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CelebratingMy birthday was this past Friday, which was a day off at my workplace to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. We didn't do anything big this time. The husband and the girl baked and decorated me a birthday cake, and that was delicious. We also ordered takeout for lunch, beyond that, we didn't do anything major, unlike past birthdays, when we would at least hang outside. July is also when the girl is celebrating her birthday (in another couple of weeks). Earlier this year, I had my eyes set on a bouncy play place to celebrate her birthday with her friends. Sadly, that's scratched off obviously but I'd still like to see if there's something special we can do. She does want a unicorn cake that she once saw at a local bakery so we'll be ordering that. 
Working on It's been a busy weekend so far, working through several projects at the house. The husband added a few shelves to our laundry room closet - it'…

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- September 6, 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
-  The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Definitely WOW quality! Thanks to all of you who suggested this book to me)

Books reviewed

Books on my nightstand

The Passage by Justin Cronin: I'm really, truly, sincerely glad to report that I finally started reading this book. I'm just over 150 pages in, but I am enjoying it so far - Justin Cronin's writing is really engaging. It's not exactly spine-chilling so far, nevertheless, having been reading this book at bedtime the first night, I woke up within 20 minutes from a really scary nightmare. I usually sleep with the blinds open so that I don't oversleep in the mornings, but after the nightmare, I shut all the blinds because I kept feeling that someone was standing on the patio. Brrrr!
Finny by Justin Kramon: I really hate it when deadlines creep up on me. I'm not the kind of person who likes doing anything at the last minute, but many a time, that's just what happens. I have to put up a review of this book by Wednesday, so I'm going to pick this book up right away. I'm at least back to my usual reading routine, thanks to The Secret Life of Bees.





Comments

Aleksandra said…
I really should read The Passage! Happy reading & have a great week!
Jan von Harz said…
It took me some time to get through the Passage, but I am so glad I read it. I am also glad you enjoyed the Secret Life of Bees it is a fantastic read and one I would not mind rereading someday. Hope you have a great week.
kalea_kane said…
Okay...you have me intrigued. I just put The Passage on my wish list.
Anonymous said…
I'm jealous of the books on your nightstand! And yes, I also hate deadlines.

Here's my Monday: http://mywordlyobsessions.wordpress.com
heather said…
I'm on the waiting list at the library for The Passage. I can't wait.
Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.
I am so glad that you loved The Secret Life of Bees! I thought it was so wonderful. My mom has just gotten back into reading and I pushed this one on her and she devoured it!
bermudaonion said…
Once you get into Finny, it will be a quick read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
RAnn said…
I need to read The Secret Life of Bees
Marce said…
Aths you must watch the movie now, I am not a crier but I was boohooing big time in the theatre, lol

My Post

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/09/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-after.html
I loved The Secret Lives of Bees...and the movie, too!

Hope you have a good week.

Here's mine:

http://laurelrainsnow.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/monday-memes-mailbox-and-what-are-you-reading-sept-6/
Tales of Whimsy said…
Ooo I hate deadlines too :) Good luck!
Sunnysmileqt said…
I've been hearing such great things about The Passage, I really need to check it out. Hope you have a great week reading!!
I am doing cartwheels because you liked the Secret Life of Bees!
The Passage does that it holds your interest...never dull... always steady and then you wait - BAM! It will take you and not let go.

I'm just saying... :)
The1stdaughter said…
I've been hearing so many good things I've been hearing about The Passage and it makes me eager to pick it up, but where could I squeeze it in? Besides its huge, from what I remember. Maybe I'll have to figure something out. :)

Good luck on the Wednesday review! I think that's why I've started to back away from the tours, I just can't stand the deadline aspect of it with something I want to really enjoy. But I've heard good things about Finny, so I hope you love it!