Monday, November 11, 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!

It's been a big couple of weeks on the home front, hence missing last week's Monday post. My eldest son Anthony and his fiancée eloped; they've been together for 6 years, high school sweethearts. We're very happy for them but sad we weren't able to share such a special time. 

Scrapbook retreat was a lot of fun as always, I'll post the cards I made next week :)

class layout - design by Sue Tonga

 Alaine and I did this one together

finally scrapped a layout of Cal & his best mate - Year 12 Formal 2011. 
Can't rush these things lol

On the 14th November ESCAPE PUBLISHING, a digital division of Harlequin Enterprises Australia is celebrating their 1st birthday. Here at The Eclectic Reader we're excited to help them mark the occasion with a month long giveaway party to spread the word about their internationally available eBooks. 

Pop back tonight for the YA Bundle Giveaway and there's just 1 day left to get your name in the draw for the Contemporary Romance Bundle.



Contemporary Romance Bundle ~ International! -Enter here. Last Day!!!

Young Adult Bundle ~ International. Enter here

Winners of OUTBACK DREAMS by Rachael Johns ~ Congrats Kathryn T (Aust) & Beth F (Int)

Winners of NOBODY BUT HIM by Victoria Purman ~ Congrats Melissa Wray (Aust) & Nise (Int)


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

THE IRON TRAITOR by Julie Kagawa


FINDING HOME by Lauren K McKellar


Finished last week:

A DIVIDED INHERITANCE by Deborah Swift ~ review & giveaway Thurs


This Week's Reading List: 

ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth ~ page 55




Reviews Coming:

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

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


  1. Congratulations on the new daughter in law. I can imagine being sad over not being able to be a part of their big day :(

    I need to read Keri Arthur's books. I've heard good things about her books!

  2. Best wishes to your son and daughter in law!

    It looks like you had a productive time at your retreat. The pictures look really cute.

    I look forward to your thoughts on Allegiant and The Longest Ride. I have the Nicholas Sparks book checked out from the library but I don't think I'll have time to read it before it is due back.

  3. Congrats to the newlyweds. Hope there will be a big party to celebrate. I finished a Sarah Jio book last week. I've got Morning Glory on my TBR list. Have a great week.

  4. Congrats to your son and his new wife!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the pages you created!!! They are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!

  5. Congrats to your son and daughter in law- they look like a nice couple. Curious to see your thoughts on A Divided Inheritance- I've seen that pop up a few places and it looks like an interesting historical.

  6. Love that elopement pic - they look so happy and beautiful :) Looks like you and Alaine had fun being naughty and nice.

  7. Congrats to your son and his new wife-what a nice piece of news! Hope you love Allegiant-I've seen so many mixed reviews.

  8. Hmm would be disappointing missing such a big event - I guess they had their reasons. Very exciting though.
    Will be interested to see what you thought of Allegiant. I had mixed feelings.

  9. Wow, I am sure it was a shock for you but congratulations to the happy couple. Love your scrap pages as always,

    Have a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  10. Smiling! Have wanted to read a Rachael Johns books. :)

  11. Wow! That is a big week! How many times we urged my sons to elope rather than put out the big bucks on a one-time event! Now your son and his wife can use that money in a better way, perhaps.

    Hope you will stop by my It's Monday! And don't forget to enter my giveaway for the Literary Blog Hop!

  12. Congratulations to the young couple! you've had an eventful week.

  13. Have fun reading Allegiant! I've yet to get started on that series. Enjoy reading this week!

    Check out what I'm reading this week.

  14. They both look SO happy! Congratulations for acquiring a new daughter!

    Here is my post

  15. Looks like a good week for you :)

  16. I just love your scrapbooking layouts! Gorgeous and so fun. Congratulations on the new couple in your family too :)

    The Brunette Librarian's Blog

  17. Congrats to the young couple! Sometimes an elopement relieves the stress of wedding can always throw them a party.

    You already have a copy of Morning Glory! Good for you...I'm eagerly awaiting my copy soon. Love that author.

    Enjoy your week...lovely scrapbooking, as usual, and enjoy your giveaway party! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  18. Congrats to you son and his new wife! I have never tried scrapbooking. You made such fun things. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  19. What a fun post! Congrats to your son and your retreat looks fantastic! LOVE the naughty nice photos!

  20. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone. They look very happy.

    Enjoy your reading week.

    I see you are going to review THE HUSBAND'S DAUGHTER. I liked that book.

    Have a great week.

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

  21. Aw, congratulations to your son and new daughter-in-law. They make a beautiful couple!

    I'm glad to hear you loved THE HUSBAND'S SECRET. I have that one to read very soon.

    Happy Reading!


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