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What Are You Reading: January 31, 2011: 01/30/11
My current reads reflect the fact that I'm back in school. Three of the books on that list are text books: Essentials of Children's Literature, From Cover to Cover and Ambient Findability. They are so far all very interesting! The rest of the list consists mostly of manga I'm reading.
The one chunkster I'm still slowly working through is Kraken by China Miéville; I'm on page 170. By next week I should be in the mid 200s. Maybe by the end of March I'll be finished!
The Finished Last Week list looks long but it's mostly picture books and manga. The only books of any serious length on the list are The Canary Trainer by Nicholas Meyer, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart and Who Censored Roger Rabbit by Gary Wolf. Fans of Sherlock Holmes adaptations (like the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King) should read Nicholas Meyer's books.
Upcoming in my reading: more picture books (both with my children and as homework), more manga, more Kraken and possibly The Hunger Games.
Finished Last Week:
Comment #1: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 00:43:11
That is so amazing how many books you read in a week! Wow - I could clean up my TBR in no time at all :)
Comment #2: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:09:04
The vast majority of the books I read this week were picture books or manga. Lots and lots of pictures, very few words. That's how I can through so many.
Comment #3: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 03:25:01
I find it very impressive that you can read so many books at once without mixing the storyline :P I have that issue every time I read more than three books at once :P Enjoy reading!
Comment #4: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:09:04
Half of the books I'm currently reading are non fiction. With the exception of West Coast Journeys, they are all library science text books. That means there's not so much in the way of story line to follow. Following mulitiple books though isn't any different than watching a bunch of television series.
Comment #5: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 03:29:31
YAY. You read Yotsuba
Comment #6: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:13:32
Yotsuba, minus the green hair, reminds me a great deal of my daughter. I have one more volume on hand to read. After that I'll have to track more down.
Comment #7: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 04:09:57
Wow those are some long lists. I am awed by all your reading this week especially being in school. Have a great week.
Comment #8: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:15:40
School only started on Wednesday. I did most of my reading before then. The rest of the reading was picture books and manga. Both are easy to read.
Comment #9: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 09:12:04
I just added the Mysterious Benedict Society to my high school's collection; I've heard such good things about it. Have another great week!
Comment #10: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:18:19
The first two books in the series were fun to read. I hope to read the third one soon.
Comment #11: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 10:09:17
Comment #12: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:19:00
Comment #13: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 10:12:06
Wow, you had a wonderful reading week. So many books that you have read, good job!
Is Yotsuba manga?
Comment #14: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:20:01
Except for my school books, I don't really think of my weekly reading or blogging as a job. It's just for fun. Some weeks I read a lot, and some I don't.
Yotsuba & is manga.
Comment #15: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 13:10:30
You have lots of books on your list! Hope you enjoyed/enjoy everything. Here's my MAILBOX/READING
Comment #16: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:22:31
All in all it was a good week of reading. There were a couple disappointments but they were few and far between.
Comment #17: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 13:47:56
Kitten in Trouble sounds adorable :) I'm not familiar with these books though :( Happy reading and thanks for stopping by
Comment #18: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:24:34
Kitten in Trouble is cute. We got it at the library. I will get everything reviewed eventually.
Comment #19: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 15:11:16
Looks like you had a busy week! Thanks for visiting my blog
Comment #20: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:27:51
It's only going to get busier now that school is back in session.
Comment #21: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 16:27:21
You get through so many books in a week.
enjoy your reading week
Comment #22: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:27:51
Lots and lots of picture books. Thanks.
Comment #23: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 19:02:03
I love Manana Iguana - when I was teaching Kindergarten, I did a whole fairy tale unit where I would read different versions of the same fairy tale and have the kids compare and contrast - the first fairy tale we started with was Little Red Hen and Manana Iguana was one of them. My It's Monday post can be found here.
Comment #24: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:32:09
Manana Iguana is cute but for Little Red Hen retellings, I prefer Cook-a-Doodle Doo.
Comment #25: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 20:37:41
How do you devour these books so quickly??
Tell me oh great one... need secret since I can't seem to read more than 2 in one week. Even at best... let's make that 1 and a half :)
Comment #26: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:34:03
The trick is to read very short books or ones that have lots and lots of pictures. If you look at books of any actual length, I only finished two.
Comment #27: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 21:45:20
You have to read The Hunger Games. It was one of my tops last year and just a wonderful story. Looks like you have a lot planned for this week! Happy Reading.
Comment #28: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:37:14
The Hunger Games has been sitting on my TBR for about a year. My husband has read the entire series. I think it's about time for me to read it.
Comment #29: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 21:50:19
WOW! You have some great lists! How can you read so many things and keep them straight?! I am thrilled I can read 2 different books at the same time, lol. You rock!
Comment #30: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:38:15
Reading multiple books is no different than watching different TV series over a course of a week.
Comment #31: Monday, January, 31, 2011 at 22:03:49
Are you enjoying Kraken? I just brought it home. Have a fruitful reading week.
Comment #32: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:41:20
Kraken is good but I can only manage ten pages a night.
Comment #33: Tuesday, February, 1, 2011 at 01:12:19
You have a lot on the go! Enjoy your upcoming reads.
Comment #34: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 23:42:11
Comment #35: Tuesday, February, 1, 2011 at 18:36:21
Again - you had a wonderful week in books! Have a great reading week, ahead!
Comment #36: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 20:36:38
Thank you. I hope your week of reading went well too.
Comment #37: Sunday, February, 6, 2011 at 01:37:43
Wow - so many! I looked at several of your reviews as I was curious if adult or children. You read such different things which is great. Good exposure for me to see your different tastes.
Comment #38: Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 20:38:13
I read and review a wide range of genres and age groups from picture books all the way through heavy duty literary fiction or nonfiction. What I review reflects what I am currently reading and that balance changes over time.