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What Are You Reading: July 30, 2012: 07/29/12
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:
Comment #1: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 03:29:02
I see you are keeping yourself busy as always
Have a great reading week!
Comment #2: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:21:31
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
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
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
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
You're welcome. Happy reading!
Comment #7: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 08:43:45
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
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
You have read/reviewed so much. Have a good week.
Comment #10: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:34:43
I read a bunch of middle grade and YA graphic novels. They go quickly.
Comment #11: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:12:56
I've had an ARC of Drood for a few years and haven't gotten to it yet.
And wonder how you read so much! Kudos!
Comment #12: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:39:43
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
NOPE, um Nope, and nope..so I guess you are RIGHT!!!
Comment #14: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:57:44
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Great list of books! Have a great week!
Comment #22: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 21:36:01
Thank you. Happy reading.
Comment #23: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 21:21:25
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bake Sale sounds cute! I love food! :)
Hope your trip is great.
Comment #30: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 21:47:35
It is and you can read it in about an hour.