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It got busy this week! Lots going on at home, work, and otherwise as well.  Life My daughter's school decided to close on Friday, along with several other schools in the area, with some being closed from Thursday. Not enough staff. The school had been on a mask mandate since the beginning of the pandemic, dropping it only for one week when the pandemic had appeared to have stabilized last year. And yet, they dropped the mandate completely at the beginning of this year, when cases were exponentially rising, only to bring it back again starting next week. I've gone from being very annoyed to angry to feeling fatigue in these first two weeks already. I won't lie - we all mask around here and try to avoid going where we don't have a need to be in, and still, we are not taking anything close to the extreme precaution we all took at the beginning of the pandemic. I cannot and don't want to keep my kids home - I have at least that much faith in the schools' precautions

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!
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!