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Gah, October? Where did the year go? I'm suddenly realizing we are entering the busiest season of the year and there's going to be tons to do for the next three months. It is unseasonably warmer right now, which makes it harder to believe that it's October. The colors have started changing but it's almost like the trees don't care and aren't even trying to put up a show.  Renovation updates At this point, we have completed two weeks in our house while under renovation. Yes, it's every bit as irritating, annoying, frustrating, dusty, and allergy-triggering as they say a renovation can be. But it's also oddly fascinating seeing your house ripped down to the subfloor and peeking inside walls at the things that are typically hidden inside one. It was also satisfying seeing progress made - there's a wall one day, no wall the next day, and then all openings patched up the third day. This coming week is going to see the most progress - the hardwood flooring

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.