Monday, October 01, 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 :) 

I managed to stay focused and get just about everything done last week although the trip to Toowoomba was sad and tiring. I had the charity scrap day to look forward to and also got the wonderful news from my eldest son Anthony that he passed his exams and is now a qualified electrician ... very proud of him. Thanks to all my bloggy friends for their good luck wishes. 

Can you send some more Callum's way this week as he's sitting end of 1st year university exams and is feeling rather stressed :)

I had the perfect photos to scraplift a layout from my friend Alaine

Book News:
My friend Karen will be here on Thursday guest reviewing Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide To Getting Girls by Tellulah Darling (a contemporary YA) ... as always please make her feel welcome.

and last but not least October has rolled around and I'm celebrating 4 years of blogging ...  who'd have thought lol. Stay tuned, when I figure out what I'm doing I'll let you know ;)



BLOOD STORM by Rhiannon Hart ~ enter here (Australia only) ends 7th October.

Winners of PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry ~ Congrats:

Karen Barr


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

BLOOD STORM by Rhiannon Hart ~ awesomesauce 

THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner (audiobook) ~ loved it



Finished last week:

THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater ~ good but not great

WINTER GARDEN by Kristin Hannah (audiobook) ~ one of the most beautiful, mesmerising, heartbreaking book I've read in years


This Week's Reading List:


WHAT'S LEFT OF ME  by Kat Zhang

not sure yet what audiobook I feel like but I'll need something in the car


Reviews Coming:

HEAVEN SHOULD FALL by Rebecca Coleman ~ review Mon

THE SHADOWY HORSES by Susanna Kearsley ~ review Tue

ANGEL FALLS by Kristin Hannah (audiobook)

EVERLASTING by Alyson Noel 


  1. congrats to you and your son's successes !
    4 yrs blogging?! wow...
    best to Callum!

    enjoy your reads and listening time too!
    liking your scrappin LO :)

  2. WOW!!! 4 years is pretty darn amazing! Good for you. :)

    I love your blog header, btw. *love*

    Newest GFC and NB follower!

    Between the Bind: It's Monday...What Are You Reading?

  3. Congrats on your 4 years! Happy Reading.

  4. I'll be sending calm thoughts for those university exams.

    My favorite book this week was Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat by Caroline W. Smith. Please come see what I'm reading now.

  5. Congratulations Anthony and good luck Callum! - I so remember exam times - don't miss it at all!
    I'm looking forward to what you say about Raven Boys - haven't got to it yet - and The Secret Keeper. I love the cover of What's Left of Me.

    You can check out my Monday here!

  6. I really want to try another Stiefvater book - I loved The Scorpio Races, and I want to try the Raven series next.

    Kristin Hannah's books look good also. :)

    Happy reading
    Rabid Reader

    1. I forgot to send some luck your son's way -

      Good Luck! Hoping you ace your exams!!!!!

  7. Congratulations to Anthony and good luck to Callum!!!! I am sure he will pass his exams!! :) I love love love love your lo!!! I loveeeeeeeeee the photos and the colors are GORGEOUS!!!!!

  8. Oh, good thoughts to Callum!

    Congrats on four years of blogging! Hope you're still having fun...

    Great books this week. The Secret Keeper is on my wish list.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. I'd like to read What's Left of Me. I hope you enjoy it!
    Here's what I'm reading

  10. Good luck Callum and congratulations Anthony how very exciting! Thanks so very much for running the competition, Pushing The Limits looks fascinating.

  11. Congrats on 4 years of blogging, that's fantastic! I'm looking forward to your review of Winter Garden :)

    Happy Reading!!

  12. Congrats to your son and on 4 years of blogging! I loved Winter Garden too.

  13. I'm glad you liked The Maze Runner so much more than I did. I listened to it in the car with my kids and didn't like it at all. :-( But the oldest loved it and has read the subsequent books happily.

  14. Congratulations to both you and your son. I will keep Callum in my thoughts and prayers.

    I need to read Winter Garden. It has been on my wish list for sop long, way before it was even published :)

  15. I think my Shadowy review is due Wed ;)

  16. Good luck to Callum - exams suck and should be banned!

    I'll add the Winter Garden to my sample downloads! The Kate Morton book looks good! :)

  17. Woo hoo! Four years of blogging! Congratulations!

  18. Congratulations on the four years of blogging Sheree....such a great achievement.

    Also well done to Anthony...another great achievement and good luck to Callum, hope all goes well with his exams.

    So excited to be a winner of your give-away...I am very excited to get the chance to read Pushing the Limits! Thanks again for the give-away.

  19. Congrats to son Anthony and good luck thoughts are going out to Callum.
    Congratulations to you for four years blogging! Thanks for many wonderful things you have shared.
    Okay - Adding The Maze Runner to my wishlist.
    Have a great week!

  20. Good luck to Callum and Congrats to Anthony!!!

    I usually go a charity scrap in March for the Make-a-Wish foundation, and lately that's been the only time I get to scrapbook. I really need to just set up my stuff in our guest room so it's always out.

    Didn't you love Winter Garden??? I think the audio was definitely the way to go on that one. My review will be posted Friday.

    I'm looking forward to the release of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton - I will definitely be at the bookstore picking up a copy next week on it's release day!

    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  21. I am finally getting around to some of the Monday posts! It has been pretty crazy with the Banned Book Week festivities and hosting all the giveaways... fun but crazy. I wanted to tell you happy reading this week :) Congrats on 4 years!!!

  22. Yay to Anthony! We have several electricians in the family and they are very handy to have around :)


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