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What Are You Reading: April 04, 2011: 04/03/11
Alas, Spring Break is over. It ended up being punctuated by the worst insomnia I've had in ages. I did however get through a good portion of my project for school and my son got his diorama built.
My reading this week is primarily books for the project (books for ages 5 to 8) and books I listened to while my daughter read.
I also got one review book from Net Galley read, The Seventhfold Spell by Tia Nevitt finished. It's a retelling of Sleeping Beauty.
The two books I read simply for fun were off my wishlist: Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand and The Widow's Season by Laura Brodie. Both were excellent. Oh and I finished one short story: "Blind Spot" by Rick Wilber and Nick DiChario (FSF Sept/Oct 2010).
Finished Last Week:
Comment #1: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 04:53:36
Wow, that's quite a list! I'll have to take a look at "Olivia Trains Her Cat" - I thought all kitties were untrainable! Enjoy your reading this week.
Comment #2: Tueday, April 5, 2011 at 20:47:45
Olivia Trains Her Cat is meant to be a level 1 reader but it has a lot of complicated names in it. It's best suited for level 1 readers who also watch the TV show. My daughter has only seen a couple episodes and struggled with the names.
Comment #3: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 07:55:05
At first I was scared when I say Insomnia AND 20 books read but am glad some of them are children's books for your project - whew!
Sorry about the insomnia... from a fellow sufferer.
Comment #4: Tueday, April 5, 2011 at 20:49:15
I don't read at night when I can't sleep. I just lie in the dark.
Comment #5: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 09:07:00
The Widow Season caught my interest...hope you have a great week.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Comment #6: Tueday, April 5, 2011 at 20:52:30
The Widow's Season was very good. I will get it reviewed as soon as I can.
Comment #7: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 10:47:45
All your books - they make me smile!
Comment #8: Tueday, April 5, 2011 at 20:54:04
Comment #9: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 11:28:49
Your eyes must be dry from all the reading you have been doing! For project or not that is one LONG list!
I hope your next week goes well - oh and i love the tulips very springy :D
Comment #10: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 20:55:12
Dry eyes? Nope. Never had that problem. I took the tulip photo from my car window when we were stopped for gas in Mendocino. It was just one of those lucky shots.
Comment #11: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 13:53:02
Go Dog Go is an old favorite!
Comment #12: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 20:58:35
Go Dog Go is a current favorite of my son and daughter.
Comment #13: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 15:03:42
The Seventhfold Spell sounds interesting I may try to read it :) Happy reading!
Comment #14: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:02:50
The Sevenfold Spell was okay but not something I would normally read.
Comment #15: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 15:23:15
Have a fab week! See what I'm reading here and don't forget to join in Read My Review, which this week has a Favourite Authors theme.
Comment #16: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:04:52
Thanks. Same to you.
Comment #17: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 19:31:07
Looks like you had another good week of reading.
Comment #18: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:06:33
It was mostly for school. At least now I'm half way through my project. Two more weeks of reading like this and I'll be done with the reading for it.
Comment #19: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 19:34:06
Thanks for stopping by. Wow! You did get a lot done last week. Have a great week!
Comment #20: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:07:33
Thank you. It was mostly school work.
Comment #21: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 19:36:18
I read xxxHolic recently together with Tsubasa Chronicles. For both manga, I always love the beginning but the ending for Tsubasa is rather confusing and disappointing. I'm hoping xxxHolic won't meet the same fate ...
Comment #22: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:10:33
I have the first of the Tsubasa Chronicles at home as well as a Card Captor Sakura omnibus which also crosses over with Tsubasa. Right now I'm focusing only on xxxHolic.
Comment #23: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 23:12:14
Wow.. that's a lot of books! Even if they were middle-grade. Have a great week!
Comment #24: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:16:31
Actually most of them were rated E (so picture books). Each one is around 32 pages. Not so hard to read.
Comment #25: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 23:13:41
Glad to hear you got so much project reading done! Good luck this coming week :)
Comment #26: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:18:31
I'm almost halfway through my project reading.
Comment #27: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 23:17:22
Wow!! You got so much done! I so wish I could get through that many books; two per week would be fine with me lol. I know you said they were mostly children's books, but still, that's an impressive amount.
Comment #28: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:19:31
I had to get through that many to get a good start on my project. Looking only at the books I read for fun and it's a much shorter list.
Comment #29: Tuesday, April, 5, 2011 at 00:27:59
Go Dog, Go - very fun book. We've read Why Mosquitos Buzz In People's Ears - loved it.
I'm going to refer to some of the books in your list for my library reading - some of the titles sound very cool.
Comment #30: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:21:02
Are you looking for something specific for your library reading?
Comment #31: Tuesday, April, 5, 2011 at 18:23:52
This is amazing.. how do you read so many books in a week..great.. makes my blog look dead.. but im new to this thing..your support would be great
Comment #32: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:22:22
I'm a library science student right now. A lot of reading is expected as par for the course. Most of the books I review are picture books. I have a list of prewritten reviews so posting one a day is pretty easy.