Monday, March 26, 2012

Lost In Heyer Space

I appear to have read almost nothing this week. I say "appear" because actually I covered a lot of words, I just didn't read any books from front to end. Instead I zoomed through a dozen or so of Georgette Heyer's books on my NOOK (go library, which provided all I needed), cherry picking my favorite scenes and characters from The Unknown Ajax, The Grand Sophy, Charity Girl, Faro's Daughter, The Corinthians, and I've forgotten what else.  Well, I probably could count The Grand Sophy as a re-read, since my favorite bits include about 90% of the text, but I did skip the introduction before Sophy shows up.

So, for my weekly check-in, using the meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, I have very little to list.  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 paltry completed reading this week.

This week I finished one book on my NOOK (in addition to the skimming mentioned above), one book from Reading My Library, and one tiny paperback. I didn't even read any picture books with my kids.
  • Tuesdays At the Castle, Jessica Day George. NOOK. Cybils finalist.
  • Knightley Academy, Violet Haberdasher. RML. That cannot be her real name, right?
  • Pursuit of the Screamer, Ansen Dibell. My own book!
I'm showing eleven books on my currently reading list, which really isn't that bad. Although my nonfiction ratio is still poor, I've got some historical fiction in there, which is close.
  • Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead. I seem to have misplaced this. Oops.
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacquiline Kelly. (TBR) I like Calpurnia a lot.
  • The Birchbark House, Louise Erdrich. (TBR) I finally read the first one.
  • Star in the Storm, Joan Hiatt Hawlow. (RML) That's one smart dog.
  • Libyrinth, Pearl North. Online book club from last January, but I kept getting distracted.
  • Smart But Scattered, Peg Dawson & Richard Guare.  The finish-a-book slot reward slot.  We're getting some advice on improving our lacking executive skills.
  • The Same Stuff as Stars, Katherine Paterson. Mom has stolen the little brother..
  • The First Men In the Moon, H.G. Wells.  Social satire radio message from the moon.
  • Honored Enemy, Raymond Feist & William R Forstchen. How to cook a marmet.
  • Knight of a Trillion Stars, Dara Joy. Silly romance. Why is she buying this guy a plane ticket again?
  • The Catholic Church in the Modern World, E.E.Y. Hales. The French Revolution was not good for the Church.
What will I read next? I've got the Cybils finalist Between Shades of Gray, Scalzi's Android's Dream, and I'm falling behind on my book-a-week goal for Reading My Library.  And the library just informed me that I can get Elizabeth Moon's latest on my NOOK right now, so maybe it's time to throw myself off the no-new-books island of the TBR Double Dare, only one week short of their April 1st target. That date sounds like they didn't really mean it, doesn't it?

  1. Cybils: 49/80.  I'm falling horribly behind on reviewing, though.
  2. Global Reading Challenge: 9/21.  Europe is filled up now. South America is still hard.
  3. What's In a Name?: 5/6. Hey, I've actually reviewed Dragon Castle, so I can swap that in.
  4. Where Am I Reading?:  13/50. If I don't start reviewing, I'll fall behind my March quota.
  5. TBR Double Dare.  15. But I may quit. I want to know what is happening on Paksennarian's world.
  6. Science Book Challenge: 1.141/3.14159. The no non-fiction is holding me back.
  7. Reading My Library: Didn't finish anything.
  8. Eclectic Challenge: 3/10. I'm putting children's books in as my free choice.  


Anonymous said...

I like Georgette Heyer...well, except her mysteries; they're pretty boring.

I've got Between Shades of Gray checked out from our library right now, but I haven't started it yet. We'll have to compare notes.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Have a great reading week!

Kellee said...

Between Shades of Gray is an amazing, interesting book- enjoy!

Happy reading this week!

Jen said...

Wow! I have no idea how you keep up or keep track of all those books! I thought I read a ton of books at a time but you put me to shame. I'm tired just reading your post. Looks like some good books though! I liked Between Shades of Gray, too!