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Avatar: The Last Airbender: North and South, Part Three by Gene Luen Yang
Books of a Feather by Kate Carlisle
Caleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel
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Country Matters by Michael Korda The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated All-Girl Road Novel Thing by Erika Lopez
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Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs
House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser and Jon Klassen
Inside Hudson Pickle by Yolanda Ridge
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Love Lies Bleeding by Susan Wittig Albert
Love, Penelope by Joanne Rocklin
Melena's Jubilee by Zetta Elliott and Aaron Boyd
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
The Once Upon a Time Map Book by B.G. Hennessy and Peter Joyce
Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett
Questions Asked by Jostein Gaarder
The Sea Lady by Margaret Drabble
Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil, Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire
Spy on History: Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army by Enigma Alberti
Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley
Thornhill by Pam Smy
Tim Ginger by Julian Hanshaw
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
Winter Wonders by Kate Hannigan

Miscellaneous
Favorites of the first half of 2018
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 02, 2018)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 09, 2018)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 16, 2018)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 23, 2018)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 30, 2018)
June 2018 Sources
June 2018 Summary

Road Essays
Are small towns uhoric or utopic?
An update on the road narrative reading
Road Narrative Spectrum
What isn't a road narrative: towards an ontological understanding of the road's importance

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 23): 07/13/18

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 23)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

We're home. My husband is home. Summer day camp starts up again this week. I have another small ton of library books to finish.

Library books to read

What I read:

Delicious in Dungeon Poisoned Pages Lost in the labyrinth The Kiss Quotient Runaways: Battleworld Oscar Lives Next Door

  • Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 1 by Ryoko Kui; personal collection
  • Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett; personal collection (audio)
  • Lost in the labyrinth by Patrice Kindl; library book / research
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang; personal collection
  • Runaways: Battleworld by Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Greene (illustrations); library book
  • Oscar Lives Next Door: A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson's Childhood by Bonnie Farmer and Marie Lafrance (Illustrations); library book

What I'm reading:

The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings No Man of Woman Born Spook in the Stacks Somnambulance

  • The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings by Sarah Prineas; personal collection
  • No Man of Woman Born by Ana Mardoll; personal collection (ebook)
  • Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates; personal collection
  • Somnambulance by Fiona Smyth; personal collection

Up Soon:

The heart and mind of Frances Pauley The Clue at Black Creek Farm Yellow Brick War Island of the Mad

  • The heart and mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens; library book
  • The Clue at Black Creek Farm by Carolyn Keene; library book
  • Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige; personal collection / research
  • Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King; personal collection

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Comment #1: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 14:35:18 Yvonne

Your road trip sounds wonderful. Beautiful pictures. Have a great week!



Comment #2: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:59:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #3: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 00:26:55

Kathryn Trask

Just took a look at your review for The Kiss Quotient because I see it has just come into our library. I will read it now I see your review. I am liking the Kate Carlisle book, and will most likely read on in the series.



Comment #4: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11:02:00

Pussreboots

I hope you continue to enjoy the Kate Carlisle series. I'm on book 11 and there are currently 12 books. I'm also curious to see what you think of Kiss Quotient, another local to me story.



Comment #5: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 08:00:16

Sabrina Fox

The only book I recognize is The Kiss Quotient. All of these look so good, though! I see a lot of titles I'd buy based off of covers alone. Lol.

Hope you have a great week!!



Comment #6: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11:09:00

Pussreboots

I really enjoyed The Kiss Quotient.



Comment #7: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 09:07:57

Beth F

Island of the Mad looks good. I've been away from home too.



Comment #8: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11:09:00

Pussreboots

I hope it is. I found the last one disappointing.



Comment #9: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:39:22

Laurel-Rain Snow

I am tempted to re-read some of those Nancy Drew books. I have the first three sitting on my shelf.

I keep seeing The Kiss Quotient around. Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES



Comment #10: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11:16:00

Pussreboots

Of all the Nancy Drew series I've read, the Diaries are my favorite.



Comment #11: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 12:51:31

Katie @ Read-at-Home Mom

I see Death by Dumpling in your library stack. I hope you enjoy it. I thought it was one of the best cozy mysteries I've read and I'm starting the ARC of the second one this week.



Comment #12: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11:20:00

Pussreboots

Death by Dumpling is actually one I bought weeks and weeks ago but I do plan to read it soon.



Comment #13: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 16:15:59

Kathy Martin

Nice variety of books. I've only read The Scroll of Kings and Island of the Mad and enjoyed both of them. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #14: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11:24:00

Pussreboots

I finished The Scroll of Kings last night. I still need to start Island of the Mad.



Comment #15: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 18:21:37

Jo

I too have a small ton of library books. How does that happen?

Happy Reading!



Comment #16: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11:26:00

Pussreboots

A couple here. A couple there. Repeat. Renew. Suddenly due!



Comment #17: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 19:53:25

Aj @ Read All The Things!

I’ve been seeing The Kiss Quotient everywhere. I don’t usually read romance, but I’m curious about what all the hype is about. Have a great week!



Comment #18: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11:26:00

Pussreboots

Has it been hyped where you are? Here the launch was pretty quiet. I also don't read a lot of romance — maybe a book or two a year. I read this one because it's set near me, is written by a Vietnamese woman, features a Vietnames couple, and the MC is both autistic and asexual. I wanted to see how it would play out and I found it very enjoyable.



Comment #19: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 14:03:24

herding cats

Cat Got Your Diamonds looks so fun :)



Comment #20: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11:36:00

Pussreboots

It was.



Comment #21: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 20:43:57

Yvonne

I've read the first couple of books in Eva Gates' series and loved them. I have to catch up with that one.

Enjoy your books and have a great week!



Comment #22: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 14:17:17

Pussreboots

I'm thrilled that there's a new one in the series.



Comment #23: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 21:08:56

Nise'

Hope you get to those library books or they have a generous renew policy.



Comment #24: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 14:19:00

Pussreboots

The library gives me two renewals for a total of nine weeks per book. Unfortunately, this lot has run out of renewals. I have about ten days left to read them all.



Comment #25: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 23:11:28

Cheryl Malandrinos

Welcome back. Hope you had a good time. The Kiss Quotient looks like a nice read. Never picked up the Nancy Drew Diaries with the girls, but probably something I would have enjoyed as a kid.

Have a great week. Thanks for visiting The Book Connection.



Comment #26: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 14:21:00

Pussreboots

I thoroughly enjoyed The Kiss Quotient. I didn't read Nancy Drew as a kid and neither of my kids have been interested in reading them. I started reading the Diaries because of the Cybils. Book eight was nominated a few years back.



Comment #27: Friday, July 27, 2018 at 08:02:09

herding cats

Yay for all of the library books. I've been using our e-library a lot lately.



Comment #28: Tuesday, July 30, 2018 at 19:22:00

Pussreboots

I get a tone of digital audiobooks from my library along with the print copies. I don't do the ebooks that way because they don't have as many renewals as the print ones.