Monday, December 2, 2013

#IMWAYR Dec. 2

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now… who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

Our Kid Lit to YA version is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.
GREAT IDEA! Check out all of the What Are You Reading? participants for title ideas.

Last Week
Finished more than I thought I could. Some of it would probably better be called skimming. When I really get going I can "read" fast.

Truly confused by Counting by 7s. I loved it. Funny characters and just beautiful turns of phrase that make me stop for a second and be jealous of the author's ability! But … I'm not sure about kids loving it. Why do I wonder? Do they love it? I need to get a kiddo to read it and tell me what they thought! They loved Wonder and Out of My Mind so maybe.

Sherlock Holmes is always fun, even when (as is this case) the story seems a bit disjointed. The Ward could use some pacing help but was still interesting enough to keep me up too late last night.

Then also …

Blackout was … kind of disappointing, actually. Didn't HATE it but barely liked it. If that makes any sense at all.

All My Noble Dreams? LOVED. For me. Don't know of one kiddo that I could pass it on to (or the first book for that matter) but I just love this author's way with words. And I've always been fascinated with the time period and India.

And …
Champion (Legend, #3)Champion by Marie Lu

This Week
Is the move (THEORETICALLY … #crossingfingersforsecondinspectioncausewehavetobeoutofthishousebySaturday). Packers come tomorrow. So … in honor of my new much longer commute (and all the trips we'll be taking back and forth with the stuff that "we" are moving ourselves, never mind the actual movers) … AUDIOBOOKS.

Except that several Christmas books are currently waiting or enroute (SHH! New place is actually outside the city limits … so when this card expires in about six months that's it, will either have to pay or be limited to the much smaller county library). And Sacrifice. And White Fire. Putting books on hold that I don't have time to read. It's a problem. Worse problems to have, though. ;)


  1. Icefall is an AMAZING audiobook! Good choice! I read Small Acts of Amazing Courage when it came out and really enjoyed it. I must find that sequel!

  2. Hello there Ms O - sounds like a hectic time for you. It's a great time to reorganize your bookshelves though. When we moved houses sometime in May that was one of my silver linings - having that chance to rethink the way I arrange the books in my many many shelves. :) I'm looking forward to reading Counting by 7s. :)