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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…

Awesome April


Surprisingly, I had a really good reading phase in April. I guess I'm paying for it now because I reached a kind of burn-out, but it was still nice to read so much lit last month. I guess I'm surprised because this is what my attention was mostly focused on in April.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
That's right. I watched all the seasons back to back and loved it so much that I had withdrawal symptoms.

Books of the month

A Thread of SkyFar to Go

Other Reads

Miss Entropia and the Adam BombCoralineKira-KiraThe Kitchen DaughterThe UncouplingThe Long GoodbyeThe OdysseyThe Coffins of Little HopeIn ZanesvilleWherever Nina Lies

Reviews posted
  1. Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb by George Rabasa
  2. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (WOW!)
  3. A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei (WOW!)
  4. Far to Go by Alison Pick (WOW!)
  5. The Long Goodbye by Meghan O'Rourke
  6. The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry
Traveling with my books this year
Most of the books I read in April have been set in the US. I never really track the geography when I read, I just pick whichever book I want to read, irrespective of the setting, so it's always nice to look at the map at the end of the month.

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Comments

Samantha 1020 said…
Wow! You had a wonderful month of reading in April! I've been wanting to read The Uncoupling but haven't picked it up yet. Hopefully May will be just as good of a reading month for you :)
Misha said…
I agree with Samantha - you read some awesome books in April. Can you believe I have never watched
Buffy the Vampire Slayer??!! I might be the only person who hasn't.
hcmurdoch said…
I got far to go on my iPad and think I am going to read that instead of others that I had in my plans. I watched Twin Peaks seasons back to back, I love that feeling!
Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said…
Buffy! I was just thinking I should watch some old episodes. So glad you liked it. I use to adore it.
Carrie D-L said…
That is a good reading month! Confession: I've still never watched Season 7 of Buffy because I don't want it to be over, but I think I'm gearing up for a summer marathon to finally do it. *deep breath*
Marie said…
I don't pay attention to "where" I read until the end of the year when I tally it up for a year-end post. Then, I love seeing all the places I've been- there's always something that surprises me!
Athira / Aths said…
Well, May turned to be a bummer, since I started with a rut. But on the plus side, I'm ending on a spree.
Athira / Aths said…
 You should watch Buffy! And you aren't the only person. It's a fantastic show!
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to find the next series to watch back to back!
Athira / Aths said…
 I'm so glad that I watched it!!
Athira / Aths said…
Haha! I get what you mean. I was so sad when we eventually reached the last season. I didn't want it to end.
Athira / Aths said…
I would prefer doing it at the end of the year. I tried doing that last year but it was so overwhelming to list all those books. Plus, some of them - although I knew which country they were set in, I couldn't always remember the states or cities.

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