Wednesday, May 12, 2010

WWW Wednesdays

I really meant to post yesterday, but somehow things just got away from me. I was going to do Teaser Tuesday, but alas and alack, I failed on that. I think it had something to do with the nasty gray weather making me very tired, or perhaps because I had to bake a cake, or because my beloved Sunshine found a tick on my neck. Shudder. I think I have thanked him ten times since he got it off and ignited the nasty thing on the patio. (Man, I love my dog, but his tick taxi service has got to stop. They don't bite him, he has preventative on, they just hitch a ride into the house. I'm making myself feel sick just thinking about it.)

Anyway! About books.

What have I read lately? This weekend I finished Educating Alice by Alice Steinbach and When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, both of which I loved.

What am I currently reading? On Monday I started the second book in the Flavia De Luce mystery series, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley. I'm absolutely loving it, which isn't surprising since I loved the first book, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. It jumped ahead of the books I was thinking of starting next when it arrived along with my gift for my mother for Mother's Day. Plus, I had to go to the allergist on Monday and I needed a book I knew I would love.

What will I read next? Boneshaker is at the front of the list followed by The Serpent's Tale, but I also have the following books checked out and one of them may leapfrog ahead. The Mostly True Stories of Homer P. Figg (Newbery), No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (1st in a series challenge), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Typically British challenge), The Blind Side, Obit, and The Affair of the Poisons, all of which are for various categories in my 100 book challenge, and the read my name challenge. Speaking of the 100 book challenge, my total is now at 21 books, not counting picture books. With only seven and half months remaining reaching one hundred is not looking too good. Clearly I must either read faster or read shorter books.

2 comments:

amnbsdad said...

You and your book challenges, I think it's becoming an obsession. Although I must admit that I love hearing about all the books your reading. So please, obsess away. I suppose I should start my blog back up instead of just listing my www's on yours, of course mine wouldn't be a weekly installment because it generally takes me longer than a week to read a book. I finished Jubal Sackett and am now reading A Primer of Freudian Psychology. And as usual I'm not sure what I'll read next.

Librarian Who said...

It makes me happy to share about the books I'm reading, and I'm glad that there is someone out there who enjoys reading about it.
As for taking more than a week to read a book, you do have five children, whereas I have a small dog and a fiance, who is only like a large child part of the time.