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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!


6 comments:

  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.

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

    Happy reading :)

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  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! :)

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  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!!

    Sue

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  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? :)

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  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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