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An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley Alienated by Melissa Landers
American Panda by Gloria Chao
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
Book Clubbed by Lorna Barrett
The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
Cold War on Maplewood Street by Gayle Rosengren
A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O'Leary
Giant Days, Volume 6 by John Allison
Internet Famous by Danika Stone
The Kairos Mechanism by Kate Milford
Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle
Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
Monsters Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
Out of Tune by Gail Nall
Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison
The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd
A Side of Sabotage by C.M. Surrisi
Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami
Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs
Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition, Book One by Jeff Lemire
Topsy-Turvies: Pictures to Stretch the Imagination by Mitsumasa Anno
The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh
The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

Miscellaneous
February 2018 Sources
February 2018 Summary
It's Monday, what are you reading (March 05) It's Monday, what are you reading (March 12) It's Monday, what are you reading (March 19) It's Monday, what are you reading (March 26)

Road Essays
Introduction to the road narrative project
Metaphoric language of marginalized travelers
Place Character Shibboleth: Towards an understanding of bypass stories
Rethinking Urban Fantasy: Where is Nagspeake?
Road trip to the underworld: the Nome King and Hades

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 05): 03/05/18

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 05)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

Last week we finally had wintery weather. We had rain, hail, and our local hills even had some snow. Snow is unusual for the Bay Area but not impossible.

Rain in the foreground and snow in the background

When it isn't raining, my daughter and I take our youngest cat, Salmon out for walkies. She's been fascinated with the new backyard and clearly wants to explore. As we are at the edge of where things get very rural and there are predators nearby, we don't want to just let her out. Fortunately she's easily taken to wearing a harness.

Salmon on one of her walks.

What I read:

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place Soupy Leaves Home The Day of the Locust Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #2 Black Ice The Prince and the Dressmaker Meaning of Liff Flaming Iguanas

  • The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley; personal collection
  • Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci; library book / research
  • The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West; library book
  • Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #2 by Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell
  • Black Ice by Andy Lane
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang; personal collection
  • The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd; library book
  • Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated All-Girl Road Novel Thing by Erika Lopez; personal collection / research

What I'm reading:

The Belles Sovereign The Left-Handed Fate Problim Children

  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton; personal collection
  • Sovereign by April Daniels; personal collection
  • The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford; personal collection / research
  • The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd; library book

Up Next:

A Side of Sabotage Every Heart a Doorway American Panda Labyrinth Lost

  • A Side of Sabotage by C.M. Surrisi; personal collection (ebook)
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire; library book
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao; personal collection
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

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Comment #1: Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 16:14:59

Christina T

Sounds like you had a busy week!

I loved the March trilogy. I am also curious about The Prince and the Dressmaker. I've seen some really positive reviews on it.



Comment #2: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 23:14:00

Pussreboots

I own the entire trilogy and am looking forward to finishing it. The Prince and the Dressmaker is a lovely story. I hope you get a chance to read it.



Comment #3: Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 23:20:28

Greg

That's good that your cat has taken to a harness. Mine have never been that cooperative lol.



Comment #4: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 23:14:00

Pussreboots

Salmon is young and curious and full of energy. She's also a bit skittish so I think the harness feels like a good compromise for her. She gets to go outside but she's always attached to someone she trusts.



Comment #5: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 07:44:48

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

Aww Salmon is adorable!! We have a Tuxedo cat too- Maggie. :)



Comment #6: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 23:14:00

Pussreboots

Nice! We have another tuxedo who is eighteen months older. She's named Tortuga.



Comment #7: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 09:43:18

Beth F

Crazy weather everywhere!



Comment #8: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 23:19:00

Pussreboots

Yes but we needed both the rain and the snow. Our snowpack was way below normal and now it's almost where it should be. We're expecting more later in the week.



Comment #9: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 11:01:28

Kathy Martin

Such a wonderful variety of books! I am getting curious about Seanan McGuire's books but haven't added any to my stack yet. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #10: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 23:19:00

Pussreboots

I'm starting Seanan's book tonight. I'm looking forward to it.



Comment #11: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 15:44:50

Angela

It looks like you had a really productive reading week!



Comment #12: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 23:19:00

Pussreboots

It was good except I had originally hoped to finish The Belles in time to post a review this past Saturday.



Comment #13: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 20:27:38

Stefanie

You walk your cat? What a sight to see! We lhavw a view of Mission Peak and I saw snow. Real trippy. We haven't tried hot pot around here but maybe now since they got a taste of it at my brother's.



Comment #14: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 23:19:00

Pussreboots

More accurately, she walks us in circles around the backyard. She refuses to be led like a dog. But the harness and leash keep her from running off and she seems willing to wear it.

We can't actually see any of the snow from our home but a short drive east and up hill and we can.



Comment #15: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 20:41:44

Yvonne

Love the kitty harness. I've been trying to get my cats to wear one.



Comment #16: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 23:26:00

Pussreboots

She took to it the first time we put it on. I've never had a cat as eager to wear a harness before.



Comment #17: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 21:38:08

Ellen Pilch

Salmon is a cutie. I am glad you take her out on a harness so she is safe.



Comment #18: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 23:28:00

Pussreboots

I'm relieved that she likes her harness as much as she does. Now in the afternoons, the first thing she wants to do once my daughter gets home is go for a walk!



Comment #19: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 22:19:34

Sace

Awww! Salmon is so cute in her harness. I wish my cats would tolerate a harness. I would love to take them for a walk!



Comment #20: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 23:29:00

Pussreboots

So far she only likes to wear it in the backyard. The front yard is just too scary for her. That's fine with us. She gets to do her laps around our yard and then it's inside for a nap.



Comment #21: Monday, March 05, 2018 at 22:38:54

Jolene Wilson

Your cat is adorable! Enjoy all of your books!



Comment #22: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 22:41:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I will do my best.



Comment #23: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 01:45:37

Mystica

I've not seen a cat on a leash before!



Comment #24: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 22:42:00

Pussreboots

She really wanted to go outside but she's also skittish. A harness seemed like a good compromise. Thankfully she agrees with us.



Comment #25: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 04:23:37

Myra from GatheringBooks

A friend has alerted me to The Prince and the Dressmaker - and really looking forward to reading it - but what struck me most of all was the Ghostbusters comic! Looks like a lot of fun!



Comment #26: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 22:45:00

Pussreboots

Both are excellent.



Comment #27: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 06:30:56

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Oh, Miss Pickerell. I haven’t heard that name in so long. It makes me want to do a blog post...lost book characters...maybe I will!



Comment #28: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 22:47:00

Pussreboots

Oh you should! My Miss Pickerell review was my most popular one last week.



Comment #29: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 11:12:43

Laurel-Rain Snow

Enjoy all those books! I love the view from your home. We can see mountains from here, too.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #30: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 22:48:00

Pussreboots

It's not quite the view from my home. I shot it from the car on the way home. But we do have lovely views around here.