Monday, March 5, 2012

Slow Week

I finished a few more books this week, and started even more. My son stole borrowed my NOOK for two days, causing great emotional distress, which is odd considering I'm also reading a large handful of paper books.

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 concentrates on children's books, which made up the majority of my reading this week.

This week I finished only books, three children books and two grown-up ones.  I also read a few picture books for the Cybils challenge, and wrote up our response to the Early Readers:
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.
  • Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake. Cybils. Ghost-killer rides into a Canadian town.
  • 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.
  • Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Green (NOOK).  For my book club. On Friday. Must read soon.
  • 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 got a shelf full of Cybils books waiting (many of them almost due back to the library), the last library book left from the beginning of the year, and the reading my library pile. P picked Nerd Camp as our March book club book, so I need to get on that. Also, I gave myself a Shelfari goal to read my age in books before my birthday, but that's going to be tight. Clearly time to concentrate on easy kidlit. On the plus side, I've read some of the books I've been reading the longest, so the icon on the right will keep changing.

Challenges:
  1. Cybils: 36/80.  Almost done with picture books.
  2. Global Reading Challenge: 8/21.  Added Japan.
  3. What's In a Name?: 5/6. Replaced a weak entry with Christmas Angel.
  4. Where Am I Reading?:  12/50. Only need three more this month.
  5. TBR Double Dare.  12. If I count the library book that I forgot I own.
  6. Science Book Challenge: 1.141/3.14159. I need to read more nonfiction.
  7. Reading My Library: Some good ones in this month's pile.
  8. Eclectic Challenge: 2/10.  Romance is done.

8 comments:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Cybils challenge, eh? That sounds lovely. I should read the nonfiction picture book short list winners. I bet they are fabulous.

Here's my
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Susan Dee said...

I read Nerd Camp and really liked it! Great choice for a book club read. I also need to read more non-ficiton...love Deb's idea of checking the Cybils non-fiction list.

Have a great week among the pages!

Bob (Beauty in Ruins) said...

New follower, just stopping by on a Monday . . . some great choices there, but The Brooklyn Nine has me really curious!

Bob

dollycas aka Lori said...

I have been hiding my Kindle lately, both hubby and daughter have been borrowing it. tee hee

juliababyjen said...

I think I need to read more nonfiction as well. Great list!

The Brunette Librarian said...

:) Abraham Lincoln Vampire Killer looks good. The Movie is gonna kick some butt!

Happy reading week!
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pussreboots said...

I have Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter on my TBR.

My daughter convinced me that she needed her own library card. Please come see what I'm reading.

Jen Vincent said...

My son sees my Nook and thinks it's the iPad and he is in love with the Thomas app. I have to hide it from him, too! Nerd Camp sounds like fun!