It’s Monday! 08/13/12

Hosted by Book Journey, this meme is a great way to plan out your week of reading.

Last week I:

…finished Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. <~~My review
…went to my local library’s annual used book sale, whoo hoo! <~~Check out the list of books I found!
…read and enjoyed Visit Sunny Chernobyl  <~~My review
…posted some fun and informative Lit Bits <~~Learn more!

I’m currently in the middle of reading The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. It takes place in Turkey during WWI. I didn’t know much about the events that took place there at that time in history and I’m really connecting with this book.

This week I plan on reading the other requested books that I picked up at the library:

How far would you go for the best friend who broke your heart? This internationally bestselling novel tells an enchanting tale of life’s most unpredictable loves and heartaches, and the unforgettable bond between a single woman and an extraordinary five-year-old girl.

We prefer not to talk about it, but we should—even those of us who take care of our business in pristine, sanitary conditions. Disease spread by waste kills more people worldwide every year than any other single cause of death. Even in America, nearly two million people have no access to an indoor toilet. Yet the subject remains unmentionable.

Moving from the underground sewers of Paris, London, and New York (an infrastructure disaster waiting to happen) to an Indian slum where ten toilets are shared by 60,000 people, The Big Necessity breaks the silence, revealing everything that matters about how people do—and don’t—deal with their own waste.

58 thoughts on “It’s Monday! 08/13/12

  1. I've got both Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and The Sandcastle Girls waiting patiently on my bookshelf … just not sure when I'm going to get to them. The Big Necessity sounds gross but interesting. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂


  2. Wow, just browsing through the posts on your blog, and I'm so happy to find another library lover! (I library hop for fun!) Anyway, thanks for being such an advocate of libraries!


  3. It is my pleasure 🙂 I could go on for days about the wonders of our public libraries! I'm glad I have a forum for it now, my friends and family were getting tired of my lectures, lol. Thanks for stopping by!


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