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What Are You Reading: September 26, 2011: 09/26/11
Eleven of fifteen books read last week were picture books that I either read with my kids or while I was waiting for the computer to process the books I had catalogued at my internship. We are reading fewer pictures book in a week because the children have opted for longer books. I am reading Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell and Adventures in Cartooning by James Strum to them.
I gave up on Twilight of the Gods by Denise Verrico because it evolved into a mafia story. I really not a fan of that type of stories even with the interesting take on vampirism. Only two books came from my personal collection this week. I hope to do better this week. As expected, I didn't have time for Dingo by Charles de Lint or Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve, but I did read Restoring Harmony.
This week I plan to start The Replacement. Other than that, I'm not sure. I might start Schenectady by Don Rittner or The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken.
Gave Up On:
Finished Last Week:
Comment #1: Sunday, September, 25, 2011 at 23:28:17
It's lovely that you read so much with your children, I used to every night but the girls now read their own thing and the boys aren't very interested. I get them audio books from the library often now instead.
Comment #2: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:39:32
My kids went through a period of not wanting stories but they got back into the habbit when we went on a trip.
Comment #3: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 00:38:16
I would like to try Jane Austin on audio.
Comment #4: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:41:03
I'm finding Jane Austen on audio a lot more enjoyable than in book form.
Comment #5: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 07:21:22
I'm always scared with I see the long list of books completed, until I remember you blog about reading with your kids! HA But then I read 3 books a month.
Have a great week!
Comment #6: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:42:27
A decade ago when I had no kids, I was reading about three a month. In another decade when they are teenagers, I may well be back to reading three a month.
Comment #7: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 08:00:13
A lot of great book you have read. I want to read Paranormalcy. Hope you enjoy your week. Happy Reading!
Comment #8: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:43:20
Paranormalcy surprised me. It was a lot of fun.
Comment #9: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 08:15:12
Your week sounds exciting! Hope you enjoy your reads.
Comment #10: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:45:21
Thank you. I'll also be doing a lot of school work. I just learned that I have a term paper due before Thanksgiving. So my fun reading will probably be curtailed.
Comment #11: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 08:48:33
Wow looks like you have been busy reading. Have a great week reading.
Comment #12: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:46:48
Yes. Lots of reading but very little tv watching. I have fewer books going this week.
Comment #13: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 09:13:01
I'm very curious about I'm Becoming My Mother...sounds intriguing.
Also, The Goddess Test. Enjoy your books!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Comment #14: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:52:31
I'm Becoming My Mother is a collection of 1950s advertisements that have been doctored to show what the women in them might be thinking.
Comment #15: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 10:10:24
What an awesome week you had! I didn't get as much done this time...
Comment #16: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:53:01
I suspect the same will be true for me in October and November as homework picks up.
Comment #17: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 10:14:11
I've really been wanting to read something by Riordan, I'm sure I'll catch one of them at the library eventually!
Comment #18: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:55:01
Riordan's teen fantasy books are really quite good. He also has an adult series of mysteries. They've very different from what he's become known for after Percy Jackson.
Comment #19: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 11:46:28
I'm always blow away by the sheer number of books you're able to tackle. I must go check out your review of The Goddess Test. And I love all things Austen, though have never gotten one on audio book before - how does it compare to reading it?
Comment #20: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:56:14
I've never successfully read a Jane Austen book. The audio books seem to be the only way I'll ever get through one of her books. The one I'm listening too is entertaining. I'm almost halfway through the book.
Comment #21: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 12:47:53
Picture books = wonderful time spent with kids!!!
Have a great week!!
Comment #22: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:58:24
The picture books are a nice way to wind down the evening.
Comment #23: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 14:58:29
I look forward to when my daughter wants to listen to longer books. My son now only wants to read to himself, and daughter is still interested in picture books and early readers. I know she'll eventually love books like the Wizard of Oz, but she isn't interested in listening to books that go longer than one night now.
Comment #24: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:58:45
My daughter's in kindergarten and right now the only long books she'll listen to are the ones that have a lot of pictures.
Comment #25: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 15:03:36
Great picks! Both The Goddess Test and Paranormalcy are sitting on my shelf. I have yet to crack them open. I heard great things about Paranormalcy though, especially how funny Evie is.
Comment #26: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 13:59:50
Evie's funny but she's also very endearing. Both books are quick reads. I hope you get to them soon.
Comment #27: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 15:29:07
I read a lot of picture books too, either to my children at home or at school to my students.
Comment #28: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 14:01:52
I'm interning as a cataloger of a K-12 collection. When I'm waiting for the computer to process my spine labels, I read the picture books I've cataloged. Sometimes those reports can take upwards of five minutes.
Comment #29: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 22:41:13
Really awesome picks for your reading list!!! Thank you for sharing and for stopping by!
Comment #30: Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 21:37:24
Thank you. I've been having fun reading them.
Comment #31: Monday, September, 26, 2011 at 23:26:03
Wow, you are doing great with your reading!
Comment #32: Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 21:38:32
Thank you. I haven't read as many novels this week as I've been ill.