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Family Time and Changes Galore | Weekly Snapshot

There has been so much going on over here and so much changing soon. I wish I could say I was reading a lot, but it's feeling like a luxury at the moment. 

Family visitLast week, we had my husband's brother and his wife drive down from Boston and stay with us for the week. It had been months since we enjoyed anyone's close companionship for that long so we all enjoyed the time together. We were very sad to say our goodbyes. I hope we can all return to the pre-March era soon. 
While they were here, we celebrated the girl's birthday. (I feel like I have been talking about birthdays on this blog for the past many weeks but we are done for the year! Next birthday is in March.) My daughter had wanted a unicorn cake, and that's exactly what we got, so that made her day. For her birthday present, we wanted to take her to a store and get her a bike but stock is incredibly low. Last week, she had just mastered riding a bike (no training wheels, she went straight from balance …

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!!
Introverted Jen said…
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.