We are in the last couple of weeks of classes, and as it usual, when you are on the downhill slope - things pick up speed! I have fallen way behind on my grownup reading.
I participated in the Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon on Saturday and in addition to not really having much fun (I found out that high-pressure, fast read-a-thon's are not my thing - no time for reflection, which is one of the reasons that I read) I also appear to have picked an infestation of spam hits. Sigh.
Oh well - I read some good books. I got short reviews up on the first two and will be trying to find time to post reviews on the rest of them soon ...
- Nurk: The Strange, Surprising, Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew by Ursula Vernon.
- 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
- Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
- Giants Beware by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
I know that seems like I managed to read lots - but four of the books are graphic novels for kids (Legends of Zita, Giants Beware, Monster on the Hill and The Secret Science Alliance) - which were really quick reads. If you have kids, all of these were great and both of my children's really liked all of them. The only down side what that Legends of Zita ends with a cliffhanger!
Plus I participated in the Anne of Green Gables read-along at Midnight Garden, and still need to write that review as well.
- Anne of Green Gables Raffle at Midnight Garden
- A peak into Anne of Green Gables and Abominable Science
This week (déjà vu) I will finish Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.
I also had a couple of environmental news posts last week...