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The Boy Turned TwoThe little guy turned two this week. He sort of understood that it was a special day and that he was the star of the show. He took a lot of pleasure in all the birthday songs that his family sang to him - he also added some of his own tunes to the mix. Honestly, some days it feels so hard to believe that he is not a baby anymore. With my daughter, I felt the passing of each day and her birthdays appeared to be following the Martian calendar - they felt very far apart. But this guy has blazed through the past two years, I almost feel that I've missed months in between. I'm worried that if I pinch myself and blink twice, I may catch him packing for college. Yikes! 
Happy birthday, little guy! May you continue to have fun breaking apart things - whether that's your take-apart truck or your sister's carefully built Leg…

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- June 14, 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
- One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Books reviewed
- Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart
- Hidden Wives by Claire Avery

I also wrote a post about five fascinating bookish book-loving characters and enjoyed reading the comments. If you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to do so and let me know who your favorite book-loving character is.

I am currently reading

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See: Why do I take so long with audio books? Even captivating ones as this? I had a busy week with swimming, so audio books took a backseat.

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares: This is a pretty quick read. I wasn't expecting that, especially due to its size and small font.
Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten: I'm not sure how long I will last through this book. I am reading it on my nook, and I am very disappointed with the writing style. If it doesn't hold my interest any longer, I will be skipping it. Meanwhile, does this cover remind anyone about Lisa Schroeder's Chasing Brooklyn? What's up with that!





Comments

Lisa said…
I've got a book I'm about to give up on. I usually try to get 100 pages in but this book is only a little over 200 pages. If I got to 100, I'm really going to feel like I should just finish it. But I'd much rather pick up One Amazing Thing!
Anonymous said…
Wow, the Saving Max cover does look identical to Chasing Brooklyn. Huh? Happy reading this week. :)
Jan von Harz said…
Loved My Name is Memory, hope you are enjoying it too. Have a great week
Very cool! I haven't heard of My Name Memory before and it already interests me. I hope you're liking it!
Summer at Tiffanys is on my wish list. Sorry to hear about saving Max. I have that one as well in my TBR.
I am reading Hidden Wives right now! I am waiting on my copy of My Name is Memory to arrive :)
Tales of Whimsy said…
That Saving Max cover seems very familiar :)
All of your chosen books look wonderful...My Name is Memory and Saving Max particularly caught my eye. I've heard good things about them.

Here's my Monday:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_13.html
Anonymous said…
I was teach a class at the library last week and the Librarian recommended My Name is Memory. She loved it.

Sometime at work when we need an endcap idea, we will collect several books that share the same cover image. People get a kick out of it. It happens all the time.
Ash said…
I don't do audio books simply because I know I would ignore them. Plus I dislike being read to. I love podcasts though!
Anonymous said…
I tried and abandoned Snow flower... several times, the style just didn't work for me.
Jenny Q said…
I've seen good reviews on Saving Max and Hidden Wives. I gave My Name is Memory 3 stars. Thanks for stopping by and pointing out Erin Hart's books to me. I just looked them up and my library has them!