State of the Book Basket

So I thought for a change from just letting you know what I’ve read one book at a time, I’d let you know everything that I have going on book-wise right now. Here goes:
Waiting to be reviewed, I have 7 picture books, 8 middle grade, 7 teen, and 3 adult. (If anyone has tips on speeding up my writing, I’d love to hear them!)

I am currently reading Small Move, Big Change by Caroline Arnold and The Real Boy by Anne Ursu in print to myself. I’m listening to Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce in the car and The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker at home (mostly while washing dishes.)

With the boy, I’m reading The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald and we’re listening to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis in the car. He’s reading The Deadly Plot from the Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate series (kindly sent me by the publisher) to himself and enjoying it very much. I just checked out the Zeus: King of the Gods graphic novel from the Olympians series by George O’Connor for him, too.

The girl’s library basket currently has two of Mo Willem’s Elephant and Piggie books, Let’s Go for a Drive! and Listen to My Trumpet. We also have Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by Eric Litwin, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown, Fairy Tale Comics edited by Chris Duffy, The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett, and Really, Rapunzel Needed a Haircut by Jessica Gunderson. Typing all this out, I’m a little surprised that the basket is feeling empty. Last night, we read the latest issue of Ladybug magazine instead of library books. I checked Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon Hale out for her today (she’s on a Rapunzel kick, as you’ll see shortly.) She’s just decided that she’s old enough to listen to books in the car, too, instead of music, and is starting, like her brother before her, with the Magic Tree House books. She still wants to alternate between books and music, which is fine. We finished Dinosaurs Before Dark this week and will move on to The Knight at Dawn tomorrow.

Of course, there are even more books waiting to be read. I have a pile of four black books, three from publishers and one from a giveaway: Stinkfever’s Fire by Chris Verner, Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier (thanks to Maureen of By Singing Light!), The Shadow Garden and Nightfall Gardens by Allen Houston. I also put two prepub ebooks from Edelweiss on my reader this week, The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell and The Thickety: a Path Begins by J.A. White, because I guess I’m now the kind of book addict who needs new books on my ereader, even when I have a whole pile of print books checked out from the library. (I also need to track down the two issues of Spellbound magazine that I had on the iPad and which got lost in a system update.)

I have the following books checked out from the library not yet read: Vicious by V.A. Schwab, The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding (these two are what happens when I think I have too many books checked out for myself to check out anymore, but then books come up that I’m interested in that I think might also appeal to my love. Then I check them out, ostensibly for him, but of course, I want to read them, too. If I can get to them.) A Kiss at Midnight and Once upon a Tower by Eloisa James for fairy-tale themed romance, and Dawn by Octavia Butler, which is the Book Smuggler’s Readalong for April, and a book by an author I’ve been meaning to get around to for several years now. And when I finish either one of my current audiobooks, my love is desperate for me to start the Velveteen series by Seanan McGuire, which he’d bought for himself.

What are you reading now?

About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.
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5 Responses to State of the Book Basket

  1. Liz DMG says:

    I think the Bloodhound series is my favorite by Tamora Pierce. We’re about to start reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader at bedtime. Gabriel wanted to re-read Tuesdays in the Tower first. And we just returned Pete the Cat and his Magic Sunglasses. Also reading Girls to the Rescue, Vol. 1.

    • I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one enjoying Beka Cooper! I think most people like Alanna best, and I’m not sure if I didn’t only because I read them in German? Yay, Tuesdays in the Tower! I need to read those to Robbie, too! And I don’t know Girls to the Rescue at all…

  2. swlothian says:

    I’m currently re-reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It’s always good to go back to Hogwarts for a visit.

  3. Kim says:

    I’ve just started the Beka Cooper series, and as with everything Tamora Pierce, I’m really enjoying it.

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