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What Are You Reading: June 11, 2012: 06/10/12

Yesterday I celebrated my 25th year of keeping a list of everything I've ever read. If you're curious, I'm up to 6253 total and 553 things read in the last year.

My favorite read last week was Swahili for the Broken-Hearted by Peter Moore. It's a memoir of his trip from South Africa to Egypt and all the interesting people he met along the way.

I've finished The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (audio) edited by John Joseph Adams. I think this collection would be best read, rather than listened to. The performances just aren't compelling enough to make a 21 hour audio book worth the effort.

My goal this week is to finish Body and Soul by Stacey Kade and start f2m by Hazel Edwards. I might also finish The Moffats by Eleanor Estes.

What about you?

Finished:

  1. Bride of the Rat God by Barbara Hambly (review copy)
  2. The Empire Strikes Out by Robert Elias (library book)
  3. For the Love of Autumn by Patricia Polacco (library book)
  4. The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (audio) edited by John Joseph Adams (personal collection)
  5. In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente (library book)
  6. Swahili for the Broken-Hearted by Peter Moore (personal collection)

Currently Reading:

  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  2. Alameda County Breeding Bird Atlas by Bob Richmond et. al. (library book)
  3. Body and Soul by Stacey Kade (personal collection)
  4. Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey (review copy)
  5. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls (library book)
  6. The Moffats by Eleanor Estes (personal collection)
  7. Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen by Marilyn Chin (library book)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Also Known at Rohan Pohi by Ralph Fletcher (review copy)
  2. Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars by Douglas Florian (library book)
  3. Dying for Chocolate (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson (personal collection)
  4. Gemini Bites by Patrick Ryan (library book)
  5. Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters (library book)
  6. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  7. Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Bruehner (personal collection)



Comments (20)



Comment #1: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 05:59:59

Mystica

You are reading seven books in one go! thats incredible.



Comment #2: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 19:38:55

Pussreboots

Here's how it works: two audios (one on the computer, one in the car), one in both bathrooms, one by my bed, one from NetGalley (also on my computer) and one in my purse.



Comment #3: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 07:12:43

Lydia Presley

1Q84 is on my list to read — looks so good. I really enjoyed Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, hope you do too!



Comment #4: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 19:41:17

Pussreboots

I'm not sure what I think of The Glass Castle beyond wanting to slap the parents every so often.1Q84 is my current long read. I've been working on it for about six months now and I'm only half way done.



Comment #5: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 07:47:04

Tanya Patrice

Loved The Glass Castle - it's the only one I've read from your list, but I hope you enjoy them all :-)



Comment #6: June 11, 2012 at 19:41:17

Pussreboots

The Glass Castle is outside of what I normally read but I'm liking it in audio form.



Comment #7: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 09:07:20

Heather

25 years of record keeping is quite impressive!



Comment #8: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 19:49:30

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #9: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 10:19:38

Amy@bookmusings

I've just finished a Sherlock Holmes collection, my first, and loved it. And you've got me very interested in Swahili... now, thanks!



Comment #10: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 19:50:01

Pussreboots

Swahili for the Broken Hearted was very good. Once you're done with the original Sherlock Holmes stories, I recommend trying Laurie R. King's series which starts with The Beekeeper's Apprentice.



Comment #11:

LORI/DOLLYCAS

Wow, those lists must be a great resource and a fantastic accomplishment!

Have a great week!!



Comment #12: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 19:52:00

Pussreboots

I'm slowly importing the list into GoodReads. It's interesting to see how my reading has changed over the years.



Comment #13: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 11:17:41

Brunette Librarian

Happy reading this week!
What are YOU reading @ The Brunette Librarian??



Comment #14: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 19:53:

Pussreboots

Same to you.



Comment #15: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 11:23:58

Vasilly

Congratulations on 25 years! I think I've been keeping a list for maybe the past 10 years or so. How was The Glass Castle? This week I'm finishing up Terry Pratchett's latest The Long Earth. Have a good week.



Comment #16: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 19:54:12

Pussreboots

The Glass Castle is certainly memorable. How is The Long Earth?



Comment #17: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 17:46:16

Lindsey

Wow! Congrats on reading all of those books over the past 25 years.
I've read Snowman at Night with my little guy, and he thought it was a fun idea.



Comment #18: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 19:55:14

Pussreboots

There are a couple more books in the series if he's interested in reading more of them.



Comment #19: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 10:51:56

Gina, a book dragon

My niece married a Moffat ;) I own Moffat in the Middle but haven't read it yet.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making was a blog recommendation but I don't remember who.

25 years?! 553 things read so far? or in 2011? Either way...bow to the master ;-)



Comment #20: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 12:09:05

Pussreboots

Moffat in the Middle is a cute story. I'm close to finishing The Moffats now. I've been recommending The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland... as have about a dozen other blogs. If you haven't read or listened to it yet and you like fantasy, you should! I read 553 things in the last year (June 9th to June 8th) and 6240 (give or take) things since I started keeping the list.