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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

Yet another Monday! (March 21, 2011)


It's Monday! What are you reading this week?

Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books wants to know what we're reading. I'm only too happy to oblige!


It's been a slow week of reading. I guess I just had too much going on, but I hope to make something out of the last 10 days of the third month of the year that just started and is already a quarter way through!

Books completed in the last week
-  The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb: Nice wonderful look at the Vietnamese culture!
-  The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell: I loved the movie and that's what prompted me to pick this book. What a truly moving book!

News from over my blog
Giveaway
-  Today's the last day to enter my giveaway of Elisa Lorello's books - Faking It and its sequel, Ordinary World.

Leif Reads!
Reviews up!
My coming weekend's going to be busy and book-free, so I hope I have five days of good reading before that.

Miss Entropia and the Adam BombMiss Entropia and the Adam Bomb by George Rabasa: I've been eager to read this book ever since I first heard of it. That cover makes me think of some kind of explosion - red and bright! I can't wait to start it!
The Four Ms. BradwellsThe Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton: I've read many rave reviews of Clayton's The Wednesday Sisters, that I have my expectations high up for this book. Sadly, it's not holding my interest for more than half an hour at a time. It's taking me some time to get used to the writing - which is beautiful but is still very digressive. I'm only 40 pages in so it's too early to say anything yet!
















Comments

I've heard Miss Entropia is awesome, so I think you're in for a great week of reading!
Looks like its going to be a great week. Happy reading! Here is my Monday post:

http://handsandhome.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_20.html
Athira / Aths said…
I've been hearing the same thing, so I'm really excited!
Misha said…
I loved the movie version of Freedom Writers. I want to read the book too! I hope you have a great reading week ahead.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! Both the movie and the book are excellent! You should try checking out the book if you get a chance!
Cat said…
I hope you find some lots of quiet reading time this week. Miss Entropia sounds interesting.
Athira / Aths said…
Wow... I hope you get plenty of time to read!
Athira / Aths said…
I hope so, though it doesn't seem to look like. Still, I'm all for a try!
Bibliophilebythesea said…
I've been seeing The Beauty of Humanity around a lot, but it does sound good.
Athira / Aths said…
I'm glad I read it before seeing it around much. But it would still have been a good read.