Sunday, August 8, 2010

It's Monday -- What Are You Reading?



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books. It's is a weekly event to celebrate what we are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

One thing I learned this week -- PTA responsibilities and reading do not co-exist. I wasn't able to read a single page until Sunday afternoon. I tried earlier this week, but once I was done with school registration and I climbed into bed at night, my eyelids were too heavy to open the cover of a book. 

But, with my last minute cramming...I was able to FINISH:

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen (not yet reviewed)
Every Last One
Holy smokes -- an amazing novel, but I am exhausted and despondent.   Not to mention, extremely protective of my children.

ON THE HOLD SHELF:
I haven't worked at the library in over a week -- so all my HOLDS are still there.  I have Red Hook Road waiting for me, but from what I know of the plot, I think I will need to push this back until I have some time to process the above.

This is the last full week before school starts, so my children and I will be camped at the pool.  I definitely need a "beach read" -- not sure if this qualifies, but I'm pulling it from my stack:

TO READ:

One Day by David Nicholls
One Day

Synopsis from B&N
It's 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. They both know that the next day, after college graduation, they must go their separate ways. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. As the years go by, Dex and Em begin to lead separate lives lives very different from the people they once dreamed they'd become. And yet, unable to let go of that special something that grabbed onto them that first night, an extraordinary relationship develops between the two. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day July 15th of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.

I hope to get more read this week, but I better take one book at a time...

What are you reading this week?