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Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Before There Was Mozart by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
A Castle On Viola Street by Dyanne Disalvo
Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Clover's Luck by Kallie George
Demon Volume 2 by Jason Shiga
Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
Felix the Railway Cat by Kate Moore
Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle
Giant Days, Volume 2 by John Allison
Happy Birthday, Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm
In the Beginning... by Arnaud Plumeri
The James: From Iron Gate to the Sea by Blair Niles
Just Us Women by Jeannette Franklin Caines
Knit Your Own Murder by Monica Ferris
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint
My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
On Mother's Lap by Ann Herbert Scott
Peril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by Shannon Hale
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Saturdays at Sea by Jessica Day George
The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Voltron: Legendary Defender, Volume 1 by Tim Hedrick
We Found A Hat by Jon Klassen
Zinnia: How the Corn Was Saved by Patricia Hruby Powell

Miscellaneous
Books about cats written by women
February 2017 ROOB and other news
Inclusive reading in February 2017
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 20)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 27)

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 20): 03/20/17

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 20)

It's been a few years since I've participated in the weekly What Are You Reading meme. In the time I've been away, the meme has been passed on to Kathryn of Book Date.

Before I get into my reading, let me introduce you to my new domain. I've dropped the .pair and now I'm here at pussreboots.com. I'm still offering a book review each and every day as well as bookish articles.

Besides the new domain, I'm busy making the older reviews prettier. You'll notice the larger image for newer reviews and articles. I am introducing that look and feel to the older articles. It's basically a big spring clean for the old blog in its new home.

What I read last week:

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Felix the Railway Cat by Kate Moore
Felix the Railway Cat by Kate Moore
Read the Review
Saturdays at Sea by Jessica Day George
Saturdays at Sea by Jessica Day George
the newest of the Castle Glower series.

It's not been a stellar week of reading because I've been so busy getting my new domain up and running.

What I'm reading:

The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro - the latest Charlotte Holmes book
From Here to Eternity by James Jones
From Here to Eternity by James Jones
I'm slowly slogging through this one. It will probably take me the rest of the year unless I decide to DNF it.
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
book five of the Heroes of Olympus series. I skipped ahead and read the Magnus Chase books first.

Up Next:

This year my goals are to read through my personal collection (and do some shelf weeding) and to stay more current with recently published books. So none of what I've listed this week are review copies or library books.

Mosquitoland by David Arnold
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
Reading it for my road narrative project.
All Four Stars by Tara Dairman
All Four Stars by Tara Dairman
Reading through my personal collection. This is one I got from the Scholastic Book Fair awhile ago.
Jem and the Holograms, Volume 3: Dark Jem by  Kelly Thompson
Jem and the Holograms, Volume 3: Dark Jem by Kelly Thompson
Another from my personal collection.

Last Week's Posts

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Comment #1: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 23:46:58

Kathryn Trask

You certainly read well even though you think you were light on reading! I liked Allegiant, I haven't got to #5 in the Olympus series but read up to and including #4.

All the best for your spring clean and new look of your blog.



Comment #2: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 21:24:45

Pussreboots

Thank you for stopping by. The worst of the spring clean will be done this week. I like the Magnus Chase books better than the Heroes of Olympus series but I've had this book on my TBR for ages and want to finish the series.



Comment #3: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 01:47:49

Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews

Ooh, I am intrigued by Mosquitoland, sounds great - enjoy!



Comment #4: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 22:51:48

Pussreboots

From the little bit of Mosquitoland I've read so far (I'm on page 21), the book uses a variety of different narrative styles from straight narrative to epistolary to movie script. In this regard it reminds me of The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald — but as a road trip narrative.



Comment #5: Monday, March, 20 2017 at 01:58:46

Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews

That sounds very cool - I do like it when authors freshen things up like that :)



Comment #6: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 23:03:59

Pussreboots

So far it is in deed cool. I hope it holds out.



