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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 24, 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).

I just got one book this week, but it's one that I've been looking forward to.


Based upon Availability by Alix Strauss arrived, courtesy of TLC Book Tours. (About "eight seemingly ordinary women", in "Manhattan's Four Seasons Hotel", going through "their darkest moments as they grapple with family, sex, power, love, and death".) Looks like there is plenty of characterization!


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.

You know how a visit to the library usually is? You walk in, and there is this big stack right in the front, screaming "New Arrivals". Now, you probably already made up your mind on what you want to pick up - maybe some holds, maybe that book which you've always been wanting to read. But how do you turn your head away when these gleaming covers out front fight for your attention?

So last week, in the middle of a reading funk, I went to the library to stare at those new covers and pick one. There were so many books out there, which I wanted to read, but in the end, only took one book - One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The other book I picked is Still Alice by Lisa Genova, which is a referral by a friend in Goodreads.


What do you think of any of these books?

Comments

Carina said…
Based On Availability looks interesting. :-)
Cathy said…
All three look good. Happy Reading!
Dazzling Mage said…
Ooh, great books this week!

Happy reading. =)
Bookventures said…
Based on Availability looks really really interesting. I hope you enjoy it. Here's my mailbox

http://bookventuresbookclub.blogspot.com/2010/05/mailbox-monday_24.html
DCMetroreader said…
Based upon Availability sounds like a good one -- hope you enjoy it!
Based Upon Availabilty sounds super interesting!
Alayne said…
I'll be adding Based Upon Availability to the TBR. Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
Oh, Based on Availability sounds terrific! I want it.

Here is my MM list on Rose City Reader.
Staci said…
Still Alice is a wonderful book. It will move you beyond words!!! Based upon Availability sounds great too!! Enjoy!