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2007 Books Read: Final List

January 2nd, 2008 (04:12 pm)
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Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 
10. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
12. On Pointe, Lorie Ann Grover
13. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
14. Weedflower, Cynthia Kadohata [Audiobook]
15. Harmless, Dana Reinhardt
16. Flight Volume One, ed. Kazu Kibuishi
17. Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff
18. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle [Audiobook]
19. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Robert C. O'Brien
20. Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, Kazu Kibuishi
21. Aria of the Sea, Dia Calhoun
22. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, Carolyn Mackler
23. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry [Audiobook]
24. A Drowned Maiden's Hair, Laura Amy Schlitz
25. The Phoenix Dance, Dia Calhoun
25. Dancing on the Edge, Han Nolan
26. Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier
27. The Various, Steve Augarde
28. Pirates!, Celia Rees [audiobook]
29. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling
30. Gentle's Holler, Kerry Madden
31. Louisiana's Song, Kerry Madden
32. The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep, Michael Wexler and John Hulme
33. Celandine, Steve Augarde
34. The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
35. Twilight, Stephanie Meyer 

Kimberly [userpic]

Books Read in 2007

November 12th, 2007 (08:27 pm)
Tags:

 Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 
10. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
12. On Pointe, Lorie Ann Grover
13. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
14. Weedflower, Cynthia Kadohata [Audiobook]
15. Harmless, Dana Reinhardt
16. Flight Volume One, ed. Kazu Kibuishi
17. Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff
18. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle [Audiobook]
19. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Robert C. O'Brien
20. Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, Kazu Kibuishi
21. Aria of the Sea, Dia Calhoun
22. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, Carolyn Mackler
23. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry [Audiobook]
24. A Drowned Maiden's Hair, Laura Amy Schlitz
25. The Phoenix Dance, Dia Calhoun
25. Dancing on the Edge, Han Nolan
26. Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier
27. The Various, Steve Augarde
28. Pirates!, Celia Rees [audiobook]
29. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling
30. Gentle's Holler, Kerry Madden
31. Louisiana's Song, Kerry Madden
32. The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep, Michael Wexler and John Hulme
33. Celandine, Steve Augarde

Kimberly [userpic]

Books Read in 2007

August 9th, 2007 (10:31 pm)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 
10. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
12. On Pointe, Lorie Ann Grover
13. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
14. Weedflower, Cynthia Kadohata [Audiobook]
15. Harmless, Dana Reinhardt
16. Flight Volume One, ed. Kazu Kibuishi
17. Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff
18. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle [Audiobook]
19. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Robert C. O'Brien
20. Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, Kazu Kibuishi
21. Aria of the Sea, Dia Calhoun
22. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, Carolyn Mackler
23. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry [Audiobook]
24. A Drowned Maiden's Hair, Laura Amy Schlitz
25. The Phoenix Dance, Dia Calhoun
25. Dancing on the Edge, Han Nolan
26. Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier
27. The Various, Steve Augarde
28. Pirates!, Celia Rees [audiobook]
29. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling
30. Gentle's Holler, Kerry Madden

Kimberly [userpic]

Books Read in 2007

June 10th, 2007 (09:13 am)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 
10. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
12. On Pointe, Lorie Ann Grover
13. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
14. Weedflower, Cynthia Kadohata [Audiobook]
15. Harmless, Dana Reinhardt
16. Flight Volume One, ed. Kazu Kibuishi
17. Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff
18. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle [Audiobook]
19. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Robert C. O'Brien
20. Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, Kazu Kibuishi
21. Aria of the Sea, Dia Calhoun
22. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, Carolyn Mackler
23. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry [Audiobook]
24. A Drowned Maiden's Hair, Laura Amy Schlitz
25. The Phoenix Dance, Dia Calhoun
25. Dancing on the Edge, Han Nolan
26. Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier
27. The Various, Steve Augarde

Currently Reading:
1. Pirates!, Celia Rees [audiobook]
2. Pretties, Scott Westerfeld
3. Death Dance, Linda Fairstein
4. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
5. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

Books Read in 2007

June 3rd, 2007 (07:09 am)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 
10. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
12. On Pointe, Lorie Ann Grover
13. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
14. Weedflower, Cynthia Kadohata [Audiobook]
15. Harmless, Dana Reinhardt
16. Flight Volume One, ed. Kazu Kibuishi
17. Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff
18. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle [Audiobook]
19. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Robert C. O'Brien
20. Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, Kazu Kibuishi
21. Aria of the Sea, Dia Calhoun
22. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, Carolyn Mackler
23. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry [Audiobook]
24. A Drowned Maiden's Hair, Laura Amy Schlitz

