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What Are You Reading: December 12, 2011: 12/12/11

What Are You Reading?

I am officially on vacation. Spring semester doesn't start until the end of January. My first order of business after turning in my last final was to finish Hex Hall. It was well worth the wait! I now have Demonglass on hold at my library.

I am still chugging along with Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani. It's still not the fastest book ever but reading it before bed is working a lot better.

Next up is Flight by Sherman Alexie and Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby.

With the year running out, I'm starting to get concerned that I won't complete my GoodReads challenge. I set the bar at 600 books. I'm currently at 584 books, leaving me with 16 books to finish in 19 days. Since I'm not reading as many picture books with my kids, I'm worried that I won't finish.

What about you? What are you reading?

Finished Last Week:

  1. Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox by Tim Ostermeyer (review copy)
  2. All by Myself by Mercer Mayer (personal collection)
  3. Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel (personal collection)
  4. Corduroy by Don Freeman (personal collection)
  5. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (library book)
  6. The Homecoming by Ray Bradbury (personal collection)
  7. Hot Rod Hamster! by Cynthia Lord (library book)
  8. I Don't Want to Take a Bath! by Julie Sykes (personal collection)
  9. The Last Train by Gordon M. Titcomb (library book)
  10. Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler (review copy)
  11. Mooshka, A Quilt Story by Julie Paschkis (review copy)
  12. Sheep in a Shop by Nancy E. Shaw (personal collection)
  13. Twin Spica, Volume 06 by Kou Yaginuma (library book)
  14. Vacationers From Outer Space by Edward Valfre (personal collection)
  15. Witches Abroad (Discworld, #12) by Terry Pratchett (personal collection)

Currently Reading:

  1. Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani (personal collection)
  2. Blackout by Connie Willis (personal collection)
  3. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster (personal collection)
  4. Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller (review book)
  5. Flirting with Forever by Gwyn Cready (review copy)
  6. Immortal by Gene Doucette (review copy)
  7. Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull (library book)
  8. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
  2. Hollywood Stories by Stephen Schochet
  3. Maneki Neko by Susan Lendroth
  4. My Havana by Rosemary Wells
  5. Secret Letters from 0 to 10 by Susie Morgenstern
  6. The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham by Selina Hastings
  7. Starry Night by Peter Sis

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Comment #1: Monday, December, 12, 2011 at 00:13:20

Niina

Starry Night I liked, I love Galileo's story. :)

You got a nice and busy week! Come see my Monday too! Have a great week!



Comment #2: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 18:36:01

Pussreboots

Starry Night is a good introduction to Galileo for kids.



Comment #3: Monday, December, 12, 2011 at 00:22:10

Brunette Librarian

Flirting with Forever is incredibly cute! Hope you enjoy it!



Comment #4: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 18:44:02

Pussreboots

I am so far. I just need to make the time to finish it.



Comment #5: Monday, December, 12, 2011 at 00:46:50

Sheila (Book Journey)

I have yet to read the Big Stone Gap series of Adrianna's but I hear it is good.



Comment #6: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 18:45:04

Pussreboots

It is very slow but oddly compelling.



Comment #7: Monday, December, 12, 2011 at 08:03:14

Laurel-Rain Snow

Blackout caught my attention...hope you enjoy your reading this week.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #8: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 18:48:20

Pussreboots

Blackout is a chunkster. I'm only reading a few pages a night. But they're very good pages!



Comment #9: Monday, December, 12, 2011 at 08:32:08

Helen Murdoch

You have quite a mix of stuff on your list! Corduroy and other Don Freeman books, Dandelion in particular, were some of my favorites growing up!



Comment #10: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 18:50:38

Pussreboots

I haven't read Dandelion. I will add it to my wishlist.



Comment #11: Monday, December, 12, 2011 at 09:37:47

Melissa Caldwell

We have a copy of Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox and my son LOVES it! He reads it at least once a week! Looks like you have an awesome week ahead of you! Happy Reading!



Comment #12: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 18:54:33

Pussreboots

Isn't it great when a book captivates a child?



Comment #13: Monday, December, 12, 2011 at 09:57:17

carol

My kids finish school on Friday so I have a few more days before they are all home.

Have a great holiday break.



Comment #14: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 18:56:35

Pussreboots

My kids have this week and half of next week before they are off.



Comment #15: Monday, December, 12, 2011 at 12:13:01

LORI/DOLLYCAS

I am happy to have reached my goal of 180 books, your numbers will always continue to amaze me.

Have a wonderful week!!



Comment #16: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 18:58:21

Pussreboots

180 books is impressive. I've had many years where I haven't cleared 100.



Comment #17: Monday, December, 12, 2011 at 14:35:21

Jill

I have faith you can reach your goal. You could try novellas or Christmas books like The Christmas List or the ones written by romance writers, they tend to read really fast. Enjoy your vacation!



Comment #18: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 19:00:43

Pussreboots

I don't think I'd have much luck with romances, even though they're short.



Comment #19: Monday, December, 12, 2011 at 16:32:46

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Maybe I should've counted the books I read with my kids as well - I might have made my goal then!
Enjoy your vacation



Comment #20: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 19:01:36

Pussreboots

I only count them on the first read. But since I spent about half my time reading to my kids, I figured I should count those books.



Comment #21: Monday, December, 12, 2011 at 18:30:00

Mesa

You've read a lot last week! Hex Hall Sounds really good. Nice selection!



Comment #22: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 19:13:38

Pussreboots

Hex Hall is really good.



Comment #23: Monday, December, 12, 2011 at 20:02:02

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)

600 is a lot of books! Even if you don't reach it, you sure got through a ton this year :-)



Comment #24: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 19:14:00

Pussreboots

That's true. Thanks.







Recent posts

Month in review

Reviews
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe by Robert Onopa
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by
Laurie R. King
The Book of Murder by Guillermo Martinez
The Bootlegger's Secret by Michael Springer
The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Crictor by Tomi Ungerer
Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock
Fullmetal Alchemist 12 by Hiromu Arakawa
Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand
Hollywood Stories by Stephen Schochet
In Dog Years, I'd Be Dead by Jim Davis
Just Breeze by Beverly Stowe McClure
Just in Case by Yuyi Morales
Kimchi & Calamari by Rose Kent
Lin Yi's Lantern by Brenda Williams
Maneki Neko by Susan Lendroth
My Havana by Rosemary Wells
Naked Heat by Richard Castle
The Night Train by Kate Wilhelm
Secret Letters from
0 to 10
by Susie Morgenstern
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham by Selina Hastings
See You Soon Moon by Donna Conrad
Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth by Sarah Weeks
Starry Night by Peter Sis
Thanking the Moon by Grace Lin
Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart
True Things (Adults Don't Want Kids to Know) by Jimmy Gownley
The Widow's Season by Lauria Brodie
William Golding by John Carey
xxxHolic 06 by CLAMP

Misc

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (December 26)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (December 19)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (December 12)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (December 05)
On Reading

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