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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 30, 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
Wow! It's been two weeks since I did this meme. Not that I read a lot in the meantime. I'm just slowly settling back to routine, so my reading has been very patchy. So here's what I completed since the last Monday post.
- Blankets by Craig Thompson
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
- The Elephant's Journey by José Saramago

Books reviewed

Books on my nightstand
I have one eager eye on the long weekend, when I hope to really catch up with blogging and reading (Yeah, I've been saying that from last week, I know.)

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd: Couple of weeks back, I asked my readers to help me choose a book from a set of five, and this is the one that most of you suggested. So I started reading it last week, and have to agree that this book is too good. I didn't get too far along, but I can't wait to continue with Lily's and Rosaleen's story.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling: After a month of patchy reading, I was struggling to get back into my reading rhythm. So then I turned to my best bookish friend to help me out. There's no book like the Harry Potter series to set anyone on a reading spree.
Finny by Justin Kramon: Just on time, I remembered that I have to read and review this book by next week. Phew! Talk about close deadlines. Well, not close exactly, since I received this book more than a month back. But with all that's happening over here, it's no surprise that I forgot about this.




Comments

Mockingjay! :D

I agree with you that you can always turn to the Potter books like an old friend. I am listening to one on audio right now in my car... :D
Cat said…
My daughter has just read The Secret Life of Bees and wrote to recommend it to me. Glad you're enjoying it too.

Happy reading!
Jan von Harz said…
I really loved the Secret Life of Bees. So well written with fantastic characters. Enjoy!
Teddyree said…
I've got the Secret Life Of Bees on audio to listen to soon. Hope Mockingjay was as good as the first two :-)
Have a great week and happy reading!
I LOVE the Secret Life of Bees and Harry Potter! What a wonderful week of reading you've got coming up. Enjoy!
I loved The Secret Life of Bees! It was really, really good I found. I'm glad you're liking it so far! The movie itself was also pretty decent.
I loved The Secret Lives of Bees (and the movie, too). Hope you enjoy it!

Here's my reading week:

http://laurelrainsnow.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/monday-memes-mailbox-and-what-are-you-reading/
Secret Life of bees was good, but I never did see the movie version. ENJOY
Didn't see the movie either but loved the book Secret Life of Bees!! Landed on my keeper shelf!

Dollycas
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Sunnysmileqt said…
I loved The Secret Life of Bees and couldn't put it down. I hope you enjoy it too!!
Tales of Whimsy said…
I just saw the Finny trailer yesterday. Enjoy! I look forward to your review.
I loved The Secret Life of Bees--oddly enough I keep it in my trunk along with In the Time of Butterflys for quick reading if I forget any other books! Enjoy :)
Can't wait to see what you think of The Secret Life of Bees. I read that for my first and only bookclub online and it was so interesting to hear things that I missed & others saw and vice versa.