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What Are You Reading: September 24, 2012: 09/23/12
My favorite book last week was Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. Princess Celie, her brother and sister have to save the kingdom when their parents are attacked and presumed dead. It's an interesting mix of castle politics and magic, presented at a level that tweens can sink their teeth into. What makes this book even more special is the fact that the castle is a sentient creature and can change itself to suit the needs of the royal family (as well as its own whims). There's a sequel coming out next year called Wednesdays in the Tower and I can't wait to read it.
I also had fun re-reading (for the third time) Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. This time I listened to the audio performed by Barbara Rosenblat. I am planning to re-read the series on audio on my commute.
This week I'd like to finish My Favorite Band Does Not Exist by Robert T. Jeschonek — which is a fun and mind bending bit of meta fiction. It reminds me both of 1Q84 (which I am still slowly reading) and The Neverending Story by Michael Ende.
I also plan to finish the delightful audio, Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. After that I'll The Serpent of Shadows which I didn't get to last week (or the week before).
What about you?
Comment #1: Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 23:58:54
I have Tuesdays At The Castle partially finished - I need to wrap that one up :)
Comment #2: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 13:59:35
I enjoyed it start to finish.
Comment #3: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 02:38:30
Tuesdays at the Castle sounds like the kinda book I've actually been doing well reading lately. I'll definitely need to take note.
Comment #4: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:00:23
It's a good one! I think you'll like it.
Comment #5: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 02:39:51
Crocodile on the Sandbank has been on my TBR list forever!
Have a great reading week!
Comment #6: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:02:23
Once you read it there, there's a long series of books after it to read too.
Comment #7: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 06:27:54
Have a good week
Comment #8: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:05:02
Same to you!
Comment #9: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 06:59:31
How to Dine on Killer Wine looks tempting. Enjoy your reading, and thanks for stopping by my blog.
Comment #10: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:06:05
I'm enjoying it. It's what I'm reading while my kids are taking their swim lessons.
Comment #11: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 07:42:56
I really liked Tuesday at the Castle too. And Elizabeth Peters is also one of my favorites. Have a wonderful week.
Comment #12: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:07:14
Both were fun reads. Have a good one too.
Comment #13: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 07:54:55
Crocodile on the Sandbank is a classic that I hope to read one day. Enjoy your reading week.
Comment #14: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:08:15
I don't know if I'm ready to call it a classic yet, but I do like it.
Comment #15: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 10:47:28
I love the idea of a castle story with a sentient castle. What fun!
Comment #16: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:09:04
It is fun.
Comment #17: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 11:35:03
Ed Emberley is awesome. I'll have to check into the Castle Politics book for when my daughter gets a bit older, seems she would like it also. Thanks for visiting Monday's post.
Comment #18: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:10:13
I'd recommend the book for fifth grade and up.
Comment #19: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 12:19:03
I loved Twenties Girl - I usually like anything written about flappers though. Lol. I will have to check back for your review on Killer Pancake, I love to read cozy mystery type books during the winter. :)
Comment #20: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:11:21
I'm pretty much the same way re Flapper books. Killer Pancake is part of the Goldy Bear mysteries by Diane Mott Davidson.
Comment #21: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:09:34
I'm glad you enjoyed Jessica Day George's book, I haven't read this one, but I've loved the ones I've read.
Have a great week!
Comment #22: Comment #20: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:12:40
It's the first of her books that I've read but I plan to read more!
Comment #23: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 19:14:50
I think you've managed to have more books going at one time than me. :) That reminds me I still need to read 1Q84.
Comment #24: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 22:44:06
I try to have no more than ten going, because GoodReads's "currently reading" box on the homepage only shows a maximum of ten books. How many books do you have going right now?
Comment #25: Monday, September, 24, 2012 at 20:50:16
Tuesdays at the Castle sounds like fun. I read a book last week about what the princess and other characters in a storybook do when the book isn't being read. It's called The Great Good Thing.
Comment #26: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 22:50:05
Thank you for the recommendation. I'll take a look at The Great Good Thing.
Comment #27: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 21:04:19
You always have such a great reading list. Enjoy your books!
Comment #28: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 22:53:10
Comment #29: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 21:26:51
Hmm, if My Favorite Band Does Not Exist is like the NeverEnding Story, I'll need to check it out. Have a great week!
Comment #30: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 22:56:12
It is although it's not as intricate a story as The Neverending Story. It's still worth checking out, though. Happy reading.
Comment #31: Monday, September, 24, 2012 at 22:10:41
Someone else mentioned Crocodile on the Sandbank this week. That's the only one of the series that I've read, but I really liked it. I should get to the rest of them sometime. Enjoy your week!
Comment #32: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 22:59:21
I've read most of the series and now I'm going back and re-reading it from the beginning. This time, though, I'm listening to them on audio.