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What Are You Reading: July 09, 2012: 07/08/12
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?
Comment #1: Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 22:29:30
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
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
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
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
9 reads being juggled! you are clever.
Comment #6: Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 22:23:24
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
I'm interested in your Naomi Novik book. She wrote the Temeraire books, right?
Comment #8: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 15:49:02
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
Wow! Amazing amount of reading! Good idea about turning off the tele early. xx
Comment #10: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 15:51:55
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
Impressive list! I hope you are enjoying your selections. Happy Reading!
Comment #12: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 15:55:21
I am. I need to figure out what to get started on next!
Comment #13: Monday, July 09, 2012 at 10:59:32
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sorry for the late reply. I LOVED Amy & Roger.
Comment #21: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 00:35:37
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
Welcome to my blog. Sorry for the late reply. I just started a new job and I lost track of comments.