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What Are You Reading: November 21, 2011: 11/21/11

What Are You Reading?

I still have the same bunch of books going from last week, although I did finally finish The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan and A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks. Of those two, the Brooks book was by far my favorite. It takes place in a library and I'm currently finishing up my MLIS and am interning at a library. So, the book was a perfect fit for me.

Of all the books I finished last week, the best, hands down was The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. If you can, get a copy of the audio read by the author. It is excellent.

This week I plan to finish The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman. It's my current audio book. I don't know for sure what my next audio book will be. I'll pick something at the library on Tuesday.

I'm not sure I will continue with Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani. It's just not going anywhere quick enough for me. For this week I need to finish A Cat Named Squeeky by Vic Reskovic.

I plan to start Of All the Stupid Things by Alexandra Diaz, Firelight by Sophie Jordan and The Alchemist by Michael Scott. All of these are library books coming due.

What about you? What are you reading?

Finished Last Week:

  1. Bloody Jack by L. A. Meyer (library book)
  2. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (audio) (library book)
  3. The Phantom Limb by William Sleator (review copy)
  4. A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks (personal collection)
  5. Small Steps by Louis Sachar (library book)
  6. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  7. Wow! Ocean! by Robert Neubecker (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. Angels by Marian Keyes (personal collection)
  2. The Blessing Way (audio) by Tony Hillerman (library book)
  3. Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani (personal collection)
  4. Blackout by Connie Willis (personal collection)
  5. A Cat Named Squeeky by Vic Reskovic (library book)
  6. The Damned Highway by Nick Mamatas, Brian Keene (review copy)
  7. Doctor Who: Volume 1 - Fugitive by Tony Lee (library book)
  8. Flirting with Forever by Gwyn Cready (review copy)
  9. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Bagelmania by Connie Berman and Suzanne Munshower (personal collection)
  2. The Clock Without a Face by Gus Twintig (library book)
  3. The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli (library book)
  4. The Pepins and Their Problems by Polly Horvath (library book)
  5. Pining to Be Human by Richard Bowes (personal collection)
  6. Slog's Dad by David Almond and Dave McKean (library book)
  7. "Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!" by Patricia Thomas (library book)



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Comment #1: Monday, November, 21, 2011 at 05:03:10

Teddyree

An impressive list, thanks for the recommendation of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. I'm a fan of well narrated audio books so that one's going on my wishlist.



Comment #2: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 22:39:50

Pussreboots

It's one of the best audios I've listened to this year. Happy listening!



Comment #3: Monday, November, 21, 2011 at 07:27:31

Mardel

I tried one of Trigliani's books a few years ago, and couldn't quite get into it...they do move a bit slow.

This week, once again, I read Skippyjon Jones novels...I usually end up reading all five novels Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, but the last two weeks, my granddaughter has added Miss Nelson Is Missing to the line up. :) She loves to have books read to her over and over. She'll even have one person read a certain book to her, and take it right over to someone else to read it again. Attention -loves the attention, and loves stories. She's always asking me to make up stories, and I'm so horrible at them. :)

Ah well, Se la Vi - have a great week, enjoy Turkey day, if you do it. :)



Comment #4: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 22:41:17

Pussreboots

She sounds like my daughter. Although now what mine does is she'll re-read the book herself after I read it to her. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well if you're celebrating. It's one of our big family holidays.



Comment #5: Monday, November, 21, 2011 at 08:05:52

Mari (Bookworm with a View)

Sorry to hear about Big Stone Gap - I hate it when a book doesn't hold my interest and I have to decide to continue or bail.

Good luck with this week's book selections!



Comment #6: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 22:44:20

Pussreboots

I'm still plugging along with Big Stone Gap. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to call it quits.



Comment #7: Monday, November, 21, 2011 at 09:19:02

Laurel-Rain Snow

As usual, you have a nice eclectic bunch. Now I'm really curious about The Girl Who Circumnavigated...et. al lol.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week.



Comment #8: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 22:45:31

Pussreboots

Isn't it a doozy of a title? Despite the long title, it's an excellent audio book.



Comment #9: Monday, November, 21, 2011 at 10:04:29

Sheila (Book Journey)

Thanks for the audio tip! I am due to pick up a couple more :)



Comment #10: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 22:48:00

Pussreboots

You're welcome. Happy listening.



Comment #11: Monday, November, 21, 2011 at 10:18:43

Brunette Librarian

Wow! You have a ton of stuff for this week. Hope you have a good week, you have some good titles!



Comment #12: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 22:49:01

Pussreboots

Thankfully it's a holiday week. I don't have as much on my plate for school.



Comment #13: Monday, November, 21, 2011 at 10:34:28

Sandy

I am currently slogging through Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick, its not so bad but its not great either :/ at the moment I can't see myself reading the next book in the series.



Comment #14: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 22:51:03

Pussreboots

I never commit to an entire series when I try a new book. Good luck with your reading.



Comment #15: Monday, November, 21, 2011 at 12:04:07

LORI/DOLLYCAS

I get such great book ideas here!!
Thank you!!



Comment #16: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 22:52:20

Pussreboots

You're welcome. Happy reading.



Comment #17: Monday, November, 21, 2011 at 16:48:13

Mystica

You have a huge reading week ahead of you. Hope you enjoy them all.



Comment #18: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 22:53:04

Pussreboots

Thank you. I hope I do too.



Comment #19: Monday, November, 21, 2011 at 22:46:56

Niina

Angels is good. I liked the book and Hey another fan of Doctor Who! Yay! ;)



Comment #20: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 22:54:24

Pussreboots

Yup. I'm a fan.



Comment #21: Monday, November, 21, 2011 at 23:09:53

Vicki

I'll have to check some of them out!



Comment #22: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 22:56:30

Pussreboots

Great. I hope you do. Happy reading.



Comment #23: Tuesday, November, 22, 2011 at 21:10:26

ladyinread

Lots of interesting reads here!!!



Comment #24: Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 17:57:11

Pussreboots

Thank you. I had fun reading them.



Comment #25: Friday, November, 25, 2011 at 21:05:41

MarthaE

Thanks for visiting my way.
I love to note that you read from your own collection. I am working out a schedule for next year that will allow me to do that. I need to manage at least one book a month, pulllease! Hope your week's been grand.



Comment #26: Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 17:59:10

Pussreboots

I am also culling my shelves of books I know I won't read. I want to be able to get at the books I do want to read more easily.