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It got busy this week! Lots going on at home, work, and otherwise as well.  Life My daughter's school decided to close on Friday, along with several other schools in the area, with some being closed from Thursday. Not enough staff. The school had been on a mask mandate since the beginning of the pandemic, dropping it only for one week when the pandemic had appeared to have stabilized last year. And yet, they dropped the mandate completely at the beginning of this year, when cases were exponentially rising, only to bring it back again starting next week. I've gone from being very annoyed to angry to feeling fatigue in these first two weeks already. I won't lie - we all mask around here and try to avoid going where we don't have a need to be in, and still, we are not taking anything close to the extreme precaution we all took at the beginning of the pandemic. I cannot and don't want to keep my kids home - I have at least that much faith in the schools' precautions

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- June 28, 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
- Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss
- The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
- Still Alice by Lisa Genova
- Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten (Unfinished: I wasn't impressed by the writing, plus the detective work was too lame for me)

Books reviewed
- Read, Remember, Recommend by Rachelle Rogers Knight
- Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss

Also, check out my interview with Claire Avery. The sisters, who cowrote Hidden Wives, talk about writing this book, the next book they are cowriting and also about their favorite books and authors.

Books on my nightstand

The Lion's Game by Nelson Demille: I am glad to finally return to this book. After taking a break from this huge read, and getting through several other ARCs and books due back immediately at the library, I finally picked this one last night. Hopefully I should be done in a couple of days
Denial by Jessica Stern: This book about a child rape is going to be tough material. Jessica Stern and her sister were raped as teens, and the police didn't believe them. They didn't speak about it for long, but the trauma remained. Stern finally speaks up in this book.
Full Moon at Noontide by Ann Putnam: Another tear-jerker - I do seem to be levitating quite a bit to such books lately. This is the story of Ann's mother, father, uncle and husband - their lives and deaths. I've read quite a few moving reviews, so I'll keep some Kleenex ready.


I have Still Alice and Saving Max on my shelf. I will be interested in your Still Alice review and the Bree tanner one (also waiting for me to read!)
The1stdaughter said…
I'm really interested in what you think of the new Stephanie Meyer. I actually loved all the other Twilight books, but I'm hesitant to pick this one up for some strange reason. I'll have to see what you think!

Have a fabulous reading week and if you have a minute check out my Reading Week at There’s A Book.
Teddyree said…
Oh I have Saving Max on my list this week, I'm sorry to hear it was disappointing. I'll be interested to see your thoughts on Denial. Hope you have a great week and happy reading :-)
Jan von Harz said…
I recently red The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner and I did enjoy learning more about Bree am anxious to see what you thought. Have a great week.
Denial sounds like a really good read. I loved your interview with Claire Avery, that was such a good book. Have a great reading week :)

~Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog
Stephanie said…
Denial sounds fascinating, though heart wrenching. I always enjoy seeing your reading selections.
bermudaonion said…
You got a lot of reading done last week! I hope you have another great week in books!
NancyO said…
The Lion's Game is pretty good...DeMille has the sequel out now, called The Lion. Someday....

and Still Alice is so good. Talk about a tear-jerker!

happy week, Aths!
Sounds like you have a few heavy books to read! They sound emotional, but very good. I'll be looking out for some reviews! got a lot of reading done last week. (I was a slacker).Still Alice was great
great week you had, youve been a reading machine :) hope we can do a redalong again soon
Jennifer said…
You had a wonderful week and this week's schedule looks good. I adored Denial and while sad, Full Moon At Noontide. My Monday:
Ana S. said…
Denial does sound like a very painful read :( But like an important one too.
Bailey said…
I'm interested to see your thoughts on Snow Flower and Still Alice! I'm currently reading The Hunger Games. My other picks are here -
Denial sounds powerful. I just downloaded The Lion's Den to my ipod, we shall be reading it together:)