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What Are You Reading: November 29, 2010: 11/29/10

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.

This week I mostly read and reviewed library books but my current reads are mostly from my personal collection. I'm not reading as many as I am working on finishing two term papers. The large list of finished books is due mostly to traveling for Thanksgiving. I had time to read in the car and I took along a bunch of books I had almost finished reading. I didn't read them all they way through from start to finish. Some of them only had a chapter or two to finish.

Finished Last Week:

  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (ebook)
  2. Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100 by H. A. Rey (library book)
  3. A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle (library)
  4. Flotsam by David Wiesner (library)
  5. The Green Ripper by John D. McDonald (library)
  6. Kimchi & Calamari by Rose Kent (library)
  7. Magpie Magic: A Tale of Colorful Mischief by April Wilson (library)
  8. Filipinos in Alaska, 1788-1958 by Thelma Buchholdt (library)
  9. Pinkalicious: Tickled Pink by Elizabeth Kann (personal collection)
  10. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett (library)
  11. Round Like a Ball by Lisa Campbell Ernst (library book)
  12. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (audio version read by the author) (library)

Currently Reading:

  1. Bite Me by Christopher Moore (personal collection)
  2. Food, Girls, & Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff (review copy)
  3. Information Seeking in Electronic Environments by Gary Marchionini (personal collection)
  4. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart (personal collection)
  5. The Portable MLIS by Brooke E. Sheldon (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Babymouse: The Musical by Jennifer and Matthew Holm (library book)
  2. The Broken Ear by Georges Remi Hergé (library book)
  3. Crow Call by Lois Lowry (library book)
  4. The Department of Mad Scientists by Michael Belfiore (library book)
  5. The Real Martian Chronicles by John Sladek (personal collection)
  6. Strange But True America by John Hafnor (review copy)
  7. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman (library book)

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Comment #1: Monday, November, 29, 2010 at 22:10:06


Despite your paper writing, you have a great reading week. I've been wanting to read The Zookeeper's Wife.

Comment #2: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 21:51:21


Most of these books I've been reading in little pieces for weeks. I just happened to finish them all this week. I really liked The Zookeeper's Wife but some have problems with its tendency towards lists.

Comment #3: Monday, November, 29, 2010 at 22:23:45

Sheila (Bookjourney)

Wow you had an amazing week! That is a lot of books!

Comment #4: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 21:56:22


Most of the books were nearly complete after weeks of reading them slowly.

Comment #5: Monday, November, 29, 2010 at 22:48:35


Wow! You got a lot of reading done this week! Food, Girls and Other Things I can't Have sounds like a great read!

Comment #6: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 21:59:24


I need to focus on Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have. I've been reading mostly picture books while I write my papers. I'll be done with them by Tuesday of next week.

Comment #7: Monday, November, 29, 2010 at 23:18:57


Ever since I saw Stardust I've wanted to actually read the book, it looks so good and the book is always better.

Have a fabulous reading week and thank you so much for stopping by earlier!

Comment #8: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 22:07:31


Stardust is excellent in all the forms I've seen and read. It started as a four part graphic novel but I haven't seen that version yet. I'm not going to say which is the best version because they are all adapted to their media. There's a great interview with Gaiman about the various versions at the end of the audio book (disc six).

Comment #9: Tuesday, November, 30, 2010 at 12:58:37

Jenny N

I've heard good things about Stardust but I haven't read it. Actually I haven't read any books by Neil Gaiman but hope to soon. Happy reading!

Comment #10: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 22:11:25


Gaiman has written for so many different audiences you're bound to find something you like.

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