What I’m Reading This Week (June 14)


The Prince of Frogs by Annaliese Evans — I liked this one and while I was looking forward to the next book, I realized I’d read Book Two first. My review is here.

Anyone But You by Jennifer Cruise (audio) — Classic Cruise, fun and funny with hi-jinks and a dog.

Alison’s Wonderland edited by Alison Tyler — was wonderful. My review is here.

The Picture Books —

Let’s Do Nothing by Tony Fucile — a very funny children’s picture book which my best friend checked out from the library for her preschool class and insisted I read. It was awesome!

The Wishing Table by Brothers Grimm and illustrated by Eve Tharlet — I picked this one because this story was the basis of one of the stories in Alison’s Wonderland and I couldn’t quite remember the original. I got to the library where I was teaching early and started flipping through their fairy tale collection.

I picked up these others as well. The Bremen Town Musicians retold Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Janet Stevens — picked because I Love Janet Stevens illustrations and Babushka retold and illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak.


The Brontes Went to Woolworths  by Rachel Fergurson — I’m only two chapter into this one, I can’t discern a plot and I’m waiting for the author to take a breath.

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen — I’m really enjoying this audio book. It is LONG so I’ll be at it a while longer.

Wish List:

Night’s Rose by Annaliese Evans (on order)

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (on order)

In the Mail:

Ondine by Ebony McKenna via The Book Depository


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is organized by Sheila over at Book Journey. Be sure to stop by her site and read the great blogs of the other participates.

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17 Responses

  1. You have been reading some good books! Have fun this week!

  2. It is neat to see children’s books on your list. I like to read them too!

  3. It sounds like your week was filled with wonderful books with another great week scheduld. Happy reading. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-14-june.html

  4. I like the narrator on the Firefly Brothers but I’m not familiar with that book. Hope you enjoy the rest 🙂

    • I’m in the middle of Firefly Brothers and so far it is a wonderful Depression era story of two Dillinger-style bank robbers who just happen to come back to life after they were killed. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  5. I’ve heard of Ondine and it’s on my wishlist! 🙂 Hope you enjoy reading I Capture the Castle. Let me know when you’ve reviewed it!

  6. Happy reading! 🙂

  7. I just finished The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and am giving away a copy (they sent three by mistake). It was a interesting book and I enjoyed the Rose the narrator. Hope you have a great week.

  8. I hope you enjoy your reading this week 🙂


  9. Alison’s Wonderland sounds great! I’m also intrigued by the idea of the Brontes at Woolworth’s. This must be a hoot!

    Here’s my Monday:


  10. “The Brontes Went to Woolworths”, the title sounds great, but that’s no guarantee for a good the story. I hope it picks up and you will enjoy the rest.

    Thanks for visiting my blog http://leeswammes.wordpress.com

  11. Glad to hear you enjoyed all your books last week! Happy reading 🙂

  12. Hmm, The Brontes Went to Woolworths sounds like an interesting concept, I hope it gets better! I do love the Brontes 🙂

    My week:

  13. I agree– those are some good books! I’ve heard good things about the Lemon Cake book!

  14. I just read another review on The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. I’ll stop back to read your review – looks like a good one! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  15. Aw, I hope you end up enjoying the Ferguson book! I loved it, though I did find it confusing at first. It gets better!

  16. Hi Anne Marie,

    Thank you for visiting my blog on Monday. Sorry I’ve taken a few days to get back to you -I’ve been a little busy.

    I have seen quite a few people reading The Brontes Went to Woolworths so I will be interested to see if it gets any better. A lot of the ‘mash up’ novels appeal to me even less than their progenitors.

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