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What Are You Reading: September 19, 2011: 09/19/11

What Are You Reading?

Eleven of sixteen books read last week were picture books that I read with my kids. Both get to pick a picture book and I get to pick something to read. That means I'm reading about sixty pages to them each night before bed.

I gave up on Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson. With three different quests going in in different cupboard worlds, it was just too confusing to follow.

I finished three books from my own collection. I feel so accomplished. My favorite of the personal collection books was Attention All Shipping. If you've ever listened to the shipping forecast, I recommend reading the book. It's a great tour of the areas mapped in the forecast.

I have finally gotten around to starting Paranormalcy. It's very good. It's something of a mix of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Otherworldlies and the Mortal Instruments series.

This week I hope to read Dingo by Charles de Lint, Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony and Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve. Realistically I probably won't get through all of them but they're due at the library so I will try!

Gave Up On:

  1. Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson (library book)

Finished Last Week:

  1. Angelina's Christmas by Katharine Holabird (library book)
  2. Attention All Shipping by Charlie Connelly (personal collection)
  3. The Best Birthday Ever! By Me (Lana Kittie) by Charise Mericle Harper (library book)
  4. Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert (library book)
  5. Can Hens Give Milk? by Joan Betty Stuchner (library book)
  6. Emily the Strange: Stranger and Stranger by Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner (personal collection)
  7. In the Haunted House by Eve Bunting (library book)
  8. Ida B. by Katherine Hannigan (audio) (library book)
  9. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan (library book)
  10. The Loud Book! by Deborah Underwood (library book)
  11. My Backpack by Eve Bunting (library book)
  12. Pirate vs. Pirate by Mary Quattlebaum (library book)
  13. Sophie and the Next-Door Monsters by Chris Case (library book)
  14. T Is for Tiara: A Princess Alphabet by Catherine Ipcizade (library book)
  15. Tabby: A Story in Pictures by Aliki Brandenberg (library book)
  16. The Xenophobe's Guide to the Californians by Anthony Marais (personal collection)

Currently Reading:

  1. Beachcombing by Maggie Dana (personal collection)
  2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (audio) (library book)
  3. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (library book)
  4. Pirate King by Laurie R. King (personal collection)
  5. A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks (personal collection)
  6. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  7. Twilight of the Gods by Denise Verrico (review copy)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Amulet 3: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi (library book)
  2. Dr. Death vs the Vampire by Aaron Schutz (personal collection)
  3. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 08 Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  4. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan (library book)
  5. The Secret Box by Barbara Lehman (library book)
  6. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (personal collection)
  7. The Yggyssey by Daniel Pinkwater (library book)



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Comment #1: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 09:19:07

jlshall

What a great list! I really enjoyed The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie last year - I'll have to go take a look at your review. Happy reading this week!



Comment #2: Monday, September 19 2011 at 21:46:31

Pussreboots

I want to keep going with the series. I just need to get the books, either buy them or put them on hold at my library.



Comment #3: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 11:41:33

gautami tripathy

You are doing real good. Keep it up. I am still in a reading vacuum regarding novels!!



Comment #4: Monday, September 19 2011 at 21:50:14

Pussreboots

Our recent roadtrip got us all back into the spirit of reading.



Comment #5: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 12:23:33

Laurel-Rain Snow

A Long, Long Sleep piqued my curiosity. Hope you enjoy all of your books...and thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #6: Monday, September 19 2011 at 21:51:22

Pussreboots

A Long, Long Sleep is a very good debut novel. It has a few flaws but I think with another book or two, the author will be great.



Comment #7: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 12:31:21

Julie @ My Book Retreat

I read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie this summer finally and really enjoyed it. I hope you have a good week!



Comment #8: Monday, September 19 2011 at 21:54:23

Pussreboots

I want to keep going with the series. I just need to find the books and make the time to read them.



Comment #9: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 16:55:21

Mesa

You are right, you read a lot. Even if it's for your kids:) Thanks for stopping by my blog!



Comment #10: Monday, September 19 2011 at 22:00:05

Pussreboots

I had a slump for a few weeks over summer. I guess I'm back in the swing of things.



Comment #11: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 18:11:25

The1stdaughter (Danielle)

Oh! Lots and lots of picture books sounds just right to me! And it sounds like you've been having a pretty good week otherwise as well. I'll be interested to hear what you think of the 4th Amulet book once you wrangle it from your kiddo. :oP My review comes up in a day or two.

Have a fabulous reading week and thanks for stopping by earlier!



Comment #12: Monday, September 19 2011 at 22:02:20

Pussreboots

So far my son says the 4th Amulet books is "very good!" The picture book reading is slowing down because I've opted to read them a chapter book instead. I'm reading them Ottoline and the Yellow Cat.



Comment #13: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 18:19:29

Aeicha @ World Spelunking www.wordspelunking.blogspot.com

Oh you finished Ida B...wasn't it lovely? Mansfield Park is my favorite Austen novel; I just adore Fanny Price!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)



Comment #14: Monday, September 19 2011 at 22:06:21

Pussreboots

Yes. It's only 3 discs so it was a quick listen. I chose Mansfield Park because I know so little about it, except for Fanny Price's name.



Comment #15: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 18:32:12

Laura Ashlee

Ew. Mansfield Park is my least favorite Austen book. I don't even really like that one. Love the rest of them.



Comment #16: Monday, September 19 2011 at 22:06:21

Pussreboots

I've had no luck with any Austen novel but listening to an audio book seems to be working for me.



Comment #17: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 19:30:20

Introverted Jen

I adore Charles de Lint, but Dingo is not a favorite. I tend to like his adult books much more than his YA though. Enjoy your week!



Comment #18: Monday, September 19 2011 at 22:11:33

Pussreboots

I probably will send back Dingo unread. I just don't have the time before it's due.



Comment #19: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 20:26:18

Emily

I haven't read Paranormalcy yet, but I've been hearing really good things about it all over the blogging world. Hope you enjoy it!!



Comment #20: Monday, September 19 2011 at 22:12:02

Pussreboots

Paranormalcy is very good. Add me to the list of folks who enjoyed it.



Comment #21: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 20:35:01

The Books of My Life

Jane Austen and Landover ... enjoy ... I loved them too :-)



Comment #22: Monday, September 19 2011 at 22:13:03

Pussreboots

I haven't decided if I love Mansfield Park yet but it is making my commute more entertaining.



Comment #23: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 22:15:06

Aths

I really want to read Mansfield Park. I hope you have a good week!



Comment #24: Monday, September 19 2011 at 22:14:21

Pussreboots

I'm reading it via audio. It's 12 discs but each disc goes by quickly.