Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays

teasertuesdays31 Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the problem with new shoes is that they are never as comfortable as the ones they are meant to replace. But Henry hadn't known this. After all, he'd never had a pair of new shoes before. (86)

I am reading KNIGHTLEY ACADEMY by Violet Haberdasher.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Looking at Numbers--April through June 2010

This covers only April, May, June, 2010

Longest book read: Armadale. Wilkie Collins. (880 pages)
Shortest book read: Animal Faces. Begin Smart Books. (8 pages)
Favorite Poetry Book: Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse. Marilyn Singer.
Favorite Verse Novel: The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba. Margarita Engle.
Favorite Board Book: Bouncy Baby. Begin Smart Books.
Favorite Christian Board Book: Rise and Shine. Illustrated by Tim Warnes.
Favorite Picture Book: Dogs Don't Do Ballet. Anna Kemp.
Favorite Picture Book Not About A Dog: Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't) by Barbara Bottner.
Favorite Book by Mo Willems: I Am Going! (An Elephant & Piggie Book). Mo Willems.
Favorite Early Reader: Max Spaniel: Funny Lunch. David Catrow.
Favorite Nonfiction for Children: Orangutans Are Ticklish: Fun Facts From an Animal Photographer. Steve Grubman and Jill Davis.
Favorite Nonfiction for Older Readers: If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking The Secrets of Stonehenge. Marc Aronson.
Favorite Graphic Novel: The Sons of Liberty (#1). Alexander Lagos and Joseph Lagos.
Favorite Children's Book: My Best Frenemy. Julie Bowe.
Favorite Middle Grade Book: How could I ever choose between Countdown by Deborah Wiles, Out of My Mind. Sharon M. Draper, and Smells Like Dog. Suzanne Selfors.
Favorite YA Book: Grace. Elizabeth Scott.
Favorite Adult Book: North and South. Elizabeth Gaskell.
Favorite Christian Book for Children: My First Read-Aloud Bible. Retold by Mary Batchelor & Penny Boshoff.
Favorite Christian Book (Fiction): Sixteen Brides. Stephanie Grace Whitson.
Favorite Christian Book (Nonfiction): The Bookends of the Christian Life. Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington

Number of books read under 24 pages: 10
Number of books read over 450 pages: 10
Number of review copies reviewed: 135
Number of library books reviewed: 35
Number of borrowed books reviewed: 21
Number of bought-books reviewed: 7
Number of books received-as-gifts reviewed: 2

Number of books reviewed: 200
Number of pages read: 40,070
Number of male authors** read: 65
Number of female authors** read: 140

Number of Board Books Read: 12
Number of Picture Books Read: 44
Number of Children's Books Read: 18
Number of Middle Grade Books Read: 25
Number of YA Books Read: 36
Number of Adult Books Read: 20
Number of Christian Books Read: 26
Number of Nonfiction Books Read: 10
Number of Graphic Novels Read: 6
Number of Poetry Books Read: 5

**This note is for both books by men and women. I did repeat authors. And I tallied for each book I read, not for each author. So I didn't read books by 140 different women and 65 different men. A handful of books had multiple authors, so I counted each author. And a few books didn't list an author at all. That's why this total doesn't match the number of books read.