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Comments for What Are You Reading: July 11, 2011

What Are You Reading: July 11, 2011: 07/11/11

What Are You Reading?

I have a bunch of books going from my to be read pile. Next week's post should have many of them finished. This week though I finished only library books and review copies. Two of the review copies I finished were via NetGalley and were excellent: The Secret of Ka by Christopher Pike and Gingerbread Girl by Paul Tobin.

I have one picture book on my finished list: How to be a Baby... by Me, the Big Sister by Sally Lloyd-Jones. I actually didn't read it, except to help with a few words here and there. My daughter read it to me. It's 32 pages and it took her an hour but I didn't mind one bit.

Most of my finished books you'll notice are mangas or graphic novels: two Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle volumes, one Fullmetal Alchemist and Gingerbread Girl.

Next week I hope to finish The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx. I'd like to get started on The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson, which my husband bought yesterday. He devours YA books. I also have another xxxHolic volume to read as well as another Twin Spica.

Gave Up On:

  1. These Granite Islands by Sarah Stonich (library book)

Finished Last Week:

  1. Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 21 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  2. Gingerbread Girl by Paul Tobin (review copy)
  3. Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes about the Stars and Legends of the Movies! by Stephen Schochet (review copy)
  4. How To be A Baby . . . By Me, The Big Sister by Sally Lloyd-Jones (library book)
  5. The Secret of Ka by Christopher Pike (review copy)
  6. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 5 by CLAMP (library book)
  7. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 6 by CLAMP (library book)
  8. The Writing Circle by Corinne Demas (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (personal collection)
  2. Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler (review copy)
  3. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake (personal collection)
  4. Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer (library book)
  5. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (personal collection)
  6. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet by Graham Salisbury (library book)
  2. A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve (personal collection)
  3. Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals (library book)
  4. Fullmetal Alchemist 05 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  5. The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto (review copy)
  6. Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer (personal collection)
  7. Something to Do by David Lucas (library book)

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Comment #1: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 02:38:14

The1stdaughter (Danielle)

Don't you just love NetGalley? I've been really pleased with how many great books I've read from there recently. It's great!

Hope you have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop my to see what I've been reading at There's A Book! :)



Comment #2: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 14:40:23

Pussreboots

I like NetGalley now that I've upgraded my laptop. The older one just couldn't handle Digital Editions, making it nearly impossible to have a smooth reading experience. I'm also happier with the wider range of titles on offer. I tend towards the nonfiction, graphic novels, translations and reprints.



Comment #3: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 07:32:56

Yvonne

I've been wanting to read The Postmistress and The Writing Circle. They look really good. I read the Book Thief a few years ago and that was an excellent book.

Enjoy your books and have a great week!



Comment #4: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 14:42:13

Pussreboots

The Writing Circle was interesting. It took a little while to warm to it. The Postmistress I've only started. I'm having trouble keeping the two stories apart. The Book Thief is odd but memorable.



Comment #5: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 07:35:55

Kathy Martin

Great list. I keep getting reminded that I have The Throne of Fire somewhere on TBR mountain and that I want to read it. Maybe this week. Happy reading!



Comment #6: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 14:45:13

Pussreboots

I have to wait until my son finishes The Throne of Fire before I can finish it.



Comment #7: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 08:13:26

Quixotic Magpie

I will have to get Olivia Goes to Venice for our school library- the kids love Olivia. The Shipping News sounds interesting, I keep meaning to read that author!



Comment #8: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 14:46:21

Pussreboots

Olivia Goes to Venice is cute. I think the kids will like it. The Shipping News was excellent.



Comment #9: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 08:20:14

Laurel-Rain Snow

I enjoyed The Postmistress and A Change in Altitude (most of it, anyway!), and I'm intrigued by The Writing Circle.

Thanks for visiting my blog!



Comment #10: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 14:47:22

Pussreboots

I'm having trouble getting into The Postmistress. I loved A Change in Altitude from start to finish. The Writing Circle was different but I ended up liking it.



