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An African Tale by Enna Neru
Aging with Grace by Greg Liberman
Alison's Zinnia by Anita Lobel
Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox
Angel of Forgetfulness by Steve Stern
Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper
Christmas Eve by Suçie Stevenson
The Costume Copycat by Maryann MacDonald
Cuckoo by Lois Ehlert
Epidapheles and the Inadequately Enraged Demon by Ramsey Shehadeh
From the Devotions by Carl Phillips
Gery Tales by Gerry Boylan
Golden Conspiracy by Robert James Gilder
Here is Greenwood, Vol 1 by Yukie Nasu
Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo
A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann
Little Ballet Star by Adèle Geras
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
The Morning Star by Nick Bantock
Nature's Building Blocks by John Emsley
Night-Night Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton
No, David! by David Shannon
The Noisy Way to Bed by Ian Whybrow
The Scrambled States of America Talent Show by Laurie Keller
Storm Cats by Malachy Doyle
Tim and Pete by James Robert Baker
Tsunami Warning by Taylor Morrison
Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
Uh-oh! by Rachel Isadora

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for March 2011 in Review

March in Review: 03/31/11

I read half again as many books in March as I did in February. Some of that increase is a result of the children's book project I was working on for school. The rest is a result of my return to reading manga. I am addicted to Fullmetal Alchemist.

As predicted last month, the vast majority of the books I read this month were from the library. I'm reading a ton of picture books for class. Also, my daughter is now reading, so she and her brother are both now reading books to me. I've included what they read in my list of books finished.

Ignoring the picture books which are blowing out the results, I mostly reviewed nonfiction, science fiction/ fantasy and graphic novels. My ROOB score rose to -2.42 due mostly to all those library picture books. I suspect April will have a similar score for similar reasons.

Books reviewed this month

    Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

    Five Stars:

  1. Alison's Zinnia by Anita Lobel
  2. Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel
  3. Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo
  4. Little Ballet Star by Adèle Geras
  5. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
  6. Night-Night Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton
  7. The Noisy Way to Bed by Ian Whybrow
  8. Uh-oh! by Rachel Isadora

    Four Stars:

  1. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  2. The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper
  3. The Costume Copycat by Maryann MacDonald
  4. Epidapheles and the Inadequately Enraged Demon by Ramsey Shehadeh
  5. From the Devotions by Carl Phillips
  6. Golden Conspiracy by Robert James Gilder
  7. Here is Greenwood, Vol 1 by Yukie Nasu
  8. The Morning Star by Nick Bantock
  9. Storm Cats by Malachy Doyle
  10. Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery

    Three Stars:

  1. An African Tale by Enna Neru
  2. Angel of Forgetfulness by Steve Stern
  3. Christmas Eve by Suçie Stevenson
  4. Cuckoo by Lois Ehlert
  5. Gerry Tales by Gerry Boylan
  6. A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann
  7. The Scrambled States of America Talent Show by Laurie Keller
  8. Tsunami Warning by Taylor Morrison

    Two Stars:

  1. Aging with Grace by Greg Liberman
  2. Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox
  3. Nature's Building Blocks by John Emsley
  4. No, David! by David Shannon
  5. Tim and Pete by James Robert Baker

    One Stars:

Genre Source

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection

  1. Azumanga Daioh Omnibus by Kiyohiko Azuma
  2. "Eating at the End-of-the-World Café" by Dale Bailey (FSF Sept/Oct 2010)
  3. "How Seosiris Lost the Favor of the King" by James L. Cambias (FSF Sept/Oct 2010)
  4. Kraken by China Mièville
  5. The Organization of Information: Third Edition by Arlene G. Taylor
  6. "Orfy" by Richard Chwedyk (FSF Sep / Oct 2010)
  7. "The Window of Time" by Richard Matheson (FSF Sept/Oct 2010)

    Library book

  1. Adventures of a Cat Whiskered Girl by Daniel Pinkwater
  2. Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
  3. Almost Single by Advaita Kala
  4. Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird
  5. Another Jar of Tiny Stars by Bernice E. Cullinan
  6. Banana by Ed Vere
  7. Benny And Penny: The Big No-No by Geoffrey Hayes
  8. Bird by Zetta Elliott
  9. The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis
  10. The Book of Murder by Guillermo Martinez
  11. The Bora-Bora Dress by Carole Lexa Schaefer
  12. Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix by Graham Salisbury
  13. Cat the Cat, Who is That? by Mo Willems
  14. Catch That Cat: A Picture Book of Rhymes and Puzzles by Monika Beisner
  15. Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson
  16. Coco The Carrot by Steven Salerno
  17. Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
  18. The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
  19. The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss
  20. Farm by Elisha Cooper
  21. Fly Free! by Roseanne Thong
  22. Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 05 by Hiromu Arakawa
  23. Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 06 by Hiromu Arakawa
  24. Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 07 by Hiromu Arakawa
  25. Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd by Holly Black, et al
  26. Ghosts for Breakfast by Stanley Todd Terasaki
  27. The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
  28. Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon by Suzy Kline
  29. The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
  30. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
  31. In Dog Years I'd Be Dead: Garfield at 25 by Jim Davis
  32. Last Night by Hyewon Yum
  33. Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! by Mo Willems
  34. Lin Yi's Lantern by Brenda Williams
  35. Polar Bear Night by Lauren Thompson
  36. The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads by Ammon Shea
  37. The Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex
  38. Sam and the Tigers: A Retelling of 'Little Black Sambo' by Julius Lester
  39. Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Mélanie Watt
  40. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Christian Stead
  41. Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei by Peter Sis
  42. Stella, Princess of the Sky by Marie-Louise Gay
  43. The Sun by Fran Howard
  44. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo
  45. Thanking the Moon by Grace Lin
  46. Under the Night Sky by Amy Lundebrek
  47. The Widow's Season by Laura Brodie
  48. Wombat Walkabout by Carol Diggory Shields

    Review copy

  1. Elephant à la Mode: An Epicurean Guide to Life by T Roy Nakai
  2. The Finish Line by James Ross
  3. Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics by Hillary L. Chute
  4. Ruby of the Realms by Dan Kamin

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Comment #1: Friday, April, 1, 2011 at 13:25:54

Freda

As always a fantastic month!

Happy April Reading!



Comment #2: Monday, April 4, 2011 at 23:17:32

Pussreboots

Thank you. Happy reading.