#bookaday: A Smattering of reads

I was excited for vacation to start, partly because this time, I would join in the  #bookaday party many of my Twitter friends participate in when they are on vacation from school. You can see what’s happening by following this hashtag.

I started with a great nonfiction book. However, I fell down right away with posting. And I fell down on the “a day” part too – finding that what I really wanted to read was the long books I’ve been wading through.

I’ve finished these books this break:

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Mummies and Sound, by Anthony Wacholtz, a funny, informative book!

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Early Bird, by Toni Yuly – simple and sweet, by a local author I hope to meet someday.

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The Swamp Where Gator Hides, by Marianne Berkes – like The House the Jack Built, set in the swamp.

I’ve spent time in these books this break:

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The Shadow Throne, by Jennifer Nielsen, the final book in the Ascendance trilogy.

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Scowler, by Daniel Kraus on audio, part of the Youth Media Awards list I’m working through. I’m nearly finished with this one.

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84 Ribbons, a debut YA novel by local author Paddy Eger.

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Hild, by Nicola Griffith. I’m savoring this book, and finding that it’s too heavy (physically) for me to read at bedtime. I pick it up several times a week.

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I’m also looking forward to listening to Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer, once I’m done with Scowler. Cinder really left me hanging.

I’m very much looking forward to reading this one next:

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Courage for Beginners, an ARC sent to me by author Karen Harrington. Thanks, Karen! This one is coming out in August.

That’s my #bookaday experience, with half my break left to explore some good reads. Have you enjoyed any good books lately?

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About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, library techie, birder and runner. I make felt and teach others. I love colors and textures and birds and books. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I am running to get stronger, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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