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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
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

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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 30): 10/30/17

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

We spent much but not all of this weekend moving boxes out of the apartment. More and more we're able to living in our new home without wondering where ____________ is. The entirety of our kitchen is finally moved, though not unpacked. Now there are just a few odds and ends — mostly linens and toys to bring over.

The now empty living room.

Besides moving, we also got our annual flu shots. It was the last Saturday shot day and thankfully one that fit into everyone's schedule. We had to skip earlier ones because of Girl Scouts and Cross Country.

Arm post flu shot.

We also had our first barbecue in two years. Back in 2015 our condo complex changed insurance and the rules changed too. We were no longer allowed to barbecue on our balconies. Our house now has a specially built area and we can barbecue safely.

Husband reading and BBQing.

What I read:

Orphan Island
Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder; library book
One Mixed-Up Night
One Mixed-Up Night by Catherine Newman; library book
The Lotterys Plus One
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue; library book
Lights, Camera, Middle School!
Lights, Camera, Middle School! by Jennifer L. Holm; library book
The Losers Club
The Losers Club by Andrew Clements; library book
Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring
Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring by Enigma Alberti; library book

What I'm reading:

Dorothy Must Die
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige ; personal collection
Speedy in Oz
Speedy in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson; personal collection
Walking with Miss Millie
Walking with Miss Millie by Catherine Newman; library book

Up Next:

Karma Khullar's Mustache
Karma Khullar's Mustache by Kristi Wientge; library book
The Refrigerator Monologues
The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente; library book
Piecing Me Together
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson; library book

Reviews Posted

Race the Night by Kirsten Hubbard
Race the Night by Kirsten Hubbard: Five stars
Short
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan: Five stars
The Flying Troutmans
Demon, Volume 3 by Jason Shiga; Five stars
Once Upon a Thriller
Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse: Five stars
Saints and Misfits
Saints and Misfits by S K Ali: Four stars
On What Grounds
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle: Four stars
The Wangs vs. the World
The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang: Three stars
   

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Comment #1: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 02:57:03

Kathryn

So nice to have a barbecue in your new place, I find I appreciate things more when they have been unavailable for a while. Enjoy all those great looking books.



Comment #2: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 17:21:00

Pussreboots

The barbecue was a treat and probably the only one we'll have in a while. We're expecting some well needed rain.



Comment #3: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 06:54:54

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Glad you got to enjoy the fun of barbecuing again!

Enjoy all your books this week.



Comment #4: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 17:23:00

Pussreboots

It was nice to finally be able to barbecue again. It's nice to have a little more control over our space.



Comment #5: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10:58:50

Kathy Martin

Ahh! Babymouse! But where is all the pink? Glad to hear that you are getting all of your things moved. Moving is such a chore. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #6: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 17:24:00

Pussreboots

This particular Babymouse is a hybrid graphic novel — meaning it's mostly text with a few comic book interludes. There's no pink and even more shocking, Babymouse has matured some. It's actually a very good book.



Comment #7: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11:26:30

Laurel-Rain Snow

How great that you got to barbecue...I hate rules that preclude fun things!

Enjoy your new books...and settling in. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES



Comment #8: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 17:27:00

Pussreboots

It was fun. Thanks for stopping by.



Comment #9: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 13:23:26

Nise'

Yay for grilling out! Hope the move is going smoothly.



Comment #10: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 18:32:00

Pussreboots

The move is going smoothly. We should be completely out this coming weekend.



Comment #11: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 21:59:28

Bleu Bailey

Congrats on your new home! I BBQ'd about two weeks ago, and I think that will be the last time because it's getting cooler outside. Fall is here! I have Dorothy Must Die, but I haven't read it yet, I picked it up last summer. Happy Halloween and happy reading!!!



Comment #12: Sunday, November 05, 2017 at 21:58:00

Pussreboots

It was probably our only BBQ for a while too as we're now heading into the rainy season. I finally finished Dorothy Must Die and now I'm working on a post about all the different Ozian dystopias.



Comment #13: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 08:48:36

Sarah

Hooray for being almost done with the move. Though being able to barbecue again is also very nice. We are done BBQing until we get a warm snap/less snow, which likely won't happen until April or May, but we had lots over the summer.



Comment #14: Sunday, November 05, 2017 at 22:02:00

Pussreboots

We're expecting rain this week so it will probably be a while before we barbecue again.



Comment #15: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 14:41:26

bookishowlette

That's so nice! I love how ur post is just so varied!



Comment #16: Sunday, November 05, 2017 at 22:06:00

Pussreboots

Thanks.



Comment #17: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 21:04:54

Yvonne

Sounds like you are doing well with your move. Have a great week!



Comment #18: Sunday, November 05, 2017 at 22:07:00

Pussreboots

We're done except for a little more vacuuming and turning in the keys!