Monday, October 11, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading?

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey

Books read this week:
Books currently reading:
  • Mornings in Jenin
  • Teaching Digital Natives
Books waiting in the wings:
  • I am not sure what I want to read next, I think I'll just go where the mood takes me at the moment
Other bookish news:
I participated in the Dewey 24-Hour Read-a-Thon, which was really fun even though I got a slow start to the day.

I've been posting my completed challenges, which feels good. Kind of like cleaning house and crossing things off a "to do" list.

13 comments:

Kristen said...

Quite a variety of books you have been reading. I've been meaning to read The Eternal Smile because I love graphic novels, but haven't had the chance yet. Hope you have a great reading week!

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

I just finished Mockingjay on Saturday (so intense!), and am about to start Twisted once I get through my grading pile.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You had a super week Helen!

dollycas aka Lori said...

You had a great week! I have already decided my Mary Daheim Challenge is going to be a 2-year challenge. There are just too many good books and so little time. :)

Dollycas
http://dollycas.blogspot.com

Helen's Book Blog said...

Kristen--It felt so good to have a good reading week again! I think you'll like The Eternal Smile; I look forward to seeing what you think of it

Kathryn--Mockingjay and Twisted...an awesome twosome.

Sheila--Thanks for stopping by!

Lori--Thanks for visiting! The challenges are SO much fun, aren't they?

pussreboots said...

Looks like a good week of reading. I'm surprised at how much I accomplished. Here's what I'm reading this week.

jewelknits said...

Wow! You got a lot done! I did the readathon as well, and made it through almost TWO whole books! LOL! (I don't know if it helps that those 2 still brought my total pages up to almost 800! and the fact that I fell asleep for 8 hours of it ... and ... well, I'll just do better NEXT time!)

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

jewelknits said...

Wow! Did you ever get a lot of reading done! Color me brown for a reading snail compared to you!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Helen's Book Blog said...

Puss--I was surprised by what I'd read this week as well.

Julie--2 books totally 800 pages is awesome! I always sleep my full 8 hours during the read-a-thon

Aths said...

How I wish I could cross off my challenges! I'm waaaaaay behind!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Aths--You've still got a few months to finish up those challenges. The only one I've still not finished is the global reading. I need a South American book...

Liz said...

Well, it's Thursday for me -- I read your review of the book in the school and have to say I, too, am uncomfortable with the student-teacher relationships.

I did like the talk of friendships though, because I think friendships can happen between unlikely people, or between people with widely divergent views on all kinds of things! I have friends with very different views on politics and abortion for example, just like in my current book, "Rain Dance," by Joy DeKok. Two women with opposing view forge a friendship -- just like in real life! One of the points made here is that condemnation is wrong, no matter who is handing it out. It's thought-provoking, that's for sure. Just like real life...

Helen's Book Blog said...

Liz--So true! Sometimes we find ourselves becoming friends with people we never would have thought and that's what makes life so much more interesting!