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What Are You Reading: August 13, 2012: 08/12/12

What Are You Reading?

My favorite book last week was Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. It's the sixth Discworld book. I'm not reading the series in any particular order. I've sort of missed most of the witch books in previous passes through the series, so I'm picking those up as I find them.

I'm nearly done with The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I will probably finish it this week. It's a very visual novel with all the black and white (and the shocking red of the twins' hair) vs. the colors of the rest of the world. It would make a great film.

I've also started The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente. I won a copy of the ARC. I expect I'll have it finished later this week. It's so good! It reminds me of Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (the fourth Oz book, and the one in which Dorothy first returns to Oz).

My goals for this week are to start Paige by Page by Laura Lee Gulledge and My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannet.

What about you?

Finished:

  1. Homicide In Hardcover by Kate Carlisle (library book)
  2. Freak Show by James St. James (library book)
  3. In the Memory of the Map: A Cartographic Memoir by Christopher Norment (review copy)
  4. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak (library book)
  5. The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time by David L. Ulin (library book)
  6. Maggie and the Pirate by Ezra Jack Keats (library book)
  7. The View from the Top by Hillary Frank (library book)
  8. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett (personal collection)

Currently Reading:

  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  2. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente (review copy)
  3. The Last Suppers (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson (personal collection)
  4. Legend of the Ghost Dog by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (review copy)
  5. Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto
  6. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore (personal collection)
  7. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George (personal collection)
  8. The Wedding Officer Anthony Capella (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Joffe Numeroff (personal collection)
  2. Listen to my Trumpet! by Mo Willems (personal collection)
  3. Sheep in a Shop by Nancy E Shaw (personal collection)
  4. The Southernmost Cat by John Cech (personal collection)
  5. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (personal collection)
  6. Tell Me the Day Backwards by Albert Lamb (library book)
  7. Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 04 by CLAMP (library book)



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Comment #1: Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 22:47:46

Nisé

I've had The Night Circus sitting on my stack for too long! Have another great week of reading.



Comment #2: Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 20:30:40

Pussreboots

It's really good. You should bump it to the top of your to be read pile.



Comment #3: Sunday, August, 12, 2012 at 22:51:12

MarthaE

That is an interesting list. The Girl Who Fell... does sound fun. Will you be starting school again soon or are you done? Have a great week!



Comment #4: Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 20:33:25

Pussreboots

It's very good. It's the sequel to The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. I'm all done with school. I graduated in May. I'm now working as a cataloger at a local university.



Comment #5: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 00:55:08

Tanya Patrice

Looks like you had a pretty good reading week. I really enjoyed The Night Circus too.



Comment #6: Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 22:46:05

Pussreboots

I got through a bunch of library books. I'm have two discs left of The Night Circus and I'm looking forward to hearing how it wraps up.



Comment #7: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 00:56:29

Mystica

Nice mixed reads. Enjoy.



Comment #8: Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 22:48:05

Pussreboots

Thank you. Happy reading.



Comment #9: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 02:49:06

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

The Lost Art of Reading sounds interesting! In the end I had quite mixed feelings about The Night Circus.

Have a great reading week!



Comment #10: Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 23:59:24

Pussreboots

The Lost Art of Reading should have been interesting but wasn't. I'm curious about your mixed feelings regarding The Night Circus. What worked and what didn't for you?



Comment #11: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 03:15:30

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

I loved the language and the imagery but I thought the story was weak. You can read my review here.



Comment #12: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:07:31

Pussreboots

I will read the review after I finish reading the book but I agree with you regarding the strength of the language and imagery over the basic plot.



Comment #13: Monday, August, 13, 2012 at 07:52:02

Myra from GatheringBooks

I am amazed by all that you've been reading! We love Catherynne Valente over at GatheringBooks. One of our contributors, Fats, has reviewed The Girl who circumnavigated fairyland and loved it. The Girl who fell beneath fairyland is the second book in the series? Or is it a stand-alone novel? I've also had the Night Circus sitting in my bookshelves for the longest time now, and I've read so many good reviews about it. I should get cracking on that one soon.



Comment #14: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:27:15

Pussreboots

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There is the sequel. It comes out in October. Since you've liked Valente's books, I think you'll also like THe Night Circus as it shares a similar richness of language.



