Tuesday, January 29, 2008

January 29, 2008

Young Adult Fiction
Extras, Scott Westerfeld
The Finnish Line, Linda Gerber

Adult Fiction
The Lost Decade and Other Stories, F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read)
And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie (re-read)
The Devil in the Junior League, Linda Francis Lee
A Year in the Merde, Stephen Clarke

Adult Non-Fiction
Marketing and Selling Your Handmade Jewelry: The Complete Guide to Turning Your Passion into Profit, Viki Lareau
The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-Making Techniques: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques, Jinks McGrath
The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson (re-read)
Red Lobster, White Trash, and the Blue Lagoon, Joe Queenan (re-read)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Falling behind on this, I am.


Children's books
Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfeild. (re-read) 20
Tennis Shoes, Noel Streatfeild. (re-read) 19
Gemma, Noel Streatfeild. (re-read) 18
Traveling Shoes, Noel Streatfeild. (re-read) 19
Thursday's Child, Noel Streatfeild. (re-read) 18
Theater Shoes, Noel Streatfeild. (re-read) 19

Young Adult Fiction
Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr 14
Fresh off the Boat, Melissa de le Cruz 17
Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083, Andrea White 17
Rainbow Party, Paul Ruditis 12
Song of the Sparrow, Lisa Ann Sandell 16
The Alchemyst, Michael Scott 16
The Poison Apples, Lily Archer 16
Yours, Sylvia, Stephanie Hemphill 12

Adult Fiction
Shopaholic and Baby, Sophie Kinsella. (re-read) 16
Murder with Puffins, Donna Andrews 16
Dust, Martha Grimes 17

Adult NonFiction
The World Without Us, Alan Weisman 19
The Ecology of Fear, Mike Davis 18
African-American Gardens and Yards in the Rural South, Richard Westmacott 17
The Working Poor: Invisible in America, David Shipler 20
Neither Here Nor There, Bill Bryson. (re-read) 19

Monday, January 7, 2008

Ethan, Suspended, by Pamela Ehrenberg

Fantastic YA book. Ethan is sent to stay with his grandparents in Washington, DC, while the dust settles down after he is involved in a cruel bullying incident, and while his parents' work out their separation. After a rocky time adjusting, he becomes a much more thoughtful person- it sounds awful the way I'm describing it, but it was really damn good.

9Q + 8P = 17 YA

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much, Donna Andrews

I like her mysteries, but this one was a little not as funny as usual. Still, like the Meg Lanslow character and the supporting cast, and even her worst books are better than many author's best books.

Q8 + 8P = 16 Overall

The House of Elliot, by Jean Marsh

Goodish fun read about dressmakers in 1920's London. Loved the sound of the clothes. Book was ok.

6Q + 6P = 12 Overall