Monday, October 22, 2018

Middle Grade Fantasy Is My Reading Life

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I remember writing a quick status report last week, but I have no idea where it went. So this will be a double.

We're picking up some more books from publishers and authors this week, but the main pile is probably already here. So lots of reading to do.

My currently reading edged back up to 28. I'll worry about that next year.

The Book Date does a weekly roundup of what people are reading, want to read, or have read each week called It's Monday! What Are You Reading so I'll sign up there. There's also a version that is kidlit focussed at either Teach Mentor Texts or Unleashing Readers and obviously I will be qualified for that as I spent last week reading several books that people were thinking of nominating.

This Fortnight's Cybils Reading:

The Art of the SwapStrange StarHeartseekerEvangeline of the BayouR Is for RebelThe Game Masters of Garden PlaceThe Lost Books: The Scroll of KingsWizardmatchDenis Ever AfterThe Boy, The Bird and The Coffin MakerThe Frame-UpThe Wild BookA Problematic Paradox

Flip the Silver SwitchThe Last (Endling #1)The Magic Misfits (Magic Misfits, #1)Otherwood

The Art of the Swap, Kristine Asselin.

Strange Star, Emma Carroll.

Heartseeker, Melinda Beatty.

Evangeline of the Bayou, Jan Eldredge.

R Is For Rebel, J. Anderson Coats.

The Game Masters of Garden Place, Denis Markell.

The Scroll of Kings, Sarah Prineas.

Wizardmatch, Lauren Magaziner.

Denis Ever After, Tony Abbott.

The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker, Matilda Woods

The Frame-Up, Wendy MacKnight.

The Wild Book, Juan Villaro.

A Problematic Paradox, Eliot Sappingfield.

Flip the Silver Switch, Jackie Yeager.

The Last, Katherine Applegate.

The Magic Misfits, Neil Patrick Harris.

Otherwood, Pete Hautman.

2017 Cybils Reading

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Fighting for Justice)

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, Laura Atkins.

Non Cybils Completed Books:

Two Mates for the Dragon: MMF Bisexual Menage RomanceThe Mortification of Fovea MunsonLady Rogue (The Royal Rewards #3)

Two Mates for the Dragon, ed. Zoe Chant.

The Mortification of Fovea Munson, Mary Heider. Almost a Cybils, but knocked out on a technicality.

Lady Rogue, Teresa Romain.

Bookmarks In:

Son of the Black Sword (Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, #1)Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human CadaversJade City (The Green Bone Saga, #1)Stinger
Honor Among Thieves (Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion, #2)Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota, #1)Someplace to Be Flying (Newford, #8)
Shadow of Doubt (Robyn Hunter, #5)The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #6)The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic

Son of the Black Sword, Larry Correia. 12-13/? Baen's podcast serial. A terrible secret revealed. Although not to me.

Stiff, Mary Roach. Audio Reading My Library Quest book. It's a great book for the car since it consists of fairly short bits in easily digested chunks.

Jade City, Fonda Lee. Last month's Sword and Laser pick. Only a few pages this week.

, Nancy Kress. Kress is the next Foolscap GoH.

Honor Among Thieves, James A. Corey. My next Reading My Library book. Pushed ahead a few pages.

Too Like the Lightning, Ada Palmer.

Someplace to Be Flying, Charles D. Lint.

Shadow of Doubt, Norah McClintock.

Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula LeGuin.

The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths and Magic, F.T. Lukens. Cybils YA fantasy book. The adventure is fun but the self-inflicted social drama is exhausting for the aged reader.

Palate Cleansers

These books I'm barely reading; I use them as palate cleansers between books I'm actually reading.

A Traitor to Memory (Inspector Lynley, #11)Sammy Keyes and the Art of DeceptionChange of Heart (Robyn Hunter, #7)The Inn of the Sixth HappinessReading and Learning to Read

A Traitor to Memory, Elizabeth George.

Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception, Wendelin Van Draanen.

Change of Heart, Norah McClintock.

Inn of the Sixth Happiness, Alan Burgess.

Reading and Learning to Read, Jo Anne Vaca.

2018 Challenge Progress:
  1. Cybils 2017! 63/104-ish. Read a few nonfiction. Working on a YA.
  2. Reading My Library: Finished Mary Roach's Stiff.
  3. Where Am I Reading 2018?: 40/51. Cybils came through with Illinois and Rhode Island! Now I need some magic in Alaska, Arkansas, and Missouri!

1 comment:

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

I've been looking forward to Dennis Ever After, so I'm hoping that one is great. I really got into the fantasy adventure of Endling -- felt so different from previous Applegate reads. And I was really surprised by The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker. I loved the vivid personalities in that one, and the cozy feel, and the story within the story, and the magical realism, and the cute little illustrations scattered throughout... ahhhh, I will probably want to re-read this one with my own children later this year. You have a number of books on your lists that I haven't yet gotten to, so thank you for all the shares this week, Beth!