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What Are You Reading: October 31, 2011: 10/30/11

What Are You Reading?

Two things happened last week. I've finished cataloging most of the picture books. I don't want to start reading a chapter book that will just be shelved the next day. Second, my children have taken to reading themselves bedtime stories. That cuts off my other big source of weekly reads.

That leaves me to what I'm reading for my own fun. My favorites were an excellent Tony Hillerman mystery, The Wailing Wind and the newest volume of xxxHolic. I plan to preorder volume 18 which comes out in December.

My current review book is Tankborn by Karen Sandler. I've only just started it so I don't have much to say about it.

I'm halfway through How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner but I am enjoying it. I tend to read the books I love slowly. The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier is my new purse read.

Afterwards I plan to start Schenectady by Don Rittner.

Finished Last Week:

  1. Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig (library book)
  2. The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman (personal collection)
  3. Wing on a Flea: A Book about Shapes by Ed Emberley (library book)
  4. Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick (review copy)
  5. xxxHolic, Volume 17 by CLAMP (personal collection)

Currently Reading:

  1. Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (personal collection)
  2. The Hole in the Wall by Lisa Rowe Fraustino (library copy)
  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. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (library book)
  6. A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks (personal collection)
  7. Tankborn by Karen Sandler (review copy)
  8. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  9. White Cat by Holly Black (audio) (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert (library book)
  2. The Crocodiles by Steven Popkes (FSF May/Jun 2010) (personal collection)
  3. I Am Invited to a Party by Mo Willems (library book)
  4. Madeline at the White House by John Bemelmans Marciano (library book)
  5. Ranma 1/2 Volume 01 by Rumiko Takahashi (library book)
  6. The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine (library book)
  7. Monster Hunt by Rory Storm (library book)



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Comment #1: Monday, October, 31, 2011 at 09:15:28

Laurel-Rain Snow

I would like to read The Girl with the Pearl Earring. I saw the movie and loved it.

Enjoy your books...and thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #2: Monday, October 31, 2011 at 21:55:31

Pussreboots

I haven't seen the movie.



Comment #3: Monday, October, 31, 2011 at 10:27:44

Crystal @ I Totally Paused!

I've been wanting to read Girl with the Pearl Earring for awhile, hope you're enjoying it!



Comment #4: Monday, October 31, 2011 at 21:59:02

Pussreboots

I am enjoying it. I feel silly for having it on my TBR for nearly ten years!



Comment #5: Monday, October, 31, 2011 at 12:30:43

LORI/DOLLYCAS

I just can't read more than one book at a time, lol. I sure respect those who can.

Have a great week!!



Comment #6: Monday, October 31, 2011 at 22:01:23

Pussreboots

Reading more than one book is no different than following more than one TV series in a season.



Comment #7: Monday, October, 31, 2011 at 16:49:22

Bev@My Reader's Block

Why Read Moby Dick? ...that's a question I've often asked myself. And I've read the darn thing. :-)

Happy reading this week!

Here's my Monday.



Comment #8: Monday, October 31, 2011 at 22:06:04

Pussreboots

Moby Dick is actually a very funny book. It reminds me of a 19th century Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy except centered on whaling. The Why Read Moby Dick, though, wouldn't sell me on reading Melville's book.



Comment #9: Monday, October, 31, 2011 at 19:43:27

Kathy Martin

Wow! How can you keep track of more than one book at a time? I would get the plots mixed up. All of the books you have going sound really good though. Happy reading!



Comment #10: Monday, October 31, 2011 at 22:08:34

Pussreboots

Do you watch more than one TV series? I do the same thing with books. It's not any different.



Comment #11: Monday, October, 31, 2011 at 22:25:53

Mystica

The Tracy Chevalier book was very good and Jhumpa Lahiri writes very descriptive, family stories where one can identify so easily with the characters. Enjoy the week.



Comment #12: Monday, October 31, 2011 at 22:10:22

Pussreboots

I am not sure how I feel about The Namesake yet. There seems to be a lot of telling and very little showing. I am enjoying The Girl with the Pearl Earring more.



Comment #13: Monday, October, 31, 2011 at 22:29:33

Aths

You have a lot of good books going! Have a great reading week!



Comment #14: Monday, October 31, 2011 at 22:13:22

Pussreboots

Thank you. I hope to make more progress this week.



Comment #15: Monday, October, 31, 2011 at 22:52:00

Angie@By Book or By Crook

I have checked out The Girl in the Pearl Earring about three rimes and never cracked it open. One of these days...



Comment #16: Monday, October 31, 2011 at 22:16:25

Pussreboots

I've had my copy for about a decade. I guess it was finally time for me to read it.



Comment #17: Monday, October, 31, 2011 at 23:14:31

MarthaE

Hi pussreboots. Oh - so you had a week more like the rest of us normal readers. HA HA. :-)
Your children reading their own bedtime stories - a mixed blessing: wonderful that they love to read too but sort of sad you won't have that time together so much anymore.

Hmm - the title Tankborn got my attention.
Hope you enjoy this week's reading.



Comment #18: Monday, October 31, 2011 at 22:19:31

Pussreboots

Yup. I had a normal reading week. This is my normal pace when I'm not doing double duty reading books to the kids. I've only finished one chapter of Tankborn so I can't really tell you much about it.



Comment #19: Tuesday, November, 1, 2011 at 10:23:28

LORI/DOLLYCAS

You know you are right about books and tv shows. I may just have to try it.



Comment #20: Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 23:53:02

Pussreboots

Good luck! Happy reading.