Monday, October 1, 2012
It's Monday - October 1st
Wow - October already, huh? I guess that's why I'm starting to need sweatshirts in the morning. I've started tweaking my shelves on Goodreads to better organize the information, but I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with that as well. This week I split my "Science fiction - Fantasy" group into two separate groups. I still have a few double labeled, but most of them are now in one category or the other. Come friend me at GR if you haven't already!
As always, big thanks to Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts for hosting this each week. Visit them today!
Newbery / Nerdbery Challenge
Congrats are in order - as I've hit the 50 book mark! I decided to choose a book I know I love to mark the occasion. Mixed Up Files has always been a book that makes my heart smile. I identify with both Claudia and Jamie. Though I doubt I would have ever had the guts to take this kind of adventure, it's exactly the kind I would have considered as a child. I mean, who wouldn't want to LIVE in a museum for a week?
I posted about Human.4 on Friday the 28th (a "techie" MG and up science fiction novel). My son started reading it this week, so I'll let you know what he thinks. His initial impression, after the first few pages, was that it was a bit confusing. I'm curious to know his opinion if he sticks through that first little bit.
I finished Cosmic this week. It is a much lighter science fiction than Human.4, with lots of funny parts. I'll give it the full write-up this Friday. So be sure to stop back!
My younger son insisted I read the Benjamin Bear book. I chuckled at every page. Each page is a separate mini story, and they each had a visual gag or 'groaner' of a joke. Wonderful!
Order of the Dagonet #1 - This is from Action Lab Comics. The second is about to come out, and I have a review copy of the first. It's for older readers, and it is beautifully strange. Basically, the faerie world has invaded modern day England. Puck, Titania, and Oberon in modern England? So fun. I'm hoping to get a review written up for this one for Fandom Post soon.
Currently Reading / On Deck
Kathy and I are reading Seraphina as our current Batty About Books partner read. I don't use text speak lightly in my blog - but OMG! Take a peek at our first chat from Saturday, and come back to tell us what you think!
Brave New World - I grabbed a kindle copy and plan to read this as my homage to Banned Books Week.
Redshirts by Scalzi - I've heard good things about this Star Trek spoofy style story. It's pretty funny so far!
So - what are you reading?