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It's Monday! What are you reading? -- Apr 26, 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

I had one of my best reading weeks so far. That's funny because I also had one of my busiest weeks ever!
- Columbine by Dave Cullen
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
- The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice (To be reviewed)
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (To be reviewed)
- Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden (To be reviewed)

Books reviewed
- Columbine by Dave Cullen
- Revisiting Hogwarts Feature Part 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

I am currently reading
I just finished Glorious a minute before writing this post, so at this moment, I have no reads going on. This is a first for me, since I almost always have an audio book going on, or some half-read books lying around.

My reading plans for the next week


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling: This is the first book of this series that I ever read. Although I've re-read this series many times since, it will still be fun to revisit it and figure out what about this book convinced me to grab the prequels and wait impatiently for the next 3.
Additionally, I will be reading either Push by Sapphire or The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Maybe both, if my work week allows it. I will also be picking an audio read.

My big plan of the week is to catch up on all the blogs I missed last week! And I so am looking forward to that!






Comments

Deb said…
Sounds like a good week ahead. I had a signed copy of Speak that I gave to a friend's daughter a couple of years ago. The author signed it for me at an NCTE conference. Anyway. Have a great week.
Cat said…
You did have a good week....so did I! :-)
I'm reading Columbine now and its compelling stuff, isn't it?
Hope you enjoy The Colour Purple - I did.

Happy reading!
Jan von Harz said…
I read your review on Columbine and thought it was excellent. I will have to come back and see what you thought of Speak. I read this a long time ago and it is still a book my students enjoy reading. love Anderson. Have a great week.
Dana said…
You had a great week last week! I just picked up Glorious last night, so I'll be looking to see what you think.
bermudaonion said…
You've got a great week of reading ahead of you - I've read all 3 of those books and they're all great!
I love your revisiting Hogwarts posts. You did have a wonderful reading week - nice job! :D
Christina T said…
You did have an impressive reading week!

I really enjoyed Goblet of Fire too. I think it was Prisoner of Azkaban that convinced me to keep reading but I was amazed by Goblet of Fire. I really liked that the books became more intense.

I've heard that Push is fantastic. I haven't read it (or watched the movie) but my sister really liked the book so maybe I will borrow it from her some time. I hope you like it.

Have a great week!
Bibliobabe said…
Wow - some great books on your list. Looking forward to your review of Speak - I have never read anything by her but need to get on it!

Here's mine:
Bibliobabe
NancyO said…
I'm definitely taking Columbine with me as my plane read next week when I go to Seattle. Thanks so much for posting about it! I'll post my review and get back to you afterwards.
Lydia said…
Columbine was a sobering, but a fantastic read. Glad you enjoyed it.

Here is my Monday: http://thelostentwife.net/2010/04/25/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-18
Unknown said…
I loved Columbine too. So interesting!

What made you pick The Color Purple? I haven't read that yet, but I know I should.
Jenny Q said…
I'd like to see what you think of Glorious. I understand it's Oprah's latest selection. I'm still trying to fight my way through Wolf Hall.
Kristen said…
Great week! I am currently re-listening to the Harry Potter series and am up to Order of the Phoenix. Just like every time, I find myself making excuses to stay in the car and listen as long as possible each day. LOL!
Anonymous said…
I've been wanting to read Columbine!

Headed not to read your review.
Marce said…
I look forward to your review on Speak.

I really enjoyed the writing style of Push, it totally added to the genuine feel of the story, hope you enjoy it.
Anonymous said…
I read Push not too long ago. It's a powerful and haunting book.