Nov 28, 2012

What are you reading Wednesday?

What are you reading this week?

I brought 44 books on Kindle to England and I am only now getting around to reading any of them!

I am reading Iced, the first book in the Dani O'Malley series, which is a spinoff of the Fever series from Karen Marie Moning. It's an urban fantasy book, and I like Dani the character very much, and the action is cool, and I want to go to Dublin very badly. However, I have an issue with the book, the same issue I had with Buffy, The Angel Problem. I am not in favour of immortals slobbering over teen girls. Who would have thought I had a prudish side?

My kids are into Fancy Nancy's Tea for Two right now. My son is still playing with his homemade tea shop (and charging me for my own tea!) and the two of them love to serve each other. It's really sweet -  and so is this book.

 What are you and your family reading this week?


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    1. I am lukewarm on her. Sometimes I really love her books (Mother's Day) and others (Babysitter) bother me. But this one is a winner!

  2. Is Iced aimed at teenage girls? Perhaps where the slobbering comes in, trying to play with their fears?

    I'm reading Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, David Helwig's Come Close to the Fire, and Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan.

    To my son I'm reading Jeff Brown's Stanley's Christmas Adventure.

    1. It really should not be a YA book. It's aimed at an adult audience, mostly soccer moms like me I think. But it made me queasy.

      I have to buy Stanley's Christmas Adventure! I need a couple more books to make an English advent calendar (open a book/CD/movie about the holidays every day) full, that's a great suggestion, thanks!

  3. If your issue with 'teenage girl involved with 100+ old immortal who dotes on her' I think I get it. What about a whiny not-yet-grown-up girl is so damn attractive? Though weirdly I never had the issue when watching Buffy, perhaps because initially I watched it as a teenager and would have loved a sexy vampire guy to to fawn all over me.

    Right now I'm reading Kevin Smith's 'Tough Sh*t' which is foul-mouthed but very interesting, particularly if you enjoyed any of his movies.

    Xander is particularly fond of his Christmas collection I bought him today, he's been carrying it around all day trying to get me to read it. The book is a Disney/Pixar collection, so Xander wants to read the Toy Story section over and over.

    1. I was totally creeped out about Angel until Cordy, but that ended up badly too! I kept thinking that the moment of happiness didn't make him evil, he already was, preying on a teen girl like that. I've never met anyone who agrees with me though.

      I just found that on Amazon (this one?, my kids will love the Pixar collection. My daughter will be happy it has Minnie!

  4. I'm finally reading "Pillars of the earth".

    1. Oh yay! How are you liking it so far? It's long but I really loved it.


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