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Hello you guys! I seem to have forgotten how to blog with everything going on around here. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Hope you all are coping okay?

Last week Things finally got to some semblance of a routine this week and I've been finally feeling better and in charge of my emotional faculties. I've taken over one of the upstairs bedrooms and set it up as my office-cum-homeschool room. In other words, the room is a big mess, but both my daughter and I are able to navigate the room fine as everything in the room has a meaning in our own brains. We're both very organized that way. I've been using a sit-stand desk for my work laptop and I'm a little glad that I got to try this system finally. When I'm not working, I'm helping the girl with her letters, numbers, or fun activities. Trust me, this is difficult but we worked through the system this week, and think we have it under control. My father-in-law watches my son during the day as the little ma…

Yet another Monday (Aug 8, 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 summer months sure are winding down fast, even if there's no sign of the heat abating yet. It's time to start looking at where the reading this year stands and if any of the lofty goals I made at the start of the year are still making sense to me.

Books finished since the last update

News from over my blog

Reviews up!
-  Gingerbread Girl by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (No, this isn't a middle-grade or picture book)

Other posts

Books on my nightstand
It feels great to remove books from my nightstand when I haven't been to them in a while, else all that book-peer pressure can be quite debilitating. Of course, for every book I remove from my desk, another five jump in, so maybe that's not such a good thing.

Pigeon EnglishPigeon English by Stephen Kelman: This month, I'm hoping to get to the ARCs that I still have to read. My next "scheduled" (tour or not) ARC is in September, so I'm hoping to thin out my ARC list before then. I'm starting with this book, which has so far been getting mixed reviews, so I'm hoping it works for me.
NakedNaked by David Sedaris: I'm on the last disc of this audiobook. Audio doesn't work for me because I don't have any lengthy commute time in my car. Plus, I try not to turn on the car A/C, so with the roar of the wind, I like some "quiet" in the car. Still, I should hopefully be done with this funny book this week.

Comments

Christina T said…
I can't wait to read In the Sea There Are Crocodiles. The reviews make it sound amazing! I hope you enjoyed it. 

I know what you mean about the TBR pile. I worry sometimes that my nightstand will collapse under the weight...
Helen Murdoch said…
Can't wait to hear what you think of David Sedaris. I've only read parts of Naked, but have read others of his and I think he is really funny. Have you heard his NPR piece about being a Macy's elf at Christmas? Hysterical!
Cat said…
The first small signs of spring are beginning to appear in this part of the world.

Have a great week!
Jennifer said…
I have been wanting to read Pigeon English.  Enjoy your books and your week.
My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-51.html
I've heard Naked is hilarious.  I hope you enjoy it!
Bluestockingbb said…
Naked?  I'll have to look that one up. 

Here is mine
Martha Eskuchen said…
My drive is short too so it takes longer for audio books. But I love my MP3 and Audible which goes everywhere with me. :-)  Have a happy reading/listening week!
Pussreboots said…
I reviewed Gingerbread Girl last month. I'm off to see what you though of it.

I've been so busy having fun with my kids and doing homework, that I've hardly taken any time to read. Come see what I did finish and why I'll be reading even less this week!
Judith said…
Have fun this week, Aths. Pigeon English is a book I've heard of - hope it's good!
Angelica Joy said…
Have a great week!
Karen Sime said…
I like the sound of Yo. Might have to add that to my TR list. I'm not a fan of audio books either. I have tried and I just don't enjoy them.
Athira / Aths said…
In the Sea There Are Crocodiles is really a wonderful read. I just could not put it down!
Athira / Aths said…
Oh no, I haven't! I'm going to check that out! He truly is funny! I love it when people can laugh at their own circumstances.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! Nice to hear that Spring is on its way there! Spring and Fall are two wonderful seasons!
Athira / Aths said…
It is hilarious! Thanks!
I know how you feel. I have some books on my nighstand too, but everytime that pile is getting higher and higher. lol. ;)
bermudaonion (Kathy) said…
I'm eager to see what you think of Naked since I love David Sedaris on audio.
Juju at Tales of Whimsy... said…
I can't wait to hear more about Yo!
nomadreader said…
I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on Pigeon English. I didn't much care for it, but I think others might enjoy it more.
zibilee said…
I also would like to see what you think of Pigeon English, and remember reading Nomadreader's review, I think it was last week? I also know what you mean about having a hard time finishing audiobooks. Try as I might, I can never seem to get them finished! I am reading Domestic Violets right now, and it's a really quirky and fun read.
Athira / Aths said…
Naked is funny! I hope you get a chance to look at it!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope you have a good week too!
Athira / Aths said…
I need to look at your review of Gingerbread Girl too!
Athira / Aths said…
I hope so too! I've been hearing mixed responses on that one!
Giving Reading said…
Audio doesn't work for me too. I just cannot concentrate for long :( I hope you enjoy both the books and have a good week ahead :)

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