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What Are You Reading: December 27, 2010: 12/27/10

What Are You Reading

I'm ping-ponging up and down California this week. Blogging from the road is tricky as is reading on the road. Most of what I finished last week came before the holiday madness. I went through a small pile of library books (mostly picture books) and one review book.

My current reads are an even mixture of library books and my own personal collection. Kraken was a Christmas gift. It's huge and dense and I plan to read about ten pages a day and thus slowly work my way through it.

My reviews from last week are mostly library books. This year seems to be have been the year of the picture book on my blog. I hope to diversify more next year.

Finished Last Week:

  1. The Ballerina with Webbed Feet by Pam Van Scoyoc (library book)
  2. Copper by Kizu Kibuishi (library book)
  3. Food, Girls, & Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff (review copy)
  4. Monster Trucks by Mark Todd (library book)
  5. The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki (library book)
  6. The Sign Painter by Allen Say (library book)
  7. Tinkerbell and the Wings of Rani by Teresa Radice (library book)
  8. The World at Night by Alan Furst (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. Frost Moon by Anthony Francis (review copy)
  2. Kraken by China Miéville (personal collection)
  3. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart (personal collection)
  4. Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bagigalupi (library book)
  5. West Coast Journeys by Caroline C. Leighton (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Alex and Lulu by Lorena Siminovich (library book)
  2. Forever by Rachel Pollack (personal collection)
  3. Harriet's Halloween Candy by Nancy Carlson (library book)
  4. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker (review copy)
  5. The Octonauts and the Frown Fish by Meomi (library book)
  6. The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene (library book)
  7. The Tarot Cafe Volume 3 by Sang-Sun Park (library book)

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Comment #1: Sunday, December, 26, 2010 at 23:39:05

Sheila (Bookjourney)

You had a good reading week! Hope this one is too :)

Comment #2: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 20:04:33


Thanks. So far it's been pretty good for reading.

Comment #3: Sunday, December, 26, 2010 at 23:54:02


Hey Puss Reboots. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and safe traveling.

Do you think you will be doing more picture books in 2011?

Have a great week!

Comment #4: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 20:06:35


Yes, I still plan to read picture books. I just want to balance out my reviews a little better to reflect the wide range of things I'm reading. Looking ahead, I have 13 picture book reviews all ready for posting and another 56 picture book reviews to write and post.

Comment #5: Monday, December, 27, 2010 at 01:00:01


I have not heard of these, but your personal collection is quite intriguing and I am off to look them up. My Monday.

Comment #6: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 20:26:00


Which books have piqued your interest?

Comment #7: Monday, December, 27, 2010 at 03:21:55


I have Kraken on my to-read list as well. Happy reading! :-)

Comment #8: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 20:28:32


My husband just finished a library copy of Kraken and says he wants to re-read it already! I bet he gets my copy read before I do. Sigh.

Comment #9: Monday, December, 27, 2010 at 04:02:31


wow to your reading speed. I wish I could do the same


You already got the copy of The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey. The reader here have to wait till they finish translating it Cant hardly wait

happy reading and have a great week


Comment #10: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 20:29:40


I hope they get the book translated soon. It's a fun read. I hope to finish my copy this week.

Comment #11: Monday, December, 27, 2010 at 04:31:49

Jan von Harz

Wow you had a great week and another one in the making. Hope you enjoy all your books!

Comment #12: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 20:32:43


Thank you. So far it's been a good week of reading between a re-read (well, a listen) to The Graveyard Book and Pump Six and Other Stories.

Comment #13: Monday, December, 27, 2010 at 10:34:17

Laurel-Rain Snow

Wow, The Secret of the Old Clock...I am a big fan of Nancy Drew and haven't read them in ages. I have the first three books, including "clock," on my stacks.

Comment #14: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 20:34:03


Maybe it's time for a re-read of the Nancy Drew books. Thanks for stopping by.

Comment #15: Monday, December, 27, 2010 at 14:40:24


Looks like you had a great reading week. Safe travels this week!

Comment #16: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 20:35:44


Thank you. The first trip is done and I'm safely home.

Comment #17: Monday, December, 27, 2010 at 14:55:28


Have a fab week! My It's Monday is here. Come and link reviews of books with a TV/Movie Adaptation on this week's Read My Review

Comment #18: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 20:36:45


Thanks. I got some good reading done in the car today.

Comment #19: Monday, December, 27, 2010 at 22:17:12

The1stdaughter (Danielle)

You really have been reading the picture books haven't you? That's great! You know how I feel about picture books. :o) Love them!

Anywho, I'm interested to see what you thought of The Nightmarys, I wasn't so sure about the age appropriateness, but haven't read it myself yet. I'd be interested to read your review.

Hope you have a fantastic reading week and thanks so much for stopping by earlier!

Comment #20: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 20:38:21


Looking at just December, roughly half of all my reviews were for picture books. For 2010 as a whole, the percentage is more like 33. I guess it's not as high as I first thought.

My son's just shy of the 9 to 12 suggested age range for The Nightmarys and I'd let him read the book if he wanted to. I was reading horror and mysteries when I was a tween and would have loved the book. I still loved it as an adult. It's on my current short list of books I'm recommending to pretty much anyone I see.

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