I have to say I'm really enjoying this idea of starting a new book every day -- no pressure to ever finish anything. It's very freeing. Of course it means that I haven't touched many of the books I'm currently reading, but I can tell you where I am in the stories!
It's just as well that I'm ending this when school starts on the 2nd. Then I should probably have a finish two before starting one policy to save me from having to buy a currently-reading bookcase.
Anyway, since I'm a heavy library user, due dates tend to focus my attention a bit. I keep an eye on books that the library will call home so they stay on the top of the book bag; sadly books I buy tend to float to the bottom even if they are the ones I really hunger for.
I'm off to sign up to see what everyone else is reading lately at bookjourney's and Teach Mentor Texts lists:
- Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold (reread) This is the Miles-deals-with death part of the Vorkosigan saga; obviously it had a lot more meaning to me just now.
- Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, Tony Cliff (YA graphic novel). A fun Cybils ride. My 10th grader was offended that I was reading it as I apparently had not offered it to him loudly enough when I brought it home.
- Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris. This was a lot of fun. I believe Harris wrote it for me especially, so I enjoy crossovers between her various series so much.
- Indigo Springs, A.M. Dellamonica. I found the unpleasantness of the main characters a bit distancing -- loving someone is not an excuse for helping them destroy the world.
- Tall, Jez Alborough. I read this fun picture book in the library with my nephew -- he was scandalized that I was wandering in the children's section by myself when I am clearly not a child. So I made him help me read the book to get me out faster. I liked the expressions and how much got said with so few words.
- Protector, C.J. Cherryh. The first three chapters reminded me of where we are in the story. p. 67
- Wildflower, Alecia Whitaker. Teenage girl becomes a singing sensation. 16%
- World After, Susan Ee. The flashbacks with the telepathic sword help remind me of the previous book but at the cost of really slowly down the plot. 25%
- The Invasion (Animorphs), Katherine Applegate. Right after I started this my kid stole to review for the Sword and Laser Kids podcast.
- Tell the Wolves I'm Home, Carol Rifka Brunt. I'm still on the first page, so this hardly counts.
- The 14 Fibs of Gregory K, Greg Pincus. Yes, this will be a very painful read for me, as the kid makes obvious mistakes and panics about failing. p.55
- Games of Command, Linnea Sinclair. NOOK. Hey, they did have sex! I like the cyborg couple better than the telepaths. p.300
- Reading in the Wild, Donalyn Miller. A book about encouraging people to read independently. Re-inspiring me to try to start a book club at our local junior high. No change. p.1
- Breakfast on Mars, ed. Rebecca Stern. A Cybils finalist. This is a book of ESSAYS! I love it, and I bet I cannot get my boys to try it. I thought it was a cooking book. No change. p.1
- The Fault in Our Stars, John Green. Not really in the mood for a death book. No change. p.64
- Serafina's Promise, Ann E. Berg. No change. p.99
- Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo, Obert Skye. I believe we have assembled to imporatnat characters, and it is time to head for Foo. No change. p.102
- Divergent, Veronica Roth. No change. p.61
- Love, Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli. No change. p.52
- Gregor the Overlander, Suzanne Collins. No change. p.69
- The Lions of al-Rassan, Guy Gabriel Kay. No change. p.113
- Yonder Comes the Other End of Time, Suzette Elgin. No change. p.113
- Shards of Time, Lynn Flewelling. No change. p.35
- The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison. I really miss the hardback I had that mysteriously vanished.
- Cathedral of the Wild, Boyd Varty. No change. p.107
- Tinker, Wen Spencer. My kid stole this -- hooray! I still want it back. No change. p.310
- The Golden Leopard, Lynn Kerstan. No change. p.136
- Inkheart, Cornelia Funke. No change. p. 260
- The Son of Neptune, Rick Riordan. p.256
- The Jury, Stephen Adler. The book will show why juries are important but how we are doing them wrong. p. 3
- Reading and Learning to Read, Jo Anne Vacca. Two views on introducing reading -- phonic based and immersion. p.13
- Nerds, Michael Buckley. Our hero has gotten braces and lost his friends and his life. p.34
- Out to Canaan, Jan Karon. Tiny sections means this one goes very slowly. A funeral and some reminiscing. No change. p.226
- The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens. Yay -- they will leave the prison. Very
dullinsightful commentary on the silliness of legal proceedings. p. 737
- Cybils: 52/77. I'm started three more, and still have three on deck.
- Where Am I Reading? 30/51. Go Texas! Hooray for Charlaine Harris! Also, the John Green book is in Indiana, and the Riordan should end up in Alaska.
- Alphabetically Inclined: 18/26. OK, clearly I'm going to have to explicitly draw from my shelves. I need an E, I, and J.
- What's In a Name?: 7/7. Still have to review everything.
- Book Bingo: Eleven boxes into square 2.
- Gentle Spectrum Challenge: Who would have thought I read so few cheesy titles? Unless Love, Stargirl counts, since Stargirl is written as a rhebus.
- Small Fry Safari: 7/8. No change. Still need something precious.
- PoC Speculative Fiction 11/5: I'm counting Delilah Dirk.
- Big Books: 1.
- Best of the Best 2012: 52/25. I am stalled.
- Reading My Library: Library temporarily closed, so on hiatus.