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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? -- July 12, 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
- Full Moon at Noontide: A Daughter's Last Goodbye by Ann Putnam
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

Books reviewed
- Denial by Jessica Stern
- Full Moon at Noontide: A Daughter's Last Goodbye by Ann Putnam
- Half Year Edition: Unfinished Books

Books on my nightstand

A House at the Edge of Tears by Vénus Khoury-Ghata: This is one of the books I am reading for the Spotlight Series this month. It's very short, but the writing isn't as simple. Still I would like to give it a try one night and see how far I last.
A Partisan's Daughter by Louis de Bernières: If and when I do hit the gym this week, I'll be listening to this book. With a hectic week ahead of me, I'm not sure how often that will be. What do you think of this cover? For some reason, it makes me feel as if I'm looking at a movie poster.









Comments

A Partisan's Daughter does kind of look like a movie poster. Hope you enjoy your reads this week Aths :)
Bookventures said…
Hi Aths, how did you enjoy Full Moon at Noontide and Still Missing? It looks like you had a full week of reading. Congrats. Here's to another week. Cheers!
Cass said…
I'd love to see what you thought of Still Missing. I really want to read that one. Have a good week.

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Jess said…
Looking forward to your thoughts on Still Missing -- have a great week!
Still Missing is on my stacks...thought I would read it this week, but Mockingbird preempted it!

Enjoy your week.

Here's my Monday:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html
Still Missing is a very popular book right now :) Can't wait to see what you think!
bermudaonion said…
I hope this week's not too crazy for you - at least you can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Anonymous said…
Hi there!

Nice to see that 'Partisan's Daughter' is on your list. I read that earlier this year. Not like his other books but still, I'm a firm De Bernieres fan. Hope you enjoy the Ghata too. I read 'The Calligrapher's Night' by Yasmine Ghata, Venus-Ghoury Ghata's granddaughter. It was ok, but it would be interesting to know what you thought of it. You might want to check out my reviews of them after you finish.

Happy reading!

Zee. http://mywordlyobsessions.wordpress.com
I am impressed that you are getting so much reading done while finished your degree! Great job
Jennifer said…
Okay the books listed for this week have now been added to my TBR pile, they sound fabulous. Happy reading. If you get time from your hectic schedule my Monday is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-3.html
Nikki-ann said…
A Partisan's Daughter's cover does look a bit like a movie poster :)
heather said…
I'm always planned on reading Animal Farm but haven't got around to it yet.
Marce said…
I can't wait for your thoughts on Still Missing.

I went to 2 stores and they were sold out, I wanted to buy it not read it on kindle, we will see.