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I've been having quite a few busy weekends and haven't been able to post often on Sundays.  Renovating I have dropped a teaser here a few times but here's the scoop finally - We are renovating a big chunk of our main level. We've been planning this for the past 6-7 months. It started as a kitchen renovation project but now includes flooring through the main floor and master bathroom. We will have the renovation crew start tomorrow and depending on when all the materials get in, it could be 1.5-3 months before they are done. I just hope the flooring is done quickly because then we can reclaim some of the main floor back. Not having a kitchen for 2-3 months is going to be very challenging but we've been promised a small work area on the main floor where we can cook early morning and later in the evening. But I'm thinking more about the little things - making coffee while I work, taking care of the day to day activities - the upstairs and the basement can be used b

Library Loot - Feb 10, 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!

More holds of mine came through, last week! (Together, of course ::groan::). No complaints, this time, since I had been waiting for a couple of them since forever!

  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett: I'm reading this one currently, and so far find it true to its promise!
  2. The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch: The mystery in reverse! I'm not exactly sure when I'll read this, but it should be before the Thursday of next week, since it's due then!
  3. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs: I'm reading this with some ladies from a Goodreads club. So far, I've heard mixed reviews about this book, and unwittingly fell upon some spoilers. Anyways, I'll be starting this one too next week.
  4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare: I read this in one sitting, the day I picked it up. It's such a quick read in spite of the 450-odd pages. I'll be reviewing it during the weekend.
What do you think of any of these books?


Cat said…
Glad you're enjoying The Help - I loved it. The other titles I haven't read.

My loot this week was all holds too....and the pile gets bigger and bigger!
Eva said…
I only read Friday Night Knitting Club, which I'm in the minority camp of not liking too much. But I hope you enjoy it more!
So many good books! Can't wait for your review on The Help. I feel like I'm the only person that hasn't read it yet! The 13th Hour looks freaking awesome too!
bermudaonion said…
I kind of gave up on the library because that's what would happen to me - all my holds would come in at once. Happy reading and keep warm!
Sandra said…
I have The Help on my tbr list. Everyone says it's good. The 13th Hour looks interesting. I had a whole pile of books show up from the library this week too so I know what you mean. Happy reading.
Tales of Whimsy said…
Sweet stack! I love putting my library to good use too ;)
pussreboots said…
Speaking of holds mine just came through too. You'll see them on a future library loot.
samantha.1020 said…
Everyone seems to enjoy The Help...I really need to give it a try myself. I've also been planning on reading the Mortal Instrument series but I haven't started it yet. Enjoy your finds ;)
YAY...The Help...awesome read. I have The 13th Hours as an audio but have not listened to it yet - enjoy!
Stephanie said…
I hope you enjoy The Help as much as I did!
I haven't read any of those, but many people seem to have enjoyed The Help. Hope you do, too!

Une Parole
Linda said…
I liked Friday Night Knitting Club. I didn't think I would. I have its sequel sitting on my shelf.
I'm in the miles long queue for The Help at the library!
Kristen said…
I'm glad The Help is living up to its promise. I need to read it this week or next as it's my book club's pick for the week.
Anonymous said…
I really enjoyed The Help, but I've never felt compelled to pick up the knitting one. Not in real life, nor in fiction, is knitting for me. ;)
Marg said…
I am hoping to read The Help in the next couple of weeks, and I really enjoyed the Cassandra Clare books.

Enjoy your loot!
WonderBunny said…
LOVED The Help! I hope you enjoy it.
Athira said…
Cat, I definitely am enjoying The Help! And I feel the same way, my library loot just keeps expanding!

Eva, so sorry you didn't like it. I haven't yet started it, but will be real curious to know which camp I fall in.

Steph, I hope you get to read The Help. It's awesome!!

Kathy, I'm stuck with the library till I get a job at least. ;-)

Sandra, I know that feeling well! All these books come in groups from the library! ;-)

Juju, you said i, girl!

pussreboots, gotta check them out!

samantha, hope you do get to both The Help and The Mortal Instruments series!

Diane, I'm curious to know how you will enjoy The 13th Hour!

Stephanie, Emidy, Ruthann, Thanks!

Linda, glad that you liked it! Hope The Help comes to you soon!

Kristen, eager to hear how you find it!

dolcebellezza, LOL, that's funny! :)

Marg, hope you enjoy The Help too!