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What Are You Reading: April 18, 2011: 04/18/11
I'm not really sure how to categorize last week's reading. It's a mixture of project reading (Charlotte's Web, My Brother Charlie and The Pepins and the Their Problems), listening to my daughter and son read (Can I Play Too? and The Crack in the Wall), some review reading (The Best American Comics 2010), other homework (Introduction to Cataloging and Classification) and finally reading for fun.
One of my favorites reads last week was My Brother Charlie. It's the story of fraternal twins and the oldest one, Charlie, is autistic. It's told from his sister's point of view and instead of dwelling on his autism, she instead lists all the ways he and she are alike as well as his strengths. It's a picture book with gorgeous painted illustrations.
This week's reading is a mixture of homework and manga with a review book thrown into the mix (Into the Triangle). I will probably finish the reference library book soon. The Lost Hero continues to be on hold while my son reads it.
Finished Last Week:
Comment #1: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 16:30:01
I have never actually read The Wizard of Oz. I hope you have an enjoyable week. My Monday.
Comment #2: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 21:59:03
I'm on my third or forth re-read of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Comment #3: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 17:15:40
So many good books! I especially loooove Charlotte's Web and the Wizard of Oz!
Comment #4: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 22:01:11
I liked Charlotte's Web more now as an adult than I did as a child. I think I've always loved the Oz books.
Comment #5: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 17:17:21
I want to read as fast as you!!! :( I truly envy your ability!!
Comment #6: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:01:11
The trick is to pick short books. The average picture book only has about 32 pages. The average manga has about 20 words per page. When I'm reading longer books I read fewer and I take longer.
Comment #7: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 17:24:02
I've never actually read through The Wonderful Wizard of Oz yet, though it's been on my list for ages. Hope you like it and that you have a happy week of reading!
Comment #8: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:05:12
You should give it a read. It's delightful.
Comment #9: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 17:41:36
Casebook of V. Frankestein looks awesome XD Happy reading :)
Comment #10: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:07:12
I hope you have better luck with that book than I did.
Comment #11: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 20:25:05
Wow ... I want to read the Oz books too.
Comment #12: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:10:02
It's a re-read for me. I'm not sure if I'll do the entire series though.
Comment #13: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 20:42:41
Ahhh.... reading is reading - love that you are listening to your daughter and son read - how fun! Sounds like a great week!
Comment #14: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:11:04
They read to me in the car while I'm taking to and from school. It's a cheap form of audio book, I guess. But it's good practice for them.
Comment #15: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 21:43:32
Good luck with your reading this week, I hope your project is finished soon :)
Comment #16: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:13:14
The project is due on the 29th. I'll be glad to be done with it. I have seven more books (out of 30) to annotate.
Comment #17: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 22:33:09
Sounds like you had a good week of reading.
Comment #18: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:14:23
Comment #19: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 23:02:43
Wow! That's a lot of books! I only dream of fitting that many in.
Comment #20: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:15:30
They were either short or had only about twenty words per page.
Comment #21: Tuesday, April, 19, 2011 at 00:06:43
Thanks for the comment.
I love Rick Riordan's books. I can't wait for Son of Neptune to come out in the fall.
I like the mangas you're reading too.
Comment #22: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:18:00
So am I.
Comment #23: Tuesday, April, 19, 2011 at 08:28:51
wonderful mix of reading, as usual. Good luck with your project, seems like you've been working so hard on it. :)
Comment #24: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:19:22
Thank you. I've been working on it for about a month now. It's due a week from Friday.
Comment #25: Tuesday, April, 19, 2011 at 10:20:00
Wow, that is quite a list there. I have always meant to read Wizard of Oz but never quite gotten around to it. Read Charlottes Web in school though and loved it. I have been meaning to read more Dianna Wynne Jones too. So sad she passed away recently.
Comment #26: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:20:02
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is as quick a read as Charlotte's Web. If you haven't read Jones's Chrestomanci series, I recommend starting there. They are delightful.
Comment #27: Tuesday, April, 19, 2011 at 21:05:52
I'm impressed by how much reading you get done in a week!
I'm looking forward to reading Conrad's Fate- such a good follow up! My brother Charlie sounds like a lovely children's book I may have a sneeky read of it in the library :)
Have a good week
Comment #28: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:22:10
By all means you should sneak a read of My Brother Charlie. Conrad's Fate was excellent. Today I picked up The Pinhoe Egg which is book six in the series.