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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! (April 4, 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!


I missed this meme last week during my sleep-deprived, still-recovering-from-the-awesome-DC-trip-fatigue break from blogging. There hasn't been much progress reading-wise though.

Books completed in the last week
-  The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton: A delightful book that ended up surprising me.
-  Slow Death by Rubber Duck by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie: I'm so glad I read this. There's just so much I learned even if much of it was scary!
-  Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb by George Rabasa: Before I finished this book, I was going to say hilarious, but in the end it was anything but. What a look into the mind of a disturbed guy!
-  Coraline by Neil Gaiman: I read this because I was just plain curious about this book. Now I don't have to abashedly admit that I haven't read it.

News from over my blog
Books on my nightstand
I have at least 7 new titles to review this month. I'm not sure how I can handle that many review titles, except by reading each description and ooh-ing over each one.

A Thread of SkyA Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei: I love books that focus on women and tell the story from their varied perspectives. This is another one of those and I can't wait to read it.
The Kitchen DaughterThe Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHency: This is another one of those books that look to be outside my usual reading zone, so I'm hoping to be surprised by it. I hadn't even heard of this one until I got it in the mail.
The Jack BankThe Jack Bank by Glen Retief: The last I read about anything about or set in the Apartheid period in South Africa was in high school. So when I saw this one, I just had to read it. Besides, the synopsis sounds so enticing that I may just be picking this one first to read between these three.

Comments

Misha said…
I like the title - " Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb ". I haven't read anything by Neil Gaiman ; I am curious about his books too.
The Kitchen Daughter looks really good to me! I'm anxious to get my hands on it.
hcmurdoch said…
A book about Apartheid in South Africa will surely be really interesting. And, I'll confess I've never read a Neil Gaiman... how have I let that happen?
I'm curious about A Thread of Sky...I'll be waiting for your review.

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Athira / Aths said…
I loved that title too! I hadn't read Gaiman until Coraline. I'm glad to rectify that even if with a small book. :)
Athira / Aths said…
It definitely sounds good right? I can't wait to find out more.
Athira / Aths said…
You should pick a Gaiman book! I have a couple more of his on my shelves, but I don't know if I'll get to them now.
Athira / Aths said…
I'm curious about it too! I just picked the book last night for a first glance and it is big!
Sarah Sammis said…
Spring Break's over. I mostly read books for my project. Come see what I finished.
book journey said…
SO many good books! I am am excited fro the Meg Waite Clayton book... I loved her first one.
Juju at Tales of Whimsy... said…
I am very curious about KD.
Young1 said…
I have heard great things about A Thread of Sky and look forward to hearing what your thoughts are.

Please feel free to come over to my blog and have a read. Let me know what you think!

Have a great weekend and Happy Reading :D
Athira / Aths said…
Me too. Everyone's comments today have increased my curiosity.
Athira / Aths said…
I can't wait to read THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS! I've heard so much about it!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks for visiting, Sarah!
Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said…
I haven't read Coraline yet, so you weren't the only one, but I did see the movie.
Athira / Aths said…
I just started A Thread of Sky and it's so great!
Athira / Aths said…
I'm curious about the movie too. I thought they had a non-animation movie out too, but seems not. Still, I'm not one to complain.