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Bad Neighbors by Maia Chance
Bat and the Waiting Game by Elana K. Arnold
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The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
Locke & Key, Volume 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill
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The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel
My Boyfriend Bites by Dan Jolley and Alitha E. Martinez
My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #2: Rainbow Dash by Ryan K. Lindsay
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The Sandwich Swap by Rania al-Abdullah
Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore
Secret at Mystic Lake by Carolyn Keene
Slider by Pete Hautman
Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci
Sunny by Jason Reynolds
This is Paris by Miroslav Sasek
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 21): 05/21/18

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 21)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

It's been a busy week. The school year is wrapping up, so I've been spending a lot of my free time making sure my youngest works on her big projects. Those are both due this Tuesday and then things will get back to normal.

What I read:

Bad Neighbors Depth The Mushroom Fan Club Wicked will rise Sunny

  • Bad Neighbors by Maia Chance; personal collection
  • Depth by Lev A.C. Rosen; personal collection (audio)
  • The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel
  • The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige; personal collection / research
  • Sunny by Jason Reynolds; personal collection

What I'm reading:

The Shadow Cipher The Journey of Little Charlie Runaways The Orphan Band of Springdale

  • The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby; personal collection (ebook) / research
  • The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis; personal collection (audio)
  • Runaways, Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell; personal collection
  • The Orphan Band of Springdale by Anne Nesbet; personal colelction

Up Soon:

Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity Welcome to Nightvale The Speaker Paradox in Ox

  • Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity by Kristin Elizabeth Clark; personal collection (ebook) / research
  • Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, personal collection
  • The Speaker by Traci Chee; library book
  • Paradox in Oz by Edward Einhorn and Eric Shanower (Illustrator); library book / research

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Comment #1: Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 23:54:01

Greg

End of school time is always busy, seems like. Can't believe summer is almost here. Depth looks interesting, and Ratscaliber looks fun!



Comment #2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:05:00

Pussreboots

I think you would like Depth. It's a hardboiled mystery but set in a near future, flooded New York.



Comment #3: Monday, May 21, 2018 at 09:27:10

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

The end of the school year is so busy! My son is only in preschool but I worked in a school for years, and I remember how crazy it was for everyone! Hope things even out soon. :)



Comment #4: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:08:00

Pussreboots

The two projects are now turned in. That's it for the big last minute things.



Comment #5: Monday, May 21, 2018 at 09:53:42

Laurel-Rain Snow

Tempting books! I keep eyeing Bad Neighbors.



Comment #6: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:09:00

Pussreboots

I like the Agnes and Effie mysteries. They're not as polished as some but they're entertaining.



Comment #7: Monday, May 21, 2018 at 17:24:36

Aj @ Read All The Things!

I hope your daughter finishes all her projects! It looks like you have a lot of reading planned. Have a good week!



Comment #8: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:11:00

Pussreboots

As of this morning both projects are turned in.



Comment #9: Monday, May 21, 2018 at 21:22:43

Katie @ Read-at-Home Mom

I enjoyed Sunny, but not as much as Ghost and Patina. I haven't thought of Elise Gravel in a long time but I remember really liking her Adopt a Glurb when I was working as a librarian. The Mushroom Fan Club looks quirky and fun.



Comment #10: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:12:00

Pussreboots

Patina is my least favorite of the series so far, if I had to pick a least favorite. I liked Sunny's voice.



Comment #11: Monday, May 21, 2018 at 21:59:38

Stefanie

I am amazed at the number of covers here. Our neighbor has to do a lot of projects; he goes to a Catholic school in the next town over. My youngest mostly has essays to write. The teenager has a final, 8th grade math project; I forgot what it's supposed to be but at least she's working with a friend on it. A fellow blogger in the northeast loved the Vanderbeeker series. I need to listen to it again while I multitask.



Comment #12: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:15:00

Pussreboots

The last two projects are now turned in. We're in the final three weeks of the school year.



Comment #13: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10:16:44

herding cats

A relief when you're able to get those big projects behind you. Hope yall are having a good rest of the week :)



Comment #14: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 20:37:00

Pussreboots

The big projects are all done and turned in. It's been a nice quiet week.



Comment #15: Sunday, May, 27, 2018 at 20:37:46

Louisa Paarsmarkt

Bah, I need to read that Danielle Paige series, it looks really great! Sounds like a great week! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!



Comment #16: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 20:38:00

Pussreboots

The Paige series is good but it's not very Oz despite including nearly every character Baum and Thompson created.