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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 27): 03/27/17
Monday and Tuesday, my youngest was home sick. Since I couldn't go anywhere, I had extra time to read. I also finished the necessary pieces of my redesign / move to the new domain. Now comes the fun part — creating new, larger images for all my older posts. I'm working my way backwards and just finished the posts from August 2016.
In other news, our move to Canada is being put off for at least a year. We may, however, be moving locally because we do need an extra bedroom.
What I read last week:
Two "did not finish" books in a week is unusual for me but I wasn't enjoying either of them. I might go back to both books later.
What I'm reading:
My goal continues to read through my personal collection, although I do have one library book in the mix; it's a book about fishing. I haven't been fishing in about thirty years and I need a refresher before I take my own kids.
Last Week's Posts
Comment #1: Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 22:44:09
Hi! The blog is looking very sharp!
Comment #2: Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 19:49:24
Thanks re the blog. Otis and the Scarecrow is part of a series but the only one I've read. I was reading it more for the scarecrow than the tractor. I am enjoying the fishing book — the little of it that I've read so far. It lays everything out in a simple to follow but informative fashion. My daughter is better (and she's the one who wants to go fishing). My son seems impervious to the whatever is going around. The move to Canada is most likely off for at least a year while the company sorts out headcount.
Comment #3: Sunday, March, 26, 2017 at 23:17:30
Sorry - I said "boys" instead of "child". I'm glad your daughter is better. That is fun that she wants to fish. :-)
Comment #4: Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 20:24:49
No worries. I was vague in my post.
Comment #5: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 01:03:09
The Last of August and Otis and the Scarecrow both look good.
Comment #6: Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 22:20:10
Otis is part of a series where I haven't read the others. It was cute but not exactly what I was looking for. The Last of August though was fun and I'm looking forward to a third book.
Comment #7: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 02:41:10
You are very good to take your children fishing. I don't mind the fishing but hate having to kill the fish - such a wuss, so I don't go! Yes reading our own books is always a mission!
Comment #8: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 07:24:24
I don't mind killing the fish. I've done it before. But before any of that I need to get a license and equipment.
Comment #9: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 08:10:39
Good luck with your website project and your moving plans!
Hope you enjoy this week's books more than last week's. I usually like Rick Riordan's books but if it isn't working for you it is probably best to pick up something else. I have to do that from time to time too. Why waste time reading something you/re not in the mood for, right?
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
Comment #10: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 07:29:10
Moving, even locally, will be an adventure after thirteen years in our current place.
Normally I like Rick Riordan's stuff too but the ending of the Heroes of Olympus had too many points of view and too much going on in too many places to get invested in any one plot or character. Plus the series has the unfortunate luck of having a character named Leo and a character named Piper — which automatically makes me start comparing the entire book to a long, stupid plot from Charmed.
Comment #11: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 09:50:58
Enjoy your week and your new books. I am curious about The Last of August.
Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.
Comment #12: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 07:36:50
Last of August is the sequel to A Study in Charlotte. Both plots are rather complicated, so I recommend starting at the beginning.
Comment #13: Monday, March, 27, 2017 at 10:18:30
Wow! The Charlotte Holmes series looks really awesome. Additionally, how did you like Jem? I am really looking forward to picking up that trade. Mosquitoland, I have heard good things about. And All Four Stars looks lovely. Good luck with reading this week!
Comment #14: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 07:41:18
The Charlotte Holmes is a solid YA mystery series. I love the Jem series. I buy the IDW omnibus volumes. Dark Jem collects issues 11-16. The next one comes out this August. All Four Stars so far is cute and there are a bunch in the series.
Comment #15: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:55:32
I enjoyed City of the Lost and the sequel. I thought City of the Lost had some nice plot twists. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #16: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 08:44:55
I have the sequel on my phone waiting to be read.
Comment #17: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:32:45
A Study in Charlotte was my favourite book of 2016, and I really enjoyed The Last of August. I'll read anything Sherlock related!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer
Comment #18: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 08:57:11
Like you I will read anything Sherlock related. Another good series just started is a middle grade one. The first book is The Great Shelby Holmes and the next in the series comes out this fall.
