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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…

PIE List

PIE (Perpetually In Existence) list

The PIE list are those books that I own and always intend to read but never ever get to.
  1. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  2. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
  3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  4. I'll Steal You Away by Niccolo Ammaniti
  5. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  6. So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba
  7. Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch
  8. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
  9. The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
  10. The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Clayton Waite
  11. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  12. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  13. To the End of the Land by David Grossman
  14. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini