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It's the Island Life | Weekly Snapshot

By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

Look at what just arrived! - Apr 19, 2010

mailboxmonday This meme is hosted by Marcia @ The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do).

I ran to the post office twice last week inquiring about a package that they said wouldn't fit into my mailbox. First time, they said they couldn't find it. Now, I was sure it was a book. And them saying they couldn't find it bled my heart. Scandalous, really! I didn't even know where the package was supposed to be from. When he asked me about it, I was clueless. Luckily, they called me the next day saying they located it. Phew! Else, this post might have turned into a rant!

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens (Received via Shelf Awareness)


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva @ A Striped Armchair and Marg @ Reading Adventures that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

On a whim, I went to the university library last week, to take a break from my research, and picked these books. I've been feeling disgusted about rape over the last week. (I always feel disgusted with it, of course, but last week, the feelings just touched sky high.) So I picked these two and placed a hold on Push.


  1. The Color Purple by Alice Walker: This book needs no introduction. I read a quarter of the book when I was once waiting for my cousin at a bookstore. I couldn't wait to pick it up again!
  2. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson: I spoke about this book first during last week's Friday Finds. I was glad to hear so many of you recommend it. So far, I've only been able to read a few pages, but once my current read is over, I will be picking it up!
What do you think of any of these books?

Comments

Wendy said…
I also got Still Missing - I think it looks really good!!
I'm glad they found your book! My mail lady is awful and I could rant about her for a long time.

I have The Color Purple lying around in one of my unread stacks. I haven't even seen the movie or anything.
Dana said…
Oooh Speak is a great book... enjoy!
Mary (Bookfan) said…
Still Missing is on a lot of lists this week. Hope you enjoy it!
The Color Purple and Speak in the same week! What a wonderful duo. I can't wait to hear what you think of Speak in particular; it is so good!
bermudaonion said…
You need a bigger mailbox! LOL I don't know how you stood it so long. I've read The Color Purple and Speak and they're both fantastic. Enjoy!
Jenny Q said…
I got Still Missing, too. I've got The Color Purple on my shelf but I've never actually read it. I'm trying to squeeze in some more classics this year! Here's my Mailbox.
Alayne said…
Still Missing looks good. Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
I had Santa bring me a big mailbox this year! No more chasing down mail! Still Missing looks very good!
Tales of Whimsy said…
Nice finds. I've never tried any of them :)
Minding Spot said…
Envious! I want to read Still Missing!!

Great bunch of books this week :) Enjoy!!
Still Missing looks a little creepy.

Here is my Mailbox list on Rose City Reader.

Happy reading!
Lisa said…
The Color Purple is marvelous and my daughter really loved Speak. I'm anxious to hear what you think of Still Missing.