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Happy Ascension Day! Happy Memorial Day! Happy Africa Day! No matter what you are celebrating this weekend (or not), have fun and stay safe!

The Boy Turned TwoThe little guy turned two this week. He sort of understood that it was a special day and that he was the star of the show. He took a lot of pleasure in all the birthday songs that his family sang to him - he also added some of his own tunes to the mix. Honestly, some days it feels so hard to believe that he is not a baby anymore. With my daughter, I felt the passing of each day and her birthdays appeared to be following the Martian calendar - they felt very far apart. But this guy has blazed through the past two years, I almost feel that I've missed months in between. I'm worried that if I pinch myself and blink twice, I may catch him packing for college. Yikes! 
Happy birthday, little guy! May you continue to have fun breaking apart things - whether that's your take-apart truck or your sister's carefully built Leg…

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- October 25, 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
-  Planning to Live by Heather Wardell
-  Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella (As always a true delight!)
-  Room by Emma Donoghue (Enjoyed reading this one, Jack's perspective makes it all the more innocent and naive)

News from over here
I'm so thrilled that I had a great week reading! It's been long since I had that kind of week. But of course, that means I'll be spending extra time this week writing reviews. Why, why, why isn't there an invention yet that can translate our thoughts into text automatically. At least, I already got one of those reviews up.

-  Revisiting Hogwarts Feature: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
-  Planning to Live by Heather Wardell

Books on my nightstand
Five books still on my nightstand, plus I went to the library and brought in three more books. Would be great if I could read so much. I have one ongoing read at work, I need to pick one read for home.

Stranger Here Below by Joyce Hinnefeld: Lately, there has been so many new releases from Unbridled Books, and they have been receiving so much praise too. But I haven't seen too much of this one - I'm not sure why. I started this last week at work when I really needed a short break, and right from page one, I got hooked. It's written in an easy style and the story seems to promise a lot too.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling: This is for now, my meal times book. Usually I like to focus on my food when I eat, but with Harry Potter, it doesn't matter. I hope to finish this by coming weekend, but it all depends.


Comments

Loved ROOM! Stranger Here Below looks awesome and I love that you are doing meals with Harry Potter :)
Jan von Harz said…
Looks like you had a very good week. Hope this week is as good if not better. Enjoy!
Anonymous said…
I must and will read ROOM. It will happen!

I agree, the Shopaholic is just great fun. Hope you enjoy this week's books too!
I have GOT to read Room. Maybe I'll see if my book group will choose it this month
bermudaonion said…
It looks like you've got your reading groove back! I bet Stranger Here Below is really good.
nomadreader said…
I adored Room and look forward to your review!
pussreboots said…
My son is reading the first of the Harry Potter books. Not listed in my post are the ton and a half of peer reviewed journal articles I read. Here's what I'm reading this week.
Room is sitting in my TBR stack! I'm eager to read it, especially since it's been garnering such positive reviews, but I'm a little scared that it will be really disturbing.
Anonymous said…
I was just think of rereading some of the Potter books and I found them all downstairs. Seems my youngest is rereading them for the umpteenth time during AP Calculas breaks.

Thanks for visiting the other day.

PB
The Hinnefeld book looks good. I was hoping to get that one, so I'll be looking forward to reading the reviews.gostanse