Comment #7: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 02:26:47

Maree

It looks great! You've certainly done more reading than me this week :) Have a great week :)



Comment #8: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 23:32:22

Pussreboots

When I first wrote the post, I was still reading Saturdays at Sea. The previous two books are from last weekend when I was at a hotel while new flooring was being put in at home. No where to go and nothing to do but read! I finished it though just before publishing.



Comment #9: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 09:07:17

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

I did the same with my blog. New domain name and revamped it. Feels good, doesn't it? Makes me more eager to blog. You're reading some good books. I'm curious about Mosquitoland because I saw it on my son's summer reading list. Have a great reading week and thanks for visiting my blog.

Comment #10: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 07:54:07

Pussreboots

I'm only about twenty pages into Mosquitoland but I am enjoying it so far.



Comment #11: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:20:09

Majanka

I've been wanting to read The Blood of Olympus for a while. I hope you enjoy your books!

My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.



Comment #12: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 07:58:02

Pussreboots

Thanks!



Comment #13: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:28:39

Kathy Martin

Lovely new domain. I think you read a lot. My own reading pace has slowed to a crawl since the first of the year. Come see my reading week here. Happy reading!



Comment #14: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 08:04:03

Pussreboots

Nearly a week between books is slow for me. But I do admit to reading a lot of books.



Comment #15: Monday, March, 20 2017 at 10:36:08

Laurel-Rain Snow

Enjoy your new space and the goal of reading from your shelves.

Thanks for visiting my blog...and have a great week!



Comment #16: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 08:11:08

Pussreboots

Thanks! The goal to read my own shelves is because we're probably moving. Packing, moving, and unpacking books is always a chore.



Comment #17: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 12:24:00

Beth F

Good range of genres!



Comment #18: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 09:33:22

Pussreboots

Thanks!



Comment #19: Monday, March, 20, 2017 at 12:40:58

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Happy you've returned to our book world! Great idea to post a review every day. I could do that with just the reviews I've already written and not run out for ten years.



Comment #20: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 09:48:24

Pussreboots

Thank you for the warm welcome back. Like you I have reviews written, waiting to post. I've worked through much of my backlog of posts but still could continue at my current pace through mid October without needing to actually read a book. Since the reading though is so much fun, I don't plan on doing that.



Comment #21: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 14:29:54

Jane @ Raincity Librarian

Sometimes changing your blog around and giving it a refresh can totally fire up your inspiration and get you excited about blogging again! :-) My dad is an absolute cat nut who's also a train fanatic, so that book about the Railway Cat sounds like a perfect book for him!



Comment #22: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:59:42

Pussreboots

Yes. Absolutely. He would love this book.



Comment #23: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 16:52:05

Sarah

blog is looking good. I need to finish the Percy Jackson series so that I can dive into the Heroes of Olympus series. Enjoy your week!



Comment #24: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 14:59:52

Pussreboots

Have fun finishing the Percy Jackson books. He shows up in the Heroes of Olympus series too and might make an appearance in the third of the Magnus Chase books.



Comment #25: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 18:52:07

Yvonne

Your books look good. Enjoy!



Comment #26: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 17:18:45

Pussreboots

They are — although I am struggling with From Here to Eternity.



Comment #27: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 19:13:07

Kristen

Welcome back to this meme! I love it. It's one I do even when I don't blog as much. Looks like you are working on some great books! :)



Comment #28: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 17:21:19

Pussreboots

Sometimes the memes just take too much of my time and I need a break. But it's good to be back.



Comment #29: Monday, March, 20 2017 at 19:39:20

Sam @ WLABB

I loved Mosquitoland, and I am a fan of Arnold's writing. I really want to read The Last of August. I thought the first book in this series was great. Good luck with the site reboot. My daughter redesigned WLABB this summer, so I know it can take some time.



Comment #30: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 17:27:39

Pussreboots

I am enjoying Mosquitoland. I'll probably still be reading it by next Monday. It doesn't seem like a book that wants to be rushed.

The most urgent parts of the redesign are almost done. Then comes the longer but more fun bits, like making new images.



Comment #31: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 20:50:47

Amanda @ To Read or Not To Read?

