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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 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
Both books weren't on my list for last week, so I guess my decision to be impulsive is paying off!
- City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
- Fireworks over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff

I am currently reading

Liar by Justine Larbalestier: 4 more discs left, but it has gotten really really interesting. I'm pretty curious to know how this is going to end!


White Oleander by Janet Fitch: This was on my list last week as well, but I had to set it aside to read a couple of books that came in for review.




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 had planned to read this one last week, but am yet to open it.



The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs: I'm not sure if I'll read this one, but hopefully, I will. I renewed it for the 2nd time, and if I don't read it by then, I'm giving up for now.






Comments

Deb K said…
I am following you from Book Blogs~Stop by me and follow too if you like!

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Dana said…
Ooh, Last Night in Montreal and Liar are both on my TBR - can't wait to see what you think of them!
Liar and the knitting club are both on my TBR list!
Michelle said…
I can't wait to see how you like White Oleander. It's one that I've had on lists ever since the movie came out (Even though I haven't seen the movie) but just haven't read yet.

PS - I'm ordering your prize book from Amazon right now, so it should be to your house within the week!
Jan von Harz said…
Still haven't read Liar Liar but plan too soon. Have a great week.
Introverted Jen said…
I'll be looking forward to your reviews! Fireworks Over Toccoa doesn't actually sound like my kind of book, but I'm really interested in it for some reason. Enjoy your books!

Mine is at The Introverted Reader
Unknown said…
I have White Oleander on my bookshelf. Maybe I should read it right now since I don't really know what to read next. No books coming in from the library hold list, no books bought from Borders, nothing in the mail.

Hmmm, I think I will! Then we can compare notes :)

Have a great week.

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Christina T said…
I've been curious about The Friday Night Knitting Club. It is always checked out at the library. How did you enjoy City of Glass? I loved that series and I'm looking forward to the next book. What did you think of Fireworks Over Toccoa? I have it to read but haven't started it yet.I hope you enjoy all your books.

Here is what I'm reading.
I am going to have to break down and get Liar...... now I have to decide - book or audio.... :)

Have a wonderful week!
Athira said…
Deb K, thanks a lot! :)

Dana, I'll be *hopefully* finishing both by this weekend!

Helen, I have to get to Knitting club, asap!

Michelle, I hope I will read White Oleander asap! For some reason, I keep putting it away. And thanks for the book again! Yay! I'll keep an extra eye on the post! :)

Jan von Harz, you have a great week too!

Jennifer G., I hope you will read Fireworks over Toccoa! I loved it!

Lynne, Yes please!! I'd love to discuss with you, Apparently, it's discussion material too!

Christina, I liked City of Glass much better than the previous two books! I'm glad it all tied back well in the end! Fireworks over Toccoa was awesome! I LOVED it!

Sheila, umm, unless you are an audio buff, I wouldn't recommend it. The narrator is so shrilly, it's jangling my nerves!
Cat said…
Look forward to your Spotlight review.

Have a great reading week!
NatalieSap said…
I've checked out and returned Liar without reading it far too many times. Somehow it always gets pushed to the bottom of the pile. :/ How are you liking it?
I need to put The Friday Night Knitting Club on my list of vacation reads - in the event that I actually do take a vacation in the near future.
Happy reading!
susan said…
Ah, someone closer to my own reading speed. I feel overwhelmed sometimes.

I enjoy learning about what you read.
Athira said…
Cat, I am guilty of pushing that read twice already! I HAVE to read it this week!

NatalieSap, Liar is actually pretty interesting and I think the reading experience will be better than the listening experience for that book! You should try it sometime!

susan, thanks a lot! :)