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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…

Yet another Monday! (January 31, 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.


This Monday sure arrived too early. I don't think I read enough or blogged enough last week to merit a new week this soon. Even though I promised myself that I'll space my reading better and not get bogged down by adjacent review dates, I'm still scrambling to finish book after book. Doesn't help that every book I pick is at least 300 pages long.

Books completed in the last week
-  The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life by Jasmin Darznik: Did you read my Sunday Salon post where I raved about this book? This one was amazing - one heck of an emotionally charged, compelling read, and if you haven't added it yet, you should - it's the second book this year to make my WOW list!
-  Eaarth by Bill McKibben: As I mentioned last week, this book has been stock full of information - quite a good bunch of revelations! I'll speak more about it this week.

News from over my blog
-  After Bloggiesta last weekend, I actually stayed away from my blog for most of last week. Part of it has to do with a busy week at work, plus getting those books cleared off my nightstand pile.
-  I also happened to install Disqus on my blog. I'm not sure yet whether you guys find it convenient, but it's kind of surprising that most of the commenters aren't signing using OpenID. It's a good thing I know most of you, so I can return the comment love.
-  I posted just one review last week - Left Neglected by Lisa Genova.

Books on my nightstand
Right now, there's one book I'm trying to finish for my TLC review this week. Apart from that, I'm not sure what else I'll read. My next committed review date is in March first week, so until then, I want to treat myself to reading whatever suits my fancy. I do have a bunch of half-done books to finish and a whole host of egalleys, so there's going to be quite a lot of choices.


Someone Else's Garden by Dipika Rai: I'm really trying to get into this book. So far, it's slow progress and the writing took me quite a while to get used to. The premise is promising, the characters well-etched, though I could do with far less digressions. My review for this book is scheduled for tomorrow, and I have about 200 pages more to go - will I make it?







Comments

hcmurdoch said…
I don't even really know what OpenID is... I'll have to check it out. I think I am logged in with Intense Debate ID? I am curious to see what people think of this commenting system. For me, it works well and I like that I get an email with your response to me.
Gautami Tripathy said…
Not a fan of disqus..

Have a great reading week..

http://readbookswritepoetry.blogspot.com/2011/01/mondays-mailboxwhat-are-you_31.html
Sounds like a slow one. Good luck :) Happy week dear!
Nicole said…
The Good Daughter is on my list of books to read and I was debating where it should be in the tbr pile. I am glad to see that you thought so highly of it.