Monday, November 18, 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!

Another big week, Callum has finished the 2nd year of his IT Degree at uni; very proud of him, this year he's really found his groove and got great results. He leaves this week for a month in SE Asia, backpacking with his best mate; Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, finishing with a few days in Bali. A wonderful experience but like any mum I'll be worrying about his safety ... thank goodness for free Wifi and facetime :)

Cleaning up in the garage on the weekend we found a box of treasure I must have put away after mum's funeral (letters, photos, cards, bit's & pieces special to mum.) It's mum's birthday today *blowing kisses to heaven* and lately I've been missing her terribly ... it's like she knew, perfect time to go through treasured things. 

 Some more card creations :)

I'll be making more Christmas cards like this one, such a fun one to do
style inspired by Mish Mash
Merry Christmas free printable from The Cottage Market 
(it's actually a cupcake topper lol)

card for my eldest son & daughter-in-law

On the 14th November ESCAPE PUBLISHING, a digital division of Harlequin Enterprises Australia celebrated 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. 

See link below for YA Bundle Giveaway and up next (tonight) is Sci-Fi week! 



Young Adult Bundle ~ International. Enter here. LAST DAY!! 

A DIVIDED INHERITANCE by Deborah Swift ~ International print copy. Enter here.

Winner of Contemporary Romance eBook Bundle ~ Congrats Jo-Anne Boyco


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

A DIVIDED INHERITANCE by Deborah Swift ~ good historical 


Finished last week:

ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth ~ sad to say ... a little dull, interesting end (review Thurs)


This Week's Reading List: 

KISS THE NIGHT GOODBYE by Keri Arthur ~ page 75


CRASH INTO YOU by Katie McGarry

PAWN by Aimee Carter


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. I read Pawn and Crash Into You last week and liked them both. I hope you do too. Happy reading!

  2. Loving those cards!!! I love love love the colors and the photo one is so fun!!!!!

  3. Congrats to your son! He will have a great trip. Sad to hear about Allegiant, I have decided to lower my expectations a bit before I read the book. Have a great week.

  4. You have a great plan there for reading for the coming week. I haven't read a Sarah JIo book yet, but plan to do so before the year is out. Thinking of you as you remember your mother on her birthday.

  5. I reviewed Pawn yesterday and have my review of Crash Into You-unfortunately didn't love them as much as I have liked previous books by the author so I hope they are more successful outings for you. Looking forward to your thoughts!

  6. I'd be nervous about my child traveling o/s too bit I hope he has a fabulous time and I'm sure your mum will be watching over him.
    Read on!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  7. A Sarah Jio that is new to me. Enjoy all the books.

  8. I'm looking forward to your review on The Husband's Secret. Everyone seems to be enjoying it. I have to add it to my TBR.

    Have a great week!

    My Monday post is here.

  9. How wonderful for your son...and I can relate to the worry. Even though my oldest son (who lives in Berlin) is in his forties, I still worry, since I haven't seen him in six years (except via Skype).

    It is wonderful to go through treasures of those we've lost....bittersweet moments.

    I am very much looking forward to Morning Glory. Enjoy your week! Here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

  10. Your lucky son! How exciting.

    I updated, too!

  11. Great cards!
    Also, your son is fulfilling one of my dreams! how exciting!

    Happy reading!!!!


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