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What Are You Reading: September 03, 2012: 09/02/12

What Are You Reading?

My favorite book last week was Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. Though it's very different from Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation, the most memorable scenes are straight out of the book. Highsmith is one of my favorite thriller authors but I've only read a handful of her books. I need to rectify that STAT!

I have three books due at the end of the week that I want to read: A Dance for Emilia by Peter S. Beagle, Shine by Lauren Myracle, and How to Make Friends with Demons by Graham Joyce. I also have a couple of interlibrary loan books due soon. Eek! That adds two more books to my MUST READ NOW pile: Blind Huber: Poems by Nick Flynn and Midori by Moonlight by Wendy Nelson Tokunda. Anyone want to predict how well I'll do at finishing all of them before they're due?

From my personal collection, I would like to finish The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella and Flu by Wayne Simmons. Then I'll start The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan. I also want to start the Books of Elsewhere series if I can find book one in my son's stash of books.

What about you?

Finished:

  1. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson (library book)
  2. Crescent Dawn (audio) by Clive Cussler (library book)
  3. The Land of Oz (audio) by L. Frank Baum (library book)
  4. Legend of the Ghost Dog by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (review copy)
  5. Song for Papa Crow by Marit Menzin (review copy)
  6. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith (library book)
  7. Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded by John Scalzi (personal collection)

Currently Reading:

  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  2. Flu by Wayne Simmons (personal collection)
  3. One False Note (audio) by Gordon Korman (library book)
  4. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore (personal collection)
  5. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George (personal collection)
  6. The Wedding Officer Anthony Capella (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (personal collection)
  2. The Homecoming by Ray Bradbury (personal collection)
  3. How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner (personal collection)
  4. How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack by Chuck Sambuchino (personal collection)
  5. If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black (personal collection)
  6. Llama Llama Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney (personal collection)
  7. The Watchlist (audio) edited by Jefferey Deaver (personal collection)



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Comment #1: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 03:13:49

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

That must read pile grows so quickly!

Have a great reading week!



Comment #2: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 12:20:31

Pussreboots

The must read pile comes in fits and bursts depending on how many books I put on hold and how many of them arrive at the same time. I have seven (yikes!) to pikc up from the library tomorrow. Normally I'd go on the weekend but with relatives visiting and the library closed today, I wasn't able to.



Comment #3: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 03:22:11

Teddyree

Sounds like you have a lot of books on your 'reading plate' this week ... good luck getting thru them all before due dates come around. Gremlins in your home too hey? your comment did give me a giggle - hope this week is problem free. Happy reading :)



Comment #4: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 12:22:32

Pussreboots

My home is a split level flat, designed in the 1970s as a bachelor pad. Thirty years worth of bachelors with no sense of proper home maintenance and even stranger ideas when it comes to DIY are all starting to come apart. I swear half my interior is MDF. As we have time and money we are fixing the home up and hopefully chasing the gremlins out.



Comment #5: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 07:42:02

Bookish

Wow, a great week of reading for you! I really need to start reading 1Q84 as I've heard so many good things about it! Here's what I've been reading!



Comment #6: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 12:22:32

Pussreboots

1Q84 is a great book. Each year I spend my time savoring a LONG book. I've been reading it for nine months and I'm just past the halfway mark. I could read it faster but I don't want to. I'm going to be sad when it's finished.



Comment #7: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 10:06:33

Laurel-Rain Snow

I'm curious about If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This. Enjoy your reads this week, and thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #8: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 12:39:00

Pussreboots

It's a collection of short stories. You have to be in the right mood to read them. My review is here



Comment #9: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 10:20:58

The Relentless Reader

I've never read Strangers On a Train. I might just have to do that. I don't read enough thrillers to be honest. I guess I never seem to find any that really work for me.

Hope you have a great week of reading!



Comment #10: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 12:41:02

Pussreboots

I like Highsmith's books because she tends to avoid the usual thriller cliches.



Comment #11: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 10:35:00

Nise'

Isn't there a movie being made of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? You had a great week of reading. Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded sounds interesting.



Comment #12: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 12:41:02

Pussreboots

Yes. The movie was released in June. I'm waiting for it to be rentable. Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded is an interesting read. I will get it reviewed as soon as I can.



Comment #13: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 11:13:54

Juli @ Universe in Words

You've got some amazing books there! I've always wanted to read Strangers on a Train and Murakami is a great author! Thanks for sharing :)



Comment #14: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 12:51:11

Pussreboots

Both are very good!



Comment #15: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 12:03:35

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)

How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack sounds like it would be right up my alley. One of my favorite books ever was Jovial Bob Stine's (later R.L. Stine) Gnasty Gnomes.

Enjoy your books this week!



Comment #16: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 12:51:11

Pussreboots

You'd probably like the book. Happy reading.



Comment #17: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 12:26:24

Lindsey

My little guy loves the Llama Llama books. They are so good at showing what life is like for a toddler/preschooler. Have a great week!



Comment #18: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 12:55:22

Pussreboots

I somehow missed most of the series even though I have kids.



Comment #19: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 15:30:56

Yvonne

I haven't read any of the books on your list but Strangers on a Train sounds like something I'd like.

Have a great week!



Comment #20: Monday, September 03, 2012 at 12:56:53

Pussreboots

If you like thrillers or mysteries, or you've seen the Hitchcock film, you should read Highsmith's book.



Comment #21: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at 00:12:12

Between the Bind

Great unique list again this week! :)

Llama Llama Home With Mama is one of my ALL TIME favs! My students just LOVE the Llama Llama books (and the Roly Pangolin in another love by Anna Dewdney).

xo,
Jenna Lynne



Comment #22: Friday, September 07, 2012 at 20:08:01

Pussreboots

I haven't read Roly Pangolin but I'll keep an eye out for it.



Comment #23: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at 00:24:27

Lei

I've always wanted to read 1Q84 but I always forget to get a copy.

Thanks for dropping by my Monday meme. =)



Comment #24: Friday, September 07, 2012 at 20:15:00

Pussreboots

It's very good. I need to get back to reading it once my current pile of library books are turned back in.



Comment #25: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at 01:01:39

Johanna

So many books, I wish I could do that many!



Comment #26: Friday, September 07, 2012 at 20:18:10

Pussreboots

I don't watch much TV and I have a bunch of audio books going. That's part of my method.



Comment #27: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at 08:37:06

Myra from GatheringBooks

Oh wow, you've had a very busy week, and I'm glad to see you're also reading Murakami. One of the GatheringBooks ladies, Iphigene, is very deeply into Murakami. I have read only one book by him, thus far, and it takes quite awhile to get into his style of writing. One False Note is Book 2 of the 39 clues, right? I enjoyed that one. Have fun with your books and best of luck with your reading goals.



Comment #28: Friday, September 07, 2012 at 20:18:10

Pussreboots

1Q84 is my second Murakami book but I plan to read more. One False Note is in deed the second of the 39 Clues. I just turned 39 and I've decided to read the series this year.



Comment #29: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 at 15:29:48

Earl

I loved Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley. I probably should read more of her books as well since they always seem to be a guaranteed thrill ride!



Comment #30: Friday, September 07, 2012 at 20:22:24

Pussreboots

I've read all the Ripley books and now I'm branching out.