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There Are Cats in This Book by Viviane Schwarz
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What Are You Reading: September 17, 2012: 09/16/12

What Are You Reading?

My favorite book last week was Life As We Knew It (audio) by Susan Beth Pfeffer. I had some problems believing the initial set up — the severity of the tidal changes — but otherwise liked how things played out. I plan to read the second book (as it's not on audio at my library). Frankly, I found the perkiness of the narrator as performed grating at times, especially when everyone was either getting sick or dying.

This week I'd like to finish Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus — another of the creepy boarding school YA books. This one has a history with a hospital so it's got a good Stephen King vibe to it. I would also like to finish Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. It has political intrigue and is set in a sentient, magical castle.

I plan to start The Exile of Sara Stevenson by Darci Hannah and The Serpent of Shadows which I didn't get to last week.

What about you?

Finished:

  1. The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New by Margot Rosenberg (library book)
  2. Life As We Knew It (audio) by Susan Beth Pfeffer (library book)
  3. Midori by Moonlight by Wendy Tokunaga (library book)
  4. One False Note (audio) by Gordon Korman (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  2. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (library book)
  3. El Iluminado by Ilan Stavans (review copy)
  4. How to Dine on Killer Wine by Penny Warner (personal collection)
  5. Killer Pancake by Diane Mott Davidson (personal collection)
  6. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore (personal collection)
  7. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus (library book)
  8. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George (personal collection)
  9. Whad'ya Know? by Michael Feldman (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Amped by Daniel H. Wilson (review copy)
  2. Drift House by Dale Peck (personal collection)
  3. Flirting with Forever by Gwyn Cready (review copy)
  4. Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull (personal collection)
  5. Liberty Falling by Nevada Barr (personal collection)
  6. Round Like a Ball by Lisa Campbell Ernst (library book)
  7. The Wing on a Flea (original) by Ed Emberley (library book)



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Comment #1: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 06:59:20

#BookNerd

I really want to read 1Q84.. Murakami is amazing! Thanks for visiting my blog and happy reading!!! Ashley



Comment #2: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 08:45:05

Pussreboots

I've been reading 1Q84 since January. I'm ready to focus on finishing it.



Comment #3: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 08:42:25

Marie

I can see where the narrator has the power to make or break a story for you, and I have only done one audiobook in the last ten years. I am not a good audio candidate however as I find myself thinking about other things when I am trying to 'listen.' Enjoy your books this week.



Comment #4: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 08:47:24

Pussreboots

I used to worry about not paying enough attention to audiobooks. Then it occured to me that it doesn't matter if I zone out. Either the story will have enough clues to tell me what I've missed or I can re-listen to the missed parts.



Comment #5: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 09:00:07

Erin@Quixotic Magpie

Shadow Hills sounds like a perfect book for me - I love to read creepy boarding school books. Have a great week!



Comment #6: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 08:49:30

Pussreboots

I'll get it reviewed as soon as I can after I finish it.



Comment #7: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 09:53:03

Laurel-Rain Snow

How to Dine on Killer Wine looks tempting...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your week.



Comment #8: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 08:49:30

Pussreboots

It's the 5th in the series but each book stands along fairly well.



Comment #9: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 10:22:01

Crystal @ I Totally Paused!

Life As We Knew It sounds interesting, though I'm not sure how I feel about it being in journal form. Glad to hear you liked it!



Comment #10: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 08:51:02

Pussreboots

The journal dates give a sense of how little time it takes for society to crumble under the drastic changes in the environment.



Comment #11: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11:18:22

Aleksandra

I still haven't read Pfeffer's series, and I love Jessica Day George's books, although it's been quite some time since I've read her. I've heard Shadow Hills is pretty good, too.

Happy reading & thanks for visiting me :)



Comment #12: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 08:54:11

Pussreboots

Tuesdays at the Castle is the first book by the author I've read but I'm enjoying it thoroughly.



Comment #13: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 08:26:45

Teddyree

Sacre Bleu is on my TBR mountain. Have a great week and happy reading :)



Comment #14: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 13:03:03

Pussreboots

Sacre Bleu has the magic and humor of Moore's earlier books but there's a maturity to it that's new. I plan to shre the book with my friends once I'm done.



Comment #15: Sunday, September, 23, 2012 at 23:47:55

MarthaE

Looks like you had a good week for reading and reviews. I see a couple there I will check out. Have a great week this week!



Comment #16: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 13:06:09

Pussreboots

I hope you enjoy which ever ones have caught your attention. Happy reading.