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What Are You Reading: January 16, 2012: 01/16/12

What Are You Reading?

I'm feeling better. The kids are back in school but I'm not yet. So I'm spending some of my spare time reading. Although my goal is to read a greater portion of longer books I'm still reading at last year's pace. I'm sure this will slow down when school starts for me. It certainly will once I find a job — another goal for this year.

I finally finished Red Glove and am eagerly awaiting the third book. I am completely sucked into the Curse Workers series by Holly Black.

At long last I'm reading Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby. It's hilarious. Why didn't I start it sooner?

I found This Perfect Day by Ira Levin in my car of all places. So I'm back to reading it. I would like to finish it this week.

Except for one book which I'm still waiting for, I've finished my CYBILS reading. I will review the books after the winners are announced on February 12th.

Did Not Finish:

  1. The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories by Alberto Manguel (library book)
  2. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond (library book)

Finished:

  1. E-mergency! by Tom Lichtenheld (library book)
  2. Heat Rises by Richard Castle (personal collection)
  3. Home by Marilynne Robinson (personal collection)
  4. The Hotel Under the Sand by Kage Baker (library book)
  5. Into the Unknown by Stewart Ross by Stewart Ross (read for Cybils)
  6. Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (library book)
  7. Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (library book)
  8. The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon by Carla Killough McClafferty (read for Cybils)
  9. No by Claudia Rueda (library book)
  10. Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade (personal collection)
  11. Red Glove by Holly Black (library book)
  12. Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton (library book)
  13. A Tinfoil Sky by Cyndi Sand-Eveland (review copy)
  14. Unraveling Freedom by Ann Bausum (read for Cybils)
  15. Wow! School! by Robert Neubecker (library book)
  16. xxxHolic Volume 18 by CLAMP (personal collection)

Currently Reading:

  1. 0.4 by Mike A. Lancaster (library book)
  2. Catering to Nobody (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson (library book)
  3. Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby (personal collection)
  4. Magyk by Angie Sage (personal collection)
  5. My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer by Jennifer Gennari (review copy)
  6. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (personal collection)
  7. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (personal collection)
  8. Wonderstruck by Bran Selznick (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Advances in Modern Chemotherapy by Michael Alexander (personal collection)
  2. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 13 by Hiramu Arakawa (library book)
  3. How Seosiris Lost the Favor of the King by James L. Cambias (personal collection)
  4. The Secret of Ka by Christopher Pike (review copy)
  5. Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle Volume 01 by CLAMP (library book)
  6. Why the Crazy Old Lady Goes Up the Mountain by Michael Libling (personal collection)
  7. xxxHolic Volume 07 by CLAMP (library book)



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Comment #1: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 16:48:24

pamela

WOW!! You were certainly very busy last week!! Happy Reading :)



Comment #2: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 22:51:04

Pussreboots

Thanks. I've been reading for fun with my morning coffee, something I can't do when I'm school.



Comment #3: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 17:00:02

Michelle

I have fallen in love with Holly Black's writing and cannot wait for the next book in the series either. So many good books being released this year!



Comment #4: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 22:53:10

Pussreboots

I am hoping to be a little more current with my reading this year.



Comment #5: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 17:50:26

Laurel-Rain Snow

Thanks for sharing...I still want to check out This Perfect Day. I'll be watching for your review.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #6: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 22:54:15

Pussreboots

I'm reading This Perfect Day slowly. But it's classic Levin.



Comment #7: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 18:22:40

Yvonne

Glad you are feeling better! You have a lot of interesting books on your list. I love Sophie Kinsella's books and I have Remember Me? I hope you're enjoying it.



Comment #8: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 22:56:22

Pussreboots

Remember Me? is a good balance between funny and touching. I might focus on finishing it this week just to see how it all turns out.



Comment #9: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 19:48:44

Helen Murdoch

I have never read anything by Holly Black, but I hear good things. You've had a great reading week!



Comment #10: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 22:58:34

Pussreboots

The Curse Worker books are an interesting take on organized crime, politics and magic.



Comment #11: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 21:22:18

RAnn

Quite a long list.



Comment #12: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 23:00:12

Pussreboots

Yes but I'm on vacation so my usual homework time is being spent reading for fun.



Comment #13: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 21:40:14

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

I can't wait til my kids go back to school in 3 weeks!
Have a great reading week!



Comment #14: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 23:01:14

Pussreboots

Wow. Long vacation for them!



Comment #15: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 22:11:30

MarthaE

Glad you are feeling better. Looks like you are doing good in reading. Now I am really interested in Fairy Bad Day!
Enjoy your week.



Comment #16: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 23:02:21

Pussreboots

I've read all of Ashby's books. She's one of my favorite new authors.



Comment #17: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 22:40:51

IntrovertedJen

I really enjoyed Magyk, and I love the title of Fairy Bad Day! Enjoy your week!



Comment #18: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 23:03:24

Pussreboots

I am enjoying Magyk as well. I can sort of see where the plot is going but I'm having fun reading it. Fairy Bad Day is good too.



Comment #19: Tuesday, January, 17, 2012 at 05:38:36

Karen

I heard that Home is very good. I fancied reading that.

Glad you are feeling better. I am back at school too and expect a reading slow down. It definitely slowed down during my first term before Christmas.



Comment #20: Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 21:28:53

Pussreboots

School starts for me on Wedesday. My reading's about to slow dramatically.