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I don't know about you guys but this has been one of the longest weeks ever. With schools closed and work moved to home, this has been a new way of living. When the changes and shutdowns came just before last weekend, there was no time to really process the information. Within days, life had changed. And then on Monday, I reported to work, from my home, with kids also at home. It was when Friday finally rolled along that I felt the gravity of the situation, how we'll be rarely getting out for weeks, if not for months. How schools were likely going to be closed for months. How work still had to be done remotely or worse, there was no work to do anymore due to layoffs or a shutdown. How there was not going to be any dining in restaurants for months.


That was a very sobering thought. I didn't sleep until 1.30am that night.

How are you all doing? What are some of your tips to keep your sanity on while we get through this very difficult time? Some of you are in places that are …

Yet another Monday! (Nov 7, 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!

Books finished since the last update
-  Repeat it Today With Tears by Anne Peile
-  The Secret of Lies by Barbara Forte Abate

News from over my blog

Reviews up!
-   Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch

Other posts
-  Blogger Recommends (October finds)
-  Twin month recap (September and October)

Books on my nightstand
I have a couple of ARCs that I plan to get to this week. I'm trying to clear off a stack of ARCs that I didn't have a chance to read earlier, and am finally excited to get to.

The Gin ClosetThe Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison: A few months ago, I had seen this book in a lot of blogs and been intrigued by it. So I'm glad to finally get the chance to pick it and read.
Cross CurrentsCross Currents by John Shors: I had been looking forward to reading this book with mixed expectations. On one hand, the topic of the 2004 tsunami (which I hear has a small appearance in this book), hits very close to home, since I was staying at a beach where the tsunami made a grazing pass. On the other hand, the plot of the book also sounds very intriguing.


Comments

Bluestockingbb said…
These look interesting.  Hopre you enjoyed them.

Here is mine
Looks like you have a fun week. The Gin Closet looks really good!

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The Gin Closet sounds intense! I hope you enjoy it
Niina C said…
I LOVE the cover of Cross Currents... it's just gorgeous. I've seen a lot shows on the tsunami late as we get closer to christmas time.

Come see my Monday and my Giveaways! Have a great week!
Harvee said…
Aths: I haven't been to the south of Thailand (yet!) but it must have been beautiful. Am glad you didn't experience the tsunami!
Tea Time with Marce said…
I really like your Blogger recommends posts. I forgot about Gin Closet. I picked it up a long time ago wasn't in the mood and forgot to come back to it. I have seen great reviews of John S book, enjoy.
Leeswammes said…
I haven't heard of the Gin Closet but I hope you'll enjoy it. Have a great week.
The Gin Closet sounds interesting.
Here's mine:
http://junkboattravels.blogspot.com/2011/11/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html
Vasilly said…
I remember hearing about The Gin Closet months ago too. Happy reading.
Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said…
<3 the Cross Currents cover.
Hope you enjoy The Gin Closet...I read it awhile ago.  I enjoyed some parts more than others...

Have a great week!

Here's my week: 

http://laurelrainsnow.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/monday-from-the-interior-mailbox-monday-what-are-you-reading-nov-7/    


 
nomadreader said…
I was intrigued by The Gin Closet when it came out but never got around to reading it. I'll be curious to see what you think of it. I've got Cross Currents on my shelf to finish by the end of the year too. Enjoy!
LORI CASWELL said…
The Gin Closet looks good!

Happy Reading!
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zibilee said…
I had heard that The Gin Closet was a very good read, and I am also hoping to make time for Cross Currents very soon as well. Both really wonderful choices for this week. I hope that you enjoy them both, Aths!
Pussreboots said…
Enjoy your books. I finished a bunch of books that I had been reading throughout October. Most books on my list took about a month to read. Please come see what I am reading now.
Athira / Aths said…
So far, it's a good book!
Athira / Aths said…
It is a good book so far!
Athira / Aths said…
Cross Currents does have a beautiful cover! I'm glad the book is just as beautiful! 
Athira / Aths said…
I'm so glad I didn't either. I was on a beach in India staying with my family when the tsunami struck. Water came just up to the road, but a beach just 5-10 minutes away was fully washed out and people died there. So I'm thankful nothing worse happened. 
Athira / Aths said…
I just started the John Shors book a while back and it's pretty good!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I had to put down Gin Closet for a while, as the other book, Cross Currents is holding my interest now. 
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope you have a good week too!
Athira / Aths said…
It is gorgeous, isn't it!
Athira / Aths said…
I had to put down Gin Closet for now, because Cross Currents has my full attention now.
Athira / Aths said…
I just started Cross Currents a while back, and I can see that it's going to be a nice read. I can't wait to get back to it.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope you have a good week!
Athira / Aths said…
Cross Currents is really good so far! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
Athira / Aths said…
I hope you have a good week!
Helen Murdoch said…
I bought Jane Lynch's book on my iPad and hope to read it when we go to Vegas for a dance convention next week!
MedeiaSharif said…
I'm going to look into The Gin Closet and Cross Currents. 

Happy reading.
Athira / Aths said…
That's great! Can't wait to hear what you think of the book!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! Hope you have a good week too!

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