Monday, September 14, 2009

What Are You Reading On Monday?

A weekly event hosted by J. Kaye’s Book Blog to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week.

I was a bit like a chook with its head cut off last week. I couldn't decide what I felt like reading and I only read one book from my list even though when I finally settled I managed to finish 3 books.

This week is all about reviews. BF Alaine has warned me, we won't be allowed out to 'play' when she finishes uni if I'm not caught up on my reviews. I laughed and said rude versions of "as if" but I really do need to get caught up. So this week really is all about reviews. Please remind me I said that if you don't see anything that vaguely resembles a review this week.

PS. My awesome (and nagging) BF Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings who is also the Queen of getting reviews done as she finishes a book has recommended a poll to get me back on track with reviews. So, I need your help, please vote for the book you would like me to review next and fingers crossed my review slump/phobia/slackness will be over! Poll on right hand sidebar.

Don't forget if you live in U.S or Canada and you'd like to own a new CSN office chair you can enter my giveaway here.


Books Completed Last Week:

(click on title to see my review)

GARDEN SPELLS by Sarah Addison Allen

EVERNIGHT by Claudia Gray


This Week's Reading List: (possibilities lol)

STARGAZER by Claudia Gray


GRACELING by Kristen Cashore

DARK HEART by Betsy James

ALONG FOR THE RIDE by Sarah Dessen


EVERMORE by Alyson Noel (audiobook) - chapter 15


See my reviews for:

DANCING WITH ANA by Nicole Barker

And now for some awards & thankyou's

Thank you to Jenn-ay at My Tea Time is Book Time for the Bingo Beautiful Award
This award was started by Bookin With BINGO
This "B-I-N-G-O" BEAUTIFUL BLOG AWARD means that this blog is...
B: Beautiful
I: Informative
N: Neighborly
G: Gorgeous
O: Outstanding

Thanks to J. Kaye from J. Kaye's Book Blog, Luvs ya too J.Kaye, I'll be sharing the love shortly.

The Lemonade Award from Mari @ MariReads, thanks Mari

Thanks to Sassy Brit @ Alternative Reads for the Super Comments Award

This month on The Eclectic Reader you could win Fire by Kristen Cashore OR Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick OR Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.


  1. I will be anxiously waiting for your reviews this week!!! :)

  2. Now you've said it publicly I am going to nag you like you've never been nagged! LMAO

    Just think, if you're a good girl this week next week we can go book shopping!

  3. Ah, I know what you mean-- I've been a bit (OK, fine, more than a bit!) behind on my own reviews. I mean, I've reviewed the books sent to me, but as far as doing reviews during the dry spots I keep hitting, well.... Let's just say my review total for this year is pretty pathetic! I really do need to pick it up.

    That's it-- I'm going to make myself a deal. If I can type up one review a week, from any of the books I decide to read for that week, my reward next month will be (another) afternoon at B&N. Sounds good to me! LOL. But now you guys have got to help me stick to it! :D

    Ah well.

    You've got some good ones listed-- I've read Stargazer, loved it, and Evermore (again, loved!). I haven't read Graceling yet, but I really want to-- I've heard so many good things about it! :D You'll have to tell us more about it after you've read it!


  4. Dear Book Queen, in all fairness to yourself you've read 189 books this year!!!! OMG how could anyone keep up with that!

    I will however put you on my nagging list and I will nag, nag, nag until you do a review this week!! Come on what are you waiting for! Just a quickie will be fine LOL.

    Sheree have promised to have one finished by the end of the day (it's not lunchtime yet her in Australia) so what about you?

  5. LOL I don't know why I just keep laughing, nodding and grinning, like an idiot at everyone's comments but still the reviews do not come.

    Staci ~ might be a long wait LMAO

    Alaine ~ hmm book shopping, ok that may just do it.

    TBQ ~ LOL your on! I'll be by your blog to start nagging, I mean motivating hahahee

  6. Dear Alaine, you are dreamin luv!
    It will take me 30 mins to decide which review LMAO

  7. Dear Wicked Lovely, I am not dreaming you said you were going to have Once Upon A Nightmare up by tonight. I can't believe you've forgotten alredy LOL.

  8. hmm that's right I do remember the Once Upon A Nightmare name being mentioned but I thought I said tonight or tomorrowish?? FINE!!

    Ok wash the floors or do a book review?? LMAO.

    Alright, alright I'm doing it!

  9. You better NOT be washing those floors!!!! You said tonight! If I 'drop' in and your floors are clean you're in big trouble LOL.

  10. AFTER you've done the review for Once Upon a Nightmare you should put a poll on your sidebare with a list of books to be reviewed and ask people to vote on what they want you to review next! Then you'll know what everyone most wants to read!

  11. Brilliant idea, Ok I'm gonna do that right now LOL

  12. I said after you've done the review. You are just going to do that to procrastinate!

  13. Evernight! Such a good book! I can't wait to start on Stargazer (now that I have it XD)


  14. I m looking forward to your reviews next week and I did take your poll. My Monday post is here:

  15. Congrats on the awards :D
    Good week last week

  16. what a challenge you have for this week...

    I have been meaning to read Graceling for a little while now - I just might drag it out...

    Love the list...

    Congrats on your awards..


  17. Thats a whole lot of possible books for this week.
    Sigh. Reviews. I've given up trying to think i'll ever catch up.

    here's mine

  18. I haven't even gotten the prophecy of Sisters yet, it is on this weeks list in hopes that I get it, lol.

    I voted in your review poll for you.

  19. If it makes you feel better, I have a stack of books to review too.

  20. I try not to plan my reading if I can. Some interesting-looking books there.
    Happy reading! :)

  21. Looks like you have a great list of books to read. Enjoy!

  22. When you finish the book - before you even START the next one.. do your review. Then you won't be behind! :-D That's what I do! Good luck with all your reviews this week!


  23. i can not wait for ur reviews!
    you're going to love Along for the Ride :D and also evermore :D i really want to read prophecy of the sisters =P

  24. Haha - you know, I gave that advice but watch me start slipping. Then you can point your finger and say, "Told ya so!" heh! :)

    As a matter of fact, I did my Dead Until Dark review a whole 24 hours later. Whoops. :)

    I enjoy your site! Thanks for the comment back :)

  25. You've got a lot to choose from for this week's reading! Have a great week.

  26. Congrats on the awards : )
    I've read good things about Along For the Ride. Enjoy!

  27. Congrats on the awards!

    "Once Upon a Nightmare", "Evernight", "Stargazer" and "Wait Until Twilight" sound like books I would be interested in reading!

    I also read "Dancing with Ana" and enjoyed it!

  28. Great list, and congratulations on your awards! You deserve them :)

    Is there anything from your book list that is not going to end up on my Friday Finds? LOL

  29. Go Hush Hush! I've heard good things about it and I'm interested in your thoughts, oh great one =)

    A fantastic list of possible reads for the upcoming week. I wish you luck and happy reading <3

    && Congrats on all the awards!!

  30. I voted! I admire Alaine is the rock. I still haven't reviewed BLUE MOON. ;) And how long ago was that?

    Let me know when your two want to read WAIT UNTIL TWILIGHT by Sang Pak. I'm easy and ready whenever you two are.


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