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What Are You Reading: December 20, 2010: 12/19/10

What Are You Reading

My grades are in and I did very well. Now that I'm not doing research, I'm catching up on a combination of my to be read pile and my wishlist reading. Of course with children, I am also reading (or being read to) picture books and similar. My daughter has been reading Curious George to me a couple pages a night.

The one review book that I'm still working on is Food, Girls & Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff. It's a pretty easy read and I'm enjoying it. The main character's personality reminds me of Garth, the protagonist from In Mike We Trust by P. E. Ryan. Of course the story's completely different but the two share some themes: a lack of familial communication, problems at high school, trying to fit in while being true to one's self and so forth.

My two favorite reads from last week are The Batman Handbook by graphic novelist, Scott Beatty and Bite Me by Christopher Moore.

Finished Last Week:

  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. LMNO Peas by Keith Baker (library book)
  6. Olivia Helps With Christmas by Ian Falconer (library book)
  7. The New Gay Teenager by Ritch C. Savin-Williams (library book)
  8. Night-Night Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton (personal collection)

Currently Reading:

  1. Food, Girls, & Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff (review copy)
  2. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart (personal collection)
  3. The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki (library book)
  4. West Coast Journeys by Caroline C. Leighton (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. The Adventures of Tittletom by Ellis Credle (library book)
  2. Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel (personal collection)
  3. Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken by Daniel Pinkwater (library book)
  4. Knitty Kitty by David Elliot (library book)
  5. The Long Retreat by Robert Reed (personal collection)
  6. Make-Believe by Michael Reaves (personal collection)
  7. Waiting for the Phone to Ring by Richard Bowes (personal collection)

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Comment #1: Monday, December, 20, 2010 at 08:30:56

Julie

Congratulations on the good grades! And it's so nice that you have time to read for enjoyment now....



Comment #2: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 21:57:38

Pussreboots

It's nice to read for fun right now but I'm also trying to do freelance writing. I'm not able to read as much as I'd like.



Comment #3: Monday, December, 20, 2010 at 08:40:38

Robyn

Everything looks good, that you read. :)



Comment #4: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 22:02:48

Pussreboots

Thanks! It was a good week of reading.



Comment #5: Monday, December, 20, 2010 at 09:32:33

Amy S

Thanks for stopping by! You always have such an incredible list of books! Happy reading!



Comment #6: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 22:12:39

Pussreboots

Thank you. It's been nice to get away from the required reading, both in terms of the assigned reading and the review books.



Comment #7: Monday, December, 20, 2010 at 10:11:51

Kristen H.

You had a great reading week! Enjoy your books coming up!



Comment #8: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 22:14:01

Pussreboots

Thank you. I just finished an excellent tween horror called The Nightmarys.



Comment #9: Monday, December, 20, 2010 at 15:38:23

The1stdaughter (Danielle)

Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have actually sounds pretty good. I loved In Mike We Trust and Garth's character especially so I may have to check into that one. Thanks for the tip!

Congrats on your grades and a school break! That's got to feel good!

I hope you have a fabulous holiday week and get in some great reading & relaxing time! Thanks again for stopping by earlier!



Comment #10: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 22:19:53

Pussreboots

I think you'll like Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have. I'm about 2/3 done with it now and hope to finish before Christmas.



Comment #11: Monday, December, 20, 2010 at 16:56:32

Willa

Congrats on the grades :-)



Comment #12: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 22:27:56

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #13: Monday, December, 20, 2010 at 18:25:07

Aths

You seem to have had an awesome week! Reading out of wishlist and TBR shelves is definitely a brilliant idea! I need to do that some time. Have a great week!



Comment #14: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 22:32:28

Pussreboots

It's very rewarding to cross off books from the wishlist.



Comment #15: Monday, December, 20, 2010 at 21:32:02

Nise'

I miss being read to by young readers. Have a great reading week!



Comment #16: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 22:39:13

Pussreboots

You can volunteer at your local school or library. Plenty of young readers in both places. :)



Comment #17: Monday, December, 20, 2010 at 22:38:32

Julie

How exciting that you can focus on reading you want to do instead of research! Isn't it wonderful to listen to your children read books to you? I love it!



Comment #18: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 22:45:23

Pussreboots

It is nice to hear my son read to me because I'm used to him being able to read. I'm still in a state of awe that my daughter can read.



Comment #19: Tuesday, December, 21, 2010 at 00:12:05

Sheila (Bookjourney)

Looks like you had a wonderful week! What fun reading you had!



Comment #20: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 22:48:01

Pussreboots

I did have fun reading this week. Thanks.



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