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I don't know about you guys but this has been one of the longest weeks ever. With schools closed and work moved to home, this has been a new way of living. When the changes and shutdowns came just before last weekend, there was no time to really process the information. Within days, life had changed. And then on Monday, I reported to work, from my home, with kids also at home. It was when Friday finally rolled along that I felt the gravity of the situation, how we'll be rarely getting out for weeks, if not for months. How schools were likely going to be closed for months. How work still had to be done remotely or worse, there was no work to do anymore due to layoffs or a shutdown. How there was not going to be any dining in restaurants for months.


That was a very sobering thought. I didn't sleep until 1.30am that night.

How are you all doing? What are some of your tips to keep your sanity on while we get through this very difficult time? Some of you are in places that are …

Library Loot - Jan 17, 2010



Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva @ A Striped Armchair and Marg @ Reading Adventures that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

So after a month, I finally headed to the library, to pick a bunch of books for the rest of this month. Here's what I grabbed:




  1. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi. I devoured this book within a half hour of checking it out from the library.
  2. Daddy Long-legs by Jean Webster. This book was not on my reading plan for this month or year. But Aarti @ BOOKLUST and Nymeth @ things mean a lot posted raving reviews about this book that I had to pick it up.
  3. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. I know, I must be the last blogger to read this.
  4. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. I haven't heard many very good review of this book, and much as I am curious about reading this, I hope I won't be disappointed. It's a huge tome!
  5. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, Version 2.0 by Christopher Moore. My first by this author.
  6. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. This is the second time I am picking this book to read. The first time I started reading it, I wasn't much impressed by the first couple of pages. I want to give this one more try to see if the sentiment persists.
What do you think of any of these books?

Check out what others looted this week here!

Comments

Christine said…
Hi Aths!
Thanks for visiting my blog and checking out my library loot. I just finished BEAUTIFUL CREATURES yesterday and I loved it! I hope you enjoy it as well when you get to it.

You're not the last blogger to read BITTEN. I haven't read that series yet... and in fact have BITTEN on my TBR pile! OOps!

I also see we're in quite a few book challenges together. Good luck! :)
Susan said…
I read Bitten last year, and fell in love with Armstrong's "Women of the Otherworld" series. I can't wait to see what you think of it:)

As far as Her Fearful Symmetry is concerned, I'm another blogger with a bad review :( I had heard that if you enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife (as I did,) then you would be disappointed with HFS. I was really hoping for more...
Athira said…
Christine, thanks for stopping by! Glad to hear that you loved Beautiful Creatures! I'm happy I'm not the only one who hasn't read Bitten! That makes two of us. LOL!

Susan, I hope to fall in love with the series too! And yeah, I tremendously enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife, so I have really put a lot of expectations on this book. :(
Eva said…
I want to read Daddy Longlegs thanks to Ana and Aarti too! :)

I wish Embroideries had been longer-it was so interesting!
Kristen said…
The Stupidest Angel was my first Christopher Moore and I immediately zipped out to buy everything else the man has written. He's brilliantly hilarious. TSA has characters from many of his other books in it but it does work if you haven't read them as well. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Anonymous said…
Daddy-Long-Legs was one of my favourite books growing up! And I haven't read it in ages. Must see if I can get a copy. Hope you love it as much as I did all those years ago!
Athira said…
Kristen, glad that you liked "The Stupidest Angel"! That book was a hit-or-miss with many, so I sure hope to enjoy it. I haven't read any of his other books, so I hope I can still enjoy it without that previous knowledge of the characters.

olduvai, I hope you get a copy of Daddy Long-Legs!

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