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Monday, July 30, 2012

It's Monday, July 30, and I'm reading...

Sheila at Book Journey

Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Textt
Currently Reading:
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith...should be a quick read. I'm about half finished and just started it last night.
  • Emma by Jane Austen---Still plodding along in this book, though I've actually read about 50 pages of this week so I feel better about the progress.
I'm listening to:
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyers... a retelling of the Cinderella story. In this one Cinderalla is a cyborg, or half human, half machine.
What I've recently finished:
  • Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks--- a graphic novel about a girl just starting out in high school.
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline---A new favorite. It is geektastic!
  • A Bride's Story #1 by Kaoru Mori...a graphic novel with absolutely lovely illustrations.
  • Stotan! by Chris Crutcher...part of the Chris Crutcher Challenge
  • The Year of Beast by Cecil Castellucci and Nate Powell...half graphic, half regular novel.

What I hope to read next: We leave for our trip to Italy Wednesday.  These are the books I am taking along, all books I own so they can be shed when I'm finished:
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano...the only YA book I'm taking along. I will share this with my daughter if she runs out of reading material before the end of the trip.
  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry...this has been on my TBR pile for years.
  • Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean...an up-coming book club selection
  • Dancing with Mr. Darcy, a collection of short stories...thought this lightweight volume would be a good one to slip in my purse to read while we stand in line at museums, etc.

 What are you reading?

20 books in July challenge.  How am I doing? 
I have completed 17 books and I'm half way through two others.  I think with a bit of a push I will be able to finish 19 books.  My daughter pointed out that since I made the rules of this challenge I should just read a Dr. Seuss book for my 20th and call it good. Not sure if that is quite what I had in mind when I set the challenge for myself. Ha!


  1. I really liked The Statistical Probability...thought it had a surprising amount of depth for that kind of book. I thought Cinder was a pretty good audiobook too. How was The Year of Beast? I've been thinking of reading that one.

  2. I read A Fine Balance years ago and it has stuck with me. I hope you like it!

    Happy reading :)

  3. I love the title Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight! I definitely want to read it...the idea of love at first sight intrigues me. I'm impressed by all the reading you do! :)

  4. Oh, wow...you are going to Italy?? How wonderful!!

    I am so impressed by how many books you've read in one month - amazing!

    I loved Ready Player One, too. And my son finished reading it today and said he is going to recommend it to all his friends!

    Enjoy your trip!!


  5. But now you went and told us about the Dr. Seuss plan! Maybe 2 Dr. Seuss books could count as one grown up book? :)

  6. We had planned to go to Italy this summer, but I really didn't feel like I had enough time to plan properly and decided to wait. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. And share here!


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