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Adventure on Whalebone Island by M.A. Wilson
Black Hammer Volume 2: The Event by Jeff Lemire
The Dark Lady by Irene Adler
A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong
Ghostbusters 101: Everyone Answers the Call by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening
Habibi by Craig Thompson
If You Find This by Matthew Baker
Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina
Koko Be Good by Jen Wang
The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant
Locke & Key, Volume 2: Head Games by Joe Hill
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
The Magician's Secret by Carolyn Keene
Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long
Patina by Jason Reynolds
Pierre the Maze Detective: The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone by Hiro Kamigaki
A Pug's Tale by Alison Pace
The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
Sabotage at Willow Woods by Carolyn Keene
Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 by N. Griffin
Speedy in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson
Sunflower House by Eve Bunting
Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker by Molly B. Burnham
The Terrible Two Go Wild by Mac Barnett, Jory John, and Kevin Cornell
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught
Waiting for Unicorns by Beth Hautala
The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks
Welcome to the Real World by Angela Melick
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

Miscellaneous
December 2017 Sources
December 2017 Summary
Five stars in 2017
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (January 01)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (January 08)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (January 15)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (January 22)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (January 29)

Road Essays
The transformative power of the cornfield: magic in the Marvelous Land of Oz

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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


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (January 22): 01/22/18

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (January 22)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

All in all it was a quiet week. The only excitement was being able to pick up a painting I first inquired about in October. "Destination Unknown" was part of a series of road landscapes done in oil by a local artist named Nicole Leming. Her art was on display at the library. Destination Unknown ©2017 Nicole Leming

What I read:

Welcome to the Real World The War at Ellsmere Murder Most Frothy Winterhouse Dear Poppy Lemons Midnight without a moon Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question

  • Welcome to the Real World by Angela Melick; personal collection
  • The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks
  • Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle; personal collection (audiobook)
  • Winterhouse by Ben Guterson and Chloe Bristol; personal collection
  • Dear Poppy by Ronni Arno; library book
  • Lemons by Melissa Savage; library book
  • Midnight without a Moon Linda Williams Jackson; library book
  • Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question by Martha Freeman; library book

What I'm reading:

Marvelous Land of Oz Darkness Absolute Internet Famous The Road is Yours

  • The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum; personal collection (re-read)
  • A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong; personal collection
  • Internet Famous by Danika Stone; personal collection
  • The Road is Yours by Reginald M. Cleveland, S.T. Williamson; research

Up Next:

Love, Hate & Other Filters Whiskerella American Street Baseball Genius

  • Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed; personal collection
  • Whiskerella by Ursula Vernon; personal collection
  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi; personal collection
  • Baseball Genius by Tim Green; personal collection (audio)

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Comment #1: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 09:31:38

Beth F

Quiet is a good thing. :) I thought Lemons was cute.



Comment #2: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 20:21:00

Pussreboots

I agree on both points.



Comment #3: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 10:41:34

Kathy Martin

Nice variety of books. I sort of miss reading middle grade books these days but I seldom get offered them for review and have enough to read that I haven't visited my local public library yet. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #4: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 20:23:00

Pussreboots

I stopped accepting ARCs and eGalleys for review. That freed up my reading for things I wanted to read when I wanted to read them. A lot of what I'm reading now are Cybils books that I'm re-reading for fun.



Comment #5: Monday, January, 22, 2018 at 11:04:53

Laurel-Rain Snow

I love the art! Enjoy your week and your books. I'm curious about Winterhouse.

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Comment #6: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 20:25:00

Pussreboots

I included a review of Winterhouse in this week's post.



Comment #7: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 13:28:58

Kathryn Trask

Nice piece of art, nothing nicer than having a piece of art that speaks to you on your wall.



Comment #8: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 20:27:00

Pussreboots

It was a nice find and at an opportune time.



Comment #9: Monday, January, 22, 2018 at 13:55:24

Greg

Nice art! I like that one. It's always a great feeling to pick up a piece of artwork that you like, especially if it's one that you've wanted for a while or one that really speaks to you.

Hope you like A Darkness Absolute! I enjoyed that one.



Comment #10: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 20:29:00

Pussreboots

I would like to support other local artists. Before in the condo we just hung our own artwork: my acrylics or photographs, my husband's mathematical art, or whatever our kids had done. But now we have enough room for a greater variety.



Comment #11: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 18:08:38

Myra from GatheringBooks

Oh wow, that is a WHOLE LOT of reading. Lots of graphic novels, too! I really am looking forward to sinking my teeth into Locke and Key soonest.



Comment #12: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 20:32:00

Pussreboots

I read two graphic novels and reviewed two. I've only read half of Locke & Key.



Comment #13: Monday, January, 22, 2018 at 19:59:58

Nise'

Hope you are enjoying A Darkness Absolute.



Comment #14: Monday, January, 22 2018 at 20:38:00

Pussreboots

I am. I am hoping to finish it this week but I have some library books that are due soon; they have to come first.



Comment #15: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 20:53:34

Aj @ Read All The Things!

That’s a cool painting. Have a good week!



Comment #16: Monday, January, 22 2018 at 20:41:00

Pussreboots

Thanks! Same to you.



Comment #17: Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 20:37:21

Louisa Paarsmarkt

Yeah, that painting looks really great! And A Darkness Absolute, hope you enjoy/enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!



Comment #18: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 21:02:00

Pussreboots

I will be posting my review of A Darkness Absolute in a few minutes.