Currently Reading:
1. The Phoenix Dance, Dia Calhoun
2. Pretties, Scott Westerfeld
3. Death Dance, Linda Fairstein
4. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
5. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

Books Read in 2007

May 21st, 2007 (02:49 pm)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 
10. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
12. On Pointe, Lorie Ann Grover
13. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
14. Weedflower, Cynthia Kadohata [Audiobook]
15. Harmless, Dana Reinhardt
16. Flight Volume One, ed. Kazu Kibuishi
17. Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff
18. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle [Audiobook]
19. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Robert C. O'Brien
20. Aria of the Sea, Dia Calhoun
21. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, Carolyn Mackler
22. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry [Audiobook]

Currently Reading:
1. Pretties, Scott Westerfeld
2. A Drowned Maiden's Hair, Laura Amy Schlitz
4. Death Dance, Linda Fairstein
5. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
6. I, Claudius, Robert Graves</div></div></div></div>

Kimberly [userpic]

Books Read in 2007

May 7th, 2007 (04:25 pm)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 
10. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
12. On Pointe, Lorie Ann Grover
13. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
14. Weedflower, Cynthia Kadohata [Audiobook]
15. Harmless, Dana Reinhardt
16. Flight Volume One, ed. Kazu Kibuishi
17. Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff
18. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle [Audiobook]

Currently Reading:
1. Pretties, Scott Westerfeld
2. Aria of the Sea, Dia Calhoun
3. Flight Volume Two, ed. Kazu Kibuishi
4. Death Dance, Linda Fairstein
5. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
6. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

Books Read in 2007

May 2nd, 2007 (08:26 pm)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 
10. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
12. On Pointe, Lorie Ann Grover
13. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
14. Weedflower, Cynthia Kadohata [Audiobook]
15. Harmless, Dana Reinhardt
16. Flight Volume One, ed. Kazu Kibuishi

Currently Reading:
1. Pretties, Scott Westerfeld
2. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle [Audiobook]
3. Flight Volume Two, ed. Kazu Kibuishi
4. Death Dance, Linda Fairstein
5. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
6. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

Books Read in 2007

April 30th, 2007 (05:11 pm)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 
10. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
12. On Pointe, Lorie Ann Grover
13. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
14. Weedflower, Cynthia Kadohata [Audiobook]

Currently Reading:
1. Pretties, Scott Westerfeld
2. Harmless, Dana Reinhardt
3. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle
4. Death Dance, Linda Fairstein
5. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
6. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

Books Read in 2007

April 22nd, 2007 (07:16 pm)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 
10. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
12. On Pointe, Lorie Ann Grover
13. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld

Currently Reading:
1. Pretties, Scott Westerfeld
2. Death Dance, Linda Fairstein
3. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
4. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

Booklist 2007

April 18th, 2007 (05:41 pm)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 
10. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
12. On Pointe, Lorie Ann Grover

Currently Reading:
1. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
2. Death Dance, Linda Fairstein
3. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
4. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

Booklist 2007

April 15th, 2007 (05:06 pm)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 
10. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder

Currently Reading:
1. On Pointe, Lorie Ann Grover
2. Death Dance, Linda Fairstein
3. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
4. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

Booklist 2007

April 8th, 2007 (09:00 pm)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman
9. Tithe, Holly Black 

Currently Reading:
1. Death Dance, Linda Fairstein
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
3. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
4. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

Booklist 2007

April 7th, 2007 (08:06 pm)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman

Currently Reading:
1. Tithe, Holly Black
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
3. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
4. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

Booklist 2007, and assorted notes

April 2nd, 2007 (04:59 pm)

 Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon
6. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt 
7. Love in Shadow, Sonja Foust

Currently Reading:
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
2. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
3. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

At this rate, I should be caught up to my 3-a-month goal by the end of Spring Break.  I can probably knock out Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Visitors tonight, and then I'll have Tithe for any other time I'm free.  I'll probably be too tired from being at Disney World over the next few days to do much reading, but I think most of Friday will involve lounging at my grandmother's house - one of my two favorite reading spots, if you'll recall.  The trip back will be a short plane ride as opposed to the longer drive down here, so I probably won't finish a whole book then.  Still, I'm on pace to take a library trip next week.

