Monday, April 9, 2012

It's Monday: What Are You Reading - 4/9/12

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In the Past
I finished six books these past two weeks.
There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff - Mock Printz.

The Humming Room by Ellen Potter - Classic Double challenge - will be comparing to the Secret Garden.

Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin - great middle grade read! Giving away a copy of the book here.

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen - reading to see if it fits for our One Book, One School.

Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet - it kept winning the rounds in the SLJ Battle of the Books.

Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger - because I needed something light to offset 11/22/63. It fit the bill nicely!

In the Present
Graceling by Kristin Cashore - reading this one as a part of Batty About Books with Maria Selke at Maria's Melange.  Check out our reactions to the first half of the book here and here.

11/22/63 by Stephen King - my first foray into a Stephen King novel. Heard so much about it! But man, it's +800 pages!!!! I must say that it's fascinating, riveting, and a little creepy and confusing. Loving it.

In the Future
Reviews are in order! I have two Classic Double posts I want to get in this week as well as the third part of Batty about Books.

Happy Monday! What are your reading plans?


  1. Can't wait to read There is No Dog. My hold on it hasn't come in yet. It looks intriguing to say the least. I liked How I Live Now. The False Prince looks SO good. Must get to that soon. Believe it or not, I STILL haven't finished Life: An Exploded Diagram (but I did read about 50 pages of it this week. I will conquer it eventually!)

    1. I liked There is No Dog, despite it's weirdness. The False Prince WAS good! and I would totally give up on Life! I did not enjoy it!

  2. I just loved Fake Mustache. It is the hottest book in my 5th Grade! I also just finished The Humming Room. I enjoyed the read, but found that overall I liked The Secret Garden better. Happy reading!

    1. Fake Mustache was so FUN! Angleberger has a nice handle on funny for middle schoolers!

  3. What did you think of There is No Dog? I find Meg Rosoff's books to be quite odd and I imagine this is no exception. I still need to get to Graceling. Here is my list

    1. I thought There Is No Dog was quirky and weird but compulsively readable! In the end, I really liked it!

  4. I'm reading Double Dog Dare by Lisa Geff right now.

  5. Oh. I want to read The Humming Room! And The False Prince. And Fake Moustache. I enjoyed Graceling immensely. Haven't read that Stephen King book but just had someone recommend it as an audiobook that would keep me hooked enough I would go to the gym just so I could keep listening (that was the rule ... I need a book that I can only listen to while I'm exercising that would actually motivate me to exercise!). May have to try it. Going to go read now so that this coming week is not as lame as the last week. Didn't even post this time cause reading last week was so sporadic and discombobulated.

  6. I'm excited for May to roll around so I can read Fake Mustache! I am so intrigued by the new Stephen King but he creeps me out, even his non-creepy stuff, and that is a loooooong book! Holy cow. That would have to be a summer read for me but I'm not sure I would be interested in reading it if it was that long. Sheesh. You have some other ones that look good, too! I'm off to finish commenting on blogs so I can read Graceling and comment on your discussions!!!

  7. Great list of books- did False Prince work out? And I cannot wait to read There is No Dog and Fake Mustache.

    Happy reading this week!

  8. I've been hearing alot about The Humming Room. I'll check back to see what you thought!


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