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Month in review

Reviews
Bad Babysitter by Jennifer L. Holm
Beyond Auto Mode by Jennifer Bebb
The Book Fair From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
Bookmarked For Death by Lorna Barrett
The Broken Lands by Kate Milford
Cadillac Couches by Sophie B. Watson
Cleopatra in Space: Secret of the Time Tablets by Mike Maihack
A Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle
D4VE by Ryan Ferrier
Giant Days, Volume 5 by John Allison
Knight's Castle by Edward Eager
Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding
The Locksmith issue 3 by Terrance Grace
Made for Each Other by Paul D. Storrie and Eldon Cowgur
Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
Paper Girls, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Pastoral Cities by James L. Machor
Pi in the Sky by Wendy Mass
Poison Kiss by Ana Mardoll
Pumpkin Town! by Katie McKy
Puppy Love by Jennifer L. Holm
The Road Movie Book edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark
Rosemary Remembered by Susan Wittig Albert
Roughneck by Jeff Lemire
Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella
The Time Garden by Edward Eager
Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert
The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Volkswagen Blues by Jacques Poulin and translated by Sheila Fischman
Waiting by Kevin Henkes

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 07, 2017)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 14, 2017)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 28, 2017)
July 2017 Reading Sources
July 2017 Reading Summary

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? (August 07): 08/07/17

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

The painting is done. The old washer and dryer have been hauled away. The range and fume hood will be delivered later today. The final cleaning will be done and the house staged by the end of the week. If all goes to plan, our house will be on the market this coming weekend.

Coming soon
The for sale sign announcing that our place will be on the market soon.

What I read:

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
Fifteen Dogs
Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis; library book
Murder on a  Half Shelf
Murder on a Half Shelf by Lorna Barrett; Booktown Mysteries; Personal collection (audio)
Winnebago Graveyard 2
Winnebago Graveyard 2 by Steve Nile, et al; comic; personal collection
Giant Trouble
Giant Trouble by Ursula Vernon; personal collection
   

What I'm reading:

Alex & Eliza
Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz; Personal collection (ebook)
Ripped from the Pages
Ripped from the Pages by Kate Carlisle; library book
Cleopatra in Space: The Golden Lion
Cleopatra in Space: The Golden Lion by Mike Maihack; library book

Up Next:

A Safe GIrl to Love
A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett; library book
The Painted Queen
The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess and narrated by Barbara Rosenblat; personal collection (audiobook)
Yours Truly
Yours Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick; library book

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Comment #1: Sunday, August 06, 2017 at 23:30:33

MarthaE

I just love covers of cozy mysteries. :-)
I'll look for your thoughts on several of these.
Happy Reading (and selling)!



Comment #2: Sunday, August 06, 2017 at 21:19:00

Pussreboots

Since I've been reading so many cozies, I'm now devoting Wednesdays to posting mystery reviews.



Comment #3: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 03:07:46

Kathryn

Some great looking books, enjoy and all the best for the sale.



Comment #4: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 13:11:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. Hopefully next week the open house will happen.



Comment #5: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 06:38:19

Mareli Thalwitzer

Quite a diverse set of books here! Hope you enjoy reading them! Here's my current reads.



Comment #6: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 13:13:00

Pussreboots

I am so far. Thanks!



Comment #7: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 07:06:04

Beth F

Yay for getting the house on the market. I have Zeroes on my list, but haven't gotten to it yet. I really liked Painted Queen on audio. HOpe you do too.



Comment #8: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 13:17:00

Pussreboots

It's almost on the market. It's there for potential interested buyers to know about but it won't go fully on the market until this coming weekend. I am about a quarter of the way through Painted Queen and I am enjoying it.



Comment #9: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 09:47:41

Laurel-Rain Snow

Interesting books! And congrats on moving things along on your sale of the house.

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



Comment #10: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 13:22:00

Pussreboots

Thank you and you're welcome.



Comment #11: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 11:15:10

Kathy Martin

I got an ebook of The Painted Queen but need to read some review books before I have a place for it on my calendar. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #12: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 13:25:00

Pussreboots

I have a bunch of books that are coming due while we're on vacation (in two weeks!) Those are my only deadlines for reading.



Comment #13: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 11:43:16

Sarah

Sounds like things are going well with getting the house ready to sell. How was Fifteen Dogs? I've seen it on quite a few blogs but I haven't picked it up yet.



Comment #14: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 13:28:00

Pussreboots

I liked the concept of Fifteen Dogs but found the execution of it a bit dry. It's sort of a mixture of I Thought You Were Dead and Plague Dogs.



Comment #15: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 20:05:06

Ani

Good luck with your house sale!

Cozies are a genre I've recently started reading, and some of the ones you've listed sound interesting. Will add them to my TBR. Hope you enjoy them!



Comment #16: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 21:06:00

Pussreboots

Cozies are good especially in times when you want a bit of a puzzle but don't want to commit to a long or deep book. Right now since I've been reading so many, I'm featuring a mystery review each Wednesday.



Comment #17: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 21:15:02

Melinda

Good luck on the move! Hopefully you'll have a quick sale!



Comment #18: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 21:09:00

Pussreboots

I hope so too. There's a house on the market near us that we're really interested in. It's been on the market for as long as we've been trying to get our place ready. I hope it's there long enough so we can see it in person.



Comment #19: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 22:04:36

Susie | Novel Visits

Sarah, how do you do it? So many books and reviews in a week and you're in the process of moving/selling a house. I want your energy! Have a great week.



Comment #20: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 21:18:00

Pussreboots

I have many books going at one time. The three I post as "currently reading" each week are the three I am closest to finishing or am otherwise most focused on. Some weeks a bunch of the books I've been slowly reading for weeks all finish in the course of a few days of each other (as happened this week with Race to the Bottom of the Sea and Giant Trouble and Poison Kiss. We're at the stage in the move where we're mostly waiting on vendors. Since there's literally nothing in my old place, I spend my time sitting by the phone or in my car, reading, while I wait. I write reviews at night while my husband watches TV. I have about four months worth of reviews written and planned out. Of course I change them up as I read new things but I do have these prewritten posts to fall back on when there are nights when I just don't want to do much with the blog but still want to get new content on it.



Comment #21: Monday, August 07, 2017 at 07:06:04

Beth F

Yay for getting the house on the market. I have Zeroes on my list, but haven't gotten to it yet. I really liked Painted Queen on audio. Hope you do too.



Comment #22: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 at 20:54:00

Pussreboots

My son recommended Zeroes to me but I found the set up a bit slow. There are tons of really short chapters and multiple points of view. I probably would have liked it better if I hadn't had a migraine when I finished it. Painted Queen I'm about a third of the way through and I'm really enjoying it.



Comment #23: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 at 09:19:40

Poem Fanatic@Poems and Poets

I love how you read so many different types of books each week!



Comment #24: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 at 20:57:00

Pussreboots

Thanks! I try to keep my focus broad.



Comment #25: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 at 10:56:14

Becky

You've got some interesting looking books there! Happy reading!



Comment #26: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 at 21:00:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. Same to you.