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There has been so much going on over here and so much changing soon. I wish I could say I was reading a lot, but it's feeling like a luxury at the moment. 

Family visitLast week, we had my husband's brother and his wife drive down from Boston and stay with us for the week. It had been months since we enjoyed anyone's close companionship for that long so we all enjoyed the time together. We were very sad to say our goodbyes. I hope we can all return to the pre-March era soon. 
While they were here, we celebrated the girl's birthday. (I feel like I have been talking about birthdays on this blog for the past many weeks but we are done for the year! Next birthday is in March.) My daughter had wanted a unicorn cake, and that's exactly what we got, so that made her day. For her birthday present, we wanted to take her to a store and get her a bike but stock is incredibly low. Last week, she had just mastered riding a bike (no training wheels, she went straight from balance …

Yet another Monday! (Nov 14, 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!

I had one of those good reading weeks, when I seemed to be with a book always and even managed to finish a couple.

Books finished since the last update
-  Good Neighbors by Ryan David Jahn (I loved this book!)
-  The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (And this one too!)

News from over my blog

Reviews up!
-   The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
-   Green River Killer by Jonathan Case and Jeff Jensen

Other posts
-  'Tis the season of challenges
-  And I started a tumblr

Books on my nightstand
I didn't get to any of the books I meant to read last week, so I have one of them still on my stand.

NeuromancerNeuromancer by William Gibson: From the father of cyberpunk himself, I'm so far intrigued by the world he created and the techie undercurrents through the book.
Cross CurrentsCross Currents by John Shors: I read a few pages from this book, and it certainly is beautiful and engaging. I didn't make much progress yet, but considering that the book starts on Dec 18, six days before the tsunami, I can't wait to see what happens.





Comments

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said…
It's been a long time since I read Neuromancer but I remember loving it.
Bibliophilebythesea said…
I just saw The Good Neighbor at the library and was wondering about it --glad u loved ii! Now I'll have to go back and check it out. Have a good week Aths.
I added Wasp Factory to my Wishlist, look forward to your review of the Buddha Attic.  You had a good week with great books.
Chris said…
I have to read Neuromancer, too. Got to get those classics in.
Great week! Always fun to get things done and make room for more books! :) 

http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com/
I like the sound of Cross Currents, hope it continues to be as good as it started out!
Both Good Neighbors and Buddha in the Attic sound great, added them both to my TBR :)

Shelleyrae@ Book'd Out
Sheila (Book Journey) said…
I want to get my hands on the Buddha in the Attic.  Oh... did that sound odd?  :)
Athira / Aths said…
I'm glad to hear that you loved it!
Athira / Aths said…
It was terrific! You should read it! I hope you love it too!
Athira / Aths said…
I did! I think both the books I read this week will go on to my Best-Of lists!
Athira / Aths said…
It's fabulous so far! Hope you get to read it!
Athira / Aths said…
It certainly is! Thanks for visiting! :)
Athira / Aths said…
I hope so too! It's intriguing so far!
Athira / Aths said…
Yay! I hope you enjoy them!
Athira / Aths said…
Hahaha! I can overlook the obvious meaning in this case. :)
bermudaonion (Kathy) said…
Yay for a good reading week!  Mine wasn't so hot last week.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope I get to keep at it!
Good Neighbors is on my wish list.  It looks awesome.  Enjoy your reads.

Here's

http://laurelrainsnow.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/monday-from-the-interior-mailbox-monday-what-are-you-reading-nov-14/
Oh Neuromancer looks good! Might be something I want to check out! :) Happy Reading!
zibilee said…
I just finished The Buddha in the Attic last night, and am looking forward to starting the Rachel Dupree book today, as well as taking a chunk out of Unbroken on audio for my book club Thursday. I once tried to read Neuromancer, but had some trouble getting into it. Perhaps I should try again...
LORI CASWELL said…
Cross Currents sound like one I need to check out!!

Happy Reading!!
Vasilly said…
I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on Buddha in the Attic. Have a great week.
Helen Murdoch said…
Both of the books you're reading this week sound interesting, especially Cross Curernts
Jennifer G. said…
I love the cover of Cross Currents!  After this gray day, I'm ready to go there!  Enjoy your week!
Care said…
I have Neuromancer on my shelf!   Wanna read it together?
Athira / Aths said…
@ebf005ae32dcd5458788f00abaa3ca7a Yes! I would love to! Do you want to start right away or wait a while? I'm open to both.
Pussreboots said…
Enjoy your book. I had another quiet week of reading. School and nanowrimo are eating up a lot of my spare reading time. Please come see what I'm reading.
Leeswammes said…
Neuromancer is a book that's on my wishlist. I'll be looking out for your review. Happy reading!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope you have a good week too!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! It is good so far!
Athira / Aths said…
I hope you enjoyed Buddha! I thought it was really beautiful! Neuromancer is tough getting into, but I'm managing to persevere.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope you have a good reading week too!
Athira / Aths said…
I loved that book! I can't wait to review it!
Athira / Aths said…
Both books are pretty good. I just need the time to read them. :-/
Athira / Aths said…
I agree! It isn't that bad here, but the setting in that cover is simply fabulous.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope you have a good reading week too!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! It is pretty fabulous so far!
Mystica said…
I've heard of the Otsuko book but would await a couple of reviews to see what its about. Sounds intriguing.
Lenasledge said…
How are you liking Tumblr? I started one, but I have to admit I have neglected it for some time. I was just thinking I need to update it. But having one blog on blogger is enough, so I don't know where I'll find the time, but it's on my to do list of things to tackle this weekend.
Care said…
First week of December?  I want to get through The Stone Diaries which I just started before I read your msg and then I will be ready.    YOu'll probably be able to squeeze in a few between?!
Athira / Aths said…
I actually like the concept of posting random thoughts on a non-twitter website. Also, having a focus helped, or else I might have abandoned it long ago. Still, I agree, maintenance is a lot of work.
Athira / Aths said…
Ha ha! Sounds good! I will definitely try to squeeze in a few in between, and be ready for December!
Athira / Aths said…
It was fascinating! I loved the book!