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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…

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
Nikki-ann said…
I'm glad you got out of your reading rut, I go through phases like that. Take care and enjoy your books :)