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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 30, 2012: 07/29/12

What Are You Reading?

I doubt I'll get much reading done this week. I have a trip coming up, longer days at work and staying up late / getting up early to watch the Olympics live.

My favorite read last week was Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch which I read via NetGalley. It's very much like Stardust but with the Hereville cast. It comes out in the Fall.

The runner up was Bake Sale by Sara Varon. It's about a cupcake and an eggplant who like to bake together and play together in a band. There's a chance they can go to Turkey to bake with the famous Turkish Delight. I know it sounds hokey but it's really a great little middle grade graphic novel. It includes recipes and some baking tips. The best tip is to save the butter wrappers as they'll have just enough butter left for greasing a pan.

I'm still slowly chugging through Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett and I'd like to finish it soon. I also plan to finish I Thought You Were Dead: A Love Story by Pete Nelson. During our trip I'll be re-listening to the Wayside School Collection by Louis Sachar.

What about you?

Did Not Finish:

  1. Drood by Dan Simmons (library book)
  2. Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City by David Weitzman (library book)

Finished:

  1. All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin (library book)
  2. Bake Sale by Sara Varon (library book)
  3. Born on a Blue Day (audio) by Daniel Tammet (pesonal collection)
  4. Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 3 by Kanata Konami (library book)
  5. Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things by Ted Naifeh (review copy)
  6. The Floating Girl by Sujata Massey (library book)
  7. Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch (review copy)
  8. Iguanas in the Snow/Iguanas en la nieve by Francisco X. Alarcón (library book)
  9. Yotsuba&! Vol. 6 by Kiyohiko Azuma (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  2. Between Shades of Gray (audio) by Ruta Sepetys (library book)
  3. I Thought You Were Dead: A Love Story by Pete Nelson (library book)
  4. I Was Told There'd Be Cake (audio) by Sloane Crosley (library book)
  5. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore (personal collection)
  6. The Shocking Pink Hat by Frances Crane (personal collection)
  7. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George (personal collection)
  8. The Wedding Officer Anthony Capella (personal collection)
  9. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Arthur's Nose by Marc Brown (library book)
  2. Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix by Graham Salisbury (library book)
  3. The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss (library book)
  4. Disappearing Desmond by Anna Alter (library book)
  5. Everything on a Waffle (audio) by Polly Horvath (library book)
  6. Fairest (audio) by Gail Carson Levine (personal collection)
  7. Maggie's Monkeys by Linda Sanders-Wells (library book)



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Comment #1: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 03:29:02

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

I see you are keeping yourself busy as always

Have a great reading week!



Comment #2: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:21:31

Pussreboots

The last few days I've hardly done any reading. I suspect next week's list will be much shorter.



Comment #3: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 03:33:07

Brooke

The Wayside series brings back such fond memories - I loved those books and hope to reread them one day as well!



Comment #4: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:24:33

Pussreboots

I recommend listening to the audio version. Louis Sachar reads it himself and does a wonderful job.



Comment #5: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 08:36:16

Laurel-Rain Snow

Great looking list of books...enjoy! And enjoy the Olympics.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #6: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:31:33

Pussreboots

You're welcome. Happy reading!



Comment #7: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 08:43:45

Kathy Martin

You are reading a nice variety of books. I really can't get into Pratchett. People I admire love his work but it does nothing for me. I did like All These Things I've Done and Tuesdays at the Castle though. Maybe I just have a YA/MG mind. Have a great week.



Comment #8: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:34:43

Pussreboots

Pratchett is really hit or miss. I'm not one of his raving fans, that's for sure. But I like the word he's created.



Comment #9: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 10:30:13

Mystica

You have read/reviewed so much. Have a good week.



Comment #10: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:34:43

Pussreboots

I read a bunch of middle grade and YA graphic novels. They go quickly.



Comment #11: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:12:56

Marie

I've had an ARC of Drood for a few years and haven't gotten to it yet.
Wonder if I ever will?

And wonder how you read so much! Kudos!

My Monday post.



Comment #12: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:39:43

Pussreboots

Unless you're a HUGE fan of Dickens and Wilkie Collins and know tons and tons of trivia about both of their lives, I doubt you'll ever read Drood.



Comment #13: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 14:42:42

Marie

NOPE, um Nope, and nope..so I guess you are RIGHT!!!



Comment #14: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:57:44

Pussreboots

Then you might as well clear that one off your shelf and free up some space for something else.



Comment #15: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 18:38:22

Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

Another impressive reading week behind you and another impressive one ahead of you! I love stopping by to see your latest reads. I hope you enjoy them especially the Christopher Moore book, I haven't read that one but I do love his writing!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my It's Monday post :)



Comment #16: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 21:20:28

Pussreboots

Sacre Bleu is one of the best Christopher Moore books I've read. There's a maturity of style but it's still obviously his.



Comment #17: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 19:27:30

JennaLynne @ BetweentheBind

I'm still interested in reading Between Shades of Gray...a lot of bloggers are reading that book now and it seems mighty interesting (although a far-cry from 50 Shades, haha!)

Thank you for stopping by Between the Bind



Comment #18: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 21:20:28

Pussreboots

Those two books are so very different. Between Shades of Gray is a good but intense story. I think after I'm done, I'll need a break from World War Two themed novels.



Comment #19: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 19:53:18

The Brunette Librarian Blog

No progress on IQ84?? I tried it, but I just couldn't get into it. :/

Have a great reading week!



Comment #20: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 21:35:59

Pussreboots

I read about ten to twenty pages a week but I don't always remember to update my GoodReads progress on it.



Comment #21: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 20:15:42

Yvonne

Great list of books! Have a great week!



Comment #22: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 21:36:01

Pussreboots

Thank you. Happy reading.



Comment #23: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 21:21:25

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)

I adore the Wayside School books--some of my alltime favorites! Sounds like a great thing to listen to in the car.



Comment #24: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 21:40:12

Pussreboots

It is! I wish I actually owned the collection. Louis Sachar does a perfect job of bringing his books to life.



Comment #25: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 22:06:25

Laura Fabiani

You got a lot of reading done! I've heard so much about Shades of Gray. I hope you are enjoying the audio. I also have The Wedding Officer in my personal collection, but have yet to read it.



Comment #26: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 21:42:20

Pussreboots

The audio is good but coming on the back of just listening to City of Thieves, I'm a little burned out on the NKD from either side of the story. I've ended up two copies of The Wedding Officer so I feel compelled to read it.



Comment #27: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 22:52:06

Lindsey

We love Wayside School in this house! I am glad you will be enjoying it again.



Comment #28: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 21:45:25

Pussreboots

Both kids have been requesting it for the upcoming trip. I couldn't say no. :)



Comment #29: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 23:50:07

Shannon Clark

Bake Sale sounds cute! I love food! :)

Hope your trip is great.



Comment #30: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 21:47:35

Pussreboots

It is and you can read it in about an hour.