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What Are You Reading: November 05, 2012: 11/04/12
Ten of the fourteen books I read this week were for the CYBILS. I've completed 34 books out of the 80 or so I have to read.
My favorite non-CYBILS read was Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson. A former Broadway actress moves into a family run hotel and takes fifteen year old Scarlett, whom she nicknames O'Hara, under her wing. Together they help older brother Spencer with a small production of Hamlet.
As I mentioned for many weeks in a row, I still want to finish How to Dine on Killer Wine. I'm also feeling ready to push towards the end of 1Q84, a novel I've been reading since January! Once I'm finished with 1Q84, I will start on Vanity Fair as my chunskter of choice.
In more pedestrian reading, I plan to finish Me, Myself and Why? by MaryJanice Davidson. When I do, I will get started on Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell.
What about you?
Comment #1: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 01:30:29
Me, Myself and Why sounds like a fun read. Both my kids and my husband are fans of the Avatar: Last Airbender cartoon series
Wishing you a great reading week
Comment #2: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 18:03:13
It's certainly a memorable book but I'm not sure yet if it's "fun." My kids have watched both Airbender series. The graphic novel series fills in the story immediately following the defet of the Fire Lord.
Comment #3: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 07:20:26
Seems like you didn't enjoy The Alchemyst too ... it was the same for me although for different reasons.
Comment #4: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 18:06:12
What were your reasons (if you don't mind sharing)?
Comment #5: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 08:18:35
Every time I visit here I am amazed all over again at the number of books you have going at all times. How long do you have to finish reading the CYBILS books?
Comment #6: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 18:08:58
The short lists are announced on New Year's Eve. I think we have until mid December before we begin debating and voting onwhat we'll put on the short list.
Comment #7: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 08:33:28
I always love your lists. Fun reviews. I love how you put so much thought behind them. Thx for all the links! Enjoy your week of reading!! Thx for hoppin' by my Monday!
Comment #8: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 18:10:23
Thank you for the kind words. Happy reading.
Comment #9: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 08:53:24
I'm curious about Me, Myself and Why? Enjoy your reads, and thanks for visiting my blog.
Comment #10: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 18:11:58
It's about an FBI agent with multiple personalities who is trying to solve a string of serial killings. Completely improbable as the author explains in the introduction but still an interesting book.
Comment #11: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 09:21:53
14 books ;) Awesome. And those are all brand new to me also! Thanks for visiting my Monday post!
Comment #12: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 18:13:32
You're welcome. Have a good week.
Comment #13: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 09:31:30
Thank you for visiting my blog earlier. Great book list! I hope you have a great reading week.
Comment #14: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 18:15:33
I will have another busy week of reading for the CYBILS. I'm picking up another load of them tomorrow.
Comment #15: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 11:25:08
I hope you are able to finish IQ84 soon, I loved that book :)
Comment #16: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 18:18:18
If I don't have it finished by the winter holidays, I'll bring the book along with me and finish it at my in-laws' home.
Comment #17: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 12:19:35
Suite Scarlett sounds really good! And I loved The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson too. I will have to pick up Scarlett.
Comment #18: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 18:19:20
It was very good, and a quick read.
Comment #19: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 21:01:01
I'm intrigued by The Pinhoe Egg. I've only read Howl's Moving Castle by Wynne Jones, but really enjoyed it!
Comment #20: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 18:20:22
It's the last of the Crestomanci books. I recommend starting with Charmed Life.
Comment #21: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 21:25:03
Have an utterly lovely reading week and I wish you luck with IQ84!
Comment #22: Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:40:12
I've been happily reading 1Q84 since January 16th. I think it would be nice to finish it up before 2013 begins.
Comment #23: Monday, November 05, 2012 at 22:00:23
I like to read a big book along with smaller novels too. Have a good week!
Comment #24: Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:44:20
Most of the books I read are less than 400 pages in length (many in the 200 page range). But I usually have one large book (600 pages or more) going and I'll read it as slowly as I want. Since I know I'll be a slow poke, I typically buy these long books so I don't feel like I'm racing the clock as I would if it were a library book. 1Q84, for instance, I've been reading since January!
Comment #25: Tuesday, November, 6, 2012 at 10:16:33
The Gene Luen Yang Book is a must have for me. My ten year old daughter simply adores Yang's graphic novels - this is the only one she hasn't read yet. She just finished the Amulet series and loved it. I also enjoyed Lily Renee and reviewed it several months ago when they launched their blog tour. :)
Comment #26: Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:48:01
The Yang book does a good job of bridging the gap between the two Avatar series.
Comment #27: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at 15:24:01
I wish I could have gotten into the The Alchemyst as well. The series had always seemed very interesting to me- but maybe the writing style was too flat for me or maybe I wasn't in the mood. The book that took me forever to read even though I enjoyed reading it was "The Time Traveler's Wife" taking me about 6 months to read it and 32 books later!
Comment #28: Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:57:52
Sometimes a book works and someimes it doesn't. Thankfully there are many to choose from. Happy reading.
Comment #29: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 14:02:28
Wow, that's alot of books! I hope you enjoy reading them.
Comment #30: Friday, November 09, 2012 at 12:58:40
Thank you! Happy reading as well.