Comment #11: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 08:48:19

Sheila (Bookjourney)

I am just starting to see Gingerbread Girl around the blogs.... ooh and Book Thief is a great read!



Comment #12: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 14:52:24

Pussreboots

NetGalley only just posted Gingerbread Girl. As it's a graphic novel and only 120 pages, it's a quick read.



Comment #13: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 09:13:27

carol

An hour listening to your little one read to you sounds like precious time :) I remember it like it was yesterday and look forward to it again when my 3yr old can decipher the letters Have a good reading week.



Comment #14: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 14:54:31

Pussreboots

I love story time with my kids.



Comment #15: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 11:05:30

Kailana

I really need to read The Book Thief... I enjoyed The Postmistress. I hope you do, too!



Comment #16: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 14:55:10

Pussreboots

I'm not sure what I think of The Postmistress yet. The Book Thief isn't quite what I expected but it's still interesting.



Comment #17: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 11:13:31

Vasilly

I hope you get all of your books finished. Happy reading!



Comment #18: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 14:56:11

Pussreboots

I will eventually.



Comment #19: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 11:49:17

Joy Weese Moll

As celebration for the new Bloggers' Alliance for Nonfiction Devotees, I'm cheering on everyone's nonfiction reading today. So, yay for Hollywood Stories!



Comment #20: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 14:57:14

Pussreboots

Have the alliance check out my archive of nonfiction reviews.



Comment #21: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 17:16:02

Sue Jackson

Wow, are you really reading 6 books at once? I could never keep them all straight!

I recently read The Shipping News for one of my book groups and enjoyed it.

Isn't it exciting when your child learns to read?? My oldest is now 16 and read a dozen books on our recent vacation!

Enjoy your books this week -

Sue



Comment #22: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 15:02:11

Pussreboots

It's no different than following a bunch of different TV series. I loved The Shipping News. It's wonderful that both kids can now read.



Comment #23: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 20:39:16

Aths

You're reading some good books!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!



Comment #24: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 22:05:03

Pussreboots

Thanks. It might take me a while to get reviews posted for all of them. But I will get them posted.



Comment #25: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 21:38:14

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)

How funny about your husband reading lots of YA. My boyfriend wouldn't touch most of the books I read with a ten foot pole. I hope you're enjoying The Book Thief. I listened to it on audiobook, and it was incredible.



Comment #26: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 22:05:03

Pussreboots

Yesterday I met another man who reads YA. I don't think the adult YA male reader is as rare a beastie as first thought. The Book Thief is different and memorable but I'm not sure yet if I'm enjoying it.



Comment #27: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 22:17:36

Crystal @ I Totally Paused!

I'm really interested in The Postmistress, it sounds so good. I hope you enjoy it!



Comment #28: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 22:12:21

Pussreboots

I've only just started The Postmistress. It has potentional.



Comment #29: Monday, July, 11, 2011 at 23:43:55

Maria @ bookchilla

Hey! How was The Secret of Ka? I want to read it :) thanks for dropping by!



Comment #30: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 22:13:34

Pussreboots

The Secret of Ka was fantastic. It's the best Christopher Pike book I've ever read.



Comment #31: Tuesday, July, 12, 2011 at 01:26:38

Kah Woei @ The Books of My Life

Hmm ... yes, it's nice that more time is spent on introducing Winry ... else she just sorts of exist in the story without playing much of a role :-)



Comment #32: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 22:14:21

Pussreboots

Exactly. It's nice getting to know Winry.



Comment #33: Tuesday, July, 12, 2011 at 02:04:21

Ambur

You've got some awesome books that you're reading right now! I loved Hunger! How are you liking it?? :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, and happy reading!!!



Comment #34: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 22:18:20

Pussreboots

Hunger is interesting. I'm only on chapter 2.



Comment #35: Wednesday, July, 13, 2011 at 16:32:05

Julie

I have The Book Thief on my shelf and am determined to read it this year! I have far too many NetGalley books waiting to be read so I'm going to try not to even look at those you recommended!



Comment #36: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 22:19:03

Pussreboots

I have two dozen NetGalley books waiting for me to download and read.