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Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill
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Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel
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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
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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

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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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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 16): 04/16/18

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 16)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

We're half way through April now. I have a ton of new books to read — which is exactly the opposite problem I was having back in January. I also have a bunch of library book (still!) coming due from what I was checking out in January.

I'm enjoying what I'm reading but I'm also feeling torn between the new books I want to read and review in the upcoming weeks and the library books which are due NOW but can be reviewed whenever I feel like it. Of course the reality of the situation is that I'm not taking ARCs or egalleys. I haven't promised anyone but myself.

What I read:

Ruddy Gore Chile Death Every Hidden Thing Giant Days Volume 7 The Poet X The Witch's Glass

  • Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood; library book
  • Chile Death by Susan Wittig Albert; library book
  • Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel; personal collection (audio)
  • Giant Days, Vol. 7 by John Allison; personal collection
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo; personal collcetion
  • The Witch's Glass by Holly Grant; library book

What I'm reading:

Clockwork Boys Puerto Rico Strong L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz The Night Garden

  • Clockwork Boys by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon); personal collection (ebook)
  • Puerto Rico Strong by Hazel Newlevant; personal collection
  • L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz by Katharine M. Rogers; library book / research
  • The Night Garden by Polly Horvath; library book

Up Next:

Cave of Bones Decaffeinated Corpse Dear Mrs Bird Don't Cry for Me, Hot Pastrami

  • Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman; personal collection
  • Decaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle; personal collection (audiobook)
  • Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce; personal collection
  • Don't Cry for Me, Hot Pastrami by Sharon Kahn

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Comment #1: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 01:20:05

Kathryn

Oh yes I know that tension of library books in abundance plus new books coming out and wanting to read them all! First world problem!



Comment #2: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 21:53:00

Pussreboots

Oh I know. I finished the library book I was reading and returned it and another four (unread). I will re-request them as time permits.



Comment #3: Monday, April, 16, 2018 at 10:31:44

Ellen Pilch

The book about L. Frank Baum looks good.



Comment #4: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 21:56:00

Pussreboots

I just finished chapter one. It's pretty interesting.



Comment #5: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 12:06:29

Kathy Martin

I understand your dilemma. I have discovered a new to me series that I wnt to read and have put aside my review books for it. Luckily, I'm a month ahead on review books and can catch up when I finish the series. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #6: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 21:59:00

Pussreboots

I still have a bunch of reviews already written that I can use which does give me wiggle room. It's just that I don't want to keep pushing back my new reads for library reads. I just have to figure out the best balance between the two.



Comment #7: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 16:04:56

Beth F

I hope to catch up on April's books in ... oh, let's say July! HA



Comment #8: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 22:02:00

Pussreboots

That's what I'm trying to avoid.



Comment #9: Monday, April, 16, 2018 at 21:20:20

Myra from GatheringBooks

I loved Rachel Hartman's Seraphina, so am putting Tess of the Road on my Goodreads' TBR. My eye was also caught by Giant Days and the Eisner stamp - will have to go and look for that one.



Comment #10: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 22:04:00

Pussreboots

Meanwhile, I've set Tess of the Road aside to read Seraphina. The Giant Days comic is good. Start at the beginning.



Comment #11: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 21:26:32

Stefanie

Wow, you read four books at once? A-ma-zing! I am lovin' this Flavia de Luce; she is so awesome. I'm on hold for the latest one.



Comment #12: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 22:08:00

Pussreboots

I finished four books in one week. You make it sound like I was juggling while reading.



Comment #13: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 21:51:47

Susan @ The Book Bag

Oh my gosh. I used to devour Susan Wittig Albert's books and haven't thought about her books in years. I did enjoy them.

You have a wonderful assortment of books here. Happy reading!



Comment #14: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 22:09:00

Pussreboots

When I first read her series in my thirties, I loved it. But going back now, I'm just not connecting with the characters, the setting, or really anything. I've decided to take a break again from the China Bayles books.



Comment #15: Monday, April, 16, 2018 at 22:49:00

Jolene Wilson

I check a lot of books out from my library and I agree it is sometimes hard to decide which books to read first. It seems like all my library books become available at the same time! The book on L. Frank Baum looks interesting! Enjoy all your reads.



Comment #16: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 22:12:00

Pussreboots

The frustrating thing is when I run out of renewals, as I did this week. I ended up returning four books unread. I'll request them again when I have more time.



Comment #17: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 02:52:24

Mystica

That's a lot of books.



Comment #18: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 21:55:00

Pussreboots

I suppose. But there are always more.



Comment #19: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 06:19:25

Louisa Paarsmarkt

Dorthy Must Die and Tess of the Road! I haven't read the first but I mean to, and I loved the second! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!



Comment #20: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 21:56:00

Pussreboots

I need to read Seraphina before I go back to Tess of the Road.



Comment #21: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 13:58:12

Lynn @ Ellesea Loves Reading

Your reading list is encouraging me to diversify my reading choices. Have a great week.



Comment #22: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 21:58:00

Pussreboots

I hope you do. It's worth the effort.



Comment #22: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 15:58:57

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

The Night Garden looks wonderful!



Comment #23: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 21:59:00

Pussreboots

It is. I couldn't put it down.