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All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
Big Dog...Little Dog: A Bedtime Story by P.D. Eastman
The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle
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Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett
Cleopatra in Space: The Golden Lion by Mike Maihack
Cotton Tenants: Three Families by James Agee
Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp Crisis by Charise Mericle Harper
Demon, Volume 3 by Jason Shiga
The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
The Fog by Kyo Maclear
The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton Scanlon
Lumberjanes, Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson
Max Versus The Cube by Hanne Türk
Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle
Once Upon a Thriller by Carolyn Keene
The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith
Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers by Harold Davis
Race the Night by Kirsten Hubbard Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Say No to Murder by Nancy Pickard
Sentenced to Death by Lorna Barrett
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Stone Warriors by Michael Northrop
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Under the Dragon's Tail by Maureen Jennings
The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 02)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 09)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 16)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 23)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 30)
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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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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 09): 10/09/17

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

We are in the month count down to being completely moved out of the apartment. We're our house now but our stuff is now divided across three places: the house, the apartment, and storage. Our goal is to be out of the apartment by the 12th.

What I read:

Demon Volume 3
Demon Volume 3 by Jason Shiga; personal collection
Mrs Saint and the Defectives
Mrs Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer; personal collection (audio)
Rueful Death
Rueful Death by Susan Wittig Albert; library book
Amina's Voice
Amina's Voice by Hena Khan; library book
An Age of License: A Travelogue
An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley; library book
Race the Night
Race the Night by Kirsten Hubbard; library book

What I'm reading:

Bad Housekeeping
Bad Housekeeping by Maia Chance; personal collection
Miles Morales
Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds; library book
Dorothy Must Die
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige ; personal collection

Up Next:

Koko Be Good
Koko Be Good by Jen Wang; library book
Armstrong and Charlie
Armstrong and Charlie by Steven B Frank; personal collection (audio)
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught; library book

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Comments  (38)




Comment #1: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 01:54:33

Kathryn

What unsettling times and you must wonder where you are and where your things are every so often. Enjoy your reading.



Comment #2: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 18:46:00

Pussreboots

It's not so bad. Mostly I just want to be done with the apartment. It served its purpose but now I'm ready to be tucked into my new home.



Comment #3: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 02:16:10

Greg

Must be a crazy busy time for you guys! Hope all goes well. You have a nice eclectic mix of books- Race the Night looks interesting.



Comment #4: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 18:49:00

Pussreboots

Race the Night is good. You should read it along with Watch the Sky. I doesn't matter which one you read first but they both make more sense when read together.



Comment #5: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 07:58:29

Mystica

You've read a lot. Have a good week.



Comment #6: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 19:01:00

Pussreboots

I'll be reading even more now that the CYBILs have started.



Comment #7: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 09:01:05

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

I hope your final move goes smoothly. You're reading a good variety of books. Have a great reading week!



Comment #8: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 19:03:00

Pussreboots

We have a plan — which is better than what I can say for the move out of the condo to the apartment.



Comment #9: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 11:12:41

Kathy Martin

I keep telling myself that I should check out the local libraries now that I've moved. Then, I look at my shelves of unread books and change my mind. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #10: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 19:05:00

Pussreboots

I waited five years to get a library card when we moved to the neighborhood. Now though it's an inseparable part of my reading.



Comment #11: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 12:27:39

Laurel-Rain Snow

I enjoyed Bad Housekeeping...and I have Mrs. Saint and the Defectives. Hope to read it soon.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #12: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 19:14:00

Pussreboots

I'm still working through Bad Housekeeping. I have so many other books distracting me. Mrs. Saint and the Defectives is wonderful.



Comment #13: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 14:39:55

Beth F

Hope the rest of the move goes smoothly. I really love Lucy Knisley.



Comment #14: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 19:16:00

Pussreboots

The weekend was tough but productive. Everything else we can do on the remaining weekends. Plus I can grab some every day before I pick up my youngest from school.

I adore Lucy Knisley's books.



Comment #15: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 15:17:30

Katie @ Read-at-Home Mom

I really enjoyed Lucy Knisley's Relish. I'll have to look for An Age of License.



