On Monday Sheila at Book Journey asks about how the reading week went -- what people read, what they are reading, what they will read. It's a good chance to see if any trends are developing.
What did I read?
What did I read?
- Bird, by Angela Johnson.
- Icebound Land (Ranger's Apprentice #3), John Flanagan. Reading along with my sixth grader.
- The Dead Boys, Royce Buckingham. A Cybils middle grade finalist.
- Mercury, Hope Larson. A Cybils YA graphic novel.
- The Widow and the King, John Dickinson. Rather grim middle grade medieval fantasy book.
- Don't Say a Word, by Gehrts. Historical fiction about WWII.
- The Global-Warming Deception, by Grant R. Jeffrey. A religious text that claimed to be science.
- Silver Borne, by Patricia Briggs. Re-read, because the next one is out soon.
What trends do I see? I don't read many books shelved on the right (adult) side of the library. This is not even counting the picture books I read for the Cybils challenge:
- Dinosaur Mountain, by Deborah Kogan Ray. Nonfiction book about the Utah fossil field.
- Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, by Joyce Sidman. Nature poems.
- Shark Vs Train, by Chris Baron. The battle of the ages!
Right now I'm reading:
- In the Dark of Dreams, by Marjorie M. Liu. Because she writes crazy fun books.
- The House on the Strand, by Dapne Du Maurier, recommended by a friend
- Thendara House, Marion Zimmer Bradley, from my TBR piles
- Territory, Emma Bull (vacation book)
- Hammered, Elizabeth Bear (vacation book)
- Bad Prince Charlie, John Moore (vacation book)
- Interior Life, Katherine Blake (vacation book)
- Glass Harmonica, Louise Marley (vacation book)
- The Rogue's Return, Jo Beverly (vacation book)
- The Hob's Bargain, Patricia Briggs (vacation book)
- Flying Solo Ralph Fletcher (borrowed by a kid, now returned)
- The Privilege of the Sword Ellen Kusher. (I'm scared about what will happen, so I'm reading very slowly)
What are the statuses of my challenges? Great, I tell you, just great. Quick stats:
Cybils: 28/76. I finished all the Early Readers!
Read World: 3/20. My Canadian author turned out to be an expatriate American, curse the luck.
Take Chance: .5 I've started the book recommended by a loved one. Hi Birgit!
20/11: 5/20. But some of the books I haven't reviewed yet should fit in.
What Name: 3/6
Where Am I Reading: 11 I've added Alabama and Kentucky.