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Comments for What Are You Reading: July 25, 2011

What Are You Reading: July 25, 2011: 07/25/11

What Are You Reading?

I did manage to finish 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson but I'm only halfway through The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Maybe this week I'll finish Zusak's book. It's good but I can only read it in short bursts.

I've been busy with school work so I haven't gotten any review books read. I'm still on the first chapter of The Goddess Test.

The silliest book I've been reading this week is Bagelmania by Mountain Lion Books. It's a bagel compendium. It's a little too pro Lender's Bagels for my tastes but other than that it's fascinating. I first heard about it on the radio (NPR, I think) four or five years ago. I've been searching everywhere for it. I found a copy via Better World Books.

This week I plan to finish Bagelmania and Rampant. I hope to also get started in earnest with The Goddess Test.


Finished Last Week:

  1. 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson (library book)
  2. The Cloud Searchers (Amulet, #3) by Kazu Kibuishi
  3. The Not-So-Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen by Mitali Perkins
  4. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
  5. Pickles To Pittsburgh by Judi Barrett
  6. The Secret Box by Barbara Lehman
  7. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 7 by CLAMP
  8. XXXHolic, Volume 16 by CLAMP
  9. Zero by Kathryn Otoshi (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. Bagelmania by Mountain Lion Books (personal collection)
  2. Bombardiers by Po Bronson (personal collection)
  3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (personal collection)
  4. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (review copy)
  5. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake (personal collection)
  6. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund (library book)
  7. Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer (library book)
  8. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (personal collection)
  2. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse (library book)
  3. Once Wicked Always Dead by T. Marie Benchley (review copy)
  4. Seventhfold Spell by Tia Nevitt (review copy)
  5. The Tale of Nameless Chameleon (personal collection)
  6. Tuey's Course by James Ross (review copy)
  7. Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield (library book)



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Comment #1: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 05:08:20

Uniflame

Wow you are a lot further with xxxHolic than I am now. I own them till 7, but I can't afford to buy more atm and our library doesn't have any manga.



Comment #2: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:04:50

Pussreboots

My library only has the first three. The rest I have gotten through interlibrary loans. Your library might have a similar program; ask your librarian.



Comment #3: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 07:25:02

Sheila (Bookjourney)

I enjoyed 100 Cupboards when I read it last year. Do you plan to go on? I think there are two more books in the series.



Comment #4: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:05:12

Pussreboots

I have the second book checked out.



Comment #5: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 08:32:19

Novroz

I read your review on Anne of Green Gables. Nice to know you like it. I haven't read it yet but my friend told me it was boring. Two different opinion is always a fun thing.



Comment #6: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:06:23

Pussreboots

There are some slow bits but I wouldn't call it boring.



Comment #7: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 09:14:04

Mystica

The Postmistress is one book which I am trying so hard to get!



Comment #8: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:07:31

Pussreboots

After I finish Rampant I will get back to the The Postmistress.



Comment #9: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 09:29:09

Kathy Martin

I did like The Goddess Test. I hope you get a chance to read it. Bagelmania sounds interesting too. But I don't think I'd remember to look for a book for that long. Happy reading!



Comment #10: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:08:32

Pussreboots

I use GoodReads to track my wishlist. I know exactly when I've added a book and how many books I'm looking for.



Comment #11: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 10:27:34

Clementine Bojangles

I love how you post a roundup of what you're reading, what you read, and what you reviewed for the previous week. What a great idea!

I read The Goddess Test, and while I found it fairly compulsively readable, I also found it extremely problematic. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.



Comment #12: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:10:02

Pussreboots

I will get The Goddess Test done this week (fingers crossed).



Comment #13: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 11:54:19

Crystal @ I Totally Paused!

I've been wanting to read The Postmistress for awhile, I hope you enjoy it!



Comment #14: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:12:15

Pussreboots

Thanks. I've sort of set it aside while I concentrate on Rampant.



Comment #15: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 16:47:08

Esme

I am amazed at how much you read. I could not finish The Book Thief. I would love to read Anne of Green Gables again.



Comment #16: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:21:04

Pussreboots

I'm 2/3 of the way through The Book Thief and I'm ready for it to be over.



Comment #17: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 17:31:53

Kat (No Page Left Behind)

I love love love The Book Thief! Have a great week of reading :)



Comment #18: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:23:13

Pussreboots

Thank you. Same to you.



Comment #19: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 17:32:01

Vicki

That's a lot of books! I'll have to check them out and see which ones I'd like to read.



Comment #20: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:25:13

Pussreboots

It's less than what I was reading at the height of spring semester.



Comment #21: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 17:53:23

BookGal

I adored The Book Thief — it was dark with an incredible sense of hope! Thanks for visiting.



Comment #22: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:30:15

Pussreboots

You're welcome. Happy reading.



Comment #23: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 17:55:28

Mardel

Wow, you had a great reading week. Here's to many more books to read. :)



Comment #24: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:31:15

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #25: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 17:56:50

MarthaE

Hi - Are you on summer break? I don't see any school books. I hope you enjoy this week's reading more than the linked reviews. I checked several and it sounded like you weren't enthralled with most.



Comment #26: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:33:15

Pussreboots

I'm taking summer school. I haven't included my text book or the academic journals I'm reading in my list.



Comment #27: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 18:05:50

Belle

Wowzers! You are reading a lot of books right now!



