2 - Texas Lone Star Books
a. The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
b. Payback Time (still reading - very good) by Carl Deuker
2 - Graphic Novels
a. CSI: Intern at Your Own Risk by Sekou Hamilton
b. Troublemaker by Janet Evanovich
1 - Adult Bestseller
a. ?????? (don't know what I will choose yet...saving it for next to last)
1 - Genre you usually don't read
a. On a Pale Horse (fantasy) by Piers Anthony
2 - E-books
a. Stupid History by Leland Gregory
b. An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
1 - Preview book for 2011-2012 school year
a. Oh, Harry by Maxine Kumin
1 - Book of choice
a. ?????? (don't know what I will choose yet....saving it for last)
2 - Texas Bluebonnet Books
a. Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer
b. The Case of the Case of the Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett
Okay, needless to say, I didn't need a challenge to get me to read this summer. In fact I have been waiting all school year to have more time to read. This challenge did provide me with the opportunity to read some great books I might not have otherwise read, for instance On a Pale Horse.
|On a Pale Horse|
by Piers Anthony
It was a bit difficult for me to choose the two Texas Lone Star books I wanted to read. I will admit there were not too many on the list that just grabbed me. Thankfully two of them did right away. The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman and Payback Time by Carl Deuker.
|The Grimm Legacy|
by Polly Shulman
I have actually already written about The Grimm Legacy but it really was a great book. I wish the ending had been left open for a sequel. It was a very unique combination of The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, and The Librarian movies from Turner Network Television starring Noah Wyle. I love the way Ms. Shulman weaves the characters around fairy tale objects. What a wonderful idea. I know I said before I don't usually read fantasy, maybe I was wrong...but I am still listing On a Pale Horse for this part of the challenge!
by Carl Deuker
I chose Payback Time BECAUSE of the cover! I LOVE football and it seemed this book would have something to do with my favorite sport. I am currently reading this book (started this afternoon and I am almost 100 pages in - for me that is great because I am a slow reader) so I am not going to write about it yet. Next time.
|An Ice Cold Grave|
by Charlaine Harris
by Leland Gregory
|CSI: Intern at Your Own Risk|
by Sekou Hamilton
by Janet & Alex Evanovich
There are two books left for me to choose as I complete this challenge. I know what I WANT them to be, but I know I will not read them because they are both over 1200 pages. I'm sure I will find something to fill these two blanks. I really wanted to be finished with this challenge before July so I guess I better stop blogging and get to reading!