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I've been having quite a few busy weekends and haven't been able to post often on Sundays.  Renovating I have dropped a teaser here a few times but here's the scoop finally - We are renovating a big chunk of our main level. We've been planning this for the past 6-7 months. It started as a kitchen renovation project but now includes flooring through the main floor and master bathroom. We will have the renovation crew start tomorrow and depending on when all the materials get in, it could be 1.5-3 months before they are done. I just hope the flooring is done quickly because then we can reclaim some of the main floor back. Not having a kitchen for 2-3 months is going to be very challenging but we've been promised a small work area on the main floor where we can cook early morning and later in the evening. But I'm thinking more about the little things - making coffee while I work, taking care of the day to day activities - the upstairs and the basement can be used b

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- October 4, 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
-  Stealing Lumby by Gail Fraser

News from over here
I posted two reviews this week, otherwise it has been a slightly slow week in blogging.

-  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
-  Stealing Lumby by Gail Fraser

Books on my nightstand
I am reading one book on my nook in addition to a print book, and I'm enamored by both of them. I'm not exactly sure of what I'll read next, but I like to plan my week anyways!

Moloka'i by Alan Brennert: I have just a hundred pages left in this one. So far this book is really beautiful! I'm kind of surprised that it is a fast read as well as written beautifully. I rarely see both together in books. I'm also surprised that it took me so long to pick this one, because I'm totally riveted!
Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Porter: Believe it or not, this is my first cookbook ever! I had never been into cooking until recently. I hate reading recipes - I never quite understood them. This book however has more science in it, as in not physics or chemistry theorems, but the science of what happens when we do this or mix that. I am enjoying this book because I can actually understand why we do something and not just do it blindly as I always did.
Russell Wiley is Out to Lunch by Richard Hine: Now that I'm back into a corporate life, this book will make for interesting reading. I kind of like the cover, plus I have the habit of leaving notes at my desk too, when I go somewhere - say to the lab or outside at a non-lunch hour (As if I expect a VIP to walk in and ask for me).








Comments

pussreboots said…
Mostly I read picture books. Here's what I'm reading this week.
Jan von Harz said…
Looks like you had a good week. Russell Wiley is Out to Lunch looks like it might be a funny book. Hope you enjoy it.
Thank goodness, someone else who read only one book this week! We seem to be on the same trend. SO looking forward to the Dewey Read-a-thon this weekend to get some more reading done
bermudaonion said…
I love the title of Cooking for Geeks and can't wait to see what you think of it.
I've heard a lot about Moloka'i -- can't wait to read your review on it!

Here's my Monday: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...
Interesting picks!

Right now, I am not reading anything. Massive slump!

Here is my Monday post!
All your books you are reading look fun! Enjoy them :)
Tales of Whimsy said…
Cooking for Geeks? I have a cousin who could use this ;)
I so loved Molakai --read it quick :)