Sunday, 7 September 2014

What Are You Reading?

Hello blogging friends!
I have had a pretty stressful week with tradespeople not turning up, and having to apply for my teaching job (we are overstaffed at our school and have to lose 9 teachers for next year!) Also, the teen fiction collection I helped set up in the school library had to be put back with the rest of the books because many of the teachers didn't like the idea. Added to that I had the start of a cold and now have some puky gastro bug. So my week has sucked big time!

Luckily I read some good books, which I have reviewed over at my other blog 

Hopefully I will have a better week and find out that I will keep my job (cross fingers) and that the tradespeople will all turn up (cross toes) and we will have our new kitchen installed (cross everything!) At the moment we have absolutely no kitchen, as hubby ripped out the last of it on Saturday, so a new one would be very good!

Popping over to Book Journey now where hopefully everyone has had a better week than me!

Until then...

Monday, 1 September 2014

What Are You Reading?

Hi, fellow readers! One of the highlights of my week has been reading the story of one of my favourite singers, Pat Benatar. I read this as an ebook and highly recommend it if you have been a fan of Benatar at any time during her career. She is a truly awesome lady! My other reads were a rural chick lit book set in South Australia, and a fashion chick lit book set in Ireland. Both pretty satisfying reads, you can see how I  rated them over at my other blog, Owl Book Reviews.

I am writing this while watching Noah with Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connolly, and I am stunned at this sci-fi version of the biblical tale, with its rock monsters, fast growing plants, and dream sequences. Quite bizarre!

Time to visit Book Journey to see what everyone is reading this week!

Until next time...

Monday, 25 August 2014

What Are You Reading?

Hello again! I'm still reading as much as possible so I can give up some books for a book sale at our school in one week's time! Arrrgh, impossible! My To-Be-Read pile is still ginormous! I would actually really like to get into the new Robin Hobb book, but I just have to read a few romance books that I was given, because I can't set them free without giving them a chance!

Here is what I read this week:


My reviews for these books are over at my other blog Owl Book Reviews.

In other news; I have been rearranging our school library so the teenagers have an area of fiction with books written for their age group. These books had previously been filed with the junior fiction, and were hard to find:

Hopefully with some promotion, they will venture in and start borrowing, as the general interest of the teens in the library has all but disappeared over recent years. Does anyone have any tips they can share about getting teens into the library? Please share in the comments if you do.

Going to visit Book Journey now, as Sheila is always very inspiring and has awesome bookish adventures.

Until next time...

Monday, 11 August 2014

What Are You Reading?

Hello! Two weeks in a row I've posted; I'm on a roll!
This week you can find my reviews for these books at my blog Owl Book Reviews:


I am now onto the biggest read of my To-Be-Read shelf because I want to sell a heap of my books in a sale at my school. I know it's nice to keep them all, but it's for a good cause. I will only be holding onto books I've given a five star rating, because they are close to my heart. Besides, it leaves me heaps of space for new books, hee, hee. (My hubby's already worried that I'll take 200 books to the sale and come back with 300. It's quite possible too!)

So you will be seeing a lot of reviews for books that have sat for a very long time, because I always tend to read new titles or recommends rather than ones I've picked up second hand. I have stacked all the ones I expect to sell by my bed, and it looks quite daunting, but it will be an enjoyable challenge.

Before I get back to it I'm off see the latest book reviews from my friends at Sheila's blog;

where I know I will get a ton more recommends. Ah, me, what's a girl to do?

Until then...

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

What Are You Reading?

I'm still alive! I know, I know, I never post on my blog anymore, but I always want to and just never have the time. Still I'm here to let you know that I'm reading more than ever, and have started posting my reviews again on my blog Owl Book Reviews. You can read my reviews for these books there:


And in exciting news...I met Robin Hobb!!!!! She was at Supanova in Perth in July and I was just beside myself waiting to meet her. I could feel myself welling up while I was in line, and I just had to hold it back, but I was trembling the whole time. I really wanted to hug her! Authors are the new rock stars.

Next week her new book Fool's Assassin is released and I cannot wait! I've already read the ibooks sample, so now I'm truly pumped!

Popping over to Sheila's awesome blog now to catch up with some old reading friends:

Until next time...


Wednesday, 8 January 2014

It's 2014!

I'm back!!!  It's the New Year and I thought I'd  have a go at getting back into my blog. Those wonderful people who have been here before will notice I've given the blog a makeover by sharing a pic, from our recent camping adventure, of the beach at Geraldton. I really love taking photos of pretty landscapes. 

 Also, I've chosen a word to inspire me this year:

I chose this word because, although I spend a lot of time thinking, researching, and planning, I don't always feel confident about seeing my ideas through.
Well, this year I'm going to be more decisive and actually get things done!

Some of the to dos on my list are:

Eat healthy and exercise daily
Shop ethically and chemical-free
Hand in reports before everyone else!
Clear the clutter in our shed 
Clear the clutter in the study
Renovate the kitchen!!!
Keep up with my blog
Share adventures we've had in the last six months!

There are other things I have in mind,
but I don't want to jinx myself too much by sharing them yet!

Have you chosen a motivational word for the year?
Share it here!

I'll write again soon. Hugs xxx