Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Pink Motel - Carol Rearie Brink who is most famous for Caddie Woodlawn which I loved as a child but haven't read in years. Sometimes when one is reading old books one finds things that are jarring to modern sensibilities.
Portrait of Jennie - Robert Nathan - Someone recommended this on a mailing list I am on. It was short and sweet and just a little bit poignant.
45 Pounds (More or Less) - K A Barson - I thought this was middle grade when I requested it from Netgalley for some reason but it is definitely YA. I think I will review it properly and post it on the blog. It is going to be the same review I give the publisher and I put on Goodreads and possibly Amazon.
The second two are e-books so I really need to take back my words about reading paper books right now.
Still in Progress
Jo's Boys - I am too cheap to buy audiobooks so this is a Libre Vox recording I am listening to. They are books in the public domain read by volunteers which means you can't complain about the quirks. I am not going to finish it today because it is nine hours long.
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls - this is funny but it is not a read all the way through at once kind of book.
1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
I was sleepy but I shifted positions and am now sitting up again so I am okay. My eyes are a little tired.
2) What have you finished reading?
A Nurse in Time and the Pink Motel
3) What is your favorite read so far?
Um I guess "A Nurse in Time" by default because "The Pink Motel" was just okay
4) What about your favorite snacks?
The kale chips were as good as I had hoped.
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so give them some love.
I have been slacking a little on looking at blogs and twitter. Being out for three hours really put me behind but after dinner and a nap and more reading I will be commenting.
Progress is slow. I finished "A Nurse in Time" which was good but not as good as I had hoped. Then I started "The View From Saturday" and realized that I had already read it years ago which caused me to put it down and procrastinate on the internet. Sigh.
However I had a cupcake and cupcakes make everything better. I decided to do a couple of challenges before I go back to reading.
Book progress -
A Nurse in Time - p 233
Jo's Boys - audio book - Chapter 4 I think.
Now to get some serious books in.
Hour 2 Poetry Contest
I never said I was any good at poetry....
Hour Five Portrait Challenge
I hate having my picture taken and I don't really do selfies but here is part of my face with a book. The book is "A Nurse in Time" because I still haven't finished that.
|Fortunately for the sick and injured of the world I will never actually be a nurse!|
Friday, April 26, 2013
- Simon Garfield - On the Map: A Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Words- this is a book I bought on a whim when I had a coupon. It looks interesting but I doubt I will finish it.
- Kathryn Joyce - The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption - I am fascinated by international adoption and even though this is heavy non-fiction I might read it.
- David Sedaris - Let's Explore Owls Diabetes with Owls - new David Sedaris. I think that is self-explanatory
- E.L. Konigsburg - The View from Saturday - I was so sad that she died and I am about 90% sure I never read this one.
- DW Gibson - Not Working People talk about losing a job and finding their way in today's changing economy - I like oral history compilations and this is a subject close to my heart
- Hector Mallot - Sans Famille - Yes I CAN read French. I usually do not but this a kid's book and not that long
- Evelyn Prentis - A Nurse in Time - I have a "Call the Midwife Problem" and I bought this book after I read all the books. I don't know why I haven't read it but I am super-excited to start.
- Victor Hugo - Le Dernier Jour d'un Condamné - More French. I have been reading "Les Miserables" for years but I believe that the read-a-thon is a happy time and reading Les Mis would make me sad. So I chose this instead.
- Nicole Krauss - The History of Love- A novel. For adults. I don't read many novels and the last one I read sucked.
- Carol Ryrie Brink The Pink Motel - I picked this up at a booksale and it is cute and short. Perfect for a readathon book
There are a couple of books I might substitute in. I have Prodigy by Marie Lu but it is the second book in a series so I am terrified it will end in a cliffhanger and then I will be all mad. I also have This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E Smith. That one looks cute and fluffy. I also have some e-books for review from Netgalley. But I am not currently in an e-reader mood. I go through phases and right now it is a paper mood.A Also moving the Kindle and the Nook is going to be a lot easier than moving the pile of books.