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Month in review

Reviews:
Amulet 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi
Arthur's New Puppy by Marc Brown
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Cat Dreams by Urusla K. Le Guin and S. D. Schindler (illustrator)
Clementina's Cactus by Ezra Jack Keats
Creepy Crawly Crime by Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman
Dinosaur Train by John Steven Gurney
Duma Key by Stephen King
Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia by Edgar Allan Poe and Gris Grimly
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight
Gravitation Volume 2 by Maki Murakami
Gunnerkrigg Court: Orientation by Tom Siddell
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House #16) by Mary Pope Osborne
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
Is it Just Me or is Everything Shit? by Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur
Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten by Nancy Carlson
Hip Cat by Jonathan London
Knuckleboom Loaders Load Logs by Joyce Slayton-Mitchell
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak
Muse and Reverie by Charles de Lint
The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint
No Mad by Sam Moffie
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
Pharaoh's Flowers by H. Nigel Hepper
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Private Eye by Albert E. Cowdrey
Return of the Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Salmon Doubts by Adam Sacks
The Shrinking of Treehorn by Florence Parry Heide
The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry
Snowfall by Jessie Thompson
Songwood by Marc Laidlaw
Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder
Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House #17) by Mary Pope Osborne
What Pete Ate from A to Z by Maira Kalman
When Cats Dream by Dav Pilkey

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish


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Comments for March 2010 in Review

March 2010 in Review: 03/31/10

March was another library heavy month for reviews but I have gotten through more of my personal collection. I only reviewed one ARC but I've read through a bunch more so expect to see them reviewed in April. I liked most of what I reviewed with more than half of the books read rating as a 4 or a 5.

I've decided not to post all the covers from the books I read. There are just too many. Instead, I'm doing something new, comparing the books reviewed to the books read. This will give you a glimpse of the reviews I'll be posting in the coming weeks.

Books Reviewed in March

Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

Five stars

  1. Cat Dreams by Urusla K. Le Guin and S. D. Schindler (illustrator)
  2. Dinosaur Train by John Steven Gurney
  3. Gunnerkrigg Court: Orientation by Tom Siddell
  4. Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House #16) by Mary Pope Osborne
  5. Hip Cat by Jonathan London
  6. The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
  7. King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak
  8. The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint
  9. Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
  10. Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
  11. Return of the Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
  12. The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry
  13. Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House #17) by Mary Pope Osborne

Four stars

  1. Amulet 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi
  2. Creepy Crawly Crime by Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman
  3. Duma Key by Stephen King
  4. Gravitation Volume 2 by Maki Murakami
  5. If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
  6. Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten by Nancy Carlson
  7. Knuckleboom Loaders Load Logs by Joyce Slayton-Mitchell
  8. Muse and Reverie by Charles de Lint
  9. Private Eye by Albert E. Cowdrey
  10. Salmon Doubts by Adam Sacks
  11. The Shrinking of Treehorn by Florence Parry Heide

Three stars

  1. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  2. Clementina's Cactus by Ezra Jack Keats
  3. Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia by Edgar Allan Poe and Gris Grimly
  4. Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight
  5. Pharaoh's Flowers by H. Nigel Hepper
  6. Songwood by Marc Laidlaw
  7. Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder
  8. What Pete Ate from A to Z by Maira Kalman
  9. When Cats Dream by Dav Pilkey

Two stars

  1. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  2. Is it Just Me or is Everything Shit? by Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur
  3. No Mad by Sam Moffie
  4. Snowfall by Jessie Thompson

One star

  1. Arthur's New Puppy by Marc Brown library book *
Genre Source

Books Read in March 2010 (reviews coming)

  1. ABC I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson (library book)
  2. An African Tale by Enna Neru (review copy)
  3. Anonymity: A Secret History of English Literature by John Mullan (library book)
  4. As Long as He Needs Me by Mary Verdick (review copy)
  5. Bailey's Day by Robert Haggerty (review copy)
  6. The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner (library book)
  7. Bone Volume 2: The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith (library book)
  8. Border Town: A Novel by Congwen Shen (library book)
  9. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (library book)
  10. The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd (library book)
  11. Dreamstone by P. A. Hendrickson (review copy)
  12. The Essential Basho by Basho (library book)
  13. Flanimals Pop-Up by Ricky Gervais (personal collection)
  14. Gentleman Takes a Chance (Shifters, #2) by Sarah A. Hoyt (library book)
  15. "Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance" by Paul Park (personal collection)
  16. Grampa's Zombie BBQ by Kirk Scroggs (library book)
  17. Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion by Suzy Kline (library book)
  18. Is There a Monster Over There? by Sally O. Lee (review copy)
  19. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan (bookcrossing book)
  20. The Last Ember by Daniel Levin (library book)
  21. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  22. Little (Grrl) Lost (Newford, #20) by Charles de Lint (library book)
  23. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (personal collection)
  24. The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang by Leonard Maltin (library book)
  25. Lost Worlds: Adventures in the Tropical Rainforest by Bruce M. Beehler (library book)
  26. "The Man Who Did Something About It" by Harvy Jacobs (personal collection)
  27. The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop (library book)
  28. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (library book)
  29. More Flanimals by Ricky Gervais (library book)
  30. The Morning Star by Nick Bantock (library book)
  31. Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo (review copy)
  32. Muse and Reverie by Charles de Lint (library book)
  33. Oscar and the Cricket: A Book About Moving and Rolling by Geoff Waring (library book)
  34. Ottoline Goes to School by Chris Riddell (library book)
  35. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell (library book)
  36. Patricia Von Pleasantsquirrel by James Proimos (library book)
  37. Pieces for the Left Hand: 100 Anecdotes by J. Robert Lennon (library book)
  38. Poppleton (Paperback) by Cynthia Rylant (library book)
  39. Scat by Carl Hiaasen (library book)
  40. The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene (library book)
  41. "Songwood" by Marc Laidlaw (personal collection)
  42. The Soul of the Rhino by Hemanta Mishra (library book)
  43. The Tarot Cafe, #2 by Sang-Sun Park (library book)
  44. Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood (library book)
  45. Treehorn's Treasure by Florence Parry Heide (library book)
  46. Treehorn's Wish by Florence Parry Heide (library book)
  47. Uncle Andy's Cats by James Warhola (library book)
  48. Un Lun Dun by China Mieville (personal collection)
  49. War, Women, and the News by Catherine Gourley (library book)
  50. Wildfire: A Novel (review copy)
  51. Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School by Nathan Hale (library book)

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Comment #1: Thursday, April, 1, 2010 at 07:17:43

Freda

You had a great month. I can't believe how many books you've read. Were they all table top books or novels?



Comment #2: Friday, April 2, 2010 at 22:28:17

Pussreboots

The books I read were a mixture of genres and lengths similar to what I reviewed. Three quarters of the books I read were novels or non fiction. The last quarter were picture books. There were also a couple short stories.