Monday, July 2, 2012

Vacation Reading

I'm officially on vacation -- my kids are with their dad, my sister's kids are with them, and I'm an honorary aunt, playing with cute kids and hiding after I get them overexcited.

I'm still on top of my summer goal to read a book a day from my TBR bookcase, pulling from right to left on the kidlit shelves. I did allow myself to skip hardbacks while I'm zooming about having fun; I'll save those for rainy days when I plan to huddle inside.

So as I go to Book Journey's weekly round-up of what everyone has read, is reading, and will read, most of my selections are children's books, and some of those are books I've been waiting to read for decades. I don't think I'm exaggerating. After I've read my TBR choice, I go back to read other stuff, such as the books I order from my goodreads TBR list, or books for challenges, or books for my Reading My Library goal.
What am I currently reading? I left some in-progress books at home during my gallavanting, and I cherry picked from my options to things I thought I'd enjoy.
  • Woods Runner, Gary Paulsen. Today's book.
  • The Journey That Saved Curious George, Louise Borden. Borrowed from a friend.
  • Delusions of Gender, Cordelia Fine. Fun stuff.
  • Kushiel's Dart, Jacqueline Carey. Online book club book.
  • Buffy and the Heroine's Journey, Valerie Frankel. Present from librarything early readers.
  • Airman, Eoin Colfer. This is actually Thursday's book, but I wanted to start it early.
  • Down These Mean Streets, collection. NOOK.
  • Willie Mays, The Life, The Legend, James S. Hirsch. TBR. Too heavy to carry about.
  • The Clockwork Three, Matthew Kirby. RML. Still unfinished.
  • The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller. Still missing.
  • Phoenix In Flight, Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge. NOOK. Interplanetary rich people plot things.
  • (Many other things ignored during my vacation.)
I'll go sign in on the update posts that, where everyone notes what they read, are reading, and intent to read. Teach Mentor Texts echos this with a concentration on children's books which clearly is appropriate for me.

What will I read next? I'm still pulling from my reservoir of purchased-but-unread books, and I still have about forty library books waiting for me. And I have to scan my friends' shelves...

  1. Cybils: 61/73. Unchanged.
  2. Global Reading Challenge: 13/21. I read a book set in Wales.
  3. Where Am I Reading?:  30/50.  Reviews are overrated.
  4. Science Book Challenge: 1.141/3.14159. All my nonfiction lately is history. 
  5. Reading My Library:  Finished one, left one in the middle.
  6. Eclectic Challenge: 10/12. I am counting Jane as literary; it's heavily based on a classic.
  7. Best of the Best: 27/25. I think I'll just keep going, only in a less rushed way. I'm a bit surprised that I made the finish line!
  8. Summer Reading Goal: On target. The reviews are rather thin, but they keep me honest.


Lindsey said...

I read from my tbr shelf during the month of June, but today I went back to the library! Happy reading!

Bookish said...

I've been reading The Clockwork Three for months now, I read a few pages and then put it down again! Good to see Helen Cresswell's Bagthorpes still being enjoyed by people.