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What Are You Reading: October 17, 2011: 10/17/11

What Are You Reading?

It was another normal week of reading... mostly picture books either at my internship while the computer crunched out reports or with my children. I'm currently listening to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. So far I'm liking it less than I did Mansfield Park.

My favorite book finished is Pirate King by Laurie R. King. It's the best and silliest of the Russell and Holmes series. It mixes up The Pirates of Penzance, Sherlock Holmes and silent film history into a wonderful new thing.

This week I want to finish How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner. She's talking at my library on Tuesday and I'd like to have a good chunk of the book finished before then. Also coming up: lots and lots of library books I have been ignoring. Specifically: Worldshaker by Richard Harland and Outside In by Maria V. Snyder.

Finished Last Week:

  1. ABC Book by C. B. Falls (library book)
  2. A Cache of Jewels and Other Collective Nouns by Ruth Heller (library book)
  3. Apt. 3 by Ezra Jack Keats (library book)
  4. Crictor by Tomi Ungerer (library book)
  5. Dog Days: A Year in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile by Dave Ihlenfeld (library book)
  6. Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems (personal collection)
  7. Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaola (library book)
  8. Pirate King by Laurie R. King (personal collection)
  9. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (personal collection)
  10. Tell Me the Day Backwards by Albert Lamb (library book)
  11. The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (library book)
  12. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr (library book)
  13. Who's Seen the Scissors by Fernando Krahn (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. Enter, Night by Michael Rowe (review copy)
  2. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat (library book)
  3. How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner (personal collection)
  4. The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan (library book)
  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (audio) (library book)
  6. A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks (personal collection)
  7. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  8. The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. F U, Penguin: Telling Cute Animals What's What by Matthew Gasteier (personal collection)
  2. Older Than the Stars by Karen C. Fox (library book)
  3. Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley (library book)
  4. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (library book)
  5. Sea Gifts by George Shannon (library book)
  6. A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry (library book)
  7. xxxHolic Volume 04 by CLAMP (library book)



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Comment #1: Sunday, October, 16, 2011 at 23:45:15

Esme

I am always amazed by the number of books you read. ENjoy your week.



Comment #2: Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 21:05:34

Pussreboots

Three books are full length. The rest are picture books. That's why the list is so long. Picture books are short and easy to read.



Comment #3: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 00:08:51

Sheila (Book Journey)

I would like to try some Jane Austen on audio.



Comment #4: Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 21:20:00

Pussreboots

Audio seems to be the only way I can make it through a Jane Austen novel.



Comment #5: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 00:31:08

Niina

No way! that's like a ton this week! ;D

Here is my Monday! Have a great week!



Comment #6: Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 21:38:03

Pussreboots

It's 3 regular length books and ten picture books. If they were all regular legnth, I'd call it a ton.



Comment #7: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 01:23:07 Zia

I loved The Mermaid's Mirror. Pride and Prejudice is a book I'd like to read sometime.



Comment #8: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:01:12

Pussreboots

Pride and Prejudice I've tried before about three times in print form. Audio seems to be the only way I'm able to concentrate on the story.



Comment #9: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 01:27:46 Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Enjoy How To Party with a Killer Vampire - I would like to read that as well.



Comment #10: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:02:12

Pussreboots

It's one in a series. The books stand alone fairly well if you want to just read How to Party with a Killer Vampire. I have the first two reviewed on my blog.



Comment #11: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 03:42:37 Cat

I haven't got around to reading any of the Laurie King books yet although they've been on the TBR for a while.

Happy reading!



Comment #12: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:05:34

Pussreboots

You should start King's books. They are delightful.



Comment #13: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 07:52:40 Mesa

I agree with Esme,I'm also amazed by the number of books. Enjoy you books and have a wonderful week.



Comment #14: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:09:15

Pussreboots

It's 3 regular length books and 10 picture books. I read the picture books either with my children or while the computer at the library crunches on the reports I need. There's nothing else to do but read the picture books while the computer is making those reports.



Comment #15: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 08:14:36 Tanya

I love the title - How to Party With a Vampire! Sounds like a fun read. This week I'm reading The Last Werewolf.



Comment #16: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:11:11

Pussreboots

It's the fourth of a series with similar titles.



Comment #17: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 09:38:32 gautami tripathy

You read some good books. I am still slow but catching up!

Here is my post!



Comment #18: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:14:33

Pussreboots

Thanks. I would be reading slower if I weren't stuck with nothing to do while the computer works.



Comment #19: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 10:38:58 Melissa Caldwell

Really? Do you sleep? Ever?! You read a ton of books every week! I wished I could do that much! :)

You have an awesome selection this week (as per usual!) Happy Reading!



Comment #20: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:15:03

Pussreboots

I sleep six or seven hours every night. The books I read are for the most part, short. I read while the computer works. I read in lieu of watching TV.



Comment #21: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 11:51:34 Dollycas

Penny Warner is supposed to Guest Post on my blog on Wednesday but we haven't connected in over a month. I hope she send me her post soon.

I am rebooting my blog. I hope you will stop by and let me know what you think.

Happy Reading!



Comment #22: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:17:15

Pussreboots

Send her an email. She's probably swamped with signings.



Comment #23: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 12:56:39 Shannon (Giraffe Days)

I love picture books, I'll have to check out your picture book reviews, been collecting good ones for Hugh's library.

I quite like P&P but I'm not gaga for it - but it's still the only Austen book I've read more than once. I do remember not caring for Mansfield Park as much though. I really liked Persuasion.



Comment #24: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:19:25

Pussreboots

So far I like Mansfield Park better. It reminds me of Keeping Up Appearances.



Comment #25: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 19:46:06

Laurel-Rain Snow

Someday I want to reread Pride and Prejudice...it has been many, many, many years since I read it!



Comment #26: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 19:43:34

Pussreboots

This is my first successful read of Pride and Prejudice.



Comment #27: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 20:08:52

Dead Trees and Silver Screens

Do you recomend How to Party with a Dead Vampire? I ahve thought about checking that one out.



Comment #28: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 19:44:00

Pussreboots

I've only just started How to Party with a Deadly Vampire but I can recommend the three books that come before it. The first is How to Host a Killer Party.



Comment #29: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 20:25:39

IntrovertedJen

I've only read the first Russell and Holmes book, but I really liked it. Your description of the pirate one sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy your week!



Comment #30: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 19:47:02

Pussreboots

Pirate King stands fairly well by itself. I think you can skip to the end and read it without reading all the books in the middle.



Comment #31: Monday, October, 17, 2011 at 20:55:46

Chris

I haven't heard of How to Party. I'll have to find a copy!



Comment #32: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 19:49:05

Pussreboots

It's the 4th of the series but they stand alone pretty well.





Comment #33: Tuesday, October, 18, 2011 at 16:52:57

Julie @ My Book Retreat

We just read Sylvester and the Magic Pebble a couple weeks ago. My daughter loved it. F U Penguin sounds hysterical!



Comment #34: Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 09:40:05

Pussreboots

My son loves Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. FU Penguin is hysterical but it's not for people who don't like swearing in books.

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