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Last week went much better than I dared hope it would be. I managed to catch some parts of the Presidential Inauguration and the evening program, and just the realization that the administration is really, truly, definitively changing has just sunk in, I think. I haven't spent more than about 5 minutes each day on the news (didn't feel the need to) and I hope to keep it that way for as long as possible. Life Yep, another busy work week. I know I hoped for a lighter work week, but who am I kidding. Work has been a different kind of busy each week this whole month and it will be nothing different this coming week. I just hope to figure out how to get my lunch hour freed up and use it to recharge. Not much happened in life this week - kids are loving being back at school, and I am loving my uninterrupted time, something that was only a luxury for much of last year.  Reading Even if life was busy this week, I did read quite a bit. I'm slowly reading So You Want To Talk About Ra

Yet another Monday! (February 21, 2011)


It's Monday! What are you reading this week?

SheilaOne Persons Journey through a world of Books wants to know what we're reading. I'm only too happy to oblige!


This post is taking me a while to put up. I just finished watching Hotel Rwanda, and am still pretty dazed, shocked and angry. I'm also thinking about Egypt and wondering why freeedom is such a hard thing to have. So while I try to set these thoughts aside, let me think about the books I read this week.

Books completed in the last week
-  The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown: What a beautiful writing! You always need that in character-driven novels, and this book certainly had it!
-  Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun by Geoffrey Canada: A well-done graphic novel set in Harlem and with a really good insight into the almost-lawless streets where Canada grew up in.
-  Stitches by David Small: This was such a fast read, I was amazed. It was certainly moving too - adopting the idea that pictures can say so much more than words.

News from over my blog
Books on my nightstand
I did some compulsion-free reading last week, but this week is going to be governed again by review and tour deadlines. I need to do this more often. Since I haven't yet checked what review dates are coming up, these are the books on my radar right now.

BehemothBehemoth by Scott Westerfeld: This book is just as interesting as it's prequel, Leviathan. The next book, Goliath, is coming out on Sept 13th, so I'm really looking forward to it - it's the last book of this trilogy. Of course, I won't be surprised if a fourth book is also released, since we all know that only Scott Westerfeld can get away with four books in a trilogy!
Shadow TagShadow Tag by Louise Erdrich: I've been hearing a lot about this book - both good and bad. But my interest is piqued! I haven't read any of Louise Erdrich's earlier works, this one sounds intense as it is, so I can't wait to find out.







Comments

The1stdaughter said…
Oh! You are reading some great books! I had no idea there was a graphic novel version for Anne Frank's Biography. How interesting! And I've really wanted to read Stitches for some time.

Have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop by There’s A Book! :)
carol said…
Enjoy ur reading week

carol
I have The Weird Sisters on Sparky, my Kindle...and can't wait to dive in! Shadow Tag was an intriguing read...parts of it were tedious, to me, but overall...good. Hope you enjoy your week.

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Lisa M said…
Looks like you have some great books going this week. Enjoy your reading. Stop by and see me if you have a little time. http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_20.html
Juju at Tales of Whimsy... said…
Oooooo Scott! Love him!
Jan von Harz said…
Weird Sisters is a book that sounds like one I would thoroughly enjoy, and I really want to read both of Westerfeld's book. Great variety in your book this week. Hope you have a wonderful week!
book journey said…
I have to get my hands on a copy of Weird Sisters - everyone is raving about it! :)
I keep reading great things about Shadow Tag, so I think you're in for a treat!
Joann said…
Shadow Tag does sound interesting,enjoy!
Athira / Aths said…
I didn't know either that there was a graphic novel version of Anne Frank's Diary. I chanced upon it in my library, and I'm so glad I read it!
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to see what you think of the Anne Frank graphic book!
Athira / Aths said…
Yeah, I heard parts of Shadow Tag was tedious to read. I'm concerned about that, but I may still give it a try. For now, I had to postpone the read, thanks to two reviews due next week.
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to start Shadow Tag! I hope I enjoy it too!