Monday, April 7, 2014

#IMWAYR April 7 Ninja Librarians and Others

Easier to do when you're home sick (strep throat, of all the ridiculously painful things :/). You regular posters no matter what ... you are blog rock stars.

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.
Click on the pic to go to my shelf on Goodreads for a little more info. Not a lot (didn't write much of my own commentary on these) but at least for the summaries. In order of favorites it was 3, 4, 1, 2.
One YA, two adult (I know ... this is a kid lit blog linky!), and one picture. Not my usual.
(Ironic funniest line in Death on Blackheath ... "I think at the heart of it she is very aware that she will soon be forty and a part of life is slipping out of her grasp" (107). Not quite 7 weeks, internet. Not quite 7 weeks. :P


It's taking me a while (lots of distractions and electronic ARCS just always take me longer ... even when I love them books that are due at the library seem to get finished first!) Didn't even add Ungifted to this list that I am currently reading in e-form. I do love my Kindle. I can carry it anywhere. But since those books aren't falling off of tables or overflowing baskets or crammed into shelves? There again. Last place even when I am enjoying them.

Here are some lines I am loving from Ninjas so far.

"Nothing you choose to practice long and hard is ever a waste of time."
"'It's a line from Star Wars,' said Dorrie, glancing guiltily at Mr. Kornberger as he flipped through the script looking confused. 'He likes to slip them in whenever possible.'"
"Because lybrarians, at least the ones we train, are doing more than it looks like they're doing." (I agree!)
"A properly rained lybrarian is one of the most fearless and fearsome beings in the world." (This is me agreeing again! Well. Wanna be agreeing, anyway. ;))
"They're wonderful at finding out things and slipping around undetected and getting the right information into the right hands."
"This is the gymnasium, where the lybrarians learn their combat skills. In case they hit a brick wall with the research and stealth. And only for defensive use."
"I've got a baaaad feeling about this, Chewie."
"The ancient architect, Vitruvius, advises that all libraries should face east for the benefit of early risers." (This is me saying ... ummmm ... early? I used to do early. Not anymore. :P)

What I don't love? The oft-spelling "lybrarians." Not sure of it's real purpose and my word, doesn't the word get misspelled in other ways often enough?

But still. Loads of fun so far. I do want to finish it today. And since I am still avoiding the NINE out of town family members that were already on their way for a visit when I started getting sick Thursday afternoon ... I may have time. I hate that I have missed so much but I would HATE MORE to hear that one of them got sick. Three adults. Six kids ... 12, 9, 8, 6, 2.5, 6 months. It would not be good. No baby snuggling this visit. :( :( :(

And Snicker ... what am I missing? Everyone else seemed to love it so. That one is more than just I have been a TERRIBLE gym go-er (where I usually listened to audiobooks). I think I might have enjoyed it more in print form. I need my audio to be more plot drive and less vocabulary driven.

So after Ninjas ... probably then Expeditioners. Zane and the Hurricane. Or Aquifer. Or Hold Fast. If I get that far. Missed Friday afternoon (shouldn't have gone to work on Friday but ... I was giving a standardized test that morning :X) and after the urgent care visit on Saturday they said to stay out of public places through today so I will be behind. Again. And there is so much to do!

See you next week!

PS For anyone who follows me on Twitter and noticed retweets ... my church had a big conference this weekend. When I was awake I enjoyed it. Great thoughts. My Twitter feed is not usually like that.


  1. I hope you feel better-strep throat is never fun! I'll have to see if our librarian has heard of the Ninja Librarians-I bet she'll get a kick out of it! :)


    1. Lots of readers would like Ninja Librarians. It's a fun ride. Just extra fun for those of us who might ... wannabe. ;)
      And thanks. Already better than Thurs-Sat, morning. Though that's not necessarily saying much cause that was a rough ride. But I'll be fine. And germaphobic for a while until I get overwhelmed again and forget to wash hands every ten minutes. And catch the next bug. :P

  2. I recently read The Tyrant's Daughter but found it lacking in story development.

  3. Hi there Ms. O. Looks like you've been very busy with quite a few books recently - that's always awesome! I smiled as I read your thoughts about 'lybrarians' - best job in the world, I think, no matter how it's spelled. Enjoy the rest of your reading week!