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Hello you guys! I seem to have forgotten how to blog with everything going on around here. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Hope you all are coping okay?

Last week Things finally got to some semblance of a routine this week and I've been finally feeling better and in charge of my emotional faculties. I've taken over one of the upstairs bedrooms and set it up as my office-cum-homeschool room. In other words, the room is a big mess, but both my daughter and I are able to navigate the room fine as everything in the room has a meaning in our own brains. We're both very organized that way. I've been using a sit-stand desk for my work laptop and I'm a little glad that I got to try this system finally. When I'm not working, I'm helping the girl with her letters, numbers, or fun activities. Trust me, this is difficult but we worked through the system this week, and think we have it under control. My father-in-law watches my son during the day as the little ma…

March Madness


The best memory I have of March is driving. I haven't had a weekend at home in a long time I guess. And that really cut into my reading time, because I'm more of a weekend reader. I slept in yesterday after a month that I can't stop appreciating how good that felt. Still, I read some great titles this month and April is bringing more new titles that I've been looking forward to!

Books of the month

Bringing Adam HomeMaus

Other Reads

Radio Shangri-LaThe Beauty of Humanity MovementThe Freedom Writers DiaryThe Four Ms. BradwellsSlow Death by Rubber Duck

Reviews posted
  1. Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
  2. 13, rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro
  3. Bringing Adam Home by Les Standiford (WOW!)
  4. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
  5. Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli
  6. The Good Daughter by Jasmin Darznik (WOW!)
  7. The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb
  8. The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell (Book n Movie review)
  9. The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton
Leif Reads
  1. March book: Slow Death by Rubber Duck and how even toys are toxic
  2. You're soaking it in - the teflon and mercury that's leeching into us
  3. The Lawn Damage
  4. What can we do?
Traveling with my books this year
One thing I always look forward to with these monthly review posts, is where I've been to this month. While I'd much rather go there physically, some times books can be a welcome travel tool too! I still have two continents I haven't visited at all - Africa and Australia.

View Traveling with my books (2011) in a larger map

Comments

As much fun as it is to travel, it's also very disruptive to life. February was the first month in over a year that I was home every single night. I hope your life settles down soon.
Misha said…
You had a great month in reading! Hope April is great for you too :)
Happy Reading!
ashbrux said…
I'm really impressed by how widely you've read around the globe! I'm excited because one of the books I recently bought is a translation and I didn't even know it. I've wanted to read a book in translation since January.
Vasilly said…
You had a great reading month! I hope April calms down for you.

Looking back over this month, you're definitely responsible for adding three books to my tbr list: Slow Death by Rubber Duck, 13 rue Therese, and The Good Daughter. I hope I can return the favor this month! :-)
Bibliophilebythesea said…
Your March was great!!! Lots of good reads there.
Juju at Tales of Whimsy... said…
You've had a great month :)
hcmurdoch said…
Like me, you have a blank continent. For you it's Africa and for me it's South America. I got all excited to read the book you've got there, but I've already read it! Darn it. You read some wonderful books this month, let's hope April is just as great!
Athira / Aths said…
I agree! I love traveling, but there are times when I just want to be home. I hope April won't bring too much traveling with it.
Athira / Aths said…
Thank you, I hope so too!
Athira / Aths said…
I love reading translated works too. I think I've read a couple, though none come to mind right away. I do remember thinking that the translations were also written really well.
Athira / Aths said…
Yay!! I love to hear that! I will be looking forward to your thoughts when you choose to read any of those books (nudging The Good Daughter to the top of the pile).
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope April is good too! (I also hope commenting is not proving to be too hard. Someone else also told me the same thing - I need to check with Disqus on why it's so slow.)
Athira / Aths said…
I'm going to snoop at your map and pick at least one book to read in Apr/May to put some dot on my blank continents. That will relieve some pressure off my reading list!
Piyush Garyali said…
Where is the Sunday Salon lazy girl?
Athira / Aths said…
TSS was on a break this week, lazy reader. :)
Piyush Garyali said…
You know what, I just realized that the popup comment thing is much better that this click-and-scroll-a-billion-times-to-reach-the-comment-box way !!
Athira / Aths said…
You need to scroll down the pop-up comment box also, right?
Piyush Garyali said…
Not if it has a "Jump to the comment box" link on top !!
Athira / Aths said…
You know you're lazy, right? :)

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