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What Are You Reading: August 08, 2011: 08/08/11

What Are You Reading?

This week I was mostly doing homework or going on picnics with my children. We went to Point Reyes on Wednesday and hiked the Earthquake Trail. So it was a slow week of reading. I've posted the best pictures on Google+.

I gave up on Libryinth. After about 100 pages it just wasn't going anywhere. I didn't like the dual plots and found the world building clunky at best. Another book I almost gave up on was The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker. I didn't like all the side quests through the various retellings of fairytales.

I finally finished The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter and really liked it! I'm actually nagging my husband to read it too, because I know he'll love it.

I'll be traveling this weekend and into early next week. That means I might not get a chance to participate next week on the meme. If I do participate, it will be late on Monday night. But I will have more photographs to post on Google+.

My reading goal is to finish The Roller Skates and maybe The Postmistress. If I do, then I'd like to start the third of the Enola Holmes books and Tall Blondes.

Gave Up On:

  1. Libyrinth by Pearl North (library book)

Finished Last Week:

  1. Emily the Strange: The Lost Days by Rob Reger (library book)
  2. Eye of the Crow: His First Case by Shane Peacock (library book)
  3. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (review copy)
  4. That Day In September by Artie Van Why (review copy)
  5. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 8 by CLAMP (library book)
  6. The Wide-awake Princess by E.D. Baker (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. Bombardiers by Po Bronson (personal collection)
  2. Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder (library book)
  3. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake (personal collection)
  4. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier (review copy)
  5. A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks (personal collection)
  6. Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer (library book)
  7. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis (library book)
  2. Brain Thief by Alexander Jablokov (library book)
  3. The Country Child by Alison Uttley (library book)
  4. The Night Owls by Peter Timony (review copy)
  5. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett (library book)
  6. Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien (library book)
  7. xxxHolic Volume 02 by CLAMP (library book)

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Comment #1: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 07:47:08

debnance at readerbuzz

I used to keep a list of books I gave up on, but I gave up on that!

Here's my It's Monday post for this week: It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

And don't forget to stop in and sign up to win in the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!



Comment #2: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:00:14

Pussreboots

I've been keeping a list of what I've read for most of my life.



Comment #3: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 07:50:01

Kah Woei @ The Books of My Lif

I want to read A Princess of Landover too :-)



Comment #4: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:02:15

Pussreboots

I'm really liking A Princess of Landover.



Comment #5: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 09:37:52

Hilde

Hope you're enjoying Inside Out. I read it earlier this year and quite liked it. Have a good trip wherever you're going!



Comment #6: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:03:33

Pussreboots

I'm on chapter 4 and so far it's very good.



Comment #7: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 09:39:14

Laurel-Rain Snow

Enjoy your books! Hope you like The Postmistress...I did.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #8: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:04:33

Pussreboots

I'm not sure yet what I think of The Postmistress. I should buck down and finish reading it.



Comment #9: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 09:58:18

Megan @ Read It, See It

I had our collections manager order The Godess Test for work, but I never picked it up myself. What did you end up thinking of it?



Comment #10: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:05:35

Pussreboots

The Goddess Test was a pleasant surprise. I gave it a 4 out of 5 and I've started recommending it to my friends and family. I'll get the review posted soon.



Comment #11: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 10:31:31

DT

Wow! You have read a ton of books this week! How awesome. I always feel sad about giving up on a book but there are just too many good ones to waste time with one that is just not doing it for you. I hope to read The Goddess Test soon!



Comment #12: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:07:03

Pussreboots

I know it looks like a ton of books but it's a third of what I was reading during spring semester. That said, I am enjoying my time not reading by having fun with my kids.



Comment #13: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 12:06:14

Christin

Sounds like you have a lot of great books going! Goddess Test is on my to-read list. Hope you enjoyed it!

My Monday Reads



Comment #14: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:09:20

Pussreboots

Push Goddess Test to the top of your TBR.



Comment #15: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 16:19:49

Joy Weese Moll

Looks like some good reading. Postmistress is on my maybe list, so it will be good to see what you think.



Comment #16: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:11:01

Pussreboots

I will probably end up rating The Postmistress a 3 out of 5 if it continues on the way it has so far.



Comment #17: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 16:25:08

Helen Murdoch

I liked Inside Out and look forward to reading the sequel.



Comment #18: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:12:02

Pussreboots

I want to get to the sequel when I finish Inside Out.



Comment #19: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 16:40:04

Cat

Hope you manage to fit some reading into your busy week. Enjoy your travels.



Comment #20: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:13:04

Pussreboots

I do so much reading, a little slow down is probably a good thing.



Comment #21: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 21:02:52

IntrovertedJen

I absolutely loved The Postmistress. Enjoy your travels!



Comment #22: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:14:10

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'm looking forward to them.



Comment #23: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 23:37:47

Crystal @ I Totally Paused!

Ooo, have fun traveling! Going places is always a fabulous excuse to not read :)



Comment #24: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:15:33

Pussreboots

I plan on taking photos instead of reading. That's what I do when I travel.



Comment #25: Tuesday, August, 9, 2011 at 07:42:36

Aths

Looks like you had a good week in books! I can't wait to hear what you think of Postmistress!



Comment #26: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 22:49:14

Pussreboots

The Postmistress had a rough start. It took me about half the book to get into it.



Comment #27: Wednesday, August, 10, 2011 at 00:12:57

MarthaE

I'm glad you enjoyed picnics with your children. :-)
I listened to Inside Out on Audible - I really like Maria V. Snyder.
I have The Postmistress and look forward to reading it — probably not till next year at the rate my schedule is going! I'll check back for your review. Have a great week.



Comment #28: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 22:51:01

Pussreboots

Once I figured out how the two plots fit together in The Postmistress I liked it, but that took me about half the book.



Comment #29: Friday, August, 12, 2011 at 11:31:47

Kailana

I am really curious about Inside Out, but since I have another trilogy by her on the go I am trying to avoid it. The Postmistress was pretty good. I read it when it came out and really enjoyed it.



Comment #30: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 22:54:13

Pussreboots

I haven't read any of Snyder's other books but Inside Out is quite the page turner.