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What Are You Reading: October 03, 2011: 10/03/11

What Are You Reading?

It was a quiet week of reading for me. I have been concentrating on finishing my longer books. I have this growing collection of books stuffed between the slats of my futon and the wall. It's getting out of control. I need to finish the ones I have going!

My kids and I finished Ottoline and the Yellow Cat but haven't done much reading in the way of picture books. The picture books I have listed are ones I cataloged at my internship. I read them while I wait for the remote computer to run the reports so I can print out the spine labels.

My reading has been slow for a number of reasons. The first is, of course, school. I have a term paper I'm researching. I also have a lot of other smaller assignments that keep me busy.

At home, now, we also have a small kitten. She entered our life unexpectedly last Friday. It was either give her a home or trust her fate to an over crowded shelter. We gave her a home and named her Tortuga. She's gone from a small, malnourished, scared ball of fluff to a slightly larger, playful and snuggly ball of fluff.

I'll either start Schenectady by Don Rittner or The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat.

Finished Last Week:

  1. The Crows of Pearblossom by Aldous Huxley (library book)
  2. Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky (library book)
  3. No and Me by Delphine de Vigan (library book)
  4. The Old Woman and Her Pig by Paul Galdone (library book)
  5. Someday by Charlotte Zolotow (library book)
  6. Spot's Magical Christmas by Eric Hill (library book)
  7. The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (library book)
  8. The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst (library book)
  9. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Vol. 13 by CLAMP (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (audio) (library book)
  2. The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan (library book)
  3. Pirate King by Laurie R. King (personal collection)
  4. A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks (personal collection)
  5. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (personal collection)
  6. Spectra by Joanne Elder (review copy)
  7. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  8. The Wolves of Wiloughby Chase by Joan Aiken (library book)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Ambient Findability by Peter Morville (library book)
  2. Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young (library book)
  3. Collective Intelligence by Pierre Levy (library book)
  4. How You Got So Smart by David Milgrim (library book)
  5. Librarian on the Roof by MG King (library book)
  6. Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries by Lori Bell and Rhonda Trueman (library book)
  7. Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals by Ellyssa Kroski (library book)
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Comment #1: Monday, October, 3, 2011 at 08:20:35

Helen Murdoch

I wonder how the Mermaid's Mirror is; I really liked her Flash Burnout!

Comment #2: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 22:29:22


The Mermaid's Mirror is good. The setting is a fictional area near San Francisco. I'm trying to figure out what it's near.

Comment #3: Monday, October, 3, 2011 at 11:35:38


Hope you are enjoying the Jane Austen on Audio.

I have just picked up an audio to listen to for the first time.

Comment #4: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 22:33:13


I'm enjoying it. It'll be my first completed Austen; I should finish it this week. I also have Pride and Prejudice on audio.

Comment #5: Monday, October, 3, 2011 at 14:28:04

Lori Caswell/Dollycas

You always have a fine selection!!

Have a great week and enjoy your kitty!!

Comment #6: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 22:36:42


Thank you. The kitten is keeping me busy.

Comment #7: Monday, October, 3, 2011 at 15:51:12


Real time wasters those little balls of fluff. I'm sure it's adorable and very happy to have a home. Hope you manage to fit some reading in as well!

Comment #8: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 22:39:55


It is adorable. It's also very young and in need of lots of attention and care. I haven't finished a single book since bringing her home.

Comment #9: Monday, October, 3, 2011 at 17:50:01

Laurel-Rain Snow

I love Judith Viorst's picture books! You have a nice selection of books this week.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Comment #10: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 22:45:15


Thank you. The Viorst book is part of the K-12 collectiong I'm cataloging.

Comment #11: Monday, October, 3, 2011 at 18:52:04


Congrats on your new kitty! School can really slow down reading.I can't wait to read your thoughts on Wolves of Wiloughby Chase. It's a book that's been on my tbr list forever. Happy reading and have a good week.

Comment #12: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 22:46:25


The Wolves of Wiloughby Chase is good so far. I'm on page 60.

Comment #13: Monday, October, 3, 2011 at 20:26:18

The Books of My Life

It's been the same for me too ... September was a slow reading month ... partially because I couldn't really enjoy most of the books I picked up and also because of work ...

Comment #14: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 22:48:02


I've been enjoying the books I'm reading. I'm just busy with school, the internship and the kitten.

Comment #15: Monday, October, 3, 2011 at 22:06:14

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

Mansfield Park is my favorite Austen novel. I just love Fanny Price. Are you enjoying it?

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Comment #16: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 22:51:20


I am but I'm sure I wouldn't have made it to the end in the traditional form. I'm able to concentrate better on the story by listening to it.

Comment #17: Monday, October, 3, 2011 at 23:39:38


Wow you have quite a few reads going. I'm looking forward to getting The Throne of Fire, I've been waiting to read that one. I've been looking into The Replacement as well.

Comment #18: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 22:54:33


The Throne of Fire is good but long and complicated.

Comment #19: Tuesday, October, 4, 2011 at 01:47:34

Leeswammes (Judith)

Have a great week. You've got a lot of books going on. Hope house-training the kitten is going well.

Comment #20: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 22:55:14


The house training is going just fine. Thanks.

Comment #21: Tuesday, October, 4, 2011 at 03:08:27


Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the week

Comment #22: Friday, October 7, 2011 at 22:58:30


You're welcome. I was so busy this week I'm not sure if I had time to enjoy it or not!

Comment #23: Tuesday, October, 4, 2011 at 11:12:10

Crystal @ I Totally Paused!

Your story definitely makes me want a kitten of my own :) My grown cat would probably kill one, though.

Hope you have a great reading week!

Comment #24: Friday, October 7, 2011 at 23:01:11


My grown cat isn't pleased with the situation but she is slowly adjusting.

Comment #25: Tuesday, October, 4, 2011 at 12:53:50

Tara T.

I love that name - Tortuga! How cute and original!

Wow 9 books last week read! That's crazy! Go you!

Comment #26: Friday, October 7, 2011 at 23:08:25


All but two of them were 32 page long picture books.

Comment #27: Wednesday, October, 5, 2011 at 00:24:04

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Ahh kittens are so cute! Enjoy your reading this week!

Comment #28: Friday, October 7, 2011 at 23:09:02


Kittens are also a lot of work.

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