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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 26): 02/26/18
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:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 07:52:30
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Enjoy your week and your books. I am curious about The Nest.
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Comment #18: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 22:12:00
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
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
I'm glad I took the time to read it.
Comment #21: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 22:42:55
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
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
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
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.