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I'm getting an extremely late start to this post. After the long drive yesterday back home and then a late evening meetup with our neighbors, I was out of juice very fast and needed to crash. And what does Sunday morning mean after a busy week? Tis a day full of chores. Ugh.  Life We spent this past week in Boston with my brother-in-law and his wife. We all got the break we needed - we did some shopping, watched lots of TV, and enjoyed lots of family time. I started writing this post on our drive back but didn't get to schedule in advance. We opted to drive the 13-hour route so although it made for some very long days, it felt good to get out of the house and enjoy a road trip. The weather cooperated all the days in all the places we were in those days so that was a plus.  As always after a long vacation, we have come back to a lot to do. I have so much to catch up with and need to do some of that today as there's just as much to do on the work front from tomorrow.  Renovat

Yet another Monday! (July 4, 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!


The first of my long weekends is just getting over today, but I am so looking forward to the rest of them this month and the next. While I have a few trips planned during some of the weekends, I'm looking forward to more reading and blogging during the rest. 
News from over my blog
Reviews up!
Books on my nightstand
I like the pile of books that I'm looking forward to reading next from my Orange list and otherwise. Right now, I have a couple of books going that are both pretty good.

Hello GoodbyeHello Goodbye by Emily Chenoweth: I hadn't made much progress into this book until two days ago. I'm not too far in yet, but the writing is very beautiful so far.
ShantaramShantaram by Gregory David Roberts: I'm finally getting caught up with Shantaram for the readalong after so long. I know I am weeks behind, but I am finally able to read this book without "fearing" interruptions.








Comments

Misha said…
Hello Goodbye is on my to-read list, so I am glad to hear about the writing. Good luck with the Shantaram readalong. What do you think of the book till now?

I hope you have a great week in books. Happy Reading!
therrreader said…
Hello Goodbye sounds like a sweet read! Have fun!

Have a great monday!
Tasha said…
Have a fab week! See what I'm reading here and don't forget to link your book reviews on Read My Review, hosted on my blog.Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx
Hello Goodbye has a beautiful cover. I don't know what's the book is about, but I'm thinking something sad! ;)
I want to read State of Wonder....I'm going over to check out that review!  Have a great day and a wonderful week.

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MY MONDAY MEMES POST
I just finished State of Wonder last night and I'm still mulling it all around in my head.  I hope you have a great week in books.
Helen Murdoch said…
Can't wait to see what you think of the Shantaram readings once you start posting to our group! Enjoy your three-day weekends, that extra day somehow seems to make a huge difference
Athira / Aths said…
Misha  Shantaram is entertaining so far! I don't really like some of the caricaturing happening, but otherwise it is written very well!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope you have a great day and week!
Athira / Aths said…
I hope you have a fab week too!
Athira / Aths said…
@5cd5ef7a41623c98d07b82f0777e28f7:disqus It is. Good guess! :D Something very sad - about a woman with terminal cancer telling her final goodbyes.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope you have a great week too!
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to hear your thoughts!!! I'll be looking for your review!
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to post either. Right now, I'm weeks behind on everything, so I'm just taking it all one step at a time.
zibilee said…
I also can't wait to hear what you think of Shantaram. I remember it being a dense read, but also very good. There was a film version slated for release last year, starring Johnny Depp as Lin, but that seems to have gone off the radar. Too bad!
Pussreboots said…
My reading list consists of a lot of picture books read with my children, as well as the manga I've been reading with my oldest.   Come see what I read.
Jennifer said…
Oh I did like reading Hello Goodbye, I hope you do as well.  Enjoy your week and your books.  
My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-46.html
Athira / Aths said…
I was so looking forward to the movie. It's sad that it didn't work eventually. Still, the book is good so far.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope you have a good week too!
Athira / Aths said…
I hope you have a good week!
Michelle Shannon said…
I can't wait to see what you think of THE SECRET LIVES OF BABA SEGI'S WIVES. I finished it this week as well and thought is was fascinating. I received STATE OF WONDER this week and cannot wait to read it.
Amy Mckie said…
Oooohh really can't wait for your review of Shoneyin's book!