Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hauling Sunday LXXXV

LOL, okay, so perhaps saying that everything would be back on track by Monday was me being a bit too optimistic ^_^; Although I truly believed it when I wrote it... Of course, that was before I crashed down due to jet-lag two days in a row. However, I'm thankful to the jet-lag because it's been allowing me to wake up at 4am to watch the Olympic Games! And no, me coming home in time for the Olympic Games was not a happy coincidence. LOL, I know, I'm obsessed, no need to tell me :P

Aside from the Olympic Games, I'm also trying to catch up on other TV shows such as White Collar, Masterchef Australia... and Masterchef Australia All-Stars has just started! Yep, yep, very busy TV-wise, but that's how I like it! We're also slowly settling back home me and my sister - laundry, grocery shopping and cooking. And in the meantime, I've been trying to catch up on my reading :) But I promise, there are some stories and pictures of my trip coming!

So guess what is one of the first thing I did once I came home? Yep, I headed for the bookstore. I just couldn't help it! Hey, after all, I haven't bought any books for three weeks! LOL. Are you curious to know what I got?

Off the Menu by Stacey Ballis - This book caught my eyes when I was looking at new releases for our monthly post at Breezing Through. The blurb sounded really good and while I was away, Ames read and enjoyed it. So it was on my list to get as soon as I came home :)

Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews - Do I need to say anything? Kate and Curran are not the main characters, but it's set in their world... I'm so in!

That Thing Called Love by Susan Andersen - Ms Andersen is an author I enjoy a lot and so, she's an auto-buy for me. Doesn't that cover scream summer? :P


And while I was gone, this came in the mail:

Paradise by Jill S. Alexander - This is a book that has been on my radar for a long time because Ames read and enjoyed it so much. It's finally been released in paperback format and so, I snagged it at a good price on Book Depository :)


And there we go :) Really good haul to come back home to :P So anything I forgot or missed while I was away?


  1. The Olympic Games! Yeah! I'll try to keep up with them as much as I can while I'm away...

    That Thing Called Love and Gunmetal Magic, two books that will be read by moi. :D

  2. I didn't realise that Masterchef Allstars had started here yet, let alone over there!

  3. I am so glad you're home and I'm not surprised you went to the bookstore right away. LoL. Good haul!

  4. Off the Menu looks nice!!
    I like it

    You know, I've never been able to get into Masterchef Australia, but I like the US one though I think no one else does.
    'nway, the Olympics are amazing!!!

  5. I'm addicted to the Olympics too so I'm right there with you. I'm really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Off the Menu. I know that Ames read that one and enjoyed it.

  6. You went to the bookstore already? Somehow I don't think anyone's surprise. LOL

    I need to get the Andrew's book. I find I'm looking forward to it even w/o Kate & Curran

  7. Hilcia - Wooohooo indeed! I've been pretty much glued to the Olympics coverage and waking quite early to catch as much as I can LOL.

    How is your vacation? I hope you're enjoying yourself Hils! Did you read any of the books yet? I just finished That Thing Called Love and about to start Gunmetal Magic :)

    Marg - LOL, yes :) Started last Thursday! I'm so excited! And so far, so good! I love the interactions between all the competitors. The atmosphere seems a bit more relaxed, so they are goofing around a bit more :P

    Ames - LOL, what can I say... It was all planned in a way LOL. I knew getting back home, I'd want to pick up those books and it was on purpose I didn't pre-order them :P

    Alex - I enjoyed Off the Menu. Buddy review to come :P

    I prefer Masterchef Australia because I find the competitors are friendlier and more supportive of each other. Also, I feel the judges are more constructive than the American ones. The American version is just too drama-filled for me, but in a bad way...

    Olympics - so far, so good :P

    Rowena - So, what's your favorite moment so far? LOL, this morning, my sister and I were cheering for the Men's 8 in rowing at the top of our lungs LOL.

    As for Off the Menu, I enjoyed it, but I don't think I loved it as much as Ames did.

    Leslie - Yep I did and I know, nobody is surprised LOL.

    I'll be interesting to see how Gunmetal Magic turns out :P