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A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld
Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd) by Julie Bowe
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Black Cats and Evil Eyes: A Book of Old-Fashioned Superstitions by Chloe Rhodes
Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova
Cat Got Your Diamonds by Julie Chase
Classified as Murder by Miranda James
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Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins
Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson
The Million by Karl Schroeder
Paradox in Oz by Edward Einhorn and Eric Shanower
Restart by Gordon Korman
Running With Lions by Julian Winters
Weather or Not by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
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Cybils Update (October 16)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 01)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 08)
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 08): 10/08/18

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

Today I'm coughing because there was a huge grass fire north of us. Thankfully it was in an unpopulated area and it basically put itself out when it hit the bay, but the winds filled the entire Bay Area with thick horrible smoke. Burrowing owl painting

I'm nearly finished with the burrowing owl painting. It needs a couple more small details and a signature. Next painting will be of Reggie, our local lovesick tom turkey. He dances and struts his stuff for every human woman who visits him at Sulphur Creek.

What I read:

Monoceros File M for Murder Bruja Born Giant Days Volume 8 The Ice Witch

  • Monoceros by Suzette Mayr; library book
  • File M for Murder by Miranda James; personal collection (audiobook)
  • Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova; personal collection / research
  • Giant Days Volume 8 by John Allison; personal collection
  • The Ice Witch by Joel Ross; personal collection

What I'm reading:

Sodom Road Exit Pride Foe Three Quarters Dead

  • Sodom Road Exit by Amber Dawn; personal collection / research
  • Pride by Ibi Zoboi; personal collection / research
  • Foe by Iain Reid; personal collection / research
  • Three Quarters Dead by Richard Peck; library book

Up Soon:

Supernova Snake Bite Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish Dragon Kiss

  • Supernova by Kazu Kibiushi; personal collection
  • Snake Bite by Andy Lane; library book
  • Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya; personal collection
  • Dragon Kiss by E.D. Baker

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Comment #1: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 10:17:04

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Your blog always sends me to so many good books. Thanks for sharing these, especially the children's books.



Comment #2: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 10:18:00

Pussreboots

That's nice to hear. Thanks.



Comment #3: Monday, October 08, 2018 at 09:34:46

Erin @ Cracker Crumbs

I am loving all of your bird paintings! They are so good!! I am glad to hear that the fire went out on its own. So scary!

Midnight Without a Moon looks good.



Comment #4: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 10:20:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. Sometimes I can't tell — I get over critical.



Comment #5: Monday, October 08, 2018 at 10:20:49

Laurel-Rain Snow

Oh, a grass fire sounds scary...and the aftermath of smoke! I hope it clears up soon! Classified as Murder sounds good. Enjoy! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES



Comment #6: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 10:23:00

Pussreboots

Classified as Murder was a quick read as is its sequel, Dial M for Murder



Comment #7: Monday, October 08, 2018 at 10:20:49

Laurel-Rain Snow

Oh, a grass fire sounds scary...and the aftermath of smoke! I hope it clears up soon! Classified as Murder sounds good. Enjoy! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES



Comment #8: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 10:27:00

Pussreboots

There was just so much smoke and so much wind. It was hard to believe the fire was fifty miles away! The smoke is cleared out now, thankfully.



Comment #9: Monday, October 08, 2018 at 12:31:53

Kathy Martin

I like Andrew Lane's Sherlock Holmes series. I hope you do too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #10: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 10:29:00

Pussreboots

I do too, although the previous one was rather silly.



Comment #11: Monday, October 08, 2018 at 15:17:31

Kathryn Trask

>Your painting is beautiful, I love it. That fire smoke would be ghastly to breathe in. Hope it hasn't put you off reading and painting!



Comment #12: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 10:30:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I didn't do much of either on Sunday when the smoke was the worst.



Comment #13: Monday, October 08, 2018 at 17:11:11

Cheryl Malandrinos

Glad the fire didn't spread much. We visited NC one year close to when they had a wildfire and the smoke and smell were overpowering. I can't wait to see the finished painting. It's so lovely.

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish looks like fun read. File M for Murder looks cute. Hope you have a great week.



Comment #14: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 10:32:00

Pussreboots

I will post a photo when I'm finished and a review of Marcus Vega Don't Speak Spanish when I've read it. File M for Murder was fun.



Comment #15: Monday, October 08, 2018 at 20:23:41

Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews

I hope you feel better.

Nice book line up.

ENJOY your week.

Thanks for coming by my blog.



Comment #16: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 10:35:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #17: Monday, October 08, 2018 at 21:41:34

Susie | Novel Visits

Hope you enjoy Foe. I really liked it even though it's a little out there.



Comment #18: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 10:37:00

Pussreboots

I enjoyed his previous book and am expecting this one to be "out there."



Comment #19: Monday, October 08, 2018 at 22:18:06

Ellen Pilch

Classified as Murder looks good. That painting is beautiful.



Comment #20: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 10:39:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. Classified as Murder is good.



Comment #21: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 01:14:03

>sherry fundin

Very nice painting. Hope they get the fire out.



Comment #22: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 10:40:00

Pussreboots

As far as I know, the fire is out. Thanks.