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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 18): 06/18/18

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 18)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

Last week started out slowly reading-wise. I got myself unnecessarily stressed out when by Thursday I hadn't finished Welcome to Night Vale even though I had been reading it for five weeks. I finally found the time Thursday night to finish the book.

Graduation day

On Wednesday our youngest graduated elementary school. She'll be heading to the middle school at the end of August. She also earned her "pathway to biliteracy" award for successfully completing seven years of Mandarin immersion. She also had to do an interview and write two essays (one in English and one in Mandarin). She will be continuing with the program in middle school.

What I read:

Under his spell Welcome to Nightvale Love & War The Saturdays Hello, Universe Square

  • Under His Spell by Marie P. Croall and Hyeondo Park (Illustrator)' library book
  • Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, personal collection / research
  • Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz; personal collection
  • The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright; library book
  • Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly; personal collection
  • Square by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen (illustrator); library book

What I'm reading:

Inside Hudson Pickle Better off Read Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil The Chosen Ones

  • Inside Hudson Pickle by Yolanda Ridge; personal collection
  • Better off Read by Nora Page; personal collection
  • Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil by Jeff Lemire; personal collection
  • The Chosen Ones by Scarlett Thomas; personal collection / research

Up Soon:

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz Love, Penelope Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book The Wonder Engine

  • Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum; personal collection / research
  • Love, Penelope by Joanne Rocklin; personal collection
  • Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book by Will Mabbitt; library book / research
  • The Wonder Engine by T. Kingfisher; personal collection (ebook) / research

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Comments  (20)



Comment #1: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 02:59:51

Greg

Congrats to your daughter- how exciting! And to you too for finishing Night Vale ha ha! Sometimes some books just take a bit to finish. :) Hope it was good. Happy reading!



Comment #2: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 21:41:00

Pussreboots

Night Vale wasn't hard to read, it just didn't fit in with my schedule.



Comment #3: Monday, June, 18, 2018 at 08:10:40

Angelica @ Paperback Princess

Congratulations on your little lady going to middle school, its an accomplishment for both of you.

And what an extremely smart little girl to be able to speak Mandarin let alone write a Mandarin essay! wow!



Comment #4: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 21:44:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #5: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 09:34:46

Beth F

Congrats on your daughter's achievements.

I listened to Night Vale and quite enjoyed it.



Comment #6: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 21:45:00

Pussreboots

If I were to buy it myself, I would have gotten an ebook version. I was borrowing my son's copy. I did enjoy it but I couldn't take it with me which meant I needed longer to read it.



Comment #7: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 11:34:56

Shoshi Hornum

Congrats to you and your daughter! How did you like Love and War?



Comment #8: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 21:50:00

Pussreboots

I liked it quite a bit. You can read my review here



Comment #9: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 13:29:31

herding cats

Yay for the kiddo and for finally finishing the book! Hope you have a good one this week :)



Comment #10: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 21:53:00

Pussreboots

It was silly to stress out over taking longer than expected on a book, especially one that wasn't for a deadline.



Comment #11: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 14:16:46

Megan @ Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

I haven't read any of the ones on your list. You definitely seem to have diverse tastes :) have a great reading week!!



Comment #12: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 21:58:00

Pussreboots

That's true. I hope your reading week goes well too.



Comment #13: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 15:46:54

Kathy Martin

Congrats to you daughter. I wish her well in middle school. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #14: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 22:01:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #15: Monday, June, 18, 2018 at 18:34:00

Yvonne

Congrats on your daughter's graduation!

I love the Miranda James series. I need to catch up with it.

Enjoy and have a great week!



Comment #16: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 22:03:00

Pussreboots

I just finished the second Miranda James book.



Comment #17: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 22:09:19

Cheryl Malandrinos

Congratulations on your daughter's accomplishments. How exciting for her. Our youngest is heading to high school in the fall.

The covers on so many of these are lovely. I've never read The Wizard of Oz. I really should.



Comment #18: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 22:06:00

Pussreboots

You can get a free ebook version of the Wizard of Oz from a number of different sites. Your public library will probably also have it in print.



Comment #19: Tuesday, June, 19, 2018 at 00:37:34

Jo

Congrats to your youngest!

I have Better Off Read checked out from the library right now.

Happy Reading!



Comment #20: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 22:08:00

Pussreboots

I'm on page 75 right now. I'm enjoying it.

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