7.27.2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA


Despite high hopes of reading the four books I brought with me to the desert, I only managed to finish one by Thursday, the day before our departure. Having to pay attention to your child in the pool certainly distracts from reading! I did, however, plow through my second selection, Murder is Bad Manners, in a day so it averaged out to two books in five days. That's not too bad, I guess. 

[To rehash the concept :: post what you read last week, what you're reading now, and what you plan to read this week. If you have a review of the book(s), great! If you have a picture of the book(s), wonderful! If you have a book giveaway, fantastic! If you just list the title(s) of the book(s), not a problem! Make it as simple or as complex as you need it to be. At least, that's the message I got. This version of the meme is hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Text, which, in turn, was inspired by Sheila over at Book Journey, who hosts the original It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]

WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:


The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens

WHAT I'M READING NOW:

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua

WHAT I PLAN TO READ THIS WEEK:

The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary (publication date: January 2016)

7.20.2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA


I'm currently on vacation from my vacation; my kids and I are spending a week in the Palm Springs area (in California) with my parents, which is an annual tradition. I'm hoping to get some reading done pool-side and lounging around in our air-conditioned suite. I brought a few physical books to read outside, and I would like to make a (small) dent in the massive number of e-ARCs I've accumulated from NetGalley.



[To rehash the concept :: post what you read last week, what you're reading now, and what you plan to read this week. If you have a review of the book(s), great! If you have a picture of the book(s), wonderful! If you have a book giveaway, fantastic! If you just list the title(s) of the book(s), not a problem! Make it as simple or as complex as you need it to be. At least, that's the message I got. This version of the meme is hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Text, which, in turn, was inspired by Sheila over at Book Journey, who hosts the original It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]

WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:



Boom! Ten Year Celebration: 2015 Free Comic Book Day Special

Coco and the Little Black Dress by Annemarie van Haeringen (publication date: September 30, 2015)

Elephant Man by Mariangela Di Fiore, illustrated by Hilde Hodnefjeld, translated by Rosie Hedger (publication date: August 18, 2015)

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Meg Hunt

Moletown by Torben Kuhlmann, translated by Andrew Rushton

New Suicide Squad, Volume One: Pure Insanity written by Sean Ryan, illustrated by Jeremy Roberts (publication date: July 21, 2015)

Ninja Bunny by Jennifer Gray Olson

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (publication date: October 13, 2015)

Revival, Volume One: You're Among Friends written by Tim Seeley, illustrated by Mike Norton, colored by Mark Englert, lettered by Crank! (rated M for Mature)

The Sandman: Overture, Issue 5 written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by J. H. Williams III, colored by Dave Stewart


Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Katty Maurey (publication date: August 1, 2015)


To the Sea by Cale Atkinson


Trees by written Warren Ellis, illustrated by Jason Howard, lettered by Fonografiks (rated M for Mature)


Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Brigette Barrage


Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon

WHAT I'M READING NOW:


The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary (publication date: January 2016)

WHAT I PLAN TO READ THIS WEEK:



Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens

7.13.2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA


I'm on vacation right now so you would think a lot of reading was getting done. But I'm spending time with family and getting a ton of sleep (I didn't realize I was actually that tired!) so this was a remarkably slow reading week. I hope to get back on track soon when I go on vacation from my vacation (I'll explain later) and I can while away the hours with my books.

Besides the books below, I also acquired the newest volumes (in Japanese) of Hana Yori mo Hana no Gotoku (花よりも花の如く) by Minako Narita and Fumi Yoshinaga's two series, Ooku (大奥) and What Did You Eat Yesterday? (昨日何食べた?). Yoshinaga's works are translated into English and are worth a read in my opinion. Ooku, in particular, has a dense, fascinating storyline (alternate history of Edo-period Japan) and I'm learning a lot by reading it. 

As a side note, cover images may be lacking in the weeks ahead because I'm using my iPad to post and it's a pain in the butt to link in images. 

[To rehash the concept :: post what you read last week, what you're reading now, and what you plan to read this week. If you have a review of the book(s), great! If you have a picture of the book(s), wonderful! If you have a book giveaway, fantastic! If you just list the title(s) of the book(s), not a problem! Make it as simple or as complex as you need it to be. At least, that's the message I got. This version of the meme is hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Text, which, in turn, was inspired by Sheila over at Book Journey, who hosts the original It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]

WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:


Gotham Academy, Issue #6 by Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher; illustrated by Karl Kerschl and Mingjue Helen Chen; colored by Msassyk (Michele Assarasakorn), Serge Lapointe, and Mingjue Helen Chen  lettered by Steve Wands

Gotham Academy: Endgame by Becky CloonanBrenden Fletcher, Clio Chiang, Joy Ang, and Vera Brosgol; illustrated by Jeff Stokely, Clio Chiang, Joy Ang, and Vera Brosgol; colored by Jenny Donovan and Sonia Oback; lettered by Steve Wands

My Dog: The Paradox by The Oatmeal

Runaways, Issue #2 by Noelle Stevenson, illustrated by Sanford Greene, colored by John Rauch, lettered by VC's Clayton Cowles

WHAT I'M READING NOW:


Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

WHAT I PLAN TO READ THIS WEEK:


The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

7.06.2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA


[To rehash the concept :: post what you read last week, what you're reading now, and what you plan to read this week. If you have a review of the book(s), great! If you have a picture of the book(s), wonderful! If you have a book giveaway, fantastic! If you just list the title(s) of the book(s), not a problem! Make it as simple or as complex as you need it to be. At least, that's the message I got. This version of the meme is hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Text, which, in turn, was inspired by Sheila over at Book Journey, who hosts the original It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]

WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:


The Detective's Assistant by Kate Hannigan

Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

WHAT I'M READING NOW:



WHAT I PLAN TO READ THIS WEEK:

The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

6.29.2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA


[To rehash the concept :: post what you read last week, what you're reading now, and what you plan to read this week. If you have a review of the book(s), great! If you have a picture of the book(s), wonderful! If you have a book giveaway, fantastic! If you just list the title(s) of the book(s), not a problem! Make it as simple or as complex as you need it to be. At least, that's the message I got. This version of the meme is hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Text, which, in turn, was inspired by Sheila over at Book Journey, who hosts the original It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]

WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:



Fox's Garden by Princesse Camcam

George by Alex Gino

Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean E. Pendziwol, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

Runaways, Issue #1 by Noelle Stevenson, illustrated by Sanford Greene

Weeds Find a Way by Cindy Jenson-Elliott, illustrated by Carolyn Fisher

WHAT I'M READING NOW:

Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks (aka Heather Rose and Danielle Wood)

Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome by Robby Novak and Brad Montague

WHAT I PLAN TO READ THIS WEEK:


Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

6.22.2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA


[To rehash the concept :: post what you read last week, what you're reading now, and what you plan to read this week. If you have a review of the book(s), great! If you have a picture of the book(s), wonderful! If you have a book giveaway, fantastic! If you just list the title(s) of the book(s), not a problem! Make it as simple or as complex as you need it to be. At least, that's the message I got. This version of the meme is hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Text, which, in turn, was inspired by Sheila over at Book Journey, who hosts the original It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]

WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:




Cleopatra in Space, Book One: Target Practice by Mike Maihack

March: Book Two by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell

Mr. Prickles: A Quill-Fated Love Story by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Scott Magoon


Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower by Greg Pizzoli

WHAT I'M READING NOW:

Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks (aka Heather Rose and Danielle Wood)

Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome by Robby Novak and Brad Montague

WHAT I PLAN TO READ THIS WEEK:


George by Alex Gino