Weekly Update for April 11, 2011

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Welcome to my weekly update for April 11, 2011! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Over the past two weeks, I’ve


The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly–Loved it!

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott, read by Denis O’Hare–Pretty good.

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale–Loved this one as well!

Wild Orchid: A Retelling of “The Ballad of Mulan” by Cameron Dokey–A little too straightforward for my taste

Dreams Made Flesh by Anne Bishop–My sister and I call this series book crack.


Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich

Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Currently Reading:

The Maze Runner by James Dashner, read by Mark Deakins–Exciting, but I’m getting frustrated by the fact that no one will tell the main character anything

Jack of Kinrowan by Charles de Lint–I’ve read this a couple of times in the past but I’m re-reading it for Fairy Tale Fortnight.

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

Up Next:

I just requested Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi and I’m planning on picking up Number the Stars by Lois Lowry at the same time. I don’t know if I’ll get to anything else. My brother-in-law is getting married this weekend in Tampa, so I don’t know how much time I’ll have to read.


I announced Holocaust Remembrance Week, an event I’m hosting May 1-8. Click the link for details.

I met Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue and Clara and Mr. Tiffany, at a reception and signing on Tuesday. I had a very good time and highly recommend her books. I’ll hopefully get something posted about it soon!

I intended to take part in the Read-a-thon on Saturday, but responsibility called and I painted and cleaned the garage instead. I hope everyone who did get to participate had a great time!

What are you reading this week?

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  1. Wasn't Calpurnia Tate just awesome? I loved that book.
    The Goose Girl was pretty fun, too. I've been meaning to read the rest of the series for awhile now, but I have yet to.
    And you've read the De Lint a couple of times now, eh? That bears looking into…

  2. Pretty blog! I will have to add the Anne Bishop series to my list, sounds like necessary reading!


  3. It's a pity you couldn't do the read-a-thon. I did most of it, which was good fun. Next time hopefully?

    You have a lot of great books on your list, so have a good week reading.

  4. The Goose Girl is on my TBR. As this week I was mostly writing for my projects, my list of finished books isn't as bloated with homework.. Come see what I finished.

  5. Book crack? LOL…. I choked on my coffee when I read that! Must be good books!

  6. Survival in Auschwitz and Number the Stars are both so good and powerful. I've had Girl in Hyacinth Blue on my TBR shelf forever so I am glad to hear a positive recommendation, thank you.

  7. Goose Girl is on my wishlist and I've had The Alchemyst on my bookshelf for a while. Looking forward to your review of Number the Stars. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

  8. Marjane Satrapi. I love all the works. I just read two and I am looking forward to read the other one

    It's All About Books

  9. I loved Calpurnia Tate and have Goose Girl on my shelf to read. I've read all three of Michael Scott's The Alchemyst series and thought they were (yep) pretty good.

  10. Number the Stars is phenomenal. Have a wonderful week. My Monday: rundpinne.com/2011/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-34.html

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