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American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film by Ann Brigham
Author: A True Story by Helen Lester
The Big Roads by Earl Swift
Bull by David Elliott
Chopping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson
The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
Giant Days, Volume 4 by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Whitney Cogar
Hannah and the Homunculus by Kurt Hassler
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Hilda and the Stone Forest by Luke Pearson
I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
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
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
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
Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman
Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel
Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski
Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness
Triangle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Tru & Nelle by G. Neri
The White Road of the Moon by Rachel Neumeier

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 03)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 10)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 24)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 31)
June 2017 Reading Report June 2017 Reading Sources

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? (July 31): 07/31/17

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 31)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

The work on the old house is almost done. We might get it on the market it by next weekend and have our first open house on August 6th. The ceilings are done. Painting is finishing up today. Tuesday new appliances. Friday the place gets cleaned. Saturday it's staged.

New carpet
New carpet

New ceiling
Retextured ceilings

Last week I also started my new job. I'm a an art instructor at a local art gallery. They run summer art camps for children. They also do weekend art parties and free art lessons on alternating Saturdays. Last week I helped with the masks and sculptures camp.

Masks at camp
The kids showing off their masks

What I read:

Song of the Lion
Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman (Navajo Mystery series); Personal collection
Through the Grinder
Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle; Coffeehouse Mystery series; Personal collection (audiobook)
Shopaholic & Sister
Shopaholic & Sister; by Sophie Kinsella; Library book
Beyond Auto Mode
Beyond Automode by Jennifer Bepp
Library book
   

What I'm reading:

Race to the Bottom of the Sea
Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eager; Personal collection
Poison Kiss
Poison Kiss by Ana Mardoll; Personal collection
Zeroes
Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti; Library book

Up Next:

Fifteen Dogs
Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis; library book
Alex & Eliza
Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz; Personal collection (ebook)
Murder on a  Half Shelf
Murder on a Half Shelf by Lorna Barrett; Booktown Mysteries; Personal collection (audio)

Reviews Posted

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Comment #1: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 01:26:16

Kathryn

Those masks look wonderful, kudos to you and the children. Looks like you had a good reading week too.



Comment #2: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 16:47:00

Pussreboots

My role was a minor one — cutting things, helpping glue things, drawing shapes. But it was a fun week — a good distraction from the move.



Comment #3: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 08:17:48

Beth F

Those masks look awesome.



Comment #4: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 16:49:00

Pussreboots

The kids did a great job.



Comment #5: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:03:11

Laurel-Rain Snow

Good job getting the house ready.

Those books look tempting...especially the Cleo Coyle book and the Kinsella.

Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.



Comment #6: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 16:51:00

Pussreboots

The Coyle and Kinsella books were both entertaining.



Comment #7: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 12:00:19

Geybie's Book Blog

Glad to hear that your old house is almost ready. I hope everything goes well with your house and your new job. Enjoy your books and have a wonderful week. :)

PS: love the pictures! :)



Comment #8: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 16:55:00

Pussreboots

It seems just as we're getting optimistic we hit another snag. I don't know what I'll have to report about next week.



Comment #9: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 13:02:14

Kathy

I'll be eager to hear what you think of Zeroes. I had it and read the first few pages but then set it aside and haven't ever gotten back to it. Come see my week here. Have a great week!



Comment #10: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 16:57:00

Pussreboots

I've read the first hundred pages of Zeroes on my son's recommendation. So far I am enjoying it and I'm finding it a pretty easy read.



Comment #11: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 20:47:46

Harvee

Haven't read these Hillerman and Coyle books, as yet. Nice carpet and ceiling!



Comment #12: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 19:27:00

Pussreboots

Anne Hillerman has surpassed her father with characterization and plotting. The Coyle books are good but sometimes go on a bit too much about coffee.



Comment #13: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 22:08:07

Greg

Congrats on the new job! And hope everything goes well with your selling the house. Sounds like you're busy busy busy!



Comment #14: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 19:27:00

Pussreboots

We're struggling right now to get it ready to go on market. It's very frustrating.



Comment #15: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 at 07:49:42

Poem Fanatic@Poems and Poets

The Lorna Barnett book sounds interesting- I haven't heard of the series though.



Comment #16: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 at 19:29:00

Pussreboots

I am enjoying the Booktown mystery series but I'm a little sad that the audiobooks changed publishers, and therefore narrators.



Comment #17: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 at 08:52:42

Susie | Novel Visits

What an exciting time for you and your family. A new home is always so special. Have a great week.



Comment #18: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 at 19:32:00

Pussreboots

Right now it's more frustrating than special. Maybe later this month I'll be in better spirits.



Comment #19: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 at 22:55:54

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Fifteen Dogs looks interesting. Thanks for sharing it and the others.



Comment #20: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 at 16:48:00

Pussreboots

I will be starting Fifteen Dogs soon because it's an interlibrary loan with no renewal.



Comment #21: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 at 19:04:14

Melinda

The old house is looking good....good luck on putting it on the market!



Comment #22: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 at 16:50:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. It's taking longer than either of us would have liked. We're eager to move onto the fun bit — selecting a new home.



Comment #23: Sunday, August 06, 2017 at 23:07:12

MarthaE

The house is looking good. The masks look wonderful! Lots of good books with your usual variety. Happy Reading!



Comment #24: Sunday, August 06, 2017 at 21:05:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. The house is almost done.