Monday, October 28, 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! 

A big week, it was my best friend Alaine's birthday and her son's 18th. I'm spending the day with Alaine today and we are off to scrapbook retreat this coming weekend. It's my eldest son's 22nd birthday on the 31st, he's my Halloween baby and good news he finally picked up a 6 month electrical contract :) 

My reading is slow, life keeps getting in the way lol but I did get a few posts up including the recipe for Faith's Custard & White Chocolate Cookies ~ check out these yummies here ... go on, you know you want to ;) 

And stay tuned, Escape Publishing (an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises Aust) is celebrating it's 1st Birthday on 14th November and we've got a heap of fun stuff planned on my blog this month. 

Here's my latest birthday card creations

the gorgeous Paris tag & butterfly on this one are free printables from



OUTBACK DREAMS by Rachael Johns ~ INT. Enter here

NOBODY BUT HIM by Victoria Purman ~ INT. Enter here

Winner of FORGETTING TABITHA the story of An Orphan Train Rider by Julie Dewey ~ Congrats Carl Scott


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

NOBODY BUT HIM by Victoria Purman ~ Aussie coastal romance & a breath of fresh air

THE PERFECT MATCH by Kristan Higgins ~ a 5 star goodie


Finished last week:

THE IRON TRAITOR by Julia Kagawa ~ I liked :)


This Week's Reading List: 

A DIVIDED INHERITANCE by Deborah Swift ~ for book tour. Page 150 and I like it so far.

maybe THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory (audiobook) 


Reviews Coming:

THE LONGEST RIDE by Nicholas Sparks (audiobook) ~ this was umm ... nice

THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty (audiobook) ~ loved it!!

FINDING HOME by Lauren K McKellar ~ review Tue

WORDS ONCE SPOKEN by Carly Drake ~ review Thurs


  1. Love the "Holy Cow" card :-) Hope you enjoy your day today - and the reads of course!

    Tanya Patrice

  2. Sounds like a busy month for you ... (mine has been too!! LOL!!) ... and a scrappy retreat!! How FUN!! I love love love love your cards!! GORGEOUS colors!!!!!

  3. The cards are cute!

    Happy reading!

  4. Hope you have a great week celebrating birthdays with family and friends!

    I really liked The Perfect Match and plan to read the first book sometime. I look forward to your review of The Longest Ride. I have that on my upcoming TBR pile.

  5. Happy birthday to your son-hope he has a great day! I know so many people with upcoming birthdays (kind of including me in December) so it feels like birthday/holiday season hardcore for me.

  6. Happy birthday to the boy! I've got The Husband's Secret (thought it would take a couple of years to get here) and then surprisingly got it and grabbed it!

  7. Happy birthday to your son and on his contract,that sounds amazing! And I know how it is with being busy and not being able to have enough time to read.

    Happy a great week!
    My Monday’s post!

  8. So finally I get to this part of the post after drooling over biscuits etc and then going for a long walk on the beach! Cards are cute. I must read The Husband's Secret, seems to be one all have liked, will keep an eye out for your review.

  9. My son was 30 on the 2nd of this month :) Happy Birthday to both your sons and to Alaine as well. I miss her blog!
    My reading has been on the slow side the past few weeks - a busy month but all good. Have a great week!

  10. Such good news for your son!

    Have a great week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  11. You had a wonderful reading week. May you continue to read like this!

    Here is my post.

  12. Enjoy your birthday celebrations! And your reading, which looks so delightful. I'm curious about Finding Home.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week!

  13. I need to read more, don't recognize any of those books except for The Iron Traitor.

    Happy reading and have an awesome week <3

    Here's our IMWAYR

  14. Looks like a fun week is ahead! Birthday celebrations are fun. Have a great week.

  15. Gorgeous birthday cards. You are quite talented.

    I hear ya about life getting in the way. :)

    Hope you get some reading done this week.


    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

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

  16. I hope that you will have an awesome week :)

  17. You need to sell your cards on Etsy!

  18. Gorgeous cards Teddyree! I really like the look of Nobody But Him.

    I also have on my bucket list to read Phillipa Gregory…I'm not sure why I haven't gotten to this yet.


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