Weekly Reading Roundup
April 23, 2012 16 Comments
Today, I’m not participating in It’s Monday! as I generally do, because it’s a meme and I don’t have the time to visit many other participating blogs today. But I love the meme and it’s a good way to keep track of what I’ve been reading.
Books I finished this week: 4
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. I love books about Alaska and this one had a magical realism element – wonderful. 4.5 stars
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad. Three teenagers join a team of astronauts on a trip to the moon. But NASA has kept quiet about something dangerous that still may be present on the moon. 4.5 stars
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. A chick-lit about a woman who finds a phone in a bin and starts using it, as she’s just lost her own phone. The man who it belongs to allows her to use it for a while, and they get more and more involved. 3.5 stars
The fourth book is the second of two books by a beginning author who asked me to read his work and judge whether they are at all publishable (if I say yes, he’ll put more work in). So I’m now earning a tiny, tiny, amount of money for reading books!
Books I’m reading (3) and after that… (2)
Reviews and other news
The Bee-Loud Glade by Steve Himmer. A man accepts a job as an ornamental hermit in the garden of a rich man, so he can do what he’s good at: doing nothing. 4 stars
The Taste of Tomorrow by Josh Schonwald. Non-fiction about what we may be eating in 2035: new advances in salad growing, new fish types and ways to raise them, etc. 4 stars
And I’ve got some new books!
What are you reading this week?