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A library haul after months | Notes from my Reading

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? -- Apr 12, 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 Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark (To be reviewed)

Books reviewed from the previous week
- The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
- Revisiting Hogwarts Feature Part 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

I am currently reading

The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice: I didn't really get anywhere with this book last week. I kept getting sidetracked and picked other books over this.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling: I am halfway through this book and might finish it in a couple of days. From this book onwards, I don't want to rush through the series, but rather read it slow enough and enjoy the journey!

My reading plans for the next week

Columbine by Dave Cullen: I planned to start this book last night, but Harry Potter kept me busy. I'll be hoping to start this today. After reading the plenty of good reviews, I can't wait to read this. It's a huge book and may take me some time to get through it.
Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden: This is my next book to read. But whether or not I get to it this week, depends on whether I finish the huge tome that is Columbine.



Comments

Great reads you are working on - I love all things Harry Potter so enjoy the book and your week! :D
Introverted Jen said…
Love Azkaban!

Columbine just sounds tough on a lot of levels, and I admire you for taking it on. I don't think I could. Sometimes I prefer to keep my head in the sand.

Enjoy your books this week!
Ana S. said…
Oh, Prisoner of Azkaban! Probably my very favourite Harry Potter book :D
Care said…
I'm reading nonfic Woman by Natalie Angiers and fiction PS I Love You by Cecilia Ahern.
PS - I've only read one HP and I'm not even sure it was the first one or the second.
Azkaban is my fave HP book. And Columbine is such an interesting book. Looking forward to your thoughts on it!
Tales of Whimsy said…
O I LOVE sister books.
NancyO said…
I absolutely cannot wait to see your review on Columbine. I have it sitting right here waiting to be read. After you read that one, try Simon Lelic's A Thousand Cuts.

have a lovely week.
I've heard good things about Columbine as well. I'm curious to see what you think of it.

Enjoy your reading week!
bermudaonion said…
This is a sad week to read Columbine, but I'm really anxious to see what you think of it.
Christina T said…
I hope you are enjoying your rereading of the Harry Potter books. I'll be curious to see what you think of Columbine.

Have a great week!
Chrissie said…
I really enjoyed the Undomestic Goddess. I still haven't read any of the Harry Potter books *hiding face in shame* but I definitely want to make a start on them soon.
Nise' said…
Excellent reading week. If you like The Geometry of Sisters be sure to read The Deep Blue Sea for beginners as it is Pell and Lucy Davis' story.
Anonymous said…
I have heard awesome things about Columbine; I remember watching the news clips when that horrible tragedy happened.
Alyce said…
You're a book ahead of me again with the HP series. My oldest son is loving the audiobooks, my youngest not so much because he wants to be noisy and we are always shushing him so we can hear the book.

I've been wanting to read Columbine and even checked it out from the library, but other things came up and I didn't read it before I had to return it.
Aleksandra said…
Great picks :) Happy reading!
Becca said…
Great books going on! Interesting that you picked Columbine to read so soon after reading Virginia Tech Remembers.