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It's the Island Life | Weekly Snapshot

By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- October 18, 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
-  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

News from over here
Although I only finished one book last week, I ended up beginning three others, so that right now, I am in the middle of 5 books. It could be a while before I finish all of them, but I'm guessing that will happen all at once. I also got two reviews up.

-  Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch by Richard Hine
-  Blankets by Craig Thompson (You should read this one! One amazing read and on my WOW list!)

I also have a giveaway of Hush, Hush and Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick going on, so if you are interested, head on over there.

Books on my nightstand
So, there are five books stacked on my nightstand right now. Or rather, 3 books and my nook, Hobbes. But I'll be getting through only three of them this week.

Planning to Live by Heather Wardell: I started this one yesterday, and while different from my usual reads, I found that I was really enjoying it a lot. It is a fast-read, and at this point, I would say that it is chick-lit, but that wouldn't be entirely right, because the protagonist is also going through a phase of self-introspection, at the toughest site possible - at an accident site - her own accident.
Panopticon by David Bajo: I started this at work one day on my break, and it was a mistake, because I truly struggled to put it down. This book was definitely gripping and a fast read. I don't want to say much right now - if I finish it this week, I'll be reviewing it soon. Besides, this book releases tomorrow, so you may want to check it out soon.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling: I'm already saying sigh. Because I've reached Book 5, which is on the other side of halfway. Besides, the first part of the last movie is getting released in a month (for which I am tremendously excited, although I criticize all the Harry Potter movies afterward). I'm already wondering when I will re-read these books again (I do it every year, so I'm sure to be doing this next year).


Comments

pussreboots said…
I think Panopticon will have to go on my wishlist.

Last week was a nice mixture of research, picture books and reading for fun. Here's what I'm reading this week.
I am doing the wave over here about your Harry Potter accomplishments! Woo hoo! Have a super week!
Anonymous said…
I clicked over to BN and read the description of Panopticon. That sounds really good. Hope it ends well.
Jan von Harz said…
I have yet to read Hush Hush so I think I will enter your contest. Hope you are enjoying the HP series. Have a great week.
bermudaonion said…
I'm glad to see Panopticon is so good - the author lives in South Carolina.
Good week Aths! I tried to get Blankets at my local store but they were sold out. I should have ordered it....
Tales of Whimsy said…
Cool eclectic week :)