Monday, August 26, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading & Scrappy Goodness

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!

Thanks for all your get well wishes, took me the whole week to kick that nasty, nasty bug but the best medicine was some feel-good romance reads. I've got my fingers crossed for a super productive week. And check out my reviews of The Tudor Conspiracy & The Bone Season  ... awesome reading!! 

Here's the layouts I promised to share :)

  One of my favourite photos - sunset over Wynnum Jetty
from Taleah's 21st memorial July 2011

 Alaine and I - photo taken by our lovely friend Sue. 
Layout was a class by Angella Peardon

 Jen's Birthday High Tea
gorgeous layout designed by our super talented friend Sue

Mike and I at Brisbane Botanical Gardens - iPhone selfie :)
 (scraplift from my friend Alaine)


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

THE TUDOR CONSPIRACY by C W Gortner (Spymaster Chronicles #2) ~ bloody brilliant.!!

THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon ~ the next BIG dystopian/fantasy series - awesomeness!! 


Finished last week:

A RAKE'S MIDNIGHT KISS by Anna Campbell ~ loved it! Review Tue

THE NEXT BEST THING by Kristan Higgins ~ can't go wrong with Kristan Higgins ~ review Sat


This Week's Reading List: 

LIFE AFTER DEATH by Lillie J. Roberts ~ page 100

EVERBOUND by Brodi Ashton ~ page 25


THE INEVITABILITY OF STARS by Kathryn R. Lyster ~ if it arrives in time


Reviews Coming:

PRODIGY by Marie Lu (Legend #2) ~ review this week

THE STORYTELLER by Jodi Picoult (audiobook) ~ Jodi Picoult returns to form!

THE SCORCH TRIALS by James Dashner


  1. Glad you are feeling better. The Bone Season is on my be on the look out list! Have a great week.

  2. So glad to see Everbound and Prodigy on your list here. I loved both of them and I hope that's the case for you too!

  3. Glad you are feeling better. The layouts are so very pretty. Most of your books are new to me and I look forward to your reviews on them.

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed The Bone Season too and I loved My Notorious Life - I hope you do too!

    Enjoy your reading choices this week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. Yay - gad you're feeling better. ANd ooh - the layouts are gorgeous!

    Tanya Patrice

  6. The next big dystopia...interesting :D

  7. Layouts are beautiful and indeed I agree, you can't go wrong with Kristan Higgins.

  8. Wonderful photos! And The Bone Season seems great!! All the best from Anette in Norway :)

  9. I'm glad you're feeling better, and that you got yourself some awesome romance reads to help while you weren't feeling so good.

    I love your layouts, beautiful and creative.

    As you know, I'm planning on reading The Next Best Thing this week, I'm really glad you enjoyed it.

    Have a great week, and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  10. Cute layouts!

    Oooh I didn't know Everbound was out already! I still haven't gotten around to reading Everneath. Oops!

    Here's what I'm reading. :)

  11. I am glad you are feeling better!! LOVING your lo's!! They are gorgeous!! That last one is my fave!!!

  12. You're scrap-pages are beautiful. I should check out Bone Season and Everbound looks good too. I love the cover. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

    My Monday Post

  13. Lovely scrapbook pages!! I envy you the talent....

    Your books for the week look good...I like the look of My Notorious Life.

    Enjoy! And I'm glad you're feeling better. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  14. Love your scrapbook pages. I have about 6 thick scrapbooks I did of all the kids growing up and our family vacations. I don't anymore, but I am happy I did those--so much fun to look at. I am reading The Bone Season now, it is very good, a bit confusing in first few chapters then settles down. Will review later this week. Enjoy your new books!

  15. Glad you are feeling better! Gorgeous scrapbooking too!! Have a great week!!

  16. I love the layouts. Well done! I am off to check out some of your reviews.
    What I'm Reading...

  17. Love the layouts! I have to read The Bone Season. I have heard so many good things about it. Come see my Monday Report if you get a chance. Have a great week!

  18. THE BONE SEASON is popping up everywhere.

    ENJOY your looks good.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  19. Your scrapbook pages are gorgeous!

    I love the cover of Everbound. The cover of My Notorious Life reminded me of the cover of The Story of Beautiful Girl, which I loved. I was excited to think someone was reading it! My Notorious Life sounds awesome too though. Enjoy your week! I'm glad you're feeling better!

  20. I hope you feel better this week and have some great books to read.
    I enjoyed reading your reviews, so thank you.

    Kind regards,

  21. Glad you are all better! That picture of you and Mike is so sweet :)

  22. Im new to your blog! =)
    Love your photos!! Following you on bloglovin.


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