Comment #16: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 19:26:00

Pussreboots

Age of License is good too. I think you'll like it.



Comment #17: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 20:26:04

Sarah

How was Amira's Voice? I've been eyeing that one for a while now. Good luck getting everything moved.



Comment #18: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 20:28:04

Pussreboots

Amira's Voice is excellent. I recommend reading along side of the YA, Saints and Misfits.



Comment #19: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 21:03:56

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

I like Lucy Knisley's work. There is one, I can't recall the name, that is about a cruise she took with her grandparents - I loved it. It brought tears to my eyes sometimes!

Things too huge sounds good too!



Comment #20: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 20:32:00

Pussreboots

You're thinking of Displacement.



Comment #21: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 21:34:04

Laurie C

I've read a Jason Shiga book! I can't remember the name of it right now, but it was a love story of sorts, semi-autobiographical, I think. I like the look of a lot of your books, but I'm not familiar with most of them!



Comment #22: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 21:21:00

Pussreboots

You're thinking of Empire State. Although the art style of Demon is classic Jason Shiga it's otherwise nothing like any of this other books that I've read.



Comment #23: Monday, October 09, 2017 at 22:49:12

Myra from GatheringBooks

Amina's Voice looks good and the Demon graphic novel. You've done a lot of awesome reading!



Comment #24: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 21:25:00

Pussreboots

Amina's Voice is excellent. Demon is too but it's like nothing I've ever seen you review so I can't say whether or not it would be a good fit for you.



Comment #25: Tuesday, October, 10, 2017 at 02:48:48

Geybie's Book Blog

I hope the moving process is going great. So happy for you. 😁 Anyway, enjoy your books and have a wonderful week. ❤️



Comment #26: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 21:25:00

Pussreboots

We have the basics moved into the house and we're in our first full week of living here. The apartment still has stuff that needs moving. We just gave notice there this morning, so the clock is ticking down to when we have to be out of there.



Comment #27: Tuesday, October, 10, 2017 at 14:55:18

Yvonne

Moving can really be crazy. Good luck with your move.

The books look great. Maia Chance is an author I've been wanting to read.

Have a great week!



Comment #28: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 21:31:00

Pussreboots

We've been through some crazy, awful moves. This one, so far, has been relatively easy. There was the DESK FROM HELL which I might blog about on Monday. Otherwise it's been a good move.

I'm finally almost done with Bad Housekeeping. Ir's different than a lot of other cozies I've read.



Comment #29: Wednesday, October, 11, 2017 at 09:26:29

Susan @ The Book Bag

Oh gosh, I haven't read one of Susan Wittig Albert's books in a long time. I was devouring them at one time. How did you like Mrs Saint and the Defectives? I've got that on my TBR list and just haven't gotten to it yet. Have a great week.



Comment #30: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 21:36:00

Pussreboots

I first dipped my toe into the China Bayles series a decade ago. Recently I decided to read through the series since it's still being published. I'm not sure, though, that I will. I think my tastes have drifted too much.

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives is excellent and should get bumped up to the top of your TBR pile.



Comment #31: Wednesday, October, 11, 2017 at 22:31:36

Jennifer @ Book Den

Good luck! I'm sure everything will come together smoothly for you.



Comment #32: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 21:40:00

Pussreboots

So far, so good!



Comment #33: Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:36:50

Patty

Moving can be so stressful!



Comment #34: Sunday, October, 15, 2017 at 17:05:00

Pussreboots

So far, so good.



Comment #35: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 06:15:22

Di @ Book Reviews by Di

Sorry - I'm light years behind on my blog ATM but catching up day by day.

The Girl Scouts activity sounded like so much fun!



Comment #36: Sunday, October, 15, 2017 at 17:09:00

Pussreboots

No worries. The Girl Scout scarecrow was fun — a good team building experience.



Comment #37: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 22:30:28

MarthaE

I hope you managed your move out goal. It can be stressful, and joyful, to move.

I have seen a couple of your books but don't have any of them. Hope you are experiencing Happy Reading!



Comment #38: Sunday, October, 15, 2017 at 17:24:00

Pussreboots

We have just under a month to get everything else out of the apartment. This coming weekend will be our big push to get it all out.

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