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What Are You Reading: June 18, 2012: 06/17/12

This week's list of finished books is a little longer because the family and I drove down to Southern California to see our family. My sister-in-law and her daughter were visiting from Canada so it was our only chance to see them! All that driving, though, means lots of time to listen to audio books.

My favorite read last week was Body and Soul by Stacey Kade. It's the last of the Ghost and the Goth series. The most memorable, book, though goes to The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, which I listened to on audio.

My oddest read, though, is Fairest by Gail Carson Levine. I started reading it in hardback but I knew my kids would like it, so we also listened to it in the car. The Full Cast Audio version adds in all the alluded to music (presented in the book as poetry). The audio, therefore is more dramatic to listen to than the book is to read, but it also takes longer!

My goal this week is to finish Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey and Mary's Rainbow by Mary Hughes Clementia. After that I'll finish Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett and whatever's next in my NetGalley queue.

What about you?

Finished:

  1. Alameda County Breeding Bird Atlas by Bob Richmond et. al. (library book)
  2. Body and Soul by Stacey Kade (personal collection)
  3. The Glass Castle: A Memoir (audio) by Jeannette Walls (library book)
  4. Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (audio) by Obert Skye (library book)
  5. The Moffats by Eleanor Estes (personal collection)
  6. The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin (library book)
  7. Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion by Alan Goldsher (library book)
  8. Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen by Marilyn Chin (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  2. Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey (review copy)
  3. f2m by Hazel Edwards (personal collection)
  4. Fairest (audio) by Gail Carson Levine (personal collection)
  5. Mary's Rainbow by Mary Hughes Clementia (personal collection)
  6. Sweet Revenge (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson (personal collection)
  7. The Three Weissmanns of Westport (audio) by Cathleen Schine (library book)

Reviews Posted:

  1. The Blessing Way (audio) by Tony Hillerman (library book)
  2. From a Changeling Star by Jeffrey A. Carver (personal collection)
  3. Imagine a Night by Sarah L. Thomson (library book)
  4. Mark Tidd in the Backwoods by Clarence Budington Kelland (personal collection)
  5. The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz (library book)
  6. Twin Spica 05 by Kou Yaginuma (library book)
  7. The Window of Time by Richard Matheson (personal collection)



Comments (30)

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Comment #1: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 02:12:07

Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

Thanks for dropping my my It's Monday! Post :) You read a crazy amount of books last week! Where do you find the time lol!?



Comment #2: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 14:18:21

Pussreboots

I was stuck in a car for 20 hours. That counts for much of the audio book reading.



Comment #3: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 02:27:19

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

The Glass Castle is a moving read.

Wishing you a great reading week!



Comment #4: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 14:20:22

Pussreboots

It's certainly memorable and at times anger inducing.



Comment #5: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 08:22:50

The Books of My Life

I loved the Leven Thump books as well, and have books 3 onwards on my wish list.



Comment #6: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 14:21:22

Pussreboots

My kids liked the Leven Thump book more than I did. Since they were also stuck in the car, I was glad that it was keeping them occupied.



Comment #7: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 08:55:13

Kathy Martin

You always have such an interesting variety of books on your list. I have some road tripping coming up in the near future but, since I am driving, I have to listen to music. Audiobooks are too distracting for me. Have a great week!



Comment #8: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 14:30:25

Pussreboots

I've gotten better at being able to listen and drive (or listen and do chores). It takes practice.



Comment #9: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 09:18:38

The Housework Can Wait

I'm impressed you can do that many books at once! Or maybe you're just really fast :-) And I see you're another audio lover. I wish I could make audio work for me, but I've never been able to swing it. Happy reading!

Thanks for stopping by my It's Monday post!



Comment #10: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 14:32:31

Pussreboots

It's a combination of reading fast and keeping a book in each and every room for reading when the mood or opportunity strikes. I listen to audio books that don't require a great detail of attenion: usually mysteries or science fiction. The Glass Castle was my first audio memoir.



Comment #11: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:58:21

Brunette Librarian

I just read the Glass Castle a few weeks ago — definitely a crazy wild ride isn't it? What did you think of the parents?? They made me so mad!! BUT lots of people in my bookgroup didn't think they were too bad.

Have a great reading week! What are YOU reading @ The Brunette Librarian??



Comment #12: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 14:35:05

Pussreboots

I was repeatedly furious at the parents all the way through.



Comment #13: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 11:33:02

Crystal @ I Totally Paused!

Sounds like a great week! Hope you enjoy it :)



Comment #14: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 14:38:13

Pussreboots

There were some great books and some not-so-great books.



Comment #15: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 13:26:09

Lauren

Hey! Wow, you've got quite a busy reading week ahead. I'm hoping you enjoy all the books that you are going to be reading! What is it like to listen to an audio book opposed to reading a book? I'm tempted to pick one up myself soon!



Comment #16: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 14:39:32

Pussreboots

Some readers make audio books come to life and some get in the way. If you have access to them via a library, I recommend checking a couple out to see how you like them.



Comment #17: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 15:58:25

Sheila (Book Journey)

Always so many books! Have a great week :)



Comment #18: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 14:39:32

Pussreboots

A few more this week because I was traveling.



Comment #19: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 18:41:40

Shannon Clark

WOW! You've got a lot of interesting books ! :) I need to read more of the fairy type genre-I've never really read too much of that.



Comment #20: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 22:06:48

Pussreboots

What are some of your favorite authors or books? Maybe I can point you to something similiar in the fantasy genre.



Comment #21: Monday, June, 18 2012 at 18:49:58

Yvonne

I haven't heard of most of these. How do you like the Diane Mott Davidson books on audio? Maybe I should catch up with the series through audios. I only read the first one and enjoyed it.



Comment #22: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 22:10:48

Pussreboots

I love the Diane Mott Davidson books on audio. Barbara Rosenblat does such a perfect job with all the characters. I really can't imagine reading the books in print form.



Comment #23: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 19:03:55

Joy Hall

Great list of books! I really need to start listening to audiobooks — love the idea, just never have gotten into it.

Happy reading this week!



Comment #24: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 22:14:30

Pussreboots

If you have access to them via a library, that's the way to go. Just pick out something by one of your favorite authors and give it a listen. If that's not an option, there are sites that let you rent audios for a low fee. Purchasing them can get expensive, although the downloadable ones cost less than the ones on CDs.



Comment #25: Monday June, 18, 2012 at 21:31:55

IntrovertedJen

The Glass Castle makes you thankful for your family, doesn't it? I enjoyed the full cast of Fairest, but that one song — The Ballad of Ayortha? — just seemed like it was never going to end. I hope you enjoy your books this week!



Comment #26: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 22:20:22

Pussreboots

The Glass Castle mostly had me thinking that I don't want to turn into her parents. For Fairest, I've been reading along in the hardback while my kids listen to the audio. The Ballad of Ayortha is only about 3/4 of a page but the audio expands it out through needless repetition.



Comment #27: Monday, June, 18, 2012 at 22:08:13

Lindsey

We visited with family this summer too. We were lucky to have them come to us though! Happy reading!



Comment #28: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 22:26:20

Pussreboots

Mostly the family comes up here to visit but this was our first time in more than a year to see our neice.



Comment #29: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11:33:35

LORI/DOLLYCAS

Late this week. Had an unexpected visit from my grandson yesterday. Looks like a lot of good reading happening here.

Have a great week!



Comment #30: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 11:52:13

Pussreboots

How nice! I hope you had fun.

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