What Are You Reading: March 12, 2012: 03/12/12
With my daughter reading on her own, my picture book reads have dropped off significantly. I read three this week because they were on my wishlist. My favorite read this week was From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (audio) by E.L. Konigsburg, which we listened to on our day-trip to Shasta Lake.
I have started up again on Mark Tidd in the Backwoods. I've gotten about fifty or so pages further in it. The other TBR shelf books, though are coming along nicely: Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan, Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull, and, 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.
I would really like to finish listening to Angelology. I'm having a lot of trouble with the book. The performance is bland and the book is nonsensical in places. There's a flashback with Sr. Celestine before she was a nun where she is going through her mentor's "secret files" that is a straight up rip off of a much better scene in From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I will listen to the halfway point and then decide if the last half is worth the time and effort.
I also want to finish Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull and The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen by Geraldine McCaughrean. Then I want to start A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine and the sequel to Drift House.
What about you?
Comment #1: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:47:40
Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
Wow! What a large number of books to choose from! Good for you!
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Comment #2: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 19:50:04
It's just a small selection from the massive TBR and library piles.
Comment #3: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:50:15
You had a good week even if you are fighting your way through a book. I hate it when that happens. :)
Comment #4: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 19:52:05
The reason I'm sticking with Angelology is because it's on my computer. So there's no due date and it's not taking up shelf space. Otherwise I probably would have already given up.
Comment #5: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 12:56:00
Oh, I absolutely love Judith Viorst's Alexander books. My favorite was The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Comment #6: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 19:52:05
That one is my favorite too.
Comment #7: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 13:40:20
Have a fab week! See what I'm reading here. Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx
Comment #8: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 19:57:34
Thank you. Same to you.
Comment #9: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 13:45:59
I have Angelology on my TBR stack somewhere. Your comments haven't encouraged me to move it closer to the top. I did enjoy Old Man's War by John Scalzi. I read his YA Zoe's Tale first and then just devoured the adult trilogy.
Comment #10: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 19:58:34
Oh dear! Sorry. Speaking of Scalzi, have you read Agent to the Stars? It's a fun read.
Comment #11: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 14:18:53
Wow, that is quite the list of books! Happy Reading!
Comment #12: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 20:00:41
It is, although when I was reading picture books with my daughter it was an even longer list!
Comment #13: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 19:49:04
Interesting lists of books! The School of Cats sounds really good.
Comment #14: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 20:01:49
The School of Cats is cute but strange. I'll get a review posted soon.
Comment #15: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 20:49:27
The Voluptuous Tale of Peanut Butter and Jam has been on my reading list for ages. I hope I catch your review. Angelolgy sounds like a book I should pass up. As always, your stack looks interesting. Happy reading!
Comment #16: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 20:02:04
If you have to pick only one of those books, go with The Voluptious Tale of Peanut Butter and Jam.
Comment #17: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 21:37:29
How are you liking 1Q84? I've heard mixed reactions.
Comment #18: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 20:04:13
I am enjoying it. It's Japanese literary fiction and perhaps not as western friendly as some of his shorter works. I'm reading one or two chapters a week, not because it's confusing or boring, but because I'm savoring it.
Comment #19: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 00:30:55
Wow! What a lot of books. I am lucky if I can get 3 book reviews each week.
Have a great week. And thank you for dropping by my blog.
Comment #20: Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 22:21:20
I have a lot of reviews prewritten so I have something to post even if I don't have time to write a review that day.
Comment #21: Tuesday, March, 13 2012 at 00:35:15
Looks like a fun week! Hope you are able to finish the books you want to! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Comment #22: Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 22:24:03
Thank you! I had a good week of reading.
Comment #23: Saturday, March, 17 2012 at 16:20:54
Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text) www.bibliosaurustext.com
I liked Angelology pretty well, but I read it. A bad audiobook narrator can really hurt the story, and I like being able to flip back and forth in a book when the time isn't linear. Hope it gets better for you!
Comment #24: Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 22:25:02
Maybe it would have been better in print form. It would have been easier to skip the numerous repeated scenes, for one. I finished the audio yesterday and while I did enjoy getting back to the present I can't say I liked the book.