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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! - May 10, 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).

After a busy week for my mailbox, I think it was relieved that it didn't have to stuff itself this week. How sad, because I don't think I would have minded!


Jenniemae & James: A Memoir in Black and White by Brooke Newman arrived from the Read it Forward program. (About a friendship between a brilliant mathematician and an uneducated, illiterate African American maid)


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.

Usually I would go into the library with a list of books I want to check out, and grab them off the shelves before exiting. That's mainly because I wait till the last minute to go to the library, and then I just have to get home soon. This week though, I spent some time looking through the shelves, even though I didn't take any books other than what I went in there for. I have a feeling I'll be doing that this week as well!


  1. Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman: I already finished this book two days back and still can't stop gushing about it! It's one of the best YA books I've read in a long time.
  2. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford: I had initially planned to read this book this weekend, but a bunch of weekend chores kept me from it.
What do you think of any of these books?


Did you sign-up for the Glorious giveaway?

Comments

Climbing the Stairs sounds very good! So do the others. Enjoy your reading!
Your library loot should be enjoyable. I liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and I have Climbing the Stairs. enjoy
Mary (Bookfan) said…
I'm curious about Climbing the Stairs. I'll have to look for it!
bermudaonion said…
Jenniemae & James sounds fascinating! I'll be watching for your review.
CCL said…
This is my first time participating in this Monday Meme...I'm looking forward to learning about new books, new blogs, and new friends!

All three of the books you have listed this week have me intrigued!

Susan
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http://crazycatladyslibrary.blogspot.com/
Serena said…
Happy reading.
Climbing the Stairs is one I've just got to read this summer! Have a great week
Introverted Jen said…
I really want to read Hotel. I hadn't heard of Climbing the Stairs before, but it sounds really good. Enjoy!
Tales of Whimsy said…
I absolutely adore the name of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I can't wait for your review. This one has been catching my eye for months :)
Love the cover on Memoir in Black and White.

I've been wanting to read the Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

Enjoy!

My MM:

http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com/2010/05/mailbox-monday_09.html
Bookventures said…
Wow, these books sounds great. Climbing the stairs sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy them. Check out my mailbox here

http://bookventuresbookclub.blogspot.com/2010/05/mailbox-monday_10.html
Jenny Q said…
I haven't read any of those, but I've heard lots of good things about Bitter & Sweet. Climbing the Stairs sounds good! Happy reading! Here's my Mailbox.
Alayne said…
I'm definitely intriguing by Climbing The Stairs based on that! Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
I loved The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I hope you enjoy it as well.
avisannschild said…
They all sound good to me! The only one I'd heard of before was Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet, which I've been wanting to read for a while now. Hope you enjoy them!
April said…
What great books! Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet is a great read! Enjoy!
Lisa said…
I really liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet!