Monday, March 12, 2012

Broken Computer!

The big news this week (besides my birthday) is that I broke my computer! So my habit of constantly updating which books I'm reading, have read, want to read on Shelfari, Librarything, and Goodreads has been hard to maintain.  Consequently, I'm not all that sure what I read this week.  Not much, because I was supposed to read Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and I was avoiding it like the undead.

So, for my weekly check-in, using the meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, I'm having to guess and suppose whatever it was I was doing this week, besides sitting around and complaining about my computer.  Also, at Teach Mentor Texts they do another roundup that concentrates on children's books, which seems to have made up the majority of my reading this week.

This week I finished a lot of short chapter books, mainly so I could turn them in and also reach my birthday goal of reading my age in books in February & March.  I also read a few picture books for the Cybils challenge; I'm on the last book for both fiction and nonfiction picture books:
  • Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake. Cybils YA.
  • Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, Julie Sternberg. Cybils short book.
  • The Trouble With Chickens, Doreen Cronin. Cybils short book.
  • Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus, Atinuke. Cybils short book.
  • Bad Island, Doug Tennapel. Cybils graphic novel.
  • Breadcrumbs, Anne Ursu. Cybils middle grade novel.
  • The Amulet of Samarkard, graphic novel.
  • Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith, although for the last quarter I pretty much skimmed and skipped grumpily about.  This book didn't suit me.
I'm showing eleven books on my currently reading list, which really isn't that bad. I do think I need to read more nonfiction, though.
  • Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead. Gift from Librarything Santa, very teen vampire.
  • Spellbound (Books of Elsewhere #2), Jacqueline West. TBR list. Girl tries to save boy.
  • The Brooklyn Nine, Alan Gratz. RML. Stories, so far depressing, connected by baseball. Possibly a baseball.
  • The Trap (Magnificent 12 #2), Michael Grant. RML. I still like the golem best.
  • Inquisitor's Apprentice, Chris Moriarty. NOOK.  Cybils middle grade book.
  • Smart But Scattered, Peg Dawson & Richard Guare.  The finish-a-book slot reward slot.  My scattered son and I will take the tests real soon now.
  • The Same Stuff as Stars, Katherine Paterson. Mom isn't coming back.
  • The First Men In the Moon, H.G. Wells.  Back to earth.
  • The End of Racism, Dinesh D'Souza.  The solution is for blacks to buck up and work harder.
  • Honored Enemy, Raymond Feist & William R Forstchen. United against a worse enemy.
What will I read next? I've Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls up for the Cybils book, the Reading My Library pile, Nerd Camp as our March book club book, and the next few books from my TBR list, such as The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.

Challenges:
  1. Cybils: 43/80.  Halfway done! More, considering I can't read the Apps category.
  2. Global Reading Challenge: 8/21.  Read another book in Canada, but I've already been there.
  3. What's In a Name?: 5/6. Still no geographic items. Oh well, it's early yet.
  4. Where Am I Reading?:  12/50. Need to review some books so I can count them.
  5. TBR Double Dare.  13. 
  6. Science Book Challenge: 1.141/3.14159.
  7. Reading My Library: Didn't finish anything.
  8. Eclectic Challenge: 2/10.  Romance is done.

3 comments:

Jen said...

I love Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Breadcrumbs. Both are great! I'm not sure about the Lincoln book...don't think it would be for me either! Bummer about your computer!!!

Kellee said...

Pickle Juice on a Cookie has been mentioned twice this week- must be a sign. Breadcrumbs is great!!!

Sorry about your computer, but happy birthday and happy reading :)

city said...

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