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It got busy this week! Lots going on at home, work, and otherwise as well.  Life My daughter's school decided to close on Friday, along with several other schools in the area, with some being closed from Thursday. Not enough staff. The school had been on a mask mandate since the beginning of the pandemic, dropping it only for one week when the pandemic had appeared to have stabilized last year. And yet, they dropped the mandate completely at the beginning of this year, when cases were exponentially rising, only to bring it back again starting next week. I've gone from being very annoyed to angry to feeling fatigue in these first two weeks already. I won't lie - we all mask around here and try to avoid going where we don't have a need to be in, and still, we are not taking anything close to the extreme precaution we all took at the beginning of the pandemic. I cannot and don't want to keep my kids home - I have at least that much faith in the schools' precautions

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.