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American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film by Ann Brigham
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Giant Days, Volume 4 by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Whitney Cogar
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Hilda and the Stone Forest by Luke Pearson
I Say Tomato by Katie Wall
Instructions by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess
Jem and the Holograms, Volume 3: Dark Jem by Kelly Thompson
The Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Mayday by Karen Harrington
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill
National Audubon Society Guide to Landscape Photography by Tim Fitzharris
Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton
Noragami Volume 03 by Adachitoka
Over the Ocean by Taro Gomi
Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel
Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski
Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness
Tru & Nelle by G. Neri

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 03)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 10)
June 2017 Reading Report June 2017 Reading Sources

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

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 10): 07/10/17

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

This is our last week in the home we've lived in for thirteen years. It's the longest I've lived anywhere. As I've been literally working full time with the move and my husband took a week off work to help to, there are no photos to share.

The only other excitement is that Saturday was our 22nd wedding anniversary. We did go out to dinner to celebrate but otherwise it was a full day of packing and cleaning.

What I read last week:

Giant Days Volume 5
Giant Days Volume 5 byJohn Allison
Comic
Knockabout with the Fitzgerald-Trouts
Knockabout with the Fitzgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding Sydney
ebook
Mystery of the Midnight Rider
Mystery of the Midnight Rider by Carolyn Keene
Library book
Kleine Katze Chi
Kleine Katze Chi, Fold 1 by Kanata Konami
Manga (in German)
Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #1
Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #1 by Kelly Thompson
Comic
Winnebago Graveyard #1
Winnebago Graveyard #1 by Steve Niles
Comic
Paper Girls Volume 1
Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan
Comic
Triangle
Triangle by Mac Barnett and John Klassen
Library 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
Merman in My Tub
Merman in my Tub by Itokichi
Manga

Up Next:

Road of Her Own: Women's Journeys in the West
Road of Her Own: Women's Journeys in the West edited by Marlene Blessing
Research
I am Not Sidney Poitier
I am not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
Library book
Shopaholic & Sister
Shopaholic & Sister by Sophie Kinsella
Library book

Last Week's Reviews

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Comment #1: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 00:20:41

Kathryn

Some fun reads. All the best for the move, always a big task.



Comment #2: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 12:31:00

Pussreboots

We're at the point where the house looks like complete and utter chaos. I'm so done with packing out this house.



Comment #3: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 07:22:55

Beth F

Looks like you managed to get some good reading in despite all the hard work of packing up a house. Hope when you move out of the apartment you'll be settled for another 13 or more years.



Comment #4: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 12:33:00

Pussreboots

I'm hoping it's longer than 13 years. I'd really like it be a place that we can settle into.



Comment #5: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:38:44

Laurel-Rain Snow

Happy 22nd Anniversary! And I lived in my last house for 13 years, my longest in adulthood too. Already I've been in this condo for ten years.

Enjoy your reading...and may your move go smoothly.



Comment #6: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 12:44:00

Pussreboots

Regardless of how the move goes, we'll be in our new apartment. We'll have a week after we move in to get the rest of the crap out before the painting and carpeting happens. I'm just worn out. I've been working on this move for two months now.



Comment #7: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:10:49

Kathy Martin

I think we finally have all the cleaning and little fix-ups done at our house. It should go on the market today. It will be nice to check that item off my list. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #8: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 12:58:00

Pussreboots

In a month, hopefully we will be where you are in your move.



Comment #9: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 16:55:37

Harvee

I worked with the author of the original Nancy Drew books, Millie Benson, who wrote the first 26 or so of the books and created the character, Nancy, who was a bit advanced and independent for her time.



Comment #10: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 14:44:00

Pussreboots

How exciting. I bet you have some stories to tell.



Comment #11: Monday, July, 10, 2017 at 17:24:38

Emma

Happy anniversary and good luck on the move...good times x



Comment #12: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 14:47:00

Pussreboots

I just keep having to focus on the ultimate goal — which is a larger home that is set up just the way we want it — something we were never quite able to do with this place.



Comment #13: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 19:17:10

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

Happy Anniversary!

Good luck with your move! I am sure it is super exciting but I am sure it will also be a relief to be done with it for a while.



Comment #14: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 21:32:00

Pussreboots

By the end of the month we should be able to put our place on the market. Once it sells we can start the fun part — looking for a new place that better suits our current needs.



Comment #15: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 19:34:02

Jennifer @ Book Den

Happy anniversary!! I hope these last few days of the move go smoothly for you!



Comment #16: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 21:35:00

Pussreboots

Thankfully my kids are old enough to help. They are doing the bulk of their room packing.



