Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Salon: Reading, Read, To Read #11

Happy Sunday! I've been needing some cheering up lately. And I've turned to Phineas and Ferb and YouTube! (The marathon on Friday afternoon helped too!) Do you have a favorite song? a favorite episode? My favorite songs are probably S.I.M.P (Squirrels In My Pants) and the Mix & Mingle Machine. I even found a library-related video to share.

As for a favorite episode...well, I think Vanessassary Roughness is mine.

In non-cartoon-related news, I'm excited about some upcoming reading challenges. Including two readathons. Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon is April 10/11. And Neverending Shelf is hosting a Clear Away the Clutter Read-a-thon from April 5 through April 11. The goal of that one is to use the time to clear away books from your TBR pile. The Spring Reading Thing is also just a week away!

What I've Reviewed This Week:

Mare's War. Tanita S. Davis. Random House. 352 pages.
Cosmic. Frank Cottrell Boyce. 2010. [January 2010]. HarperCollins. 313 pages.
11 Birthdays. Wendy Mass. 2009. Scholastic. 272 pages. (Newly Available in Paperback).
What Does Baby Say? A Lift the Flap Book by Karen Katz. 2004. Simon & Schuster. (Little Simon). 16 pages.
Scaredy Squirrel. Melanie Watt. 2008. Kids Can Press. 42 pages.
Scaredy Squirrel At The Beach. Melanie Watt. 2008. Kids Can Press. 32 pages.
Whose Mouse Are You? By Robert Kraus. Illustrations by Jose Aruego. 1970. Simon & Schuster. 40 pages.
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Mo Willems. 2008. Hyperion. 64 pages.
Watch Me Throw the Ball. (An Elephant and Piggie Book). Mo Willems. 2009. Hyperion. 64 pages.
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! An Elephant & Piggie Book. Mo Willems. 2009. Hyperion. 64 pages.
The Dancing Pancake. Eileen Spinelli. Illlustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. 2010. [May 2010] Random House. 256 pages.
The Toll Gate. Georgette Heyer. 1954. Harlequin. 304 pages.
The Wives of Henry Oades. Johanna Moran. 2010. [February 2010] Random House. 384 pages.
The Stolen Crown. Susan Higginbotham. 2010. [March 2010] SourceBooks. 400 pages.
The Centurion's Wife. Davis Bunn. Janette Oke. 2009. Bethany House. 384 pages.
A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin. 2010. [March 2010] Revell. 432 pages.
The Frog Scientist. By Pamela S. Turner. 2009. [July 2009] Houghton Mifflin. 64 pages.
The Fabulous Feud of Gilbert & Sullivan. By Jonah Winter. Illustrated by Richard Egielski. Scholastic. 40 pages.

What I'm Currently Reading:

The Dead-Tossed Waves. Carrie Ryan. 2010. [March 2010] Random House. 416 pages.

The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd. 2009. Holiday House. 384 pages.

Young Bess by Margaret Irwin. 1944/2010. [March 2010] SourceBooks. 400 pages.

Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs. 2010. [March 2010] Waterbrook Press. 480 pages.

What I Hope To Begin/Finish Soon:

One Crazy Summer. Rita Williams-Garcia. 2010. [January 2010] HarperCollins. 218 pages.

After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick. 2010. February 2010. Scholastic. 272 pages.

Scarlett Fever. Maureen Johnson. 2010. February 2010. Scholastic. 352 pages.

Saving Maddie. Varian Johnson. 2010. March 2010. Random House. 240 pages.

8th Grade Superzero. By Olugbemisola Rhuday Perkovich. 2010. January 2010. Scholastic. 272 pages.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Bethany said...

Readathon? That sounds exciting! Have you done one before? Are they successful charity fundraisers?

I'm considering doing something and I was thinking along the lines of a readathon or a writeathon!

Unknown said...

Becky, that is one of my favorite Phineas and Ferb clips! Looking forward to the review of 8th Grade Superzero.