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What Are You Reading: April 18, 2011: 04/18/11

What Are You Reading?

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:

  1. The Best American Comics 2010 by Neil Gaiman (ebook / review copy)
  2. Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems (library book)
  3. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (library book)
  4. Conrad's Fate by Diana Wynne Jones (library book)
  5. The Crack in the Wall and Other Terribly Weird Tales by George Mendoza (library book)
  6. Fortune Cookies by Albert Bitterman (library book)
  7. Homemade Love by Bell Hooks (library book)
  8. Introduction to Cataloging and Classification by Arlene G. Taylor (personal collection)
  9. Kitten's Autumn by Eugenie Fernandes (library book)
  10. My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete (library book)
  11. The Pepins and Their Problems by Polly Horvath (library book)
  12. XXXholic Volume 2 by CLAMP (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. From Cover to Cover by Kathleen T. Horning (personal collection)
  2. Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 12 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  3. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  4. Management Basics for Information Professionals by Edward G. Evans (personal collection)
  5. Nick Of Time by Ted Bell (library book)
  6. Ouran High School Host Club, Volume 2 by Bisco Hatori (personal collection)
  7. Soul Eater, Vol. 1 by Atsushi Ohkubo (personal collection)
  8. Through The Triangle by C.P. Stewart (review copy)
  9. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (library book)
  10. XXXholic Volume 3 by CLAMP (library book)

Reviews Posted:

  1. The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd (library book)
  2. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  3. My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World by Gilles Bachelet (library book)
  4. Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf (personal collection)
  5. Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi (library book)
  6. Too Many Pumpkins by Megan Lloyd (library book)
  7. Treehorn's Treasure by Florence Parry Heide (library book)

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Comment #1: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 16:30:01

Jennifer

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

Pussreboots

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

Bibliosaurus Text

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

Pussreboots

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

Dollycas

I want to read as fast as you!!! :( I truly envy your ability!!



Comment #6: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:01:11

Pussreboots

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

Anna D.

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

Pussreboots

You should give it a read. It's delightful.



Comment #9: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 17:41:36

Samita

Casebook of V. Frankestein looks awesome XD Happy reading :)



Comment #10: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:07:12

Pussreboots

I hope you have better luck with that book than I did.



Comment #11: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 20:25:05

Kah Woei

Wow ... I want to read the Oz books too.



Comment #12: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:10:02

Pussreboots

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

Sheila (Bookjourney)

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

Pussreboots

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

Crystal (I Totally Paused!)

Good luck with your reading this week, I hope your project is finished soon :)



Comment #16: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:13:14

Pussreboots

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

Esme

Sounds like you had a good week of reading.



Comment #18: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 20:14:23

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #19: Monday, April, 18, 2011 at 23:02:43

Angie Simmonds

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

Pussreboots

They were either short or had only about twenty words per page.



Comment #21: Tuesday, April, 19, 2011 at 00:06:43

Alyssa

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

Pussreboots

So am I.



Comment #23: Tuesday, April, 19, 2011 at 08:28:51

Mardel

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

Pussreboots

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

Karen

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

Pussreboots

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

Lettie

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

Pussreboots

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.

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