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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 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.