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What Are You Reading: May 14, 2012: 05/13/12

What Are You Reading?

Everything is turned in. I get hooded on Saturday! Now I'm just trying to get ready for the big day, so I haven't been reading loads and loads.

My favorite read last week was The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson. I know the series has reached it's logical conclusion but I'd love to revisit the characters. Oliver was such an interesting addition and I want to know more about his story.

My current car audio book is The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (audio) edited by John Joseph Adams. The stories are a lot of fun but boy does Adams love to babble in between the stories. Each story has its own long introduction. I get it — he loves Sherlock Holmes and had fun on the project but sheesh — this audio collection could be half the length (9 CDs instead of 18) without all his babbling.

My goal this week is to finish Island Sting by Bonnie J. Doerr and then get started on Amulet 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi.

What about you?

Finished:

  1. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson (personal collection)
  2. Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos (personal collection)
  3. My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day (library book)
  4. Watchlist: A Serial Thriller (audio) by Jeffery Deaver (personal collection)
  5. The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. 101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic . . . but Didn't! by Tim Maltin (review copy)
  2. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  3. Body and Soul by Stacey Kade (personal collection)
  4. Bride of the Rat God by Barbara Hambly (review copy)
  5. Deadly Décisions by Kathy Reichs (personal collection)
  6. Diners, Bowling Alleys, And Trailer Parks by Andrew Hurley (library book)
  7. The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (audio) edited by John Joseph Adams (personal collection)
  8. Island Sting by Bonnie J. Doerr (personal collection)
  9. On the Beach (audio) by Nevil Shute (library book)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 16 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  2. The Happy Hippopotami by Bill Martin Jr. (library book)
  3. Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon by Suzy Kline (personal collection)
  4. Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (library book)
  5. Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle Volume 02 by CLAMP (library book)
  6. Twin Spica Volume 04 by Kou Yaginuma (library book)
  7. xxxHolic Volume 09 by CLAMP (library book)

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Comment #1: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 01:57:12

Jennifer

I need to read The Last Little Blue Envelope. I loved book one! Hopping thru on Monday's WAUR. Come see What I'm Reading Have a great week!



Comment #2: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:01:15

Pussreboots

Move The Last Little Blue Envelope up to the top of your TBR. It's a lovely book.



Comment #3: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 02:16:22

Melissa W.

Interesting list of books you are currently reading. Hope you have a good week and thanks for dropping by.



Comment #4: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:04:21

Pussreboots

Thank you. It's going to be mostly a week of late spring cleaning to get ready for house guests.



Comment #5: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 02:20:15

Louisa

Oh, I really need to read The Last Little Blue Envelope! The first was so good! And Body and Soul, and that series! It looks so good! Hope you enjoy your books! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!



Comment #6: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:05:22

Pussreboots

Yes... should read The Last Little Blue Envelope. The Ghost and the Goth series ended up being much better than I thought the premise sounded.



Comment #7: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 02:22:48

Book Snob Wannabe

Congrats on graduation! Thanks for stopping by my blog!



Comment #8: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:09:22

Pussreboots

Thank you! Now I just need to find a job!



Comment #9: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 08:03:27

Sheila (Book Journey)

LOVE that you loved the Maureen Johnson book. That is soooo cool!



Comment #10: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:10:09

Pussreboots

Yay!



Comment #11: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 08:51:44

Kristin @ Always With a Book

I recently started reading the Kathy Reichs Temperance Brennan series. I love the tv show Bones and the first book in the series was pretty good.

Have a great week!



Comment #12: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:18:02

Pussreboots

I like the goofier TV series over the books, but I have a bunch of them on hand, so I'm reading them.



Comment #13: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:26:40

Crystal @ I Totally Paused!

I've heard good things about the Blue Envelope series, it's on my TBR list!



Comment #14: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:23:30

Pussreboots

Move the series to the top of your TBR. They are lovely books.



Comment #15: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:53:55

LORI/DOLLYCAS

I know what you mean about wanting to revisit characters, some are just too good to let go.

See you next week!



Comment #16: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:25:05

Pussreboots

Thank you for stopping by.



Comment #17: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:03:13

Kah cherub

My Invisible Boyfriend sounds pretty funny. :)



Comment #18: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:27:10

Pussreboots

It was a cute book.



Comment #19: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 19:57:43

Lindsey

That's so funny that the narrator rambles in between your Sherlock Holmes stories. It's much easier to deal with when you have a physical book - you can just flip ahead!



Comment #20: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11:46:59

Pussreboots

It's not really a problem. I have a track skipping option on my steering wheel. It's just a waste of CDs and in print form, paper. Because the introductions to each story are boring and repetitive!



Comment #21: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 19:59:45

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

How exciting to be graduating!

Have a great reading week!



Comment #22: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11:55:59

Pussreboots

It is exciting but also a bit scary. I need to jump back into the workforce now.



Comment #23: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 21:16:19

Brunette Librarian

The Titanic book looks awesome. Hope its a good one. Lots of interest in the Titanic this year...its really fascinating.

Happy reading this week!



Comment #24: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11:55:59

Pussreboots

The Titanic book is good. It includes transcripts from the inquest that happened after the sinking. It's fascinating to read the testimony.



Comment #25: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 22:22:07

Burgandy Ice

Wow... great reading and posting!! So many books!! Thx for hoppin' by my Monday!



Comment #26: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 12:03:22

Pussreboots

Not as many as when I was reading for school. I seem to be slowing down a bit.



Comment #27: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 23:28:20

the1stdaughter

Oh! Glad to hear you enjoyed The Last Little Blue Envelope, I've got that one on my Nook and need to pick it up.

Have a fabulous reading week and thanks so much for stopping by earlier!



Comment #28: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 12:05:32

Pussreboots

Bump Maureen's book to the top of your reading on your Nook.



Comment #29: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 00:37:55

Amy@bookmusings

I just finished a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, too. Such fun!



Comment #30: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 12:06:03

Pussreboots

Which one did you finish?



Comment #31: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 15:31:51

Amy@bookmusings

The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. It's two published together.



Comment #32: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 13:29:53

Pussreboots

OK! I've read most of the originals, although I do have a couple of the later stories to still finish. Memoirs is on my TBR.