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The Alcatraz Escape by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Better Off Read by Nora Page
Braced by Alyson Gerber
The Chosen Ones by Scarlett Thomas
Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
Fleep by Jason Shiga
The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber
I'll Save You Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal
A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
Karma Khullar's Mustache by Kristi Wientge
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz
Malaika’s Winter Carnival by Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher (illustrator) Merman in My Tub, Volume 2 by Itokichi
The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time by Steven Sherrill
Murder Past Due by Miranda James
Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss and John Hendrix
The Outlaw Varjak Paw by S.F. Said
Ragtag by Karl Wolf-Morgenländer
The Road is Yours Reginald M. Cleveland Rooster Joe and the Bully by Xavier Garza
Runaways, Volume 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell
Ship It by Britta Lundin
Square by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
Time Ghost by Welwyn Wilton Katz
Wandering Son: Volume 3 by Takako Shimura
White Night by Jim Butcher
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum: rereading for the American road narrative

Miscellaneous
Canadian Book Challenge: 2018-2019
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 04)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 11)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 18)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 25)
May 2018 Sources
May 2018 Summary
On counting books: stop policing other people's reading
Thirty-one years of tracking my reading

Road Essays
Ignoring the eight percent
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
Who is Dorothy?

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 25): 06/25/18

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 25)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

The first full week of summer is done. My daughter spent her time at the local Girl Scout cabin, volunteering as PAinT. My son meanwhile is buried under AP and Honors homework for next year.

What I read:

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

  • Classified as Murder by Miranda James; personal collection (audiobook)
  • Better off Read by Nora Page; personal collection
  • Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil by Jeff Lemire; personal collection
  • Inside Hudson Pickle by Yolanda Ridge; personal collection
  • The Chosen Ones by Scarlett Thomas; personal collection

What I'm reading:

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

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

Up Soon:

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris Paradox Bound Ravenous CatStronauts: Robot Rescue

  • The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan; personal collection (audiobook)
  • Paradox Bound by Peter Clines; library book / research
  • Ravenous by MarcyKate Connolly; library book
  • CatStronauts: Robot Rescue by Drew Brockington; personal collection

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Reviews Posted

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Comment #1: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 17:38:31

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

I love it that your youngest is learning Mandarin. Good for her!



Comment #2: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 21:58:00

Pussreboots

My son was the first grade to go through the program but there was a lot of trial and error with that first group of kids. He switched to Spanish in middle school. My daughter though had a much better experience. The original school and now the middle school and high school are all on board and have put together an excellent program.



Comment #3: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 12:33:18

Ali

I'll have to check out Better Off Read! Love a cute cozy mystery :)



Comment #4: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 22:00:00

Pussreboots

Better off Read was a little rough around the edges but good enough that I'll read more books in the series.



Comment #5: Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 23:36:49

Melinda

Is your daughter at Girl Scout day camp? My daughter will be doing 2 weeks of day camp (and then 4 days of overnight camp) this summer. She's a rising junior now, but she's looking forward to when she can be a PAinT!



Comment #6: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 22:01:00

Pussreboots

She was last week. This week she's at a drama camp run by the local art gallery. She's finished her time as a PAinT, so next time there's a day camp, she can work as a P.A.



Comment #7: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 03:07:33

Kathryn Trask

h a booky book, Better off Read looks like a fun cozy.



Comment #8: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 22:04:00

Pussreboots

It is. I hope there are more in the series.



Comment #9: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 07:21:17

Beth F

Good variety of books this past week.



Comment #10: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 22:05:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I'm trying to work through my TBR pile.



Comment #11: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 08:36:52

Louisa Paarsmarkt

Boo stress! Go books! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!



Comment #12: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 22:06:00

Pussreboots

This week is better.



Comment #13: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 11:30:06

Kathy Martin

Lovely assortment of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #14: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 22:08:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. Have a good week.



Comment #15: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 17:35:04

Donna

You have some great looking books on your list.



Comment #16: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 22:11:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I hope they turn out as good as they look.



Comment #17: Monday, June, 25, 2018 at 19:48:21

Elizabeth @Silver’s Reviews

Love the cozies and The Chooccolate Shop In Paris.

ENJOY your reading week, and thanks for coming by my blog earlier.



Comment #18: Monday, June, 25, 2018 at 22:14:21

Pussreboots

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris is good but it has a weird start.



Comment #19: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 20:01:11

Laurel-Rain Snow

Great looking reads! I see that we both enjoyed Surprise Me.

Have a great week.



Comment #20: Monday, June, 25, 2018 at 22:15:21

Pussreboots

Yup. We both did.



Comment #21: Monday, June, 25, 2018 at 20:23:42

Yvonne

Those cozies look good. Also Surprise Me looks good. I always enjoy Sophie Kinsella's books. Enjoy and have a great week!



Comment #22: Monday, June, 25, 2018 at 22:17:21

Pussreboots

Surprise Me is good, though a little slow in places. It's worth sticking with.



Comment #23: Monday, June, 25, 2018 at 21:25:56

JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

Maybe while they are occupied, you'll get even more time to read?! :)



Comment #24: Monday, June, 25, 2018 at 22:19:56

Pussreboots

Probably not. There are other things I need / want to do too.



Comment #25: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 21:59:37

Jo

I read the Wizard in Oz series as a child. I should read them again now. I wonder what I would think of them. And the Dr. Dolittle books (which I read just before or after the Wizard of Oz series). Did you enjoy the Miranda James audio?



Comment #26: Monday, June, 25, 2018 at 22:20:56

Pussreboots

The Miranda James audios are good but it takes me a while to get into them because the characters are mostly men but the narrator is a woman. She does a good job, I just have to get my brain in gear for her.



Comment #27: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 23:45:33

Cheryl Malandrinos

It is so impressive that you can read more than one book at a time. I simply can't do it--unless it's fiction and non-fiction.

I think we have Classified as Murder here somewhere. Catstronauts looks fun. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for visiting The Book Connection.



Comment #28: Monday, June, 25, 2018 at 22:22:56

Pussreboots

There's the ebook on my phone / computer, the audiobook on my phone / computer, the book I'm reading for research, and the book I'm reading for fun. The Catstronaut books are a cute series.



Comment #29: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 05:11:17

Louisa Paarsmarkt

Go summer! Well, besides hot temperatures! Looks like a pretty good week, lots of interesting books! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!



Comment #30: Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 16:04:00

Pussreboots

This is our first summer in the new house so I don't know yet how well it handles the heat. Like our old place it doesn't have air conditioning. But it also doesn't have windows that face the setting sun. It seems to have better air flow. We'll see.



Comment #31: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 00:33:11

Adriana C

Hi, enjoy your books.
Thanks for stopping by.



Comment #32: Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 16:08:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I have been so far.



Comment #33: Wednesday, June, 27, 2018 at 13:25:27

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

I couldn't find a Jenny Colgan book on the shelf of our library the other day. :( (well, that I hadn't read) I am going to have to put in some requests! :)

CatStronauts looks so good!!! I am also going to have to check out Sophie Kinsella. :)

Have a great week!



Comment #34: Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 16:10:00

Pussreboots

I'm about halfway through The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris. It has a weird start that was off putting. Now the book has finally settled into the story I was expecting and it's quite good.