Monday, March 04, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading & ARRC Fun

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, it helps me stay on track ... well, most of the time. Thanks Sheila!

What a whirlwind of fun at the 2013 Australian Romance Readers Convention. Anne Gracie, Anna Campbell and Cathy Maxwell were particularly naughty, I haven't laughed so much in a long time, what a crack up. The authors from the US mentioned Australian conferences are quite intimate in comparison to the US so we had a lot of time to just chat and get photos in between speakers and panels. 

I'll be doing a post or two covering the convention and book news but I just wanted to share a few photos. Meeting Kristan Higgins was such a highlight, she's truly the loveliest person, very funny and she had us in stitches with her escapades in Australia.

 Karen and I with Kristan Higgins, a special hello 
for my lovely friend Staci at Life in the Thumb

Rachel Vincent and I
*Squee* fan girl moment, Rachel Vincent is sooo sweet 
and I loved her keynote speech

Karen and I with the gorgeous Anna Campbell, who cleaned up at the awards and encouraged us in our stalking ;) - must edit the scary eyes lol

with Cathy Maxwell, she's a hoot

Me with our very own Keri Arthur author of the brilliant Riley Jensen Guardian series

OMG Nalini Singh was awesome and so friendly


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

PAPER CHAINS by Nicola Moriarty ~ 5 star favourite!! Gotta read this one :)

IF YOU GIVE A RAKE A RUBY by Shana Galen ~ guest review by Karen


Finished last week:

oops too busy having a blast at ARRC 


This Week's Reading List:

SOMEBODY TO LOVE by Kristan Higgins ~ almost done, I'm sure it will be a favourite

THE CHALICE by Nancy Bilyeau ~ book tour

HEART LIKE MINE by Amy Hatvany

LADY OF ASHES by Christine Trent ~ book tour


Reviews Coming:

HIGHLANDER MOST WANTED by Maya Banks ~ guest review by Karen tonight

HYSTERIA by Megan Miranda ~ review Tue

THE WATER WITCH by Juliet Dark (Fairwick Chronicles #2) ~ review Thurs

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


  1. Awesome pictures-looks like you had an amazing time with authors and friends! Happy reading this week to catch up :)

  2. Looks like you had an awesome time! I hope to attend one day - I did get to meet Rachel Vincent at the Harlequin Summit though!

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. So jealous!!! Looks like an amazing time! LOVING the photo for Staci!! That's AWESOME!!

  4. I can't wait to get my copy of Heart Like Mine...hope you're enjoying it. And wow! What a great event you attended, and what fun.

    Thanks for sharing. Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  5. What a fabulous experience!!! I am green with envy :)

  6. Lucky you to meet so many cool authors! I wish there would be a huge book fair where I live, so I didn't have to travel across the world to meet my favorite authors :)

    And you really have an eclectic taste!

    Here's my It's Monday post.

    Have a wonderful week.

  7. Fun :D You sure had a great time

  8. Glad you had a great time, and what a wonderful thing to do for Staci.

    Hope you are off to a great week.

  9. Oh my gosh it looks like you had a blast at the Australian Romance Readers Convention. Since I live across the State from Staci, I am pretending you are saying Hi to me too! LOL

  10. Yaaaay you met authors and bloggers, that is a great day.

    I haven't heard of Paper Chains, need to look it up.

  11. I'm still on a high from our amazing weekend all feels a little bit surreal!

  12. Meeting authors and friends are awesome! :)
    Rachel Vincent and you had such similar clothing. xD

  13. I love you guys big time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great time you both day we will meet up. I read your comment about being in NYC in November...road trip for me and the hubby maybe????!!!!!

  14. Soooo sweet, the sign for Staci :) Looks lie a grand ol' time was had by all!

  15. You had such a fab time and the sign for Staci is too sweet indeed. But that's my Aussie sister!
    So glad you enjoyed yourself. You look wonderful too :)

  16. I really loved the first two ARRC conventions so I was a bit gutted that I couldn't go this time. I am definitely planning to be at the next one!


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