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What Are You Reading: February 13, 2012: 02/13/12
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?
Comment #1: Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 22:37:29
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
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
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
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
I am curious about IQ84
Comment #6: Monday, February 12, 2012 at 15:52:00
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
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
I have The Help on my TBR but it's strictly for fun reading.
Comment #9: Monday, February 13, 2012 at 00:54:57
WOW you had a busy week! Hope this week is successful too!
Comment #10: Monday, February 12, 2012 at 15:55:05
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
Sorry you were sick, hopefully you will get caught up on everything soon.
Comment #12: Monday, February 12, 2012 at 15:57:15
I'm still sick but I am getting better. Thanks.
Comment #13: Monday, February 13, 2012 at 16:23:40
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
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
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
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
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
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
I'm curious about Life After Joe...hope you enjoy your reading.
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Comment #20: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 15:16:17
The main character in Life After Joe was too whiney for my tastes.
Comment #21: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 11:23:15
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
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
Enjoy your books and I hope you're feeling better!
Comment #24: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 15:19:22
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
Wow you have quite the list! Enjoy your reading week!
Comment #26: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 15:20:23
Thank you. Happy reading.
Comment #27: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 20:01:40
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
No apologies needed. I've been sick too. Withering Tights is a fun read.