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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 03): 07/03/17

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 26)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

I had a really productive week of reading despite the packing and the summer vacation activities. Mostly this is due to the books being relatively short. I finished ten books in seven days.

The last week was pleasant. My son started cross country training. I'm glad he hasn't trained in the heat we had two weeks ago. Of course, that will probably change as the summer goes on.

My daughter had drama camp at our local art gallery. Besides learning a song from Hamilton they also performed a skit, a song, and learned numerous team building exercises. On the last day family was invited to see them perform and to have desserts. My daughter baked chocolate chip banana Lunn and it was hit.

My husband came back from his business trip to Zürich. He brought home two manga for me: Sherlock: 1: Ein Fall von Pink and Kleine Katze Chi 1

German language Manga

Ninety-nine percent of our books are now in storage. We have a few stragglers at home because we ran out of boxes. I'll get them boxed up this week. We're at the point now to start getting rid of things.

More boxes in storage

What I read last week:

The Unbreakable Code
The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Personal collection - the sequel to The Book Scavenger
The White Road of the Moon
The White Road of the Moon by Rachel Neumeier
Library book
Chapter & Hearse
Chapter & Hearse by Lorna Barrett (audiobook)
The fourth of the Booktown Mystery series
Ghostbusters 101 #4
Ghostbusters 101 #3 by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening
Cleopatra in Space 3
Cleopatra in Space #3: The Secret of the Time Tables by Mike Maihack
Library book
Hereville #3
Hereville 3: How Mirka Caught a Fish by Barry Deutsch
Library book
The Complete Guide to Light
The Complete Guide to Light by Mark Cleghorn
Library book
Made for Each Other
Made for Each Other by Paul D. Storrie
Library book
Rosemary Remembered
Rosemary Remembered by Susan Wittig Albert
Library book
The Locksmith #3
The Locksmith #3 by Terrance Grace
Comic book

What I'm reading:

Pi in the Sky
Pi in the Sky by Wendy Mass
Personal collection
Sentenced to Death
Sentenced to Death by Lorna Barrett (audiobook)
The 5th of the Booktown Mystery series
Giant Days Volume 5
Giant Days Volume 5 byJohn Allison

Up Next:

Knockabout with the Fitzgerald-Trouts
Knockabout with the Fitzgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding Sydney
Merman in My Tub
Merman in my Tub by Itokichi
Mystery of the Midnight Rider
Mystery of the Midnight Rider by Carolyn Keene
Library book

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Comment #1: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 00:57:37

Kathryn Trask

Yikes that was a lot of reading last week even if they were short! The packing looks very organised!

Comment #2: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 10:02:00


I'm amazed too at how many books I ended up finishing. Next step in the packing is small furniture, winter clothing, and electronics.

Comment #3: Monday July, 03, 2017 at 02:50:51

Emma @ onereadersthoughts

That's a lot of boxes in storage! My books wouldn't fill half of that as I give them to charity when I'm done. Have a good week.

Comment #4: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 10:07:00


Many of these books will be given away to local school libraries after the move. Many of them we'll also keep. We're a family of four. There are text books, favorite re-reads, and reference books that we use on a regular basis.

Comment #5: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 07:19:18

Beth F

You got a lot of reading done despite the packing and activities. I really liked Hereville.

Comment #6: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 10:11:00


This last volume of Hereville is the strongest of the series. I want to know more about Mirka's stepmother — something I wouldn't have said before reading the book.

Comment #7: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 08:14:03

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

What a great variety of books you've read! I loved Nancy Drew as a kid. Glad your kids are having a great summer. My son would have loved drama camp.

Comment #8: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 10:13:00


It was a good camp. I know the video doesn't show it, but there was a boy at camp.I'm surprised there weren't more.

Comment #9: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 10:29:34

Kathy Martin

Congratulations on getting so much reading done. Packing was the easy part of my move. Getting rid of stuff was harder. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Comment #10: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 10:16:00


We're at the "getting rid of stuff" part now. That and moving electronics and winter clothing into storage.

