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Gah, October? Where did the year go? I'm suddenly realizing we are entering the busiest season of the year and there's going to be tons to do for the next three months. It is unseasonably warmer right now, which makes it harder to believe that it's October. The colors have started changing but it's almost like the trees don't care and aren't even trying to put up a show.  Renovation updates At this point, we have completed two weeks in our house while under renovation. Yes, it's every bit as irritating, annoying, frustrating, dusty, and allergy-triggering as they say a renovation can be. But it's also oddly fascinating seeing your house ripped down to the subfloor and peeking inside walls at the things that are typically hidden inside one. It was also satisfying seeing progress made - there's a wall one day, no wall the next day, and then all openings patched up the third day. This coming week is going to see the most progress - the hardwood flooring

Yet another Monday! (March 14, 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!


Have we all in the US remembered to spring forward yesterday? Much as I like that spring is almost here (it's HOT here, but the brown is only slowly translating into green), I don't appreciate the one hour less sleep yesterday. Moreover, I always struggle to be up earlier for at least a week or two.

Books completed in the last week
-  Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli: A nice look at Bhutan and its culture.

News from over my blog
Giveaway
-  Enter my giveaway of Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli. I'm giving away 2 copies!

Leif Reads!
-  First post of March. This month, the focus is on Slow Death by Rubber Duck by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie.

Reviews up!
Books on my nightstand
I'm still reading through a couple of the books from last week. I didn't get much reading done really. I have a lot of catching up to do.

The Beauty of Humanity MovementThe Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb: I meant to finish this book by yesterday, but that didn't really happen. But I have a day or two's worth to get through, so I should be done soon.
Slow Death by Rubber DuckSlow Death by Rubber Duck by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie: I have the last bit of this book still left - I didn't have a chance to read this since Friday. Still I have the gist covered and it shouldn't take me long to finish it.
The Four Ms. BradwellsThe Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton: I'm not entirely sure that this book is for me, but I've heard plenty of good reviews, so I'm giving it a try!













Comments

Misha said…
The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton is on my wishlist. I will be looking forward to your review! :)
Laura said…
Our clocks don't go forward for a few weeks (I'm in the UK) but I'm not looking forward to it either! Enjoy your reading :)
BookBelle said…
The Four Ms. Bradwells looks very good. I loved The Wednesday Sisters.

Here's my list:

http://bookbelle0819.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html
hcmurdoch said…
I just started Radio Shangri-La last night so am only a few pages in. I love the idea of sharing 3 good things from the day before going to bed; maybe my daughter and I will start doing this.
The Beauty of Humanity Movement sounds fascinating. I hope you have a great week of reading!
book journey said…
Great looking reads! And you mention hot there.... I wish! Cold here... still. Hopefully soon we can warm up - I can not wait to get on my bike.
carol said…
Another Uk blogger here Springing forward in a few weeks time :)

The four Ms Bradwells is catching my attention.

carol
I like the books you have on your nightstand. They look good!
How HOT is it over there? Here it's cold! I cannot wait for the hot weather to arrive. :)
Athira / Aths said…
I am also excited about it!
Gautami Tripathy said…
You read some great books! Look forward to read your reviews!

http://readbookswritepoetry.blogspot.com/2011/03/mondays-mailboxwhat-are-you_13.html
Athira / Aths said…
They should find a way to spring forward without us losing a wonderful hour! :)
Athira / Aths said…
Glad to hear you loved Wednesday Sisters. I've been interested in that book initially, so that's the main reason I jumped in for this book.
Athira / Aths said…
I liked that idea too. And toyed with doing the same. Knowing me, it won't last more than a few days. But it's something worth doing.
Athira / Aths said…
I never knew something called The Beauty of Humanity Movement existed (the real movement, I mean). This book's been a source of good intriguing info.
Athira / Aths said…
I think I spoke too soon. Because it's back cold again today. Ugh! But for some reason, the weekends have been real warm and that's a huge plus!
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to start that book!
Athira / Aths said…
Well, it was about 65+ over the weekend, but it's cold again today. :( I guess I spoke too soon.