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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 05): 11/05/18

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

Cybils are definitely in full swing. Seven of the eleven books I finished last week were for Cybils.

I also spent a full day working at the local art gallery helping a woman teach two different classes of high school students who were visiting on field trips. As it was the Day of the Dead we did an appropriately themed lesson.

I also managed to squeeze in some painting time. I still need to add in the details to the feathers.

Macaw painting, not yet finished

What I read:

No Fixed Address Binti Small Favor The next thing on my list Mystery of the Missing Mask

  • No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen; personal collection
  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor; library book
  • Al Capone throws me a curve by Gennifer Choldenko; library book
  • The rhino in right field by Stacy DeKeyser; library book
  • Small Favor by Jim Butcher; personal collection (audiobook)
  • The next thing on my list by Jill Smolinski; library book
  • Drum roll, please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  • A Script for Danger by Carolyn Keene; library book
  • The Mad Wolf's daughter by Diane Magras; library book
  • The Mystery of the Missing Mask by M.A. Wilson' personal collection
  • The not-so-boring letters of private nobody by Matthew Landis

What I'm reading:

Elementary, She Read Sweep Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Little Red Rodent Hood

  • Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany; personal collection
  • Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier; personal collection
  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser; personal collection
  • Little Red Rodent Hood by Ursula Vernon; personal collection

Up Soon:

  • Wild Blues by Beth Kephart; personal collection
  • Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin; personal collection
  • Soof by Sarah Weeks; personal collection
  • House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones; library book


Reviews Posted

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Comment #1: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 23:43:54


>The Vicki Delaney series is on my list to read. It looks great. Have a great week!

Comment #2: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 21:21:00


I just finished the first book. I will get to the other two soon.

Comment #3: Sunday, November 04, 2018 at 21:30:50

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

My son read Binti last year for his school's summer reading program. He thought it was okay.

Comment #4: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 21:21:00


Binti took me by surprise. I definitively plan to read the next one.

Comment #5: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 00:54:55

Kathryn Trask

The Cybils are keeping you busy and the art class would have been good with the young people.

Comment #6: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 21:25:00


The young people are nearly adults themselves. It was my first time teaching (or helping to teach) high schoolers. I normally work with kindergarten and first grade. We're in the full swing of the Cybils now so I'm going to be reading more and more just for that.

Comment #7: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 07:22:38

Beth F

I hope to get to the new Vanderbeekers soon. I really liked Wild Blues so I hope you do too.

Comment #8: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 21:28:00


First I have to get through the old Vanderbeekers. Then I need to get a copy of the one. Realistically I won't get to the new one until early next year. Wild Blues I'll be reading soon as it's in my Cybils category.

Comment #9: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 09:02:56

Erin @ Cracker Crumbs

What a fun sounding day!

Soof looks good. And I love your painting!

Comment #10: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 21:31:00


I tend to like Sarah Weeks's books. I'm looking forward to reading Soof. I hope to finish the painting this week.

Comment #11: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 09:17:54

Laurel-Rain Snow

Great painting, and what a nice collection of books. Enjoy. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Comment #12: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 21:34:00


Thank you. Have a good week.

Comment #13: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 10:43:58

Kathy Martin

Sounds like you had a nice busy week. I admire anyone who is an artist. I totally lack that talent. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Comment #14: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 21:36:00


Like any skill it requires a certain amount of drive and a whole lot of practice. My week was busy and this week is shaping up to be even more so.

Comment #15: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 21:01:40


I like your artwork. And Elementary, She Read looks fun. :)

Comment #16: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 21:38:00


Thank you! I just finished Elementary, She Read and it was good, albeit a little slow in places. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to reading the second book.

Comment #17: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 21:57:27

Susie | Novel Visits

You are crazy busy as always. You have me very curious. What is Cybils?

Comment #18: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 21:40:00


Cybils is the children's and young adult literature awards run by book bloggers and librarians. You can learn more here.

Comment #19: Monday, November, 05, 2018 at 22:24:34

Katie @ Read-at-Home Mom

I really enjoyed Wild Blues and Louisiana's Way Home. House of Many Ways is also on my TBR.

Comment #20: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 21:42:00


I loved Louisiana's Way Home. Wild Blues I will be getting to soon.

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