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When you are LOST in a book | Weekly Snapshot

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…

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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