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Despite so much going on over here between work, house projects, yard work, and just daily living challenges in this pandemic era, I've been able to squeeze in time to read as well, which I'm thankful for, because the news has been abysmal these past few weeks for various reasons and I'm continually worrying about where humanity is headed, even more so than I did before.

A library haul after months...My biggest highlight in books this past week was that the library opened for holds pickup. I'd been checking their website every week to find if next week was going to be the week it opened. So when the notice finally came through last week, I was beyond thrilled. I was also very unsure what books to request from the library since I had gotten very used to reading online. Still, I had a few requested when they called me to schedule a one-hour window for pickup. I did request a ton of books after that though, so I expect a bigger bag this week. 

Some of these are books to rea…

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- Jan 04, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading this week?
This is a weekly event hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog to celebrate what you are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Books completed last week
Zilch! I was on vacation and I could hardly find the time to lift a book. But now I have one lazy week ahead of me, and I just can't wait to get back to reading!!

I am currently reading

Haunted Ground by Erin Hart - This book has been lying on my bookshelf for 4 months. I have forever been picking it up to read and then putting it back after reading the first page. I feel the first page of a book is very important. If the first page turns me off, then I will keep bumping it down on my TBR shelf. Finally last week, when I found I only had immediate access to this book, I managed to get past the first page. Now, I am 83 pages in, and the story is gripping. Erin Hart has created a good double suspense, separated by centuries and I can't wait to see how she relates them.

My reading plans for the next week

The Bell JarThe Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: I've wanted to read this book for ages. I am real curious to find out how this successful woman, Esther Greenwood, gets through her mental breakdown. After reading this, I want to understand how this story was apparently a distress call for help by Sylvia Plath, who herself committed suicide at the age of 30.

Night Runner by Max Turner: A novel about a boy who doesn't yet know he's a vampire, and is on a race against time to trace his past and learn about some of the mysteries of his life.

Check out what others are reading here!

Comments

Marie said…
I read Haunted Ground a while back and I agree that it didn't grab me right away but it turned out to be really good!
Anonymous said…
I want so badly to read Night Runner by Max Turner and haven't had the time yet.
Athira said…
Marie, I am glad Haunted Ground eventually turned out to be worthwhile.

J. Kaye, I hope you get to read Night Runner some time soon.
Stephanie said…
The cover of Night Runner is kind of mesmerizing. I really liked The Bell Jar. I was in high school, and I was suffering from depression myself so it really spoke to me. I also enjoyed Plath's poetry.
Athira said…
Laughing Stars, I really love the cover art of Night Runner. I went through a breakdown last year, and that made me more interested in The Bell Jar than ever.