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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…

Yet another Monday! (March 7, 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 busy week for me. I had to work on Saturday too - something I wasn't too happy about, but then who is. So my Sunday was mostly a catch up day for sleep, blogs and reading. But I had a great week of reading, with all three books (technically, two) likely to make my end of year Best of.. lists!

Books completed in the last week
-  Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman: Now I know why this graphic nonfiction WW2 biography is a Pulitzer Prize winner! What an amazing book! I'm so so glad that I finally read this one.
-  Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman: Just as awesome as the first book!
-  Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America by Les Standiford: I hope you have this book on your TBR, because this book is awesome! Really well-written, very suspenseful, and well-researched! If you loved Truman Capote's In Cold Blood or Dave Cullen's Columbine, then this is for you.

News from over my blog
My monthly review post - in which I talk about my mostly nonfiction-filled February.

Reviews up!
Books on my nightstand
I have a busy week in books ahead. If only I had more reading time. I would really love to have a snowstorm hit us this week. (Doesn't help that spring is almost here.)

Radio Shangri-LaRadio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli: I just started this yesterday and was completely unprepared for Lisa Napoli's beautiful writing. I don't know what I expected, but I prayed that it isn't another Eat, Pray, Love kind of travelogue/memoir. So far, it is not. 
PalestinePalestine by Joe Sacco: This is the last of the graphic nonfiction books that I have on my pile right now. I've heard plenty about this book. In fact, Palestine is actually a series of ten volumes collected together in a single book. I just started this one last night, and it's riveting so far!
The Beauty of Humanity MovementThe Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb: This book is set in Vietnam, and there's a passing mention of the war in the synopsis, but I'm glad it's not the same Nam war that all too often features in any book set in Vietnam. I'm anxious to read about Vietnam without any hint of the Nam war tarnishing it.
Slow Death by Rubber DuckSlow Death by Rubber Duck by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie: I've heard this book is scary - like how Food, Inc made us worried about the food we eat and An Inconvenient Truth made us fear for our climate. I'm really eager to find out.












Comments

Misha said…
You had a great reading week! Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli sounds wonderful. Happy Reading!
Jan von Harz said…
I have Levithan to read and buying Behemoth to go with it. Going to check out your review. Have a great week!
Hcolby said…
I read Radio Shangri-La and loved it. Death by Rubber Duck sounds good.
book journey said…
Oh and I am super jealous that you Bringing Adam Home... I want to read that one so badly! Have a super week )
I liked Rdio Shangrila-La and just loved, loved Little Princes, a memoir set in Nepal! I have a book giveaway going of Little Princes if you are interested!
Your wish for a snowstorm made me chuckle! I'm wishing for spring. It looks like you've got some good reading ahead of you.
Lisa M said…
I love the cover on Slow Death by Rubber Ducky Here is my Week http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html
Oh, I must read Bringing Adam Home...sounds fabulous!

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Athira / Aths said…
Shangri-La is turning out to be a good read so far! Bhutan seems to be a country I know very little about.
Athira / Aths said…
Yay! I hope you like both of them!
Athira / Aths said…
Shangri-La is such a good read so far! I'm really eager to start Rubber Duck!
Athira / Aths said…
I got Bringing Adam Home from NetGalley. I'm not sure if it's still available, but you can try. It was a compelling read!
Athira / Aths said…
I'm even halfway through Little Princes, and it's a fascinating read as well!
Athira / Aths said…
I know, lol! A part of me is glad for the spring, but when it comes to reading, I think rain/snow storms are the best! :D
Athira / Aths said…
That cover looks cute, doesn't it?
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to hear what you think of Bringing Adam Home, if you choose to read it! It's a really fascinating book!
Hcmurdoch said…
So glad you enjoyed Maus I and II, they are amazing, aren't they? I bought Radio Shangri-La yesterday and if you're loving it may have to move it up the list. Palestine is pretty dense, but so interesting and informative
Athira / Aths said…
Radio Shangri-La is great so far! I'm only a few chapters in, but it's nice. I can't wait to read the rest of it. Palestine is dense. I read a few pages and got lost. I'll have to try it again.
Cat said…
Glad you liked Bringing Adam Home - I have that noted on my netgalley list for when I have time.
Radio Shangri-La sounds great so will have to check that out.

Have a great week!
Marie said…
I'm glad you're enjoying the graphic novels. Spiegelman and Sacco are both amazing. And I'm looking forward to reading Radio Shangri-La, too! Happy reading!
Pussreboots said…
I read the Maus books back in college. The Slow Death by Rubber Duck looks interesting. I finished more K to 3 books for my project, some short stories and at last, Kraken. Come see what I'm reading now.
Vasilly said…
Everything on your list looks good! I think I'll just add it all to my tbr list! :-D Happy reading!
Lisa said…
Hope you keep enjoying Shangri-La! Thanks for giving it a look. Best, Lisa
Athira / Aths said…
I hope you get to Bringing Adam Home asap! It was simply awesome!
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to hear what you think of Radio Shangri-La!
Athira / Aths said…
LOL! I love that we have similar reading tastes! Every time I come by your blog, I add a book to Mt. TBR!
Athira / Aths said…
I'm eager to start on the Rubber Duck book! It sure looks interesting!
Athira / Aths said…
You're welcome, Lisa! I can't wait to read the rest of the book!
christa @ mental foodie said…
Will add Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America to TBD as I like true crime (read Colubine, but not In Cold Blood yet).

Funny, just received an ARC called Lost in Shangri-La. Will wait to read your Radio Shangri-La. I enjoyed the "Eat" in Eat, Pray, Love (love was okay).
ashbrux said…
I've never read Maus. *hangs head* I should really get to that.
Athira / Aths said…
Yikes! Go, no.. Run! You should read it soon! You'll love it!
Athira / Aths said…
I'm considering reading Lost in Shangri-La too. It sounded so out-of-the-world. I hope you get to read Bringing Adam Home.
christa @ mental foodie said…
Co-reading this one with husband now. We're about 1/3 way through and enjoying it. He kept telling me to keep reading last night.
Athira / Aths said…
Woot! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!!

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