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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 30): 07/30/18

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 30)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

Last week my daughter had her book camp where she learned some basics of book binding, tried her hand at some illustration techniques, and had a ton of fun making zines. They also worked as a group to paint a mural.

Sun Gallery Mural

Also last week the new laptop my husband ordered came in, so I've been having fun getting it set up. Actually the initial set up was a breeze compared to earlier models. But there are still the passwords and whatnot. But I think everything is now the way I need and want it to be.

Then today I had my day planned around doing chores and gardening and maybe doing some reading. Instead, my ten minute errand to the library ended up being a four hour quest to jumpstart my car and then buy a replacement battery on a Sunday. Thankfully we got it all done and got the last repair slot at our local Sears.

What I read:

The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings The heart and mind of Frances Pauley The Clue at Black Creek Farm Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience(TM) Lost and Fondue

  • The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings by Sarah Prineas; personal collection
  • The heart and mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens; library book
  • The Clue at Black Creek Farm by Carolyn Keene; library book
  • Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Lost and fondue by Avery Ames; library book

What I'm reading:

No Man of Woman Born Spook in the Stacks Somnambulance The Doldrums and the Helmsley curse

  • 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
  • The Doldrums and the Helmsley curse by Nicholas Gannon; library

Up Soon:

Yellow Brick War Island of the Mad Sweet Legacy You Go First

  • Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige; personal collection / research
  • Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King; personal collection
  • Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs; library book
  • You go first by Erin Entrada Kelly; personal collection

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Comment #1: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 01:03:02

Jo

You read so much this week. And you finished The Scroll of Kings!

Happy reading in the coming week.



Comment #2: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 19:27:00

Pussreboots

I hope there is a sequel to The Scroll of Kings.



Comment #3: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 10:05:32

Laurel-Rain Snow

Book Camp sounds like fun...the library errand ending with car troubles, not so good.

Your books look interesting. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #4: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 19:28:00

Pussreboots

The library errand began with car trouble. But in between getting the car jumped and getting a new battery I did also get to the library.



Comment #5: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 10:05:46

Beth F

The Doldrums is a lot of fun.



Comment #6: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 19:30:00

Pussreboots

They're a cute pair of books.



Comment #7: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 10:55:23

Harvee

Enjoy your new laptop and books!



Comment #8: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 19:30:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #9: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 11:23:17

Valerie @ Cats Luv Coffee

I'm interested to see what you think of the Dorothy Must Die series! Have a great week!



Comment #10: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 19:32:00

Pussreboots

I'm kind of on the fence with the series but I own the entire thing.



Comment #11: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 11:34:08

Kathy Martin

Sorry you had car trouble. Why do these things always happen on a Sunday? Nice assortment of books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #12: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 20:20:00

Pussreboots

Any other Sunday would have been ok but this week my husband's on call and I had things I had to do today and tomorrow that couldn't be rescheduled. I'm grateful that we were able to get the battery replaced.



Comment #13: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 15:21:59

Yvonne

The Avery Aames' series is another I need to read and have on my TBR somewhere. It looks looks like a good one.

Have a great week!



Comment #14: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 20:23:00

Pussreboots

It's a cute series. I liked the second book more than the first.



Comment #15: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 15:53:01

Shaye

Ugh. I'm so sorry to hear about your battery issues on Sunday. NO FUN! I thoroughly enjoyed Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus and my daughter immediately read it after me. But I enjoyed Bowling's latest book (24 Hours in Nowhere due to be released in September) even MORE!! I'll have to think back to the storyline in regards to your thoughts about the time period she selected. I assume it has to do with Bowling's experience growing up during that time of when she came across that themed park in Arizona (in her real life), but I'm not absolutely certain. Wish I could openly discuss more without risking spoilers. But nope. LOL I'll look forward to hearing your thoughts on You Go First. I read it a few months ago, but am sad to say chunks of the story line are already disappearing from my memory. I guess that's not the best sign (for the book OR for my memory). It looks like Questions Asked and Poisoned Pages were incredible reads this past week. I'm waiting for Questions Asked, but I need to make sure I have Poisoned Pages on why list. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful reading week, Sarah!



Comment #16: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 20:26:00

Pussreboots

I had no idea that Dusti Bowling had a new book out so soon. Thanks for the heads up. Questions Asked and Poisoned Pages were two excellent books. I hope you like them.



Comment #17: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 19:41:41

Donna

The Spook in the Stacks looks good. Book camp sounds like a lot of fun. See what I read this month at Girl Who Reads



Comment #18: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 20:29:00

Pussreboots

I think it will be. I have one more library book to finish before I can sink my teeth into it.



Comment #19: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 22:15:39

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Cute mural. Sorry about the car trouble. Iā€™m glad it got fixed, though. I hope you enjoy all your books. Have a great week!



Comment #20: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 20:30:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. The kids were very proud of their work on it. The car trouble ended up being a pretty easy fix and would have been easier if we knew where our jumper cables were. We ended up getting a new set.



Comment #21: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 22:41:05

Greg

Ugh, sorry to hear about the car. That can be frustrating.

Lost and Fondue looks like a fun cozy!



Comment #22: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 20:34:00

Pussreboots

Lost and Fondue was good. It left me wanting to eat cheese, though.



Comment #23: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 23:29:57

Susie | Novel Visits

Book camp sounds fun. I'd like to learn a little about binding snd the entire creating a book process. Great mural, too!



Comment #24: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 20:35:00

Pussreboots

It was a fun camp for my daughter.



Comment #25: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 06:39:50

Angelica @ Paperback Princsss

Your daughter's camp sounds wonderful. Wish there was more for adults with childcare services šŸ˜‚

Isn't it terrible when things arise and your hoping for a day just for you! I feel my hours off from being a Mum I'm too busy running errands for my household šŸ˜£



Comment #26: Sunday, August 05, 2018 at 21:08:00

Pussreboots

The art gallery that runs the camps also does art events for adults. I don't know if they offer daycare at the same time.



Comment #27: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 10:19:49

Amelia

Nice selection of books this week. Sorry about your battery troubles.



Comment #28: Sunday, August 05, 2018 at 21:11:00

Pussreboots

The batter issue was frustrating for an afternoon. The books ended up being pretty good this week.



Comment #29: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 19:28:32

Sue Jackson

Wow, I want to go to book camp!! Sounds like so much fun!

Great books for you lately - I &heart; Nancy Drew - need to revisit her books one day.

And I have You Go First on audio - looking forward to it.

Enjoy your books this week!

Sue 2018 Big Book Summer Challenge



Comment #30: Sunday, August 05, 2018 at 21:15:00

Pussreboots

I hope to start You Go First this week.



Comment #31: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 at 21:13:34

Jennifer | Book Den

Book camp? That sounds awesome. I love that mural.



Comment #32: Sunday, August 05, 2018 at 21:21:00

Pussreboots

She had a fun time. She has one more camp at the gallery coming up in a week.



Comment #33: Thursday, August 02, 2018 at 09:33:52

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

So many interesting books on your shelf. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus? Love the title. And You Go First. Thanks for sharing.



Comment #34: Sunday, August 05, 2018 at 21:22:00

Pussreboots

The title makes in context. It's worth a read. I hope to start You Go First this week.



Comment #35: Friday, August 03, 2018 at 23:44:07

herding cats

How fun for the kiddo. And yay for the laptop! Fun to get a fresh start sometimes.



Comment #36: Sunday, August 05, 2018 at 21:23:00

Pussreboots

The laptop has been lovely.