Monday, January 28, 2013

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!

Well it proved to be an interesting week. I got a good report from specialist, improvement with heart tests and Dr and I are ecstatic with the improvement in how I'm feeling thanks to the medication, it's beyond words to feel good again. Woohoo to a wonderful birthday and thanks for all the birthday wishes :)

Cal took me out for birthday breakfast

Then the fallout from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald in far north QLD arrived. Poor QLD ravaged by tornadoes and devastated again by flooding. We rapidly back tracked on the camping trip after a night, being on a creek with rapidly rising floodwaters wasn't very appealing.

Cyclonic winds have caused a small amount of damage at our place, another leaking ceiling and no power today. Insurance company will love us, it's only been 2 months since our last storm damage claim.  Minor in comparison to so many others, my heart goes out to them but we're all safe, as are family and friends and that's the most important thing!


There's been a fantastic response to the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by Book'd Out & Confessions from Romaholics. I shared my Love an Aussie Author love with some delicious giveaways which are open to MN tonight AEST so be quick ~ enter here

Thanks to all the lovely people who've visited, I'm down to the last battery reserves on laptop and iPad so I won't be able to blog visit until we have power again. 

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I posted reviews for: (click on title)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green 

THE LIVES WE LOST by Megan Crewe

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Finished last week:

Absolutely nothing, got a little busy with the weather and all ;)

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This Week's Reading List:



ELUSIVE DAWN by Gabriele Wills (The Muskoka Novels #2)  ~ page 250

MISTRESS TO THE CROWN by Isolde Martyn ~ Harlequin review

PULLING DOWN THE STARS by James Laidler ~ page 45

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Reviews Coming:

GARDEN OF STONES by Sophie Littlefield ~ review Tue

MY ONE AND ONLY  by Kristan Higgins ~ review Thurs

THE SWEETEST DARK by Shana Abe ~ loved it (March 2013)


17 comments:

  1. So glad to hear about your progress! Sorry about the storm damage. Hopefully this will be a better reading week.

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  2. Glad about the improvements medically and I do hope the weather in your part of the world improves also. Those floods looked devastating.

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  3. Nice news about the medical improvements. I am sorry you are being visited by such awful weather. I hope you do find some time to read. My Monday report is here. Stop by if you get a chance and happy reading!

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  4. I hope you get your power back soon and I'm glad that you are improving healthwise. I saw your review of The Fault in Our Stars on Goodreads. It was very moving!

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  5. Yay for a good report-that is such great news! Hope you get your power fixed soon and can get some reading done!

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  6. Glad you had a wonderful birthday! Glad you were safe through the storm :)

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  7. I am glad to hear you are ok after that

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  8. Good to know you made it through the storm and are safe.

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  9. Glad to hear that the medicines are helping!! LOVING that pic of you and Cal!!! Glad you are ok after the storms!!

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  10. So happy for your good medical news!! I hope the power is back soon.

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  11. I hate storms...and we hardly have very big ones....I'm glad you are doing okay, though. And happy birthday!

    What a lovely idea...breakfast for your birthday!

    Enjoy your week, and here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  12. Wow what a week. So happy for your good news! Will keep you in my prayers!

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  13. Been thinking about you since I heard about the storms!!! I'm just so happy that you're all safe!!!!

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  14. Great news on the healthfront! Horrible news about the weather damage. I hate that! Good luck on getting things back to normal for you!

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  15. I am thrilled to read your good medical news. I'm sorry to hear about the storm damage. Even if it's relatively minor it sounds like a nuisance. Glad you're safe and well!

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  16. Happy belated birthday friend! Hope your day was extra special this year.

    And YAHOO! for the great news from the doctor. That is awesome and hope sets your mind at ease. I am so happy for you {{hugs}}

    Sorry about the storm damage but thank goodness you're safe!
    Have a fantastic weekend!

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  17. Yay for your health and birthday!!!!!
    Boo for damaging weather!

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