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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…

Yet another Monday! (March 21, 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!


It's been a slow week of reading. I guess I just had too much going on, but I hope to make something out of the last 10 days of the third month of the year that just started and is already a quarter way through!

Books completed in the last week
-  The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb: Nice wonderful look at the Vietnamese culture!
-  The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell: I loved the movie and that's what prompted me to pick this book. What a truly moving book!

News from over my blog
Giveaway
-  Today's the last day to enter my giveaway of Elisa Lorello's books - Faking It and its sequel, Ordinary World.

Leif Reads!
Reviews up!
My coming weekend's going to be busy and book-free, so I hope I have five days of good reading before that.

Miss Entropia and the Adam BombMiss Entropia and the Adam Bomb by George Rabasa: I've been eager to read this book ever since I first heard of it. That cover makes me think of some kind of explosion - red and bright! I can't wait to start it!
The Four Ms. BradwellsThe Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton: I've read many rave reviews of Clayton's The Wednesday Sisters, that I have my expectations high up for this book. Sadly, it's not holding my interest for more than half an hour at a time. It's taking me some time to get used to the writing - which is beautiful but is still very digressive. I'm only 40 pages in so it's too early to say anything yet!
















Comments

I've heard Miss Entropia is awesome, so I think you're in for a great week of reading!
Looks like its going to be a great week. Happy reading! Here is my Monday post:

http://handsandhome.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_20.html
Athira / Aths said…
I've been hearing the same thing, so I'm really excited!
Misha said…
I loved the movie version of Freedom Writers. I want to read the book too! I hope you have a great reading week ahead.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! Both the movie and the book are excellent! You should try checking out the book if you get a chance!
Cat said…
I hope you find some lots of quiet reading time this week. Miss Entropia sounds interesting.
Athira / Aths said…
Wow... I hope you get plenty of time to read!
Athira / Aths said…
I hope so, though it doesn't seem to look like. Still, I'm all for a try!
Bibliophilebythesea said…
I've been seeing The Beauty of Humanity around a lot, but it does sound good.
Athira / Aths said…
I'm glad I read it before seeing it around much. But it would still have been a good read.