Thursday, October 8, 2009

something different!

ok girls i have little challenge for you all...this month i would like you to pick up an autobiography or true story to read....for the last few months we have read lots and lots of fiction and believe me i have LOVED it...but i thought we might try something different taking us way out of our comfort can choose the book for yourself but it must be a biography or true story of some kind......for example i am going to read " the time of our lives" by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi...let me know what you are going to read and send me a blurb if you can and i will post it up so we can all check them out....

happy reading !!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm so EXCITED!!!!!!!

and i just can't hide it......JR Ward has a new book out...the start of her Fallen Angels series called "Covet" sounds so awesome!!!! i have become a huge JR fan thanks to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series so i was so excited when i received an email yesterday saying "covet" had been released...i didn't even know it was coming so it was like chrissy for me...hehehehehehe...a quick email to my favourite bookshop ..RENDEZVOUS...and it is on it's way!!!! woohoo...happy dance time...hehehehhe.....i know what i'll be doing this weekend when the munchkins are sleeping.......what about you???? will you be picking up a book this weekend??? what will it be for you????

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's time to......

Tell me , Tell me ,Tell me...what did you think of Morrigan's cross???? i LOVED IT!!!! Nora Roberts is an AWESOME writer...i just love her ability to develop and blend a story..i love her characters who i always come to love and always want to see win out in the end...hehehe.......i loved Morrigan's cross so much i went on to read the rest of the trilogy....Dance of the gods and valley of silence.... i just had to see what happened to everyone....i just couldn't not see the whole story line i said...LOVED IT!!!!

so come on girls time to have your me something and i'll post it up!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sexy september draw!

ok girls here are your choose the book you want to read then send me a blurb about what you thought of it so i can post it here...

Nes ...Jodi Picoult

Sandy....Josephine Cox

Jules....Gena Showalter

Dawn...Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sunday, August 9, 2009

sexy september

for the september book i thought i would do a draw for each of us all something different to read and chat about let me know if you want to be in the draw and a couple of authors you would like put in as well...then i will draw a persons name then an will have free range to choose the book you read but it must be from the lucky dip authors how does that sound??? just thought it might be something bit different for us next month.....let me know if you want in..?????

Friday, August 7, 2009

shout out to

Rendezvous book store..i found this bookshop online a little while ago and i just wanted to let you all know about it....the ladies at Rendezvous are extremely nice and very helpful...they have an HUGE range of books to choose from at great prices and the postage is the best i have found the next time you are in a book shopping mood definately check them out.....i have added a link for you at the side of the blog....

our next book is.....

sorry girls the draw was delayed yesterday by me dropping a tool box of merv's onto my bad foot...let me tell you that was not a good idea!!! i have a big fat bruised foot now and i am not happy jan!!! oh well i guess if i can convince someone around this house to give a s..t then i might get some reading and rest time out of it all...bad way to do it but i might be lucky???? anyway i threw author names from our list into a bowl then once i had the author i drew out a book our book this month is........morrigan's cross by Nora Roberts (it is actually the first book in Nora's circle trilogy)

i have a blurb i tracked down for you below...i know for some of you this will be a very different genre but give it a go...i think we will all enjoy this one...

Nora Roberts is trully a fantastic writer who manages to write in so many different styles...i have become a huge fan!!! .....i will hopefully have this book by next weekend as i actually have it on layby and i'm going to work on the hubby to get it off for me..hehehe...worth a try hey? so any of the local girls who need to can borrow it from now the blurb....

