What a week and weekend it has been! I managed to get a lot of posts out of the way this week, and spent the weekend clearing off a lot of items from my don't-you-dare-procrastinate to-do list. I did manage to cross out some items, but there's still a long way. When will the day come that I won't have a single item on my list?
Books completed in the last week
Someone Else's Garden by Dipika Rai
13, rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro: What an innovative way to tell a story - through pictures and a narrator who makes us feel that we are trying to decipher this puzzle, and not just reading about someone else putting the pieces together.
New Feature! Ash and I just started a new eco-friendly feature, Leif Reads! Don't forget to check it out! We plan to read one book each month for this feature and talk about it once a week. Also, don't forget to check our first posts that went up on Friday - here and here.
Books on my nightstand
Well, I'm officially clearing out my nightstand today, because my family's going to stay with me for 3 months, and I want to spare them any anxieties thanks to the tons of books lying around. I can't help what the mailman brings in or what I carry in from the library, but my nightstand and shelves will just have to get pruned up a bit. (At least my dad loves to read, so maybe I can tempt him a bit by planting some good thrillers around.) I was supposed to clean up on Friday, but well, you know, some of the books were asking me to read them right away, and I didn't really feel like abandoning them on their shelves - not yet. You know how that goes?
Little Princes by Conor Grennan: It took me a while to start this, because I was expecting it to be a bit "deep", and after a few recent deep reads, I wanted something light. But on starting this book, it totally surprised me. The author's writing actually made me laugh - in a book that has been giving off "serious topic" vibes!
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown: I usually do not pick a book to read while it's going through a hyped-up phase. And this book has certainly been popping up all over lately. For some reason though, I haven't really let the hype get to me yet, so I'm looking forward to reading this book soon.