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What Are You Reading: September 05, 2011: 09/04/11

What Are You Reading?I'm posting this from on the road. We're visiting family for the Labor Day weekend. I'm racing to post before we lose power. There's a lightning storm going on.

With school in full session, my reading has slowed. Even the children have been too busy or tried for stories every night.

I gave up on a review book, Debris by Jo Anderton. I couldn't get through enough of the book to even consider reviewing it. I just couldn't get into the weird combination of primitive society / high tech. If they have the concept of pions, they should have the concept of a month and not call it "moons."

I finished listening to I am not Joey Pigza. It's actually the last in the series of four books. I haven't read or listened to any of the others. The book, though, stands alone just fine. Tuesday, if I have a chance, I'll stop by the library and pick up a new audio book. I have no idea what I'll pick.

I want to finish The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Nancy Springer. I want to start The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff and Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson.

Gave Up On:

  1. Debris by Jo Anderton (review copy)

Finished Last Week:

  1. Angelina, Star of the Show by Katharine Holabird (library book)
  2. Country Road ABC: An Illustrated Journey Through America's Farmland by Arthur Geisert (library book)
  3. Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich (library book)
  4. Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit by Catherine Rayner (library book)
  5. Gemini Bites by Patrick Ryan (library book)
  6. Havana Real by Yoani Sanchez (review book)
  7. I Am Not Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos (audio) (library book)
  8. A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon (library book)
  9. Sophie and the Next-Door Monsters by Chris Case (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. Also Known as Rowan Pohi by Ralph Fletcher (review copy)
  2. Attention All Shipping by Charlie Connelly (personal collection)
  3. The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling (personal collection)
  4. A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks (personal collection)
  5. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin
  2. Chester by Mélanie Watt
  3. Doorbells of Florence by Andrew Losowsky
  4. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 7 by Hiromu Arakawa
  5. Sam and the Tigers by Julius Lester and Jerry Pickney
  6. The Sign Painter by Allen Say
  7. A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman

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Comment #1: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 00:03:50

<"http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/">Sheila (Book Journey)

Dreaming In Hindi sounds pretty interesting!



Comment #2: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:40:00

Pussreboots

Dreaming in Hindi had some great parts and some parts that dragged for me. My favorite parts were the ones that focused on language learning over the ones that were about her specific experiences in India.



Comment #3: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 00:04:05

<"http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/">Sandra

That's a lot or reading and reviewing. Interesting to see what's been done with the Little Black Sambo story and the illustrations. I've always enjoyed Julius Lester on any subject.

Get home safe and have a good reading week.



Comment #4: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:42:00

Pussreboots

I am safely home. It took all day but here I am. I hope you give Sam and the Tigers a read.



Comment #5: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 01:34:51

<"http://booksinthesun.blogspot.com">Rachel

Have a great reading week.



Comment #6: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:43:13

Pussreboots

Thank you. Same to you.



Comment #7: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 01:55:34

<"http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com">RAnn

Chocolate Touch is a cute book. Hope you enjoy your books.



Comment #8: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:44:15

Pussreboots

Chocolate Touch was a birthday present from my son. I am enjoying it very much. I plan to finish it tonight.



Comment #9: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 02:11:14

<"http://dizzycslittlebookblog.blogspot.com/">carol

Hopefully you can read a little more soon.

We are getting ready for school to start again tomorrow.

have a good week



Comment #10: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:44:15

Pussreboots

Probably not. The next few weeks will be very busy for me. But this is my last semester of grad school where I will be taking this heavy of a load.



Comment #11: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 08:50:17

<"http://curlupandread.wordpress.com/">Laurel-Rain Snow

I don't see any familiar books on your list...hope you enjoy them all.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #12: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:47:58

Pussreboots

So far they are good.



Comment #13: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 10:17:02

<"http://dollycas.blogspot.com/">Dollycas

The Chocolate Touch sounds yummy!!

Have a great week!!!



Comment #14: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:47:58

Pussreboots

The Chocolate Touch was yummy to a point but it's mostly a cautionary tale.



Comment #15: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 11:19:13

<"http://athomewithbooks.net">Alyce

I've had similar experiences with books like Debris. Sometimes the terminology or slang is a real turn-off.



Comment #16: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:50:11

Pussreboots

The scientific terminology wasn't the turn off. It was the mixture of the terminology with primitive words, "moons" instead of "months" and the like.



Comment #17: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 12:10:17

<"http://faithhopecherrytea.blogspot.com/">FHC

well you did make the post while you had power! hoping the storm has moved on.. enjoy your great list of reads. anything with chocolate should be delish!



Comment #18: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:51:21

Pussreboots

That I did. I was offline most of today because I was in my car driving home.



Comment #19: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 13:33:55

<"http://alitareads.wordpress.com">Alita

Have a great visit with your family this weekend! Enjoy your upcoming books.



Comment #20: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:52:33

Pussreboots

I did have a lovely weekend with my family but it's good to be home.



Comment #21: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 13:37:07

<"http://booknaround.blogspot.com">Kristen

Aside from having to abandon the one, looks like you had a good week this week.



Comment #22: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:53:33

Pussreboots

I did have a good week of reading.



Comment #23: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:06:36

<"http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/">MarthaE

Hi- I do recognize a couple of these authors. Enjoy your week!



Comment #24: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 22:54:20

Pussreboots

Thank you. Happy reading.



Comment #25: Tuesday, September, 6, 2011 at 19:53:41

Maria @ Bookchilla

i really need to move up my TBR list - The Replacement. i heard its good :) have a great week!



Comment #26: Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 19:43:35

Pussreboots

I hope to get to The Replacement soon. I've been distracted by Pirate King which came out on Tuesday.



Comment #27: Wednesday, September, 7, 2011 at 07:55:11

Mesa

Wow! you read a lot and fast.



Comment #28: Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 19:50:57

Pussreboots

I read short books and books with low word count.