Morrigan's Cross

Standing on the cliffs of 12th century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds. His enemy - the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith - has had over two thousand years' experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into her own kind - including Hoyt's brother, Cian. Now, Hoyt, a sorcerer, must travel across the world and through time to find and train the five others Morrigan has prophesised will join him as a circle and do battle against Lilith's army of vampires on Samhain in the land of Geall. Fate brings him first to Glenna Ward - a modern witch who can make her own kind of magic. Hoyt and Glenna find themselves drawn together, but is their love strong enough to survive not just the battle ahead but the centuries that separate them...? Morrigan's Cross is part of The Circle Trilogy, Nora Roberts' magical new series of paranormal romances. Six strangers - a sorcerer, a witch, a shape-shifter, scholar, warrior and vampire - find danger, friendship and the chance of love, as they unite in a battle against an ancient evil...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

my book list

so far this year i have been listing all the books i have read and putting them onto the list in order...but i am getting lazy now and will be just adding them to the top of the list as i read them...bugger the order bit...there are too many now and it takes forever to move them to the bottom...then when you do it and forget to save the changes and it all gets lost it is damn annoying...hahahahaha..........

so far this year i have read 52 books but some i have re-read making the total read 75!!!! woohoo how cool is that!!!

Charlie St Cloud!

here is what the gorgeous Nes thinks of the book " the life and death of Charlie st Cloud"


A really great read...Ben Sherwood writes in such a way that you get lost in all the mystery and emotion. You feel like you're right there beside Charlie as he goes from day to day. I did really enjoy this's a little out of my usual genre, but I enjoyed it all the same. Now I can't wait for the movie...see how they adapt it to the big screen....which by the way is being filmed now, due for release in 2010...and stars Zac Efron...hehehe!!

so come on girls who else has read it???? and what did you think??

i will be posting the next book this afternoon after i do a random draw for the author and then title!

Friday, May 8, 2009

charlie St cloud

i finally have a copy of the book from april " the death and life of charlie st cloud" ...what a bargain too...when i ordered the book i was told it would be about $20-$ i get there yesterday with my $5 off voucher ready to pay the rest and wow it was marked down to $ it cost me nothing!!! woohoo my way to shop...hahahhaa....

anyway here is the blurb from the back of the book for those of you who haven't been able to read it yet:

" when he was a boy, Charlie St cloud almost perished in a car crash that that killed his little brother, Sam. Years later, charlie is still trying to atone for his loss. It is only when he meets Tess Carroll, a captivating, adventurous yachtswoman, that he is faced with a choice - between death and life, the past and the present, holding on and letting go. the death and life of charlie st cloud is a romantic and exhilarating novel about second chances and the liberating power of love."

sounds good looking forward to starting it but as i have started this months book " my memory keepers daughter" i had better be a good girl and finish that first...hahahaha...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dawns pick!!

ok time for dawn's pick for the book club for May........i know some of us are still waiting for charlie but in the meantime maybe you can read this then backtrack to charlie....


here is the blurb from the book cover for you:

this stunning novel begins on a winters night in 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr David henry to deliver his own twins. His son, first born, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognises that his daughter has Down Syndrome. For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split second decision that will haunt all their lives forever. he asks his nurse, caroline, to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own.
Compulsively readable and deeply moving, " the memory keepers daughter" is a brilliantly crafted story of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love...

i for one and going to have the tissues ready for this one but it might just be me as this will cut close to the heart......i have this book already so any of the local girls who would like to read this months pick are welcome to borrow it once i have it finished.....

chat soon...happy reading...jules xx

harvesting the heart!

julie's say:

well i loved it...i might just be a jodi picoult fan now.....i did struggle a little at first when not only did she alternate from person to person but past to present with in each person as well...was probably just me and my lack of brain cells....hahaha....but when you get a little further into it and it just goes from paige to nicholas i was hooked and just had to find out what was going to could never predict a single thing....i loved that!!!! you would think that maybe a certain thing was going to happen then bam she would hit you with something completely different.......i wanted to have that happy ending though...would have like to have been 100% sure that max was ok and that they were going to be back at it my own little version i like to believe that they do all get that happy ending they all so deserve!!!

Nes's say.........

What a brilliant writer. She keeps you hanging on all the way. I was a little sad with the way it ended...I wanted to be sure that the little one was definitely OK. I love how she told the story from 2 different perspectives...and that I got to be tangled up in all that happened to Nicholas and Paige. What a fantastic story teller. Again the book is not my normal sort of genre, but I really did enjoy it the 2nd time around.

I'm loving what I'm getting out of this book club...different genre's that I normally wouldn't look twice at...even my own choice of book is not what I would normally read.


