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By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- Feb 08, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading this week?
This is a weekly event initially hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog, now by Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books, to celebrate what you are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Books completed last week
- Rainwater by Sandra Brown (To be reviewed this week)
- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (To be reviewed this week)

Books reviewed from the week before
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Say you're one of them by Uwem Akpan

I am currently reading

The Chopin ManuscriptThe Chopin Manuscript by Jeffery Deaver (Audio book): Not much progress on this one yet! I hope to complete it this week!


RainwaterThe Help by Kathryn Stockett: One of the must-reads of 2010 finally in my hands!! I had been waiting for this book from last October, so it definitely feels good to finally be able to read it. So far, I am just a few pages in, but it's pretty engrossing!




My reading plans for the next week

RainwaterThe 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch: This thriller is told in reverse! The protagonist goes back in one hour increments to prevent a crime. The synopsis of this book is very interesting, and I had been on-hold for this one since it released in December.



Not my DaughterPrecious / Push by Sapphire: This is another book I've been itching to read for some time. Only 192 pages. So I'll be hoping to read this one also this week!


Comments

Cat said…
I loved the Help so I do hope you enjoy it too.

Happy reading!
The 13th Hour is on my list. It sounds intriguing. Enjoy your books!
bermudaonion said…
I can't wait to see what you think of Push/Precious. Stay warm!
Ruth Schaller said…
Nice list of books!

Here's mine this week: http://ruthiesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_08.html

Hope you have a great reading week! :D
Zia said…
The 13th Hour sounds interesting and I loved the Mortal Instruments series!
Tales of Whimsy said…
Interesting dramatic week ahead :)
Hannah said…
the Mortal Instruments series was probably my favorite series read from last year. Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.

The 13th Hour is intriguing. I think I might just have to read it.
Tracy said…
Those books sound interesting. Have a great week
Jennifer said…
Great week and line-up. I have no idea how I missed Deaver's The Chopin Manuscript, I shall be adding it to my list. Happy reading and I look forward to the reviews. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-8.html
I need to get into the "City Of's"... my friend in my book club is reading them and loving them!
Kristen said…
I'm about to pick up The Help too as it's my book club read for the month. Happy reading this week.
Michelle said…
I've got PUSH sitting on my shelf as part of a book challenge. Enjoy!
The1stdaughter said…
Great week last week and some good looking books this week. I loved City of Bones and the follow-ups, can't wait for the next in the series!
Alaine said…
I have The Help on audio and really want to listen to it. Can you believe I've never read The Hobbit, it's on my must read list!
Athira said…
Kathy, I hope to start Precious soon!

Zia, the Mortal Instruments series is definitely interesting!

Juju, I know.. ::wink::

Hannah, I definitely enjoyed the first two books and am now waiting to read the third.

Jennifer, hope you enjoy The Chopin Manuscript!

Sheila, I hope you read them too!

Kristen, waiting to see what you think of The Help!

Michelle, I'll wait to see what you think of Push.

The1stdaughter, I'm with you too! I enjoyed the Mortal Instruments series.

Alaine, you should read The Hobbit! It is so very entertaining!!

Cat, Jennifer G, Ruth, Tracy, thanks ! :)