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Despite so much going on over here between work, house projects, yard work, and just daily living challenges in this pandemic era, I've been able to squeeze in time to read as well, which I'm thankful for, because the news has been abysmal these past few weeks for various reasons and I'm continually worrying about where humanity is headed, even more so than I did before.

A library haul after months...My biggest highlight in books this past week was that the library opened for holds pickup. I'd been checking their website every week to find if next week was going to be the week it opened. So when the notice finally came through last week, I was beyond thrilled. I was also very unsure what books to request from the library since I had gotten very used to reading online. Still, I had a few requested when they called me to schedule a one-hour window for pickup. I did request a ton of books after that though, so I expect a bigger bag this week. 

Some of these are books to rea…

Look at what just arrived! - September 6, 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).

It's been more than a month since I did this, so there are a few books to mention. Not too many though - with my move and new job, I've been keeping low key. First, let's get the most obvious one out of the way. Along with almost everyone else, I received the most-awaited book of this year - Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Of course, I finished it too, and I acutely felt like I was missing someone right after turning the last page. The end of the Harry Potter series did the same thing, and now the Hunger Games series. It's very rarely that I intensely await a book, so sigh, I'll just wait for the next such series, shall I?

The next three books were sent by Pam of Bookalicious, as part of the Armchair BEA event in May. One of them was Jantsen's Gift by Pam Cope. It was Lynne's review that first made me want to read this one. This moving book is about how Pam coped with the death of her 15-year-old son, by traveling to Vietnam, adopting two kids and creating a foundation (Touch a Life) to help children in countries like Vietnam, Cambodia and Ghana.

I had received Becca Fitzpatrick's Crescendo couple of months back, and had been wondering how to get my hands on the first book of this series - Hush, Hush. I was pleasantly surprised to see this book in the mail, as I didn't realize that I had won this one too. I didn't exactly want to buy it because I'm not sure if this series is for me. I'm not too into paranormal books, so if this book doesn't click for me, I'll mostly be holding a giveaway of this series. Better to find these books a new home than leave them "unwanted" in their present home. I'll think about this for a while, look through the books and decide.

Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins is way high up on my wishlist, and I'm really thrilled to actually hold it in my hands. I've heard so much about this book and Mitali's new one - Bamboo People. Each time I pass by my shelf, I yearn to pick it up and read it, but with all the "urgent" books piled near me, it will be a while.

Have you read any of these books?


Comments

I haven't finished Mockingjay yet -- I got it last week and went on a lazy vacation and then had book commitments to finish up before the end of this week. I can now happily get back to Mockingjay!!
TheBookGirl said…
I have not read any of these, but they all look interesting, particularly Secret Keeper
bermudaonion said…
All of your books look good to me. I'll be watching for your review of Secret Keeper because I loved Bamboo People!
RAnn said…
I liked Jansen's Gift
Aisle B said…
Great Mailbox! Going to read the Collins series this month and can't wait. Love the covers of your books and enjoy the reads :)
Tales of Whimsy said…
Enjoy Hush, Hush.
Its a super quick read.

I haven't been able to bring my self to start Mockingjay. I think I'm afraid of letting go of the series.
Mary (Bookfan) said…
I haven't read any of the books but I'll be watching for your review of Secret Keeper!
Nope, haven't read any of those! I love Secret Keeper's cover, though. Hope you enjoy(ed) them all!
Great mailbox. I loved Jantsen's Gift. It's terrific.

Enjoy!
The1stdaughter said…
Oh! I have Secret Keeper on my shelf as well and I really want to pick it up. This is just the reminder I needed. Thank you! :o)
Unknown said…
Awww, makes me want to read Jantsen's Gift again. Thanks for linking to my review. I really think you'll like it. Very moving.