Monday, December 09, 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!

After reading a post from Earl @ The Chronicles of a Children's Book Writer I signed up at WE GIVE BOOKS a digital initiative created by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation supporting literacy awareness worldwide. 

Their tagline says it all - “combining the joy of reading with the power of giving.” It’s the perfect tool for parents, teachers, caregivers, and anyone who loves children’s books!

The more you read, the more they give - for each free book you read online We Give Books donates real books to charities working in communities around the world ... how cool is that!!

I read Thank You Bear by Greg E. Foley and Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney and I can't wait to read more ... there's some beautiful children's Christmas reads available now. 

It's been a topsy turvy, crazy week but I'll post photos of my Christmas craft and decorating next week. 



Paranormal & Historical Romance Bundles ~ 2 winners
International. Enter here. ENDS TOMORROW


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

Spotlight on DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE by Stephanie Dray (review Thurs)

PAWN by Aimee Carter (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) ~ good but ...

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


Finished last week:

THE KISSING SEASON by Rachael Johns ~ review Tue

WHAT ALICE FORGOT by Liane Moriarty (audiobook) ~ enjoyable but THE HUSBAND'S SECRET is still my favourite.

THANK YOU BEAR by Greg E. Foley



This Week's Reading List: 

DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE by Stephanie Dray (Cleopatra's Daughter #3) ~ 50% done and enjoying it but it's a door stop for me at almost 600 pages ~ review Thurs

BLOOD PHANTOM by Rhiannon Hart (Lharmell #0.5) ~ short story - review for tour Fri

THESE BROKEN STARS by Amie Kaufman (Starbound #1) ~ heard nothing but good things about this one

CHAMPION by Marie Lu (Legend #3) ~ hoping to get to it this week but not very likely


Reviews Coming:

THE LONGEST RIDE by Nicholas Sparks (audiobook) ~ nice 


  1. I love the Llama Llama books! I did not like the ending NS used for The Longest Ride, but I'll get over it. ;o) Have a great week.

  2. Thanks for the info about We Give Books! How great is that :)

  3. I hadn't heard of We Give Books, but it sounds like a lovely cause! Thanks so much for the link :)

    Hope you have a lovely week!

  4. Looking forward to seeing your decorations-I remember how you had big plans and I want to see how they turned out!

  5. I have yet to read a Liane Moriarty book but when I do I will start with The Husband's Secret.

  6. What Alice Forgot is what I am scouting around for! enjoy all your reads.

  7. I have "These Broken Stars" on my TBR list. Hope you enjoy it!

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

  8. sounds like an amazing thing to do. I would happily read books on line for others to receive books. I'm going to check this out and get my grandchildren involved. :)

    Happy Reading and Holidays
    My week of reading

    I also enjoy those Llama Mama books, they're cute.

  9. What an AWESOME cause! I will have to look into that!!!!

  10. I do love Alice Moriarty's books...and for me, it was a toss-up as to a favorite. But I read The Husband's Secret first, so it was the one that hooked me. Enjoy your week! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. Yay for these broken stars--heard great things about that.

  12. Oh my goodness, the llama book looks adorable! I have a 2 year old granddaughter who would probably love it :)

  13. I just learned about this site today and need to sign up. I also need to buy all of the llama books. Gage and I both love them and I think he'd really identify with the title your chose :)

  14. I'm definitely interested in The Daughters of the Nile!

    PS It's going down. I'm yelling TIMBER. Oh just another ear worm for ya LOL

    1. Evil woman, now it’s gonna be playing in my head all day hahaha

  15. Yay! I'm glad you discovered We Give Books! Such an easy thing to do. It's especially great with kids because they can enjoy a story and they learn the value of giving!

  16. I've had my kids reading at We Give Books for a couple of years, they love it and Its such a great way to support a good cause :) We don't have any books in common this week.that must be a first, enjoy!

    Have a cheery week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  17. ENJOY your week...lots of good books for you.

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

  18. Picking out books for the grand kids is so much fun. I seriously go overboard!

    Hope you are having a great week!!


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