Monday, April 11, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeywhere you list the books you read last week and the ones you hope to read this week! This is my first time participating, should be fun!

Read Last Week:

Midwinter of the Spirit - Phil Rickman: I read this author a very long time ago, and something about these dreary gray rainy days of April made me check him out again. I am glad I did- this book is part of the Merrily Watkins series. Merrily is a Deliverance priest in England, or what we would call an exorcist. Very interesting book.

Catherine, Called Birdy - Karen Cushman: I work in an elementary school library, and try to work my way around the books, especially the Newbery Award winners like this one. I loved how it was written in journal form, our students love that style. It was also an easily read depiction of life in England in the 13th century for a girl of minor nobility.

Adventure Divas - Holly Morris: To be honest, I expected more from this book. I enjoyed parts of it, others just left me bored. I wanted it to be as fun and adventurous as the cover and title make it out to be, which it wasn't, and to introduce me to the lives of great women throughout the world, which it did.

Currently Reading:

A Crown of Lights - Phil Rickman: Another in the Merrily Watkins series.

The Orange Eats Creeps - Grace Krilanovich: I heard about this through NPR, I am very excited!!

Watership Down- Richard Adams: One of my favorite books ever, top ten for sure. I reread it every year around this time. I love rabbits, and this book gives them great feisty personalities. This book also probably influenced my decisions regarding animal rights and vegetarianism. Love it, love it.

So there it is, my lists. What about you, what are you reading? I would love to know!


  1. Thanks for visting my blog! Yeah, I'm really liking the Kim Harrison books. Happy Reading!

  2. Wow, you've been reading a nice, eclectic assortment! These are mostly new to me, so I'll have to check them out. I've never read Watership Down, though I've see the movie version.


  3. What an intriguing assortment. Enjoy you books and have a great week! My Monday:

  4. What a shame about Adventure Divas. The title and cover immediately caught my eye. Enjoy your week!

  5. I have to read Watership Down sometime. Everyone who has read it has raved about it. Have a great week!

  6. Thank you for visiting-Adventure divas sounded like it had potential-too bad it failed. I like the name of your blog.

  7. Catherine, Called Birdy sounds interesting to me....

  8. Thanks all for visiting!

    Sue, Aths - this is the perfect time of year for Watership Down, with all the rabbits running around outside.

    Jen, Esme - I would probably still give Adventure Divas a shot. It was not all that I wanted it to be, but it still had some great parts, particularly in India and Iran.

    Sheila - I think I am going to pick up Cushman's other books too. Catherine was a super quick read!

    Happy reading to you as well Callisto!

  9. Oh and welcome to the meme! I hope you had fun :)


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