August 12, 2012

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 comments:

  1. Your upcoming reads look really interesting - especially The Big Necessity. And I'm so with you on Miss Peregrine - I liked it, but had some problems with it too.

    Tanya Patrice
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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tanya :) I'm really looking forward to The Big Necessity!

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  2. The Big Necessity looks interesting. My favorite book last week was Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. Please come see what else I'm reading.

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    1. I can't wait to start it, I just know it's going to be full of information. Even if it's a bit of a yucky subject ;)

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  3. The Big Necessity looks like it could be fascinating, if a little gross!


    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Ha, I know what you mean! Not the most palatable subject matter ;) I'm looking forward to it though!

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  4. I often say that I am really interesting in understanding how the world works. I like to get down to the important inner workings. In terms of world infrastructure, use of water, social and engineering problems, etc, The Big Necessity seems like an odd bit important read. Please let us know how the book goes!

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    1. I'm with you Brian, I love to know how things work. I'm really looking forward to that book and I'll definitely let you know what I think of it.

      Thanks for stopping by often, I really appreciate it!

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  5. Your poop book sounds somewhat interesting. I hope you don't read while you eat though! I'll look forward to your on The Sandcastle Girls.

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    1. Ha ha! That's how I'll be referring to that book from now on, as my poop book! I just finished The Sandcastle Girls 20 minutes ago :)

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  6. Don't you just love reading a historical fiction novel and it actually teaches you stuff??? There have been quite a few like that lately and its been wonderful. "Winter Garden" by Kristin Hannah deals with the Soviet Union during WWII and I had no idea of what all had happened there. Sure you knew it was bad but not that bad.

    Wonderful reading this week! Have a great one :)
    Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

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    1. That is honestly my favorite thing about reading. Learning all the new stuff that there is to learn! Whether it is non-fiction or very good historical fiction :)

      I keep hearing about Winter Garden...I think it needs to go on my tbr pile.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I've got The Sandcastle Girls on audio, glad to know you are enjoying it. The Big Necessity book is intriguing. Look forward to your thoughts.

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    1. Thanks Nise :) I just finished The Sandcastle Girls this evening. I loved most of it!

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  8. ALL your books look good. The Big Necessity caught my interest. Enjoy your reading week!

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    1. Thanks Laura and thanks for stopping by :) I'm looking forward to this week of reading..good stuff!

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  9. I enjoyed the Dorothy Koomson book...hope you do, too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I think I'll be reading that one next, it sounds like a lighter read and I need a palate cleanser :)

      Thanks for dropping in!

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  10. What an interesting variety of books. Miss Peregrine's is on my TBR mountain somewhere. Looks like a story I need to be in the right mood for. Happy reading!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Kathy, I mostly did :) Thanks a lot for stopping by!

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  11. I want to read The Sandcastle Girls sometime too.

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    1. Heather, if you do I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. I just finished it tonight :)

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  12. The Sandcastle Girls sounds interesting. Looking forward to hearing what you think of it when you finish it.

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    1. I'll be posting my thoughts about it very soon since I just finished it up tonight :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Looking forward to the Sandcastle Girls too.Enjoy all your books!

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    1. Thanks! I will certainly try :) Same to you as always!

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  14. I only read a ghostly book by Bohjalian which I enjoyed very much. This new one... I'm not really interested in the topic, but it sounds like you find it fascinating. I probably will try it some time.

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    1. Oh yea, definitely a topic I'm interested in. I love good historical fiction. More so when I really learn something from it. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. New Follower :D

    I haven't heard of any of these, but they look interesting...I hope you enjoy them all :)

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    1. Hi Christy, thanks a million for following, I appreciate that more than you know!

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  16. The Sandcastle Girls looks interesting -- I enjoy historical fic, so I'll have to check it out. Happy reading :)

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    1. I hope you do, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it! I just finished it tonight and will be posting my impressions soon :)

      Thanks for stopping!

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  17. Our library is getting Visit Sunny Chernobyl and I was considering if I'd like to read it. Glad to hear you enjoyed it (even if it is a depressing subject).

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    1. You should check it out! I expected it to be depressing. Don't get me wrong, the subject is awful but the author had me laughing out loud! Hard to explain ;) If you read it I'd love to hear what you think :)

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  18. Enjoy your reading this week!

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    1. Thanks Yvonne, thanks for stopping by :)

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  19. Looks like a good week of reading ahead of you! I am still waiting for my reserve copy of Sandcastle Girl from the library.

    Have a great week!
    Jen C

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    1. Ack, waiting is AGONY! ;) I hope it comes for you soon!! I just finished reading my copy tonight

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  20. Looks like you have a good week of reading. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Sara, I'm definitely looking forward to my books this week :)

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  21. Some interesting reads this week! Thank you for stopping by Between the Bind!

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    1. You're welcome and thanks right back to you. I like to mix it up now and then, can't let my brain get complacent ;)

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  22. I've heard great things abou THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS. I hope you enjoyed it! The poop book sounds absolutely fascinating, even if it is about a topic that makes most people somewhat squeamish. I'll be curious what you think about it!

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    1. I *just* finished The Sandcastle Girls this evening :) I'm going to read something a bit fluffier next and after that I'll tackle the poop book ;)

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  23. I have Miss Peregrine in my shelf for the longest time but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I mentioned in one of my comments in another blogger's page, that a children's lit conference in Boston this year had several panels devoted to just this book while I was in Simmons College two months ago. Does look like a riveting read. I hope I get to it within the year.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it when you get around to it Myra :) I know all about having a big pile of "I'll get to that eventually" books ;)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. You have quite a range of books there - from suspense/mystery to world health. Amazing picks. :)

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    1. Thank you Mardel :) Thanks again for stopping by and visiting me here!

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  25. The Big Necessity sounds interesting. I'm always looking for good non-fiction reads. It's maybe not the book you want to take with you out in public, though, is it? :)

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    1. I like to read while I eat lunch...not THIS book, lol. It's fascinating though!!

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  26. 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 :)

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    1. You'll get to them eventually ;) Hopefully!! When you do, I'd love to hear what you think of them!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. 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!

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    1. 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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  28. thanks for stopping by, I am a little late getting around, lots going on in real life, lol,
    :)

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    1. Real life has a way of doing that, getting in the way of books and blogging ;)

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  29. Love the sound of Sandcastle Girls!
    It sounds interesting and I haven't heard much about that period in Turkey :)
    Have a lovely week!

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    1. It was a darn fine book and I'm very glad I read it!

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