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What Are You Reading: December 19, 2011: 12/19/11

What Are You Reading?

I am officially on vacation. Spring semester doesn't start until the end of January. In between culling my bookshelves and doing a massive decluttering of my house, I am also reading. I got through many of the library books that have been sitting patiently for me to get done with school.

I finally finished Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani. I liked the ending but I'm not inspired to read any more books in that series right now.

Last week I was worrying that I wouldn't finish my GoodReads Challenge. I was wrong. I finished early! Please read my post about how I accomplished such a high goal.

Up next: I still want to start Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby. I plan to start Outside In by Maria V. Snyder. I also have a huge pile of picture books to read with my daughter. She actually read me two of them in the car but I'll add them to next week's list.

Did Not Finish:

  1. A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files (review copy)
  2. Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa (library book)

Finished Last Week:

  1. The Arctic Marauder by Jacques Tardi (libary book)
  2. Ballet School by Sierra Harimann (personal collection)
  3. Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani (personal collection)
  4. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster (personal collection)
  5. Empire State: A Love Story (or Not) by Jason Shiga (library book)
  6. Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller (review book)
  7. Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson (audio) (personal collection)
  8. Flight by Sherman Alexie (library book)
  9. Hannah's Bookmobile Christmas by Sally Derby (library book)
  10. Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch (library book)
  11. Hot Rod Hamster! by Cynthia Lord (library book)
  12. I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs (library book)
  13. Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman (audio) (library book)
  14. The Lowdown on Denim by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (review copy)
  15. Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer (library book)
  16. Mr. Ouchy's First Day by B.G. Hennessy (library book)
  17. One Of Those Days by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (library book)
  18. Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott (personal collection)
  19. Perfect Shot by Debbie Rigaud (library book)
  20. Pssst! by Adam Rex (library book)
  21. Stitches by David Small (library book)
  22. The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. Blackout by Connie Willis (personal collection)
  2. Blood Lure by Nevada Barr (personal collection)
  3. Drift House by Dale Peck (audio) (library book)
  4. Flirting with Forever by Gwyn Cready (review copy)
  5. Immortal by Gene Doucette (review copy)
  6. Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull (library book)
  7. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe by Robert Onopa
  2. Crictor by Tomi Ungerer
  3. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 12 by Hiromu Arakawa
  4. Kimchi & Calamari by Rose Kent
  5. The Night Train by Kate Wilhelm
  6. Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth by Sarah Weeks
  7. The Widow's Season by Laura Brodie

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Comment #1: Monday, December, 19, 2011 at 20:33:55

Kathy Martin http://inside-dog.blogspot.com

I really envy you your vacation. I work through the 22nd and start again on the 3rd. That isn't near enough time to read what I want to read. I am going to fall short of my GoodReads challenge unless something miraculous happens.



Comment #2: Monday, December 19, 2011 at 23:25:03

Pussreboots

This is my last year of a vacation. I hope next year to be gainfully employed. Picture books or other short fiction can help you reach your GoodReads goal.



Comment #3: Monday, December, 19, 2011 at 21:17:36

Vasilly

Congratulations on reaching your goal! I can't wait to read your thoughts on The Storm in the Barn. I thought it was lovely. Happy reading!



Comment #4: Monday, December 19, 2011 at 23:27:11

Pussreboots

The Storm in the Barn was delightful. I will get it reviewed as soon as I can but I have a huge backlog of reviews to post.



Comment #5: Monday, December, 19, 2011 at 21:18:35

Christina T

I've been wanting to try Adriana Trigiani's books. I've heard good things about her writing. I hope you enjoy your time off! Happy holidays and thanks for stopping by my blog :)



Comment #6: Monday, December 19, 2011 at 23:30:11

Pussreboots

I have one more Adriana Trigiani book to read, Viola. I am enjoying my time off, although I hope next year to have a job! Happy Holidays.



Comment #7: Monday, December, 19, 2011 at 21:57:35

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)

Huge congrats on finishing your Goodreads challenge!



Comment #8: Monday, December 19, 2011 at 23:34:15

Pussreboots

Thank you! Happy reading.



Comment #9: Monday, December, 19, 2011 at 22:26:28

Sheila (Book Journey)

Looks like an incredible list of books. Enjoy your vacation - mine comes up in January :)



Comment #10: Monday, December 19, 2011 at 23:35:22

Pussreboots

It's a long list of books, even for me. Enjoy your vacation in January.



Comment #11: Monday, December, 19, 2011 at 22:35:44

Yvonne

You did great! I hope you're having a great vacation!



Comment #12: Monday, December 19, 2011 at 23:36:

Pussreboots

I am keeping busy, trying to get my home decluttered. It's going more slowly than I'd like.



Comment #13: Tuesday, December, 20, 2011 at 04:29:25

Leeswammes (Judith)

Wonderful you have such a long vacation! I hope you get lots of reading done.

I love the Big Stone Gap series, read them all.



Comment #14: Monday, December 26, 2011 at 11:55:42

Pussreboots

I caught a cold. I haven't read any thing.



Comment #15: Tuesday, December, 20, 2011 at 06:52:36

Deb Nance ar Readerbuzz

Wow! It sounds like you are on a reading vacation! You read twenty-two books last week? Amazing!



Comment #16: Monday, December 26, 2011 at 11:56:05

Pussreboots

This week, though, not so much.



Comment #17: Tuesday, December, 20, 2011 at 08:50:23

Laurel-Rain Snow

The Widow's Season has piqued my interest. Enjoy your reads...and your holiday off.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #18: Monday, December 26, 2011 at 11:58:58

Pussreboots

Thanks. Unfortunately right after I made last week's post, I caught a cold.



Comment #19: Tuesday, December, 20, 2011 at 10:13:40

Cana Elene

Congrats on getting caught up! I'm way behind and wish I'd get a vacation to catch up :)



Comment #20: Monday, December 26, 2011 at 12:01:01

Pussreboots

I haven't caught up now than I'm vacation. I've caught a cold instead.



Comment #21: Wednesday, December, 21, 2011 at 04:36:00

Mardel

I read one Connie Willis book a long time ago - I think it was the Doomsday book....maybe. one of the characters ended up in midevil times during or right before the plague...or something like that. It was a long time ago, so my memory might be off, but I do remember I enjoyed it. So, I'm wondering how Black Out is going to be. I saw it in the store the other day, and thought about buying it. Time travel isn't usually my first choice though. So of course, I'd love to see what you think of it.

I see you're still reading tons of books, too. Amazing. Have a great Holiday - and of course Happy Reading! :)



Comment #22: Monday, December 26, 2011 at 12:03:43

Pussreboots

That's the Doomsday Book. The one I'm reading is also set in the same universe.



Comment #23: Wednesday, December, 21, 2011 at 05:13:16

Mai Lene

Wow, you have read a lot. Impressive!



Comment #24: Monday, December 26, 2011 at 12:05:51

Pussreboots

Thanks. This week, though, not so many!

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