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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 28): 05/28/18
All the big projects are turned in and the big tests taken. The last things on the end of school calendar are all my daughter's performances: chorus, violin, and the school play. On Wednesday I have the volunteer tea to attend for being on the School Site Council for the last two years.
At home I've finished the first of my new ten painting series of avian portraits. As the chestnut backed chickadees are our personal favorite, I did this portrait. I call it "The Godfather."
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 08:56:09
I really should give the Runaways another chance. I didn't love the first one.
Comment #2: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:37:00
I didn't love Runaways either. I'm not sure if I want to read a second volume. I'm not really a Marvel fan but I wanted to see what Rainbow Rowell had done.
Comment #3: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:11:24
I enjoy Cleo Coyle's cozy series. I am also a fan of Nancy Drew, but haven't read the books in many years. Enjoy your week...and the painting is great!
Comment #4: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:38:00
I am enjoying the Coffee House mystery series. I didn't really like Nancy Drew when I was a kid. As an adult I discovered the pre-1950s versions and they are good but frankly I prefer this modern series.
Comment #5: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:38:39
Nice variety of books! The chaos at the end of the school year is one part of being a school librarian that I don't miss now that I'm retired. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #6: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:38:00
I would like to be working right now. The job market is tight, not enough librarians retiring and not enough funding to open up new positions.
Comment #7: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 18:02:10
I love the bird painting. I hope you like Hello, Universe. That one’s on my TBR list. Have a great week!
Comment #8: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:38:00
I've had Hello, Universe since it first came out. Now I have her newest book and I want to read Hello, Universe before I completely forget I have it.
Comment #9: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 20:45:38
Have you listened to the Welcome to Nightvale podcast? I listened to a couple episodes. I haven’t read the book so I look forward to your thoughts.
Comment #10: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:45:00
I have intermittently. My husband and son are the ones really into it. But we've reached the point in the podcast where it will make more sense if I read the book first.
Comment #11: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:17:57
Good selection for you.
ENJOY, and have a good week.
Thanks for commenting, Sarah.
Comment #12: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:47:00
Thanks and you're welcome.
Comment #13: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:26:11
That's a nice portrait! Hope you had a good long weekend. :)
Comment #14: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:47:00
Thank you. The weekend was quiet which was nice.
Comment #15: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:42:00
I love your owl!
Comment #16: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:51:00
Thank you. It's hard to believe the school year is almost over.
Comment #17: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 00:47:31
Love The Godfather painting. You're so lucky to have that talent. Have a great week.
Comment #18: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 21:53:00
Thanks! Painting takes practice like any skill.
Comment #19: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 01:17:14
Wow, that painting looks awesome! I wouldn't want to eat what it was a picture of because I'm extremely picky, but it looks really great! And sounds like a pretty awesome week, hope you enjoyed, and will enjoy the coming one! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!
Comment #20: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 21:05:00
It was a tasty tomato in real life, grown by a friend of mine.
Comment #21: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 09:01:27
I've read several in Cleo Coyle's series. I love it and need to get back to it.
Comment #22: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 21:08:00
I am enjoying the series as well. I plan to keep going with it.
Comment #23: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 15:54:25
I really appreciated your reviews of both The Orphan Band of Springdale and Sunny -- I'm already looking forward to reading those. I liked the comparison of Sunny's voice to Xiomara in The Poet X. I'm hearing it's a little different from Ghost and Patina, so this kinda excites me. I'll be interested in seeing what you think of The Shadow Cipher (York #1) as I've been feeling lured to that one. I enjoyed Hello Universe well enough, but I kinda wish I had read it instead of listened to the audio book. I'm betting I would have enjoyed it more because the narrators voice just didn't cut it for me. Have a wonderful reading week, Sarah!
Comment #24: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 21:11:00
Orphan Band of Springdale is excellent and I suggest you read the afterword. Also, if you haven't yet, please read Cloud and Wallfish by the same author. Sunny is shorter but more poetic than the first two books in Reynold's series. It's probably my second favorite (coming after Ghost. The Shadow Cipher so far has been loads of fun. I'm reading it as an ebook and I really just need to sit down and spend more time with it.