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Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
Armstrong and Charlie by Steven B. Frank
Bad Housekeeping by Maia Chance
Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
Bow Wow by Spencer Quinn
A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
Farm Fresh Murder by Paige Shelton
Field Trip by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez
Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish by Barry Deutsch
Ivy by Katherine Coville
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
Lumberjanes Volume 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson
Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer
Murder Is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens
My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt
Otis by Loren Long
Our Hero by Jennifer L. Holm
Outside In by Jennifer Bradbury
Queen and Country Volume 1 by Greg Rucka
Smarty Marty Steps Up Her Game by Amy Gutierrez
Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle
We Are the Engineers by Angela Melick
Winnebago Graveyard #3 by Steve Niles
A Woman's World Tour in a Motor by Harriet White Fisher
Wrong Side of the Paw by Laurie Cass Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 06)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 13)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 20)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 27)
October 2017 Sources
October 2017 Summary
Reading Goals for 2018

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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? (November 20): 11/20/17

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 20)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

The kids are off school this week for Thanksgiving. That means I get to sleep in a little and I don't have to pick them up from school.

Over the weekend we figured out what kind of gas fireplace we want to replace the current one — a vintage early 1960s thing that is neither safe nor efficient. We also ordered a couch and loveseat — the first nice living room furniture we will have owned in years. Our last couch be bought in 2001 and it lasted us until about 2012.

I'm keeping up with Nanowrimo. As of Sunday night, I have 32,500 words.

What I read:

Not the Killing Type The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

  • Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett; personal collection (audio)
  • The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match by Elizabeth Eulberg; personal collection
  • The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya; library book
  • Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green; library book

What I'm reading:

Player Piano Sweet Shadows Beyond the Bright Sea 14 Hollow Road

  • Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.; personal collection
  • Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn CHilds; library book
  • Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk; personal collection / audiobook
  • 14 Hollow Road by Jenn Bishop; library book

Up Next:

Kitty Cornered Secret at Mystic Lake Braced Boundless

  • Kitty Cornered: How Frannie and Five Other Incorrigible Cats Seized Control of Our House and Made It Their Home by Bob Tarte; library book
  • Secret at Mystic Lake by Carolyn Keene; library book
  • Braced by Alyson Gerber; library book
  • Boundless by Jillian Tamaki; library book

Reviews Posted

Miles Morales Ivy Otis Our Hero

Through the Grinder Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins First Rule oF Punk

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Comment #1: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 01:10:57

Mystica

Enjoy the week.



Comment #2: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 22:07:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. Same to you.



Comment #3: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 07:44:27

Beth F

Yay for new furniture!



Comment #4: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 22:08:00

Pussreboots

Yay in deed. Now we just have to wait for it. We hope to have it by New Years.



Comment #5: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 09:30:50

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

It's fun to get new furniture and to decorate a new home. Enjoy sleeping in! I liked to look of all your books.



Comment #6: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 22:11:00

Pussreboots

The decorating process will take well into next year. We can only afford to do so much.



Comment #7: Monday November, 20, 2017 at 10:34:19

Kathy Martin

Your kids have the whole week off? I was ecstatic when they did the calendar and we got the Wednesday before Thanksgiving off instead of just Thursday and Friday. It sure made life easier when I had to travel for the holiday. I'm reading Sweet Shadows right now too.

Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #8: Monday November 20, 2017 at 22:15:19

Pussreboots

I never had he whole week off when I was a kid. I think it's just something the school districts do here. Our town and the next one over both give kids off the whole week.

It's funny how os many of us are reading Sweet Shadows right now given that it's not new.



Comment #9: Monday, November, 20, 2017 at 16:32:06

Kris (Words That Fly)

You're the second person for the day who's got Sweet Shadows on their TBR list. Looking forward to hearing how you find it.



Comment #10: Monday November 20, 2017 at 22:18:19

Pussreboots

Isn't it funny how Sweet Shadows has popped up in so many of our lists this week?



Comment #11: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 17:53:29

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

I’m really curious about the Miles Morales book by Jason Reynolds. Reynolds is currently my favorite author.



Comment #12: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 21:03:00

Pussreboots

The short version is I enjoyed it and I hope he writes a sequel. My full review is here.



Comment #13: Monday, November 20, 2017 at 20:14:16

Yvonne

All those books look so good. Enjoy them and have a great week!



Comment #14: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 21:09:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I did, for the most part.



Comment #15: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:06:24

Harvee

Great selection of adult and children's books. Enjoy them!



Comment #16: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 21:11:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. It was a productive week of reading.