01 June 2011

What Are You Reading RIGHT NOW! Challenge June 2011

Let the Summer Reading begin!
First Challenge of every month is nice and simple: tell The Books for Walls Project what you are reading  --whether a newspaper, a magazine, a book-on-tape, or just a good old fashioned book.

We've been doing a bit of spring cleaning on the website and we finally finished a comprehensive list of all the challenges. Bookmark it and take a challenge whenever you have an urge to find or to share a good book or story: The Books for Walls Project Complete List of Challenges.

So, What are you Reading Right Now? Tell us in the comments below.


  1. Wow, so many good books. Yesterday we received a package full of books (I went a little crazy with my summer reading research and ordered a few!) I have no idea where to begin, here are a few I've started:

    Moon Over Manifest
    by Clare Vanderpool

    The Watsons Go to Birmingham -1963
    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    Bird Lake Moon
    by Kevin Henkes
    Selected from the library solely for the cover art and this "just because you can' see something doesn't mean it isn't there."

    The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
    by Jacqueline Kelly

    and so many more... finishing them page by page!

  2. I've got a little polarization going right now:

    Diego Rivera: The Detroit Industry Murals
    by Linda Bank Downs
    Picked it up from the museum while we were in Detroit --so much good information (and inspiration.)

    Calvin and Hobbes: Something Under the Bed is Drooling --The Sisters actually found one that we didn't have so we're all enjoying it.

  3. The Sisters are listening to Ballet Shoes, again!

  4. I gave up on EM Forster and A Passage to India - he shouldn't be penalized for my stupidity of not liking him. Maybe another time. Someday. Just not this day.

    Now I am reading Forever by Pete Hamill (and absolutely loving it).

  5. Petronilla - You shouldn't be penalized either! Enjoy what you're reading!

  6. @ The Dad, the Rivera court fascinates me too. Enjoy the book!

    @ The Mom, big list! How do you do that?

    I'm reading "The Gay Talese Reader, portraits & encounters." I love the first selection, "New York is a City of Things Unnoticed". Very cinematic.

  7. @LT the list IS very long and keeps growing. My secret is reading constantly --five minutes here, five minutes there and always for an hour or so before bed. Nice to see you here, hope you stop by often!

    I am just about through Savvy by Ingrid Law and hope to start it's new-ish companion book Scumble tonight --trying to get way ahead of The Sister's reading! So far I like what I am reading!

  8. Anela Oh10:10 PM

    I swear I've tried to comment on this so many times but then before i do i finish the book! I am in-between books at the moment starting "A Brief History of Montmaray" tonight... I might as well give you a list of recent books instead.

    Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
    I am probably the most get-rid-of-vampires-from-books person you will ever find. But I can't say no to a good love story. :) This one has it all! Though lot of critics say it's a very Twilight-ish book i couldn't disagree more! It has drama, revenge, action, and the thrilling i can't stop reading but it's already midnight feeling. Throw in a bit of Indian culture and mythology and Huzzah! a good book!

    Gray Horses by Hope Larson
    Good graphic novel, amazing drawings, intriguing story and a very down to earth person. When we first found it on amzon.com looking for new summer reading there was a part of a review that caught both my mom and me:
    " If I were to call any cartoonist the Marjane Satrapi of children's GNs, Ms. Larson would earn herself the title. High praise. Good book. "
    I thought High praise indeed is that really possible? Of course she was overstating it a bit but it was still amazing over all. Quick summer read for anyone looking for a break from their bubbly summer novels...

    My list could go on and on but I'll just give you the names of a couple! "To Timbuktu by Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg"
    "The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jane Birdsall"
    "Middleworld" and " The End of the World Club" by J&P Voelkel
    " The Warlock by Michael Scott" !!! Waited for it for ever!!!

  9. Today I got a little gift from the library insuring that I will have a lovely evening: a copy of Bossy Pants by Tina Fey. The Dad started watching DVDs of 30 Rock a couple of winters ago and I have to admit, he was right, I really enjoy it. I love the way Tina Fey writes. And oh, can she makes me laugh...

    Tonight I plan to put all other books aside and read Bossy Pants in one big GULP. Besides there are 23 other people in line behind me at the library, so I will be nice and read it quickly and return it!

  10. I am reading Confusion by Elizabeth Jane Howard - the third book in the Cazalet Chronicles. Each evening I am transported to WWII era Sussex and London and spend time with the Cazalet family. Part drama, part coming of age, part Upstairs Downstairs - I am enjoying page by page.

    I discovered these books because I happened to grab the PBS TV series The Cazalets off the shelf at the library. Thank you Traverse Area District Library for making things like a PBS series available!

    My little E is reading the Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner. She was ecstatic to learn that there are 127 books in total - a guaranteed summer of good reading! Thank you to the Peninsula Community Library for supplying us with #8.

  11. for The Dad-glad you picked up something about the facinating Diego Rivera. Lived an hour from Detroit in my youth and love his murals. Try following it up with a bio about his equally interesting wife, Frida Kahlo. May I recommend "Biography of Frida Kahlo" by Hayden Herrera or her personal letters "The Letters of Frida Kahlo" compiled by Martha Zamora?

    Right now, nose deep into Joanne Harris's "Blackberry Wine".

  12. Reading 'the keepers and the kept' which is the career history and other tales of an australian zoo keeper. in my lunch breaks at work am reading 'marcelo in the real world' fiction about a 17 year old with aspergers. loving both!