Saturday, September 5, 2015

Catch Up!

Work Craziness.

Blog? I had grand intentions and then the Seattle Public Library's Book Bingo NW took over. Book bingo? Yes, the Seattle Public Library ran an adult summer reading program this year and I had to do it.  Six weeks and 25 books later, I am (almost) DONE! And ready to turn in my bingo card. What do I get? A chance for a nice prize and a chance to visit a lot of fun.
Graphic Novels? Yes, i'll be reading more of these.
Mysteries? I'm still not too interested in them.
Young Adult Fiction is even better than ever.
And try rereading a favorite from your childhood and see what you think. I was disappointed by the annoying female protagonist. I remember really enjoying the book because of the female protaganist but found her dated.

Category                                              Book
Checked out from the library               Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett
From an Independent Bookstore          Peak by Roland Smith
Set in the NW                                       Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
#WeNeedDiverseBooks                       Tankborn by Karen Sandler
*Translated from another language        A Hundred & One Days: A Baghdad Journal by Asme Sierestad
Collection of short stories                    Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi
Out of your comfort zone                    Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton
*Set somewhere you've always wanted to visit Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story by Christina Thompson
You own, but had never read               Travels in Alaska by John Muir
*Prizewinner                                          All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Banned                                                 Bless Me, Ultima
*Local Author                                        Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage by  Molly Wizenberg
*PASSIONATELY recommend a book to a friend   The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo
Author under 30                                   Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
*Turned into a movie                             A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness/Siobhan Dowd
Graphic Novel                                      The Encyclopedia of Early Earth: A Graphic Novel by Isabel Greenberg
Collection of Poetry                              The Robot Scientist's Daughter Poems by Jeannine Hall Gailey
Young Adult Book                                Silvertongue (Stoneheart Trilogy #3) by Charlie Fletcher
Memoir                                                 If you Ask Me (and of course you won't) by Betty White
*Published the year you were born        Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
*Re-read                                                 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Recommended by a friend                    On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman
You've been meaning to read                The Cloud Road by Martha Wells
From Your Childhood                            A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle
You Finish reading in a day                  Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathon Fetter-Vorm

The asteriks denote favorite books on the list. I also enjoyed how you had to be strategic about picking a book for a particular category when they could count for multiple categories.  Three of the books were audio books. 

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