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What Are You Reading: October 11, 2010: 10/11/10

What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

More than half of last week's books were picture books. Most (except for two personal collection books) were library books. Three books were for research.

Finished Last Week:

  1. Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken by Daniel Manus Pinkwater (library book)
  2. Equal Rites (Discworld, #3) by Terry Pratchett (personal collection)
  3. Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems by Michael N. DeMers (library book)
  4. GIS Online: Information Retrieval, Mapping, and the Internet by Brandon Plewe (library book)
  5. Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer (personal collection)
  6. Paula Bunyan by Phyllis Root (library book)
  7. Pokemon Adventures, Vol. 8 by Hidenori Kusaka (library book)
  8. Sector 7 by David Wiesner (library book)
  9. Six Impossible Things by Elizabeth Cadell (library book)
  10. Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture by Henry Jenkins (library book)
  11. Uh-oh! by Rachel Isadora (library book)
  12. Yo, Jo! by Rachel Isadora (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (ebook)
  2. Echoes from the Macabre: Selected Stories by Daphne du Maurier (library book)
  3. Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval by G. G. Chowdhury (personal collection)
  4. The Portable MLIS by Brooke E. Sheldon (personal collection)
  5. The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1) by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  6. Sharing Geographic Information by Gerard Rushton (library book)
  7. Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by R.L. LaFevers (library book)
  8. A Thief of Time (Navajo Mysteries, #8) by Tony Hillerman (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Finding Marco by Kenneth C. Cancellara (review copy)
  2. Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin (personal collection)
  3. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson (personal collection)
  4. Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine by Ann Hood (personal collection)
  5. Texas Tomboy by Lois Lenski (library book)
  6. Wildfire by Sarah Mickem (review copy)

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Comment #1: Sunday, October, 10, 2010 at 21:48:53

gautami tripathy

You are an amazing reader!

I think I am finally out of reading slump! Wish me luck!! LOL!

Comment #2: Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 21:55:14


I'm glad to hear you are coming out of your reading slump.

Comment #3: Monday, October, 11, 2010 at 02:48:02

Anne Royce

Wow! That's a heck lot of books you finished last week! Do you do anything else aside from reading? :3 Here's my Monday post

Comment #4: Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 21:56:24


I'm currently a fully time student so more and more of my time is devoted to reading for research or assigned reading. But I do have hobbies and a life outside of books.

Comment #5: Monday, October, 11, 2010 at 08:18:05


wow, looks like you've had a productive week to say the least

Comment #6: Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 21:58:18


I think I'm reaching my saturation point for reading.

Comment #7: Monday, October, 11, 2010 at 10:23:03


Wow! You read quite the variety! I need to read The Red Pyramid and catch up on the Theodosia stories!

Comment #8: Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 21:59:02


There's a third Thedosia story out now and I plan to check it out on my next trip to the library now that I've finished number two.

Comment #9: Monday, October, 11, 2010 at 15:45:08


Wow, you managed to read loads of books last week! I only wish I could read as many as that.

I love Room on the Broom and everything else by Julia Donaldson! I could read them to my little boy all day :)

Comment #10: Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 22:00:54


I need to check out more of her books.

Comment #11: Monday, October, 11, 2010 at 15:59:42

Crystal F

Good reading week - I feel for you reading the GIS stuff. I recently had to start working with GIS and I don't like it - I hope you do :)

Have another great week!

Comment #12: Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 22:02:55


I picked the GIS topic of my own accord. I don't have to have to get too into the technical details for what I'm researching.

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