Friday, February 01, 2008

Reading Roundup January 2008


I skewed rather younger than usual this month, with the bulk of my list being picture books.

By the Numbers
Total Number Read: 97 (!!)
Teen: 11
Tween: 27
Children: 30
Preschool: 42

Standouts
Teen: The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison*
Tween: Greetings from Planet Earth by Barbara Kerley
Children: Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford
Preschool: A Child's Guide to Common Household Monsters by James Otis Thach

*There actually is another teen standout, but it's part of my Cybils reading, and I don't want to give anything away. And really, The Princess and the Hound was freakin' amazing.

Because I Want To Awards

Quirkiest: Five Little Gefiltesby Dave Horowitz
Highest Words-to-Fun Ratio: Hippo! No, Rhino by Jeff Newman
Neatest Counting Book, and Probably Even More Fun If You Live There: 123 NYCby Joanne Dugan
Loved This Book Except For That One Little Thing That Made Me Tear My Hair Out: Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson (In the comments, as I don't want to spoil anyone)
Didn't Think I Was Going to Like It But Couldn't Stop Reading: Dogboy by Christopher Russell
Made Me Cry At Work, Thanks a Lot, Ellen: The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
So Needs a Soundtrack: The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
Most Thought-Provoking: The God Box by Alex Sanchez

2 comments:

Bibliovore said...

You don't kill the dog. Okay? You just don't.

That is all.

The Maelstroms Themselves said...

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*Aella Siofra*
http://www.maelstromaella.blogspot.com