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What Are You Reading: May 02, 2011: 05/02/11

What Are You Reading?

My big project is turned in and I'm winding down the semester with two smaller papers. I've finished the reading for those papers.

You can see things winding down reflected in what I read last week. There are finished text books (From Cover to Cover and Reference and Information Sevices in the 21st Century) and a whole heap of manga.

In this coming week I will be finishing Nick of Time by Ted Bell and possibly strating the sequel. I will also be reading more of Fullmetal Alchemist because I am totally addicted to the manga. Beyond that, I'm not really sure what I'll read.

Now that the summer heat has arrived I'll probably be spending some of my free time swimming laps. Swimming means less reading.

Finished Last Week:

  1. Black Butler, Vol. 1 by Yana Toboso (library book)
  2. From Cover to Cover by Kathleen T. Horning (personal collection)
  3. Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 13 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  4. Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 14 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  5. How to Grow Up and Rule the World by Scott Seegert (library book)
  6. Job Site by Nathan Clement (library book)
  7. Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand (library book)
  8. Ouran High School Host Club, Volume 2 by Bisco Hatori (personal collection)
  9. Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century by Kay Ann Cassell (personal collection)
  10. Shadow by Suzy Lee (library book)
  11. The Stainless Steel Rat Returns by Harry Harrison (library book)
  12. Through The Triangle by C.P. Stewart
  13. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 1 by CLAMP (library book)
  14. XXXholic Volume 4 by CLAMP (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. The Arcanum by Thomas Wheeler (personal collection)
  2. Black Butler Vol 1. by Yana Toboso (library book)
  3. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  4. Life After Joe by Harper Fox (review copy)
  5. Lovely is the Lee by Robert Gibbings (personal collection)
  6. Management Basics for Information Professionals by Edward G. Evans (personal collection)
  7. Nick Of Time by Ted Bell (library book)
  8. Through The Triangle by C.P. Stewart (review copy)
  9. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (library book)

Reviews Posted:

  1. The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry
  2. The Flanimals Pop-Up by Ricky Gervais
  3. In Mike We Trust by P.E. Ryan
  4. The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
  5. On a Scary Scary Night by Walter Wick
  6. Tirissa and the Necklace of Nulidor by Willow

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Comment #1: Monday, May, 2, 2011 at 05:16:14

Jan von Harz

Congrats on finishing your project. Hope you enjoy the freedom you have for your own reading pleasure now that it is over. Have a great week!

Comment #2: Monday, May 2, 2011 at 14:35:51


I'll have about three weeks before summer session starts.

Comment #3: Monday, May, 2, 2011 at 05:28:43


I just passed up the Flanimals Pop-up book by Ricky Gervais - what did you think of it? I'm having trouble finding books that interest my three (three next week) year old Grandson.

and - WooHoo for finishing and turning in your project! Congratulations!

Comment #4: Monday, May 2, 2011 at 14:40:52


Flanimals isn't age appropriate for a three year old. Try Banana by Ed Vere instead. Or if he likes monsters, try some of Ed Emberley's books.

Comment #5: Monday, May, 2, 2011 at 07:34:49

Leeswammes (Judith)

Swimming is great, so restful. I think it's a great way to spend your time. And you can read afterwards, can't you? :-)

Comment #6: Monday, May 2, 2011 at 14:45:13


Thanks. I can read afterwards. That's true.

Comment #7: Monday, May, 2, 2011 at 08:20:52

Laurel-Rain Snow

You have quite a list! Hope you enjoy all of your books. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Comment #8: Monday, May 2, 2011 at 14:45:13


Thank you. I hope I do too. It's nice to take a break from the academic reading.

Comment #9: Monday, May, 2, 2011 at 09:34:55

Mari (Bookworm with a View)

oh my, that's alot of reading! Enjoy your week!

Comment #10: Monday, May 2, 2011 at 14:50:33


Yes but I think this week will be calmer.

Comment #11: Monday, May, 2, 2011 at 14:37:39

Samita @ Book Purring

I have yet to read The Lost Hero :P I hope you enjoy it!

Comment #12: Monday, May 2, 2011 at 14:51:43


I am reading The Lost Hero when I can but my son has been keeping it under his pillow on the top bunk. I can't reach that high!

Comment #13: Monday, May, 2, 2011 at 19:13:59


Have a fab week! See what I'm reading here and don't forget to link your British book reviews on Read My Review, hosted on my blog.

Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

Comment #14: Friday, Monday, May 6, 2011 at 17:20:31


This week is turning out to be a slower week as I expected.

Comment #15: Monday, May, 2, 2011 at 23:00:36

Crystal (I Totally Paused!)

I love the Wizard of Oz series, I intend to read them again in the near future :) Hope you enjoy your reading this week!

Comment #16: Friday, Monday, May 6, 2011 at 17:23:12


So do I. I've read through the entire series at least once and my favorite books twice or more. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the one I've re-read the most times but it's been about a decade since my last read.

Comment #17: Tuesday, May, 3, 2011 at 00:59:50


I am going to watch for your reviews on Life after Joe and Nick of Time. Lost Hero too - I have some Rick Riordan to start... hmm maybe my next audible listen! Have a lovely reading week!

Comment #18: Friday, Monday, May 6, 2011 at 17:26:05


Life After Joe and Nick of Time ended up not being my cup of tea. The Lost Hero though is turning out to be my favorite of Riordan's Olympians books.

Comment #19: Tuesday, May, 3, 2011 at 01:24:32

Laura Ashlee

Ooh! I'm starting Black Butler soon!

Comment #20: Friday, Monday, May 6, 2011 at 18:11:12


Great. I'm waiting for volume two to arrive at my library. Have you seen the anime series? The manga is set about 30 years later than the anime. So instead of carriages, there are sports cars. Otherwise the plots are very similar.

Comment #21: Tuesday, May, 3, 2011 at 02:16:45

Kayleigh Murphy

How did you find Black Butler? It's on my TBR manga pile but I'm yet to hear an opinion on it from anyone yet

Comment #22: Friday, Monday, May 6, 2011 at 18:13:21


I like it so far. I think it will end up on my short list of favorites.

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