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Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill
The Cathedral of Fear by Irene Adler
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
Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle
My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando
Noragami Volume 05 by Adachitoka
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
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
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)

Road Essays
The Monster in the middle

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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? (April 09): 04/09/18

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 09)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

Last week was a busy and weird week. My left for Europe with his Spanish honors teacher, five other chaperones and about thirty other classmates for Europe. They traveled from Milan, to Nice, to Monaco, and finally to Barcelona. He got home Sunday afternoon.

My daughter meanwhile was on spring break so she and I spent the week together. Monday she went to see Love, Simon with her best friend. Tuesday we went kite flying. Wednesday she had three friends over for a picnic. Thursday we stayed home because I had to take my neighbor to the doctor because her friend couldn't. Friday it rained all day so we stayed home.

Tuesday you might have heard about the shooting at YouTube. My husband was in the building across the way. He wasn't affected beyond having to evacuate. He ended up having to leave his car over night and ride BART home. As you can imagine everyone there is still rattled.

On Saturday my Mother drove up from San Diego to see us. Sunday we did Easter so that she could participate. We dyed eggs and hid them for my daughter. She's getting a little old for it but still had fun.

Decided not to read:

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

  • Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami; library book

What I read:

Herding Cats Tim Ginger The Good Little Book Tess of the Road Flo Secret Coders Front Desk

  • Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen; personal collection
  • Tim Ginger by Julian Hanshaw; library book
  • The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear and Marion Arbona (Illustrations); library book
  • Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman; personal collection
  • Flo by Kyo Maclear; library book
  • Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes (Illustrator); library book
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang; personal collection

What I'm reading:

Every Hidden Thing The Poet X Clockwork Boys Puerto Rico Strong

  • 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)
  • Puerto Rico Strong by Hazel Newlevant; personal collection

Up Next:

L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz Ruddy Gore Giant Days Volume 7 Chile Death

  • L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz by Katharine M. Rogers; library book / research
  • Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood; library book
  • Giant Days, Vol. 7 by John Allison; personal collection
  • Chile Death by Susan Wittig Albert; library book

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Comment #1: Monday, April 09, 2018 at 01:02:53

Greg

Sounds like you had a nice week, minus the shooting. Wow your husband was across the street? Glad he's okay, and yeah that would certainly rattle people. these shooting are crazy...

Sounds like a wonderful European trip!

Hope you have a great week.



Comment #2: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 21:57:00

Pussreboots

Tuesday last week was weird to say the least. Fortunately things seem to be back to normal. Our son is home now and dealing with jetlag and a full schedule of classes.



Comment #3: Monday, April 09, 2018 at 09:41:26

Laurel-Rain Snow

That shooting was too close for comfort, wasn't it? I'm getting leery of any crowded situation, too, like movie theaters.

Enjoy your books...and your week sounded good.

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Comment #4: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:01:00

Pussreboots

By the time I heard about it, everything was over except for the investigation. But it was still terrible for my husband's colleagues who do work in that building.



Comment #5: Monday, April, 9, 2018 at 11:36:50

Beth F

How scary that your husband was so close to the shooting.



Comment #6: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:01:00

Pussreboots

Close and yet far at the same time.



Comment #7: Monday, April 09, 2018 at 11:49:09

Kathy Martin

Sounds like an incredibly busy week. And you still found time to read. Amazing! Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #8: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:09:00

Pussreboots

I mostly read picture books and graphic novels. Short, quick reads.



Comment #9: Monday, April 09, 2018 at 18:58:10

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Wow, you’ve been busy. I’m glad your husband is okay. The trip to Spain sounds like fun. I hope you have a great week!



Comment #10: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:14:00

Pussreboots

My son says the he Europe trip was fun but exhausting.



Comment #11: Monday, April 09, 2018 at 22:15:29

Louisa Paarsmarkt

Oh, that is a pretty rattling experience! And some pretty great books! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!



Comment #12: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:14:00

Pussreboots

I feel a little out of synch with my reading. I hope this week ends up finding a better grove.



Comment #13: Monday, April 09, 2018 at 22:36:03

Susie | Novel Visits

Wow! You and your family had a very busy week. Being so close to a shooting must have been so scary for all of you. It seems nowhere is completely safe anymore. So sad. It's nice to have an escape in books.



Comment #14: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:22:00

Pussreboots

I'm not good at escaping into books and my reading groove was definitely off last week. I padded things with some picture books.



Comment #15: Monday, April, 09, 2018 at 23:26:19

Ellen Pilch

I am glad your husband is OK. It sounds like you have been very busy. Your daughter is lucky to have a mom who does so much with her.



Comment #16: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:24:00

Pussreboots

We enjoy each other's company. I do also spend time with my oldest but he's less willing to share what we do.



Comment #17: Tuesday, April, 10, 2018 at 02:27:20

Myra from GatheringBooks

L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz by Katharine M. Rogers looks perfect for our current reading theme. Will check if we have it in our library.



Comment #18: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:27:00

Pussreboots

I'm reading it for my road narrative project. While knowing an author's intent isn't necessary to do a deeper reading of a narrative, it can be enlightening.



Comment #19: Tuesday, April, 10, 2018 at 06:18:24

Yvonne

Wow, you sure did have a busy week. How scary with your husband being across the street from YouTube. Glad he is alright. Your books all look good. I've been wanting to try the Susan Wittig Albert series. That looks like a good one. Have a great week!



Comment #20: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:27:00

Pussreboots

I think I'm done for now with the China Bayles books. They just don't work for me. It's a popular series and there are still new ones being published. But right now it and I aren't agreeing.



Comment #21: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 06:45:32

Harvee

A nice collection of books to read!



Comment #22: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:38:00

Pussreboots

Thanks.



Comment #23: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 14:13:59

Stefanie

I am glad your husband is safe. What a scary experience! I couldn't believe it when I saw the email.

What a great week you had with your daughter. What a trip your son took! That is such a great opportunity.



Comment #24: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:41:00

Pussreboots

Last Tuesday was surreal. But everything is back to normal now.



Comment #25: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 15:08:52

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

Oh my gosh!! I am glad that your husband is ok - how terrifying. This world can be so scary sometimes. :(

I really need to read The Phryne Fisher books. :)



Comment #26: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:46:00

Pussreboots

I'm slowly working through the Phryne Fisher books. I'm in no immediate rush to finish the series.



Comment #27: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 01:23:43

hillary

there are several books here that i am interested in checking out!



Comment #28: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 22:49:00

Pussreboots

I'm trying to stay more current with my reading this year.