What Are You Reading: March 19, 2012: 03/19/12
The most surprising and rewarding book I read this week was The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau via NetGalley. It's middle grade urban fantasy that's coming out in August. If it comes out in audio, I will get a copy for future car trips. If not, then I will get a copy of the book for my family to read.
I read two picture books with my daughter, Lettice the Flying Rabbit by Mandy Stanley and The Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater. The first is about a curious rabbit who accidentally takes a flight in a remote controlled toy airplane. The second is a sweet book about a girl who is adopted by a baby sea serpent when he lands in her bath tub.
I have stalled again with Mark Tidd in the Backwoods because I've gotten distracted by the fantastic audio version of Shutter Island. I did, however, manage to finish Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull. I've also made nice progress on Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami is coming along at it's 2 chapters a week.
I finished Angelology on Saturday. It never improved but it was never so awful that I wanted to stop either. There's a sequel coming out next year, Angelopolis. I will give the second book a pass. I just don't want to revisit any of the characters again after spending three weeks slogging along with them.
This week I want to finish A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine. Then I plan to start the sequel to Drift House (which I mentioned last week but haven't started yet). I also will start Ruby's Spoon by Anna Lawrence Pietroni.
What about you?
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Comment #1: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 00:34:33
Wow, you read a lot! I haven't started the Maze Runner series yet, although I have the series. My son stole them before I could get to them! Love Son Of Neptune, and all Rick Riordan's books!
Comment #2: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 18:44:03
I'm reading a lot less than I was a year ago. The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials are fast paced but I have to admit I prefer the humor that's mixed into Riordan's books.
Comment #3: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 01:05:46
I'm glad your reading week was so successful!
Wishing you a great reading week!
Comment #4: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 18:48:10
Thank you! Happy reading.
Comment #5: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 02:34:49
Your reading list sounds intriguing.
Here is mine for this week.
Comment #6: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 18:51:23
Thank you. It was a good week of reading.
Comment #7: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 07:23:16
Aren't you the busy, busy reader?! Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?! I'd love to have you stop by!
Comment #8: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 18:55:27
I don't watch a lot of TV and I usually have an audio going while I'm in the car or when I'm cooking.
Comment #9: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 08:56:24
Goodness, can't imagine having enough time for that number of books!
Comment #10: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 18:57:58
I read for about an hour before bed most nights. It adds up.
Comment #11: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 09:25:49
You have a lot going on! Have a good week.
Comment #12: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 18:58:29
Mostly I have school going on but the reading is a nice way to relax before bed. Happy reading.
Comment #13: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:05:43
You always have such interesting titles. Happy Reading!!
Comment #14: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 18:59:00
Thank you for stopping by.
Comment #15: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 06:55:21
Looks like you had a good week! Hope the upcoming one is just as enjoyable.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Comment #16: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 20:38:05
It was a quiet week of reading except for this weekend. I did most of my reading in the last two days.
Comment #17: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 08:04:54
Boy I understand about not wanting to spend more time than necessary with certain characters. There comes a point when it's so hard to finish a book, that you can't even stand the characters.... I got that way with LKH books - couldn't stand ANY of the characters after the last few books that I read.
Nowadays, I just put them aside, if it's taking me too long to read. Depending on the reason it's taking me a long time. Boredom will put the book down. :)
Comment #18: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 20:39:20
Normally I put books aside but it was on audio on my computer. It wasn't taking up any physical space and wasn't due at the library. I listened to it while doing chores and wanted some background noise.
Comment #19: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 08:06:08
I can't say I've read any of those, but I'll be sure to check them out. :) LOL
Comment #20: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 20:41:08
When The Wednesdays comes out in a few months, check that one out! Happy reading.
Comment #21: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:25:06
Shutter Island, the movie, was so good. Spooky! xx
Comment #22: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 20:44:22
Shutter Island the audio is just as spooky as the movie. Even with knowing the ending, it doesn't disappoint.
Comment #23: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 20:39:35
I'm glad you were able to finish Angelology! I think Shutter Island would be fun on audio.
Comment #24: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 20:45:03
Shutter Island is a wonderful audio.
Comment #25: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 21:47:20
That's quite a list! I'm impressed.
Comment #26: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 20:46:14