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When you are LOST in a book | Weekly Snapshot

I have just spent a bulk of my past 24 waking hours racing through the book Big Little Lies. Gosh, it feels amazing to be so consumed by a book that all you want to do is read it at every small or big opportunity. It was hard putting the book down or not thinking about Madeline, Jane, Celeste, or their terribly convoluted lives when I was supposed to be doing something else.


Last Week We drove back from Nashville on Monday morning after two full fun days at the Gaylord resort and one morning at the Hermitage, President Jackson's house. The house itself was glorious (and huge!) - we all enjoyed a good amount of history that day. The resort was a feast for the eyes - all those trees and gardens inside the massive building!

On our drive back home, we had couple of hours to kill so we took the kids to the Dinosaur World in Kentucky. That turned out to be a good decision as the kids had a blast and the adults also had fun learning something new.

Currently This weekend is so far turning…

Mostly Nonfiction February


After a shaky reading start in February, I found my groove back sometime during the middle of the month. I guess what helped was the many graphic nonfiction books I found at the library. Honestly, there's nothing that can pull you back into reading than a riveting story told in pictures. Overall, my February reading was pretty good. Most of the titles I read this month are nonfiction. I don't think I've ever read more nonfiction than fiction over a month ever before.

Books of the month

Anne FrankThe Weird Sisters

Other Reads

13, rue ThereseYummyFist Stick Knife GunStitchesBehemothThe Dressmaker of Khair KhanaEaarth

Reviews posted
  1. Someone Else's Garden by Dipika Rai
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
  3. Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón
  4. Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri and Randy DuBurke
  5. Stitches by David Small
  6. Fist Stick Knife Gun by Geoffrey Canada and Jamar Nicholas
  7. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Leif Reads
  1. New Feature Announcement
  2. 350.org 101
  3. What's Changed is Changed
  4. Imagine
Traveling with my books this year
Lately, I seem to enjoy reading books set outside the US. I hope the trend continues - it feels wonderful learning more about other countries.


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Comments

You ended up having a great month in books! I love to read books set in other countries, too. Since I won't make it to many of them in real life, I have to do it vicariously.
hcmurdoch said…
The Anne Frank graphic novel is on its way to my library; I am so looking forward to reading it! Looks like a good month, here's to a fabulous March
ashbrux said…
Maybe I've rubbed off on you a bit? :) I love your traveling with books idea.
Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said…
Glad you enjoyed The Weird Sisters. I loved that book!
Athira / Aths said…
I'm so glad for books. I want to travel more, but since I probably won't, I'm glad there are books like these to get lost in. I feel like I know a lot about such countries too.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks Helen! I hope you like the Anne Frank graphic biography!
Athira / Aths said…
Oh yeah, you certainly have!! :o)
Athira / Aths said…
I loved all the Bard references in it! It was really well-written!
J H Ravey said…
This past month, though I didn't read much at all, was full of nonfiction as well. I read The Devil in the White City, Manhunt, and The Bolter and enjoyed every single one of them, which tells me I need to be on the lookout for more.

Behemoth is on my nighstand to begin this evening!
Athira / Aths said…
Sometimes I accidentally discover that I've read more memoirs or historical F/NF or graphic books in a month and then I wonder why I never checked them out that much earlier! I'm really surprised to see less fiction on my reading list last month.
Misha said…
I wasn't aware of the Anne Frank Graphic novel. I have to find it! You've had a great month in reading. I am planning to read The Weird Sisters soon.
Athira / Aths said…
I wasn't aware of the Anne Frank graphic biography either. I came across it by accident - I'm so glad I picked it. It was awesome!
Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said…
Cool month! I'm on a non fiction kick too :)

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