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What Are You Reading: May 09, 2011: 05/09/11

What Are You Reading?

This week's reading was mostly for fun. I had a few "did not finish" books: Nick of Time and Time Pirate by Ted Bell. I just couldn't get into a time travel / historical novel series that mixes up Nazis and pirates.

Life After Joe was a skimmed book but I did finish it. It was a lot like Tim and Pete and suffers from similar problems.

The list is inflated again with picture books, but this time because I was reading with my daughter. Or she was reading to me. We went to the library on Tuesday and we read a bunch of books together. She continues to be addicted to Mo Willems's Frog and Piggie books.

So tossing out the did not finish books and those that were read to me, that leaves manga and two science fiction novels. The manga I finished includes: Black Butler Volume 1 by Yana Toboso, Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 15 by Hiromu Arakawa, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 2 by CLAMP, and Zodiac P.I., Volume 1 by Natsumi Ando. The novels, both of which were very good, were The Kingdom of Ohio and Through the Triangle.

Then today being Mother's day, I pretty much got a day off from usual responsibilities. I decided to spend half of the day reading for fun. It gave me a chance to finish Wesley the Owl and xxxHolic Volume 5. The other half of the day I worked on the last test I have spring semester.

Finished Last Week:

  1. Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems (library book)
  2. Black Butler Vol 1. by Yana Toboso (library book)
  3. Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems (library book)
  4. Except if by Jim Averbeck (library book)
  5. Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 15 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  6. The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming (library book)
  7. Laurie by Elfi Nijssen (library book)
  8. Librarian on the Roof!: A True Story by M.G. King (library book)
  9. Life After Joe by Harper Fox (review copy)
  10. Nick Of Time by Ted Bell (library book)
  11. The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale by Ying Chang Compestine (library book)
  12. Silent Music by James Rumford (library book)
  13. Socksquatch by Frank W. Dormer (library book)
  14. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 2 by CLAMP (library book)
  15. Through The Triangle by C.P. Stewart (review copy)
  16. Time Pirate by Ted Bell (review copy)
  17. Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O'Brien (library book)
  18. xxxHolic Volume 5 by Clamp (library book)
  19. Zodiac P.I., Volume 1 by Natsumi Ando (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. The Arcanum by Thomas Wheeler (personal collection)
  2. A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck (personal collection)
  3. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  4. Lovely is the Lee by Robert Gibbings (personal collection)
  5. Management Basics for Information Professionals by Edward G. Evans (personal collection)
  6. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 3 by CLAMP (library book)
  7. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (library book)

Reviews Posted:

  1. The Android's Dream by John Scalzi (library book)
  2. Brain Camp by Susan Kim (review copy)
  3. Bannock, Beans and Black Tea by John Gallant and Seth (library book)
  4. How to Crash a Killer Bash by Penny Warner (personal collection)
  5. The New Gay Teenager by Ritch C. Savin-Williams (library book)
  6. The Octonauts and the Only Lonely Monster by Meomi (library book)
  7. The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade by Meomi (library book)

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Comment #1: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 03:06:21

Jules

Sounds like you have some great books!



Comment #2: Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11:46:30

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'll get them reviewed as soon as I can.



Comment #3: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 07:14:24

Uniflame

I see that you are currently reading the Tsubasa Chronicle series :) Are you enjoying it? I have the series almost complete but it gets more complicated later on, so I just wait with reading until I can read them all till the end :) I bought part 1 of Kobato by CLAMP yesterday :)



Comment #4: Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11:47:11

Pussreboots

I only just started Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. Right now it's okay but I think I'll like it more when I get beyond the part of the story I know really well.



Comment #5: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 11:02:29

Leeswammes (Judith)

Happy reading this week!



Comment #6: Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11:49:10

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #7: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 11:29:03

Reading Romances

OMG! I'm amazed by how much you read!! I had a few DNF books too, don't worry!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!



Comment #8: Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11:51:12

Pussreboots

I'm not worried about books I didn't finish. Of course I'd like to finish and enjoy every book I start but that's not always the case.



Comment #9: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 12:10:03

Dollycas

Our reading tastes may differ but I am in awe of your list!



Comment #10: Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11:54:21

Pussreboots

Picture books and manga inflate the list a bit. They're both easy to read types of books.



Comment #11: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 12:47:28

Julie

My son loved the piggy and elephant books by Mo Willems. I need to get some from the library again and see if my daughter can read them now. Enjoy your week of reading!



Comment #12: Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11:59:24

Pussreboots

We completely missed the Piggie and Elephant books when my son was learning to read.



Comment #13: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 13:24:26

RAnn

Enjoy your week, looks like you've got some good reads



Comment #14: Monday, May 9, 2011 at 12:00:32

Pussreboots

Thanks. I hope I do.



Comment #15: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 13:47:24

Sheila (Bookjourney)

I love how much time you spend reading with your daughter - or her to you.



Comment #16: Monday, May 9, 2011 at 12:02:34

Pussreboots

Thanks. I also spend a lot of time reading with my son. He's a big reason why I am reading so much manga right now.



