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What Are You Reading: October 22, 2012: 10/21/12
Don't panic when you see the length of my lists. They represent three weeks of reading and blogging. Two weeks ago I had to take a break from this meme. Our one year old tuxedo cat had gone missing. It took us ten days to find her. Rather, it took her ten days to decide she was done doing whatever it was she was doing and come home. Thankfully she's had her shots and is spayed so we don't have any surprises to worry about! But as you can imagine I just wasn't in the mood to spend my time on a meme!
Another big edition to my list (and upcoming lists) are all the graphic novels I'm reading for the CYBILS. In previous years I've been a second round judge. This year, though, I'm a first round reader. I've read fifteen of sixty-six nominated graphic novels. I have a bunch more to pick up from my library. I will be busy!
When looking at my favorite book in the last three weeks, I won't be including CYBILS. In the interest of being impartial until we're all done reading and have made the short list, I will only look at NetGalley, library and PC books. My favorite book, therefore, was Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore. It has the goofiness of his earlier books but there's an underlying maturity I haven't seen before in his writing. The book includes some full color reproductions of artwork mentioned in the novel, but they're given some silly captions that are from the context of the novel.
This week I will finish How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale and How to Dine on Killer Wine by Penny Warner. I also want to read as many more CYBILS books as possible. For fun, I'll read Forget-her-nots by Amy Brecount White, Suite Scarlet by Marueen Johnson, Scored by Lauren McLaughlin, A Midsummer Tights Dream by Louise Rennison and Kosher Nation by Sue Fishkoff.
What about you?
Comment #1: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 06:19:30
Wow you really rocked it out with the reading. So happy to hear your cat came back and all is well.
Comment #2: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12:02:00
If you take away the CYBILS, I read 18 books or six books a week. I'm glad the cat came back too! It began to pour today; so I'm relieved to have her inside.
Comment #3: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 07:42:36
Oh wow, this is a long post indeed. And you've been reading soooo much too, congratulations! I know that the first round judges are currently hard at work right about now, I'm still biding my time, as I am a second-round judge for fiction picture book category. I figured that it wouldn't be as heavygoing as the full-length novels judges. I wish you luck indeed and funfunfun!
Comment #4: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12:07:14
We're working hard to narrow things down for the round two judges. I'm sure your fiction readers are doing the same thing! The most difficult thing about round one reading is squeezing all the books onto my library card. It's quite a juggling act, especially with the interlibrary loans. I only can do 15 at a time.
Comment #5: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 08:41:56
I enjoyed the two Sophie Kinsella books...and I'm curious about Killer Pancake. I've read some of her books, but not this one...yet.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Comment #6: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12:15:24
It's the 5th book in the Goldy Bear series and the first one where Goldy is married to Tom Schulz. I'm listening to the series on audio, all performed by Barbara Rosenblat. She makes them fun to listen to.
Comment #7: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 11:19:39
Wow, that's a lot of books! Many of them I haven't heard of but I hope you enjoy reading them! And I'm glad you got your cat back!
Comment #8: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12:19:11
I'm glad to have her back too. We all are. Many of the CYBILS I'm reading, I hadn't heard of either until I started reading them. That's part of the fun. The others are mostly books that have been on my wishlist for a year or so.
Comment #9: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12:00:30
We have a missing kitty too, Watson has been gone for 11 days and we are going crazy. My daughter has gone door to door with his picture and today is going down to the school to talk to the kids. Someone had to have picked him up and taken him in for him to be gone this long.
Congrats on the CYBILS honor!!!!
Comment #10: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12:23:21
The two tricks that worked for us were putting food out by the front door and putting her cat carrier by the door. Inside the carrier we had her toys and favorite blankets. Apparently cats find their way home by scent. Putting these things outside makes an extension of the cat's normal territory and gives them a safe spot to aim for. I also had email help from Missingpet.net. Once you submit your information, somone from you area will email you with suggestions on what to do during the search. Good luck!
Comment #11: Monday, October, 22, 2012 at 12:10:18
I am glad your kitty came home! It is so frightening when they are missing.
Comment #12: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12:28:21
Yes, it certainly is. This week our first big rainstorm of the season hit. I'm glad she's not out in it.
Comment #13: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 16:24:01
Soooo glad to hear your cat came home; I'm so sorry she went missing!
I have a theory that my cat is going to try and take over the world some day, so if he were to disappear for a few days, I would assume the plan had been put into action. Maybe yours is working with mine?
Comment #14: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 21:29:02
Mine seems to be working on her ninja skills. She's very good at hiding and jumping out to attack from seemingly nowhere.
Comment #15: Monday, October, 22, 2012 at 17:40:37
Wow! Just wow! You read so much! I love to read, too but I could never read that many books in such a short time! I'm so impressed.
I'm glad you found your cat, or rather that your cat found you :). Being owned by a cat is wonderful!
Comment #16: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 21:31:41
Reading for the CYBILS and reading for fun are two very different activities. Being owned by cats is nice. Both my cats picked me not the other way around. So when the youngest one went missing, it felt like she had decided to pack her bags and move on. Thankfully that wasn't the case. We all missed her.
Comment #17: Monday, October, 22, 2012 at 18:54:42
I'm glad your cat came home! 31 books is still pretty impressive for 3 weeks reading!
Wishing you a great reading week
Comment #18: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 21:35:25
There's some speed reading involved in the CYBILS books. I'm reading them but I'm looking at them differently than I do for the pleasure reading.
Comment #19: Monday, October, 22, 2012 at 19:57:37
Glad your cat turned up, I know I would have been worried sick. Nice line up of books. Enjoy your week of reading :)
Comment #20: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 21:37:59
We were all worried about the cat. It will be a busy week (weeks!) of reading between the books out from the library for fun and the remaining CYBILS books.
Comment #21: Monday, October, 22, 2012 at 20:04:22
So glad you found your cat. Looks like you got a lot of reading done even though you weren't posting the MM meme. A Tale of Two Castles caught my eye. My daughter loves graphic novels and I have to visit the library more often.
Comment #22: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 21:40:00
A Tale of Two Castles is very good but it's not a graphic novel. If your daughter likes fantasy, she'll probably still like it.
Comment #23: Monday, October, 22, 2012 at 20:23:12
So glad your kitty returned. Hope you have a great week.
Comment #24: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 21:42:03
Me too. Thank you!
Comment #25: Monday, October, 22, 2012 at 20:50:18
How are you liking Packing for Mars? I've only read Roach's book Stiff, but I hear her other books are just as good.
Comment #26: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 21:33:05
Packing for Mars is very much like Stiff, just with a different topic.
Comment #27: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 09:52:16
Woah. 3 weeks worth or not, you've still read and blogged quite a bit.
Are you enjoying How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale? I worked my way through the first 3 books in that series before I gave up. Something about them really annoyed me.
Comment #28: Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 21:08:59
My reviews for the most part were all written well ahead of posting. That gave me the time to focus on reading for the CYBLS. I loved the first of Hale's books. My review is here.
Comment #29: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 22:33:59
Yes - that list would be alarming if you hadn't explained! Hope your are enjoying the CYBILS. Sometimes its hard to squeeze in extra time for Judging too.
Glad your cat came home healthy. That is distressing when they disappear and you don't know what happened.
Comment #30: Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 21:08:59
I am enjoying the reading part of the CYBILS but the juggling of holds on my library card is frustrating! I have 70 books to read and can only have ten hold requests on my card at any given time. I am running to the library two or three times a week.