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Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Reading Thing!

One of my favorite, low pressure reading challenges this one is hosted over at Callapidder Days in the Spring and Fall.  Head on over to link up or read about what everyone else is reading this spring!  This one runs from midnight on March 20th to June 20th.

Week of April 18th
I read Harry, A History by Melissa Anelli
A fun read for die hard fans it was a fun look at the overall phenomena that is Harry Potter and I am glad to be a part of it.
As I read the above I longed to head back to Privet Drive, where I first met Harry and so I re-read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and am currently re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Also, The Wave, In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean. Susan Casey
Part Surfer Magazine and part scientific journal this book was a grand read from start to finish. Susan Casey hangs with the greatest surfing talents out there and moreover,listens and learns from them managing to convey their respect and awe of the ocean they challenge.
She regales with tales and solid facts from salvage captains, surfers, photographers, scientists of all types. Combining meteorology, climatology, oceanography along with riveting stories of high seas adventures and derring-do I enjoyed this book more than I would have imagined.

For Week of April 10th....
 Read, When Character was King, Peggy Noonan, reviewed it in it's own post, it was a rather special book for me. 
Also read Rogue Angel Book 1 Destiny, Alex Archer
Just started this series and so far I am a fan. Indiana Jones, Laura Croft, Daniel Jackson and Amelia Peabody rolled into one exciting character. A little history, a little paranormal, a little action adventure and you have a winning combination. Can't wait to read the next in the series. I gave it 3 stars because it takes me a little while sometimes to fall in love with a series but I did enjoy it very much.


City of Fallen Angels, Casandra Clare
I bought this for my Nook the day it came out, I have been dying to read it.  Read it in 6 hours.  It was worth the wait.  The characters were more fully developed, the storyline rich and satisfying and the action literally had me on the edge of my seat.  These are YA fantasy and are well done.  I thoroughly enjoyed the world Cassandra Clare has created and can't wait to go back.  In her world, the Nephilim, begotten from an archangel, battle demons in the shadows of the "real" world. They are called Shadowhunters and Clary Chase is thrust into their world abruptly in Book One, City of Bones.  
 My Book List for the Spring Reading Thing
A Storm of Swords, Book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin
A Feast for Crows, Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin
because book 5 (of 7) is coming out in July and the HBO series is coming out April 17th.

 Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused, by Mike Dash

 Brave Girl Eating, Harriet Brown 

 A Nest for Celeste, A Story about Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home, Henry Cole.  This book looks so unusual and sweet, I am truly looking forward to reading it.  It is about a mouse who befriends John James Audubon when he moves in to the house where she lives and is gorgeously illustrated throughout.

I am Ozzy, John Osbourne
Rush Limbaugh, An Army of One, Zev, Chafets
Seaworthy, Linda Greenlaw
High on Arrival, Mackenzie Phillips
Serenity, Keith R.A. DeCandido

Vespers Rising, the 11th book in the 39 Clues series is also due out April 5th.  I greatly enjoyed pre-reading these for our girls and can't wait to find out what happens next.  Jenna is plowing through them now and loves them.

I will finish the list a bit later but there it is for a start!


Susanne March 21, 2011 at 10:54 AM  

Tulipomania and Brave Girl Eating really caught my attention. You have an interesting and varied list. Happy reading this spring.

Angie March 21, 2011 at 2:25 PM  

My husband is reading the second book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. He says they are good but they have a lot of people in them and its hard to keep up with them all at times. He's looking forward to the HBO series.

Happy Reading! :)

Katrina @ Callapidder Days April 11, 2011 at 10:59 PM  

Looks good! Vespers Rising is one I plan on picking up for my tween. And that Ronald Reagan book? I'm definitely going to have to check that one out -- looks like something my husband and I would both enjoy. Thanks for being part of SRT '11!

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