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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 15): 10/15/18
I finished the burrowing owl painting. In the end all it needed were some sky blue outlines here and there.
Now I'm working on a new portrait of Reggie the turkey. He lives at nearby Sulphur Creek, a wild animal rescue center. My original portrait I sold to the library. It was the one painting that everyone was sad to see go.
Readingwise I had a good week. I had some library books due and got them read. I'm also now entering the third week of the Cybils. The public nominations are ending. So far there have been ninety-three nominations (and I've read nine of them). The remainder of the month will be publisher nominations and our list of books could grow by another fifty or so.
I won't list every single nominee that I look at, only those that I read cover to cover. As a first round reader, I'm not required to read every book word for word, just enough to get a sense of whether or not it needs to go to the next round.
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 23:33:12
Good that there wasn't anybody there, bad that there was a fire and the subsequent smoke! Looks like a pretty great week, book wise! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!
Comment #2: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:18:00
It was thankfully an uninhabited area. But grass burns fast and the winds carried the smoke everywhere.
Comment #3: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 08:50:21
Have fun with the Cybils books
Comment #4: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:21:00
Comment #5: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:36:48
Black Cats and Evil Eyes looks good! I love books like that.
I love your paintings! :) Congrats on selling one! :)
Comment #6: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:23:00
Thank you, re the paintings. The ones I'm painting now aren't for sale. They are for my family and are replacements for a set I did sell. THe sales process took longer than we expected and we got attached to the old set. With them gone to their intended home, I have the freedom to start anew.
Black Cats and Evil Eyes wasn't what I was looking for.
Comment #7: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:55:57
Your paintings are always so impressive, you've got a lot of talent. Looks like you had a great reading week, too.
Comment #8: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:27:00
Thank you. It was a good week for reading. I hope this week is as well.
Comment #9: Monday, October, 15, 2018 at 11:54:17
Most of your books are new to me this week. I hope you are enjoying the Cybils you are reading. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #10: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:32:00
Cybils is fun. There are some excellent books. There are some that aren't but the process is still worth the effort.
Comment #11: Monday, October, 15, 2018 at 14:39:37
I love your paintings and so happy you are sharing them here. I have read a few of the earlier Amulet books so I see its still going well.
Comment #12: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:34:00
Thank you. I'm pleased you enjoy my paintings. They're fun to do. After this Amulet book, there is one more. Things are wrapping up.
Comment #13: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 18:52:16
I always love reading through your lists! I'm really interested in Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish and hope to get to it soon!
Comment #14: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:37:00
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish is a quick and delightful read.
Comment #15: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 19:17:46
I like your paintings. You are talented. You've read an eclectic mix of books. I'm curious about Pride. Have a great reading week!
Comment #16: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:40:00
Pride is a modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in Brooklyn. I loved it. I hope you get it a read.
Comment #17: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 19:52:38
I will be curious to see how you like Benefits Of Being an Octopus. I thought it was excellent.
Comment #18: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:42:00
I'll post a review when I'm done.
Comment #19: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 20:30:43
I love your birds! I’m a second round Cybils judge, so I’m eagerly waiting to see what gets passed along to me.
Comment #20: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:44:00
We will strive to hand you the best list possible!
Comment #21: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:33:38
Hope your reads are good this week!Love the look of Sherlock Holmes Snakebite.
Comment #22: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:47:00
Snakebite was a quick read but not as fun as previous books.
Comment #23: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 23:30:00
Wow-- I hope you write a review for Pride. I'm on the fence whether to read it.
What an excellent reading week.
Comment #24: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 22:51:00
I'm planning on reviewing Pride near the end of the month.