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I've recently read a ton of graphic novels and memoirs - some I loved and others not so much but were still a thrill to read. Guts by Raina Telgemeier I am always on the lookout for Raina Telgemeier's comics, so when I found Guts available at my library's Overdrive catalog last year, I had to request it right away. Her comics are always delightful, designed for the middle-grade audience, and written very well. Guts is a continuation of her Smile nonfiction graphic memoir series (see Smile and Sisters ) and recounts a period in her childhood when she experienced IBS for the first time. When Raina wakes up one night with an upset tummy, she just assumes it's a stomach bug as her mom is also showing the same symptoms. But when it doesn't go away soon but is instead influenced by the daily highs and lows of being a middle grader - good friends, not so good ones, and then the bullies, she realizes there's something else going on. If you have not read the previous

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- Mar 22, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading this week?
This is a weekly event initially hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog, now by Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books, to celebrate what you are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Books completed last week
- White Oleander by Janet Fitch
- Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel (To be reviewed)
- Liar by Justine Larbalestier (To be reviewed)
- Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden (To be reviewed)

I am currently reading

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien: I hadn't been able to start this one yet, and as always, I am late to the LOTR Read-along party.


The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs: Finally, I started this one last night! Phew! That was a one-month delay for me!




My reading plans for the next week

For a change, I am not listing any of my next reads. I do have a good reading weekend coming up, hopefully. I'll just try to pick up what suits my interest, rather than plan in advance!

Comments

I was never able to finish The Lord of the Rings. I keep saying I need to go back and give it another try, and I keep not doing it. Enjoy your books!
bermudaonion said…
I bet you breeze through The Friday Night Knitting Club!
I won Last Nigh in Montreal and am also looking forward to reading Liar. Oh, and I have the Friday Nigh Knitting Club so can't wait to see your review!
Lydia said…
You can never be late to the Tolkien party. I love it when I see Tolkien on people's lists. One of my favorite authors.
White Oleander is a memorable read! And I just read The Friday Night Knitting Club...loved it!
Bibliobabe said…
I have seen "Sugar" everywhere - but haven't read it yet. I look forward to your review.

Here's mine:
http://www.bibliobabe.com/
Jan von Harz said…
You had a good week reading. Hope next week is fruitful too. I will have to stop back to read your reviews on Liar , Sugar, and Last Night in Montreal.
Whatever you choose to read - I hope it is wonderful and look forward to seeing what you chose :)
Christina T said…
I hope you are enjoying LOTR. I am curious about what you thought of Liar. I've read mixed reviews (and I inadvertently found out the big spoiler) so I'm not sure I'll be reading it. The Friday Night Knitting Club looks good. I hope you enjoy your books.
susan said…
- Liar by Justine Larbalestier (To be reviewed)
- Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden (To be reviewed)

Very interested to hear what you think of these.
Dana said…
Oh, I've heard great things about Friday Night Knitting Club - looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
Nise' said…
Great reading week. My boys tell me over and over that I must read LOTRs. Will get to Liar one of these days.
Alyce said…
I love it when I'm able to just pick up whichever book suits my mood and read it.
The1stdaughter said…
You know...everytime I see your reading The Lord of the Rings it reminds me I need to get you that paper of my husbands! Will remember to ask, I promise!

I actually have a copy of Friday Night Knitting Club and haven't gotten to it yet. I'll have to see if your review pushes that one into my lap!

Have a fabulous reading week!
Unknown said…
Yeah, Friday Night Knitting Club is really easy to read. I enjoyed it.

I see you have Middlesex up there on your sidebar. Wonderin' if that'll be comin' up soon. I have that book and haven't read it yet. It's pretty long. I should though. It keeps staring at me. Ha ha

I like to do that too sometimes...just pick up what I'm in the mood for at the moment.

Have a great week, Aths :)
Kristen said…
What a good reading week last week. Hope this one is going along well too.