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There has been so much going on over here and so much changing soon. I wish I could say I was reading a lot, but it's feeling like a luxury at the moment. 

Family visitLast week, we had my husband's brother and his wife drive down from Boston and stay with us for the week. It had been months since we enjoyed anyone's close companionship for that long so we all enjoyed the time together. We were very sad to say our goodbyes. I hope we can all return to the pre-March era soon. 
While they were here, we celebrated the girl's birthday. (I feel like I have been talking about birthdays on this blog for the past many weeks but we are done for the year! Next birthday is in March.) My daughter had wanted a unicorn cake, and that's exactly what we got, so that made her day. For her birthday present, we wanted to take her to a store and get her a bike but stock is incredibly low. Last week, she had just mastered riding a bike (no training wheels, she went straight from balance …

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!