Comment #28: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:34:20

Pussreboots

Take out the picture books and it's only four middle grade / tween books.



Comment #29: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 18:07:10

Rachel

Interesting review on Labyrinth as I have that on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I love Anne of Green Gables.

My monday post.



Comment #30: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:36:20

Pussreboots

I hope you like Labyrinth.



Comment #31: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 18:09:00

Helen Murdoch

I couldn't get through the Book Thief, but everyone else has loved it so I feel like I should give it another try.



Comment #32: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:37:20

Pussreboots

I'm 2/3 of the way through The Book Thief and I'm ready for it to end.



Comment #33: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 20:29:33

Kah Woei @ The Books of My Life

I've never read Anne of Green Gables myself though I enjoyed the tv series and some of the later books in the series that I read. I really want to get to it someday :-)

Glad you enjoyed your re-read ...



Comment #34: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:41:02

Pussreboots

I watched the series as a kid.



Comment #35: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 20:34:21

Laurel-Rain Snow

You have some intriguing titles on your list. Yes, Bagelmania does have me curious!

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #36: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:43:03

Pussreboots

Bagelmania is an interesting little book. I will get it reviewed as soon as I can.



Comment #37: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 21:00:25

Lydia / The Lost Entwife

Love Anne of Green Gables - I'm gonna check out your review!

Looks like you have a great week ahead of reading! Enjoy The Book Thief, it's one of my favorites!

Thanks for stopping by!



Comment #38: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:45:24

Pussreboots

Thank you. Happy reading.



Comment #39: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 21:24:40

Yvonne

I just started listening to the audio of The Postmistress. This might work better reading the book instead of listening, but we'll see. Enjoy your books!



Comment #40: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:46:12

Pussreboots

The couple chapters I've read so far were pretty confusing. That's part of why I've set it aside for other books.



Comment #41: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 21:43:30

Bluestocking

I love Anne of Green Gables. Thanks for visiting today!



Comment #42: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:47:14

Pussreboots

You're welcome. It was interesting to re-read it after so many years.



Comment #43: Monday, July, 25, 2011 at 22:02:21

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)

So many books I love. The Book Thief is amazing, but I can understand if you need to take it in short bursts. It's really intense. I loved Rampant as well. Enjoy your week!



Comment #44: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:49:20

Pussreboots

The short, chunky sections to the book are starting to weigh me down. I'm ready for the book to end.



Comment #45: Tuesday, July, 26, 2011 at 01:05:54

DT

I have heard good things about The Goddess Test so I am sure you will like. Do you like The Book Thief so far? I read part of it and really liked the first part but the middle kind of dragged for me.

Here is a link to my post.



Comment #46: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 22:51:10

Pussreboots

I'm ready for The Book Thief to end.



Comment #47: Tuesday, July, 26, 2011 at 05:13:04

Sophia

Most reviewers I've read have been completely bowled over by The Book Thief, but I felt more like you did. It was well-written and I'm glad I read it, but I didn't absolutely love it and I'll probably never read it again.



Comment #48: Friday, July 29, 2011 at 15:04:51

Pussreboots

Exactly. I'm done with it. I can discuss it now with friends who have read it, but I don't want to re-read it.



Comment #49: Tuesday, July, 26, 2011 at 07:06:46

Mrs. Q: Book Addict

Wow, lots and lots of books. The Postmistress is one I hope to get to soon. I've had it on my tbr list for awhile. Happy reading!



Comment #50: Friday, July 29, 2011 at 15:06:10

Pussreboots

The Postmistress is well written but not quite what I expected.



Comment #51: Tuesday, July, 26, 2011 at 10:54:53

Esme

Out of curiousity why are you finishing The Book Thief?



Comment #52: Friday, July 29, 2011 at 15:07:05

Pussreboots

I finished it because it just wasn't that hard to read and I was close to done.



Comment #53: Friday, July, 29, 2011 at 09:09:12

Meg @ A Bookish Affair

Wow! You read a lot this past week!



Comment #54: Friday, July 29, 2011 at 15:08:30

Pussreboots

It was a slow week compared to what I was reading during spring semester.



Comment #55: Saturday, July, 30, 2011 at 07:09:18

Liliebook

Wow! You read really fast!! :D I don't know all your books but I hope you enjoy them all :D Thank you so much for stopping by my blog :D I'm really sorry for the delay I was moving, packing and cleaning those last fours days.

Happy reading!



Comment #56: Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 22:17:10

Pussreboots

Moving is tough work. I hope you're settling in now.





Recent posts

Month in review

Reviews
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello
And a Bottle of Rum by Wayne Curtis
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan
Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet by Graham Salisbury
A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve
City of Spies by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan
Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals
The Daddy Book by Todd Parr
The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson
Filipinos in Alaska by Thelma Buchholdt
Fullmetal Alchemist 05 by Hiromu Arakawa
Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
Junonia by Kevin Henkes
Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto
Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers
My Dog Toby by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer
Once Wicked, Always Dead by T. Marie Benchley
Our Lady of Immaculate Deception by Nancy Martin
The Sevenfold Spell by Tia Nevitt
Something to Do by David Lucas
Stella, Princess of the Sky by Marie-Louise Gay
The Tale of the Namelss Chameleon by Brenda Carre
A Toast to Tomorrow by Manning Coles
Tuey's Course by James Ross
Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield
Vampire Theory by Lily Caracci
Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

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