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Reviews
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)

Road Essays
Mapping Labyrinth (1986)
The Monster in the middle

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Rating System

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 23): 04/23/18

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 23)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

Last week I ended up sending back a bunch of library books unread. One exception was the L. Frank Baum biography. That one I sent back but then bought an ebook version which I finished on Sunday. Without so many library books to worry about, I was able to concentrate on books I've been setting aside. I finished a bunch of them.

I also realized that I had a book I thought I could start, I hadn't actually purchased it yet. I've now ordered the book, Dear Mrs. Bird and I'm just waiting for it to come in. From last week's returns, I've re-requested Don't Cry for Me, Hot Pastrami by Sharon Kahn but will have to wait for it to show up at the library again.

The sink in one of our bathrooms has developed a leak, so now we're all sharing one bathroom for brushing teeth and washing hands. It's not a big deal but it will be at least another week until it's fixed. Our usual plumber is booked up through the end of the month.

On Saturday my daughter completed the second part of Program Aid in Training. The last part will be working as a PAinT at the local Girl Scout day camp at the start of summer. She'll be going by the name "Tabby."

What I read:

The Night Garden Malaika's Winter Carnival Mazes and Labyrinths Puerto Rico Strong Decaffeinated Corpse Space Opera This Fallen Prey L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz

  • The Night Garden by Polly Horvath; library book
  • Malaika's Winter Carnival by Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher (Illustrations)
  • Mazes and Labyrinths: Their History and Development by W.H. Matthews
  • Puerto Rico Strong by Hazel Newlevant; personal collection
  • Decaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle; personal collection (audiobook)
  • Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente; personal collection
  • This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong; personal collection (ebook)
  • L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz by Katharine M. Rogers; personal collection / research (ebook)

What I'm reading:

Clockwork Boys Meet Me at the Cupcake Café Cave of Bones Paper Girls Volume 4

  • Clockwork Boys by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon); personal collection (ebook)
  • Meet Me at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan; personal collection (audio)
  • Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman; personal collection
  • Paper Girls Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan; personal collection

Up Next:

Tyler Johnson was here The River at Night Don't Cry for Me, Hot Pastrami Dear Mrs Bird

  • Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles; personal collection
  • The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
  • Don't Cry for Me, Hot Pastrami by Sharon Kahn
  • Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce; personal collection

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Comment #1: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 01:02:51

Kathryn Trask

I want to read Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe at some point or actually the audio version too. Sometimes the library is just too good a service!



Comment #2: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:17:00

Pussreboots

I'm nearly finished with the audio version. It's excellent.



Comment #3: Monday, April, 23, 2018 at 01:57:56

Greg

The Night Garden and Space Opera look fun! I love the look of the maze book- fascinating subject!- and This Fallen Prey was a very good read for me. As was Emma in the Night actually.



Comment #4: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:20:00

Pussreboots

The Night Garden is magical. Space Opera is fun, especially if you like Douglas Adams's books. This Fallen Prey didn't work for me.



Comment #5: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 03:15:53

Angelica @ Paperback Princsss

Really like Kelley Armstrong but haven't seen this book before. Great big haul!



Comment #6: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:22:00

Pussreboots

It wasn't really a haul — just books I finished reading.



Comment #7: Monday, April, 23, 2018 at 07:34:31

Beth F

A lot of new to me books today ... I hate sending library books back unread.



Comment #8: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:24:00

Pussreboots

I can always re-request them.



Comment #9: Monday, April, 23, 2018 at 08:05:40

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

So many good books in this post! I'm curious about Every Hidden Thing by Oppel. Will have to go check out your review. I also noticed that there are quite a few books with flowers on the cover. Enjoy your new books!



Comment #10: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:25:00

Pussreboots

I honestly don't know if it's a good fit for you.



Comment #11: Monday, April, 23, 2018 at 11:10:42

Kathy Martin

You read a nice assortment of books this week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #12: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:27:00

Pussreboots

It was a remarkably good week for reading.



Comment #13: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 12:26:09

Katherine

Lots of intriguing books. Mazes and Labyrinths and the Baum bio both sound really good. And anything by Ursula Vernon is always on my TBR list. Have a good reading week!



Comment #14: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:28:00

Pussreboots

The Mazes and Labyrinths book is available for free download from the Internet Archive. The Baum biography was fascinating.



Comment #15: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 19:52:01

Aj @ Read All The Things!

I’ll be interested to know what you think of Tyler Johnson Was Here. That one’s on my TBR list. Have a great week!



Comment #16: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:35:00

Pussreboots

I will be starting Tyler Johnson Was Here soon.



Comment #17: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 20:44:23

Yvonne

Great books on your list. I enjoy the Cleo Coyle series and have to catch up. The Sharon Kahn series looks good. Hope you have a great week!



Comment #18: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:36:00

Pussreboots

Both are good but I prefer the Coyle series to the Kahn one.



Comment #19: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 20:55:08

Jolene Wilson

I hate when I have to turn Library books in without reading them. I have seen Space Opera around some. I love the cover. Enjoy the rest of your books.



Comment #20: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:37:00

Pussreboots

Space Opera is fun. I hope you give it a try.



Comment #21: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 22:28:42

Stefanie

Hello. Yes, it is an ice cream place so worth it and their prices are cheaper than SF our friends told us. My husband was glad he didn't order a double scoop. You can sit down in there and have traditional sundaes; it's a popular place.



Comment #22: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:39:00

Pussreboots

I'll keep it in my mind for the next time we head out that way.



Comment #23: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 07:01:08

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

I love how you reveal the purpose of your readings. Interesting patterns.



Comment #24: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:41:00

Pussreboots

It's a throw back from the FCC panic of about a decade ago. I don't really need to do it since I'm not taking free books or other samples to blog about.



Comment #25: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:12:54

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

Oo I haven't read that Jenny Colgan! I will have to add it to my list. :)

I am loving the title Don't Cry for Me, Hot Pastrami! I have to sing it in my head every time I read it. Lol. Enjoy your week!



Comment #26: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:43:00

Pussreboots

Me too, re the Kahn book.



Comment #27: Monday, April 30, 2018 at 03:01:27

Lynn @ Ellesea Loves Reading

I'm behind with my comments and will be back later for this weeks round up. The Night Garden by Polly Horvath looks like something I should read.



Comment #28: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 at 08:50:00

Pussreboots

That's okay. The Night Garden is a lovely book.