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Mondays with Megan-Happy New Year! 1/12/15

Oh, dear, it must be Monday because I spent a nice chunk of time Saturday preparing this post and in one swift motion this morning I managed to delete it. I am not actually sure how, but it is irretrievable. Gah! I have no idea what I wrote. I am pretty sure I said something about being sick and hitting a reading slump. Oh! Wait. I remember. I recently took over ordering and maintaining the Adult Graphic Novel collection here at the library so I combined my goal of getting to know the collection better with my overall 2015 reading goal and came up with the number 225. I am going to be reading a lot of graphic novels this year! Also, I decided to try my hand at Tumblr. It’s a work in progress, but you can check it out at ya-why-not.

I have 2 weeks worth of reading to report on!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts.

Finished:

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  • Girls Like Us by Gail Giles-This is a Cybils Finalist. It’s all very hush, hush for now.
  • Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula by Andi Watson-What a cute YA graphic novel. Coming-of-age, romance, and the undead.
  • Trillium by Jeff Lemire-A super trippy sci-fi standalone from the author of the Sweet Tooth series.
  • The Ticking by Renée French-A strange little graphic novel with very few words. The story of the a boy with facial deformities is told mostly through weird but lovely black and white pencil drawings.
  • When I was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds-Another Cybils Finalist.
  • Stitches by David Small-A graphic memoir, fitting from YA and Adult readers. Loved it.
  • Revival by Stephen King-Not my favorite from King, but a solid character study with a bizarre ending.
  • Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero-Yet another Cybils Finalist.

Current Audio:

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  • The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. This follow-up to The Rosie Project has been heavily criticized, but I am still enjoying the audio. It is early in the book, but so far no complaints.

Currently Reading:

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I still need to pick a new YA, but I have so many choices! I can’t decide.

Abandoned:

atlantia

It’s not bad, but I just didn’t care.

Happy Reading!

~Megan

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Mondays with Megan-What Are You Reading? 10/28/13

Hello Monday! I had a busy and productive weekend and caught up on some sleep so I am uncharacteristically cheerful and excited about the week. I have a couple of fun stuff happening this week at the library. Today I am hosting a Day of the Dead program. We’ll be learning about and decorating traditional Mexican Sugar Skulls. Tomorrow is a meeting of my new D&D group. They are planning on coming in costume! I can’t wait to see them all. I am also excited to show off some of my newly acquired DM skills!

For my reading week I am looking forward to diving into Allegiant, by Veronica Roth. I couldn’t get to it last week because I was still working on House of Hades by Rick Riordan. I am still mulling that one over in my brain…

My reading pace has slowed down a bit, but I am still working my way through a giant list of books.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Finished:

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I finished the second volume in the Sweet Tooth series by Jeff Lemire. The first volume was not bad and I did not have high expectations for the second. I am glad I decided to continue the series! There is so much more background information in the second volume. The series is set in a post-apocalyptic world destroyed by a plague. All of the children born after the plague are strange human-animal hybrids and no one seems to know why. It’s the kind of weird that’s right up my alley. The dogs and I walked our way through Love, Life, and Elephants by Daphne Sheldrick. I really enjoyed this memoir of a life lived with wild animals in Kenya. Finally, I finished House of Hades by Rick Riordan. I loved spending time with my favorite demi-gods and can’t wait for the final chapter of their story.

Current Audio:

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I am still working on Ptolemy’s Gate by Jonathon Stroud. I was a little iffy on it last week, but the story has picked up and regained my interest. I also started The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts, continuing my nonfiction audio streak. I guess I am into true animals stories these days. Who knew?

Currently Reading:

sisters born of illusion iron traitor

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt is my Westerns selection for my work genre discussion group. I am also making slow progress in Born of Illusion and Iron Traitor.

Up Next:

allegiant

I need to read this before I accidentally read spoilers!

Happy Reading!

˜Megan