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Comments for On My Wishlist: June 04, 2011

On My Wishlist: June 04, 2011: 06/03/11

On My WishlistMy reading this week is almost entirely books off my wishlist. I purchased a copy of Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan. It's the sequel to The Red Pyramid and I plan to savor it a chapter or so a week.

I finished Rebecca's World by Terry Nation. It was his first attempt at writing tween fiction. It's a fairly typical fantasy adventure where a young girl ends up in a strange world and becomes a hero before finding her way home. The book has some intricate and groovy illustrations. The illustrations more than anything else make the book feel dated.

I hope to finish Cheap Cabernet by Cathie Beck by Monday. I should have had one more renewal on the book but it's very popular right now and a fellow patron has put it on hold. I don't mind — that's how I got it in the first place. It just means that I have to give it priority this weekend as I only have Saturday and Sunday left to finish it. I'm about 1/3 of the way through.

I also have going Mio My Son by Astrid Lindgren, the creator of Pippi Longstocking. Were I not suddenly racing to finishing Cheap Cabernet, I would be finishing Mio My Son instead. It's a delightful fantasy adventure story that fans of Gail Carson Levine will like it.

Finally, I'm reading a collection of poetry by Bucky Sinister called All Blacked Out & No Where to Go. It also has Whisky and Robots, which was the collection actually on my wishlist.

Upcoming wishlist reads include (they are in my hands waiting to be read):

  • Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart
  • Glimmering by Elizabeth Hand
  • The Naked Mole-Rat Letters by Mary Amato
  • Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
  • These Granite Islands by Sarah Stonich
  • The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer
  • Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • The Writing Circle by Corinne Demas
  • 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

The Featured Wish for June 04, 2010:

cover artThe Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Who are the other four mentioned in the prophecy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea...

I just finished The Lost Hero and want to keep going with the series. I especially love how the action and mystery is set in the Bay Area. After finishing the book my husband and I discussed potential locations for The Son of Neptune based on clues left in the first book.



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Comment #1: Saturday, June, 4, 2011 at 08:41:27

Grace Fonseca

Like the cover. I've heard good things about this series.



Comment #2: Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 16:36:24

Pussreboots

The first book was a lot of fun.



Comment #3: Saturday, June, 4, 2011 at 11:17:21

Heidi@heaven is a bookstore

I'd like to read 13 Blue Envelopes as well, it looks like fun.



Comment #4: Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 16:36:24

Pussreboots

I've heard it's very good. I'll get it read in the next week or so.



Comment #5: Saturday, June, 4, 2011 at 11:58:58

Kristyn

I haven't read anything by Rick Riordan, but since recently seeing the Lightening Thief movie I think I'd like to start. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!



Comment #6: Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 16:45:15

Pussreboots

They cut a lot out of the book to make the movie.



Comment #7: Saturday, June, 4, 2011 at 14:19:31

Melissa (Books and Things)

Oh I need this one as well, but I still need to read the first one in the series. Great pick.



Comment #8: Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 16:46:41

Pussreboots

The first one was fun.



Comment #9: Saturday, June, 4, 2011 at 16:03:26

Book Reviews From The Basement

The cover looks exciting!:)



Comment #10: Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 16:47:00

Pussreboots

I'm trying to figure out where that glacier might be. It could be somewhere like Glacier Bay or Antartica. Not sure though.



Comment #11: Tuesday, June, 7, 2011 at 09:37:17

Lu

I really need to start this series!



Comment #12: Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 18:04:33

Pussreboots

Have you read the Percy Jackson books? While the new series isn't exactly a continuation of it, it is related to the first series.

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Recent posts

Month in review

Reviews
Alone on a Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo
Babymouse Burns Rubber by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Babymouse Cupcake Tycoon by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Bite Me by Christopher Moore
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
For Biddle's Sake by Gail Carson Levine
Fullmetal Alchemist 03 by Hiromu Arakawa
Fullmetal Alchemist 04 by Hiromu Arakawa
Ghostopolis by Doug TenNaple
The Green Ripper by John D. MacDonald
The Lost Elephants of Kenyisha by Ken Altabef
Mercury by Hope Larson
Meanwhile by Jason Shiga
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc
The Odyssey (All Action Classics 03) by Homer and Tim Mucci
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Queer Phenomenology by Sara Ahmed
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Tuesday by David Wiesner
Twin Spica 01 by Kou Yaginuma
Twin Spica 02 by Kou Yaginuma
Urgent 2nd Class by Nick Bantock
The Way They Wove the Spells in Sippulgar by Robert Silverberg
West Coast Journeys by Caroline C. Leighton
Writers of the Future by Charles Oberndorf

Miscellany
Canadian Book Challenge 5
Twenty-four Years of Reading
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