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What Are You Reading: March 19, 2012: 03/19/12

What Are You Reading?

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?

Did Not Finish:

  1. The Assault by Brian Falkner (review copy)

Finished:

  1. The Adventures Of Vin Fiz by Clive Cussler (library book)
  2. Angelology (audio) by Danielle Trussoni (library book)
  3. The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen by Geraldine McCaughrean (library book)
  4. Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven 3) by Brandon Mull (personal collection)
  5. Lettice the Flying Rabbit by Mandy Stanley (library book)
  6. The Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater (library book)
  7. The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau (review copy)

Currently Reading:

  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  2. Magician of Hoad by Margaret Mahy (library book)
  3. Mark Tidd in the Backwoods by Clarence Budington Kelland (personal collection)
  4. Old Man's War by John Scalzi (personal collection)
  5. Railsea by China Miéville (review copy)
  6. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (library book)
  7. Shutter Island (audio) by Dennis Lehane (library book)
  8. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  9. A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine (library book)

Reviews Posted:

  1. The Brisket Book by Stephanie Pierson (review copy)
  2. Dog Days by Dave Ihlenfeld (library book)
  3. Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller (review copy)
  4. Finish Line by James Ross (review copy)
  5. Huntington, West Viginia "On the Fly" by Harvey Pekar (library book)
  6. The Wrong House by Stephen Jacobs (library book)



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Comment #1: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 00:34:33

Jenny

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

Pussreboots

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

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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

Pussreboots

Thank you! Happy reading.



Comment #5: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 02:34:49

Melissa Wiebe

Your reading list sounds intriguing.

Here is mine for this week.



Comment #6: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 18:51:23

Pussreboots

Thank you. It was a good week of reading.



Comment #7: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 07:23:16

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

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

Pussreboots

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

Faith Hope & Cherrytea

Goodness, can't imagine having enough time for that number of books!
Good for you to complete that many reviews on top of the reading :))
Have a great week ! and thx for the FHC visit ")



Comment #10: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 18:57:58

Pussreboots

I read for about an hour before bed most nights. It adds up.



Comment #11: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 09:25:49

Mystica

You have a lot going on! Have a good week.



Comment #12: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 18:58:29

Pussreboots

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

LORI/DOLLYCAS

You always have such interesting titles. Happy Reading!!



Comment #14: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 18:59:00

Pussreboots

Thank you for stopping by.



Comment #15: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 06:55:21

Laurel-Rain Snow

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

Pussreboots

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

Mardel

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

Pussreboots

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

Kah cherub

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

Pussreboots

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

Wendy

Shutter Island, the movie, was so good. Spooky! xx



Comment #22: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 20:44:22

Pussreboots

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

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)

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

Pussreboots

Shutter Island is a wonderful audio.



Comment #25: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 21:47:20

Michelle

That's quite a list! I'm impressed.



Comment #26: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 20:46:14

Pussreboots

Thank you.