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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

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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

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 14): 08/14/17

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

We did it. It was a crazy week of running errands but the house is on the market. Our first open house was Sunday.

Master bedroom
The staging in the master bedroom.

Snacks in the kitchen
Snacks for visitors in the kitchen.

Staging in the living room
Staging in the living room

This coming week we're leaving on a road trip to Wyoming to see the eclipse. At this point I don't know if I will be participating next Monday. If I don't, I'll post an extra long one the following week.

What I read:

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
A Safe GIrl to Love
A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett; library book
My Boyfriend Bites
My Boyfriend Bites by Dan Jolley and Alitha E. Martinez; library book
 

What I'm reading:

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
>When Dimple Met Rishi
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon; personal collection

Up Next:

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey; library book
Paper Girls volume 2
Paper Girls volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang; library book (audiobook)
Goldfish Boy
Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompsonk; library book

Reviews Posted

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Comment #1: Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 23:19:16

Melinda

The staging looks fabulous! I never thought about putting snacks out!



Comment #2: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:23:00

Pussreboots

I never thought about snacks either. They were a surprise to me.



Comment #3: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 01:41:31

Geybie's Book Blog

Oh your house is GORGEOUS. I hope it is sold soon.

Anyway, enjoy your books. When Dimple Met Rishi sounds great. The reviews so far has been awesome. I hope you'll love it. Happy reading and have a wonderful week. :)



Comment #4: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:25:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I hope so too. I've just started Dimple but I like it so far.



Comment #5: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 03:36:09

Greg

Good luck selling the house! Looks nice. And enjoy your trip- sounds great!

I remember seeing Ripped from the Pages a while back- I like a cozy now and then and the plot of that one appealed to me a lot. Hope it's good.



Comment #6: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:28:00

Pussreboots

We're all looking forward to the trip. This summer has been so jam packed with moving stuff and work. We need a time away from it all.

Ripped from the Pages is good but it's midway through the Bibliophile series. You might want to start with Homicide in Hardcover



Comment #7: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 03:45:28

Emma

The house looks good - hope your open house goes well!



Comment #8: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:33:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I think it went well. Our realtor seemed happy with the turnout.



Comment #9: Monday, August, 14, 2017 at 03:51:04

Kathryn

The house looks gorgeous, hope some serious buyers come through, what a busy reading week too.



Comment #10: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:36:00

Pussreboots

We'll hear all about the offers this coming Sunday.



Comment #11: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 07:34:14

Beth F

Lovely staging! You sure got a lot of reading done.



Comment #12: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:39:00

Pussreboots

This week's going to be a slow week for me with the trip. I never get much reading done while traveling.



Comment #13: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10:40:51

Laurel-Rain Snow

The staged rooms look great! Good luck!

I like the look of Ripped from the Pages. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.



Comment #14: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:41:00

Pussreboots

Ripped from the Pages is book nine in the Bibliophile mystery series. I'll get it reviewed later this year.



Comment #15: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:50:43

Poem Fanatic@Poems and Poets

Paper Girls sounds interesting- I love the cover!



Comment #16: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 12:00:00

Pussreboots

I recommend starting with the first volume. There's a huge cliff hanger at the end.



Comment #17: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 18:51:37

Melissa Lee

Best of luck selling your place. It looks really nice. Hope you enjoy your trip.



Comment #18: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 10:56:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. The trip will be a nice break from an entire spring and summer working on this first step of the process.



Comment #19: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 21:46:33

Nise'

The staging looks wonderful, best of success on the sale. Enjoy the trip to see the eclipse.



Comment #20: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 10:59:00

Pussreboots

Thanks! I hope to have photos of the eclipse to share the week after next.



Comment #21: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 06:17:17

Sandra Licher

The staging is awesome and you're going to see the eclipse....also awesome! I need some to clean my house, remodel it and then stage it! LOL!

Do you read a lot of YA books? I read some...I trend to like them better than some of the adult books. LOL! Have a great experience at the eclipse!



Comment #22: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:01:00

Pussreboots

It's been about six months of thinking about nothing but the old place. It's nice ot have that part of the process behind us.

The eclipse will mean a lot of driving and early mornings but it will be worth it.

I read a mixture of children's, middle grade, YA, and adult books. Most of the books I read fall more into the middle grade category than YA, especially this time of the year when I'm trying to gear up for the CYBILs.



Comment #23: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 08:25:04

Deb Nance

The last time we sold a house (the only time!) we sold it ourselves. A couple bought it without even seeing what it looked like on the inside! It's been a long, long time since then...not sure we could do the same now!

Here's mine: Can Books Improve Your Happiness?



Comment #24: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:06:00

Pussreboots

There is no way we would want to sell our house ourselves.



Comment #25: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 08:35:02

Harvee

Have a great Wyoming trip and protect your eyes!



Comment #26: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:08:00

Pussreboots

We have eclipse glasses (bought last year before all the fake ones started flooding the market). We will also be getting a second set as part of our tickets for parking our car at the Casper Events Center. My camera has a filter too.



Comment #27: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 12:14:23

Sarah

The house looks great, hope all goes well with the open house and it sells quickly. Have fun watching the eclipse! I really want to read Paper Girls at some point, it looks really good - plus it's from the guy who writes Saga, so I'm sure I'll love it.



Comment #28: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:10:00

Pussreboots

I haven't read Saga. I jumped to Paper Girls first.



Comment #29: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 12:24:22

Tara

WOW! Your master bedroom looks fantastic; I love it! We should have a pretty good view of the eclipse here, but I'm still searching for some decent glasses - GAH! Hope you have a great trip!



Comment #30: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:12:00

Pussreboots

We bought our glasses six months ago when they were still easy to get. Good luck!



Comment #31: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 20:47:51

Yvonne

The pictures of your house looks great. Good luck with selling it.



Comment #32: Friday, August 25, 2017 at 21:50:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I hope to have good news to share this coming Monday.



Comment #33: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 00:04:41

Maree

Your staging looks great - good luck! Enjoy your trip :)



Comment #34: Friday, August 25, 2017 at 21:52:00

Pussreboots

Thank you! We just got back from our trip and had a fantastic time. I'll be sharing photos of our adventure this coming Monday.