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In the Past
Last week was a slow reading week for me. Deliberately. I'm trying to slow down and read less and do more stuff around my house and outside of it. We'll see how it continues!
Fault in Our Stars by John Green - I adore John Green's writing. Have read all 3 of his solo ventures as well as Will Grayson, Will Grayson. His writing is distinctive and intelligent. This book is no exception. This will be a Printz contender for 2013, no doubts.
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt - I re-read this to see if it stands up to Newbery Medal and I think it still does. It did get a little annoying towards the end with the constant repetition but overall, it has to win something.
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler - Why do I keep wanting to call this the Complete History of Why We Broke Up? Was it originally called that? Anyway, I think this is actually a Printz contender for 2012. The drawings, the stream of consciousness writing, the story line. It has a chance.
Trying to do at least one NetGalley book per month. Those publishers who approve me are so generous! I want to pay them back! I mean I do, I buy the books for school, but I want to review them too.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - Another re-read. Or in this case, a re-listen. Loving the audio on this one. It's done by Brilliance Audio so there are several voices reading which adds to the illusion of varying characters. There were several moments I felt like crying in this book that I don't remember doing when I read it years ago. There were also several moments I had to resist going to pick up the hard copy - because I wanted to rush and finish! Will be using this for a book club pick over Spring Break.
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand - I read and enjoyed Unearthly last year so I'd been looking forward to this one. It comes out Jan. 17th but I was lucky enough to pick it up on NetGalley. It will also count for my YA/MG Fantasy challenge.
In the Future
I'm ready to start working on some of my challenges! I'm starting with #nerdprintz, #classic2, and 1 historical fiction read.