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What Are You Reading: April 04, 2011: 04/03/11

What Are You Reading?

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:

  1. Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst (library book)
  2. Benny And Penny: The Big No-No by Geoffrey Hayes (library book)
  3. Bird by Zetta Elliott (library book)
  4. Blind Spot by Rick Wilber and Nick DiChario (FSF Sept/Oct 2010) (personal collection)
  5. The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis (library book)
  6. Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand (library book)
  7. Girls Night In by Lauren Henderson (personal collection)
  8. Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman (library book)
  9. Gracias / Thanks by Pat Mora (library book)
  10. The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson (library book)
  11. Last Night by Hyewon Yum (library book)
  12. Maneki Neko: The Tale of the Beckoning Cat by Susan Lendroth (library book)
  13. Olivia Trains Her Cat (Ready-to-Read. Level 1) by Sarah Albee (library book)
  14. The Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex (library book)
  15. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Christian Stead (library book)
  16. The Seventhfold Spell by Tia Nevitt (review / ebook)
  17. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo (library book)
  18. That Bad, Bad Cat! by Claire Masurel (library book)
  19. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale by Verna Aardema (library book)
  20. The Widow's Season by Laura Brodie (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. From Cover to Cover by Kathleen T. Horning (personal collection)
  2. Hot X by Danica McKellar (review copy)
  3. How to Survive a Killer Seance by Penny Warner (personal collection)
  4. Introduction to Cataloguing and Classification by Arlene G. Taylor (personal collection)
  5. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  6. Management Basics for Information Professionals by Edward G. Evans (personal collection)
  7. Nick Of Time by Ted Bell (library book)
  8. Ouran High School Host Club, Volume 2 by Bisco Hatori (personal collection)
  9. XXXholic Volume 1 by CLAMP (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. The Function of Ornamet by Michael Kubo (library book)
  2. Golden Conspiracy by Robert James Gilder (review copy)
  3. The Most Wonderful Egg in the World by Helme Heine (library book)
  4. Nature's Building Blocks by John Emsley (library book)
  5. The Noisy Way to Bed by Ian Whybrow (library book)
  6. Storm Cats by Malachy Doyle (library book)
  7. Three Leaves of Aloe by Rand B. Lee (personal collection)

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Comment #1: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 04:53:36

jlshall

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

Pussreboots

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

Mari (Bookworm with a View)

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

Pussreboots

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

Laurel-Rain Snow

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

Pussreboots

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

Sheila (Bookjourney)

All your books - they make me smile!



Comment #8: Tueday, April 5, 2011 at 20:54:04

Pussreboots

Thanks.



Comment #9: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 11:28:49

Young1

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

Pussreboots

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

RAnn

Go Dog Go is an old favorite!



Comment #12: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 20:58:35

Pussreboots

Go Dog Go is a current favorite of my son and daughter.



Comment #13: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 15:03:42

Samita

The Seventhfold Spell sounds interesting I may try to read it :) Happy reading!



Comment #14: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:02:50

Pussreboots

The Sevenfold Spell was okay but not something I would normally read.



Comment #15: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 15:23:15

Tasha

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

Pussreboots

Thanks. Same to you.



Comment #17: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 19:31:07

Helen Murdoch

Looks like you had another good week of reading.



Comment #18: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:06:33

Pussreboots

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

Marla

Thanks for stopping by. Wow! You did get a lot done last week. Have a great week!

Marla



Comment #20: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 21:07:33

Pussreboots

Thank you. It was mostly school work.



Comment #21: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 19:36:18

Kah Woei

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

Pussreboots

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

Aths

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

Pussreboots

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

Crystal (I Totally Paused!)

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

Pussreboots

I'm almost halfway through my project reading.



Comment #27: Monday, April, 4, 2011 at 23:17:22

Rebekka @ Rebekka's Reading Room

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

Pussreboots

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

Mardel

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

Pussreboots

Are you looking for something specific for your library reading?



Comment #31: Tuesday, April, 5, 2011 at 18:23:52

Nicole

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

Pussreboots

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.







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