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Reviews
Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special by James Sturm
Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
Amulet 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi
Angels by Marian Keyes
Arthur's Nose by Marc Brown
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel
Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Bog Baby by Jean Willis
Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix by Graham Salisbury
Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss
Disappearing Desmond by Anna Alter
Emily the Strange: Lost Days by Rob Reger
Everything on a Waffle (audio) by Polly Horvath
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff
Fullmetal Alchemist 17 by Hiromu Arakawa
I'm Going to Grandma's by Mary Ann Hoberman
Maggie's Monkeys by Linda Sanders-Wells
Mooshka, A Quilt Story by Julie Paschkis
My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear and illustrated by Anne Mortimer
Soul Eater 01 by Atsushi Ohkubo
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Spork by Kyo Maclear
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 03 by CLAMP
Twin Spica 06 by Kou Yaginuma
Wow! Ocean! by Robert Neubecker
xxxHolic 10 by CLAMP

What Am I Reading
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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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What Are You Reading: July 16, 2012: 07/15/12

What Are You Reading?

I started work last week. I'm a copy cataloger at a local university now. Although it's part time, it does cut into some of my time for reading. On the other hand, it does give me more time to listen to audio books in my car as I drive to and from work!

My favorite read last week was Sweet Revenge (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson. It's the 14th book in the series. Although I'm trying to read them in order, it was the only book I had on hand for my car. So in it went. They do stand alone well enough to read out of order. As with the other books in the series, I love how Barbara Rosenblat performs the book.

The runner up was The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman. It's the fifth in the Navajo mystery series. Jimmy Chee has to figure out who killed a Navajo on Hopi land. The murder is mixed up with two other crimes: the recurring vandalism of a windmill and the murders of some drug runners.

My goal this week is to finish The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd and Owl in Love by Patricia Kindl. Dowd's book has been recalled at the library and I don't want to return it partially read. After that I'll get started on the ARC of Amulet 5 by Kazu Kibuishi.

What about you?

Finished:

  1. City of Thieves (audio) by David Benioff (library book)
  2. The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman (library book)
  3. Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend by Victoria Laurie (library book)
  4. Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairy Tale by Pamela Duncan Edwards (library book)
  5. Sweet Revenge (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson (personal collection)
  6. Will Supervillains Be on the Final? by Naomi Novik (library book)
  7. Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin (review copy)

Currently Reading:

  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  2. Born on a Blue Day (audio) by Daniel Tammet (pesonal collection)
  3. Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 2 by Kanata Konami (library book)
  4. Drood by Dan Simmons (library book)
  5. Flash Forward (audio) by Robert J. Sawyer (library book)
  6. The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd (library book)
  7. Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl (personal collection)
  8. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore (personal collection)
  9. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special by James Sturm (review copy)
  2. Amulet 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi (personal collection)
  3. The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis (library book)
  4. Fullmetal Alchemist 17 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  5. My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete (library book)
  6. Soul Eater 01 by Atsushi Ohkubo (personal collection)
  7. Twin Spica 06 by Kou Yaginuma (personal collection)



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Comment #1: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 01:13:06

Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

You have quite the list again this week! Seriously when do you find time to read so much!? I hope you enjoy your books again this week! Check out what I'm reading this week!



Comment #2: Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 22:53:11

Pussreboots

I don't watch much TV. I listen to audio books when I'm driving and when I'm cooking. I read while my kids are taking their swim lessons. These little snatches of time throughout the day add up.



Comment #3: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 01:22:04

MarthaE

Hi Pussreboots! Looks like another good reading week for you. Yes it is nice to have audio in the car. DMD is usually fun mystery. I have read a couple. Happy Reading this week!



Comment #4: Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 22:55:12

Pussreboots

I adore the DMD books as performed by Barbara Roseblat. Audios make the commute so much more fun.



Comment #5: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 02:25:49

Viki

Diane Mott Davidson is a great author. I have read 2 books by her. Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #6: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:38:22

Pussreboots

I've read six and intend to read the remaining ten. But I want to read them all as audios.



