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What Am I Reading
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March 26, 2012

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Comments for What Are You Reading: March 26, 2012

What Are You Reading: March 26, 2012: 03/25/12

What Are You Reading?My favorite read this week was the audio of Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. I've already seen the movie twice but the book still sucked me right in. One day I spent half an hour outside my favorite coffee shop waiting for a chapter break — it's that good!

I had three "did not finish books" but mostly due to time, rather than any particular fault of the books. The quilting book has some great ideas for projects that I want to spend more time with. For that book, I need my own copy, instead of a library copy.

The Scorch Trials is more of the same with The Maze Runner. It's not different enough for me to want to rush to finish it. There are six others on the hold list after me, and I'd rather revisit the book when it is less popular, than read it at a breakneck pace now.

Ruby's Spoon has a very thick dialect written for most of the dialog. That sort of dialect always is a struggle for me to read. Again, I had a library copy and I really want / need more time to read the book. The Friends of the Library has a copy on sale. If it's still there, I will probably purchase it to re-visit the book at my own pace.

I have just finally cracked open the sequel to Drift House. I plant to continue with it this week. I also want to finish Witch Eyes and start Sink Trap by Christy Evans and The Locket by Stacey Jay.

What about you?

Did Not Finish:

  1. 130 Mini Quilt Blocks by Susan Briscoe (library book)
  2. Ruby's Spoon by Anna Lawrence Pietroni (library book)
  3. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (library book)

Finished:

  1. The Age of Persuasion: How Marketing Ate Our Culture by Terry O'Reilly (library book)
  2. Chocolate and Vicodin by Jennette Fulda (library book)
  3. Magician of Hoad by Margaret Mahy (library book)
  4. Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger (library book)
  5. Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (library book)
  6. Shutter Island (audio) by Dennis Lehane (library book)
  7. A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (personal collection)
  2. Mark Tidd in the Backwoods by Clarence Budington Kelland (personal collection)
  3. Old Man's War by John Scalzi (personal collection)
  4. Railsea by China Miéville (review copy)
  5. A River in the Sky (audio) by Elizabeth Peters (library book)
  6. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  7. Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey (library book)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Blind Spot by Rick Wilbur and Nick DiChario (personal collection)
  2. Home of the Brave by Allen Say (library book)
  3. Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes (library book)
  4. Moon Ball by Jane Yolen (library book)
  5. The Not-So-Star Spangled Life of Sunita Sen by Mitali Perkins (library book)
  6. Opur's Blade by James Ross (review copy)
  7. Spectra by Joanne Elder (review copy)



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Comment #1: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 03:33:58

Abbi(gatorade635)

Hope you have a great reading week! Here's my link.



Comment #2: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 09:15:33

Pussreboots

Thank you. Same to you.



Comment #3: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 07:41:00

Deb Nance

You always amaze me with the number of books you read each week! Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Hope you will stop by!



Comment #4: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 09:17:47

Pussreboots

It was a slow week for me... except for the weekend.



Comment #5: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 07:56:58

Kathy Martin

What a nice assortment of books! I have read Shutter Island buy haven't seen the movie. I really liked Old Man's War and am curious to hear what you think about A Tale of Two Castles. Have a great week!



Comment #6: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 09:18:15

Pussreboots

The movie did a very good adaptation of the novel. I am enjoying Old Man's War. I'm reading about fifty pages a week from it. A Tale of Two Castles reads like Levine was writing in the style of Shannon Hale. It was a clever retelling of Puss in Boots.



Comment #7: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 09:07:59

Wendy

I don't know how you read more than one book at a time! Sometimes I can read two, but only if one is really boring, and then really I should probably just not read it! xx



Comment #8: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 09:25:30

Pussreboots

I wrote a post about how I read multiple books.



Comment #9: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 10:12:46

Laurel-Rain Snow

I want to read Shutter Island...haven't even seen the movie, but loved Mystic River (what that the name?).

Thanks for sharing and enjoy.

Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST



Comment #10: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 09:43:01

Pussreboots

I haven't read Mystic River but I think I will now based on the strength of Shutter Island.



Comment #11: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 11:10:29

Brunette Librarian

Busy busy lady! Whew! I'm hoping to read The Son of Neptune this summer...I haven't read any of those books but they look so awesome. :)

Happy reading this week



Comment #12: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 09:46:11

Pussreboots

You should at least start with The Lost Hero. Better, though, would be to start with The Lightning Thief.



Comment #13: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 12:27:57

LORI/DOLLYCAS

You had a good week! I know what you mean about needing more time. Before my accident I accumulated over 100 quilting books I will never be able to use again but just can't let them go. :)



Comment #14: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 16:02:22

Pussreboots

I don't want that many quilting books but that particular one had projects I could actually do in my limited time and limited space for supplies.



Comment #15: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 17:08:13

Yvonne

I haven't read Shutter Island, but it's on my wishlist. I did see the movie and thought it was really good.

Have a great week!



Comment #16: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 16:03:10

Pussreboots

Since you liked the movie, you will like the book. It is very close. They did an excellent job of adapting the novel.



Comment #17: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 18:08:46

Kylie

I try really hard NOT to buy quilting books! Thanks for visiting my blog



Comment #18: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 16:04:00

Pussreboots

I'm not a quilter but it is something I'd like to take up some day.



Comment #19: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 18:30:47

Lindsey

I have The Maze Runner on my tbr shelf. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the sequel.



Comment #20: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 16:05:13

Pussreboots

As I mentioned in my post, I plan to go back and re-read The Scorch Trials when it is less popular. I need more time to read it than I have given that there's a six person waiting list behind me on the book (and therefore no renewals).



Comment #21: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 21:31:53

IntrovertedJen

Was this your first time reading Shutter Island? I was happy with the movie, but I did enjoy the book much more. Enjoy your week!



Comment #22: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 23:45:13

Pussreboots

Yes, it was my first time reading Shutter Island after having seen the film twice.



Comment #23: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 20:39:50

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)

I wasn't that crazy about The Maze Runner, so I've been avoiding the sequels. I'm curious to see what you think of Witch Eyes, since that's one I've been wanting to read.



Comment #24: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 23:47:03

Pussreboots

The Scorch Trials is more of the same. I enjoyed Witch Eyes quite a bit.



Comment #25: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 00:05:14

Alita

Looks like you had another great week! I never got around to reading The Maze Runner - hopefully you'll enjoy the second book in that series more the next time around.



Comment #26: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 23:55:00

Pussreboots

Hopefully. I'll try again next year when it's less popular at the library.



Comment #27: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 02:05:14

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

I have the first couple of Christy Evans books in the series to read.

Sorry I am a bit late stopping by this week, I've been swamped!



Comment #28: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 23:56:35

Pussreboots

Sink Trap is due on Sunday. I might not get a chance to read it before it has to go back to the library. If that happens, I'll put it on hold again in the near future.