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Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
Time Ghost by Welwyn Wilton Katz
Wandering Son: Volume 3 by Takako Shimura
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Canadian Book Challenge: 2018-2019
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 04)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 11)
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On counting books: stop policing other people's reading
Thirty-one years of tracking my reading

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There are 216 road narrative stories (that I'm interested in)
Traveling between utopia and uhoria: an introduction to the use of space and time in Oz and Night Vale
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 11): 06/11/18

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 11)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

This is the last full week of school. With summer warming up, I'm having to water more frequently the few spots that don't currently have a drip system hooked up. Eventually I need to learn how our drip system is set up and figure out how to add to it.

Anyway, sometimes when I'm out front watering, I get to see my neighbors. Although we're in an urban area, we're literally at the edge of where it becomes rural. There's a horse trail that starts at the dead end of our street. So sometimes we see horses and riders. Like these two:

Last Tuesday was my daughter's Spring Music concert at school. She had a solo in Firework and they put on quite the show for that piece!

Thursday was the Drama Club's first performance of The Princess Bride where my daughter was Buttercup.

Buttercup swimming away from the shrieking paper bag eels
Buttercup swimming away from the shrieking paper bag eels.

Saturday night was the final performance of The Princess Bride with the second cast.

Westley just revived thanks to Miracle Max's chocolate.
Westley just revived thanks to Miracle Max's chocolate.

Sunday was the cast party, so we've been super busy!

What I read:

Ship It This is London Melena's Jubilee Paths & Portals Boat of Dreams Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #3 The Penderwicks Bo at Ballard Creek Time Ghost Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #4 Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #5 Noragami 10 Surprise Me

  • Ship it by Britta Lundin; personal collection
  • This is London by Miroslav Sasek; library book
  • Melena's Jubilee by Zetta Elliott and Aaron Boyd (Illustrations); library book
  • Paths & Portals by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes (Illustrator)
  • Boat of Dreams by Rogério Coelho; library book / research
  • Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #3 by Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell (Illustrator)
  • The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall; personal collection (audio)
  • Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill and LeUyen Pham
  • Time Ghost by Welwyn Wilton Katz; library book
  • Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #4 by Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell (Illustrator)
  • Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #5 by Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell (Illustrator)
  • Noragami: Stray God, Vol. 10: Back From the Dead by Adachitoka
  • Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella; personal collection

What I'm reading:

Welcome to Nightvale Hello, Universe Inside Hudson Pickle Love & War

  • Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, personal collection
  • Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly; personal collection
  • Inside Hudson Pickle by Yolanda Ridge; personal collection
  • Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz; personal collection

Up Soon:

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz Better off Read Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil Under his spell

  • Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum; personal collection / research
  • Better off Read by Nora Page; personal collection
  • Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil by Jeff Lemire; personal collection
  • Under His Spell by Marie P. Croall and Hyeondo Park (Illustrator)' library book

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Comment #1: Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 23:18:09

Greg

Ooh Princess Bride! How fun. :) I wish our school would do a production of that. Cool videos too- I like the one rider practicing their lassoing.



Comment #2: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 21:45:00

Pussreboots

The kids did a great job adapting it to be a stage play. Thanks for watching my videos.



Comment #3: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 00:16:48

Cheryl Malandrinos

We have until June 22 for school, but it will be here soon. Love the photos. Our performance of Mulan is coming up soon. You have a some fabulous books listed. Hope you enjoy all that you need to read.



Comment #4: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 21:47:00

Pussreboots

Ooh! Mulan. That would be another good one to put on. Share pictures if you can. Fortunately I don't **have** to read any of the books but I think they'll all be good.



Comment #5: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 09:39:08

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

Lol that would be so cool to see heading down your street!

Hello Universe looks good. And I am still on a mission to read The Penderwicks this summer. The Princess Bride!!! My favorite!!!!



Comment #6: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 21:50:00

Pussreboots

The play was amazing. Both casts did amazing jobs. The Penderwicks are very good as audiobooks. I have the second book on hand now to listen to soon.



Comment #7: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 23:28:25

Hillary Roberts

I must read welcome to Night Vale!



Comment #8: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 21:54:00

Pussreboots

It's slow going in parts but still interesting. There's a lot of word play, maybe more so than the podcast.



Comment #9: Monday, June, 11, 2018 at 10:01:50

Kathy Martin

Firework was amazing. What a great production. I have been keeping track of my reading on Google Sheets for a few years and wish that I had kept track. Too often I see a title and think I might have read the book but certainly can't remember when or if I really did read it. As always you have an intriguing assortment of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #10: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 21:56:00

Pussreboots

I'm not as diligent with my handwritten list as I was when I was younger. I end up having to go back and fill in pages at a go rather than writing each one down as I finish it. Although now I can say I've read something and when I've read it, I still don't / can't recall every book I've read.



Comment #11: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:16:49

Ellen Pilch

Great video of the concert; they sound wonderful.



Comment #12: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 21:59:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. They worked hard.



Comment #13: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 18:00:14

Aj @ Read All The Things!

I love the eels in that photo :). Very terrifying. I hope you have a great week!



Comment #14: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 22:00:00

Pussreboots

The eels crack me up every single time.



Comment #15: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 19:07:49

Yvonne

A Just Clause and Better off Read are both on my lists to read.

Your daughter has been busy. I love the Princess Bride.

Have a great week!



Comment #16: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 22:00:00

Pussreboots

My daughter is always busy. Her summer is already nearly completely booked with things to do. I hope you enjoy A Just Clause and Better off Read. The Princess Bride performances were wonderful.



Comment #17: Monday, June, 11, 2018 at 19:35:05

Patty

Love those pictures and all of those books!



Comment #18: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 22:04:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. This week is off to a much slower start.



Comment #19: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 19:35:09

Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews

Great covers....ENJOY your books.

Thanks for coming by my blog, Sarah.



Comment #20: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 22:05:00

Pussreboots

Thanks and you're welcome.



Comment #21: Monday, June, 11, 2018 at 19:35:35

Laurel-Rain Snow

I just got Surprise Me from my library Overdrive. Looking forward to it. Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #22: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 22:06:00

Pussreboots

Surprise Me starts a little slow but picks up steam and turns out to be a great book. I hope you enjoy it.



Comment #23: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 19:46:27

Jolene Wilson

Looking forward to your review of Night Vale. Hello, Universe looks good too.



Comment #24: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 22:07:00

Pussreboots

The Night Vale book is slow going for a couple of reasons. First, there's a lot of wordplay in it, so I have to stop and think about what I'm reading. The second is that 's a signed first edition that I'm borrowing from my son, so I don't want to take it out in public with me or eat and read it at the same time, thus limiting my time to read it.