Monday, September 24, 2012

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (9/24/2012)

Hosted by: Sheila @ Book Journey

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My life has been a whirl of emotion and chaos.  My ma had her brain surgery on one side, but she has a second surgery for the other side scheduled for the beginning of October.  I went with for the first surgery, but I'll be staying home for the coming surgery.  In the meantime, my mentally ill father has not been doing well at all, in part because of the anxiety of my ma's situation.  I try to be patient, but I become more and more angry instead.  You may not know it, but anger is extremely draining.  The devastation of having your father tell you horrible things is draining too, though.  

On a happier note, my nephew turned 5 this past week.  

In any case, I haven't gotten much reading or blogging done over the past couple weeks.  Most of the reading I have done has been children's books.

In the past few weeks I've posted:

 Polly and the Pirates by Ted Naifeh

The Cat Sitter's Pajamas by Blaize Clement

The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny; Read by Ralph Cosham

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

More Kid Books (including Dragons Love Tacos, Small Bunny's Blue Blanket, My Dad Is Big and Strong, But... A Bedtime Story, How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?, Dog Gone!, and The End)

Objects of My Affections by Jill Smolinski; Read by Xe Sands

A Winter Kill by Vicki Delany 

  Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

I've read but have yet to post:

The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski; Read by Lorelei King

Even More Children's Books (including Dinosaur vs. the Library, Llama Llama Wakey-Wake, Llama Llama Nighty-Night, Llama Llama Zippity-Zoom, Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop, Oh, No!, Darth Vader and Son, Lenore Finds a Friend: A True Story From Bedlam Farm, and Awesome Autumn)

 Currently Reading:

  The Spiderwick Chronicles: Books 1-5 by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black; Read by Mark Hamill

I've already listened to "The Field Guide" and am currently listening to "The Seeing Stone."

Shiver Me Timbers!: Pirate Poems & Paintings by Douglas Florian; Illustrated by Robert Neubecker

I'm not a huge fan of poetry, but so far this children's collection of poems is very entertaining.

The Wicked Wager by Anya Wylde

The author requested I read this romantic cozy ebook, but what with everything that has been going on I haven't gotten as far along as I'd like.

Upcoming Reading Possibilities:

 I'm not going to bother trying to list anything here.  I just can't predict anything  in regards to my reading these days...


  1. So sorry you are facing such difficulties...reading is a wonderful way to cope, I think.

    I loved Objects of My Affections...hope you do, too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. It is, but you need to be able to focus, and I've been having issues with that.

      I did enjoy Objects of My Affections.

  2. Children's books are a great genre to read when you are facing troubles. Stay strong for your family. And stay strong for yourself.

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!

    1. Yeah, they're quick to get through and can be so cute and fun... I'm really leaning on the children's books. And I'm finding some great ones along the way.

  3. The Spiderwick Chronicles have always interested me :) Come stop by (at) The Little Munchkin Reader

    1. I wanted to read them before I watched the movie and I never got around to either... until now.

  4. I hope things will get better...

    I need to read Throne of Glass & the Spiderwick Chronicles, which I hope you're enjoying!

    1. Thanks. I am enjoying the Spiderwick Chronicles. I'm wondering what took me so long.

  5. I am sorry for what you and your family are going through. I can only imagine how tough that is.

    1. Thanks. We're muddlin' through. =)

  6. That you are willing to help is awesome. When I get stressed, anger pops up. I think it's just the way I cope. Don't be hard on yourself.


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