Monday, February 27, 2012

Leap Year Extends My Reading Time


I finished a good chunk of my currently reading pile, and put a bunch more books in my bag to start Real Soon Now. I knocked out some more Cybils books, chugged along on my Reading My Library quest, and even finished some books both from my shelves and from my TBR list.

This is the meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  What I read, what I'm reading, and a peek at what I'll read next, where I check up on my reading patterns for the previous week. Also, at Teach Mentor Texts they do another roundup that focusses on children's books which I'm definitely a good fit for this week.

This week I finished nine books, five children books and four grown-up ones:
I'm showing nine books on my currently reading list, which really means only three since I have no intention of spending much time on the other six. I'm almost normal!
  • Dragon Castle.  Joseph Bruchac. Cybils finalist; my son recommends it.
  • Making Our Democracy Work, Stephen Breyer.  Supreme Court Justice on the supreme court. Where they get their mandates from.
  • Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson. NOOK.  Cybils YA finalist. Hey, the husband didn't die, she wandered off without him!
  • Smart But Scattered, Peg Dawson & Richard Guare.  The finish-a-book slot reward slot.  My scattered son and I will take the tests as soon as we stop procrastinating.
  • The Same Stuff as Stars, Katherine Paterson. Shopping with a spoiled brother isn't fun.
  • The First Men In the Moon, H.G. Wells.  Scientist buddy abandoned.
  • Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott. Tough and glorious parenting moments.
  • The End of Racism, Dinesh D'Souza.  Back to society again.
  • Honored Enemy, Raymond Feist & William R Forstchen. Eating angry soup together.
What will I read next? I've got a shelf full of Cybils books waiting, a single library book left from the beginning of the year, and the (refreshed) reading my library pile.  March will be the time to really concentrate on books in my home, and also leave me in a comfortable place, library shelf-wise.  The TBR Dare is still on, despite horrible temptations while taking my son to cash in his book-store Superbowl winnings.  What's fun is that my Shelfari icon on the right will finally start changing!

Challenges:
  1. Cybils: 33/80.  The library can't buy Ee's book, so I guess I will.
  2. Global Reading Challenge: 7/21.  Seventh continent is easy.
  3. What's In a Name?: 5/6. Still hoping for cute replacements for some categories.
  4. Where Am I Reading?:  11/50. Helping out March task here.
  5. TBR Double Dare.  10. Read a book from my shelf!
  6. Science Book Challenge: 1.141/3.14159.  Cybils Picture books for the decimal points.
  7. Reading My Library: Got the next batch.  I should keep a list of these, maybe.
  8. Eclectic Challenge: 1/10.  Science fiction is done.

6 comments:

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

I've heard good thing about girl of fire, hope you enjoy.
Check out what I am reading here

Linda at teacherdance said...

If you don't mind, I'm going to use your Real Soon Now list title-love it! And I am so impressed with all the challenges you've taken on. It's quite a lot! I didn't recognize all the books on your list, but a few. It's always fun to explore!

Jen said...

That's a lot of books! I really liked the Claudette Colvin book!

Kellee said...

Wow! That is an impressive list. Happy reading this week!

Lindsey said...

I hope you enjoy Traveling Mercies. I really liked Lamott's Bird by Bird.

Ms. Yingling said...

Whew. You have a lot of challenges going on, and quite a TBR list! Good for you. The Cybils reads are always good ones.