Monday, April 29, 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, it helps me stay on track ... well, most of the time. Thanks Sheila!

Busy week last week but I'm feeling quite virtuous since I also managed to post a number of reviews, finish 2 books and do some blog commenting lol. 
It's my youngest son's 19th Birthday on Wed and my eldest son and his fiancee are back from Mackay so they'll be here for a celebratory birthday dinner ... can't wait.  



WEB OF DECEIT by Katherine Howell ~ International. Last Days, ends 2nd May. Enter here

THREE SISTERS by Susan Mallery ~ Aust Only. Ends 12th May. Enter here

Winner of FLESH by Khanh Ha ~ Congratulations: Mardel (I'll be in touch shortly)


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

THREE SISTERS by Susan Mallery (Blackberry Island #2) ~ loved it. Giveaway too :)

BAREFOOT SEASON by Susan Mallery (Blackberry Island #1) ~ contemporary fiction with  substance and good recipes.

IF I DIE & BEFORE I WAKE by Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamers #5 and #6) ~ combined Short & Sweet review. So good I was hyperventilating :)


Finished last week:

WITH ALL MY SOUL by Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamers #7) ~ review & giveaway Tue

ROSES HAVE THORNS by Sandra Byrd ~ book tour review & giveaway 7th May


This Week's Reading List: 

SAVING GRACE by Fiona McCallum ~ page 50 'meh'

SCARLET by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #2) ~ page 100 *Squee*

THE SCORCH TRIALS by James Dashner (audiobook) ~ only 15 mins in

THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey


Reviews Coming:

TRUE by Erin McCarthy ~ guest review by Karen Thurs

THE WILD GIRL by Kate Forsyth ~ beautiful

EXILE by Rebecca Lim (Mercy #2) 


  1. Happy birthday to your son! Sounds like you have some great family time ahead :)

    I liked your review of Three Sisters. It is definitely one I plan to read. I enjoyed Scarlet and I've heard good things about the 5th Wave.

    Have a fantastic week!

  2. Sounds like you had a productive week (thanks for your scrapbooking tips-I am eagerly poring over them!)

    Glad to see you're enjoying Scarlet-I thought it was just amazing!

  3. Happy birthday to your son!! Can't wait for this weeks reviews!!!

  4. Scarlet and Scorch Trials were both great! Have fun reading them!!

    And I'm anxiously waiting on The 5th Wave. Hope it's as good as everyone's raving about!

    My TTT

  5. Great reads and you always have fun family stuff going on!

  6. You are burning through the Soul Screamers series! I am looking forward to Scarlet too. Have a great birthday celebration.

  7. My son's birthday is next week - he will be 9!
    I wish I could squeeze he Soul Screamers series in.

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  8. I hope this week will be good :) and happy bday to your son

  9. WOW you've been pretty busy! I am both looking forward to and not looking forward to 'With All My Soul' - I don't want this series to be over... As usual, there are some books on your list I'm going to add to my TBR, both Three Sisters and Barefoot Season seem pretty good.

    Here's my It's Monday... post.

    Happy reading.

    1. oh, and Happy Birthday to your son - I'm glad you'll get to spend some time with him.

  10. Three Sisters looks amazing, I just want to jump into that front cover - it looks so beautiful. Hopefully the story lives up to it lol!

    It's Monday @ The Reading Realm

  11. Looks like you have some exciting reading this week. Happy Birthday to your son. Have fun celebrating!

  12. Wow - glad I saw this post, as I haven't read my e-mails all week long..... I'm looking forward to reading Flesh.


    Aren't birthdays for young sons bittersweet? My "baby" is now 23. It's weird when your youngest is in his twenties...and my oldest is 33. Sigh. feeling decrepit. ;)

    Have a great week
    My Reading Week

  13. I just ordered my copy of The 5th Wave and can't wait to add it to my stack. Happy reading!

  14. Sounds like a wonderful celebration ahead...enjoy! And your books look good...haven't read any of them. Going to check them out. Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.

  15. I recently bought Soul Screamers Vol 1 and 2 that's the first six books in the series. I can't wait to start reading them.

  16. Sounds like a fun celebration coming up. Happy Birthday to you son!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the hug. I needed it! :)

  17. I definitely need to look into the Blackberry Island series. Sounds like something I'd really enjoy. You've got some great reading ahead! Enjoy your books!

  18. I really enjoyed the first two books in the Blackberry Island series and am looking forward to more.

    Have fun celebrating with your family this week and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  19. A successful week all in all then. I hope you, and your family, enjoy the birthday celebrations this week. :-)

  20. Some great books there, looking forward to hearing what you think of The Wild Girl as it's not out here for another 2 months! Hope you enjoy Scarlet and happy reading!

    What I've Been Reading!

  21. Busy week! Happy birthday to your son, and I'm glad you're enjoying Scarlet. (And I see that, like me, you read more than one book at a time. I never used to do that, but now I enjoy it.)

  22. So much goodness in your life right now!! Did I tell you that Mitch will be stateside mid-May?? I'm beyond excited!! Scarlet rocked...I can't wait for the next one! I have to go catch up on some of your reviews!!!

  23. I just started listening to Scarlet yesterday *squee :)


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