So here's my plans for upcoming reading:
Today - Read Visitors.
Next Several Days - Read Tithe.
When I Get Home - Read Peter Pan and On Pointe.
Then, visit the library.  I'm now building up a library list.  I'll post it later tonight.

Kimberly [userpic]

2007 Booklist Update

April 1st, 2007 (12:28 pm)
Tags:

  Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee
4. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
5. Pucker, Melanie Gideon

Currently Reading:
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Vol. 1: Out of the Madhouse, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder
2. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
3. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

Bookhands

March 28th, 2007 (09:21 pm)

This may be the longest I've gone between posts since back when I started this blog. I'm going to address a few topics all at once.

Thing One: I've a lot of things I want to say, but not a lot of time. I've been doing a lot of catching up at work, and it's used most of my energy. I'm still reading, so here's my currentlies:

1. Virtual Mode by Piers Anthony; this is a re-read. Due to recent events in life I've set it aside for a bit, as it brings up some emotional issues I'm not quite ready to handle.
2. I, Claudius by Robert Graves; this is my read-at-work book but it has been displaced by others for now. About one week a month I have to perform lunch duty, which usually consists of sitting in a chair, watching students go by, and checking hall passes. That's a good twenty minutes a day I can devote to reading when I'm not checking the passes. It looks good to be a Latin teacher reading I, Claudius, and I, Claudius is a book I've always wanted to read. Most recently, though, I have been reading my other books during this time.
3. The Last Dragon by Silva de Mari; reading this because it was a Cybils nominee, and enjoying it thoroughly. It doesn't go as quickly as many YA or children's books do, though.
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy: Out of the Madhouse by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder. I also walk for twenty minutes a day and I like to read while I do this. I saw one of my favorite professors doing it on campus once. I thought it looked charmingly academic, so I took it up myself. Don't worry; I'm very careful not to run into or in front of things. Reading this has been a fun flashback and, combined with a recent re-watching of Buffy Season 4, provoked new thoughts about the show's themes, what I did and did not like about it, and why. As a rule, I love Buffy, in case you were wondering.

Thing Two: A colleague and I were talking about YA fiction a couple of weeks ago and agreed that especially for us as teachers, it's exactly the right thing. You can read a book with substance to it, but usually YA books don't bog you down so much as books for an adult audience would. You get through the books quickly but still feel like you've really read something. So we've decided to start recommending and swapping YA books. I only own two, so I'll be loaning those to her: Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon. These are my two recent favorites, which is why I own them. Because of the aforementioned rapidity of reading, I generally get my YA books from the library. I'm looking forward to seeing what she has for me. I told her that even though I don't have a lot of books, I can provide her with plenty of lists. Maybe I'll even tell her that I get most of my YA recommendations from Little Willow at Bildungsroman.

Thing Three: I love the feel of books. At Costco they set the books out in stacks on tables. I touched all of them, and felt that even though I hadn't read them, the books were part of me. It was a good feeling.

Thing Four: Content I hope to provide soon:
- Elizabeth I review
- Millicent Min review
- The Last Dragon review
- Love in Shadow review

Thing Five: Spring break starts Friday! I will be traveling to Florida for most of it, but hope to find time in the car and at my lodgings for reading.

That is all.

Kimberly [userpic]

Booklist 2007 Update

March 19th, 2007 (09:26 pm)
Tags:

 Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky
3. Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa Yee

Currently Reading:
1. The Last Dragon, Silvana de Mari
1. Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notoroious Youth, J. V. Hart and Brett Helquist
2. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
3. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

2007 Booklist Update

March 6th, 2007 (05:33 pm)
Tags:

Read in 2007:
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley
2. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: The Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Kathryn Lasky

Currently Reading:
1. Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notoroious Youth, J. V. Hart and Brett Helquist
2. Virtual Mode, Piers Anthony
3. I, Claudius, Robert Graves

Kimberly [userpic]

Goals and Booklist

March 3rd, 2007 (09:47 pm)

My goal for last year was a book every two weeks, coming to about two a month. I ended up topping that, reading 30 books in the year.

Books Read in 2006Collapse )

My goal for this year will be three a month. Only 10% of slayground's average, but she makes reading books her business.
To catch up to this goal, because I do believe Nothing But the Truth is the first book I've finished this year, I will need to have read 9 books by the end of March. I did one today.

That leaves 28 days.

A book every 3 days, and I'm all caught up.

Books Read in 2007
1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen Headley

Currently Reading
1. The Royal Diaries - Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor by Kathryn Lasky
2. Virtual Mode by Piers Anthony (re-read)
3. I, Claudius by Robert Graves

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