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Despite so much going on over here between work, house projects, yard work, and just daily living challenges in this pandemic era, I've been able to squeeze in time to read as well, which I'm thankful for, because the news has been abysmal these past few weeks for various reasons and I'm continually worrying about where humanity is headed, even more so than I did before.

A library haul after months...My biggest highlight in books this past week was that the library opened for holds pickup. I'd been checking their website every week to find if next week was going to be the week it opened. So when the notice finally came through last week, I was beyond thrilled. I was also very unsure what books to request from the library since I had gotten very used to reading online. Still, I had a few requested when they called me to schedule a one-hour window for pickup. I did request a ton of books after that though, so I expect a bigger bag this week. 

Some of these are books to rea…

Yet another Monday! (May 2, 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!


Although April was a hectic month for me, I had a lot of reading done this month. I hope May turns out to be the same for me, but I'm certainly counting on more downtime as well.

Books completed in the last week
-  The Coffins of Little Hope by Timothy Schaffert: This book has been receiving a lot of buzz lately, but for some reason it didn't work well for me.
-  In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard: I enjoyed this book a lot! I can't wait to review this - hopefully this week itself!
-  Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten: After all the heavy reading, I wanted some light reading and so I picked this one. This was a cute book but it didn't work too well for me.

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Books on my nightstand
I barely got to any of the books on my pile last week, so my reading for this week has the same set of books.

The Shadow of the WindThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón: Since I already have two review books lined for this week, I figured one non-review book might be nice to ease some pressure that I was talking of yesterday. This book has been on my shelf for ages, so I'm glad to be eventually getting to it!
The Lost GirlsThe Lost Girls by Amanda Pressner, Jennifer Baggett, and Holly Corbett: I just started this one yesterday and it's wonderful reading so far. It reads like an adventure by three girls with whom I could relate so well.
KamchatkaKamchatka by Marcelo Figueras: I haven't yet started this one, so I'm hoping to do so sometime this week. It sounds fascinating - set in Buenos Aires, from the perspective of a 10-year old, whose family is going into hiding.













Comments

Vonharzj said…
Shadow of the Wind sound interesting and I do really enjoy Zafon's writing hope you have a great week!
Young1 said…
Looks like you had an amazing month in April i hope it follows through.
The Lost Girls is one i cannot wait to get my hands on as well as The Kitchen Daughter - i have seen them both on several blogs and they look juicy!
Hope all is well - oh i updated my PIE!!! :D
hcmurdoch said…
I enjoyed Wherever Nina Lies and it's quite a hit with the girls at my school, too bad it didn't work for you. But, I really enjoyed Shadow of the wind and wanted to go to Barcelona once I was finished with it!
In Zanesville is one I've been noticing lately. It looks good!

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Zohar said…
Kamchatka sounds fascinating, I'm looking forward to your review of it.
I love books with my name in the title. ;) lol. Wherever Nina Lies!!!
Lisa M said…
You have a lot of interesting titles here! Gives me a lot to go check out!

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Dollycas79 said…
Some of these books are waiting for me on my TBR pile and I can't wait to get at them!
Pussreboots said…
Last week was all about finishing textbooks and relaxing with manga. Come see what I read.
Athira / Aths said…
Yay! Hope you get to them soon!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! Hope you like them!
Athira / Aths said…
Haha! You make me laugh!
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to start it!
Athira / Aths said…
It is really good! I hope to review it tomo.
Athira / Aths said…
Wherever Nina Lies is actually a good story and my 15-year old self would have loved it! It's just this old 26-year old me who find issues.
Athira / Aths said…
I love The Lost Girls so far! You should check it out!
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to start it. It sounds fabulous!
JP said…
The Lost Girls sounds great! I hope you enjoy it :)
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I'm enjoying it so far!
Samantha said…
I've been hearing good things about The Lost Girls - hope you like it! Have a great week. :)
Misha said…
Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten has been lying on my shelf since ages! I really need to read it soon.
Athira / Aths said…
I hope you like it better than I did! It's certainly an entertaining read.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! It's certainly a wonderful read!
Darlene said…
Shadow of the Wind has been on my shelf for a while now. I look forward to your thoughts on it.
Juju at Tales of Whimsy said…
The Lost Girls? Interesting.
Athira / Aths said…
Umm.. I had to return it back to the library. :( But, I'll pick it up again soon. :D