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What Are You Reading: February 13, 2012: 02/13/12

What Are You Reading?My daughter's home work now includes a section where she has to read to me. So my picture book numbers are back up to where they were last year. She and I read four picture books in the last couple of days.

Wednesday I came down with a fever. I guess it's the flu even though I've had a flu shot for this season. That an a large homework assignment put the damper on my reading for a few days. Saturday and Sunday I put away the homework and decided to read instead. I have a bunch of library books due on Tuesday and I managed to feed them.

Three of the books I finished were graphic novels or manga. Four were picture books I read with my daughter. The rest are tween or YA books. Oh, and there's a novella by Jane Austen.

I would like to finish The Technologist by Matthew Pearl and Robopocalypse. I will certainly finish Withering Tights. This week I will start Bellwether by Connie Willis and try again to start Outside In by Maria V. Snyder.

What about you?

Finished:

  1. Beverly Billingsly Can't Catch by Alexander Stadler (library book)
  2. Captain Whiz-Bang by Diane Stanley (library book)
  3. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (library book)
  4. Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace by Eric Wight (library book)
  5. Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli (library book)
  6. Lady Susan by Jane Austen (library book)
  7. The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds (library book)
  8. Pet Show! by Ezra Jack Keats (library book)
  9. Polly and the Pirates, Volume 1 by Ted Naifeh (library book)
  10. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE: Vol. 17 by CLAMP (library book)
  11. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black
  2. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  3. Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby (personal collection)
  4. The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry) by Siva Vaidhyanathan (personal collection)
  5. Old Man's War by John Scalzi (personal collection)
  6. Robopocalypse (audio) by Daniel H. Wilson (library book)
  7. The Technologists by Matthew Pearl (review copy)
  8. Withering Tights by Louise Rennison (library book)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker (review copy)
  2. Finders Keepers by Russ Colchamiro (review copy)
  3. Life After Joe by Haper Fox (review copy)
  4. Magyk by Angie Sage (personal collection)
  5. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxler (review copy)
  6. The Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex (personal collection)
  7. A Tinfoil Sky by Cyndi Sand-Eveland (review copy)



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Comment #1: Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 22:37:29

Stephanie Campisi

There's a few on that list I'd like to read--Withering Tights and Fairy Bad Day being among them. I struggled with both 1Q84 and Robopocalypse, though.

Best of luck with all the reading. :)



Comment #2: Monday, February 12, 2012 at 15:45:23

Pussreboots

I am reading 1Q84 very slowly and I'm listening to Robopocalypse which helps, I think. Withering Tights is delightful. Fairy Bad Day is good but I haven't been devoting enough time to it.



Comment #3: Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 22:44:00

Brunette Librarian

The flu will get you every time won't it! It's really going around, oye. At least you got some pretty good reading done. I am excited to hear what you thought of Jane Austen's "Lady Susan." I've never read it but have heard interesting things about it :) Get to feeling better!



Comment #4: Monday, February 12, 2012 at 15:48:22

Pussreboots

Lady Susan is an odd little novella. The main character is a bit of a cougar. What annoys me most about the flu, is that I had a flu shot!



Comment #5: Monday, February 13, 2012 at 00:05:16

Sheila (Book Journey)

I am curious about IQ84



Comment #6: Monday, February 12, 2012 at 15:52:00

Pussreboots

1Q84 is well written but long! I'm only reading a couple chapters a week.



Comment #7: Monday, February 13, 2012 at 00:33:53

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

My younger children are required to read aloud every night for school. My older daughter is supposed to be reading The Help for school but she keeps complaining its boring.

Wishing you a great reading week!



Comment #8: Monday, February 12, 2012 at 15:54:03

Pussreboots

I have The Help on my TBR but it's strictly for fun reading.



Comment #9: Monday, February 13, 2012 at 00:54:57

Abbi(gatorade635)

WOW you had a busy week! Hope this week is successful too!



Comment #10: Monday, February 12, 2012 at 15:55:05

Pussreboots

Most of that reading is from Saturday and Sunday when I was in bed trying to recover from the flu.



Comment #11: Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11:59:09

LORI/DOLLYCAS

Sorry you were sick, hopefully you will get caught up on everything soon.



Comment #12: Monday, February 12, 2012 at 15:57:15

Pussreboots

I'm still sick but I am getting better. Thanks.



Comment #13: Monday, February 13, 2012 at 16:23:40

Burgandy Ice

How fun that you keep track of the kids' reading!! :-) I should totally do that. It's tricky keeping up with myself, but maybe something daily? Great idea.



Comment #14: Monday, February 12, 2012 at 15:57:15

Pussreboots

I've been keeping track of what I read since seventh grade. By now it's just a habbit. Online tools like GoodReads or Shelfari make it easier but I do also still have my handwritten list.



Comment #15: Monday, February 13, 2012 at 21:10:22

Lindsey

That's a great idea for your daughter to have to read to you for school! I hope you get to pick a few of the books though! Have a great week and I hope you feel better soon.



Comment #16: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 15:11:10

Pussreboots

I've pretty much stopped picking books for her right now. She has a wide enough range of interests to keep me entertained.



Comment #17: Monday, February 13, 2012 at 21:58:35

IntrovertedJen

I enjoyed The Odyssey when I read it last year. I wished that version had been around when I was wading through it in high school and college. Enjoy your week!



Comment #18: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 15:11:10

Pussreboots

I really like the original version of The Odyssey... rather, I should say the translation of the original! I've now read two graphic novel adaptations. Of those two, I prefer the artwork of Tim Mucci for the "All Action Comics" version.



Comment #19: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 07:18:31

Laurel-Rain Snow

I'm curious about Life After Joe...hope you enjoy your reading.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #20: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 15:16:17

Pussreboots

The main character in Life After Joe was too whiney for my tastes.



Comment #21: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 11:23:15

Esme

I hope that you are feeling better-at least you could read-nothing worse than being too sick to even sit up in bed.



Comment #22: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 15:16:17

Pussreboots

What I really wanted to do was sleep but every time I laid down, I started to cough. With nothing else to do, I read.



Comment #23: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 22:20:00

Yvonne

Enjoy your books and I hope you're feeling better!



Comment #24: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 15:19:22

Pussreboots

I am. I just have a little bit of congestion left but that's a huge improvement.



Comment #25: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 02:30:04

BookJunkieMom (Elisha)

Wow you have quite the list! Enjoy your reading week!
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Comment #26: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 15:20:23

Pussreboots

Thank you. Happy reading.



Comment #27: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 20:01:40

Bonnie

Sorry I'm replying so late - I came down with a bug a few hours after posting my It's Monday... and haven't been online since!

I have seen Withering Tights arond and thought that it looked like a fun read. I hope you enjoy it! :)



Comment #28: Friday, February 17, 2012 at 17:36:00

Pussreboots

No apologies needed. I've been sick too. Withering Tights is a fun read.