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What Are You Reading: May 16, 2011: 05/15/11

What Are You Reading?I'm on a brief vacation between spring and summer terms. I'm only taking one course over the summer so I should still have some time for fun reading. I am, however, also doing free lance writing and looking for a job.

This week I finished up the manga I had on hand. I typically read an issue over my morning cup of coffee. I also read some more from one of my back issues of Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine. I'm working through two issues: September/October and November/December both from 2010.

My upcoming reading will be a mixture of books from my wishlist that I've checked out from the library and books from my personal collection of "to be read" books. I have a small pile of books I would like to finish in time for the June Bookcrossing meeting so I can pass them along to someone else.

Two books I know for sure that I'll be reading this week are The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer and Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend by Carrie Jones. Beyond that I'm not entirely sure.

Finished Last Week:

  1. 50 Dangerous Things by Gever Tulley (library book)
  2. All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen (personal collection)
  3. The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo (library book)
  4. Black Butler, Vol. 2 by Yana Toboso
  5. Books Do Furnish a Room by Anthony Powell (library book)
  6. "Dead Man's Run" by Robert Reed FSF Nov/Dec 2010 (personal collection)
  7. "The Exterminator's Want Ad" by Bruce Sterling FSF Nov/Dec 2010
  8. Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 16 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  9. Fullmetal Alchemist, Volume 17 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  10. A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck (personal collection)
  11. Lovely is the Lee by Robert Gibbings (personal collection)
  12. Management Basics for Information Professionals by Edward G. Evans (personal collection)
  13. Spork by Kyo Maclear (library book)
  14. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 3 by CLAMP (library book)
  15. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (library book)
  16. "Plinth without Figure" by Alexander Jablokov FSF Nov/Dec 2010 (personal collection)

Currently Reading:

  1. The Arcanum by Thomas Wheeler (personal collection)
  2. Blood Fruit by James E.M. Rasmussen (review copy)
  3. From a Changeling Star by Jeffrey A. Carver (personal collection)
  4. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (personal collection)

Reviews Posted:

  1. Doodle Bug by Karne Romano Young (library book)
  2. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 1 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  3. Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? by Bill Martin Jr. (library book)
  4. Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer (library book)
  5. The Nightmarys by Dan Pobloki (library book)
  6. Welcome to Monster Town by Ryan Heshka (library book)
  7. The World at Night by Alan Furst (library book)



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Comment #1: Sunday, May, 15, 2011 at 23:37:11

Crystal (I Totally Paused!)

Hope you enjoyed The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, that's one of my favorite childhood series :)



Comment #2: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 13:56:33

Pussreboots

I did and I didn't. I read a faithful reproduction of the first edition. While it was a fascinating experience the illustrations got in the way of the text! I will write a fuller explanation with my review.



Comment #3: Sunday, May, 15, 2011 at 23:54:41

Jennifer

Wow you had an amazing week. Enjoy your books and have a wonderful week.



Comment #4: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:03:35

Pussreboots

Thank you. My currently reading list has gotten so short I'm not sure what to start next. Which is completely silly. I'll figure something out.



Comment #5: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 00:02:25

Sheila (Bookjourney)

I have never tried Manga... but you make me want to.... in the morning with coffee.. I think I will make it a goal. :)



Comment #6: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:08:00

Pussreboots

The trick is to find a manga series in a genre you normally like.



Comment #7: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 05:45:43

Uniflame

Wow again such a list!! How do you do that?

I read a manga this week myself :) Chi's Sweet Home, have you read that? It sounds like something you would enjoy :)



Comment #8: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:13:54

Pussreboots

I haven't read Chi's Sweet Home but I will keep it in mind.



Comment #9: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 06:15:59

Jan von Harz

Enjoy your break from school. I am looking forward to summer break so I can spend most of my time reading. Have a great week!



Comment #10: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:15:41

Pussreboots

I'm taking a course over the summer so I have to get my reading done now.



Comment #11: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 07:50:16

Kah Woei @ The Books of My Life

I just finished watching another work by CLAMP, Kobato. In it the characters from Tsubasa show up ... LOL.



Comment #12: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:16:15

Pussreboots

I haven't read Kobato. But it doesn't surprise me that Tsubasa characters are showing up in it. That seems to be CLAMP's thing.



Comment #13: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 08:09:36

Christy @TheReaderBee

Wow! You read a lot of books last week! I hope you enjoy all of this weeks reads!



