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What Are You Reading: July 09, 2012: 07/08/12

What Are You Reading?

Normally I try to limit my library holds to three books a week. Sometimes though there's a delay and my three requests back up. That happened last week and I had to pick up six books. To catch up with my reading, I declared it a no TV week. I went to bed when the kids did so I could have a couple hours a night to read. I was able to get through my backlog of books, and then some.

My favorite read last week was Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. Amy's moving to Connecticut from California. Her mother had given her and a neighbor boy the job of driving the family car cross-country. Mom has the trip organized to take four days and has even pre-paid for their motel rooms. There's just one problem: Amy and Roger decide to take their own route. It's a great young adult road-trip book.

The runner up was How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain. A teenage boy nicknamed "Frog" helps his father's patient, Zelda, track down Johnny Depp. She believes she's from a distant planet run entirely by women. The book's written in first person with a credible and funny teenage voice.

My goal this week is to finish two audio books: City of Thieves by David Benioff, and Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson. Then I will start two new audios: Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer, and Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet. I also need to finish Will Supervillains Be on the Final? by Naomi Novik.

What about you?

Finished:

  1. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (library book)
  2. Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine (library book)
  3. f2m by Hazel Edwards (personal collection)
  4. Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman (library book)
  5. The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean (library book)
  6. The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard (library book)
  7. How Did You Get This Number (audio) by Sloane Crosley (library book)
  8. How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain (library book)
  9. Nothing But the Truth by Avi (library book)
  10. One Moon, Two Cats by Laura Godwin (library book)
  11. Monster by A. Lee Martinez (personal collection)
  12. The Twins' Blanket by Hyewon Yum (library book)
  13. Yotsuba&!, Vol. 9 by Kiyohiko Azuma (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  2. City of Thieves (audio) by David Benioff (library book)
  3. Drood by Dan Simmons (library book)
  4. Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl (personal collection)
  5. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore (personal collection)
  6. Sweet Revenge (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson (personal collection)
  7. Will Supervillains Be on the Final? by Naomi Novik (library book)
  8. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett (personal collection)
  9. Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin (review copy)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Catering to Nobody (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson (library book)
  2. The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson (library book)
  3. Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff (review copy)
  4. Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (personal collection)
  5. Spork by Kyo Maclear (library book)
  6. Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle: Volume 03 by CLAMP (library book)
  7. xxxHolic Volume 10 by CLAMP (library book)



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Comment #1: Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 22:29:30

IntrovertedJen

The Epic Detour sounds like a lot of fun! I'll be curious to see what you think of Blue Day; it's on my audio wishlist at the library. Enjoy your week!



Comment #2: Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 22:19:22

Pussreboots

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour was a fun read. There's all sorts of extras in it: music lists, photographs, maps, receipts. I will get both reviewed as soon as I can.



Comment #3: Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 22:29:55

JennaLynne @ BetweentheBind

I love the name "Owl In Love." I have a crazy obsession with owls and now I am going to research said book. :) Thank you for dropping in!



Comment #4: Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 22:19:22

Pussreboots

My son is also fascinated by owls. It was his fascination that prompted me to get the book. I will get the book reviewed as soon as I can after I finish it.



Comment #5: Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 22:56:05

Mystica

9 reads being juggled! you are clever.



Comment #6: Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 22:23:24

Pussreboots

One audio in my car, one book in my purse, one in each bathroom, a couple by my bed, an egalley and an audio on my computer. That's why I have nine books going at once.



Comment #7: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 06:28:39

BookBelle

I'm interested in your Naomi Novik book. She wrote the Temeraire books, right?



Comment #8: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 15:49:02

Pussreboots

That's right. She wrote the Temeraire books. This graphic novel is the first in a new series but I don't know how many are planned or when the next one is due out.



Comment #9: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 07:36:15

Wendy

Wow! Amazing amount of reading! Good idea about turning off the tele early. xx



Comment #10: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 15:51:55

Pussreboots

Three of the books are picture books my daughter read to me. But yes, it was a very busy week of reading.



Comment #11: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 08:14:22

Rebecca

Impressive list! I hope you are enjoying your selections. Happy Reading!



Comment #12: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 15:55:21

Pussreboots

I am. I need to figure out what to get started on next!



Comment #13: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 10:59:32

LORI/DOLLYCAS

No TV weeks work great for me this time of year. In the Fall not so much. Congrats on all your reading.



Comment #14: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 15:57:05

Pussreboots

I don't pay for cable so even our fall viewing choices are rather limited. I do a lot more reading than I do watching.



Comment #15: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 13:40:06

Judith / Leeswammes

Well done getting through your library pile. I try to limit my library requests, but even so, they usually come in at a time when I'm busy! Have a good week.



Comment #16: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 15:58:34

Pussreboots

Library books, especially the interlibrary loan ones have minds of their own. To make things even more complicated, I'll have library privledges at my new job. That means more temptation!



Comment #17: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 13:56:58

Laurel-Rain Snow

The Diane Mott looks good...I've always enjoyed her books. Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.



Comment #18: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 15:59:35

Pussreboots

Her books make great audios. I'm about 2/3 done with the one I'm listening to now.



Comment #19: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 19:38:39

Brunette Librarian

Can't wait to hear what you thought of Amy & Roger! It looks great!

Happy reading this week :)



Comment #20: Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 22:26:33

Pussreboots

Sorry for the late reply. I LOVED Amy & Roger.



Comment #21: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 00:35:37

Michelle Lynn

Hi, new follower, long list you have, I only posted what I will read, on my Wed post, I do past and present reads, :) Here is my Its Monday! What Are You Reading Post



Comment #22: Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 22:39:03

Pussreboots

Welcome to my blog. Sorry for the late reply. I just started a new job and I lost track of comments.

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