Monday, October 08, 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 was going to do The Sunday Salon (for the first time) yesterday and talk about my 4 years of blogging and post a cool giveaway to say thanks to all my bloggy friends but I'm in a bit of a funk and couldn't find the inclination. A family friend in Toowoomba lost her battle with cancer last week, I'm so glad I saw her again the week before but her funeral is this week. My heart hurts for her family, Cal and I are really going to miss her and the loss makes me miss my mum even more. 

So, long story short ... I'll post when or if I feel like it and if I don't then just know how much I appreciate all of you who visit my blog and especially those I've formed close friendships over the years and across the miles :)

This is a another layout I did at the Daisy Chain Scrapbook charity day, 
it's my take on a layout I love of Heather Jacob's.



Winner of BLOOD STORM by Rhiannon Hart ~ Congrats: Madroo


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

SAM CRUZ'S INFALLIBLE GUIDE TO GETTING GIRLS by Tellulah Darling ~ guest review by Karen

THE SHADOWY HORSES by Susanna Kearsley ~ loved it!!

HEAVEN SHOULD FALL by Rebecca Coleman


Finished last week:

WHAT'S LEFT OF ME  by Kat Zhang ~ an enjoyable unique YA read

MAGIC HOUR by Kristin Hannah (audiobook) ~ is there no end to this author's awesomeness??


This Week's Reading List:

THE SECRET KEEPER by Kate Morton ~ page 205, getting into it now

COMFORT AND JOY by Kristin Hannah (audiobook) ~ not as good as Magic Hour or Winter Gardens but very easy listening. 

RESCUE MY HEART by Jill Shalvis ~ #3 in the Animal Magnetism series


Reviews Coming:

WINTER GARDEN by Kristin Hannah (audiobook) ~ review Tue 

THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater ~ review Thurs


  1. Sorry about your friend. May comfort find you when you need it the most.

  2. Sorry to hear about your friend. Cancer sux big time. Love to you and her family.

  3. My condolences on the loss of your friend. I do want to wish you congratulations on your four years of blogging though and I hope you find some escape in your reading this week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. I look forward to your Raven review :)

  5. Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend Teddyree....I know how much you will miss her. Thinking of you and Cal at this difficult time xx

  6. Hi Sheree. So sorry to read of your loss of a dear friend. Such a wicked and evil disease. Xxxxxx

  7. So sorry for your loss... Just so sad.....

    I love your lo!! I love the photo and the b&w theme!!!

  8. I'm sorry to hear about your loss.

    What's left of me sounds super interesting & I adore the cover.

  9. I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. ((((Big virtual hugs)))

  10. Oh, I am sorry for the loss of your friend! You are entitled to be in a funk.

    I always enjoy your scrapbook creations.

    I loved Magic Hour! Kristin Hannah is a favorite of mine...does she have something new coming soon?


  11. So sorry for your loss...I know there's not much I can say to make it better, but know that you are in my thoughts during this difficult time! Sending lots of hugs!

    I am looking forward to your thoughts on The Secret Keeper - I can't wait for it to come out.

    I have enjoyed all the books I've read/listened to by Kristin Hannah, but haven't tried Magic Hour or Comfort and Joy yet - need to get to those soon.

    Hope your week brings you some comfort.
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  12. So sorry about your friend. Will continue to keep you in my prayers.

  13. I seriously need to get starte on a Kate Morton book. Hope you have a great week!

  14. So sorry for the loss of your friend. I hope you find that the funeral and events surrounding it contain some healing for you and opportunities to comfort others.

    I've found Kristin Hannah a comfort at challenging times -- I hope you do, too.

    Joy's Book Blog

  15. I haven't read anything by Kristen Hannah - but i'm going to check her out now for sure! :)

    If you'd like to stop by, here's what I'm reading this week.


  16. Loved the layout of you and your love!! Love you girlie!! Big hugs coming your way and prayers!!

  17. My condolences on your loss. I love your scrapbooking layouts. Still not got around to do this though I'd love to. Your books this week sound equally good as last week.

  18. Sorry to hear about your friend.
    I love all the bits and pieces on your scrap page - the black and white is effective! xx

  19. Sorry to hear about your friend!

    I am sure that you are going to love Rescue My Heart.

  20. I am so sorry about your friend Sheree. It is good that you had time with her at the end, you will always be grateful for it. Hugs coming your way.

  21. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. My thoughts are with you during this time. Big hugs.


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