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Despite so much going on over here between work, house projects, yard work, and just daily living challenges in this pandemic era, I've been able to squeeze in time to read as well, which I'm thankful for, because the news has been abysmal these past few weeks for various reasons and I'm continually worrying about where humanity is headed, even more so than I did before.

A library haul after months...My biggest highlight in books this past week was that the library opened for holds pickup. I'd been checking their website every week to find if next week was going to be the week it opened. So when the notice finally came through last week, I was beyond thrilled. I was also very unsure what books to request from the library since I had gotten very used to reading online. Still, I had a few requested when they called me to schedule a one-hour window for pickup. I did request a ton of books after that though, so I expect a bigger bag this week. 

Some of these are books to rea…

Friday Finds -- June 04, 2010

Friday Finds Hosted by MizB at Should be reading, this meme asks you what great books did you hear about/discover this past week?

After two weeks of feeding more books to my TBR, I had plenty that I wanted to share with you, but I managed to hold myself to just two.

Sold by Patricia McCormick

Helen @ Helen's Book Blog reviewed this book, rating it very high and strongly recommending it. Thirteen-year old Lakshmi is very poor, but her life is full of fun. But when the harsh monsoons wash away all the crops, her stepfather insists that she take a job. He introduces her to a stranger, who promises her a nice job in the city. Instead, she is sold to slavery, where an old woman named Mumtaz severely and cruelly rules the brothel. Gradually, Lakshmi forms friendships that help her survive. But when the day comes for her to take a decision, will she risk everything for a chance to reclaim her life?

Ape House by Sara Gruen

Having read and loved Water for Elephants, I sure am glad to see another tempting offering from Sara Gruen. This one is slated for release in September 2010. The focus in this book is on a family of bonobo apes. When the apes are kidnapped from a language laboratory, their mysterious appearance on a reality TV show calls into question our assumptions about the relation between apes and humans, and humans' relationships to each other.

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i didn't do this post but did hear about a few books this week--the girls from ames and a book by former NY Times food critic ruth reichel that i missed--it came out a while ago. :) enjoy your weekend and your new nook!

nat @book, line, and sinker
Carina said…
I'm definitely adding Sold to my wishlist! My finds for this week are here.
Sold looks excellent. My finds are here
Tales of Whimsy said…
Oooo can't wait to see the review for the SG book :)
Tales of Whimsy said…
Happy birthday weekend btw :)
Cat said…
Great sounding finds. I have Water for Elephants on the list but it's another I still haven't found time for.
Marg said…
I loved Water for Elephants! And I am looking forward to this one.
Thank you for promoting Sold; it's such a good book. I've also now got Blue Notebook at home so there's hope I'll read it soon
Lisa said…
I can't wait for Ape House, either!