Weekly Update for June 6, 2011

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Welcome to my weekly update for June 6, 2011! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

I missed posting last week because of the holiday, so over the past two weeks, I’ve


Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly—LOVED it! Go read it, right now!

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert

Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi


A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin–I finally finished this thousand-page monster! I did love it, but I was getting sick of carrying it around. At least I built some muscle!

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand–Page-turning non-fiction. Who knew?

Everlost by Neal Shusterman, read by Nick Podehl–It was okay. I didn’t really like very many of the characters.

Currently Reading:

Leaving Gee’s Bend by Irene Latham

Travels With Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann, read by Mark Deakins

Up Next:

I might get through Leaving Gee’s Bend this week. It looks pretty short. Right now a graphic novel, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born is looking pretty good. I might stop by the library and pick it up.

What did your week look like?

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  1. Did you enjoy Seabiscuit? I enjoyed the movie, which I saw before I read the book. The book wasn't so enjoyable for me, though.

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  2. Travels with Charley is interesting as recent popular history–many of the things he sees aren't the same now.

  3. Have a good reading week.

    I am still reading The Tudor Secret.
    Now my busy weekend has come and gone I can get stuck into this lovely read.


  4. I'm curious about Persepolis: Story of a Childhood.

    You have several intriguing books on your list this week. Enjoy!


  5. I would have never guessed Sea Biscuit to be a page turner – so I guess I didnt know 🙂

    Have a super week – you accomplished a lot in two weeks!

  6. I felt exactly the same way about Everlost. I don't think I will be reading the rest in the trilogy. I did like his standalone book, Unwind though.

  7. What a great collection of books on your blog this week.

    Summer school begins for me so my reading for fun will take second place to reading for homework. So my reading for fun will have to take second place to reading for school. Come see what I finished in my last week of vacation.

  8. I was planning on buying Clash of Kings at Borders when I went to buy that Stark glass, but some guy had bought up all those copies. Geez, you only need one book, leave some for the rest of us! I guess this leaves me motivated to finish reading the books languishing on my shelves.

    I'm currently reading the first book in Maureen Ash's Templar Knight series The Alehouse Murders. It's seems to be shaping up into just the kind of mystery story that I like to read.

  9. Leaving Gee's Bend is on my TBR shelf, I've heard great things about Moloika'i, and I really liked Persepolis. You've got a great list going! Have a great week

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