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A library haul after months | Notes from my Reading

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…

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 :)