I'm reading now.

  13. What a lovely memorial card for your sister to treasure.

    Heaven Should Fall is one my reading list for this week.

    Have a great reading week
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  14. Sad to hear about Umai; I know it would be devastating for your sister.

    The Shadowy Horses looks good.:)

  15. Oohh that list looks great, I am book envious! :)
    Happy Monday and Good Reading!
    Here's what I'm reading

  16. Sorry to hear that about the dog.
    I love the books you are going to read and I can't wait for your reviews. :) Have a great monday!

    J'adore Happy Endings

  17. So sad when we have to say good-bye to our furry family members.

    All these books look good to me!

  18. That's a beautiful card you made for your sister. Hope you have a good reading week!

    Here's My Monday

  19. I'm so sorry to hear about your sisters dog. You made a lovely card.

    I've had Winter Garden on my list for awhile, I love the cover :)

  20. Its awful to lose a pet, especially unexpectedly. So sorry to hear of your family's loss :(

    You are going to looooove Winter Garden - its the only book in recent memory that actually made me cry at the end. So wonderful :)

    Happy reading this week! Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

  21. So sorry to hear about your sister's dog - such a beautiful dog and I am sure she appreciated your card!

    I just finished listening to Winter Garden - I definitely think for this book, audio is the way to go. It is a phenomenal story. I will be looking forward to seeing what you think of it.

    Have a great week!
    Always With a Book


    I am reading HEMLOCK LAKE by Carolyn J. Rose.

    Silver's Reviews

  23. RIP Umai!

    ....I really want to read The Raven Boys, hope it's better than the Shiver series....

  24. Poor Umai :( Losing a pet is always hard

  25. Losing a pet is always difficult. Lovely card.

    The Shadowy Horses is one of my favourite Kearsleys so I hope you enjoy it! I am just reading Blood Song at the moment!

  26. Losing a pet is always so very difficult. The Shadowy Horses was for me a gorgeous book!

  27. What a sweet dog, I'm so sorry about the hole it will leave in the home. We 'loaned' Max to my parents for awhile because Gage sometimes agitates him and he snaps. It's only been three days and the house feels so empty.


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