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Yet another week has gone by with no end in sight for the pandemic. Being able to distinguish weeks became a challenge months ago, so no surprises there. But the weather is getting colder and winter is coming (hopefully not Martin's winter - we had enough of that this year already). I used to love winter, I used to look forward to it. But for the past few years, it has tended to be a very gloomy season. I'm usually just looking forward to it ending. So, this year, it's going to be harder to get through the season, especially since we are all still mostly at home. Mind you, I don't mind the restrictions as they do have a useful purpose, but wish more people followed them well and that we had done a better job when the weather was warmer to keep the virus at bay so that it didn't have to last this long. But that argument probably won't stick anyways, as many countries are now facing second waves. At the end of the day, we really need a vaccine but I hope that isn…

Look at what just arrived! - September 13, 2010

mailboxmonday This meme was originally hosted by Marcia @ The Printed Page. It went on tour beginning August '10 and is hosted this month by Bermudaonion's Weblog. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do).

Being the die-hard fan of the Sophie Kinsella's books that I am (probably the only chick-lit I read), I had to buy this book when I walked into a bookstore last week. I had already read the first book, and although I have read better books by her, I wouldn't dream of passing up on any of her books. So the second book of the Shopaholic series - Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, found its way into my cart. Any Sophie Kinsella fans out there?

Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch came to me from BookTrib. I entered a giveaway of this book, because the description sounded very interesting. Kings of the Earth has an interesting set of characters, and this one looks to be worth checking out. Anyone read this one or Jon Clinch's other book - Finn?

A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion came to me unsolicited from Goldberg McDuffie Communications. I have not much idea about this one, nor have I seen it yet on other blogs. So it could be a while before I pick this one up to read. It does have an interesting surmise though, but I'm not sure if the book is for me yet.

Since I've spoken about this book all week, I'm going to keep this short. I bought The Game On! Diet by Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson on my nook soon after starting this game. Talk about short notice!

Have you read any of these books?




Comments

Dave Cullen said…
Thanks for putting my book on your wow list. That makes me smile.
Cat said…
I love the sound of Kings of the Earth - off to check my library catalogue.
Kings of the Earth is one I am anxious to read. Enjoy them all Aths.
Tales of Whimsy said…
I liked the movie :) this sounds cute :)
DCMetroreader said…
I am interested in the Game on Diet. Please post on how it works for you.
bermudaonion said…
I love Sophie Kinsella's books and plan to buy the new one when it comes out!
Kate Scott said…
I'll be interested to read your review of Kings of the Earth!
Interesting varied books!

Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.
Mary (Bookfan) said…
I've seen some good buzz about A Scattered Life. I hope you'll let us know what you think of it!
Julie said…
Kings of the Earth also caught my eye, but I have to NOT NOT get any more books until I catch up! A Scattered Life also sounds great!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries
Great mailbox. All of those are new to me authors. I love discovering new ones! Enjoy!!
Anonymous said…
I really liked Kings of the Earth. It was narrow in scope but instead of feeling claustrophobic, that just increased the depth of the novel.

Another blogger told me that Finn is good but very dark.

I look forward to your review.

PB
Athira said…
pburt, thanks for letting me know! I'm eager to read it!