Of course, there may be some other distractions going on this month. At least I finally have my tree up, and have scattered my outdoor lights across the floor of my living room. If you peer through my windows you may get a glimpse of them blinking.
I'll sign in at Book Journey or Teach Mentor Texts since I want to see what everyone else is reading this month.
This week I finished:
- Ruby Holler, Sharon Creech. Kidlit. For my elementary school book club.
- Boy21, Matthew Quick. YA. Cybils finalist. My high schooler recommends it.
- The Last Dragonslayer, Jasper Fforde. Kidlit. Cybils finalist. The protagonist is 15, but it does read more as kidlit than YA. Another book receiving my son's praise.
- The Cabinet of Earth, Anne Nesbit. Kidlit. Cybils finalist.
- The Adventures of Beanboy, Lisa Harkrader. Kidlit. Cybils finalist. My son recommends it, although he thought it took place in Ohio. Sadly, it is Kansas based.
- Chomp, Carl Hiassen. Kidlit. Cybils finalist.
- The Peculiar, Stefan Bachmann. Kidlit. Cybils finalist.
- Endangered, Eliot Schrefer. YA. Cybils finalist.
- A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax, Dorothy Gilman. I defiantly read a book just for me. Go Mrs Pollifax, international agent in a spiffy hat.
What am I currently reading? My book bag has some essays by Fadiman, a cozy mystery in Indiana, the latest paperback In Death book, and my NOOK.
- At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman. Library. Gems of essays for the sake of being essays.
- The Storyteller, Antonia Michaelis. YA. Library. The last of the Cybils, but so dark I'll probably take a week or so to read it.
- Paradise, Toni Morrison. It's been pushed aside by Cybils reading, but its Oklahoma setting may push it back up.
- Calculated In Death, J.D. Robb. Library. Only one dead body so far, so maybe it's not one of the gruesome ones.
- Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?, Louise Rennison. Audio. YA. Library. On disk 4/5. The boys are liking this even though they only here it intermittently -- I listen even when they aren't there.
- Conspiracy, Lindsay Burokers. NOOK. Still not making progress. The library picks always push in front of this poor purchased book.
- Developing Standards-Based Report Cards, Thomas R. Guskey & Jane M. Bailey. I should just finish this -- the last session roamed all over the book.
- Radio Fifth Grade, Gordon Korman. The new teacher does not respect the radio.
- Out to Canaan, Jan Karon. Service sometimes demands sacrifice. And guests.
- Keep Me Forever, Rosemary Laurey. I like the progress of the rich gardener.
- A General Theory of Love, Thomas Lewis. Some false notes about autism.
- The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens. Pickwick is defiant, and goes to Bath. I snore.
- How To Write Science Fiction & Fantasy, Orson Scott Card. I like his definitions of science fiction.
- Cybils: 73/74. I'm 50 pages into the last one.
- Where Am I Reading?: 40/51. No change -- I had zilch luck with the wave of Cybils I just finished, which I was kind of hoping would give me a few of the remainder.
- Crazy Quilt Colors: 7/9. Still need brown and patterns.
- Reading My Library: Not this week, either. Maybe next week.
- Best of the Best 2012: 46/25. In Zanesville is on deck.