Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's Monday and we are all moved in!


Hello from our new house! This weekend was the big move. We are tired people, to say the least. I am writing at this moment surrounded by boxes, but we are trying to be ok with taking the unpacking slowly. We are expecting some furniture and things to arrive in the next week, and honestly there is just no need to stress out. The husband doesn't officially start his new job until Friday, I will probably only work one day this week - we are blessed with the chance to take our time. 

Somehow, in all of the craziness, I managed to get some reading done this week. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I like to find bits of time. The ten minutes in bed before falling asleep, a few moments while waiting for David to find his shoes, while eating lunch - I use all of these times to get in a few pages. 


Read This Week:

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
By James Dashner

Great House
By Nicole Krauss


Reading Now:
By Patricia T. O'Conner


Posts from this Past Week:


Up Next:
By Ryan David Jahn


What are you reading this week? 

24 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed The Dispatcher - its a fast paced thriller

    Have a great reading week (and good luck with unpacking)

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

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    1. I'm looking forward to it. I haven't read a thriller in a while.

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  2. I've heard such good things about The Maze Runner and The Dispatcher, both are on by TBR list. You can check out my week (actually fortnight!) here.

    http://www.kyliesreads.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_28.html

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    1. The Maze Runner was pretty good and I'm excited to read The Dispatcher. :)

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  3. I'm amazed that you not only got moved in, but that you also read books! Wow.

    I'd love to have you stop by my
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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    1. I was surprised myself, to be honest!

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  4. Hmm, not heard of 'The Dispatcher' before..should check it out. Hope you have a great reading week!

    Here is my meme: http://vidya-booksaremagic.blogspot.com/2012/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_28.html

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    1. Thanks - I hope you have a great week too!

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  5. I haven't read any of these yet but Maze Runner is on my list of books to be read.

    Tanya
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. I enjoyed it, but it seemed to take a lot of time to really get started. Is there such a thing as too much world building?

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  6. Congrats on your move!

    I'm not familiar with your books this week - will be waiting to read your reviews to see if they are my type of reads.

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

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    1. Thank you Kristin. I'm trying to read a variety - Maze Runner is YA, Great House is a sort of quiet contemplative book, Woe is I is non-fiction, and The Dispatcher is a thriller.

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  7. Thee are all new to me. Have a great week.

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  8. The Maze Runner and Great House are two I've been wanting to read for awhile. Good luck with getting your new house in order and hopefully you'll have plenty of time all week long for those little reading breaks :)

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    1. I couldn't believe I hadn't read anything by Nicole Krauss before. I'm glad I finally read one of her novels.
      Thanks so much - we are getting there!

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  9. Congrats on being in the new house, it's nice that you will be able to take your time unpacking and settling in. You've read some great books this week, as always :)

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    1. Thanks, Sam. I think it's sort of fun doing all of the planning and arranging if you're not stressed by time constraints.

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  10. Great House is on my wishlist. My favorite read last week was Amulet 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi. Please come see what else I'm reading.

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    1. It's a beautiful novel. I hope you get to read it soon.

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  11. I'm interested in hearing what you thought of Maze Runner. I tried it last fall and ended up abandoning it after the first 20 pages or so. I just couldn't get into it. Maybe I should try it again. Have fun taking your time to unpack!

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    1. I think the problem was that The Maze Runner takes too much time to really get started. Ostensibly, the boys could live in the Glade in safety for forever...it takes about 200 pages before there is a true conflict. I'm not sure whether I will read the sequel or not.

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  12. The Maze Runner is one of my favourite series :) But thanks for sharing.. and happy reading!!
    xoxo, Mariam

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    1. Thank you Mariam. I hope that you read great books this week too. :)

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