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Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill
A Buss from Lafayette by Dorothea Jensen
The Cathedral of Fear by Irene Adler
Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel
A Fatal Chapter by Lorna Barrett
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Giant Days, Volume 7 by John Allison The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear
Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Abigail Pesta
The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford
Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly
Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle
My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando
Noragami Volume 05 by Adachitoka
Paper Girls, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Puerto Rico Strong edited by Hazel Newlevant
Sovereign by April Daniels
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring by Enigma Alberti
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartmen
This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
Title Wave by Lorna Barrett
Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
When the Silliest Cat Was Small by Gilles Bachelet
Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth by Jeff Anderson

Miscellaneous
Children's fantasy that isn't British
March 2018 Sources
March 2018 Summary
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 02) It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 09) It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 16) It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 23) It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 30)

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Mapping Labyrinth (1986)
The Monster in the middle

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 02): 04/02/18

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

I ended up sending back three library books unread. Two of them were ones I had picked out on a whim and didn't have time for. The third was on my wishlist but the first chapter and them some random skimming didn't make me want to keep reading.

I'm still plodding along with Tess of the Road. At the rate of I'm going, I'll have it finished sometime in August. I keep rescheduling when I'll post a review of it because I haven't read enough to have anything meaningful to say.

This week both kids are on Spring break. My son left in the wee hours of Saturday morning for a week long class trip to Europe. He's going with forty other honors Spanish students at his high school. They are visiting Milan, parts of souther France, and Barcelona.

My daughter meanwhile is making plans to hang with her friends. She's going to see Love, Simon and later have her BFFs over for lunch. When she's not socializing, she's gardening or animating or composing music. She keeps very busy.

Decided not to read:

The Wind in His Heart

  • The Wind in His Heart by Charles de Lint; library

What I read:

The Reader Thornhill A Just Clause The Bookshop at Water's End The Wild Robot Escapes Adele in Sand Land Questions Asked The Good Little Book

  • The Reader by Traci Chee; library book
  • Thornhill by Pam Smy; library book
  • A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett; personal collection (audiobook)
  • The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry; library book
  • The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown; personal collection
  • Adele in Sand Land by Claude Ponti; library / research
  • Questions Asked by Jostein Gaarder; library / research
  • The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear and Marion Arbona (Illustrations)

What I'm reading:

Tess of the Road Every Hidden Thing The Poet X Clockwork Boys

  • Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman; personal collection
  • Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel; personal collection (audio)
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo; personal collcetion
  • Clockwork Boys by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon); personal collection (ebook)

Up Next:

Puerto Rico Strong Herding Cats L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

  • Puerto Rico Strong by Hazel Newlevant; personal collection
  • Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen; personal collection
  • L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz by Katharine M. Rogers; library book / research
  • Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami; library book

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Comment #1: Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 21:08:11

Cheryl Malandrinos

You are going to be one busy reader. So many of these look great. Hope you enjoy your upcoming books.



Comment #2: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 22:25:00

Pussreboots

The reality is I'll either turn some in unread or be slower with reading the books I own.



Comment #3: Monday, April 02, 2018 at 00:03:00

Cheryl Malandrinos

Wow! What a great group of books. A Just Clause would be right up my alley. Creator of Oz looks good too. Hope you have a wonderful week.



Comment #4: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 22:25:00

Pussreboots

I recommend starting with the beginning, Murder is Binding. A lot has happened to lead up to A Just Clause.



Comment #5: Monday, April 02, 2018 at 00:04:45

Greg

Sorry to hear that Tess of the Road is going slowly! I remember debating whether to get that one. Hope you have a good spring break week. A Just Clause and Herding cats both look good. :)



Comment #6: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 22:25:00

Pussreboots

Tess of the Road is slow in a good way. There's just a lot to the book and I havne't had enough time to sit and lose myself in it.



Comment #7: Monday, April 02, 2018 at 09:07:49

Kathy Martin

I enjoyed Tess of the Road but agree that it is wasn't a fast read. I think you will like it when you finish. Come see my week here. Have a great week!



Comment #8: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 22:30:00

Pussreboots

I am enjoying Tess of the Road. It just needs more time and more attention than I've been able to give it. I'm slowly making my way through it. I'm at page 100 or so.



Comment #9: Monday, April 02, 2018 at 12:26:53

Beth F

The trip to Europe sounds great; hope your son has a good time. *Gardening*?? We had another snowstorm! I liked The Bookshop at Water's End. Hope you finally finish Tess!



Comment #10: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 22:32:00

Pussreboots

The last time it snowed here was 1976 or 1977. We are, though, expecting another three or four inches of rain. The Bookshop at Water's End wasn't for me. I read the first third and gave up. I will, though, finish Tess of the Road.



Comment #11: Monday, April 02, 2018 at 21:43:37

Katie @ Read-at-Home Mom

How are you liking Every Hidden Thing? I started it once, but gave up about a third of the way through. I'm wondering if I might like it better on audio.



Comment #12: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 22:35:00

Pussreboots

Every Hidden Thing is better as an audio.



Comment #13: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 11:16:28

Laurel-Rain Snow

Interesting looking books! I enjoyed The Bookshop at Water's End.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.



Comment #14: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 22:36:00

Pussreboots

I hope they turn out to be as interesting as they look.



Comment #15: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 12:13:50

Patty

You have a great bunch of books, too! The Patti Callahan Henry book looks so good as does Book Clubbed!



Comment #16: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 22:43:00

Pussreboots

The Bookshop at Water's End was not for me. I read about 100 pages and it didn't hold my interest. Book Clubbed is fun but you should start with Murder is Binding.



Comment #17: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 at 00:38:41

herding cats

The library is so handy for trying out books. Hope the kiddos both have a great time during their vacations :)



Comment #18: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 22:43:00

Pussreboots

The library is a wonderful way of trying new authors or genres. My son seems to be enjoying his trip but I'll hear all the details once he gets home. My daughter and I had fun kite flying today.