It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

The Its Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at Book Journey.


Yesterday my sons, who both play Auskick (a modified version of AFL) were lucky enough to be part of the teams chosen to play at half time at the SCG during the Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions game. My father  – a huge AFL fan took them to the game and they had a wonderful time. I was hoping to spot them on the TV coverage but was disappointed as they didn’t show the Auskick teams even once 😦


It’s the first Monday of the month  so time update my challenge progress.


The Eclectic Reader Challenge 3/12

Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 46/50

Aussie Author Challenge 5/12

Monthly Keyword Challenge 4/12

What I Read Last Week

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Into My Arms by Kylie Ladd

Taking A Chance by Deborah Burrows

The Rules of Conception by Angela Lawrence

Heartland by Cathryn Hein

New Posts

(click the titles to read my reviews)

Review: Antidote to Murder by Felicity Young

Review: Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent

Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Review: Into My Arms by Kylie Ladd

Review: Taking a Chance by Deborah Burrows

Stuff on Sundays: Thought of the day…

What I Am Reading Today

“I want to reveal myself to you… I need your eyes to see, your hands to touch, your spirit to acknowledge that which I hold most deeply and secretly in my heart. My yearning for you.” It’s 1978 in a country town and a dreamy fifteen year old girl’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of the substitute English teacher. Solomon Andrews is beautiful, inspiring and she wants him like nothing else she’s wanted in her short life. Charismatic and unconventional, Solomon easily wins the hearts and minds of his third form English class. He notices the attention of one girl, his new neighbour, who has taken to watching him from her upstairs window. He assumes it a harmless teenage crush, until erotic love notes begin to arrive in his letterbox. Solomon knows he must resist, but her sensual words stir him. He has longings of his own, although they have nothing to do with love, or so he believes. One afternoon, as he stands reading her latest offering in his driveway, she turns up unannounced. Each must make a choice, the consequences of which will haunt them until they meet again twenty years later.

What I Plan To Read This Week

(click the covers to view at Goodreads)

Lottie is tired of long-term boyfriends who don’t want to commit to marriage. When her old boyfriend Ben reappears and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. There will be no dates and no engagement-just a straight wedding march to the altar! Next comes the honeymoon on the Greek island where they first met. But not everyone is thrilled with Lottie and Ben’s rushed marriage, and family and friends are determined to intervene. Will Lottie and Ben have a wedding night to remember . or one to forget?

The dark and dangerous follow-up that continues the adventures of a magical tattoo artist begun in Angel’s Ink In a world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires swim free in a sea of humanity, sometimes you need an edge. Looking for a little love? Need some luck? Desperate for revenge? Gage can give you what you need. The most talented tattoo artist in town, he knows the right symbol and the right mix of ingredients and ink to achieve your heart’s desire. One tattoo is all it takes. But remember, everything has its price. . . .  Gage learned that lesson long ago, in ways he’d rather not remember. But the cruel and powerful wizards in the dreaded Ivory Towers he escaped aren’t about to let him forget. Though Gage has managed to stay out of sight, he can’t outrun the past forever. The wizards know Gage is using forbidden magic, and they intend to punish him for his transgressions. Too bad if innocent humans and monsters-entire cities-get in the way. They will quell a nascent magical uprising and Gage will be the sacrifice they need. First, though, they have to find him . .

Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of “Pride and Predjudice.” When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?

Lucas and Glory are hard at work in WICA (Witchkind Intelligence and Covert Affairs). As part of their training, they learn more about the witch-terrorist organization Endor. It is believed that Endor has infiltrated a boarding school for young witches in Switzerland, so WICA sends their two youngest agents—Lucas and Glory—to the school undercover. There, they learn more about an experimental brain implant that blocks the power of the fae. It’s a dangerous procedure . . . more so than they could ever have imagined.

While you are here…

Congratulations to:

Winner Ask Me To Stay by Elise K Ackers: Annette

Winners of  Out of the Silence by Wendy James: Amy  and Kimberly

Winners of  The Grand Adventures of Madeleine Cain by Emily Craven: Claire and Anne

Winner of The River of No Return by Bee Ridgeway: Michael

Enter to Win Peace, Love and Khaki Socks. Australian readers only. Closes May 10th

Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be along to visit you shortly!


17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cathryn Hein
    May 06, 2013 @ 10:14:05

    Oh, what a shame there was no coverage! I love it when they show the Auskick kids. They’re always good for a smile.
    Good win by the Swannies!!



  2. Daystarz Books
    May 06, 2013 @ 11:48:00

    That would have been exciting for your boys – a shame they didn’t show it on the coverage



  3. Teddyree
    May 06, 2013 @ 12:19:35

    Exciting for your boys, bummer about no coverage. I’ve finished with the Soul Screamer series 😦 time for me to start on a new Rachel Vincent series 🙂
    Have a great week and happy reading!



  4. laurelrainsnow
    May 06, 2013 @ 12:46:10

    The new Sophie Kinsella looks intriguing…and wow, you have already read a lot of books this year! Congrats!



  5. Leeswammes
    May 06, 2013 @ 15:42:54

    You’re going well on your challenges – you don’t have so many, so it’s easier to keep up with them, same for me.

    What a pity you didn’t see your sons on tv, but what an honour for them to take part!

    Have a great week!



  6. Mystica
    May 06, 2013 @ 17:20:18

    Like the new Sophie Kinsella book. Thanks for the update.



  7. readerbuzz
    May 06, 2013 @ 20:55:07

    You are a busy, busy person!

    Here’s my It’s Monday!



  8. samstillreading
    May 06, 2013 @ 21:17:35

    I wish they did put some of the Auskick on. The little kids are so funny and the bigger ones have some great footy skills!



  9. Jennifer
    May 06, 2013 @ 22:59:08

    Look at you, smashing that challenge 😉 Keep up the awesome reading! I hope you enjoy your upcoming books!



  10. Dollycas
    May 07, 2013 @ 00:15:12

    Wow, you are way ahead of schedule for your GoodReads, I am 5 behind 😦 but hope to catch up soon. Less time at the computer and more reading, lol



  11. thebookishoutsider
    May 07, 2013 @ 03:28:06

    Lots of great books there, I need to buy Witch Fire – and finish Burn Mark! Well done with your challenges, I only joined two and am failing miserably!

    What I’ve Been Reading!



  12. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)
    May 07, 2013 @ 03:47:48

    How exciting for your sons! A great reading week for you. Look forward to your thoughts on The Yearning.



  13. Jen G. (The Introverted Reader)
    May 07, 2013 @ 11:02:07

    I listened to Austenland a couple of years ago and was surprised by how much I like it. Enjoy your week!



  14. ohsacrebleu
    May 07, 2013 @ 14:31:29

    I’m always amazed by how many books you manage to read in a week! I admire it too, I wanted to request a blog post from you that I haven’t been able to find on your blog so far… How do you read so many books a week? 🙂 I tell people about your blog and they always ask ‘does she work? is she a stay at home mum? are her kids at school? how long will she read for at a time? does she do anything else?’ haha Of course I can’t answer, cause I’m not you! 🙂 I’d like to be able to read as many books as you do, do you have any strategies for reading so fast? Really enjoying your blog too!



  15. Jo
    May 07, 2013 @ 14:40:26

    Oh, I’m excited to hear about Dead Man’s Deal. I enjoyed Angel’s Ink.

    And how exciting for your sons. Hope they enjoyed themselves. =)



  16. Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)
    May 08, 2013 @ 11:05:44

    97 books! Keep it up 🙂 Austenland sounds like the kind of book I’d really enjoy. I hope it’s fun!



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