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Comments for On My Wishlist: June 18, 2011

On My Wishlist: June 18, 2011: 06/17/11

On My WishlistI've finished my second week of summer school. So far the work load is very manageable. What kept me from reading this week though was a visit from my father-in-law. He was here to help us finish some well needed repairs to our home.

I finished Glimmering by Elizabeth Hand. I liked the set up and the way she imagined an ecologically based Y2K disaster but the plot involving the rock star and the young woman just didn't work for me at all.

I also finished an excellent French middle grade book called Secret Letters from 0 to 10 by Susie Morgenstern. If you have a chance to read it, by all means, do so. It's absolutely charming.

Last week's featured wish, Junonia ended up being offered to me via NetGalley. So I quickly read it a couple days ago. I think it has the honor of being on my wishlist for the shortest amount of time.

I'm currently working through The Otherworldlies by Jennifer Anne Kogler. I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying a YA vampire fantasy. Part of it is the setting, San Juan Capistrano. Part of it is the explanation of how things work (like vampirism). As it was done gradually and as part of the overall story, I'm completely willing to accept it.

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

  • 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
  • Turnabout by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by written by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
  • Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock

The Featured Wish for June 18, 2010:

cover artSummer of the Dragon by Don Goodman (Recommended by GoodReads)

Summer of the Dragon provides the perspective of a hard-wired naturalist on the natural world and wild Florida in particular. It describes the author's lifetime of interactions with animals and plants...from the magical boyhood incident when two snake eggs hatched in his hand to the loss of his right arm to a horrifying attack by a giant alligator. Thrown into the mix are laugh-out-loud tales of student misadventures, colorful eccentrics, British soldiers cooking up a batch of psychotropic greens at Jamestown and a float trip down Florida's grand Ichetucknee River that became "the Donner Party afloat." If you don't know bastard toadflax from devil's dung, this book is for you.

I have been slowly entering my reading list data into GoodReads. One of the books I read about a decade ago was Summer of the Dragon by Elizabeth Peters. When I was searching for it, Don Goodman's book also popped up. I read the description was intrigued enough to add it to my wishlist.



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Comment #1: Saturday, June, 18, 2011 at 15:39:23

Heidi@heaven is a bookstore

I had to skip this weekend bc it is the same as last weekend. lol Just been too busy.



Comment #2: Monday, June 20, 2011 at 08:35:53

Pussreboots

You didn't miss anything. There wasn't a new one posted at Book Chick City either.



Comment #3: Saturday, June, 18, 2011 at 17:28:29

Melissa (Books and things)

Interesting one you featured. Really sounds interesting in a creepy way (Donner Party afloat). I like! Enjoy! :)



Comment #4: Monday, June 20, 2011 at 08:36:12

Pussreboots

That's what I was thinking too. It's probably outside the edge of what I normally would read but I'm curious.

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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
Why YA Matters to Me

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