Comment #11: Monday, July, 03, 2017 at 11:07:03

Laurel-Rain Snow

Wow, you read a lot this week! And to see those boxes of books in storage...sigh. Although I've given away a lot, and while that did sadden me a little, it is good to clear out the space.

But yours are stored because of moving...so you'll get them back. Right?

Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Comment #12: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 10:18:00


Yes. We're trying to sell our home to purchase a larger one. The books will be in storage for about six months. I'm also planning on giving a bunch of them away to local school libraries.

Comment #13: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 14:40:56

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

Wow you did get a lot of reading done! Way to go!

It looks like your kids are having a fun start to their summer. My nephew just had drama camp too. :)

The Hereville series looks good. I will have to check it out!

Comment #14: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 17:41:00


I'm surprised at how many I read as well. Drama camp was a huge win with my daughter. She made a whole bunch of new friends and is planning to do it next year. The Hereville series is very good.

Comment #15: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 17:52:26

Toni-Emma @ Book & Bloom

Wow, that's a lot of books for someone as busy as you! Good job. Major reading goals, haha!

Comment #16: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 18:27:00


My reading goals right now are to stick to library books, ebooks, and audiobooks as much as possible until we're settled in a house.

Comment #17: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 18:32:34

Deb Nance

I can't believe you read so many books the same week you prepped for a move! Amazing!

Comment #18: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 18:27:00


Half of them were either graphic novels or comic books. So they're short and easy to read. One was an audio which I listened to while I packed. The last were ones I read to unwind after packing.

Comment #19: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 19:55:54

Harvee@Book Dilettante

Have a good move and good luck with the books!

Comment #20: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 18:32:00


Thank you. Right now we're at the point where it looks like utter chaos as we pack, sort, and toss things.

Comment #21: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 20:53:42


Wow 10 books in seven days is pretty impressive! And sounds like you've had lots of fun things going on, mixed in with your packing. :)

Hope you have a great 4th!

Comment #22: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 at 20:58:00


Today was busy with packing, cleaning, and schlepping things to storage. Next year we'll do something fun.

Comment #23: Monday, July 03, 2017 at 22:53:05

Ellen Pilch

I am glad your daughter enjoyed drama camp, that looks like fun. Good luck with your big move, it sounds overwhelming.

Comment #24: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 at 22:27:00


Drama camp was a definite win. She'll be attending next year if it's offered again. This week we're focusing on the move as much as possible. My husband has taken the week off to help move things to storage while I pack and throw things out.

Comment #25: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 at 09:36:17


Wow, seeing all of those book boxes really puts it all into perspective. I'm sure when we move eventually, my book collection will be a large majority of the boxes we end up with. You read quite a bit last week, which is awesome. Have a great week!

Comment #26: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 at 22:30:00


That's about 2500 books in storage. Now we're at the tossing junk stage and moving non-essential furniture into storage.

Comment #27: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 at 23:39:37

herding cats

Wow! That's quite the week and so many reads. How great :) Hope yall are having a lovely week :)

Comment #28: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 at 22:32:00


This week we're focused on the move. Getting as many boxes boxed and into storage as possible. It's not exactly lovely but it's necessary.

Comment #29: Sunday, July 09, 2017 at 22:31:19


Chi is a great series. My girls love it and own some of them. They love how the little kitten is so cute. Drama camp sounds fun. When I was teaching in the city, we had a great drama teacher for our fifth graders. They would perform scenes from a Shakespeare play. Cross Country sounds hardcore. One of my besties did that in high school. What's the distance they have to shoot for? How long does it take him?

Comment #30: Sunday, July 08, 2017 at 20:31:00


I've read a lot of Chi in English, and watched the first anime series that was made. Drama camp was fun. My daughter also took drama as an after school thing and will be doing it again in sixth grade. Right now my son's training runs are between two and four miles. I will learn more closer to his first race in August.

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