Comment #7: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 03:04:27

Mystica

Nine books on the go is a lot! the most I can achieve is 2.



Comment #8: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:46:30

Pussreboots

I won't finish them all this week. Some of them are long term reads. 1Q84, for example, I've been reading since January. I expect Drood will take a similiar amount of time.



Comment #9: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 03:34:32

Louisa

Oh, I need to get around to reading Yesterday, it looks really good! So does Wyrd Sisters! Hope you enjoyed all your books and will enjoy the upcoming ones! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!



Comment #10: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:47:33

Pussreboots

Read Wyrd Sisters first. Yesterday has some good parts but it's inconsistent.



Comment #11: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:38:32

Jo

Wow you have a lot going at once. I'm bad at that. At most I'll do 3, and that's if one is audio.

Enjoy your new job. I wish I had started a library job prior to my degree.



Comment #12: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:50:13

Pussreboots

The break down of books is this: an audio in the car, an audio on the computer, a book in each bathroom, a book in my purse, an egalley, a couple doorstoppers and a library book before bed.



Comment #13: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 13:11:50

LORI/DOLLYCAS

Great reading happening here! Davidson's books are great light reads or listens. Have a great week and enjoy your new job. :)



Comment #14: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:54:31

Pussreboots

Thank you!



Comment #15: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 14:00:09

Stephanie

You are definitely a prolific reader and blogger. :-) I haven't read most of the books on your list, but I did enjoy The London Eye Mystery.



Comment #16: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:58:40

Pussreboots

I just finished The London Eye Mystery during breakfast — so good!



Comment #17: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 14:39:01

Brunette Librarian

Dinorella looks cute :) Love the name!!



Comment #18: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 12:00:43

Pussreboots

It is and it has a girl power message to boot.



Comment #19: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 17:31:27

JennaLynne @ BetweentheBind

I love all of the audio books that you're reading. When do you normally listen to them? I still haven't picked up an audio book...just am not sure when it would be better to listen than to read. :)



Comment #20: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 19:31:13

Pussreboots

I have one audio in my car and another one on my computer. I use the computer one for times when I'm doing something repetative, like cooking or laundry.



Comment #21: Monday, July, 16, 2012 at 18:47:48

Jennifer Hartling

I hope you enjoy 1Q84, it was strange and fantastic! (In my opinion)



Comment #22: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 19:34:24

Pussreboots

I am slowly but surely enjoying 1Q84. I've been reading a chapter or so each week since January.



Comment #23: Monday, July, 16, 2012 at 19:16:57

Elisha (BookJunkieMom)

Wow! You have been busy!



Comment #24: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 19:36:11

Pussreboots

Compared to what I was reading last year at this time, it feels like a quiet week.



Comment #25: Monday, July, 16, 2012 at 20:52:16

Ambur

Wow! That's a pretty big list. :D I hope that you enjoyed the books you finished, are enjoying the ones that you're still reading, and will love the ones you plan to read. :D

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Monday post. :D

Happy Reading!
Ambur



Comment #26: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 19:38:05

Pussreboots

I did and I am. Have a good week.



Comment #27: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 23:36:00

Lindsey

I found that I listened to the most audiobooks when I had a long commute too. My little guy loved listening to Mr. Popper's Penguins every time we drove to visit his grammy.



Comment #28: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 10:58:33

Pussreboots

Thank you for the recommendation. We have another long drive coming up with the family.



Comment #29: Tuesday, July, 17, 2012 at 01:01:36

Gina, a book dragon

Congrats on the new job but too bad about the reading time, good thing you like audio! I'd love to work somewhere where I caught the train to work



Comment #30: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11:02:10

Pussreboots

So would I. At least it's a pretty drive through the woods.



Comment #31: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 02:13:59

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Congratulations on your new job! What does a copy cataloguer do?



Comment #32: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11:05:21

Pussreboots

A copy cataloger finds the correct bibiolographic description of a book in a shared database, modifies it and then copies the modification into the local catalog. It saves time and helps keep the online library catalogs consistent.