Comment #19: Monday, March, 27, 2017 at 11:36:46
I've been listening to the Rick Riordan on audiobooks - so enjoyable. Just started The Titan's Curse!
Comment #20: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 08:59:26
Riordan's books do lend themselves to being exciting audios. We listened to most of the Percy Jackson books as a family. Now we're doing the same with the Magnus Chase books.
Comment #21: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:50:41
Otis and the Scarecrow looks like an interesting book!
Comment #22: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 09:04:15
Otis and the Scarecrow is odd because Otis is a sentient tractor with animal friends but the scarecrow is an inanimate object from start to finish. There are other Otis books which I haven't read, so perhaps the first one explains why he's sentient.
Comment #23: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12:48:00
Awesome list. You're really a very productive blogger. I hope you enjoy the book you're currently reading and the ones you'll be reading next. Have a great week. :-D
Comment #24: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 09:58:24
I work on the blog at night when my husband and son are watching anime (unless I'm also interested in the series).
Comment #25: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 14:10:45
Oooh, I enjoyed Mosquitoland; hope it works for you!
Comment #26: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:25:12
It is so far. I'm on page 50.
Comment #27: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 17:41:06
It seems like so many people have been sick recently. :( Glad that your youngest is feeling better!
The Genius of Birds looks good - I am a bit of a bird nerd. :)
Comment #28: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 15:36:41
Genius of Birds is marvelous. I also recommend that you read Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear (2017).
Comment #29: Monday, March, 27 2017 at 17:49:02
Sam @ WLABB
I loved David Arnold! I really like Mosquitoland, and I loved KOA. Enjoy!
Comment #30: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 15:36:41
Kids of Appetite is on my wishlist.
Comment #31: Monday, March, 27, 2017 at 18:40:38
I read Mosquitoland a few years back and thought it was just OK up until something happened later in the book, which made me look at things in a whole new light. Enjoy!
Comment #32: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 15:43:41
I'm on page 80 of the book. I am enjoying it — but I'm reading it with a critical eye as part of an on-going road narrative project.
Comment #33: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 19:00:54
I have often thought about reading Mosquitoland. Let's see what you think!
Comment #34: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 17:52:00
So far I am really enjoying Mosquitoland. I will write a review when I'm done.
Comment #35: Monday, March, 27 2017 at 20:39:28
Looks great, hope the updating continues to go well.
Comment #36: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 17:55:52
Thanks! The updating is going smoothly but each image takes time.
Comment #37: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 23:18:10
The Hunger Game books were so good. Enjoy Mockingjay. Love the big flower in the background here!
Comment #38: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 20:57:18
We'll see. I liked the first one. The second one was pretty good but I'm wary of the final one. Regardless, I'm planing to donate the set when I'm done.
I change the blog's background every Friday. So next week you'll see something else. It will probably be something natural though.
Comment #39: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 06:32:22
My grandkids would love Over the Ocean!
Comment #40: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 08:53:36
I certainly did.
Comment #41: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 09:46:26
Wow you got a lot of reading done last week. Good luck with your upcoming move.
Comment #42: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 08:56:49
Comment #43: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 18:33:11
From Here to Eternity I've watched the film many times but never thought of reading the book. It sounds like a challenging read.
Comment #44: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 17:08:33
I've never seen the film, save for certain scenes. I was reading it in ebook form but I don't think it was a very good edition. In paper the book comes out at about 800 pages. In ebook form it's 2300 pages. I think if I try again, I'll either fiddle with the font to get it to something closer to its actual page count or I'll borrow a print copy from the library.
Comment #45: Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 02:22:10
Oh, The Last of August! Awesome book! And of course, Mockingjay! And that's all that I recognize :) Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!
Comment #46: Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 11:44:22
I still haven't started Mockingjay. I want to finish Mosquitoland first.