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Reviews
Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi
The Dastardly Deed by Holly Grant
Dragon Overnight by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and, Emily Jenkins
Fax Me a Bagel by Sharon Kahn
Fenway and Hattie Up to New Tricks by Victoria J. Coe
The Final Kingdom by Michael Northrop
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
Hamster Princess: Whiskerella by Ursula Vernon
Haunting Jordan by P.J. Alderman
Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
The Maze in the Mind and the World: Labyrinths in Modern Literature by Donald Gutierrez
Miss Pickerell Harvests the Sea by Ellen MacGregor and Dora Pantell
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time! by Scott McCormick
My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #1: Twilight Sparkle by Thomas Zahler
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Noragami: Stray God Volume 4 by Adachitoka
The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey
Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock
Rueful Death by Susan Wittig Albert
The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla
Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla
Three Years with the Rat by Jay Hosking
Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 2: The Pilgrimage by Tim Hedrick
The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry

Miscellaneous
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (February 05)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (February 12) It's Monday, What Are You Reading (February 19)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (February 26)
January 2018 Sources
January 2018 Summary

Road Essays
Gender in Ozma of Oz
The Splendid Dystopia in the Marvelous Land of Oz
Unmappable structures: Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

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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? (February 26): 02/26/18

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 26)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

This past week was half days for my youngest which meant I was spending more time in my car driving my kids to and from school or other events. Therefore my reading was down from the last few weeks.

The seeds my daughter planted have started to sprout, despite a couple or mornings that were below freezing. The wildflowers and California poppies are the first to sprout. This week we're expecting some well needed rain, so I won't have to water our little flower patches.

On Sunday my husband and I cleared out his storage area from his years as a math professor. We had enough room in the larger storage garage that we consolidated the two. With me boxing up stuff and him walking the boxes down to the other storage area we were able to complete the job in just over an hour.

Our next plan is to order some new bookcases: one for the living room and two for the den. That will give me space to unpack our favorite books and ones we plant to read soonest. I also still need to sort through ones to donate or sell.

What I read:

Voltron Legendary Defender Vol. 2: The Pilgrimage March Book Two Ozma of Oz Stanley Will Probably Be Fine A Dash of Trouble

  • Voltron Legendary Defender Vol. 2: The Pilgrimage by Tim Hedrick, Mitch Iverson, and Jung Gwan
  • March: Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and, Nate Powell (illustrator); personal collection
  • Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum; research
  • Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla; personal collection
  • A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano; library book

What I'm reading:

Flaming Iguanas Soupy Leaves Home The Grave's a Fine and Private Place The Prince and the Dressmaker

  • Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated All-Girl Road Novel Thing by Erika Lopez; personal collection / research
  • Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci; library book / research
  • The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley; personal collection
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang; personal collection

Up Next:

Sovereign The Left-Handed Fate The Belles Black Ice

  • Sovereign by April Daniels; personal collection
  • The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford; personal collection / research
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton; personal collection
  • Black Ice by Andy Lane

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Comments  (24)




Comment #1: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 07:52:30

Beth F

New bookshelves are always fun. I want to read Belles! I hpe I get to it soon.



Comment #2: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 21:33:00

Pussreboots

The shelves will be but we still need to order them. So right now I'm just sorting books into piles. Books we won't be either donating for keeping on hand will go back into storage. But I'm hoping to do a more sensible sorting job than I had time to do during the moves.



Comment #3: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:12:50

Kathy Martin

Nice assortment of books. I enjoyed the Andrew Lane series about Sherlock Holmes. Your sorting and organizing are almost enough to make me want to do the same. Then a new book calls to me and the urge goes away. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #4: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 21:35:00

Pussreboots

I have sort a love / hate relationship with the Andrew Lane books. Over all the mystery is good but the details and pacing sometimes irk me. Sherlock seems to spend an awful lot of time (even for himself) describing stuff he should just be taking for granted given that he lives in the time period.

Right now the sorting consists of two boxes and piles of books awaiting shelves. A box for "give away / sell" and a box for "back to storage" and then the books that we plant to read.



