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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

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- May 24, 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 exactly have my best week, so I managed to complete just one book.
- The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara

Books reviewed
- Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi
- The Lumby Lines by Gail Fraser
- The Arrival by Shaun Tan

I am currently reading

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See: No progress on this, I need to take my rusty old iPod out and get back to listening!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling: I am halfway through this book now and I'm hoping this will get me out of my reading funk!
The Lion's Game by Nelson DeMille: So far, I didn't find this book as good as Plum Island, but John Corey is still amazingly sarcastic and that's making for some good laughs.
One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: This is Chitra's first book that I am reading, and I'm finding her writing style quite engaging. So far, this book is going well, not amazing, but definitely interesting.





Comments

Yay, Goblet of Fire! I think that was one of my favourite HP books. I've got to re-read the series.
Zia said…
Love Goblet of Fire. The Motorcycle Diaries sounds interesting.
Jennifer said…
Great list of this week. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is brilliant. I hope you enjoy it. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-24-may.html
The1stdaughter said…
Nothing like a little Harry Potter to get you back into enjoying books again. It's hard when you hit a block, but sometimes a book that got you going in the past can help. It has for me I know!
Have a fantastic reading week and if you get a chance, stop by: Monday Reading's at There's A Book
Anonymous said…
Snow Flower is a good book: keep going, soon you'll be into it. Happy reading/listening!

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I loved The Goblet of Fire. Best out of the lot!

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Unknown said…
One Amazing Thing looks interesting. My Goodreads wishlist just keeps getting longer and longer! Have a good week!
Harry Potter is like taking a muscle relaxer Aths - puts you in the right mood again for books! I hope you are enjoying it, you know I am a fan :D

Have a super week!
Tea said…
I would love to read One Amazing Thing. You have read good books.
Tea said…
By the way I loved "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. I think the story is so uniquely different.
NancyO said…
I have Motorcycle Diaries sitting on my shelf. You inspired me to read Columbine (did you see the note from Dave Cullen on my blog about your comment, by the way?), so maybe I'll move Motorcycle Diaries up closer to the top of the TBR pile.

Have a lovely reading week!
Tales of Whimsy said…
One Amazing Thing has been on my list forever. I can't wait to see what you make of it.
Stephanie said…
I am intrigued by Motorcycle Diaries. I've had my eye on One Amazing Thing for a while -- it looks wonderful. And I love The Goblet of Fire -- it's probably my favorite Harry Potter.

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E.J. Stevens said…
Great list this week. :)

It's Monday! What I am reading is here and my 300 Follower Giveaway is here.

Happy reading!

xx,
E.J.
Can't wait to hear what you think of Snow Flower. And, of course, Harry Potter is always awesome!
Snow Flower sounds tempting...hope you enjoy your books.

Here's my Monday:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_23.html
Violet said…
Hooray for HP & the Goblet of Fire! Loved that one! Happy reading! :)

My Monday post is here. :)
Snowflower and the Secret Fan is one of the best books I've read.

My reads are up

http://achickwhoreads.blogspot.com/2010/05/what-are-you-reading.html
Beverly said…
Great books! Hope you find time to read and enjoy them! Have a great week! Stop by and check out what I got at The Wormhole
Unknown said…
I've been wanting to read The Motorcycle Diaries for years, very interested to hear what you thought of it :) Have a great week!