Monday, September 08, 2014

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! 

What a busy, busy week. It started with my skin check (many of you know my mother passed away from early stage melanoma on the top of her head) and I had a very anxious 24 hour wait for results on what specialist thought may have been a pink melanoma. Thankfully I got the all clear but once again it's timely for me to remind everyone of the importance of regular skin checks!!  

Monday to Friday in Chinchilla and lots of special time with my granddaughter.  

love the little cutiepie (9 weeks)

Not much happened on my blog while I was away (I'm disappointed blog fairies didn't write a few reviews for me ... slackers!!) but I'll catch up on reviews and blog visits this week, I promise. HA


Reviews & Posts: (click on title)


THE GLASS KITCHEN by Linda Francis Lee ~ squeee I'm lovin' on this one, 5 star fave!! Weekend Cooking Post.


Finished last week:

ACCIDENTS OF MARRIAGE by Randy Susan Meyers ~ intense, emotional, loved it! 


This Week's Reading List: 3 talented Australian authors this week

BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth ~ for book tour, loving it

COME WHAT MAY by Sherryl Caulfield (The Iceberg Trilogy #2) ~ so excited for this one

OUTBACK GHOST by Rachael Johns (Bunyip Bay #3)


Reviews Coming: 

LYREBIRD HILL by Anna Romer ~ brilliant!! Review Tue

THE DARKEST HOUR by Barbara Erskine (audiobook) ~ great, love Barbara Erskine

MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover ~ so good. 


  1. Glad you got the all clear Sheree! Your granddaughter looks very happy in that picture, great pic! Have a fabulous week.

  2. Love the happy picture of Mia! Those smiles and laughs are awesome. So glad you got the all clear. If I am not playing, holding or fawning over Cole, I am reading so my blog didn't have any action last week either.

  3. Glad to hear you got the all clear and what a beautiful Granddaughter you have. It's nice to meet another Aussie Blogger. I'm also following you back on bloglovin.
    Have a great week.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

  4. Yes, I keep thinking must phone to make appointment for skin check. If there is one thing I would do differently in my life - and it could only be one - I would choose to stay out of the sun and use sun block. But we didn't know! Sun was meant to be healthy - which it is but not without care.

    I so want to read Accidents of Marriage and I am looking at Come What May - off to Goodreads to check out the previous one.

    Sorry blog fairies have decided to go on holiday at the same time as yourself! Gorgeous baby photo!

    1. Just back to say the first book Seldom Come By was a $1.86 on Amazon for Kindle so... now its on my ereader for future happiness.

    2. YAY Kathryn, hope you get to it soon, it's just beautiful and OMG shocking and Sherryl is a sweetheart!

    3. As far as the skin checks go Kathryn, sometimes melanoma occurs because of a genetic pre-disposition regardless of how vigilant you've been with sun protection. Melanoma has a good survival rate if detected early, unfortunately my mum was in the 3% who don't survive stage 1 melanoma.

      PS Accidents of Marriage was excellent, I think you'd like it :)

    4. Yes, had an aunt die of melanoma but don't think it was genetic, she was a market gardener and out in the sun a lot. Yes, really looking forward to both those books.

  5. Dang those blog fairies ;)
    And yay for a good check.up

  6. Thank goodness you got the all clear. I tried to get Accidents of Marriage through Netgalley but fAiled. I liked Bitter Greens which I read sometime back. Quite a chunks yet that

  7. Glad all came back well from the Dr's office :) And she is just ADORABLE!!! So aware and alert at 9 weeks!!!!!!!!!

  8. I'm glad to hear you checked out. I'm hoping the baby oil tanning aid won't come back and bite me on the a$$.

    Enjoy your reading selections this week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  9. Congrats on the all-clear! That's wonderful news. :)

    Come What May and Accidents of Marriage look really interesting. Can't wait to hear what you have to say about them.

    Here's my It's Monday post

  10. Cutie pie is growing fast! Enjoy...and reading and reviewing can wait!

    I can't wait to read Accidents of Marriage...I downloaded it last week...and Bitter Greens is calling to me. Enjoy!


  11. I'm so glad about your test coming back okay! You know with my husband's condition that my kids have to be tested yearly for it for life..better safe than sorry.

    I loved Accidents of Marriage and Bitter Greens looks good to me. Wish we had more of Australian authors publicized here. Have a great week.

  12. I signed up to be part of the Book Blog Walkers, and I really need to start walking!
    Check out my Monday post

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  14. yay for #bookblogwalkers!:) I'm in that too this weeks reading list looks pretty good!

    Here is my Monday!

  15. Good news on your skin check :). Thinking I might give the Glass Kitchen a go.

  16. Let me know if you do find the blog Fairies. I could use them too. Glad the skin test went well and the granddaughter is a real cutie. Happy reading!

  17. Your granddaughter is so cute! She's about the same age as my niece, who just turned 4 months yesterday.

    I just passed on a book tour for Bitter Greens because I knew I was too busy to take it on right now, but I am very much interested in it!

  18. Awe, love the pic of your granddaughter.Looking forward to your review of Outback Ghost :)

  19. Great that you got the all clear, waiting is stressful. But at least you got to spend lots of time with your cutie pie :)


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