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What Are You Reading: January 09, 2012: 01/09/12

This post represents two weeks of reading instead of one.

What Are You Reading?

I had a nice trip with my family but we all came home with some sort of stomach bug. Being ill has put me in a bid of a blue mood, so I'm trying to read more light-hearted things right now.

Red Glove I mentioned last time as being on hold. That's no longer the case. I'm back to reading it. I have found another copy at the library and am now about half way through the book.

I still want to start Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby. I know, I've been saying that for weeks. I decided to start Wonderstruck first. Also on my to read soon pile is Queen of the the Dead, plus a bunch of library books I put on hold before the holidays.

I would also like to finish This Perfect Day by Ira Levin. Unfortunately I misplaced it over the holidays!

Along with my usual mixture of reading, I have the CYBILS nonfiction middle grade / YA finalists to read. I can't tell you about the books until the winner is announced on Valentine's day. So stay tuned.

Finished:

  1. Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming (read for Cybils)
  2. Blackout by Connie Willis (personal collection)
  3. Croak by Gina Damico (review copy)
  4. Drift House (audio) by Dale Peck (personal collection)
  5. Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin (library book)
  6. Flirting with Forever by Gwyn Cready (review copy)
  7. Gay Men Don't Get Fat by Simon Doonan (review copy)
  8. If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Joffe Numeroff (personal collection)
  9. Immortal by Gene Doucette (review copy)
  10. The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin (read for Cybils)
  11. Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull (library book)
  12. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (library book)
  13. A Study in Scarlet by Ian Edginton (library book)
  14. Twin Spica, Volume 07 by Kou Yaginuma (library book)
  15. Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. Catering to Nobody (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson (library book)
  2. Heat Rises by Richard Castle (personal collection)
  3. Home by Marilynne Robinson (personal collection)
  4. Magyk by Angie Sage (personal collection)
  5. Red Glove by Holly Black (library book)
  6. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer (library book)
  2. Clementine's Letter by Sara Pennypacker (library book)
  3. Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock (library book)
  4. Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson (personal collection)
  5. Frost Moon by Anthony Francis (review copy)
  6. Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand (library book)
  7. Ghosts for Breakfast by Stanley Todd Terasaki (library book)
  8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (personal collection)
  9. Just Breeze by Beverly Stowe McClure (review copy)
  10. Naked Heat by Richard Castle (personal collection)
  11. Rebecca's World by Terry Nation (library book)
  12. Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart (library book)
  13. The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker (library book)
  14. Yotsuba&! Volume 2 by Kiyohiko Azuma (personal collection)



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Comment #1: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 02:13:21

Sarah

Wow, you sure got through a lot in two weeks! The Castle books are fun tie ins to the tv series- a nice way to get the Castle fix when there aren't new episodes to watch.



Comment #2: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 09:40:21

Pussreboots

The Castle books are certainly fun. I've read all of them except for the graphic novel. I'm planning on reading the graphic novel too.



Comment #3: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 02:31:21

Mystica

A busy week ahead of you. Enjoy them all.



Comment #4: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 09:43:23

Pussreboots

Thank you. Happy reading.



Comment #5: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 03:54:12

Vicki

Looks like you've been busy! I hope everyone is feeling better!



Comment #6: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 09:45:35

Pussreboots

We're all better. Thanks for asking!



Comment #7: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 04:21:37

kell smurthwaite

Some great choices there!

Here are all my Monday book posts:
Its Monday, What Are You Reading?
Cover Crazy
Musing Monday



Comment #8: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 09:47:42

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #9: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 08:06:48

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Wow! Even if this is for two weeks, it's a pretty impressive list!

Here is my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!



Comment #10: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 09:48:08

Pussreboots

Thanks. Many of the books were ones I've been working on for about a month.



Comment #11: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 09:24:29

Brunette Librarian

I've never read a Richard Castle book, but I LOVE the show. People really like the books, I have got to try 'em! :) Have a great reading week!



Comment #12: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 09:49:32

Pussreboots

I'll be honest, the show is better than the books. But the books are still fun.



Comment #13: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 10:28:13

Laurel-Rain Snow

I have enjoyed some Marilynne Robinson books...Home was wonderful!

Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST and MY WEBSITE



Comment #14: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 09:50:02

Pussreboots

I read Housekeeping when it first came out. This year I'd like to read her other books.



Comment #15: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 10:33:01

Majanka

Even though it's two weeks, you sure managed to read A LOT. I heard a lot of good things about Magyk and hope you enjoy it as well. It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



Comment #16: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 09:53:03

Pussreboots

Magyk is really good so far. I need to get back to reading it.



Comment #17: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 11:11:59

LORI/DOLLYCAS

We had a bug around the holidays too, glad you are feeling better.

Wonderful reading happening here. Hope you find the misplaced book soon.