Welcome back! Spring cleaning is never exactly fun, but I'm sure all that work is going to pay off in the end. ^_^

I've been saying I'll read through my personal library every year for the past four or five years. I'm determined to make this the REAL YEAR.



Comment #32: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 17:56:05

Pussreboots

The Spring Cleaning in the real world and the digital world needs to be done. Both are coming along nicely. My read my own shelf plan is coming along too. I've read 39 off my shelf so far, which is slightly more than half of all my reading this year.



Comment #33: Monday, March, 20, 2017 at 20:54:44

Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews

Welcome back to IT'S MONDAY!!

Looks like you had a good week.

Thanks for coming by my blog.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My It's Monday, What Are You Reading



Comment #34: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 18:03:02

Pussreboots

Thank you for stopping by. It's good to be back.



Comment #35: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 21:15:58

Ellen Pilch

I want to read about Felix the cat, any cat book works for me.



Comment #36: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 18:22:11

Pussreboots

You can get a copy through The Book Depository.



Comment #37: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 21:22:25

Shoshi

How did you like Allegiant? Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)



Comment #38: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 18:22:11

Pussreboots

It wasn't my cup of tea.



Comment #39: Monday, March, 20, 2017 at 21:25:47

Greg

Welcome back! :) Allegiant I haven't finished but Saturdays at Sea- nice to see that that one is out. I didn't know book 5 was already out.

The Last of August looks like a good one also.



Comment #40: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 18:37:27

Pussreboots

Saturdays at Sea came out at the start of the month. I'll be posting a review of it tomorrow. The Last of August I hope to finish soon.



Comment #41: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 21:33:14

Kym

Welcome back, and thanks for visiting my blog today! You've got a great and varied reading list - I think I'd like Felix the Railway Cat.



Comment #42: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 18:41:33

Pussreboots

You can get Felix via Book Depository. It's definitely worth getting.



Comment #43: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 22:54:24

Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

Wow! That's a lot of good books you have there! I hope you enjoy them all!

Here’s my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? !



Comment #44: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 20:00:31

Pussreboots

Thank you for stopping by.



Comment #45: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 06:39:31

Yvonne

Congratulations on the new domain. Even though it was taking up a lot of your time you still managed to get through quite a few books. Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope your week goes well!



Comment #46: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 07:29:36

Pussreboots

I read while my computer is talking to my host's server.



Comment #47: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 22:19:10

Martha

Hi 'Pussreboots'! So nice to see you back in this meme and thanks for stopping by to say hi to me.
Your new domain and look are nice and bright.
I love the look and sound of Felix the Railway Cat.
I'm with you on needing to get to my own TBR shelves. I've had a month full of tour reviews this month.
Your personal collection looks very colorful and interesting! Happy Reading!



Comment #48: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 20:17:21

Pussreboots

Thank you for the warm welcome back. I'm glad you like the bright colors of my site. Felix the Cat is really worth reading. You can get a copy through Book Depository. I stopped doing tours about five years ago and last year completely gave up on taking review copies. Both of those parts of book blogging were too stressful and hard to manage.



Comment #49: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 20:29:31

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

I really want to read that Charlotte Holmes series. I love that cover too! I've been wanting to read Mosquitoland too! Have a great week. :)



Comment #50: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 17:42:02

Pussreboots

I just finished The Last of August. This series is a very different take on the Sherlock Holmes stories and characters. GoodReads has a listing for a third book in the series but they're not always the most reliable source. If they're correct, I will will certainly be reading book three.

Mosquitoland is good so far. I need to focus more on it, but I have Heroes of Olympus and Dark Jem demanding my attention first.



Comment #51: Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 19:53:31

Di @ Book Reviews by Di

Your reading week looked like it was still a good one! Although I'm sorry you didn't think it was productive.

I enjoyed the Divergent series and I like all the PJ Universe books! I hope you loved those two!



Comment #52:

Pussreboots

It was production on the blogging side even if I didn't finish as many books as I sometimes do. I have now finished both Divergent and Blood of Olympus and will get reviews posted as time permits.