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Reviews
All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo
And Then There Were Gnomes by Colleen AF Venable
Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird
A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel
Beachcombing by Maggie Dana
The Bora-Bora Dress by Carole Lexa Schaefer
Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
Elsie's Bird by Jane Yolen
Expletive Deleted by Ruth Wajnryb
Fullmetal Alchemist 16 by Hiromu Arakawa
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
The Glass Collector by Anna Perera
The Happy Hippopotami by Bill Martin Jr.
Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon by Suzy Kline
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Meeow and the Pots and Pans by Sebastien Braun
Pigs Make Me Sneeze by Mo Willems
Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin by Victoria Kann
Railsea by China Miéville
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C Stead
Silent Music by James Rumford
So, What's It Like to Be a Cat? by Karla Kuskin
Steadfast Castle by Michael Swanwick
A Study in Scarlet by Ian Edginton
The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
Through the Triangle by CP Stewart
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 02 by CLAMP
Twin Spica 04 by Kou Yaginuma
Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf
xxxHolic 09 by CLAMP

What Am I Reading
May 07, 2012
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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish


Comments for May in Review

May in Review: 05/31/12

    Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

    Five Star books:

  1. The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo
  2. Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird
  3. A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel
  4. Beachcombing by Maggie Dana
  5. Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
  6. Fullmetal Alchemist 16 by Hiromu Arakawa
  7. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
  8. Pigs Make Me Sneeze by Mo Willems
  9. Silent Music by James Rumford
  10. Steadfast Castle by Michael Swanwick
  11. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
  12. Twin Spica 04 by Kou Yaginuma
  13. xxxHolic 09 by CLAMP

    Four Star books

  1. All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John
  2. Expletive Deleted by Ruth Wajnryb
  3. Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon (audio) by Suzy Kline
  4. Meeow and the Pots and Pans by Sebastien Braun
  5. Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin by Victoria Kann
  6. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C Stead
  7. So, What's It Like to Be a Cat? by Karla Kuskin
  8. Through the Triangle by CP Stewart

    Three Star books

  1. The Bora-Bora Dress by Carole Lexa Schaefer
  2. Elsie's Bird by Jane Yolen
  3. The Happy Hippopotami by Bill Martin Jr.
  4. Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  5. A Study in Scarlet by Ian Edginton
  6. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 02 by CLAMP
    Two Star books
  1. And Then There Were Gnomes by Colleen AF Venable
  2. Railsea by China Miéville
  3. The Glass Collector by Anna Perera

    One Star books

  1. Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf

Books by Age

Books by Source

Books by Age Group

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection
  1. Amulet, Book 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi
  2. The Cereal Murders (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson
  3. Deadly Décisions by Kathy Reichs
  4. Island Sting by Bonnie J. Doerr
  5. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
  6. Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
  7. Watchlist: A Serial Thriller (audio) by Jeffery Deaver (et al)
    Library book
  1. 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts by Kevlin Henney
  2. Blackout by John Rocco
  3. The Digital Diet by Andrew Churches
  4. Diners, Bowling Alleys, And Trailer Parks by Andrew Hurley
  5. Gem by Holly Hobbie
  6. Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa
  7. How Much Is a Million? by David M. Schwartz
  8. How to Potty Train Your Monster by Kelly DiPucchio
  9. I'm a Shark by Bob Shea
  10. Library Wars: Love & War 1 by Kiiro Yumi
  11. Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton
  12. My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day
  13. Natural History by Justina Robson
  14. On the Beach (audio) by Nevil Shute
  15. The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children by Davida Adedjouma
  16. People of Darkness (audio) by Tony Hillerman
  17. The Rules for Hearts by Sara Ryan
  18. Seeking Sara Summers by Susan Gabriel
  19. Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
  20. Tumford the Terrible by Nancy Tillman
  21. The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare
  22. What's a Ghoul to Do? by Victoria Laurie
  23. Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your...Brains by Ryan Mecum
    Review copy
  1. 101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic ... but Didn't! by Tim Maltin

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Comment #1: Thursday, May, 31, 2012 at 20:40:02

Freda

I loved The Girl who Circumnaviagted Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Check out this one. It's a short story of it.



Comment #2: Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:30:04

Pussreboots

I have a copy of it saved to read later. Right now I'm concentrating on her older novels.