Monday, December 06, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading & Update

A weekly event hosted by Sheila from One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week. Thanks Sheila :)

A big post this week so if you're only interested in the 'book stuff' feel free to skip to the end. While Anthony was at Muse concert, Callum and I finally decorated the house and tree for Christmas with a little help from Bella, who wasn't looking real convinced with our choice of Christmas attire. This is Bella's first Christmas so of course she had to be included in the fun! Alaine and I had a lovely trip to visit friends at our favourite scrapbooking store DaisyChain and on the weekend I made a start on Christmas cards (these ones based on a design Alaine found on the internet.)

And now on to reading, last week was the first week ever, I finished the books on my list and read another ... yay me. I also did 2 book reviews and had Alice Eve Cohen, author of  What I Thought I Knew guest blog about her favourite things.  Check out the giveaway of her book here.

Look out for my December competition, which will be posted tonight or tomorrow morning along with the winners of the November competitions.

If you missed my reviews of these wonderful books click on the titles to see what I thought.

THE FOREVER QUEEN by Helen Hollick ~ 4.5 stars

ADVENTURES OF RUSTY AND GINGER FOX by Tim Ostermeyer ~ 4.5 stars


Finished last week:

DRACULA IN LOVE by Karen Essex - really enjoyable

MY SOUL TO TAKE by Rachel Vincent - great!

NIGHT STAR by Alyson Noel (audiobook) - 5th book in series, not the last :(

PATCH by Mucheru Njaga


This Week's Reading List:

STAY by Allie Larkin (audiobook) ~ chapter 6

DELIRIUM by Lauren Kate

AT THE CROSSROADS OF TERROR by Lenny Emanuelli - review book courtesy of Phenix & Phenix


Reviews still to do:


THE RED QUEEN by Philippa Gregory

BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver

SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson

FALLEN by Lauren Kate

This month on The Eclectic Reader you can win a copy of Entice by Carrie Jones, or The Distant Hours by Kate Morton or The Lost Saint by Bree Despain. Check this blog post for details. Open Internationally.


  1. Well done on getting all your books read. Love the photos and the cards look great!

  2. We picked our Christmas tree this weekend also, what fun.

    I really want to try the Soul series.

    My post

  3. wow - you've done heaps of reading! And your decorations look awesome. I haven't put any up yet! Must get onto that :)

    Hope you enjoy delirium!


  4. I really want to read Dracula in Love! :) The doggy is so cute! Looks like you have a good list to read this week. Happy reading!

  5. Great books lined up :) Happy reading!

  6. I spent most of my weekend cleaning house so I could put the tree up. Can't believe the first week of Dec. is already gone.

    Hope you enjoy Delirium I loved it and am now a huge fan of Oliver. Have a wonderful week.

  7. Aww... look at Bella! Look at that puppy face! I think that if I have her with me, I won't stop the aww-ing all day long *lol*

    It's lovely to see that you christmas tree is already up! I'm sure that it looks way beautiful at night, when all the other lights in the room are out. I hope that you're having a lot of fun counting down to the big, Xmas day =)

    By the way, I've just finished reading Delirium and I just LOVED it! Cannot wait to see what you think of it.

    Have a great week, Sherry!

  8. Love the pics!!!!

    Cant wait to read your review for Prophecy of the sisters, I recenlty read it and really enjoyed it, also waiting for my own copy of The Red Queen by Gregory...

  9. What beautiful post! And you! You did good reading too!

    I read only three books. 2 Tintin albums. One crime fiction carried over from October. In whole of November! Let us hope December is better.

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/Whereabouts post!

  10. Oh, you have great Christmas decorations...Bella is adorable.

    Great books, too. Hope you enjoy them, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. Lol, so freaky to see you wearing a top while decorating, and here it is so cold. But then I do love the snow

  12. Oo Enjoy Delirium! That was a fun one.

  13. I love your Christmas cards. They are brilliant. Your tree looks fabulous too.

  14. Those are such cute Christmas cards! Looks you're home is filled with Christmas cheer :)

  15. Wow. Lovely pics!!! And I hope the cards turn out real cool :)

  16. Love the pictures... when I am decorating the tree I am not wearing a sleeveless shirt.... not in Minnesota! :)

  17. Bella is so adorable. Nice to see you in the holiday spirit. I'm feeling very late in getting mine.


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