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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 (Aug 1, 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 while since I did this post. I haven't been around a few weekends and I'm not a fan of scheduling posts in advance. But now that I'm home this Sunday trying to make it last, I figured I'll post this Monday. My biggest highlight this weekend was managing to get into Pottermore the first day. I stayed up until 3 am with no luck, but then woke up an hour later to see the Muggle world in uproar, all trying to join Hogwarts. Blimey! At least I can work this week in peace. How many of you got in yet? I hope all of us fans manage to get in.
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Reviews up!
I have way too many books on my nightstand right now. If I don't read a book within two days of picking it up, it usually stays abandoned - sometimes that's because I've already forgotten all that happened, otherwise it's because it seems to be taking me forever. So I have to keep picking up a new book to refresh the reading process.

Yo!Yo! by Julia Alvarez: This book is amazingly funny! I had never heard of this one until I chanced upon it in my library's Staff Recommends shelf. I had never read Julia Alvarez's work before but have had her recommended many times. I can't wait to finish the last 100 pages of this one.
NakedNaked by David Sedaris: I'm listening to this one in my car and it makes for difficult driving because I'm laughing half the time. His stories are so eccentric that I'm left wondering if they're real or from his fantastically vivid imagination.














Comments

Have you heard of (or read) Marcelo in the Real World?  If you loved Curious Incident - and I'm assuming you did by the WOW =)  then I bet you'd love it!
Jennifer said…
I habe Never Knowing on my shelves patiently waiting for me to get to it.  Have a lovely week and enjoy your books.
My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-50.html
teddyree said…
I've also got Never Knowing and The Curious Incident waiting patiently for me, so many books, so little time. Have a great week and happy reading :)
Sheila (Book Journey) said…
Oh a Pottermore Invite?  I have to get on that!  I am a HIGE fan but had not even started to try... (what do I have to do?)  *panic!*

Curious Incident is one I need to give another try to.  My book club read it years ago and I could just not get into it.  I need to try again
Mystica said…
The Never Knowing book is the one I am hoping to find asap.
Angelica Joy said…
Glad that you've come back to posting "It's Monday! What are you reading?" Looking forward to seeing what you get through next week ;) 
Giving Reading said…
You know what, I just bought ' The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon' :) I am sure I am going to enjoy it.
Tea said…
I also luved The Curious...." by Mark Haddon. Have never been able to get the title right. lol. Wonderful book. Always wanted to read Chevy Stevens. I have a feeling she's really good. Luv Christopher Paul Curtis. Have fun reading this week reading.
Karen Sime said…
Curious Incident is amazing isn't it? I found myself feeling guilty for finding a lot of it funny. Very moving too.
Bibliophilebythesea said…
I also find it hard to get back to most books if I've abandoned them for too long....LOL
Juju at Tales of Whimsy... said…
O fun picks you have on your bedside! :) Happy Monday!
I haven't been following Pottermore and didn't realize you need an invite!  I can't wait to see what you think of Naked.
The books on your nightstand look really good.  I've been meaning to read "Naked."

Loved Never Knowing...hope you have a great week!

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Athira / Aths said…
@bermudaonion  It's not really an invite, but rather you have to solve a clue and if you get it right, you get in. The catch is each day a different clue comes up, so each day the answer is different. Also, the clue can come up any time, and then it is removed once that day's quota is over. The past two days, the clues came up at 4 am and 5 am EST - crazy hours for the east coast. I barely slept on Sunday waiting for this.
Helen Murdoch said…
Isn't the Curious Incident of the Dog fantastic? And Yo and Naked are wonderful as well. What a great week you've got going!
zibilee said…
David Sedaris is one of my very favorite comic writers, and I have read almost every book that he has out there. naked was a particularly good book for me, and I hope that you continue to enjoy it. I would also recommend Me Talk Pretty One Day. There were some rip-snorting pieces of hilarity in that one!
LORI CASWELL said…
Great reading happened here!!! HAPPY READING!!!
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Sharon said…
Naked sounds fun!  Will have to check it out!
Pussreboots said…
I liked Mark Haddon's book too. I was curious how many books I've read each month. So I made a graph for this week's What Are You Reading. Please stop by to see it and what I've read. 
Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness said…
I love David Sedaris on audiobook. He's a fabulous reader of his work. 
Athira / Aths said…
No, I haven't but thanks for the recommendation! I'm going to check it out - the book does remind me of the movie August Rush, which was also about an autistic boy with a connection to music.