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Hello you guys! I seem to have forgotten how to blog with everything going on around here. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Hope you all are coping okay?

Last week Things finally got to some semblance of a routine this week and I've been finally feeling better and in charge of my emotional faculties. I've taken over one of the upstairs bedrooms and set it up as my office-cum-homeschool room. In other words, the room is a big mess, but both my daughter and I are able to navigate the room fine as everything in the room has a meaning in our own brains. We're both very organized that way. I've been using a sit-stand desk for my work laptop and I'm a little glad that I got to try this system finally. When I'm not working, I'm helping the girl with her letters, numbers, or fun activities. Trust me, this is difficult but we worked through the system this week, and think we have it under control. My father-in-law watches my son during the day as the little ma…

Yet another Monday! (February 28, 2011)


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

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


I feel like I had a really good reading/blogging week, but that hasn't really translated in number. But at least I'm on a reading spree, plus I have so many books due back at the library this week. My library allows only one renewal, and I've already done it. Boo!

Books completed in the last week
-  Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld: Enjoyed this second book as much as the first! This series is turning out to be real fun!
-  The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Not one of the best books I've read on women issues set against a backdrop of war or violence, but certainly a moving inspirational story.

News from over my blog
Leif Reads!
-  Last post of February. This month, the focus was on Eaarth by Bill McKibben. Last week's post was on why we need to slow down, why we should just stop "progress".

Reviews up!
Books on my nightstand
Lots of books on my nightstand for this week, but I think I may get to only three of those.

Bringing Adam HomeBringing Adam Home by Les Standiford: We see a lot of news centered on missing or abducted or murdered children, but apparently, Adam's abduction was what started the Amber Alerts, the faces on milk cartons, a pedophile registry. This book looks like it may be a hard read, but I'm looking forward to it.
Maus IMaus I by Art Spiegelman: I know this book has received a lot of rave reviews, but for some reason, I've been putting it off. Maybe because the artwork looks so different from what I'm used to reading. Still, I can't renew this book further, and I surely want to read it before I return it.
Radio Shangri-LaRadio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli: I wasn't initially looking forward to this book, but the more I looked at it, and read about it, the more it has intrigued me. There is something so appealing about that cover - especially the rainbow-esque letters.










Comments

Misha said…
I bought the The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown recently. I am so excited to read it!
Happy Reading!
Lisa M said…
Looks like a good week. Here is mine. http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_28.html
hcmurdoch said…
You've got to just jump into Maus and I don't think you'll be sorry. And a missing/abducted child book, boy that's a tough subject to read about! Have a great week
I'll be reading The Weird Sisters this week...I'm so excited!

Thanks for sharing your reading week.

Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST
Kristin T. said…
I have The Dressmaker of Khair Kahana on my tbr list...looking forward to reading your review of it. Radio Shangri-La looks good, too.

My It's Monday post can be found here.
kim said…
I've seen The Weird Sisters mentioned on a few blogs today- must check it out.
I've been curious about Maus for a while, so I'll be watching for your review of that one.
Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) said…
I can't wait to hear what you think of Maus. I've been wanting to read that book for ages.
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to see what you think of The Weird Sisters! Hope you enjoy it!
Athira / Aths said…
It was a really wonderful read with fun quirky characters! I hope you do get to check it out!
Athira / Aths said…
Yeah, it's weird isn't it? I am looking forward to being absolutely lost in it, but I'm terrified of even saying the word 'enjoy'.
Athira / Aths said…
I hope to read the Maus books tomorrow. I really don't want to miss it.
Athira / Aths said…
Me too! I can't wait to start Radio Shangri-La!
book journey said…
I was just looking at Bringing Adam Home and wishing they had ARC's out of it.... I would LOVE to read that one! :)
Athira / Aths said…
It was a hard book to read and it will be even hard for a mother. But it was so gripping and well-written. I couldn't put it down at all!
Athira / Aths said…
Sheila, I just finished this book and I have to say - it was AMAZING!
Athira / Aths said…
I have to say - I read I and II of Maus back to back and loved it! It is so amazingly well-written!

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