Monday, October 19, 2009

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? - October 19, 2009

Here's where I list what I've read, what I'm reading and what I want to read this week.

Pop by Gordon Korman (Mock Newbery) - different than other Korman books I've read (Son of the Mob 1&2, Born to Rock, On The Run series, Everest series, No More Dead Dogs). The action was low-key and the boy was more hormonal. We knew the problem in the beginning and that seemed to "lessen" the main character in my eyes. In the end, everything wrapped up nice and neat. (pub supplied)

The Lost Conspiracy by Francis Hardinge - would be on our Newbery list but was pubbed in Britain first. The plot moves along steadily until the "big event" then things seemed to drag. It became a little easier to put down and walk away. Then the action picked up a little more as all the "threads" started pulling together. (purchased)

Stitches by David Small - National Book Award - Young People's finalist, which caused much blog hoopla. I like hoopla. Read in one sitting, loved the format, readaloud parts to daughter who, along with me was alternatively grossed out and fascinated. She thinks we should have in our library. I agree. (library)

The 13 Days of Halloween (blog tour) - so fun. My daughter kept singing each verse when I turned the page while I was engrossed in the pictures. Great fun!

Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (Everything Austen Challenge) - kinda ruined by the movie. Really boring and easy to put down. May have to change my list. I only have until January and I've only completed 1 item on my 6 item list!

The Pigman by Paul Zindel (Jr. English Academic Superbowl) - breaking it into parts, defining words, etc to help students understand it for the competition.

The Way Home by George Pelecanos (rvw from Hachette book group) - brilliant cover. Gritty mystery.

I have a blog tour coming up next week and I signed up to participate in the Dewey 24 hr Read-A-thon. Unfortunately, my back-up babysitting card has been called in and I'm not sure how much reading I'll be able to complete! Whine! So my modest plan is:

After the Moment by Garrett Freyman-Weyr (TLC book tour)
Brooklyn by Coim Toibin (50 books for our Time)
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
Candor by Pam Bachorz

Sorry about the lack of formatting and graphics, I'm on a borrowed computer on borrowed time!

Check out J. Kaye's blog to see what others are reading.


  1. I finished Candor this weekend and enjoyed it a great deal. It was a super quick read too! Hope you like it :)

  2. Oh, I can't wait to see what you think of Candor! I really really want to read it but haven't gotten to it yet.


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