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   Published : 2021   ||    Format : print   ||    Location : Colombia ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   What was it about the country that kept everyone hostage to its fantasy? The previous month, on its own soil, an American man went to his job at a plant and gunned down fourteen coworkers, and last spring alone there were four different school shootings. A nation at war with itself, yet people still spoke of it as some kind of paradise.. Thoughts : Infinite Country follows two characters - young Talia, who at the beginning of this book, escapes a girl’s reform school in North Colombia so that she can make her previously booked flight to the US. Before she can do that, she needs to travel many miles to reach her father and get her ticket to the rest of her family. As we follow Talia’s treacherous journey south, we learn about how she ended up in the reform school in the first place and why half her family resides in the US. Infinite Country tells the story of her family through the other protagonist, El

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?


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.
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:
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 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:

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!