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I think I can say that Fall is finally here. Or at least the crisp Fall air is finally here. The colors not so much. We still haven't gotten around to any Fall activities, and at this point, I'm not sure when or if we'll do them.  Renovation updates We are almost at the halfway point into our ground floor renovation. The flooring is almost done, cabinets are ready to be setup, appliances are here. It's exciting to be on the other side of the renovation when things are getting finished. There's still easily 2.5 weeks worth of work left in the kitchen, and another 2-2.5 weeks for the master bathroom, so mid-November is likely when we are done with the renovation. Assuming no delays.  Flooring coming along All of us are pretty exhausted at this point. Walking up and down the stairs to pick items from the makeshift pantry and then cook on the main floor gets old very fast. I have been able to work from home without issues and I'm grateful for that. I've set up m

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- June 21, 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
- Read, Remember, Recommend by Rachelle Rogers Knight
- My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
- Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

I didn't really get through all the four books I had planned to finish by today. But I finished two, and am halfway through the other two.

Books reviewed
- One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I didn't get many reviews written last week, since I had just returned back from a weekend in DC.

I am currently reading


Based upon Availability by Alix Strauss: I have almost completed this book, which I'm reading it for the TLC book tour this week. This was quite a different kind of read, in terms of narrating style. It was refreshing to read a book, the kind of which we usually watch movies of, rather than read books about. More in my review on Wednesday.
Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten: This one is slowly picking up pace, so I may read this one after all. Too early to say, I still have almost 300 pages to go.





Comments

Teddyree said…
So glad you loved Leviathan! I've got Saving Max to read too, hope it picks up :-)
Have a great week & happy reading!
NancyO said…
Have you read Divakaruni's Mistress of Spices? I read it some time ago and really enjoyed it.

Did you have fun in DC? I love it there!
Alayne said…
Based Upon Availability is on my list. Happy reading! And thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.
bermudaonion said…
I'll be interested in seeing what you think of Saving Max since it's in my TBR pile.
- Read, Remember, Recommend by Rachelle Rogers Knight (ordered this book)
- My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares (on my list this week)

Hope you have a great reading week :)
I'm glad that Saving Max is picking up. It looks like an interesting book. Enjoy!
Saving Max sounds good, plus My Name is Memory has really captivated me since I first heard of it.

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Bookventures said…
I am seeing Saving Max popping up everywhere. I hope you enjoy it. I'll check back for your review on this.
Read, Remember, Recommend, was one I really liked and I hope you did too. What a handy book to have!
Interesting reads, My name is Memory sound really good, will have to check that one out.

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Vicki said…
I've got My name Is memory planned for this week, I'm really looking forward to it!
Anonymous said…
I wonder how you can read multiple boks at a time? I'm reading 2 now as well (nonfiction and a journal) but I feel as if I'm really juggling ;) It's probably because I'm a slow reader!
Dr. Mohamed said…
Gosh, you've got a wide variety of reading tastes! Good to meet another engineer with an avid interest in words and literature.