Friday, April 24, 2009


the book for this month...yeah i know it is nearly "the death and life of charlie st cloud" by Ben Sherwood choosen by the gorgeous Nes!! we have had a bit of fun over here tracking it down but i think we have it on it's way so all will be sounds like a really good book so i am looking forward to getting stuck into it!!!

as you can guess because we are starting reading this one so late we will extend the deadline to have it read by as well.... i will still post the may book choice soon so you can read that while waiting for your turn with charlie....

HARVESTING THE HEART what did everyone think of it??? did you like it??? are you now a jodi fan???? come on girls let me know,...... sandy will be posting her review on the book soon (yes the month you choose the book to be read, you do the review...hahahaha) so in the meantime let us know what you thought of it.......i am keeping my thoughts to myself until the reveiw is up...hehehehehe....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sandy says!!!

Sandy says the book to read for march is "harvesting the heart" by Jodi have until the 6th of april ( a little longer cause i am posting it so late) to read it then we will have a chat about it........ enjoy ladies!!

i will be posting reviews from some of the other girls about "the wedding" soon so make sure you come back to see what they thought of it!

"The Wedding"

i apologise that it has taken so long to kick things off with our book fault completely so let get going hey girls!!!!

"the wedding" by Nicholas sparks was the first book for our little book club to read and i must admit it took me a little while to get into it...i think it was just that i have been reading a lot of paranormal romances lately so i had a bit of fun getting back in the real world and away from vampires, lykae, valkyrie, witches, demons etc etc......
anyway once i got into it a little further i did enjoy it but i still can't say i would rave endlessly about it.....i enjoyed it don't get me wrong...and i didn't see that it was really their wedding..i thought he was maybe going to re-do their vows after the daughters wedding so that was a nice twist...and i just knew the swan would be there.....go the swan!!! that was a really nice element that i loved!!.....
i can relate..unfortunately to some of the content...especially the being forgotten on special occasions so that helped to draw me into how jane must have been feeling but i think wilson redeemed himself ...his plans were totally romantic and wouldn't be forgotten for a long over all i think it was a feel good book that gives you a really nice warm fuzzy feeling....and there needs to be more wilson's in the world......

Thursday, January 22, 2009

first book!

our first book to read is .........drum roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"WEDDING" by Nicholas have until wednesday february 25th to have the book read as we will get together that day to chat about it.....

for the months to follow:
: Sandy will choose for March
: Nes will choose for April
: Dawn will choose for May
: Jules will choose for new members join us they will be added to the order...if not then we will continue in this order...........

let's get reading!!!!

i am really looking forward to this one girls! so i guess some of you are wondering about the name hey??? well as you all know by now i am totally addicted to bon jovi so Sandy came up with the title from one of their songs....the song is "sleep when i'm dead" but one of the lines in the song is "Live while i'm alive , sleep when i'm dead"....way to go girl! i loved it so here it is!!! hahaha.....rather appropriate at the moment as i have been staying up late every night reading...sleep isn't really happening much...hahahaha....

so anyway the ladies who have join in so far have given me the names of some of their fav authors ( which you can see listed on the side of the blog) and from that i have made a huge list of books up.....some of them i will list here now to give you an idea of the books we will be reading.

to get us started i am going to place the names of some of these books into a draw....then i will draw names from a hat to place us into an order for choosing the books each month.....basically taking it in here are some that will be going into the draw this month...

"pride and predjudice" jane austen
"drop dead beautiful" jackie collins
"undead and unwed" mary janice davidson
"harvesting the heart" jodi picoult
"twilight" stephenie meyer
"wildwood dancing" juliet marillier
"eragon" christopher paolini
" wedding" nicholas sparks
"amazing grace" dannielle steel
"blood brothers" nora roberts
"the persimmon tree" bryce courtenay
" the loner" josephine cox
" antony and cleopatra" colleen McCullough

the above list is just a few i have here to kick us off...if you think of others you would like added simply email the title name to me or add it here in the comments section.....

i will do the draw soon and post it for you so you can find it and start reading...have fun ladies...