Monday, September 24, 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 :) 

Here's a layout I did of some of the sunsets on our July cruise, photo done using the very cool pic stitch app.



I have a busy week coming up with reviews, (if I get my act together) a blog tour, a drive to Toowoomba to spend some time with a dear old friend in hospital and Alaine and I have a charity scrapbook day on Saturday so we'll be planning and packing for that. 

My eldest son is in the midst of Capstone exams this week, the culminating exams of a 4 year electrician apprenticeship. I'm sure he'll pass with flying colours but I'm sending him calm and good luck vibes anyway.

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Giveaways:

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









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I posted reviews for: (click on title)

ONE MOUNTAIN AWAY by Emilie Richards ~  A joy to read ... read my review, I'd hate you to miss out on this one!!!

SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED by Anna Campbell ~ romantic escapism

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Finished last week:

BLOOD STORM by Rhiannon Hart ~ review & giveaway Friday


THE SHADOWY HORSES by Susanna Kearsley ~ loved it!

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This Week's Reading List:



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

WINTER GARDEN by Kristin Hannah (audiobook) ~ hoping to finish on my drive to Toowoomba

THE SECRET KEEPER by Kate Morton

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Reviews Coming:

THE HOUSE OF MEMORIES by Monica McInerney ~ review Tuesday

HEAVEN SHOULD FALL by Rebecca Coleman

ANGEL FALLS by Kristin Hannah (audiobook)

THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner (audiobook) 

EVERLASTING by Alyson Noel 



24 comments:

  1. Oooh, the Secret Keeper! I can't wait to read that. Sending your son good vibes too!

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  2. I want to read The Raven Boys and look forward to hearing what you think of it. I am glad you loved The Shadowy Horses. I probably won't get to it for awhile.

    Did you make those flowers out of book pages on the scrapbook layout? It is really pretty!

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    1. Thanks Christina, one of the flowers I bought in a pack and I've used it as a guide to make others out of yep, old book pages lol

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  3. Your lo is GORGEOUS!!! I love love love those photos, the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeeee those flowers!!!!

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  4. I've been hearing good things about all three of your upcoming reads, looks like you are in for a great week of reading :D

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  5. What is it about sunsets? They can make things so much better. I am blessed to live on a lake that has gorgeous sunsets! Loved Shadowy Horses too! Have a great week.

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE me some Winter Garden. It took a bit to get into but once you do...whew! What did you think about the mom?? Did you like her or hate her? At the beginning I hated her, but at the end...not so much. The only book in recent memory that made me cry. :) Can't wait to hear what you think!

    The Brunette Librarian's Blog

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  7. Your sunsets and layout are wonderful. :-)
    I'm glad you liked Shadowy Horses.
    Happy reading this week!

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  8. OOH! I should try The Maze Runner in audio - maybe then I would finally get to it! Good idea!

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  9. I enjoyed Winter Garden and Angel Falls...hope you have a fabulous week! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  10. The Raven Boys is bound to be a bestseller this season. Have a great week- despite it being busy!

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  11. My favorite book this week was Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. Please come see what I'm reading now.

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  12. Some lovely read! I also read whilst travelling. I liked the Kearsley book too.

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  13. I'm so jealous that you have a copy of The Raven Boys to read! I couldn't get a review copy. I'm gonna have to break down and go buy a copy.
    I'm a new follower. :) Cherie Reads

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    1. Thanks for following Cherie, I've just started on The Raven Boys, good so far but I'm a huge Maggie Stiefvater fan :)

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  14. I just got a review copy of The Raven Boys last week! I can't wait to read it!
    Have a great week, and happy reading!
    Ashley
    #BookNerd

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  15. If I'm not mistaken, I got The Raven Boys for free on Kindle. I hope to read it some time soon. The other two books you plan to read have lovely covers. :)

    Night Owl Reads

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  16. Loved Shadowy Horses, I kinda miss the characters already. Hate that. The Secret Keeper is on my list too, I haven't read any of hers yet. Here's my Monday post.

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  17. I wish him good luck on his exams!

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  18. Good luck to your son on his exams! Hope you have a great week.

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  19. What a gorgeous scrapbook page! The colors and layout are perfect. Best of luck to your son!

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  20. I'm just finishing Heaven Should Fall and will start The Secret Keeper soon. I'm going to check out your review of One Mountain Away

    Have a great reading week
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  21. I used to read Kristin Hannah - I think I need to find some of her latest novels and give them a try.

    Good luck to your son :)

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  22. Your pages are always so beautiful!!! Sending good vibes to your son too!! Have a great week of everything!

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