Comment #14: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:19:20

Pussreboots

Thank you. This week will probably be a quiet one for reading.



Comment #15: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 08:28:34

Helen Murdoch

I just haven't gotten into reading Manga yet, but feel like I should. Maybe this summer...



Comment #16: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:21:22

Pussreboots

Manga has as many genres as regular fiction. You just need to find a series in a genre that you like.



Comment #17: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 09:29:27

Samita @ Book Purring

"The Case of the Missing Marquess" sounds historical maybe I should check it out! Happy Reading and thanks for stopping by my blog :)



Comment #18: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:22:32

Pussreboots

It's a Sherlock Holmes inspired tween mystery series.



Comment #19: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 09:30:36

Bonnie

There are a lot of new-to-me books on your list this week! Looks like you had an excellent reading week!



Comment #20: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:25:33

Pussreboots

Thanks. Happy reading.



Comment #21: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 09:34:24

Allison

WOW! How on EARTH did you finish 16 books last week? I am jealous!!



Comment #22: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:27:33

Pussreboots

I finished seven full length books, many of them I had been reading slowly for the last month. I also read four manga which are very quick. Three were short stories. And the last two were picture books; they can be read in a matter of minutes.



Comment #23: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 10:29:22

Esme

Let me ask you-how do you read so many books in a week?



Comment #24: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:37:02

Pussreboots

The quick answer is that I primarily read books with low word counts. For a longer expalnation you can read my March 18 post.



Comment #25: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 11:06:07

Laurel-Rain Snow

I like the look of Books Do Furnish a Room.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #26: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:44:10

Pussreboots

You're welcome. Books Do Furnish a Room is the tenth book in a twelve book series. I haven't read the other books but I plan to.



Comment #27: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 12:22:04

Aths

You have some great reads planned up. Have a good week!



Comment #28: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:46:22

Pussreboots

Thank you. Happy reading.



Comment #29: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 13:08:53

Meghan

I am so jealous of the amount you read! And I am looking forward to your manga reviews, Black Butler is a new favorite at my library.



Comment #30: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:47:30

Pussreboots

It's going to take a while for me to get the Black Butler reviews posted. I can tell you that I love the anime but find the manga a little disorganized.



Comment #31: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 14:12:04

Nisé

The Case of the Missing Marquess was good. I listened to it and want to continue with the series.



Comment #32: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:51:41

Pussreboots

I've enjoyed the first few pages of it that I've read.



Comment #33: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 18:31:37

Tasha @ A Trillian Books

Have a fab week! See what I'm reading here



Comment #34: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 13:38:23

Pussreboots

Thank you. It's been a busy one.



Comment #35: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 21:58:19

joann downie

Quite a list!! thanks for coming by. Have a nice week!



Comment #36: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 13:42:15

Pussreboots

Next Monday's list won't be as long. I've been scrambling around doing everything I've neglected while in school.



Comment #37: Tuesday, May, 17, 2011 at 07:51:03

Donna

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You read a lot of books in a week. I wish I had that kind of time. It's gotten better since I've added in audio books. But still 2 books a week is about all I can manage.



Comment #38: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 13:45:15

Pussreboots

Most of the books are picture books and manga. Both are quick reads. I do most of my reading over breakfast.



Comment #39: Tuesday, May, 17, 2011 at 13:14:22

Laura Ashlee

I really love Black Butler. It's great. My favorites were volume 2 and 3. Madame Red's story was really interesting and the art was just incredible. I started watching the anime this week too. It's nice to see it all in color.



Comment #40: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 13:52:31

Pussreboots

So far I prefer the anime to the manga. I have volume 3 on hand and plan to read it over the weekend.



Comment #41: Wednesday, May, 18, 2011 at 23:22:28

Jen C

Wow....you had a very productive week!
Enjoy your books and thanks for sharing!!
My Reading Plan for the Week



Comment #42: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 13:54:32

Pussreboots

Thanks. This week I've been doing everything except read it seems.



Comment #43: Monday, May, 16, 2011 at 18:19:14

Annie

Wow, last week's list is really long!

I've never read any manga, but it always looks like a lot of fun. :)

I hope you have a great week and enjoy all these books!



Comment #44: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 13:56:21

Pussreboots

Manga comes in lots of different genres. Just look for stories you would normally be interested in.