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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! - May 03, 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).

My mailbox had a pretty good satiating week this time. I almost crooned with delight as a parcel came in almost every day of this week.


  1. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi was a win at Sheila's Book Journey.
  2. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares arrived for review from Putnam (Penguin US)
  3. Denial: A Memoir of Terror by Jessica Stern arrived for review from Harper Collins, courtesy TLC.
  4. Night by Elie Wiesel: I bought this and the below three books from BetterWorldBooks on an Earth Day coupon. Gotta love BWB!
  5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: Also from BWB.
  6. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini: Also from BWB.
  7. Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally: Also from BWB.
What do you think of any of these books?

Did you sign-up for the Glorious giveaway?

Comments

pussreboots said…
Enjoy your books. I have four this week. PussReboots.
Booksnyc said…
I am a big fan of Better World Books too! Khaled Hosseini's books are two of my favorite of all time - enjoy!
Introverted Jen said…
I've read most of these and enjoyed them, if that's the right word. They're emotionally tough to get through, but they're important. The only ones I haven't read are My Name is Memory, which I do want to read, Denial, and Schindler's List. Since I've seen the movie, I'm not sure if I'll ever get around to reading Schindler's List. It's hard for me to read books if I've already seen the movie and know the general idea. Enjoy!
bermudaonion said…
You're going to need some fluff after you read all of those books! They do look great, though. I'm going to check out Better World Books now.
I received the Ann Brashares book also. It looks good doesn't it? Enjoy all your new reads!
Bookventures said…
I think all your books sounds great. I hope you enjoy them.

Here's my mailbox

http://bookventuresbookclub.blogspot.com/2010/05/mailbox-monday.html

Happy reading!
The only one I've read is Night by Elie Wiesel. I had to read it in high school, but unlike everyone else that was dreading it, I was super psyched. I read anything that has to do with the holocaust. It's a great read, and will most definitely make you cry!
Care said…
I have Night in house and yet to read! and of course, you already know that I want to read A Thousand Splendid Suns. :)
Kristen said…
Good looking mailbox there. I didn't love the Hosseini books as much as everyone else did but I'm starting to suspect that is a personal failing on my part. ;-)
Alayne said…
Great variety of books! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
Carina said…
Reading Lolita in Tehran is absolutely fantastic!

My mailbox is here.
Serena said…
Schindler's list is an excellent book. Happy reading.
Suko said…
Wow! You have some intense reading ahead! Excellent choices.

Here's mine: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/05/just-another-mailbox-monday.html
Lisa said…
Can't wait to hear about the book Schindler's List. The movie is one of my all-time favorites.