Sunday, May 20, 2012

Family Matters

I'm visiting with my dad this week, so reading time is a bit limited, although I sneak some in when he's watching TV or something. I tried to concentrate on finishing stuff this week.

On Mondays Sheila at Book Journey invites people to report on what they read, what they are reading, and what they will read.  Teach Mentor Texts echos this with a concentration on children's books.

I finished a handful of books:
  • Within the Flames
  • Where Things Come Back (YA)
  • Dark Passage (YA)
  • My Boyfriend Is a Monster (YA)
  • Grimspace (NOOK)
  • Geektastic (YA) (NOOK)
  • Chain Reaction (YA) (NOOK)
  • The New York Mormon Singles Halloween Dance
  • Weedflower (kidlit)
  • How They Croaked (kidlit) (audio)
This clears out several books that I have been dragging around for weeks, as well as two books about to vaporize from my NOOK. 

What am I still reading? Well, it's still a bit ridiculous:
  • Bunheads, Sophie Flack. (Cybils). I'm picking this back up any day now.
  • Daughter of the Forest, Juliet Marillier. I have put this down somewhere with about 20 pages left. Oops.
  • The Galacteran Legacy: Galaxy Watch, Michelle Izmaylov. (RML) Hey, the author was like 17. Much of the plot now makes sense.
  • The Know-It-All, A.J. Jacobs. Letter S. His wife is pregnant! His head may explode.
  • The Wives of Henry Oades, Johanna Moran. From the TBR list.  I find the trials dull and their home life fascinating.
  • Infinite Kung Fu, Kagen McLeon. For Best of the Best, but the boys still have it.
  • Angelfall, Susan Ee. NOOK. (Cybils) Still no sign of baby sister.
  • Matched, Ally Condie. NOOK. Ha! I got new copy today!
  • Smart But Scattered, Peg Dawson & Richard Guare.  Where to start to fix things.
  • The Same Stuff as Stars, Katherine Paterson. Nothing is so bad that a social worker can't make it worse.
  • Honored Enemy, Raymond Feist & William R Forstchen.  Nemesis has backstory.
  • Knight of a Trillion Stars, Dara Joy. Isn't it hot when he literally rips her clothes off? Wait, no, because she's trying to get away.
  • The Catholic Church in the Modern World, E.E.Y. Hales. Pope looks bad when he condemns liberalism.
  • Close Range: Wyoming Stories, Annie Proulx. Old guys at lunch in the first story.
  • The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, Jeanne Birdsall. Audio. Very independent kids.
  • Young Fredle, Cynthia Voight. Audio. With male fifth grader. We just finished Darwin.
  • The Ring of Solomon, Jonathan Stroud. Audio. With 7th grader. CD 2. Queen of Sheba is introduced.
  • Beauty Queens, Libby Bray. Audio. Just with me. CD 5. 
What will I read next? I've got a pile of Best of the Best books next to a comfortable chair, and maybe I can read 13 more in the next month. Hmm.  I'm eyeing The Scorpio Races, Jane, and Leverage. I have a Perry Mason for bookclub, and a pile of library books that I acquired somehow.

  1. Cybils: 54/73.  No change, but I did finally review a book I read last year.
  2. Global Reading Challenge: 13/21. I've asked my friends for South American recommendations.
  3. What's In a Name?: 6/6. Need to review the last ones.
  4. Where Am I Reading?:  19/50. Need to review Massachusetts (I've read three), Montana, Arkansas and Utah books. And finish the Vermont and Wyoming books. I'm falling behind, but catching up on reviews would fix that.
  5. Science Book Challenge: 1.141/3.14159. Memoirs, but nothing scientific, although Sugar Changed the World had a bit. 
  6. Reading My Library:  Finished one, which is good. On Ks.
  7. Eclectic Challenge: 7/10. Well, 8, but I need to review one. Reading literary fiction by Proulx. And the next book club book is a mystery.
  8. Best of the Best: 13/25. Hey, I'm over half way. This is a surprise.

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