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Well hello from Florida again! This time I am working – long hours, in the heat with the bees. Life… is never dull. Where I am staying the internet is a solid maybe so I post when I can, but if you notice my absence I am either exhausted or can not get on line. 🙂
Here is what I did post this week:
Accidents Of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers
The Dark Road To Mercy by Wiley Cash
The Vineyard by Michael Hurley
Yes Please by Amy Poehler (have been waiting for this one!)
AND don’t forget the HP readalong just started – its not to late to get in on the fun – posts, prizes, badges… check it out – tell your friends! 54 are signed up now!
Reading and audio have slowed down since Tuesday. With my long hours I am too tired to read. I listen to audio when I am in the hotel room. Here is what I am working on this week (I will still be working in Florida all week):
For My Ears:
“My father moved our family to the United States because of a word. It was a word whose meaning fascinated him. It was a singularly American word, a fat word, a word that could only be spoken with decadent pride. That word was . . . Brunch! ‘The beauty of America,’ he would say, ‘is they have so much food, that between breakfast and lunch they have to stop and eat again.'”
—from “International House of Patel”
If you’re an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent more time in bars than mosques over the past few decades, turns out it’s a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land’s Man Aasif Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture, stories that range from dealing with his brunch-obsessed father, to being a high-school-age Michael Jackson impersonator, to joining a Bible study group in order to seduce a nice Christian girl, to improbably becoming America’s favorite Muslim/Indian/Arab/Brown/Doctor correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
This is a book filled with passion, discovery, and humor. Mandvi hilariously and poignantly describes a journey that will resonate with anyone who has had to navigate his or her way in the murky space between lands. Or anyone who really loves brunch.
FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker’s fee.
Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it’s too good to pass up. Big mistake.
Susan soon discovers that her new home is crawling with bedbugs… or is it? She awakens every morning with fresh bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter Emma has a single welt. An exterminator searches the property and turns up nothing. The landlady insists her building is clean. Susan fears she’s going mad – until a more sinister explanation presents itself: she may literally be confronting the bedbug problem from Hell.
*In hindsight, Bedbugs may not be the best choice while staying in a hotel room 😉
For My Eyes:
Most of us view work and play as mutually exclusive opposites, but now you can blend them together in your new route to joy-filled success. The 75 techniques in this book will guide you to be more playful and productive as you move through three vital phases of the manifestation process: dreaming (Hop), experimenting (Skip), and taking action (Jump). Discover your Play Personality and learn how to use it to create more experiences in which work feels like play, and struggle gives way to momentum, ease, and joy.
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48 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”
this last book looks so beautiful!
It should be fun!
I did enjoy Bedbugs but it might make you itch!
I started listening to it last night – it caught me right away 🙂
Okay, now I am intrigued by Bedbugs….enjoy!
It must be a smaller book Laurel as the audio is shorter. Read it – it would be fun to do a Bedbug discussion with you 🙂 We could tag-team post it 😉
I really want to listen to the Amy Poehler book. That sounds good. Have a great week!
Thanks – AP is good – she gets a bit raunchy (fair warning) but for the most part is good.
Haha! Bedbugs! That cracks me up! Really probably not the best choice while staying in a hotel. 🙂
I agree – but it is good 😀
I am NOT reading Bedbugs.LOL, I’m scratching just thinking of it and since I’m staying in a hotel this coming weekend…
LOL – I am in a hotel now Laura – I have been since last Tuesday and will probably be here another week… 😀
The bedbugs story would give me the creeps and yes, I’d be SO paranoid! I’m aiming for a lighter reading week this coming week so I can catch up on some stuff. (Have added my link!)
Sadly I am so tired by the time I get back tot he motel I am too tired to think about it 😀
I think you’re right about Bedbugs and the hotel! I think I’d have to change my reading plans. Good luck in Florida!
LOL I did not think about it until I downloaded it…. ahhh well 😀
Hope you’re having fun in Florida! Working with bees? Wow… I like Amy Poehler and that books looks like a lot of fun. Enjoy!
Thanks Greg. I am TIRED. I went right form vacation with my son on Oct 30th into this not even a 12 hour break in between. I have worked every day around 10 – 12 hours. We have some deadlines to meet.
All the books on your list sound interesting but Bedbugs…that is definitely on the list! Sounds creepy. Emma
I am enjoying it… they are just moving into the house now so we will see… 😉
I’m seeing the Amy Poehler book pop up everywhere – she’s definitely got the zeitgeist thing working for her 🙂
That she does 🙂
Just finished Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Yesterday I started The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. I’m Trying to get back into the game. Looking forward to hearing more about the bees. Enjoy, Sheila!
Good! Keep working your way back 🙂
Hop, Skip, Jump sounds good. The bed bug book would have been itching and thinking the bugs are on me. Uggghh. 🙂
LOL… so far… no bugs… 🙂
I liked This Dark Road to Mercy as well! And, I lived in NYC during the bedbugs scare (I think it was like 5 yrs ago??) and it was terrifying! Every time you itched, you imagined having to burn everything in your apartment!
I remember that scare! Creeped me out forever and when we traveled I used a website called bedbugs.com which would tell you if the hotel you were staying at had bedbugs.
No Land’s Man sounds fun.
I finished it last night – it was fun!
Looks like good reading(listening) for you this week! I like the blurb for No Land’s Man, and Hop, Skip, Jump looks like a fun read. I’ll wait on Bedbugs!!! Have a great week.
Thanks you too!
MAGNOLIA CREEK by Jill Marie Landis.
Never heard of Bed Bugs but it sounds very intriguing..lol. That is funny that your listening to it while in a hotel..yeah probably not the best timing…makes me itch just thinking about bed bugs..lol.
I didnt really think about the bedbug thing until I had ordered it…lol
I’m reading Broken Harbor by Tana French. I read her first two books earlier this week. I’m hooked!
She is a great author – I have not read her in a ling time now… maybe I need to 🙂
I can’t think about bedbugs…hate bugs, ugh… I used to live in FL, and boy, did we get some unwelcome critters on our property….black widow, brown recluse, palmetto bugs, scorpions, and don’t get me started on snakes 🙂
I like the looks of all your books this week, doesn’t happen all the time but I am checking them all out further to see if I want to pick them up, so thanks for a great list!
Enjoy your beekeeping–something I wish I could do, for a few days anyway since you are working your butt off there doing it.
Thanks! The bee keeping is interesting – but this week has been hard work. My hands are swollen and itch from bee stings. I dont really notice much while I am working that they are stinging me through the gloves but when I wake up they itch…makes it hard to type… I dont like that 🙂
Oh I’m looking forward to listening to No Man’s Land.
Yeah – poor timing on Bedbugs 😉
Oh good! It is a fast audio!
Wow, you’ve been so busy lately! Yeah, Bed Bugs would give me the creeps while in a hotel room! lol
Enjoy your books this week –
Book By Book
I have been busy for sure! 🙂
Enjoy your time in Florida, even if you are working! I added the Hop, Skip, Jump title to my TBR list. It grows ever longer, but that one looks especially good.
The Vineyard title sounds interesting. Hope you continue to enjoy Florida and your reading this week.
Ha Bedbugs sounds terrifying!!
Enjoy the Florida weather while you are there. 🙂