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Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's Monday, October 29 and I'm reading...

Sheila at Book Journey

Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Textt
Currently Reading:
  • The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa...a housekeeper assigned to assist an old professor who has a head injury that allows for only 80 minutes of memory. So far I've found it charming.
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers...one of my Mock Printz selections. So far I haven't read enough to form an opinion.
I'm listening to:
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray... a good selection for Halloween month since it falls into the horror genre. My husband and I had to work pretty hard to get this book downloaded onto my new iTouch so he is invested in listening to it, too.
What I've recently finished:
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova...a book club selection about a woman diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer disease. Very touching and thought-provoking.
  • The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George---billed as good GLBT lit I think this book goes beyond that. It really addresses issues that relate to what makes a good friend and what we can do to foster and or harm our relationships.
  • Legend by Marie Lu...an exciting dystopian novel very popular with my students. I listened to this on audiobooks.
  • My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt...set in Vancouver, BC about a girl living the life of a prostitute but is worried about the man who is preying on others in her trade. Very well-done.

What I hope to read next: I am frantically trying to finish reading all the books on my Mock Printz list, yet all the books are checked out to my students right now so I need to see what the public library has available. Here are a few a still need to read:
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe by Benjamin Saenz.
  • A Certain October by Angela Johnson.
  • A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix...I decided to drop this book from my list after a student returned it saying he thought the book wasn't well-written. He told me he thought if he wrote a book it would be this quality. Hmm... not a good recommendation.
  • Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan.

What are you reading?


  1. You have a great range there, I hope you have found them all enjoyable

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. Except for the abundance of CYBILS reading, things are back to normal. My favorite book was How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale. Please come see what I'm reading now.

  3. Great books! I love Still Alice. The Housekeeper and the Professor is a book I want to read. It sounds so interesting.

    I hope you have a good week and get hope you get some books off your list.

  4. I just finished listening to Love Anthony by Lisa Genova - it was really good. I've listened to her other two books, too - Still Alice and Left Neglected. All are really good.

    Hope you have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  5. Nice that you listen to your students and respect their opinions! Very nice.

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop in and say hello.

  6. I really liked Legend so I'm curious to see what you thought. I'm reading 11/22/63 now, and loving it.

    Tanya Patrice

  7. I loved Still Alice, it was a tear jerker for this girl. I hope you enjoy your books this week :) Have a great one!

  8. Wow, it looks like you are definitely thru your reading slump!! I really liked Still Alice - very powerful and touching.

    My son read The Professor and the Housekeeper for school a couple of years ago - I keep meaning to read it!

    We are hunkered down for the storm - it is coming right at us!

    Enjoy your books this week -



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