Monday, February 04, 2013

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!

A stressful week but we finished it on a good note seeing Flight & Gangster Squad at the Drive-In which is always fun as we can all go, even Bella. We had power fully restored after 4 days, fridge and freezers cleaned out, roof tarped, clean up almost finished and now we just have the wait for repairs to roof, ceiling and pool. 

I've got behind with all things blog related while our weather situation took precedence, unavoidable but I don't cope well with reading/reviewing under pressure so please bear with me while I get back on track. 


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

catching up to do


Finished last week:

ELUSIVE DAWN by Gabriele Wills (The Muskoka Novels #2)  ~ Book tour review & giveaway Wed


This Week's Reading List:

PULLING DOWN THE STARS by James Laidler ~ page 175 & loving it

MISTRESS TO THE CROWN by Isolde Martyn ~ Harlequin review

SOMEBODY TO LOVE by Kristan Higgins

HYSTERIA by Megan Miranda


Reviews Coming:

GARDEN OF STONES by Sophie Littlefield ~ review this week

MY ONE AND ONLY  by Kristan Higgins

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


  1. I've never gone through a damaging storm before but I'm glad your family is okay and I hope that everything will get back to normal for you soon.

    I've heard good things about Hysteria and Somebody to Love looks like a nice lighthearted story.

  2. Glad everything is getting back to normal! And happy you had fun at the movies!!!!

  3. Good to hear that you are getting things back to normal after the storm damage. How cool that you still have a drive-in movie. Our last one closed down a few years ago. I am going to read my frist Kristan Higgins book soon! Have a great week.

  4. All your books are new to me and I am looking forward to the reviews. I've never been to a drive in movie. Haven't got one here.

  5. It's been years and years since I have been to a drive in! What fun!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. Good books coming up this week :) Enjoy!

  7. What a creepy cover for Hysteria! I have that scheduled for review on Tuesday and I actually find it pretty fitting although maybe a bit scarier than the story actually is?

  8. One of my fondest childhood memories is going to the drive-in with my family, I remember going to see The Wombles, ET and I remember Flashdance coming on after ET I think but we left not long after the movie started because of the language (I was still fairly young!).

    So glad you are getting back on track after all that dreadful weather. I'm so far behind in my blogs and FB not sure I'll ever get on top of it. And working full-time at the moment is really interfering with my reading time!

  9. I've never been to a Drive In, I've never heard of one here in the UK for that matter, so I must admit I am quite jealous.

    You've some great picks by the looks of it.

    I hope you enjoy your books this week :-)

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!

  10. Oh, my, I'm amazed you got any reading done at all! You seem so matter-of-fact about the storm aftermath, but perhaps it happens so often you're used to it.

    I love the sound of going to the drive-in movies. We haven't had one in our city for many years, but when my kids were young, we would pile them in the VW bus and off we'd go.

    A nice break!

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Hope this week is much better!

  11. Glad to hear things are getting back to normal after the storm...I know how stressful that can be!

    I love Kristan Higgins - I have her newest book, The Best Man, on my shelf for a blog tour next month and I can't wait to get to it.

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

  12. oh! hysteria was pretty good! Hope you enjoy it :)

  13. Teddy!!! I haven't been the best blog person lately and haven't been out visiting. So good to see you :) Hope things are going well - Its been hard to get into the groove of reviewing since Christmas hasn't it? Hope this week is better - and I'm so glad to see that you loved the Shana Abe book! I'm excited to get my little hands on it myself :)

    Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian and Don't forget to enter to win Philippa Gregory's "Changeling"

  14. Glad you are all o.k. and sorry your had to go through what you did. Hopefully things will start to get back to normal soon. :)

  15. I'm sorry you had such a rough week. I'm glad power is restored and the repairs are done!

  16. Who could even worry about the blog when all of that stuff happened with this weather calamity!!! I'm glad that things are getting back to normal!!!!!

  17. Stinking weather :( How cool that you got to see a movie at a drive-in though, those are hard to find nowadays!

    Happy reading friend!

  18. Looks like a nice variety. Hope you don't have any more bad weather! Happy reading~

  19. I'm sorry to hear of your weather damage, but I'm glad things are mostly okay. The most important thing is that you and your family are safe :)

    Wishing you luck with getting caught up, I can only imagine!

  20. Sorry to read your house was damaged. I didn't realize from before it was that damaged. Losing power is bad enough! Glad you're all safe and sound though. Take it easy now for a while :)


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