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What Are You Reading: November 28, 2011: 11/28/11

What Are You Reading?

Over Thanksgiving I finished two audio books (during the drive to and from Southern California), two full length books and gave up on a review book.

My favorite of the finished books was The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman. It was the audio we finished on the way down. My children, though, say Fablehaven by Brandon Mull was the best book. It was the audio we listened to on the grueling twelve hour drive (which is usually five hours).

For the moment I am still slowly reading Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani. It's one of my mother's favorite books and since I own the copy I'm reading, I don't have any time pressures to finish it.

I do, however, need to finish Of All the Stupid Things by Alexandra Diaz by Wednesday as it is due at the library. After that I plan to start Firelight by Sophie Jordan and The Alchemist by Michael Scott as both are due next week.

What about you? What are you reading?

Did Not Finish:

  1. The Damned Highway by Nick Mamatas, Brian Keene (review copy)

Finished Last Week:

  1. The Blessing Way (audio) by Tony Hillerman (library book)
  2. A Cat Named Squeeky by Vic Reskovic (library book)
  3. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull (audio) (library book)
  4. Imagine a Day by Sarah L. Thomson (library book)
  5. Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender by Carrie Jones (library book)
  6. Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever by Joel Derfner (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. Angels by Marian Keyes (personal collection)
  2. Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani (personal collection)
  3. Blackout by Connie Willis (personal collection)
  4. Doctor Who: Volume 1 - Fugitive by Tony Lee (library book)
  5. Flirting with Forever by Gwyn Cready (review copy)
  6. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. The Arcanum by Thomas Wheeler (personal collection)
  2. Athena by George O'Connor (review copy)
  3. Bird by Zetta Elliott (library book)
  4. Going Around the Sun by Marianne Berkes (library book)
  5. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund (library book)
  6. Steinbeck's Ghost by Lewis Buzbee (library book)
  7. Under the Night Sky by Amy Lundebrek (library book)

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Comment #1: Monday, November, 28, 2011 at 22:57:58

Stephanie @ Read in a Single Sitting

I still haven't read any Trigiani, although I do have one of her books on my shelves.

I'm up to the fourth book in the Alchemyst series, but I'm still not quite sold. I love the mythology side of things, but they're very action heavy and a bit light on the characterisation. Let me know how you go :)

Comment #2: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 22:55:25


I don't know if I'll read the whole series or not. Right now I'm just focused on the first book.

Comment #3: Monday, November, 28, 2011 at 23:19:06


Swish sounds hilarious! Thanks for stopping by!

Comment #4: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 22:55:25


Swish was a charming read.

Comment #5: Tuesday, November, 29, 2011 at 07:24:03


Thanks for dropping by. Looks like you have quite a bit of reading ahead of you. Sometimes it seems like all I ever get read are my audio books. Happy Reading!!

Comment #6: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 22:58:12


I'm becoming addicted to audios in my car. I would never have guessed it but here I am.

Comment #7: Tuesday, November, 29, 2011 at 07:47:17

Laurel-Rain Snow

I loved Big Stone Gap...and the rest of that series.

I haven't read anything by Tony Hillerman, but The Blessing Way looks intriguing.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Comment #8: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 23:00:14


I love Tony Hillerman's books and the audio was excellent. I have book three now on audio.

Comment #9: Tuesday, November, 29, 2011 at 08:15:33

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Oh, my goodness! You got a LOT of reading and reviewing done! Did you like Fablehaven? I'm thinking about getting that one for my Bebe Boy James' Christmas book box.

I saw your comment on The Night Circus; you should head over and enter my giveaway for two copies; it ends tomorrow and there aren't many entries, so you have a good chance to win! :)

Comment #10: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 23:02:21


I liked Fablehaven but found the narrator off-putting. My kids though didn't mind his unorthodox reading style and have requested book two on audio. That's what's in the car for this week.

Comment #11: Tuesday, November, 29, 2011 at 09:10:11


Haven't heard of any of these titles ˜ but it looks as though you have a good list going!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading! :D

Comment #12: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 23:08:31


It was a good week of reading.

Comment #13: Tuesday, November, 29, 2011 at 10:50:12


Even with the holiday you did so well!!!

Happy Reading, until next week!!

Comment #14: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 23:11:31


I would have read more if I hadn't been doing homework.

Comment #15: Tuesday, November, 29, 2011 at 17:23:47

Sue Jackson

My older son loves the Fablehaven series! Glad you had audios to keep you company on the long trip - those holiday traffic tie-ups can be tough!

My book group read Big Stone Gap, and I enjoyed it.

Enjoy your books this week

Comment #16: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 23:12:12


I am slowly working through Big Stone Gap.

Comment #17: Wednesday, November, 30, 2011 at 18:03:55


Oooh, Rampant! I've got that one sitting on my shelf...and one day I will start it. :P Killer unicorns...awesome! :P

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting earlier this week! You did get quite a big of listening done with audiobooks this week. ;)
Happy Reading!

Comment #18: Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 23:21:20


I hope you enjoy Rampant. I have two audio books going right now.

Comment #19: Friday, December, 2, 2011 at 22:21:46


Oh, I just read The Blessing Way not to long ago! Nice book :) Enjoyed it!

And Rampant, loved it! So good! Loved the unicorns, and how they were the bad guys! Really good! Happy reading!

Comment #20: Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 23:26:22


Rampant was good but it could have been better. I adore Tony Hillerman's series and the audio books are wonderful.

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