Monday, February 22, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?


This meme is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books. For some reason I had trouble sitting down to read much this week. I am blaming my obsession with the Olympics. I love to watch the competition and the human interest stories. I wish I had had the talent and the drive to be so gifted. Of course, having been a swimmer for so many years, I never would have gone to the Winter Olympics even if I'd been that good but they fascinate me anyway. Maybe I know just how impressive these athletes are since I was the one who used to sit down on the backs of my cross country skis when I had to go down hills, much to the chagrin of the cross country ski coach in high school (I was only on the team because they needed warm bodies, not because of any skill and certainly not because of my fearlessness!). So the Olympics have siphoned away much of my reading time and likely will continue to do so until they end.

Books I completed this week are:

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
The Bread of Angels by Stephanie Saldana
All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor

Bookmarks are still living in the middle of:

The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Great Lakes Nature by Mary Blocksma (this is going to take me all year as I read her year's entries on the corresponding days of this year)
Admit One by Emmett James
The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar

Reviews posted this week:

The Return by Victoria Hislop
Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger
American Daughter by Elizabeth Kendall
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
The Bread of Angels by Stephanie Saldana

Books still needing to have reviews written (as opposed to the ones that are simply awaiting posting):

All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor

9 comments:

  1. Our Mutual Friend is on my list of favorites by Dickens. Have you tried Bleak House? It's also really good.

    Have a lovely reading week!

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  2. I too have been watching a crazy amount of Olympic coverage. The skiing is just incredible!

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  3. Hope you have a great reading week! Check out mine at: http://ruthiesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_22.html

    Have a good one! :D

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  4. I agree on the wishing I had the talent of the Olympic people. Can you imagine doing something you love all the time? I know there work outs must be brutal but I love to push myself!

    Anyway - about the books :)....
    Admit One is one that I have heard good things about. Enjoy them all!

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  5. Waiting for the reviews of some excellent books in your list. Happy reading!

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  6. I'm currently reading several books at the moment, and this is one of them...

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  7. I want to read Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill.

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  8. 3 books and 5 reviews, all while OD'ing on the Olympics ... I'm impressed. Have a great week this week :-)

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  9. I also blamed the Olympics on my lack of reading this week! But I think you still did pretty good by finishing 3 books during the first Olympic week. I didn't finish any! This week might be a bit better, because being in Vancouver, I think I'm suffering from Olympic Burn Out with everything that's going on here ;)

    Enjoy the last week of Winter Olympic-ness!

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