What Are You Reading: September 19, 2011: 09/19/11
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!
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Finished Last Week:
Comment #1: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 09:19:07
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
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
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
Our recent roadtrip got us all back into the spirit of reading.
Comment #5: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 12:23:33
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Paranormalcy is very good. Add me to the list of folks who enjoyed it.
Comment #21: Monday, September, 19, 2011 at 20:35:01
Jane Austen and Landover ... enjoy ... I loved them too :-)
Comment #22: Monday, September 19 2011 at 22:13:03
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
I really want to read Mansfield Park. I hope you have a good week!
Comment #24: Monday, September 19 2011 at 22:14:21
I'm reading it via audio. It's 12 discs but each disc goes by quickly.