Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Reading Roundup: December 2007

It's time for another roundup! Here's what I read and liked (and in one case, loathed with the white-hot fury of a supernova) in the last month of 2007.

By the Numbers
Total Number Read: 57
Teen: 14
Tween: 8
Children: 19
Preschool: 23

Standouts
Teen: Beastly by Alex Flinn
Tween: Donuthead by Sue Stauffacher
Children: Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex
Preschool: TIE Big Smelly Bear by Britta Teckentrup / Penguin by Polly Dunbar

Because I Want To Awards
Longest Subtitle, Like, Damn: Flora Segunda, Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House With Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog by Ysabeau S. Wilce
I Want My Frickin' Fifteen Minutes Back: Mars Needs Moms by Berkeley Breathed
God, I Wish I Could Have Finished This One But I Was Stupid and Read the End First: The Princetta by Anne-Laure Bondoux
Should Totally Be a Graphic Novel: Hero by Perry Moore (review forthcoming!)
Should Totally Be a Movie Except Those Twerps in Hollywood Would Screw it Up Because That's What They Do: The Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle by Catherine Webb

Well, that's that for December. On to January!

My New Year's resolution is to post more, and write the reviews as soon as I'm done with the book and it's all fresh in my mind 'n' stuff. I also resolve to do more picture book reviews.

What's your New Year's resolution?

7 comments:

The Maelstroms Themselves said...

Beastly and Flora Segunda were really good. And yes. Hollywood often does ruin many elements of a novel with a movie-ization. Have you read Tanglewreck by First-name-escapes-me Winterson?

*Aella Siofra*

Bibliovore said...

I have, yes, although I don't think it was my favorite ever because the only reason I know I did read it is because it's listed in my LibraryThing catalog. I have the feeling it was kind of esoteric and confusing for me.

Aella Siofra said...

I doubt Stephen Hawking could understand the Quantum Physics in that book. I was deeply confused, put the book down after finishing, and was surprised to find that I'd enjoyed it. Such events are wonderful.

Jackie Parker said...

Um. White-hot fury? And you didn't tell us what incites such hate? Well, that's just not nice.

Unless it was Mars Needs Moms (was it?)

Bibliovore said...

It was indeed Mars Needs Moms, Jackie. Hate. Haaaaaaaaaate. I almost gave it the Love You Forever Award, but I thought that someone who's never had their stomach turned by Love You Forever might misunderstand the award and think it was a good thing.

Jackie Parker said...

You do know that I now need to dig up the book and share your pain...

Bibliovore said...

No, Jackie, no! Save yourself! This is why I throw myself on these grenades!