Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Taking Stock - April, 2013

2013 is 1/3 over! How did that happen? 7 weeks of school left and 8 weeks till ALA Annual, which, I still haven't registered for. <Sigh>

Total Posts: 23 (+ 2 drafts)
Total Books Read this Month: 35
Total Books Read this Year: 145

Audio Books: 8/ 25 ytd
Debut Author: 0/ 4 ytd
Mount TBR Challenge: 0/ 9 ytd

Picture Books: 3/ 31 ytd

The Good: According to Goodreads, I continue to be right on track for my 2013 Reading Challenge. I tried to celebrate National Poetry Month by focusing on poetry books. Did well in the early part of the month then petered out.

The Bad: I read 35 but reviewed only 13 (which is five more than I reviewed in March). I made no progress with my Debut Challenge or Mount TBR Challenge and meh with the Picture Books Challenge.

The list:

111. Clementine and the Spring Trip by Sara Pennypacker (4/2)
112. A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson (4/2)
113. Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It by Gail Carson Levine (4/3)
114. Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers: the life of Marc Chagall in verse by J. Patrick Lewis & Jane Yolen (4/4)
115. The Girl Guide: finding your place in a mixed-up world by Christine Fonseca (4/5) (SLJ)
116. The Marble Queen by Stephanie J. Blake (4/5)
117. Bink and Gollie: Best Friends Forever by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee (4/5)
118. National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry edited by J. Patrick Lewis (4/6)
119. A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix (4/8)*
120. Rotten by Michael Northrop (4/9)
121. The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin (4/10)
122. All the Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers (4/10)
123. Reel Culture: 50 classic movies you should know about (so you can impress your friends) by Mimi O'Connor (4/11)
124. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (4/12)
125. The New Normal by Ashley Little (4/13)
126. What Came from the Stars by Gary D. Schmidt (4/14)
127. Wild Boy by Mary Losure (4/14)
128. Paul Thurlby's Wildlife (4/14)
129. Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares (4/15)
130. Jackie Robinson: American Hero by Sharon Robinson (4/15)
131. Mommy's Little Monster by Dawn McNiff (4/15)
132. Puffins by Ruth Owen (4/18)
133. Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool (4/20)*
134. Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie (audio reread) (4/21)*
135. Sports Illustrated Kids Full Count: Top 10 Lists of Everything Baseball (4/22)
136. Snowy Owl by Ruth Owen (4/22)
137. It's Not You, It's Me by Kerry Cohen Hoffman (4/23)
138. Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems by Kristine O'Connell George (4/24)
139. A Summer of Sundays by Lindsay Eland (4/24) (SLJ)
140. The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann (4/25)
141. Get the Scoop on Animal Poop by Dawn Cusick (4/25)
142. God Went to Beauty School by Cynthia Rylant (4/25)
143. The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman(4/25)
144. Speechless by Hannah Harrington (4/26)
145. Falling Down the Page: a book of list poems compiled by Georgia Heard (4/29)        

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