Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Reading Thing 2010

It's been a long while since I've participated in Katrina's reading challenges, but now that I'm a bit more settled in the new house and have that all-important library card.... Well, it's time to jump back in!

I am trying to avoid my tendency to put reading ahead of the other responsibilities in my life, hence my list is shorter than in times past. This also has to do with the fact that many of the books are library requests and I am not sure how long it will take to get them. The library here has a shorter check-out period than I've been accustomed to (2 vs. 3 weeks), so I may have to do the unusual (for me, at any rate) and renew some of them. I'm not sure of the rules here, but in previous libraries, renewing wasn't an option if someone else was waiting, so hopefully that won't be a problem. The online system back in CA actually showed me what my position in the holds list was, so I knew how many people were ahead of and behind me in the list; I don't have that luxury here, so I'm flying blind.

With all that out of the way, here's the list:

Books on hand

The Annotated Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery. This has been on my shelf for a good while now. 

The Wee Musketeers, Robert Bresloff. This is an Advanced Reader's Copy I received through LibraryThing. It's a kids' book and won't take long once I take the time to sit down with it. Looks like fun, and is right up Joel's alley. 

Not a Tame Lion, Bruce Edwards. Another book I've had for quite some time. I actually began this one, but it got misplaced in one of our moves and I found it again shelving books after this one. 

Shades of Blue, Karen Kingsbury. Technically not on hand, but will be arriving in the next week or so.

Books I'm waiting on

Girl Meets God, Lauren Winner. This book received a lot of buzz several years ago, but this will be my first chance to read it.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Donald Miller. Having loved his previous books, I'm really looking forward to this one.

Take Three, Karen Kingsbury. Third in a series of four.

Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver. Light fiction... read an online review that sounded interesting.

Coral Moon, Brandilyn Collins. Another book I read a recent review of. I've read some of her work before. Light suspense, nothing heavy.

The Rise of the Black Wolf,  Derek Benz. This is second in a trilogy for young adults. Joel is currently reading the first (which I read a few years ago). I want to pre-read this one for him.

The Fall of the Templar, Derek Benz. Book three of the trilogy.

I'm also hoping to come across something good to read aloud with the kids. We have gotten out of the practice of reading aloud and I'd like to start again.


Lisa notes... said...

Glad you’re doing Spring Reading, too. You’ve got several books that I want to read, especially Don Miller’s new one. Let me know what you think about it.

I left bracket links for you in the comments on my blog. We'll have to compare notes later. :-)

Nise' said...

Great line up for your Spring reading. I've got Before I Fall on my stack to read too.

Ro said...

I have a copy of the Donald Miller book. I'm a couple of chapters in. So far, so good. Haven't had the chance to read Girl Meets God either but I do have a copy here somewhere.

I love the Anne series!

Enjoy your Spring Reading! :-)

Jenny said...

Sounds like lots of reading fun in your future! I always love reading your posts!

Veggiemomof2 said...

Sounds like a good list. Happy reading this spring!

Jenni said...

I have a copy of Girl Meets God that I would be happy to send you.....I tried to read it and just couldn't get there, so I'd be glad for it to go to a new home. Then you could keep it or pass it on when you are done. Just send me your address and I'll drop it in the mail! (no waiting AND you can keep it as long as you want!)

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Welcome back! Though our library does give us three weeks, I don't ever know what number I am in the hold list...

Looks like a good list! I haven't read any Don Miller books, though I often see positive reviews of them. One of these days...

Thanks for being part of SRT '10!

Rana said...

You have some great books on your list.

Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great list! Have fun reading this Spring :-)

Susanne said...

Looks like a great list. Happy reading.

Marybeth said...

Million miles is definitely worth the read! It's one you might want to read twice!

If you like Christian fiction, check out for some great recommendations!

Marybeth said...

Million miles is definitely worth the read! It's one you might want to read twice!

If you like Christian fiction, check out for some great recommendations!

BecauseImTheMommy said...

Great list! Happy Reading!

zoot said...

I go through phases where I'll read non-stop (even take a book in the car when I go to pick up the kids) - book after book. Then I wont pick up one for months. I need to just keep a list of the books I WANT to read so when I get in the groove again I'll have my stack ready to go!! :)

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I've read Before I Fall and I enjoy Karen Kingsbury. Have fun with the spring reading!

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