Comment #17: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 21:41:16

Ellen Pilch

Happy Anniversary!!! Good luck with the move.



Comment #18: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 21:38:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'll be reporting on the move in future updates.



Comment #19: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 21:46:19

Deb Nance

I've got to read Triangle! I've been waiting for that one. Thanks for sharing it.



Comment #20: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 21:42:19

Pussreboots

Triangle is adorable. You can almost sing it to the tune of Horse with No Name.



Comment #21: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 21:54:12

Greg

Happy Monday! and happy anniversary too! Hope the move goes well, it can be tough to leave a place where you've spent so much of your life.

Looks like some fun reads! Nice to see Nancy Drew still going...



Comment #22: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 21:45:19

Pussreboots

It's time to move but we're all feeling a little nostalgic for the place. Our realtor originally predicted that we'd move in five years of taking the place. She was only off by eight years. 😊

I like the Nancy Drew Diaries — they're a good update on the series.



Comment #23: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 01:54:56

Anne@Headfullofbooks

You didn't say...are you moving across town or to a new town? I hope everything goes well.



Comment #24: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 23:17:00

Pussreboots

That's a tricky one to answer. The easiest way to answer is to say that we're moving locally. We're moving only about four miles away and to the next zip code over. To anyone unfamiliar with the area, it will appear that we're moving only a few blocks within town. Our address won't be all the different and our location will still be in the "Hayward hills." But Hayward is made up of a city (into which we're moving) and various unincorporated areas (one of which we currently live in) that use "Hayward" as the city name even though they aren't in the city — this was a post office decision to keep things simple.



Comment #25: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 07:03:58

Pat @ Posting For Now

Happy Anniversary! Good Luck with your move.



Comment #26: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 23:23:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'll report on the completion of stage one this coming Monday.



Comment #27: Tuesday, July, 11, 2017 at 08:24:02

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

Happy wedding anniversary! My hubby and I celebrated 25 years in May. I see you're reading Shopaholic and Sister next. I read it years ago and enjoyed it.



Comment #28: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 23:25:00

Pussreboots

Happy belated anniversary to you. The Shopaholic series is good for time when I want to chill out during this move.



Comment #29: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 09:26:43

Jamie Deacon

Wow, that's an ecclectic mix of books you've been reading!

I'm currently in the process of selling my house to move in with my boyfriend, so I know how stressful it can be.



Comment #30: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 23:28:00

Pussreboots

It's pretty typical for me. Good luck with your move.



Comment #31: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 17:17:28

Yvonne

Good luck with the move and happy anniversary!

I really want to get back to reading the Shopaholic books. Hope you enjoy your reading!



Comment #32: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 23:31:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. The worst of the move will be over this weekend. The Shopaholic books are good for unwinding too.



Comment #33: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 02:43:02

Geybie's Book Blog

Enjoy your new books. I'll check out your failed starred books. Thanks for sharing. 😁👍



Comment #34: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 23:34:00

Pussreboots

I don't know that any of them were failures. Hopefully they will work better for you than the did for me. This move is making me a surely reader.



Comment #35: Wednesday July, 12, 2017 at 16:34:34

Amelia

How are you liking the Jem graphic novels?



Comment #36: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 23:37:00

Pussreboots

I LOVE the series.



Comment #37: Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 02:57:09

Geybie's Book Blog

OMG.. I'm sorry it was a typo. What I meant was your "five starred books" not "failed starred books." Sorry hon.



Comment #38: Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 18:22:00

Pussreboots

It's ok. Thanks for clarifying. Sorry for the late reply — have been without internet for a week because of the move.



Comment #39: Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:48:43

Lindsey

Happy Anniversary!

I've been meaning to look for Paper Girls at the library. How did you like it?



Comment #40: Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 18:25:00

Pussreboots

I'm enjoying Paper Girls. I just picked up volume 2 at the library. It's not what I expected — which I will address in the review — but it's still excellent.



Comment #41: Friday, July 14, 2017 at 11:35:38

Susan @ The Book Bag

Ugh on the packing and moving. We moved and downsized about 3 years ago. That's when I realized how many books and other 'stuff' we had collected over the years. I hope all goes well with the move and happy anniversary!



Comment #42: Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 18:27:00

Pussreboots

We're almost done with the moving into the apartment. The internet and phone got turned on at long last. I'll post about the move on this coming It's Monday, What Are You Reading.



Comment #43: Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 09:44:56

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Happy anniversary! Yesterday was our 39th!

Good luck with your move. My husband and I have decided we are never moving. He has rocks and I have books. How could we ever move?



Comment #44: Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 18:29:00

Pussreboots

Happy belated anniversary. We thought we were never moving either but in the last year or so the home has just been too small for us.