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In the Past
I finished six books these past two weeks.
11/22/63 by Stephen King - really enjoyed this one. Was happy that it was not scary. Counted how many times he used "obdurate" and "the past harmonizes". Might have saved a hundred pages if that was edited.
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - mix of audio and print. If you like the idea that magic is real and true love conquers - read this!! I was a little distracted by Jim Dale's voice on audio - kept thinking of Harry Potter - so had to finish it in print. It was still awesome.
Storm Runners by Roland Smith - Video class is doing book trailers and this was one of the book choices. I hadn't read it yet so figured I better so I know what the video should look like. Seems it could have been combined with the second book to make one book - the cliffhanger was a bit much. The other groups are taping On The Run by Gordon Korman and Enclave by Ann Aguirre, both of which I've already read.
Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner - was the only 2011 Nerdies winner in the YA category that I had not read. Review to come.
Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani - talked about by @paulwhankins and @trkravtin on twitter. It was as good as they said.
Partials by Dan Wells - read for 7th grade book club. I think they will love it.
In the Present
This week I'm working on:
The Chosen by Chaim Potok - daughter read for school and said I needed to read.
Harriet Beemer Takes the Bus by Joyce Magnin - blog tour.
Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski - re-read for 8th grade book club
In The Future
Batty About Books - Maria and I finished our first book buddies book! (which means I read 7 books not 6) Check out our thoughts while reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore - Parts 1, 2, 3, and Final. Our next book is World Without Heroes (Beyonders, 1) by Brandon Mull
Blog Plans - I want to alternate these What are You Reading posts with both Nonfiction Mondays and Male Mondays. I still need to get my Jane vs Jane post ready for this week. I plan on doing those once every other month since I'm reading the classic in one month and the contemporary version in the following month. One more feature I'd like to add is a monthly author spotlight. I hope to have that ready each fourth Sunday of the month. Any authors you'd like to see?
From the Archives
I've been MIA these past days because I go back to school tomorrow and figured I should get out and do some stuff. Here are three stack...