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It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

December 3, 2012


This weekly Meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

I’ve had a pretty busy reading week. I’ve also had a pretty busy baking week after getting a little carried away baking for a cake sale at my daughters school! So not really had as much time as usual to read. Thank God for audio books!

So this week I finished reading Bared to You by Sylvia Day, I actually really enjoyed this one. Will be writing a review soon.

I also finished my audiobook of Rosie Hopkin’s Sweetshop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan, I loved this and had a good old cry over some really touching bits.

Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams | [Jenny Colgan]

I have persevered with From Notting Hill with Love… Actually and have started to really enjoy it so I’m glad I stuck that one out.

Having finished all my audiobooks I downloaded J K Rowling’s A Casual Vacancy which I had already started reading a while ago and I’m going to listen to the rest while doing the washing and cleaning which seems to take up a lot of my day! So far I’m really enjoying this one. I think as long as you forget who it’s by and put Harry Potter out of your head then this is a really good book.

The Casual Vacancy | [J. K. Rowling]

I have done a couple of non fiction reviews on the blog this week. Firstly Style Me Vintage: Tea Parties, I love this book and really enjoyed reading it. I’ve been working on complimenting my non fiction reviews with some styled photographs to give my reviews a little extra edge and I’m really happy with the results.


I have also reviewed The Biscuiteers Book of Iced Biscuits and used some tips for my own baking. Again this is a really enjoyable book with loads of great ideas.


My review pile of non fiction has really stacked up over the last fortnight so I’ll be working through them this week. I like to take my time to review them properly and try out the projects from them so it’s going to be a busy week.

I’d also like to get stuck into The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris, I got my review copy this week and I cannot wait to start it. The book isn’t out until January so I feel very honored to be able to read it now. I loved Ali’s first book Miracle on Regent Street and after chatting to her on Twitter and having a look at her website she seems like a really lovely person. I hope this book is every bit as successful for her as her first.

The First Last Kiss

Anyway today is my 27th birthday so I do plan to relax as much as possible today. My youngest daughter isn’t feeling very well so going to be giving her lot’s of cuddles and my husband has the day off work so it should be a nice day in doors for us.

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    December 3, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I’m reading Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ !

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    December 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Lovely looking reads (and tea & biscuits!). Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your week.

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    December 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like you have excellent plans for a relaxed celebration.

    I’m glad that you’re getting into From Notting Hill with Love… Actually. I’ve been having fun with it.

    I love your photos!

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    Erin @ Quixotic Magpie
    December 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    The Sweet Shop of Dreams sounds adorable. I will have to check it out! Have a great week!

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    December 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Happy happy birthday, enjoy your day in! I hope you’re little one is feeling better soon!

    Have a great week of reading 😀

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    Crystal @ I Totally Paused
    December 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I agree completely about The Casual Vacancy! I really enjoyed it, but I had to put the idea of Harry Potter completely out of my brain.

    Hope you have a lovely birthday 🙂

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    December 4, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful week and enjoy your books! 🙂

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    Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)
    December 4, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Happy happy birthday! And I agree that The Casual Vacancy is good once you forget that it was written by the same woman who wrote Harry Potter. Hope your week is awesome!

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    Brunette Librarian
    December 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Those Sylvia Day books – whew!! They are excellent and pretty addicting. I liked ’em too but at the end of the second one I was dying to read the third one!! 🙂

    Have a wonderful reading week! Whatcha readin’ this week @ the Brunette Librarian 🙂

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    December 5, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Beautiful Blog….new e-mail follower.

    I just finished reading THE SHOLES KEY by Clarissa Draper. I am currently ready to begin ONE-EYED JACK by Christopher J. Lynch.

    BTW….Stop by my blog if you like to see a review of THE SECRET KEEPER.


    A review and E-book giveaway of MURDER TAKES TIME.

    Silver’s Reviews

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