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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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Rating System

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

Reading Challenges

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What Are You Reading: July 23, 2012: 07/22/12

What Are You Reading?

Work is going great. Because of my commute, I'm nearly done with Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet. After that I'll start I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloanne Crosley.

My favorite read last week was Amulet, Vol. 5: Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi which I read via NetGalley. I own the entire series and will definitely be buying a copy of Volume 5 when it comes out in September. The artwork is fabulous and the story finally explains the Elf Prince's motivation. He reminds me very favorably of Prince Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

The runner up was Flash Forward (audio) by Robert J. Sawyer. I listened to it because I was curious how it was compared to the television series. Although it's different, being taken from the point of view of the people who inadvertently caused the event, it was still very good. My son ended up listening to the entire audio with me. So if you have some tweens who are speculative fiction fans, they might also like Flash Forward.

My goal this week is to finish The Floating Girl by Sujata Massey and Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. After that I'll start reading All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin and The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella.

What about you?

Finished:

  1. Amulet, Vol. 5: Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi (review copy)
  2. Babymouse: Monster Mash by Jennifer L. Holm (library book)
  3. Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 2 by Kanata Konami (library book)
  4. Flash Forward (audio) by Robert J. Sawyer (library book)
  5. Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure by Michael Chabon (personal collection)
  6. The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd (library book)
  7. Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl (personal collection)
  8. Yotsuba&! Vol. 9 by Kiyohiko Azuma (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  2. Born on a Blue Day (audio) by Daniel Tammet (pesonal collection)
  3. Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things by Ted Naifeh (review copy)
  4. Drood by Dan Simmons (library book)
  5. The Floating Girl by Sujata Massey (library book)
  6. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore (personal collection)
  7. The Shocking Pink Hat by Frances Crane (personal collection)
  8. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst (library book)
  2. Angels by Marian Keyes (personal collection)
  3. Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Buel (personal collection)
  4. Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (library book)
  5. Emily the Strange: The Lost Days by Rob Reger (personal collection)
  6. I'm Going to Grandma's by Mary Ann Hoberman (library book)
  7. Mooshka, A Quilt Story by Julie Paschkis (review copy)



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Comment #1: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 23:22:30

Brunette Librarian

I always love to come here every month to see the wide variety of things you've read. :) Have a wonderful week! What Are You Reading @ the Brunette Librarian?



Comment #2: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 22:53:33

Pussreboots

Thanks. Same to you.



Comment #3: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 23:40:45

Stephanie

These look good. I have been interested in Born on a Blue Day for years, but I haven't gotten around to it.



Comment #4: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 22:55:34

Pussreboots

Born on a Blue Day is fascinating. You should get around to it.



Comment #5: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 00:22:51

Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

How did you like Owl in Love when you finished it last week? I've had my eye on it for a bit. I hope you like Drood by Dan Simmons I'm going to be reading that one sometime this fall. Have you read his books before? I read his other novel The Terror last fall and I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it. Anyways sorry for babbling lol :)

Enjoy your books! Check out what I'm reading this week :)



Comment #6: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 22:57:02

Pussreboots

Owl in Love is a strange book. I never really connected to any of the characters. I haven't read any of Dan Simmons's books. Frankly I'm not sure right now if I want to finish Drood.



Comment #7: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 00:52:15

MarthaE

I just put All These Things on my wishlist. It sounds really good.
Flash Forward sounds intriguing. Haven't seen that.
Hope you have another good week.



Comment #8: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 23:00:05

Pussreboots

FlashFoward aired for one season on ABC from 2009 to 2010. It was basically a miniseries desguised as a series. The book, Flash Forward has the same basic plots and characters but where they are located is completely different. Also the event they experience is 21 years in the future, not six months. Anyway, both versions are very good.



Comment #9: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 00:54:15

Jo

I haven't read any graphic novels in awhile, but the Amulet books sound good. Maybe I should try them. They'd have the added benefit of giving me some variety as well.



Comment #10: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 23:03:05

Pussreboots

The Amulet series is excellent and has gotten better with each new volume. It's written for middle graders, so each one is a pretty quick read too.



Comment #11: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 01:26:19

Teddyree

I'm interested in Flash Forward, wondering if it's anything like Fringe? Have a great week and enjoy your line up of wonderful books :)



Comment #12: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 23:06:12

Pussreboots

No. Flash Forward is a straight up time travel story.



Comment #13: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 03:09:19

Lauren

I loved FlashForward. I was so annoyed when they cancelled it. Oh well, glad you enjoyed the book.

Here's my Week in Review.



Comment #14: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 22:12:30

Pussreboots

Having now listened to the book I'm not surprised that FlashForward didn't go for very long. There just isn't that much to the book. Granted, what's there is very entertaining but it's not enough for a multi season show.



Comment #15: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 07:02:23

Laurel-Rain Snow

The London Eye Mystery looks tempting...and I LOVE the Alexander books. Haven't read that one.

Enjoy...and thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #16: Comment #14: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 22:18:10

Pussreboots

The London Eye Mystery is excellent. The ending took me by surprise.



Comment #17: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 09:21:24

Wendy

I'll have to look up Flash Forward, because I love a good time travel story! xx



Comment #18: Comment #14: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 22:19:32

Pussreboots

You should. It's a very good audio book too.



Comment #19: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 13:40:20

Aleksandra

Haven't read those, but I'm glad you enjoyed them :) Happy reading!



Comment #20: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 22:20:18

Pussreboots

Thanks. Same to you.



Comment #21: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 14:00:04

Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

Such a great eclectic list of reading! I hope you enjoy your new selections.



Comment #22: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 22:21:20

Pussreboots

Thank you. I hope I do too!



Comment #23: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 15:29:43

LORI/DOLLYCAS

What an awesome way to spend your commute!!

Happy Listening!!!



Comment #24: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 22:23:24

Pussreboots

It does make the trip more fun.



Comment #25: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 17:33:08

Lindsey

I remember watching FlashForward! I didn't know it was a book as well. How fun!



Comment #26: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 22:25:13

Pussreboots

One of my book blogger friends mentioned the book back when the show was on. I've only now gotten to read it, though. It was well worth the wait.



Comment #27: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 21:21:10

Christina T

I remember reading Owl in Love as a teen and I just read her new book Keeping the Castle not long ago. I like to listen to audio on my commute too but usually I listen to books I've already read in print. Easier to keep track of the story that way!



Comment #28: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 22:25:13

Pussreboots

I haven't read any of her other books.



Comment #29: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 20:13:56

Sandee

I just love Murakami's books!
Have you read After Dark?



Comment #30: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 20:25:30

Pussreboots

No, I haven't. But after I finish 1Q84 I plan to go back and read the books I've missed.



Comment #31: Tuesday, July, 24, 2012 at 21:49:34

JennaLynne@BetweentheBind

You have a lot of new books for me to check out. :)

Check out what I'm reading at Between the Bind.



Comment #32: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 20:27:14

Pussreboots

I hope you find some to your liking! Happy reading.



Comment #33: Wednesday, July, 25 2012 at 01:03:01

Jennifer

I hope you're enjoying IQ84, I sure did. I need to read more of his work :)

Have a great week of reading!



Comment #34: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 21:54:10

Pussreboots

I am. That's a big part of why I'm reading it so slowly. I'm savoring it!