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A library haul after months | Notes from my Reading

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…

Looking back at a slow February (and plans for March)


Did February just get over? My reading just kind of fell flat last month mainly because work got busy and I began to do other things after coming home each day. Lately, it has been a game of Monopoly cards with the husband and our fathers who are visiting us now. I don't feel too bad really - it's nice to do something other than read or blog. But of course, it makes it so much harder to get back into reading or blogging - wondering how best to slide in without anyone noticing I was gone.

I read just three books this past month - one of which was the audio I was listening to in the car. Thank goodness for that.

Where'd You Go, BernadetteWe Bought a ZooThe Fault in Our Stars

My review backlog remains at five - same as last month. Which is good because at least I did write some reviews, but bad because I still have a backlog.

What I recommend: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Fun read of the month: We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee - this read kind of surprised me because of how much I got pulled into the story. Now I just need to go visit a zoo!

What I hope to read in March
March is likely to be just as bad as February. I have been looking for reads that won't take too much time to read but are still very compelling and great. Couple of days back, I started reading Elie Wiesel's Night. I had always assumed that the size of this book was misleading, that in fact it would be days before I got through it. On the contrary, it's a fast read, but a very moving one. I know I'll probably be following it up with the next two books in his trilogy. The next reads I pick may well be short story collections, unless I find that I'm reading more than doing anything else.

So that's my tentative plan for this month. What are you reading?


Comments

bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
You need to see the movie We Bought a Zoo now. You can blog about things besides books - I always enjoy seeing what my blogging friends are up to.
Aarti said…
Ooh, all three of those books have such great covers! I love book covers :-)

I really liked Night but haven't read the other books in the series - will be good to know what you think!
Helen Murdoch said…
I am so glad you've read Night, I think it really is powerful and one of the best Holocaust books out there
Both your fathers? FUN!
You didn't read a lot but it seems that you read quality stuff.
Tina Reed said…
My book club and I thought Night was very good. Short, but very powerful. And you are reading Fault?? Love. LOVE. Love that book!