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If you're in the US, do you have Monday off from work or school, to observe President's Day? All of us at our home do, which is lucky because this isn't a day that every company or institution observes with a day off. Even though it's not been too long since the Christmas and New Year holiday season, I'd been pining for a vacation for a while - something either low-key or relaxing that even the kids will enjoy.


Currently This post is coming to you from the Music City - Nashville - where we are spending the long weekend. We are technically here only for two days and will leave early on Monday so that we are home in time to pick our dog from boarding. Although I don't personally care much for the music scene other than to listen to what's popular on the radio, I had been hoping to stop by Nashville someday and check it out.

We are staying at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, which is a sight in itself, with its acres and acres of gardens and walkways. It's def…

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- May 03, 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
I didn't do much reading this week, mainly because of work burnout. I spent much of the weekend sleeping and catching up with my online life. Here's what I finished:
- A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
- Push by Sapphire

Books reviewed
- The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice (Audio Book)
- Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden (Don't forget to sign up for a giveaway of Glorious)

I am currently reading

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman: A friend of mine in Goodreads recommended this book to me. It's reading a bit slow, but it's getting interesting. Laura Lippman's writing style is definitely captivating.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling: I couldn't make much progress on this book over the week, but I can't wait to get back to Muggleworld Hogwarts.

My reading plans for the next week


Lately, I've read some good reviews of The Lumby Lines by Gail Fraser. The synopsis of this book has interested me enough to want to try this, I haven't read much lit on the laid-back mid-west, so this is something that I am looking forward to.

The other two are group reads for two of my book clubs. Susan @ Black-Eyed Susan's first recommended Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman. It's been a really long time since I last read a book based in India (hint, hint to self). It will be as close to returning home as possible, for now.

Two months back, I read a lot of reviews of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. The subject matter and the reviews interested me enough to want to read this. I am not sure if I will get the time to get to it, but it's worth a try!



Did you sign-up for the Glorious giveaway?

Comments

Anonymous said…
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet looks really really good. Happy reading this week :)
Rebecca Chapman said…
I have never ready anything by Nicholas Sparks, but I think I should get into it.

I finished of the Goblet of Fire this week and am starting on Order of the Phoenix. Ah, good old hoggy Hogwarts (isn't that what the sorting hat sings?)
Jan von Harz said…
I need to go back and reread all the Hp books, although I really don't have time now. Hope you continue to enjoy them. Have a great week.
Introverted Jen said…
I really, really want to read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. It sounds so good! Enjoy!
bermudaonion said…
It looks like you're in for some good reading!
PUSH is SO on my TBR (and near the top), but it is constantly checked out of my school library. I'll probably wait until summer then check out all the books I've been drooling over all school year!
Lydia said…
The Lumby Lines is SUCH a cute book. And it's the perfect compliment to the tear-jerking of Hotel. Great reading for you this week.

Here is my Monday: http://thelostentwife.net/2010/05/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-19/
Kristen said…
Climbing the Stairs looks great. I love books set in India. And I've seen really good reviews of The Lumby Lines recently too which crack me up because I have had that book sitting on my shelves since it came out years ago and now I'm all fired up to actually read it. Weird how the publishing/reviewing cycle works!
Tales of Whimsy said…
Climbing the Stairs has a mesmerizing cover.
Wendy said…
Hang in there with the Lippman novel - that ended up being a GREAT book for me...by the end you will definitely be captivated :) Looking forward to your review.
Bibliobabe said…
"What the Dead Know" was my first Lippman book. I really got into it. You will love "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" - I thought it was amazing.

Here's mine:
Bibliobabe

Happy reading this week!
I have to read Laura Lippman. I had one of her books checked out and had to return it unread because it was late. Now I am "that girl" that has to check books out again :)

Have a great week of reading!
I hope you enjoyed Push! I didn't get to finish that book, but I read the majority of it.
Lisa said…
Boy were the two books you finished this past week as different from each other as they could be!
Betty said…
I loved the entire Harry Potter series. There were alot of rainy days this week so started an interesting new crime fiction book called The Ovary Wars by Mike Hogan. So far, it's very thought provoking and provides a look at what non-violent bloodless terrorism could could do the the US.
Ash said…
The midwest is laid-back?!?!?! Who knew? ;)

I'm at work burn out right now. Obviously, because I'm avoiding my paper. Goblet of Fire is my favorite HP book. Hope you're enjoying it!
Christina T said…
Climbing the Stairs and Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet both sound good to me. I hope you enjoy your reading this week. It is always a joy to reread the HP books. I want to try to reread all of them this year before I watch Deathly Hallows part I.

Have a great week!

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