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What Are You Reading: December 13, 2010: 12/13/10

What Are You Reading

My first semester as an MLIS student ended last week. The first couple of days I spent pretty much in a stupor not doing much of anything. Then I got back to freelance writing until Friday when my son had the day off and my daughter came down with a stomach bug which she promptly shared with the rest of us.

Last week's reading can be summed up as the remaining MLIS books, a couple fun reads and a small pile of picture books. This week I'm working on some wishlist books that are due at the library soon as well as a novel I've promised to a friend, namely, Bite Me by Christopher Moore. It is probably the most insane book I've read by him which is saying a lot since they're all a little off. It's set in San Francisco and is hilarious.

My reviews from last week include some catching up on my part. I have one review I had been meaning to post for an entire year! Some day I would love to be caught up on my reviews but for the foreseeable future I expect to see more of these year-old posts.

Finished Last Week:

  1. Information Seeking in Electronic Environments by Gary Marchionini (personal collection)
  2. Naked Heat by Richard Castle (personal collection)
  3. The Noisy Way to Bed by Ian Whybrow (library book)
  4. "Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!" by Patricia Thomas (library book)
  5. Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by R. L. LaFevers (library book)
  6. Waking Up Wendell by April Stevens (library book)
  7. The Z was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. A Barnstormer in Oz by Philip José Farmer (library book)
  2. The Batman Handbook by Scott Beatty (personal collection)
  3. Bite Me by Christopher Moore (personal collection)
  4. The Country Child by Alison Uttley (library book)
  5. Food, Girls, & Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff (review copy)
  6. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House #6) by Mary Pope Osbourne (personal collection)
  2. Boats: Speeding! Sailing! Crusing! by Patricia Hubbell (library book)
  3. Brownie and Pearl Get Dolled Up by Cynthia Rylant (library book)
  4. A History of Cadmium by Elizabeth Bourne (personal collection)
  5. Looking for Jake: Stories by China Miéville (library book)
  6. One to Nine by Andrew Hodges (library book)
  7. Sector 7 by David Wiesner (library book)

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Comment #1: Monday, December, 13, 2010 at 06:42:24

Brooks J. Young

You were busy! I have a few library books that I have to start on myself. All great selections. Here's mine



Comment #2: Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 23:06:46

Pussreboots

It felt like a quiet week for me. I plan to get more reading done over the holidays.



Comment #3: Monday, December, 13, 2010 at 10:30:00

gautami tripathy

YOu read such diverse books!



Comment #4: Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 23:10:03

Pussreboots

I try to. Thanks!



Comment #5: Monday, December, 13, 2010 at 10:36:37

Annawww.annareads.com

Just had to look up The Batman Handbook after seeing you were reading it. Sounds like great fun! Enjoy!



Comment #6: Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 23:11:03

Pussreboots

It's a very silly book.



Comment #7: Monday, December, 13, 2010 at 11:09:13

Bev

Thanks for stopping by my Monday. I was sick over the weekend too. Must be something going 'round. You got quite a bit of reading done...I didn't do quite as well. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey has an intriguing title...gonna have to go check that out.



Comment #8: Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 23:12:10

Pussreboots

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey is the second book in the series. I recommend starting with The Mysterious Benedict Society.



Comment #9: Monday, December, 13, 2010 at 16:22:36

carol

Hope you are all well again now.

enjoy your week of reading carol



Comment #10: Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 23:14:26

Pussreboots

I am well now. Thanks.



Comment #11: Monday, December, 13, 2010 at 18:12:27

Nise'

I've got to check out the Elephant book. My daughter (26) loves elephants and I buy her books whenever I see them.



Comment #12: Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 23:15:18

Pussreboots

It is a funny picture book.



Comment #13: Monday, December, 13, 2010 at 20:56:15

Julie

I love your review of the Magic Tree House book! My son is just starting to read these.



Comment #14: Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 23:16:05

Pussreboots

There are more than 60 of the Magic Tree House books now so he has lots of books to read.



Comment #15: Monday, December, 13, 2010 at 22:13:56

Helen Murdoch

My daughter started The Mysterious Benedict Society; we've heard really good things about it. You are such a prolific reader!



Comment #16: Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 23:17:21

Pussreboots

I loved the first book in the series and had to get started on the second one!



Comment #17: Tuesday, December, 14, 2010 at 13:03:24

Christina T

I've been wanting to read the Richard Castle books. I like the show so I've been curious about the books. The Allen Zadoff book sounds really interesting too.

Good luck with your reading this week. I hope you are feeling better. Enjoy your break!



Comment #18: Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 23:19:30

Pussreboots

By themselves the books aren't the greatest mysteries but in conjunction with the TV series they are fun. You will see plot lines, characters and scenes inspired by the series.