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Reviews
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl by Daniel Pinkwater
Bait by Robin Aurelian
Banana by Ed Vere
Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young
The Best Birthday Ever by Me (Lana Kitty) by Charise Mericle Harper
Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert
Chasing Demons by R.L. Geerdes
Coco the Carrot by Steven Salerno
The Crocodiles by Steven Popkes
F U, Penguin by Matthew Gasteier
Fullmetal Alchemist 10 by Hiromu Arakawa
The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
How You Got to Be So Smart by David Milgrim
I Am Invited to a Party by Mo Willems
I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed by Lauren Child
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
Madeline at the White House by John Bemelmans Marciano
Magpie Magic by April Wilson
Monster Hunt by Rory Storm
Older than the Stars by Karen C. Fox
Once I Was a Cardboard Box, Now I'm a Book About Polar Bears by Anton Poitier
One Halloween Night by Mark Teague
Ranma 1/2 Volume 01 by Rumiko Takahashi
Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
Sea Gifts by George Shannon
Shape Me a Rhyme by Jane Yolen
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry
xxxHolic 04 by CLAMP

Misc
What Are You Reading? (October 31) What Are You Reading? (October 24) What Are You Reading? (October 17) What Are You Reading? (October 10) What Are You Reading? (October 03)

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2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for October 2011 in Review

October in Review: 10/31/11

Books reviewed this month

    Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

    Five Stars:

  1. Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl by Daniel Pinkwater
  2. Bait by Robin Aurelian
  3. Banana by Ed Vere
  4. Coco the Carrot by Steven Salerno
  5. The Crocodiles by Steven Popkes
  6. I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed by Lauren Child
  7. I Am Invited to a Party by Mo Willems
  8. Magpie Magic by April Wilson
  9. Once I Was a Cardboard Box, Now I'm a Book About Polar Bears by Anton Poitier
  10. The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
  11. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  12. xxxHolic 04 by CLAMP

    Four Stars:

  1. Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young
  2. Fullmetal Alchemist 10 by Hiromu Arakawa
  3. F U, Penguin by Matthew Gasteier
  4. The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
  5. How You Got to Be So Smart by David Milgrim
  6. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
  7. Madeline at the White House by John Bemelmans Marciano
  8. Older than the Stars by Karen C. Fox
  9. One Halloween Night by Mark Teague
  10. Ranma 1/2 Volume 01 by Rumiko Takahashi
  11. Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley
  12. Sea Gifts by George Shannon
  13. A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry

    Three Stars:

  1. Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert
  2. LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
  3. Shape Me a Rhyme by Jane Yolen

    Two Stars:

  1. The Best Birthday Ever by Me (Lana Kitty) by Charise Mericle Harper

    One Star:

  1. Chasing Demons by R.L. Geerdes
Genre Source

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection

  1. Happy Pig Day by Mo Willems
  2. Pirate King by Laurie R. King
  3. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  4. The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman
  5. xxxHolic Volume 17 by CLAMP

    Library books

  1. ABC Book by C. B. Falls
  2. Apt. 3 by Ezra Jack Keats
  3. Arthur's Nose by Marc Brown
  4. A Cache of Jewels and Other Collective Nouns by Ruth Heller
  5. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and Lois Ehlert
  6. Chicken Big by Keith Graves
  7. Clive Eats Alligators by Alison Lester
  8. Crictor by Tomi Ungerer
  9. Crow Boy by Taro Yashima
  10. Day and Night by Teddy Newton
  11. Dog Days: A Year in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile by Dave Ihlenfeld
  12. Don't Forget the Bacon! Big Book by Pat Hutchins
  13. Elsie's Bird by Jane Yolen
  14. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
  15. Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig
  16. A Friend for Einstein, the Smallest Stallion by Charlie Cantrell
  17. Heroes!: Draw Your Own Superheroes, Gadget Geeks & Other Do-Gooders by Jay Stephens
  18. Madlenka by Peter Sis
  19. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (audio)
  20. Miles to Go by Jamie Harper
  21. Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaola
  22. Nine Days to Christmas: A Story of Mexico by Marie Hall Ets
  23. The Paper Crane by Molly Bang
  24. Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin by Victoria Kann
  25. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  26. Reading by Jan Ormerod
  27. Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt by Lisa Campbell Ernst
  28. Six Chinese Brothers: An Ancient Tale by Hou-Tien Cheng
  29. Spectra by Joanne Elder
  30. Tell Me the Day Backwards by Albert Lamb
  31. Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus by John Grandits
  32. Thirteen by Remy Charlip
  33. Tiger Trek by Ted Lewin
  34. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
  35. The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
  36. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Vol. 14 by CLAMP
  37. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Vol. 15 by CLAMP
  38. Where Is Tippy Toes? by Betsy Lewin
  39. The Wing on a Flea by Ed Emberley (1961 version)
  40. Who's Seen Scissors by Fernando Krahn
  41. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
  42. Worldshaker by Richard Harland

    Review copy

  1. The Train by Georges Simenon
  2. Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick

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Comment #1: Tuesday, November, 1, 2011 at 06:51:45

Freda

Always a great month in reading for you! Happy November reading!



Comment #2: Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 23:49:05

Pussreboots

Thank you. I suspect November will be a quiet month of reading for me.

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