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I've been having quite a few busy weekends and haven't been able to post often on Sundays.  Renovating I have dropped a teaser here a few times but here's the scoop finally - We are renovating a big chunk of our main level. We've been planning this for the past 6-7 months. It started as a kitchen renovation project but now includes flooring through the main floor and master bathroom. We will have the renovation crew start tomorrow and depending on when all the materials get in, it could be 1.5-3 months before they are done. I just hope the flooring is done quickly because then we can reclaim some of the main floor back. Not having a kitchen for 2-3 months is going to be very challenging but we've been promised a small work area on the main floor where we can cook early morning and later in the evening. But I'm thinking more about the little things - making coffee while I work, taking care of the day to day activities - the upstairs and the basement can be used b

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.