Monday, October 07, 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, busy week. I did squeeze in a card making day with best friend Alaine. Below are a few of the cards I made, ok confession I made multiples of these three. Lets just say we were more productive solving the problems of the world lol





Have you had problems with blogger turning your landscape images to portrait? I only noticed it this morning, what a time waster, damn you blogger! Anyway, as you can see my images are now the way they should be but if this is driving you nuts the quickest way around it until blogger fix the issue is to convert your jpg image to a png image.

Right click on your image
Go to "Open with"  and select "Paint"
Once image is open go to "save as" 
save a new copy of image 
make sure you choose "png"


My reading was pretty pathetic, I only finished the one book because I got hooked on the audio of My Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. Oops review books will have to wait another week ;) 

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Giveaway:

CONFESSIONS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE by Juliet Grey ~ check out Juliet's guest post. Giveaway ends 10th October









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I posted reviews for: (click on title)

OUTBACK DREAMS by Rachael Johns ~ my Kristan Higgins crush ... Aussie style

A WICKED KIND OF DARK by Jonathan K Benton ~ didn't work for me.

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Finished last week:

NOBODY BUT HIM by Victoria Purman ~ great Aussie romance

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This Week's Reading List: 


THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty (audiobook) ~ almost finished, it's great!

FINDING HOME by Lauren K McKellar ~ page 30

WORDS ONCE SPOKEN by Carly Drake

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Reviews Coming:

FORGETTING TABITHA by Julie Dewey ~ review & giveaway 10th Oct

HEARTS IN DARKNESS by Keri Arthur (Nikki & Michael #2) 

CHASING THE SHADOWS by Keri Arthur (Nikki & Michael #3) ~ best so far




39 comments:

  1. Loveeeeeeeeeeee those cards!!! LOVING the owl on the 3rd one!!!

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  2. I loved The Husband's Secret. I am glad you are enjoying it! I didn't exactly read what I was planning to this past week either. I got hooked on Delia's Shadow and then read some other things I was in the mood for.

    I hate when Blogger has glitches. I haven't had that happen to my pictures and hopefully it won't. Thanks for the tips though in case it does!

    Have a great week :)

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    1. Finished it on Monday Christina and loved it. I meant to check out Delia's Shadow so thanks for the reminder :)

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  3. Oh, I adore those cards, they make me want to get making some! I notice The Husband's Secret is new into our library, I must put my name down for it.
    Thanks too for the tip about pictures, I hope I can file that away if I have a problem in the future!

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    1. You're welcome Kathryn. Can't wait to see what you think of The Husband's Secret, I ended up loving it!

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  4. Good tip for pictures-I haven't noticed any but I'm now bracing myself for the possibility.

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    1. well you'll be all prepared, just in case lol

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  5. Lovely cards Sheree! the Husband's Secret is fab - not surprised you got caught up in it :)

    Have a fab week
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

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    1. Thanks Shelleyrae! I think I've now read all three sisters but I'm looking forward to reading more from Liane.

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  6. I have to go check on that Drake book

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    1. the cover is cool but I haven't made a start yet, don't worry I'll let you know ;)

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  7. I noticed it does that to my pictures too. I go into oh whatever Googles picture thingy called and turn them. Thanks for the tip though. :) Happy Reading!

    My Monday Update

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    1. Thanks for popping in, blogger can be annoying, I haven't had glitches for a long time so I spose I shouldn't complain lol

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  8. I love Higgins so I'll look for Rachael Johns' books. The Purman book sounds good too!

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    1. I think you'd love both of these Aussie authors Mary!

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  9. The cards are gorgeous - I especially lov ethe 1st one because it has a book page :-)

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. lol naughty me, I use them a lot in scrapbooking and card making!

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  10. Beautiful cards! My birthday is November 1. :-)

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  11. I want to read The Husband's Secret. Love the title because it makes me question, question, question. Luv your cards. The top one and bottom ones are my favorites.

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    1. Thanks, they're my favourites too lol, and The Husband's Secret I think you'll love, it's all about the ramifications of the secret!!

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  12. I'm glad you are enjoying The Husband's Secret....after that one, I had to read more from this author, leading me to discover What Alice Forgot. I can't wait to read more!

    Hope you have a great week...lovely cards! And too bad about Blogger...they are always doing something, aren't they? I'm glad most of my sites are on WP, but I have two on Blogger...haven't posted anything there in a couple of days. I'll watch out....

    Have a great week! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks Laurel, I loved The Husband's Secret and What Alice Forgot is definitely on the list next. Love those Moriarty girls :)

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  13. Your cards are adorable! I love them all.

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    1. Thanks Beth, you're sweet for saying so :)

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  14. I love how artistic you are, those cards are beautiful! And even one book is OK, isn't it? Audiobooks tend to take a little longer for me, because I'm such a quick reader when I read myself, and I savor having someone 'read to me' :)

    Thanks or stopping by earlier, have a wonderful week!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. lol one book is fine if I didn't have a pile of review books I can't jump over ... *sigh* my own fault, no restraint! I'm loving getting back into audiobooks but I think I'll be sidetracked again!

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  15. Beautiful cards! Do you hand them out as is, or do they fit into envelopes? Just wondering.
    I have Marie Antoinette series on my wishlist. Enjoy your week reading.

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    1. Aww thanks Rita, I make all the cards to fit in standard envelopes :)

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  16. Those cards are awesome!!!!! I can see why you would lose a little reading time, they are beautiful!!

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  17. I'm definitely adding some of these to my TBR list. Those cards are adorable, great job!

    Erica @ Silly Socks n' Things

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  18. Wonderful cards. Getting distracted by an audio is easy! I look forward to The Husband's Secret.

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  19. Your cards are beautiful! I love the cover of Words Once Spoken too. Enjoy your week!

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  20. Love your cards. They are beautiful.

    Enjoy your week and your books.

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

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  21. This is a test comment. The event hosted by Sheila sounds good and I love the sound of the book on Marie Antoinette.

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  22. Can you make me a box of birthday cards? I love your cards. Hope you enjoyed Husband's Secret (I'm guessing you did!)

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