Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's Monday! What are you reading 11-23-09


Thanks j.kaye for this wonderful meme - it's a great way to start off the week and refocus.
It's not actually Monday in Hawaii yet, but I've been traveling for  18 hours to get home to Hawaii from Philly today so I know that it's now 2 am in Philly, so most of the world is on Monday or pretty close to it. We've got about 2 hours left of Sunday.

Read this week:
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith - my middle school students have a book club on the ning and this month's theme is mystery, so I read this. (It's not really a mystery)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (listened to it on one of the 9 hour flights - Houston to Honolulu?)

Reading:
? Not sure - I picked up a lot of books from NCTE but I had them shipped to Hawaii so I won't get them until next week. After standing in line for author signatures, there's a bunch of them I totally want to read, including Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld who did a 9 minute book talk and showed us his large portfolio of pictures from his new series. Simon Pulse, the publishers wouldn't even sell it at a discount at the exhibition hall, but I still bought it.

To read:
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez by Alan Sitomer (three time teacher of the year - he still teaches full time and writes books - I need juggling tips from him)
We Were Here by Matt dela Pena

16 comments:

Teddyree said...

I've heard such good things about Leviathan, it's on my wishlist! Have a great reading week :-)

Mary said...

Ditto what Teddyree wrote :D
Have a good week!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I keep wanting to read "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." Sounds good.

My post is here:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2009/11/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_23.html

J. Kaye said...

How cool is that!?! Wow! Love that you included a pic. :)

Jennifer said...

It sounds as though you have a brilliant reading week ahead! My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/11/what-are-you-reading-mondays_23.html

Stephanie said...

I bought Leviathan for my son and me -- I am looking forward to reading it! Here's what I'm up to.

Ruth Schaller said...

Happy reading this week nad Happy Thanksgiving!

Erotic Horizon said...

Scott Westerfeld - is a truly awesome writer.... Hope he works for you...

Your week sounds very busy..

E.H>

Bluestocking said...

I want to read the Detectives Agency.

Here is mine

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Sounds like you've got some great books coming in the mail. Hope you have a great week!

Zia said...

I want to read Leviathan also. Have a great reading week!

Cat said...

Happy reading.....I'm looking forward to Leviathan too.

Melissa (My World) said...

I have seen a little of Leviathan so I am interested to see what you think of it.

I just finished Iron Hunt and now starting the next book in the series Darkness Calls by Marjorie M. Liu.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Is Leviathan a sequel?

Cathy Ikeda said...

According to Westerfeld Leviathan will be 5 books.

Deanna/ibeeeg said...

I read The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (book one) several years back. I remember enjoying the read.

Leviathan is a book that I am very curious about. Hopefully I will get to reading it early 2010.

Happy Reading!

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