Comment #5: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:29:25

Megan @ Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

I just got a copy of the Belles and it looks so good! Also, awesome for Voltron :) I have seen the series but haven't picked any up yet. Definitely on my list!



Comment #6: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 21:41:00

Pussreboots

I really want to start The Belles this Thursday or Friday. The Voltron comics are fun. I just wish there were more than one volume each year.



Comment #7: Monday, February, 26, 2018 at 19:45:05

Donna

You have some good looking books on your list. It seems February has been busy for everyone. Happy Reading! Girl Who Reads



Comment #8: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 21:41:00

Pussreboots

February was remarkably productive in terms of reading, although I feel like I'm struggling with keeping up with my desire to read a 2018 and review book each every week. Mostly I just need to request fewer holds from the library.



Comment #9: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 21:07:40

Greg

New bookcases are exciting! You have a lot of fun looking reads- The Dastardly Deed looks fun (I love that cover), and The Someday Birds looks good too. another one where the cover kinda jumps out at me. :)



Comment #10: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 21:47:00

Pussreboots

We still need to order the bookcases. We're at the "how many do we plan to order this time" phase. The Dastardly Deed is good but I don't think it would make much sense read before the first one, League of Beastly Dreadfuls. The Someday Birds is an excellent book and is a standalone. Her newest book, Stanley Will Probably Be Fine is also good, especially if you like comic books.



Comment #11: Monday, February, 26, 2018 at 21:10:00

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

Oo I can't wait to see green growing things! I got my seeds in the mail the other day, I can't wait to plant them. :) The Left-Handed Fate looks good!



Comment #12: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 22:01:00

Pussreboots

I've never ordered seeds online or via a catalog. There are plenty of stores around home that sell them. I might need to though later when we redo the garden with native species.



Comment #13: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 21:20:02

Nise'

Glad the organization wasn't too big of a job. I am intrigued by The Left-Handed Fate.



Comment #14: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 22:03:00

Pussreboots

The organization step one was just boxing up stuff so my husband could walk the boxes down to the other storage bin. I'm really fast at boxing. I've read only the first thirty pages of The Left-Handed Fate and want to get back to it soon (after The Belles).



Comment #15: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 21:20:19

Yvonne

I read Haunting Jordan awhile ago, but I don't remember much about it.

We have alot of stuff we need to organize, box, donate and store. It takes so long to go through everything.

Hope you have a great week!



Comment #16: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 22:03:00

Pussreboots

My plan of bringing home boxes of books to sort is going to be slower than I ahd hoped. My husband sort of dumped everything from his old storage bin willy-nilly in the front area. I will need to rebuilt the path to the back where the books are.



Comment #17: Monday, February, 26, 2018 at 21:39:19

Laurel-Rain Snow

Enjoy your week and your books. I am curious about The Nest.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #18: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 22:12:00

Pussreboots

The Nest is Canadian middle grade horror. You can read it in an afternoon but it might give you nightmares.



Comment #19: Monday, February, 26, 2018 at 22:12:32

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

I just noticed the title The Nest by Kenneth Opal, which is my son's favorite author. I'll go check out your review.



Comment #20: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 22:17:00

Pussreboots

I'm glad I took the time to read it.



Comment #21: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 22:42:55

Louisa Paarsmarkt

Yeah for getting rid of things that you don't need anymore. And bookcases for the books! Go, books! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!



Comment #22: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 22:19:00

Pussreboots

I want to get at least a box of books together to give to my the librarian at my daughter's elementary school before summer break.



Comment #23: Tuesday, February, 27, 2018 at 06:30:20

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

We are also cleaning out and giving away and reorganizing. It’s that time of our lives.

I love all the books you are showing, especially the ones labeled for research. Interesting.



Comment #24: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 22:23:00

Pussreboots

I have books I want to give to local school libraries. I want to get a box out to both my kids' schools before summer. The research is a road narrative project I started up in 2015. I really need to write an introductory page but the essays are here and the reviews are here.

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