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Monday, July 14, 2014

It is Monday, July 14th, and I am reading...

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Currently Reading:

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

      I can't tell, and I'm have way through, if this is just a simple love story or a complicated horror/mystery story. It is getting good reviews so I continue to hold out hope that I will figure it out soon. I'm on pg. 121 of 225


The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by EK Johnston

     I am not much of a dragon/fantasy reading gal but this book also has great reviews and I do have students who love fantasy stories so I shall read it to see if the reviewers are right. I'm not very far on page 20 of 312.



Recently finished:

  • Looking for Alaska by John Green. A reread for me. Here it the review.
  • One Day by David Nicholls. I also rewatched the DVD. A funny/sad love story.
  • Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed  What We Eat by Gail Jarrows. About the discovery of the vitamin niacin and the cure for pellagra. Here's the review.
  • The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe. Written in poetic prose. My review.
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. Another reread. Here's what I had to say about it.

Up next (or what I will be taking with me on my trip to Nashville):
  • My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor. a book club selection.
  • Going Over by Beth Kephart. About the Berlin Wall.
  • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith. Has anyone read this? It is supposed to be funny.
What's on your reading list this week?


9 comments:

  1. I'm only about fifty pages into Liars, but I wondered the same thing! Glad it is not just me. And I think I'll keep going.

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  2. I've heard a lot of very good things about 'we were liars' but I haven't gotten a copy yet precisely because I'm not sure about what exactly it is! You've read a lot of really interesting books this week and I hope you enjoy all the ones you have now! Thanks for sharing :)
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  3. I've been wanting to read We Were Liars as well, still waiting for the library to get it. I love Looking For Alaska as well!

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  4. I just started Jojo Moyes' new book. It is good so far. Anxious to hear what you think of We Were Liars. I read that a few weeks ago.

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  5. I think you picked a good assortment of books for road trip reading! Make sure to watch the TedTalk video of Jill Bolte Taylor's!

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  6. Oh, boy, enjoy We Were Liars! It's a compelling one - definitely mysterious and more than a love story, but you'll have to keep reading to find out...

    Sounds like you are enjoying lots of good summer reading. I loved the Curious Incident (both my boys read it for their HS English classes and liked it, too) and want to read Looking for Alaska.

    I am slogging my way - slowly - through Emma but am kind of bored by it! Struggling to stick with it.

    Sue

    Book By Book

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  7. Have a great trip to Nashville! I keep looking at My Stroke of Insight, but I haven't read it yet.

    Joy's Book Blog

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  8. Keep reading We Were Liars. I had the same reaction but it all spins together and really makes you think quietly for a while. It is a very unique read.

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  9. Hi there Anne, I've read a lot of great reviews about We Were Liars, I hope your reading experience gets better as you figure out what the story is about. :) Have a great reading week, and have fun in Nashville. I haven't heard Grasshopper Jungle described as funny - more of disturbing based on some reviews I read.

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