Comment #15: Monday, August, 13, 2012 at 09:45:30

Laurel-Rain Snow

Great looking week! Hope you enjoy them all, and thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #16: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:35:34

Pussreboots

Thank you. Happy reading.



Comment #17: Monday, August, 13, 2012 at 09:58:17

Laura Fabiani

My hubby read Going Postal from Terry Pratchett and thought it was a riot! We saw the movie The Tale of Despereaux but never read the book.



Comment #18: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:36:59

Pussreboots

I haven't read Going Postal yet. I remember seeing ads for The Tale of Deseperaux but I haven't seen the movie.



Comment #19: Monday, August, 13, 2012 at 10:18:33

Quixoitic Magpie

The Lost Art of Reading sounds fascinating! I will have to check that out. The kids at my school love Laura Numeroff! I do too. :)



Comment #20: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:40:01

Pussreboots

I hope you enjoy it. I found it disappointing.



Comment #21: Monday, August, 13, 2012 at 10:40:19

Brunette Librarian

he Wyrd Sisters are making the rounds this week! Did you like it??



Comment #22: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:43:04

Pussreboots

Yes, but I think you mean Weird Sisters — which I haven't read.



Comment #23: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 12:13:44

Jennifer

I adored The Night Circus. It wasn't something that I normally would have picked up but I did, on a whim, and I totally loved it.

Have a great week of reading!



Comment #24: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:46:21

Pussreboots

It's very good. I'm looking forward to hearing how it ends.



Comment #25: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 12:41:13

Bookish

Wow, lots of great books for you! So envious of The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland as I adored the first book!

What I've Been Reading



Comment #26: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:47:24

Pussreboots

It was a nice surprise! If you're part of NetGalley, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There was just added to the list.



Comment #27: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 13:25:05

Mindy

I listened to Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson and really enjoyed it and will be looking forward to listening to others in the series. Enjoy your books. have a great reading week.



Comment #28: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:49:32

Pussreboots

The next bunch of books in the series can be purchased for downloads if you want to keep reading them as audios. The newest ones your library might have.



Comment #29: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 16:01:19

Chris Thompson

I'm curious about 1Q84, but it's a little long from what I've heard. I hope you're enjoying it though!



Comment #30: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 22:20:18

Pussreboots

1Q84 is 925 pages long. I've been reading it since January. I'm about half way through it. I'm reading it slowly because I am enjoying it and I'm in no particular hurry to finish it.



Comment #31: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 19:12:11

Yvonne

As always, a great list of books. I have the Kate Carlisle series in my TBR. Eventually, I will get to it. Have a great week.



Comment #32: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 22:27:31

Pussreboots

I had the start of the Kate Carlisle series in my wishlist for two years. I liked the first one enough to keep going. Happy reading.



Comment #33: Monday, August, 13, 2012 at 20:17:34

Jen C

Looks a like a great week of reading! I have Night Circus on my TBR list.



Comment #34: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 22:29:01

Pussreboots

I think after I'm done listening to The Night Circus I will go back and re-read it in print form. The language is so rich that I feel like I'm missing some it.



Comment #35: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 21:13:08

sara @ upon a love story

I have heard great things about The Night Circus. I really need to get around to reading it. Thanks for dropping by my blog.



Comment #36: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 22:31:11

Pussreboots

The Night Circus is lovely. I hope you get to it soon.



Comment #37: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 21:50:11

JennaLynne@BetweentheBind

Great reads this week! Thank you for stopping by Between the Bind!



Comment #38: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 22:37:15

Pussreboots

You're welcome.



Comment #39: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 21:14:11

Lindsey

I enjoyed the The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, the book before The Girl Who Fell... Maybe I should check this one out too!



Comment #40: Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 15:29:11

Pussreboots

I just finished The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There. Although different in tone it is an excellent sequel. I hope there will be a third book!



Comment #41: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 18:56:43

Earl

I tried to get into Catherynne M. Valente's first book in her series but couldn't get into it. Maybe I gave up too early- chapter two. I do love books with long titles. The Night Circus is good indeed.



Comment #42: Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 15:32:58

Pussreboots

Do you mean The Orphan's Tales series? Her adult books are written in a very different style than her two children's books. If you mean the first of the Girl Who... books, then you probably won't like the sequel.

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