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Sunday, March 18, 2012

It's Monday, March 19 and I'm reading...

Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Text

Sheila at Book Journey

                                                                   What I am currently reading and my progress:
1. Piper's Son by Melina Marcheta...set in Australia, a group of friends are coping with the death of another friend. 50% complete.
2. Emma by Jane Austen.. ..I started reading this book on my smart phone during jury duty. 15% complete.
3. Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley... Can't seem to get much traction on this book.  I must bear down on it this week. 10% complete.

What I am listening to:

Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones---This was an Alex Award winner a few years back. Set on a small island in Papua New Guinea. The teacher, Mr.Watts, reads Great Expectations by Charles Dickens to his class and this book becomes important for a variety of reasons.

What I've recently finished:

The Final Four by Paul Volponi--- a fictionalized account of a semifinal game in the NCAA Basketball tournament with four of the players highlighted. Very good!

What I hope to read next:

-Under the Mesquite by Guadeloupe Garcia McCall
-Irises by Francisco X. Stork...I've checked it out from the library but haven't looked in it yet.

What are YOU reading this week?


  1. I hope you are enjoying Emma. it's one of my favourite classics

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. Emma is one of my favourites; read it a few years ago and really enjoyed the humour of it.

    Here is mine: http://jaynesbooks.blogspot.com/2012/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-mar-19.html

  3. We read Mr Pip as part of our book group a couple of years ago - provoked great discussion. I imagine it would be a wonderful audio book. You can check out my Monday here


  4. I started Buddha in the Attic last night, quite accidentally, and now I wish I would not come to the end. Beautiful writing.

    Here's my
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!
    I'd love to have you stop by!

  5. Jury Duty is always a great place to read, isn't it? Oye, isn't that stuff boring sometimes.

    The Brunette Librarian's It's Monday! Post

  6. I really enjoy Melina Marchetta's but have never read Piper's Son!

  7. I have heard such great things about Melina Marchetta, but never manage to pick anything up. I haven't had a chance to read Where Things Come Back, either. And now that it's gone and won an award I feel obligated. I hope it picks up for you. Here is what I have going on http://wp.me/pzUn5-SI

  8. The only Melina Marchetta book I've read is Jellicoe Road, but I really enjoyed it! Also, Emma is one of my favorite Austen novels!

  9. We've got two copies of the Volponi on the way! And, it makes me feel better that you are struggling with Where Things Come BAck

  10. Hey, Anne. I've read the Piper's son, and just want to let you know that you should read Saving Francesca first, if you haven't already. Melina Marchetta is one of my favorite authors, so I hope she doesn't disapoint you. Delirium by Lauren Oliver was 100 times better than the Hunger Games. So yes, you should totally read it.


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