Monday, November 1, 2010

October Reading Recap

Did I read more for myself? Yep, I think so. Could always read more, though. Especially since the bedside stack has now split into two for fear of falling over. Oy. Public library, how I appreciate your 4-week loan period and generous renewals. I pretty much decide what I'm going to read based on what book cannot be renewed because it's requested by someone else. Tonight's selection is Blameless because it's due on Wednesday!

What I Read and Why 
Because reading for me makes me happy 
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
To the Nines by Janet Evanovich
The Body at the Tower (The Agency #2) by Y.S. Lee
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

Because the public library buys EVERYTHING
What is Money, Anyway? by Jennifer Larson
A Fairy-Tale Fall by Apple Jordan
The Earth Book by Todd Parr
Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall
Thanks a Lot, Emily Post! by Jennifer Larue Huget

Because Halloween has so much read-aloud potential
Pumpkin Town! by Katie McTy
Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligot
The Halloween Kid by Rhode Montijo
Hallowilloween by Calef Brown
The Monster Princess by D.J. MacHale

 Because they're nominated for the Monarch Award
Oh, Theodore! by Susan Katz
Help Me, Mr. Mutt! by Janet Stevens
Abe's Honest Words by Doreen Rappaport
Dog and Bear by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

 Because I bought them for my library
Lots of Spots by Lois Ehlert
Big Babies, Little Babies by DK Publishing

Did I really only blog three times in October? I need to get better at blogging quicker. These entries take me hours on end. Anyhow...

Clockwork Angel was by far my favorite. The first book in The Infernal Devices series, which is a prequel to The Mortal Instruments series, all books that I have loved. Tessa finds herself at the Institute in London after being imprisoned by demon sisters, with the new knowledge that she's a Downworlder with the unique talent of shape shifting. Woo! Need I say much more? :) 

Just read How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles this weekend because I went to one of her sessions at the Illinois School Library Media Association's annual conference on Friday. She was so full of spunk and spark that I immediately rushed to my mom's public library to get one of her books to read - this was the only one on the shelf. And I rather enjoyed it. I love her easy style - she absolutely writes how she speaks, and it works for her. Can't wait to read more from her!

Not much else to say that I haven't said here, here, or here

November Aspirations
Honestly, I'll be surprised if I get any reading done in November. So much to do! I said that I would revisit The Hunger Games and Catching Fire during Thanksgiving break so that I can finally read Mockingjay, but I don't know that I'll have much free time while visiting family. I do plan on reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because I just got it from the library after waiting months on their holds list. I'm not about to give it back without reading it! Also looking forward to Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld and The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima, both sequels to first books in a series. And I want to read everything Simone Elkeles has written because she's refreshingly honest, funny, a tad silly, and so full of life and emotion. OH! And Harry Potter 7, Part 1 comes out this month?! Goodness gracious, there's no way I'll have time to re-read it. Best I can hope for is to re-watch #6.


Peaceful Reader said...

Rewatching is a great idea to prep for Harry Potter movie! You got a good amount of reading done this month even if you only blogged three times. Sadly October was a very low reading month for me-I read only three books! Wowzer. They were all good though. I think I've been cooking to much! Happy November.

NatalieSap said...

I have so many students picking up Harry Potter for the first time because they're seeing the movie previews. Don't know if they're actually reading or just want to be in on the fun. :) Mmm, cooking, I expect I'll be doing some more of that now that it's turned permanently chilly.

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