Monday, November 9, 2009

It's Monday! What are you reading? (11/9)

Hosted by J. Kaye (@

Books I completed this past week are:
and Children's Books (I'm pretty sure I'm missing some, but...) -
  • cha-cha chimps by Julia Durango (Illustrated by Eleanor Taylor) (2006)
  • - A really fun book. It's kinda like "10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" only it is chimps doing the cha-cha (and various other animals doing other dances) and nobody is bumping their heads... "ee-ee-oo-oo-ah-ah-ah! _ little chimps do the cha-cha-cha!"
  • No! That's Wrong! by Zhaohua Ji and Cui Xu (2008)
  • - An absolutely silly-ridiculous book. A rabbit finds some underwear and thinks it's a hat. Various animals try this new "hat" on...and NO! That's Wrong! etc..
  • Skippyjon Jones by Judy (Judith Byron) Schachner (2003)
  • - A funny (it had me cracking up) book, as well as a bit of a tounge twister. It won/earned the E.B. White Read Aloud Award.
  • Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (Illustrated by Steve James) (2009)
  • - A cute book based on the adult Dewey book (true story). The pictures are gorgeous; I looked at them before listening to the Dewey audiobook, and actually read the story after listening to the audio.
Currently Reading:

Still (because if you haven't figured it out by now, I'm really bad about — and take forever at — reading non-fiction books, even when I enjoy them) -
  • Bear-ology: Fascinating Bear Facts, Tales & Trivia by Sylvia Dolson
I've started (just the intro), but am very unsure if I'll even finish listening to the first disc (let alone the book) -
  • Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish (Read by Ruth Ann Phimister)
And instead of doing homework I'm enjoying -
  • Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
Upcoming books:
  • Tippy Toe Murder by Leslie Meier
  • Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier
  • Blood Red by Heather Graham
And possibly some of the following library books:
  • Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle (wife/husband writing team Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini. They also write the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries under the name Alice Kimberly)
  • Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan
  • Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof by Blaize Clement
  • Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Luck Be a Lady, Don't Die by Robert J. Randisi
  • The Fat Boy Murders by David A. Kaufelt
  • Secrets by F.M. McPherson
  • Pirate Curse by Kai Meyer
  • The Water Mirror by Kai Meyer


  1. Great list, I read Espresso Shot several months ago and enjoyed it.
    Have a good week!

  2. I never could get into Heather Graham and it's a total shame. Her books have some of the best covers!

  3. That's a great list! Evanovich is definitely a great substitution for homework :)

  4. Very impressive lists! I cannot read that much in one week, I wish I could.
    Mine is here:

  5. You have a LOT of great reads ahead of you. I love Skippyjon Jones, it is fun to read aloud to kids! I read all of Evanovich's books. Hope you like 15.

  6. Mary - I'm looking forward to it. =)

    J. Kaye - I have to mail it to someone for a PBS game, and I wanted to try it first. I haven't read anything by her yet.

    alitareads - It was. Definitely a great substitute.

    Jennifer - I ream more when I'm stressed. I'm stressed all teh time. Considering that, I'm surprised I don't read more. What would I do without my books?

    Sharon - I do. Lets see how far I get. I'm not sure my 2yo and 9mo nephew and niece will appreciate Skippyjon (I haven't read it to them yet), but I certainly did. =)

  7. I usually read non-fiction very slowly, too. But do take the time for Finger Lickin' Fifteen. I polished it off in three hours; it's great fun, as always.


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