Monday, November 25, 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!

On the home front a busy but good week ... Cal having a great time in SE Asia, Kuala Lumpar for the next few days and then on to Thailand. Wild storms here most afternoons, gardening and maintenance for storm season and my Dad stayed a night.  

Saw Catching Fire at the movies ... absolutely loved it!! Have you seen it? What did you think?? Can't wait for the Divergent movie. March next year in Australia, the trailer looks awesome. 

This week fingers crossed ... reading, reviews, blog visiting and Christmas craft and gift goodies; making instead of just pinning like a crazy thing ;)

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. Each giveaway runs for just 1 week, enter below :)



FANTASY BUNDLE ~ International! Enter here - LAST DAY

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE BUNDLE ~ International! enter here

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


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth

THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty (audiobook) ~ 2013 favourite!!  


Finished last week:

finally finished 2 books ... yay me :)

KISS THE NIGHT GOODBYE by Keri Arthur ~ final installment in the Nikki & Michael series ~ review Tue

MORNING GLORY by Sarah Jio ~ enjoyable (review Sat)


This Week's Reading List: 

CRASH INTO YOU by Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits #3)

PAWN by Aimee Carter (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1)

CHAMPION by Marie Lu (Legend #3) ~ so excited for this one, hope it's better than the Divergent trilogy finale


Reviews Coming:

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


  1. I saw Catching Fire Friday night and WE LOVED IT!!!! Soooooooooooo good and so true to the book ... I knew the exact moment that Cinna said goodbye :(

  2. Sheesh. Thanks a lot, now I am entering those giveaways! LOL

    So glad Cal is having a great time in Asia. My jealousy still hasn't faded.

    I am planning to see all the movies once they are all released. I heard they are phenomenal!

  3. Yes I loved Catching Fire! So glad you seen it too!

  4. Waiting to see some photographs of your Christmassy stuff.

  5. As always, a great selection of books for the week! :) I haven't seen Catching Fire but I'm hoping to on Wednesday night. Can't wait!!!!

    Happy reading this week :) The Brunette Librarian's Blog

  6. These storms have been so destructive haven't they! I hope you all stay safe!

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  7. I haven't seen Catching Fire yet but I'm so excited about it-hopefully some time this week with my sister!

  8. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Catching Fire. I can't wait to see it but it will probably be in December sometime.

    I can't believe it is almost Christmastime. Of course the stores put out Christmas stuff right after Halloween now and even the radio stations here are playing Christmas music already. Have a great week and have fun with the Christmas crafts. Lots of great ideas on Pinterest :)

  9. I agree with you, I'm hoping Champion is good. I have not seen the movie yet, hope to this week!

  10. Great selection of books! I can't wait to see what you think of Pawn.
    Come see my It's Monday! post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  11. I can't wait to read Morning Glory...and The Husband's Secret will make my favorites list for the year, too.

    I've heard good things about Catching Fire. I haven't read the books (yet), but saw the Hunger Games movie and liked it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. I read The Hypnotist's Love Story earlier this year and absolutely loved it; I got a copy of The Husband's Secret and am eager to read it, but it's currently with most of my other books being shipped over from Canada so it'll have to wait, sadly.

    I used to love Keri Arthur, back in Full Moon Rising days - the first few books of that series were awesome, but it's been a while since I read anything by her.

    I'd like to see Catching Fire on the big screen. I wasn't in love with the books, especially the third one, but they make great cinema!

    Have a great week!

  13. Hehe I have to go watch Hunger Games first - I never did get up the courage. Many in my class went as many of us read the books, and some have been to Catching Fire. One not happy with the book to movie interpretation.

    My Rachael Johns book that I won on your blog arrived, will look forward to reading it soon. Thanks :)

  14. Can you believe I've never read a Nicholas Sparks book?! I'm glad you enjoyed the movie. Have a great week!

  15. I'm looking forward to seeing Catching Fire. Glad you liked it. Have a great week.

  16. Thanks for visiting my blog. I haven't seen Catching Fire yet but hope to during the coming week. I really have to read Legend. The trilogy is finished and I haven't read the first book yet. Happy reading!

  17. Stay safe, it looks like you will have a very busy week!

  18. When my parents are Gage sitting this week for Thanksgiving I am most looking forward to seeing Catching Fire!!

  19. You're the first "real" Australian I've met. Luv the word "mum." Have a happy week crafting, reading, holiday-ing.:)


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