Monday, August 05, 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!

No news on the job front for my eldest son or my boyfriend ... very disheartening, but next best thing to a job offer or winning gold lotto (which would be nothing short of miraculous without an entry lol) is your positive thoughts ... I do so appreciate them.  

Tonight Karen & I have a joint short & sweet review of the lovely Anna Campbell's novella Days of Rakes & Roses going up. And on Tuesday be sure to come back for our fun Q&A with Macy Beckett and a giveaway. 

 Bella in her hoodie ~ she still doesn't have a lot of hair & gets cold very quickly

cutie patootie



BANISH by Nicola Marsh ~ 2 copies International & AUS/NZ. Enter here.

Winner of THE STORY OF SASSY SWEETWATER by Vera Jane Cook ~ 
Congrats: Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

SURRENDER TO SULTRY by Macy Beckett (Sultry Springs #3) ~ guest review by Karen. Pop in Tuesday for our Q&A with Macy & a giveaway. 

CURRAWONG CREEK by Jennifer Scoullar ~ Aussie rural fiction with warmth & guts

IF I SHOULD DIE by Amy Plum (Revenants #3) ~ my last 'Paris in July' post


Finished last week:

PRODIGY by Marie Lu (Legend #2) ~ awesomeness

THE DEEPEST NIGHT by Shana Abe (The Sweetest Dark #2) ~ I'm loving this series, who'd have thought ... dragons aint my thing ... well they are now!


This Week's Reading List: 

THE TUDOR CONSPIRACY by C W Gortner (Spymaster Chronicles #2) ~ page 50

KING HALL by Scarlett Dawn

THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon 


Reviews Coming:

DAYS OF RAKES AND ROSES by Anna Campbell (novella) ~ short & sweet review tonight

DANCING WITH THE DEVIL by Kerri Arthur ~ review Thurs 

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

THE SCORCH TRIALS by James Dashner


  1. Fingers crossed that jobs come their way!! I read a book this weekend by an Aussie and had a question for you :) One of the characters jobs was 'solicitor' ... I know they worked in a law firm ... but I wasn't sure what that job title was ... any help? :)

    1. solicitor here is just another title for lawyer or attorney ... they practice law, our barristers specialise in courtroom legalise. Do you just use the term 'lawyer' in the US?

  2. Sending good thoughts you way! Glad you enjoyed Prodigy. Have a great week.


  3. Your dog is adorable in her little hoodie and all snuggled up in the blanket.

    I hope things turn around soon for your loved ones and that they find good jobs.

    It looks like you have some good books to read this week. I have been wanting to try that CW Gortner series. I have a friend reading the second book now and she likes it. I just started The Sweetest Dark and am looking forward to The Deepest Night. I hope I'll enjoy the series as much as you did.

  4. Glad to hear The Deepest Night pleased you-I have it to read and since I liked the first, I'm hoping to like the second as well.


  5. Aww Bella looks so cute in the hoodie! Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    Enjoy your week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. Currawong Creek is one that looks good. I must hunt it out. I did see it on Netgalley but didn't ask for it. Have a good week reading.
    My What Are You Reading

  7. Jobs can be so hard to find :( I wish them luck

  8. Continuing to send love and positive thoughts your way Teddyree and hope something comes up on the job front soon.

    Can't wait to see Macy Beckett's Q & A on Tuesday x

  9. I do hope they will get good news soon. On another note I did not even know there was a thing like a hoodie for a dog. You learn something new every day and never too old to learn either.

  10. Awww I love Bella in her hoodie :) I haven't read any of the reviews or synopsis for the Bone Season, so I don't even know what it's about. my bad.

    If I should die is on my tbr list.


  11. Hope the job front improves...and what a cute Bella!

    Thanks for the win, Teddyree, and I'm going to love it! Enjoy your week.


  12. Bella is adorable!

    Sending good thoughts that a good job is just around the corner.

  13. I want Bella!!! She is so adorable and would be allowed to sleep with me to keep warm!! LOL!!

    I'm sending out those positive vibes for a job that is great and something that truly interests them both!!!

  14. I hope they both find a job soon! Bella is adorable!!

    Enjoy your books!


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