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I've been having quite a few busy weekends and haven't been able to post often on Sundays.  Renovating I have dropped a teaser here a few times but here's the scoop finally - We are renovating a big chunk of our main level. We've been planning this for the past 6-7 months. It started as a kitchen renovation project but now includes flooring through the main floor and master bathroom. We will have the renovation crew start tomorrow and depending on when all the materials get in, it could be 1.5-3 months before they are done. I just hope the flooring is done quickly because then we can reclaim some of the main floor back. Not having a kitchen for 2-3 months is going to be very challenging but we've been promised a small work area on the main floor where we can cook early morning and later in the evening. But I'm thinking more about the little things - making coffee while I work, taking care of the day to day activities - the upstairs and the basement can be used b

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- June 07, 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
- Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart
- Hidden Wives by Claire Avery

Books reviewed
- Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
- Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

I managed to get out of my reading rut early last week, got a nook, and made up my own Summer challenge.

I am currently reading

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See: I think I am almost done, just a few more hours left. After getting my nook last week, I didn't get much listening done!

The Lion's Game by Nelson DeMille: Soon as I finish my current read, I am promising myself that I will get back to this book.
One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: I finally got back to this book and will hopefully finish it today.
God Don't Like Ugly by Mary Monroe: I wanted to read some book on my nook, before I started splurging. This one caught my eye, as it was offered as a free book on Friday. So far, it is quite engrossing, which I didn't expect it to be.


Comments

I want a nook! Off to read your review of Saving CeeCee. It is about time that I read that:)
Funny that we both had a bit of a slump. I think mine may be associated with the end of school transition to summer.
Lydia said…
I loved the characters in CeeCee =) It was such a sweet story.

Here is my Monday!
Ooh I want to read Cee Cee and really need to get my hands on that book! Have a super week!
bermudaonion said…
I'm glad you're enjoying your nook so much!
Oh, I haven't read a Mary Monroe book in awhile...this one appeals to me!

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jlshall said…
Interesting list of books - I'll have to go check out your reviews. I haven't signed up for any summer challenges, either - making up your own list is a great idea.
Bibliobabe said…
Wow - good week! I loved "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan". Congrats on your Nook - too fun!
Tales of Whimsy said…
I can not wait for your review of One Amazing Thing :)
Unknown said…
Love that..."wanted to read some book on my nook." Cute.

Oh I loved Snowflower so much, and I must read Ms. Cee Cee some day. So many books, so...well, you know how it goes.

Have a good week, Aths.

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The1stdaughter said…
Your summer reading challenge is perfect! I actually was considering doing some challenges soon, but I already feel weighed down trying to get read the books for review and don't need the added guilt. Isn't that sad?! Anywho, glad you liked Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, that quote you included was hilarious!

Have a fantastic reading week and if you get a chance, stop by: Monday Reading's at There's A Book
I'm glad you got out of your reading rut, I go through phases like that. Take care and enjoy your books :)