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Reviews
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
By Motor to the Golden Gate by Emily Post
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

Miscellaneous
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)
September 2017 Sources
September 2017 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? (October 16): 10/16/17

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

By November 13th, we have to be out of the apartment. We're about 1/4 moved into the house. We have enough stuff here to sleep, eat, and generally live. But there's still about half the kitchen in the apartment to move, some clothing, a couple bookshelves, and some books. Then there's everything else that's in storage.

The birds have found us.

It's nice to live somewhere again with wildlife. The birds have discovered that we've moved in and have put out food for them. We have seeds, peanuts, and suet out for our avian neighbors.

What I read:

Bad Housekeeping
Bad Housekeeping by Maia Chance; personal collection
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
A Boy Called Bat
A Boy Called Bat by Elana K Arnold; library book
See You in the Cosmos
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng; library book

What I'm reading:

Miles Morales
Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds; library book
Dorothy Must Die
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige ; personal collection
The First Rule of Punk
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez; personal collection

Up Next:

Orphan Island
Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder; library book
Little & Lion
Armstrong and Charlie by Brandy Colbert; personal collection
The Dastardly Deed
The Dastardly Deed by Holly Grant ; library book

Reviews Posted

Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard
Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard; library book
Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar
Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar; personal collection
Big Dog...Little Dog: A Bedtime Story by P.D. Eastman
Big Dog...Little Dog: A Bedtime Story by P.D. Eastman; library book
Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp Crisis
Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp Crisis by Charise Mericle Harper; personal collection
Sentenced to Death
Sentenced to Death by Lorna Barrett; personal collection
Under the Dragon's Tail
Under the Dragon's Tail by Maureen Jennings; library book
The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle
The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle; personal collection
   

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Comment #1: Monday, October 16, 2017 at 02:24:19

Kathryn

I bet the birds are very happy that you have moved in. That sounds like a feast for them.



Comment #2: Monday, October 16, 2017 at 17:35:00

Pussreboots

As time and money permits, I plan to make the garden an even more bird friendly spot. It's the first yard I've had control over — all my previous places being either rentals or condos.



Comment #3: Monday, October 16, 2017 at 09:28:15

Kathy Martin

Nice assortment of books. Moving is such a pain. It seems like whatever you need is at the other place (or in a box that hasn't been unpacked yet). It will be nice when the whole move is accomplished. By the way, you have nice looking avian neighbors. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #4: Monday, October 16, 2017 at 17:40:00

Pussreboots

Things are either at the apartment, in storage, or in the new garage. This coming weekend we're doing another big push to get things out of the apartment. We have to be completely out by November 13th. Once that's done we can worry about the stuff in storage.

The birds are great. It's so nice to have them visiting again. At the apartment I couldn't put out seed.



Comment #5: Monday, October, 16, 2017 at 09:45:57

Laurel-Rain Snow

I hope the move goes smoothly. It's nice when you have access to the house and can move gradually.

I enjoyed Bad Housekeeping...and I've seen another book by the author that sounds good (Gin & Panic).

Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week.



Comment #6: Monday, October 16, 2017 at 17:54:00

Pussreboots

The move is moving along, although we didn't do much this weekend. My husband was on call.

Bad Housekeeping was interesting. I have the second book in the series on my wishlist. It comes out next year. I'm also putting her Discreet Retrieval Company series on my wishlist.



Comment #7: Monday, October, 16, 2017 at 15:04:53

Chantale Evans

Congratulations on your new home! moving can be difficult at times, you don't realize how much stuff you really have until you start moving, lol. I bought Dorothy Must Die last summer, I still haven't had a chance to read it yet. Have a great week!



Comment #8: Monday, October 16, 2017 at 17:57:00

Pussreboots

I've lived my entire adult life so far in homes of about 900 square feet. With a spouse and two kids and two cats, that comes out to about 150 square feet of personal space. While we have our books in storage, we're staring at a now mostly empty house. We have to buy furniture as we save up money. Our living room is still two weeks in, completely empty.

I bought Dorothy Must Die when it was brand new. It's just been sitting on my shelf waiting for the right time to read.



Comment #9: Monday, October 16, 2017 at 21:58:51

Ellen Pilch

The Crafty Cat book looks adorable.



Comment #10: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:35:00

Pussreboots

My daughter enjoys the series.



Comment #11: Tuesday, October, 17, 2017 at 00:08:15

Greg

Well it looks like you've made friends with the birds already. :) Good luck with the moving!



Comment #12: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:37:00

Pussreboots

We're about two miles from our old condo. I think the jay is one of the ones who used to visit me there. Regardless, it's nice to have the birds visiting.



Comment #13: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 03:46:43

Louisa

Dorothy Must Die looks really great! Hope you enjoy them all and have a good week! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!



Comment #14: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:53:00

Pussreboots

I have a bunch of library books coming due, so I'm afraid Dorothy Must Die won't get much attention this week.



Comment #15: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 06:39:22

Laurie C

Wow! That's a lot of reading and reviews for someone in the middle of a move! I want to read some more cozies this winter! Will add the Bibliophile Mystery series to my TBR.



Comment #16: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:55:00

Pussreboots

I have reviews written through the end of the year, so I have something to post even if I don't have time to write something. The Bibliophile Mystery series is hit or miss for me, but it's good enough to keep me coming back for more.



Comment #17: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:13:19

Yvonne

That bird is so pretty. Love the blue coloring.

Enjoy your books. They look good.



Comment #18: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:58:00

Pussreboots

That's a California Jay. They are all over the place where I live. THey're loud and cheeky and I love watching them.



Comment #19: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 18:14:50

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

I love feeding the birds too - that one is gorgeous!

A Boy Called Bat looks good!

I am glad to hear that Mrs. Saint was delightful - I am definitely adding it to my list.



Comment #20: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 23:32:00

Pussreboots

That's one is a California Scrub Jay. Until last year they were called Western Scrub Jays but the species got split up into two species.

A Boy Called Bat is good. It's about a child fostering an orphaned skunk.



Comment #21: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 02:22:43

Mystica

I hope the rest of your move goes smoothly. I moved just this April and found it very tough going.



Comment #22: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 23:40:00

Pussreboots

We got the remaining furniture out of the apartment today. Now there's mostly just boxes to bring here from the apartment and cleaning. Then once the apartment is completely squared away and we've turned in the keys, we can focus on getting things out of storage.