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It's the Island Life | Weekly Snapshot

By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- August 9, 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
Zilch.

Books reviewed

Books on my nightstand
I had planned to do a readathon this weekend, but that didn't pan out, because I spent most of my time with friends. But I am in the middle of three books right now.

Crazy by Han Nolan: This book is making for interesting reading. The boy protagonist has a bunch of virtual friends, who do actual communications with him. At some point, it isn't hard to believe they exist and become lost in that world. Didn't we all have imaginary friends at some point in our lives?
The Passage by Justin Cronin: This one sure is going exciting. I am not too far into the book, but I have a feeling that I will like this one!
Blankets by Craig Thompson: I surely have to exclaim WOW here! I was initially pensive about reading this one, knowing that it is serious. But one minute into the book, and I couldn't put it down. It was engaging! It IS engaging!



Comments

Jan von Harz said…
The Passage was amazing, but very long. I actually had to red it in bites. Enjoy!
The Passage and Still Missing are on my wish list!


Have a great reading week ahead!
Here are my Monday: Mailbox/Whereabouts and Musing Mondays posts!
bermudaonion said…
I can understand why you didn't finish any books last week - you had a lot going on! I'm sure this will be a great week in books!
I'm curious about Blankets...it piqued my interest.

Hope you enjoy your books.

Here's my Monday:

http://curlupandread.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading/
Blankets...what's it about? Looking forward to your review
LLM said…
I'm anxious to read The Passage.
I am in part 3 of the audio of The Passage and I am finally starting to put it all together. Glad to hear you are enjoying it too.
heather said…
I'm on the very long waiting list for the Passage at my library. I can't wait to get it.

My Monday list is at http://www.spiritblog.net/?p=2388.