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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 15, 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
I spent most of last week spring cleaning - my house, my laptop, my Google reader, my pending tasks from eons ago. So my reading didn't get anywhere. Zilch, I would say! Though I would have completed a couple, if some unexpected tasks didn't turn up.

I am currently reading

Liar by Justine Larbalestier: Last 2 discs. Really good read, though I won't recommend the audio book to you!


White Oleander by Janet Fitch: OMG! Did ever say this book isn't holding my interest? Now where is that offending post! I echo all of you who commented that this book is excellent. I'm glad I listened to you. I must have been out of my mind when I said I couldn't get into it. Correction: I couldn't put it down!!




My reading plans for the next week

Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel: I will be picking this one up soon as I am done with White Oleander. I'm reading this one for the Spotlight Series, which incidentally started yesterday, so don't forget to visit the tour-stops of the same.



Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden: I received this one for review last month, and plan to read it this week.







Comments

Jennifer said…
You have the best line-up! I have read everyone on your list and they are amongst my all time favourites. Enjoy your books, I am fairly positive you will! I know I did. If you are interested my Monday is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-15.html
Cat said…
Sounds as though you have some good choices this week. Look forward to reading your Spotlight review.

Happy reading!
Oh, very nice! I'm interested in reading your reviews. I'll be waiting!

Emidy
from Une Parole
Eva said…
I really enjoyed Sugar-I hope you do too! :)
Bibliobabe said…
Ohhh, I did love White Oleander! After you finish, it will stick with you for a long time.

I have seen Sugar on tons of lists today! It must be good...

Here's mine:
http://www.bibliobabe.com/?p=821

Have a great reading week!
White Oleander is a favorite of mine. Sugar looks fascinating.

Here's my post:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_15.html
Lydia said…
Hmm.. Adding White Oleander to my TBR list now!

Here is my Monday: http://thelostentwife.net/2010/03/14/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-12/
Liar is on my TBR! And from your comment - not on my TBLT (to be listened to) LOL

Enjoy this week as well - Sugar looks like it could be really good!
jlshall said…
Those are some intriguing books on your list! I've been letting spring cleaning take the place of reading, too. Definitely prefer reading! Enjoy your books this week.
Shay said…
I had some issues getting into White Oleander too. Once I was in I was hooked.

I think I may add Sugar to my TBR.

Happy reading!
Dana said…
Oh, I can't wait to hear what you think of Liar - bummer that the audio isn't great, or so it sounds. And I hope you enjoy Last Night in Montreal - another one I'm hoping to read sometime.
Anonymous said…
I've heard good things about Sugar. Enjoy your reading!
The1stdaughter said…
Isn't that just how it is? You end up with a couple of "random" things coming up during the week and all your reading just goes down the drain! But I'm glad to hear you were able to get so much else accomplished! The Google Reader is a huge one!

Can't wait to hear about Sugar! Hope you have a fabulous reading week!
Introverted Jen said…
I just read a good review of Sugar. I hope you enjoy it!
I have both of these books to read as well. Now all I need is time, time, time--enjoy!