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Month in review

Reviews:
Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman
The Balloon Boy of San Francisco by Dorothy Kupcha Leland
Bandits of the Trace by Albert E. Cowdrey
The Book That Eats People by John Perry and Mark Fearing
Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House #18) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Clue of the Tapping Heels by Carolyn Keene
Coraline by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Crogan's Vengeance by Chris Schweizer
Do Not Open This Book! by Michaela Muntean
Dragon's Teeth by Alex Irvine
Keys to the City by Joel Kostman
Guy Time by Sarah Weeks
Immaculate Deception by Courtney J. Webb
Is There a Monster Over There? by Sally O Lee
Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty
Letters to Rosy by C. Ellene Bartlett
The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop
Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3) by Mary Pope Osborne
My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
Out of Time by John Marsden
Promotion Denied by Joseph W. Hoffler
Scary Party by Sue Hendra
Scat by Carl Hiaasen
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis
Shadows on the Walls of the Cave by Kate Wilhelm
Shriek: An Afterword by Jeff VanderMeer
Swim to Me by Betsy Carter
Tigers at Twilight (Magic Tree House #19) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Travesties by Giselle Renarde
War, Women and the News by Catherine Gourley
The Wing on a Flea by Ed Emberley

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Rating System

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


Comments for April 2010 in Review

April 2010 in Review: 04/30/10

April turned out to be a light reading month for BookCrossing books and even worse for reviewing them. I didn't review a single one. I mostly reviewed library books and my personal collection, with ARCs brining up the rear at 5 books, or roughly one a week.

I also participated in #ROOB (the reading our own book challenge) for April. Points were awarded by books read from certain categories and then divided by the total number of books read. A perfect score is a -5 for reading only books from one's personal collection that were purchased before March 15th. A losing score would be a 6 for reading nothing but books acquired after March 15th. My score is -3.54 for the month meaning most of my books read were ARCs and library books.

Books Reviewed in April

Five Stars

  1. The Book That Eats People by John Perry and Mark Fearing
  2. Keys to the City by Joel Kostman
  3. Is There a Monster Over There? by Sally O Lee
  4. Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty
  5. The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop
  6. Scary Party by Sue Hendra
  7. The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis
  8. Shadows on the Walls of the Cave by Kate Wilhelm

Four Stars

  1. Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
  2. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  3. Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman
  4. The Balloon Boy of San Francisco by Dorothy Kupcha Leland
  5. Bandits of the Trace by Albert E. Cowdrey
  6. The Clue of the Tapping Heels by Carolyn Keene
  7. Coraline by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
  8. Do Not Open This Book! by Michaela Muntean
  9. Guy Time by Sarah Weeks
  10. My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
  11. Scat by Carl Hiaasen
  12. Swim to Me by Betsy Carter
  13. The Travesties by Giselle Renarde

Three Stars

  1. Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House #18) by Mary Pope Osborne
  2. Dragon's Teeth by Alex Irvine
  3. Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3) by Mary Pope Osborne
  4. Promotion Denied by Joseph W. Hoffler
  5. Tigers at Twilight (Magic Tree House #19) by Mary Pope Osborne
  6. War, Women and the News by Catherine Gourley
  7. The Wing on a Flea by Ed Emberley

Two Stars

  1. Crogan's Vengeance by Chris Schweizer

One Star

  1. Immaculate Deception by Courtney J. Webb
  2. Letters to Rosy by C. Ellene Bartlett
  3. Out of Time by John Marsden
  4. Shriek: An Afterword by Jeff VanderMeer
Genre Source

Books and Stories Read in April 2010 (reviews coming)

  1. The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper
  2. A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers
  3. Bird by Rita Murphy
  4. The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes
  5. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  6. The Ladies' Paradise (Les Rougon-Macquart, #11) by Émile Zola
  7. Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss by Danica McKellar
  8. Gravitation Collection 2 by Maki Murakami
  9. Selfless by David Michael Slater
  10. Guy Wire by Sarah Weeks
  11. The Princess Test by Gail Carson Levine
  12. The Language of Bees (Mary Russell, #9) by Laurie R. King
  13. Pass It Down: Five Picture Book Families Make Their Mark by Leonard S. Marcus
  14. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  15. The Titan's Curse  by Rick Riordan
  16. Night of the Ninjas by Mary Pope Osborne (MTH #5)
  17. Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House #6) by Mary Pope Osborne
  18. Bone, Volume 3: Eyes of the Storm by Jeff Smith
  19. Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo
  20. Bone, Volume 4: The Dragonslayer by Jeff Smith
  21. "The Night Train" by Kate Wilhelm FSF January 2010
  22. Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett       
  23. Size Eight In A Size Zero World (Paperback)
  24. The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2) by Terry Pratchett   
  25. Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
  26. Monster Motel (Paperback) by Douglas Florian
  27. Lucifer Rising (Paperback) by Barbara Fifield
  28. "Nanosferatu" by Dean Whitlock Jan/Feb 2010 FSF
  29. The Fall of Maggie Brown by Anne Stuart

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Comment #1: Saturday, May, 1, 2010 at 11:05:31

Freda

All I can say is WOW! Great month!



Comment #2: Monday, May 3, 2010 at 10:44:10

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #3: Sunday, May, 2, 2010 at 04:12:23

Alice Teh

I love CORALINE! You've had a great month in April. Happy reading in May!



Comment #4: Monday, May 3, 2010 at 10:44:10

Pussreboots

I read less in April than I did in March but it was quality reading.