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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? -- Mar 01, 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
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien - Re-read for the LOTR Read-along

Books reviewed from the week before
- The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch
- Open Season by Linda Howard

I am currently reading

Liar by Justine Larbalestier: I have to say this book is pretty interesting, though the narrator's shrilly dialogues are irritating my ears. I'm only on disk 2, with 7 more left, and I listen an hour a day (when I hit the gym) so hopefully, I will complete this one within 7 gym days.


White Oleander by Janet Fitch: I couldn't get into this the first time, so I took a short break and returned back to it. I hope I'll complete this one this week itself.




My reading plans for the next week

Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel: I'm reading this one for the Spotlight Series, and am interested in this book for its theme as well - depression, obsession and compulsiveness. My review will come up only on March 23rd, but with a paper due on March 22nd, I don't want to wait till then to read it.



The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs: My slow last week didn't get me to this book as soon as I expected, but hopefully, this weekend will be spent on this one.





Comments

Dana said…
Oooh, Liar and Last Night in Montreal are both on my wishlist right now, can't wait to see what you think of them! Hope you have a great week of reading!
Introverted Jen said…
I'll be looking forward to more of your reviews! Enjoy your reading this week!
Lydia said…
i love, love the LotR trilogy. Such beautifully written books.

Here is my Monday: http://thelostentwife.net/2010/03/01/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-10/
Marce said…
Oh your week looks as good as last week.

Happy Reading Aths

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/03/what-are-you-reading.html
Jan von Harz said…
Looking forward to reading your review on Liar. The shrilly narrator is another reason I tend to not listen to books. Have a great week.
susan said…
I met a young social worker who told me she chose her field in part because of White Orelander.
Nise' said…
I listen to audio books while exercising too. Sometimes it is so good that I exercise longer to listen longer!
Care said…
I learned a LOT from White Oleander! It's disturbing. I think they did a decent job with the movie, too. AND I really look forward to your thots on Last Night in Montreal. :)
Bobbie said…
Sounds like you have a great reading week:)
Please check my Monday:)
http://tilwereadagain.blogspot.com/2010/03/what-are-you-reading-monday.html
Anonymous said…
I haven't read any of these, but White Oleander looks like one I would enjoy. Have a great reading week!
jlshall said…
I've heard good things about White Oleander, but it sounds like it might be a little too intense for my tastes. Definitely want to read The Friday Night Knitting Club, though. Hope you enjoy all your reads this week.
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Tales of Whimsy said…
Liar is supposed to be good :)
Kristen said…
I've heard only raves for Last Night in Montreal but there's something that keeps holding me back from reading it myself. Can't quite put my finger on it.
I just picked up 13th Hour from the library and I was wondering why I requested it. I didnt even know if it was an error.... but now seeing your review of it here I remember it was your review that caused me to put a gold on the book. :)

Have a super weekend!
Athira said…
Thanks everyone! I'm late replying here, though I do read your comments as soon as I get them!

susan, you've inspired me by that comment. I'm going to definitely read White Oleander this week!

LOL, Sheila, hope you enjoy it!