Monday, November 27, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? - November 27



Ok so it's been about a month, but as you can see it wasn't a huge reading month. But I'm going to try to get back on a weekly schedule.

Currently Reading:

TitleWe Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler
Author: Russell Freedman
Date Started: November 26
Note: In the library catalog this is listed as a Juvenile NonFiction Book. I like reading J NF and Biographies because they aren't as dry as adult books and yet I'm still learning something about a topic or person.

Currently Listening:

TitleAtlas Shrugged
Author: Any Rand
Narrator: Christopher Hurt
Date Started: August 31
Note: Finished part 3 of 7

Finished Reading:

Title: The Fade Out: Act Three
Author: Ed Burbaker
Date Finished: November 22
Stars: 3
Note: The ending was a bit of a letdown.


Title: The Fade Out: Act Two
Author: Ed Burbaker
Date Finished: November 21
Stars: 4

Title: The Fade Out: Act One
Author: Ed Burbaker
Date Finished: November 20
Stars: 4

Title: A Poem for Peter
Author:  Andrea Davis Pinkney
Date Finished: November 15
Stars: 5

Title: A Room with a View
Author: E.M. Forster
Date Finished:  November 19
Stars: 5
Note: Read for CNJ JASNA Reading Group

Title: Convicting Avery: The Bizarre Laws and Broken System Behind "Making a Murderer"
Author: Michael D. Cicchini
Date Finished: November 13
Stars: 2
Note: Was really  hoping for a good argument on why Avery was innocent, but really just an angry defense lawyer who is unhappy with his state's legal system using the Avery case to make his argument.

Title: The Comback Season
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Date Finished: October 29
Stars:  4

Title: I'm Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
Author: Chris Harris
Date Finished: October 26
Stars: 5

Title: Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island #3)
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Finished: October 24
Stars: 4
Note: Reread the series

Title: Goat
Author: James McBride
Narrator: LeVar Burton
Date Finished: October 24
Stars: 4
Note: Special episode of LeVar Burton Reads

Friday, October 27, 2017

Peek Inside a Book - I'm Just No Good at Rhyming


When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

This week I read I'm Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups by Chris Harris and Illustrated by Lane Smith.

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups


It Begins: 


On Page 56: So this is from the page numbered 56, but it's not the 'real' page 56 cause this book has some issues with the page numbering. 

Poem is called How The Fourth Grader Communicates

Verdict:
Hilarious and I think I'm going to buy it, because it's one I want to pick up again and again.

Monday, October 23, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? October 23



So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently Reading:

Title: Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island #3)
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Started: October 23

Currently Listening:

TitleAtlas Shrugged
Author: Any Rand
Narrator: Christopher Hurt
Date Started: August 31
Note: On part 3 of 7

Finished Reading:

Title: Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island #2)
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Finished: Oct 23
Stars: 4
Comments: This is a re-read.

Title: Dance Upon the Air (Three Sisters Island #1)
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Finished: Oct 21
Stars: 4
Comments: This is a re-read.

Title: The Blinds
Author: Adam Sternbergh
Date Finished: Oct 18
Stars: 4
Comments: October book club selection.

Title: Our Bodies, Our Shelves
Author: Roz Warren
Date Finished: Oct 16
Stars: 2