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What Are You Reading: October 29, 2012: 10/28/12

What Are You Reading?

I'm still reading through the CYBILS books. I've mostly finished the stack I brought home from the library. Now I am waiting for the next set to arrive. I have maxed out the number of holds I can order on both my library card, and my son's library card. I've also started using my work library card! I can't imagine how the picture book judges cope with round one reading.

My favorite non-CYBILS read was How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale. People either love or hate the book. I think you have to know San Francisco and be interested in its history to appreciate the book.

I still want to finish How to Dine on Killer Wine by Penny Warner. I also want to read as many more CYBILS books as possible. I also still have Forget-her-nots by Amy Brecount White, and Suite Scarlet by Marueen Johnson to read by Wednesday. Then I'll start Ghouls Gone Wild by Victoria Laurie, and Me, Myself and Why? by Mary Janice Davidson.

What about you?

Finished:

  1. The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver (personal collection)
  2. Canadian Cinema Since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World by David L. Pike (review book)
  3. Drama by Raina Telgemeier (CYBILS)
  4. Explorer by Kazu Kibuishi (CYBILS)
  5. Hades: Lord of the Dead by George O'Connor (CYBILS)
  6. How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale (library book)
  7. Ichiro by Ryan Inzana (CYBILS)
  8. Killer Pancake by Diane Mott Davidson (personal collection)
  9. Kosher Nation by Sue Fishkoff (library book)
  10. A Midsummer Tights Dream by Louise Rennison (library book)
  11. The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder (library book)
  12. Packing for Mars by Mary Roach (personal collection)
  13. Scored by Lauren McLaughlin (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  2. Airborn (audio) by Kenneth Oppel (library book)
  3. The Golden Twine by Jo Rioux (CYBILS)
  4. How to Dine on Killer Wine by Penny Warner (personal collection)
  5. The Main Corpse (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson (personal collection)
  6. The Mummy Case (audio) by Elizabeth Peters (library book)
  7. The Pinhoe Egg by Diana Wynne Jones (personal collection)
  8. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson (library book)

Reviews Posted:

  1. A Cat Named Squeeky by Vic Reskovic (library book)
  2. Fortune Cookies by Albert Bitterman (library book)
  3. How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale (library book)
  4. Jam & Honey by Melita Morales (library book)
  5. The Paper Crane by Molly Bang (library book)
  6. Pickles to Pittsburgh by Judi Barrett (library book)
  7. Prime Cut (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson (library book)



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Comment #1: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 01:52:33

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

What exactly does CYBILS stand for?

Have a great reading week



Comment #2: Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 23:33:15

Pussreboots

It's not exactly an acronym but it stands for: Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards. Their site is here.



Comment #3: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 04:18:17

Judith

Wow, you have a lot of books to read, on al those library cards! I hope it's fun.

I'm trying to finish the last of October's review copies. Normally I finish review copies by the 20th of the month and have some time left for my "own" books. Not this time!



Comment #4: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:15:41

Pussreboots

I stopped scheduling review copies years ago because I was spending too much of my free time reading for publishers and not for myself.



Comment #5: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 06:13:29

~Kristin @ Always With a Book

Not sure what CYBILS stands for, but hope you get to those books!

Have a great week!



Comment #6: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:26:01

Pussreboots

It stands for Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards. Their site is here.



Comment #7: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 07:12:47

Myra from GatheringBooks

Pickles to Pittsburgh is a personal favorite - the lovely sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs! :) My daughter has also been on a Kazu Kibuishi binge - she's been devouring the Amulet series - can't wait to get my teeth on it as well. Work begins for us in January for Round 2 Judges, enjoy your reads!



Comment #8: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:32:11

Pussreboots

My son is also a Kibuishi fan. We own all except for the most recent Amulet book. I have plans to purchase it, probably for a Christmas gift for him. He was also the one who introduced me to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its sequel.



Comment #9: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 08:58:20

Laurel-Rain Snow

Several of your titles look fascinating...I'm off to check some reviews. And thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #10: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:36:58

Pussreboots

It was a decent week of reading. Thanks for stopping by.



Comment #11: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 09:27:25

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

Fortune Cookies looks adorable! I am sure the kids at my school would love it.



Comment #12: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:37:33

Pussreboots

It's certainly a favorite with my daughter. I've lost track of how many times she's read it.



Comment #13: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:43:45

Yvonne

Enjoy your books. I liked How to Wash A Cat very much.



Comment #14: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:38:24

Pussreboots

So did I. I am looking forward to reading the sequel.



Comment #15: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:53:31

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)

Man, CYBILS reading is intense! I hope many of them are good books. Keep it up, girl!



Comment #16: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:39:23

Pussreboots

The reading part is easy (albeit time consuming). The hard part is getting all the books!



Comment #17: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 22:45:20

Mystica

Such a good reading pile. Enjoy them all.



Comment #18: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 19:04:24

Pussreboots

Thank you! I hope I do.



Comment #19: Monday, October, 29, 2012 at 23:44:20

Anne

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I hope to listen to Airborne on audiobboks soon. Are you enjoying it?



Comment #20: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 19:05:34

Pussreboots

Airborne is a nice mix of Robert Louis Stevenson and Jules Verne with airships.



Comment #21: Monday, October, 29, 2012 at 23:52:14

Jo

I'm one of those people that didn't care for How to Wash a Cat, but I'm glad to hear you did. I want to read How to Dine on Killer Wine by Penny Warner eventually, but I've passed it by new publications.



Comment #22: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 19:11:35

Pussreboots

Isn't it nice that there is such a wide variety of books to pick from? Enjoy your reading. The Penny Warner series is also lots of fun.



Comment #23: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 00:10:19

Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books

Wow, you been busy, wish I could get mine done faster, if real life would quite interrupteing my reading, I would lol
Here is mine Its Monday! What Are You Reading Post



Comment #24: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 17:44:01

Pussreboots

The CYBILS are keeping me busy. I have a bunch more to pick up tomorrow. Soon the ebooks will arrive. I've pretty much given up reading for fun to get through these nominees.



Comment #25: Friday, November, 2, 2012 at 23:07:48

MarthaE

Lots of fun reading as usual. I found Mary Jane Davidson to be a fun author. Hope you enjoy that book and all the others you've gotten to read this week. :-)



Comment #26: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 17:45:14

Pussreboots

I'm about 1/3 of the way through Me, Myself and Why? It's certainly memorable.