Comment #17: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 14:32:13

Elaina W

I've looked at Nick of Time a few times it sounds really good. I love all Mo Willems books, they are so cute. I want to read The Lost Hero I've heard alot of great things about it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog =)



Comment #18: Monday, May 9, 2011 at 12:04:43

Pussreboots

Nick of Time didn't do it for me. It should have been either pirates or Nazis, not both. The Lost Hero though is turning out to be my favorite of Riordan's Olympians books.



Comment #19: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 16:34:51

"Confuzzled" Shannon

Oh my! You read almost 20 books a week!



Comment #20: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:16:03

Pussreboots

After three months of being under pressure to read a ton for school I've gotten used to read so many books a week. I think now that I'm on vacation and will be doing only one course over the summer my reading will gradually slow down.



Comment #21: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 17:21:16

The1stdaughter (Danielle)

So...wow! Another incredible week from you! I think of all the Elephant & Piggie books Elephants Can't Dance is probably our least favorite. Still good, but it's hard to communicate it to kiddos the way it's written.

Hope you have a fabulous reading week and thanks for stopping by earlier! :)



Comment #22: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:20:12

Pussreboots

My daughter didn't get Elephants Can't Dance. Her brother had to explain it to her.



Comment #23: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 18:05:02

Tasha @ A Trillian Books

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.



Comment #24: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:23:20

Pussreboots

I left a link this week. Happy reading.



Comment #25: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 18:11:26

Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

Thanks for stopping by. It sounds like you and your daughter had a great time reading together. Mine is very firmly planted in Curious George land for now. I just took her to the library for a new one this morning. Have a great week!



Comment #26: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:26:21

Pussreboots

My daughter went through a Curious George phase a couple months ago.



Comment #27: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 18:15:18

Kati R

Yes, we do have different tastes in books. However, I still have yet to read The Lost Hero. It's in my tbr queue. Happy reading!



Comment #28: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:29:21

Pussreboots

The Lost Hero is really good. I hope to finish it soon.



Comment #29: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 19:37:41

Teddyree

Phew what a line-up of books. I've been meaning to start on Rick Riordan's series. Have a great week and happy reading :)



Comment #30: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:31:33

Pussreboots

The Lost Hero is so far my favorite of Riordan's Olympians books.



Comment #31: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 20:14:49

Crystal (I Totally Paused!)

I love that you take your daughter to the library for reading :) My parents didn't do stuff like that with me or my siblings, it's just by accident that I turned out to be a reader!

I'm so glad to hear that your semester is winding down, hopefully you get to relax a bit over the summer.



Comment #32: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:33:01

Pussreboots

I'm glad that the library is open late two nights a week. I take both my kids to the library. They play on the computers or we play a board game together. Then the kids pick out books for the week. Home we go.



Comment #33: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 20:25:57

Erin Beard

I loved A Long Way From Chicago and also Wesley the Owl. I did stop reading when the author warned me to though. ;)



Comment #34: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:38:02

Pussreboots

I loved Wesley the Owl and read every last word. A Long Way From Chicago is good but it doesn't have my attention in the same way that other Peck books have.



Comment #35: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 20:41:41

Samantha

Wow! That's an impressive list. At least they look like fun reads. :)



Comment #36: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:42:04

Pussreboots

For the most part, they were fun. I'll get them reviewed as soon as I can.



Comment #37: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 20:54:47

Samita @ Book Purring

I think I saw once a Giraffes Can't Dance, I wonder if its like Elephants cannot dance xD such cute names!



Comment #38: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:42:04

Pussreboots

I haven't read Giraffes Can't Dance so I don't know how the two books compare.



Comment #39: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 22:33:40

Yvonne

You have some long lists with great books on them. Enjoy!



Comment #40: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:48:23

Pussreboots

Thank you. I hope to get through more wishlist and TBR books.



Comment #41: Monday, May, 9, 2011 at 23:04:18

KatP

Wow, you're quite the busy reader! I've heard a lot of great things about Rick Riordan - I'll have to come back to see your thoughts about The Lost Hero :)



Comment #42: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:50:30

Pussreboots

Rick Riordan's books got my son addicted to reading. So I'm very pro Riordan. You should give his books a try!



Comment #43: Tuesday, May, 10, 2011 at 08:00:52

addictedToV @WeFancyBooks

cool! they seem like interesting books (: and woah, you finished a whole lot! here's my MEME POST btw (:

btw, you might want to join our GIVEAWAY!



Comment #44: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:52:20

Pussreboots

Good luck with your giveaway.



Comment #45: Wednesday, May, 11, 2011 at 05:11:23

Mardel

your daughter is certainly going to grow up to love reading with your example. Love the sheer amount of books you manage to read each week. :)



Comment #46: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:55:51

Pussreboots

I normally I read about half of the books that I've been reading recently. School pressures though forced me to read faster.



Comment #47: Wednesday, May, 11, 2011 at 17:16:08

carol

Good to hear you got some fun reading time even if it was a little challenging.

have a good reading week



Comment #48: Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 20:16:11

Pussreboots

Thank you. It was a quieter week of reading. I mostly read stuff I own.

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