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I almost didn't make it here today! It's been an insanely busy week that's going to continue into today. Life This week has been a combination of busy at work and busy at home. The kids did not have school on Monday, which is also typically my busiest day at work. So when Monday ended, I felt as if I sucked at both life and work. The rest of the week was better - at least I was able to keep work and life separate.  This weekend just happens to be one of those when I have so much to do - thanks to the many tasks and chores deferred from previous days/weekends. We were getting quotes for some home improvement projects, had to start prepping rooms for my parents' arrival next month (mainly because I still haven't moved my daughter's online school materials out of the room from the Fall school year), and do lots of seasonal shopping. If it weren't going to be constantly raining this entire weekend, I would be prepping my garden beds as well, but now that needs t

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.