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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

Yet another Monday! (January 24, 2011)


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.

Those among you coming to me directly from your RSS readers, can you please confirm that you saw my post on your reader? I'm getting paranoid wondering if the feeds are going out fine, after the domain change. :) 

I almost forgot about this post, with all the drama that happened here during Bloggiesta. I didn't read during the weekend at all, so I have to catch up this week.

Books completed in the last week
-  Left Neglected by Lisa Genova: I have to say that I am disappointed with this book. Still Alice was one of my favorite reads last year, so it hurts to say that, but this book was dry and boring most of the time.

News from over my blog
-  I posted a book and movie review of Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane/Martin Scorsese.
-  Read about my other obsession - yeah, something not to do with books.
-  Bloggiesta pretty much ruled my weekend. I got a lot done over a total of 21 hours, but now I'm saturated.

Books on my nightstand
It's been a slow reading month for me. I guess it has to do with all the bookkeeping and housekeeping that January brings with it. I hope I get more time to read during the week.


Eaarth by Bill McKibben: I have a few more pages to go before I'm done with this. There was plenty of eye-popping and eye-widening moments here - I'm really glad I read this one.
The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life by Jasmin Darznik: I love this book so far. It's hard putting it down every time. Jasmin's writing is engaging, and the story is very riveting. I'm also loving the setting - Iran, and enjoy learning so much about this place.




Comments

Jennifer said…
The Good Daughter is on my TBR list. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/01/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-23.html
The Good Daughter sounds good. Also - Still Alice was a fav from last year? I think I have that one... now I have to go look for it. :)
Have a super week!
Got your post from my RSS/Google Reader :)

Yeah isn't Left Neglected disappointing? Can't wait to read your full review (well I hope you'd do one anyway) so I'm glad to hear it's not just me... I'd read some really positive reviews of it before it was release so my expectations were even higher than before!
pussreboots said…
Your RSS feed works fine.

I finished my Cybils reading and posted a lot of nonfiction reviews. Come see what I'm reading now.
Jan von Harz said…
Wow congrats on all you got done in those 21 hours. You spend way more time than I did. Still I accomplished a few things I needed to get done. Have a wonderful week!
Mystica said…
I am disappointed that you did not like this book(Left Neglected). I am eagerly awaiting it and now am wondering whether its going to be a let down.
Oh No, disappointed with Left Neglected? I had high hopes, and do plan to read it soon.

I like your new blog look.
bermudaonion said…
I'm sorry to see that book left you disappointed - I had high hopes for it.
Nina said…
An eye opening book,Eaarth by Bill McKibben, got to get my hands on that one.

Enjoy your week!
Tales of Whimsy said…
These both sound fascinating :) Happy week!
Aleetha said…
I have never seen those two books. Will look them out on Goodreads.
Happy readingg
The Good Daughter sounds so good! And, yes, I got to this page through your RSS on my reader
Vasilly said…
I've read positive things about Eearth. Happy reading!