Comment #18: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 09:55:11

Pussreboots

I'm fairly certain that it's in my living room. It will probably show up when I straighten up the room this afternoon.



Comment #19: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 13:36:01

Aleksandra

Wow, great books! Some of them I've read & loved & some are on my tbr list!

I hope you'll all get better soon!!!

Happy reading!

Oh, and Happy New Year, too!



Comment #20: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 13:29:33

Pussreboots

Seems like we have similar reading plans. We're all better, just a little tired. Happy reading.



Comment #21: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 13:48:55

Leeswammes (Judith)

I hope you'll find your book back! I 'lost' my library card over the weekend and I felt lost! Luckily it showed up again today. Phew! Happy reading!



Comment #22: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 13:33:34

Pussreboots

I'd be frantic if I lost my library card. I'll find the book as soon as I do a proper straightening of the living room.



Comment #23: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 14:24:26

Tara

What an ambitious reading plan! What did you think of the Benedict Arnold book?



Comment #24: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 13:35:42

Pussreboots

It's not really a plan. More like guidelines. The only ones I have to finish are the CYBILS books. Sadly I can't tell you what I think of the Benedict Arnold book until after the winner is announced. I'm a finalist judge and sworn to secrecy.



Comment #25: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 16:02:21

Kate @ Kate's Book Life

Is it bad that out of your long list of books I have only heard of The Hunger Games?



Comment #26: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 13:40:00

Pussreboots

Not at all! It just means we have different reading tastes.



Comment #27: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 20:17:24

Shonda

I love the title If You Give a Dog a Donut! I had no idea more books had been added to the series. I love The Snowy Day! You had a great two weeks worth of reading!



Comment #28: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 21:21:21

Pussreboots

I didn't know about If You Give a Dog a Donut either until my daughter told me. She requested it for Christmas.



Comment #29: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 20:23:32

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)

I absolutely loved Red Glove, so I hope you're enjoying it as well!



Comment #30: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 21:22:23

Pussreboots

I am enjoying Red Glove. I'm glad I got it back from the library.



Comment #31: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 21:03:24

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Hope you are all feeling better by now. You have an impressive reading list.



Comment #32: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 21:23:25

Pussreboots

We are; thanks for asking.



Comment #33: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 21:21:41

Kah_cherub

Well, you've certainly done much more with your two weeks than I did. LOL congrats!



Comment #34: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 21:24:12

Pussreboots

Mostly I finished books I'd been reading for a month or more.



Comment #35: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 21:52:25

Yvonne

What a great list! I have to get back to the Diane Mott Davidson books. Also, the Richard Castle series.

Hope you have a great week.



Comment #36: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 21:25:15

Pussreboots

I want to get back to listening to Catering to Nobody. I sort of abandoned it over the holidays. I just finished Heat Rises tonight.



Comment #37: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 23:16:07

Megan

I have The Hunger Games on my tbr list. Hope you have a wonderful week of reading!



Comment #38: Monday, January 09, 2012 at 21:27:31

Pussreboots

Thank you! Happy reading.



Comment #39: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 02:24:33

:) Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

Wow you got a lot done in just two weeks!
I hope you're enjoying your current reads



Comment #40: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 09:54:22

Pussreboots

Thanks. I am enjoying my current books.



Comment #41: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 03:04:17

Kylie

Looks like a great week! Thanks for visiting my blog!



Comment #42: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 09:55:30

Pussreboots

You're welcome. Happy reading.



Comment #43: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 05:45:36

Gina, a book dragon

thanks for visiting!

love your list, I've got some of these in my library or on my wish list



Comment #44: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 09:56:54

Pussreboots

I hope you get to your wishlist books soon. Happy reading.



Comment #45: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 06:40:58

carol

Have a great reading week :)



Comment #46: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 09:57:04

Pussreboots

Thank you. Same to you.



Comment #47: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 00:47:27

the1stdaughter

I've had Extraordinary on my shelves for some time. I'm wondering how you liked it? And yay! for Holly Black on your list!

Thanks for stopping by my site earlier! Have a fabulous reading week!



Comment #48: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 09:58:04

Pussreboots

Extraordinary is one of the most interesting urban fantasy books I've read. Bump it up to the top of your TBR.



Comment #49: Wednesday, January, 11, 2012 at 22:33:05

bookmagic

Wow, you have read a lot of books. I wish i could read that fast!



Comment #50: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 22:27:23

Pussreboots

It was two weeks of reading.



Comment #51: Sunday, January, 15, 2012 at 16:24:55

MarthaE

Wow - you did accomplish a lot. Lots of reading and reviews. I am a week behind visiting. Maybe I'll be earlier for tomorrow's post. :-)



Comment #52: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 22:28:02

Pussreboots

I'm on vacation and I'm listening to audios while I do my chores.