Caroline Starr Rose
picture book and middle-grade author
Natalie Aguirre says
February 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm
I’m reading The Princess Curse. Bloodrose is next. I keep them mostly in my closet because I have too many and my bookshelf is full.
Lily Cate says
February 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm
Hmmm, The City and the City, Monstrumologist, Fablehaven, A Whole Nother Story, A Tale Dark & Grimm… for starters. I just finished a round of grown up books, and now I’m moving back into MG for a while 🙂
Linda Jackson says
February 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm
Currently reading The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis.
Just finished The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. And before that Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood and May B by Caroline Starr Rose. As you might have figured by now, all these were recommended MG reads by Amazon for the month of January. Also finished From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler during this window and tried to read The Seance by Jean Lowery Nixon and Radiance by Alyson Noel, but I couldn’t quite get into those two.
And in the queue: Penny from Heaven by Jennifer Holm and to try to finish The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt (having a hard time getting into this one).
Caroline Starr Rose says
February 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm
Natalie, understood about the closet. We’re thinking of a new bookcase for our bedroom — yay!
Lily Cate, I found last year I read too few adult titles and felt I suffered for it (variety is best for me as a reader). Good for you for keeping a mix.
Linda, you really are reading with purpose! I loved Bud, Not Buddy and need to get to Miss Malone. Glory Be is on my downstairs shelf (soon it will move to the nightstand). I’m really curious about The One and Only Ivan, too.
I listened to The Wednesday Wars on CD while running errands and loved it. Maybe the recorded version would be a better fit for you?
February 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm
The One and Only Ivan is a must read. I promise!
Linda, is it by the woman who wrote the Animorphs series? Those were a huge hit in my house.
February 6, 2012 at 7:08 pm
Yes, Caroline. But this is the first of her books that I have read. I have never read any “animal” books except picture books. But after reading the review on Sal’s Fiction Addiction blog, I decided to give it a try. I absolutely loved it.
But I’ll have to be honest and say that I don’t know if kids will love this book as much as adults. My twelve-year-old teased me the whole time saying, “I see you’re still reading that gorilla book.” Or “So, how’s the gorilla book?” I couldn’t convince her to give it a try.
February 6, 2012 at 7:10 pm
I know some boys who would love a gorilla book!
February 6, 2012 at 10:45 pm
By the way, Caroline. I don’t mean to “hog” your blog, but I loved May B too. It was wonderful.
February 6, 2012 at 10:58 pm
Lynda, this place is for conversation! So glad to hear it. May is very special to me.
February 6, 2012 at 11:00 pm
That’s Linda, not Lynda!
February 6, 2012 at 11:42 pm
LOL. I grew up wishing my mom had spelled it Lynda!
Stephanie Thornton says
February 7, 2012 at 3:16 am
I’m at the very end of Unbroken–what an amazing book!
And I’m glad to know I’m not the only one with a pile of books to be read!
Kimberley Griffiths Little says
February 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm
How fun to see CIRCLE OF SECRETS there at the top! 🙂
MAY B is sitting here looking at me right now . . .
February 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm
Kimberley, I MUST get to your book. It’s up next after my library read (which I’m halfway through): THE WILDER LIFE. Have you read it? It’s about Laura Ingalls Wilder and is PERFECT.
February 7, 2012 at 7:11 pm
My nightstand is such a mess compared to yours!
February 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm
First of all, I really like your nightstand and I am not kidding. It is exactly what I want!! Got a spare? Just kidding 🙂Currently on my nightstand:“Spontaneous Happiness” by Dr. Andrew Weil“May B. A Novel”both are recent wins.I also have two older books“The Shack” by Wm. Paul Young and “Heaven is for Real” by Todd BurpoLast but not least are My Bible and daily devotional books and my trusty Dictionary.
February 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm
Hi LMcLendon,Glad to know Miss May arrived safely! My nightstand is actually a telephone table — remember those? I think it works perfectly next to a bed.
February 16, 2012 at 4:01 pm
I’m on a Phillip Pullman audiobook kick. Just finished Count Karlstein. It’s amazing! Now I’m on The Golden Compass. It’s good too, full of Pullman’s vivid style, but I’ll admit I liked the fairytale of Count Karlstein better than the epic adventure I’m finding in The Golden Compass.
Thanks for sharing. I’ve got a lengthy to be read/listened to list already (including May B.!), but I’m always looking for more.
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