OK, I can't actually sign in anywhere because I forgot to post this yesterday. I'm starting lots of books with gleeful abandon and occasionally finishing one. Very occasionally.
I'm quite excited about the Singh and Gray books because I turned two friends onto these series and they've been tearing through them much faster than me. There's a special giddy feeling about recommending a book and having someone you respect like it.
Also, my younger son is reading his first Wen Spencer: Wood Sprites. My heart swells. I shall go look to see what the reading meme people are reading even though I'm too late to sign up myself:
bookjourney's and Teach Mentor Texts:
- Crown of Renewal, Elizabeth Moon. Dorrin career change, Arvid's promotion, and Phelan's peace.
- Archangel's Storm, Nalini Singh. How Jason met a girl.
- Skin Dive, Ava Gray. Not my favorite romance trope (boy thinks he isn't good enough for girl) but I liked the SF plot.
- Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh, R.L. Lafevers. Theodosia saves the world again and then is ready to confide in her parents.
Hmm. I think I'll start putting page numbers down to see if I actually make any progress during the week:
- Serafina's Promise, Ann E. Berg. A Cybils finalist. This will be a hard sell for me, as I intensely dislike poetry novels, and I hate the feeling that I know something terrible will happen while the kids run around optimistically. Maybe I will enjoy it more now that the earthquake has come and everyone knows life will be awful. p.99
- Marriage Bureau for Rich People, Farahad Zama. For my real-life book club, which meets this Friday. p. 110
- Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo, Obert Skye. Another recommendation from my elementary school book club. Title seems silly but the book looks all right. p.1
- Concealed in Death, J.D. Robb. The murders all took place fifteen years ago, so this one is less gory than most. There is a Bones like forensic team on the outskirts. p.218
- Divergent, Veronica Roth. If I finish this quickly I can catch the movie at the cheap theatre! p.61
- Love, Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli. I read the first book donkey's years ago, so I hope a good memory isn't necessary for the book club recommendation. p.52
- Indigo Springs, A.M. Dellamonica. Because I liked her latest book, Child of the Hidden Sea. p.58
- Gregor the Overlander, Suzanne Collins. Another book club rec. Also, I'm avoiding Mockingjay because I've heard it's sad. p.63
- The Lions of al-Rassan, Guy Gabriel Kay. So far I like the lady doctor. p.19
- Yonder Comes the Other End of Time, Suzette Elgin. I haven't decided to root for the obnoxious space guy or the quirky local lady yet. p.54
- A Rising Thunder, David Weber. Another dense book of imaginary history. Moon does this better, but both suffer from too-many-plot-lines syndrome. p.112
- Shards of Time, Lynn Flewelling. Still heading for the mysterious island. p.35
- The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison. This is still very good. (no pages on phone)
- Cathedral of the Wild, Boyd Varty. I'm always jealous of farm kids who get to drive when they are six. p.107
- Tinker, Wen Spencer. By the way, I got my youngest reading Wood Sprites. That makes me ridiculously happy. p.310
- The Golden Leopard, Lynn Kerstan. OK, the stakes are higher but the pair are working together. p.111
- Inkheart, Cornelia Funke. Act one seems to be over. p. 260
- The Son of Neptune, Rick Riordan. They have been distracted on their way to Alaska, but I am still hoping... p.251
- Reading and Learning to Read, Jo Anne Vacca. The first chapter seems interesting. p.6
- Nerds, Michael Buckley. Some school is getting a new principal. p.1
- Out to Canaan, Jan Karon. A mysterious meeting, a tense investment opportunity, and a softball game. p.213
- The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens. Stil quite dull. People go to prison. p. 710
- Cybils: 50/77. I'm currently reading two more, and I have several on deck.
- Where Am I Reading? 29/51. Still stuck. I've got a Connecticut book out from the library, and I'm still hoping Percy Jackson heads for Alaska. I'm actively looking for Arizona, Arkansas and Colorado.
- Alphabetically Inclined: 18/26. Still reading a Y. May need to start hunting through my shelves.
- What's In a Name?: 7/7. Score with Archangel's Storm, which is about has weathery as I could wish. Now I just have to review everything.
- Book Bingo: Finished a square! TEN boxes into the next one since I last calculated.
- 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 9/5: Three books this week would qualify. Maybe four, but I forget how dark the protagonist of Skin Heat was.
- Big Books: Crown of Renewal counts. 503 pages.
- Best of the Best 2012: 52/25. I am stalled.
- Reading My Library: Library temporarily closed, so on hiatus.