Monday, November 19, 2012

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 ... thanks Sheila!

Another big week, specialist appointments, tests, Callum flys to Canada at sparrow fart on Wednesday morning and I've got insurance assessors here to look at the leak in my bedroom ceiling after a weekend of mega-storms ... annoying but pretty lucky in the scheme of things. Still hoping to squeeze Breaking Dawn 2 in before Callum leaves ... it's our tradition :)

lightening strikes in SE QLD were incredible over the weekend

and this near miss at Brisbane airport
Photo: Nicholas Cummins 

Book News:
THE SUMMER BEFORE THE STORM by Gabriele Wills ~ Book tour review & international giveaway ~ epic, can't wait to get stuck into the sequel. Enter here.


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

Two 5 star reviews this week & 2012 favourites ... totally awesome!!

MAGIC HOUR by Kristin Hannah (audiobook) 

STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova 


Finished last week:

CREWEL by Gennifer Albin ~ fantastic

THE LAST BOYFRIEND by Nora Roberts ~ Inn Boonsboro #2 ~ nice


This Week's Reading List:

TOUCH OF POWER by Maria V Snyder ~ page 102 loving it

FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah (audiobook)

THE GILDED LILY by Deborah Swift ~ if it arrives in the mail 


Reviews Coming:

THE SUMMER BEFORE THE STORM by Gabriele Wills ~ review & giveaway Monday



  1. I got the Gilded Lily this week :) I hope that your arrives soon

  2. I am glad you are enjoying Touch of Power. I am hoping to read the sequel soon.

    I hope you do get to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 with your son. I just went and saw it this afternoon and I liked it. The twist was certainly something :)

  3. The lightening photos are incredible. Wow!

    Yay for books added to your favorites list! Enjoy your week. :)

  4. Wow, those pictures are awesome but scary! I've read good reviews for Crewel, look forward to what you thought. I might go to the movie with my son's girlfriend as he has flatly refused to go!

  5. Hope the insurance works out soon for you!!! Those photos are WOW!!! And YOU are GOING to FREAK out with BD2!!! Seriously... my heart was POUNDING at the end ... but I can NOT ruin it for you!!!!

    1. *Squeee* Julie, we saw BD2 today ... seriously awesome!!! I loved it :))

  6. Breaking Dawn was interesting. I'll be buying the DVD when it comes out. Then I'll have them all and will have to schedule a Twilight marathon viewing session. I loved Crewel too.

    BTW, nice lightning! My Monday Report is here. Have a great week.

  7. The books for this week look so good especially the last one which I hope you will receive soon.

  8. Awesome photos, and the books are great. Firefly Lane could absolutely be a book for me :) Hugs from Anette in Norway :)

  9. I loved the Kristin Hannah books...can't wait for her next one, whenever that might be. Still Alice is the remaining book I must read by this author. Enjoy your week! The lightning is beautiful, but a bit frightening.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.

  10. Great photos! I think I have Still Alice from eons ago, I'll check out your review and see if I should move it up on my list. Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for visiting my Monday post.

  11. Mmm, nice collection of books! And my, those storm pictures are fascinating. Happy reading!


  12. Still Alice is right here on my TBR shelf. I am moving it up so I grab it next. Great pictures!
    Have an awesome week, I hope you get to the movie!

  13. You aren't kidding with the mega storms-- Wowzas! I live in the middle of Missouri so we have thunderstorms quite a bit...and a few tornadoes every once in a while. NOT fun but I guess you get used to them. Not anything near that lightning though, eep.

    It's Thanksgiving week here, gotta make a turkey :)
    Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

  14. I'm glad you stayed safe through the storms. We have been lucky they didn't reach us

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  15. Wow - the lightening strikes look awesome, and sort of terrifying at the same time!

    Tanya Patrice

  16. Yikes! That's some scary lightning. I would't have wanted to be in that plane!

  17. Wow! That top photo has such an amazing and evil looking cloud there too!! I'm glad that you made it through this storm!!!


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