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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 31): 12/31/18

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

My in-laws are visiting for the new year. I'm taking the last day to play games, work on my photographs, and put together a puzzle. I'll start reading again on Wednesday.

What I read:

  • Runaways, Volume 2: Best Friends Forever by Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka (Illustrator)
  • My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer; publisher copy
  • Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko; library book
  • Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world by Ashley Herring Blake; library book
  • Merci Surez changes gears by Meg Medina; library book
  • Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower; personal collection

What I'm reading:

  • The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene; library book
  • P.S. I miss you by Jen Petro-Roy; personal collection
  • Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian; personal collection
  • The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis; personal collection

Up Soon:

  • SOS at Night by M.A. Wilson
  • The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer
  • Beyond: the Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology edited by SfĂ© R. Monster; personal collection
  • The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter; personal collection

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Comment #1: Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 17:32:38

>herding cats

Goodness. Hope everyone is well on the mend. The chicken paintings are great :)



Comment #2: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 20:39:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I find chickens fun to paint. I'll probably paint more in the future.



Comment #3: Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 21:21:43

herding cats

That sounds like a wonderful way to ring in Christmas :) Hope you've had a great week!



Comment #4: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 20:41:00

Pussreboots

It was a nice quiet and relaxing time at home.



Comment #5: Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 21:28:04

herding cats

I love seeing all of your paintings. They're fantastic!



Comment #6: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 20:42:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I plan to share more this year.



Comment #7: Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 22:33:34

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

I read so many Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books when I was a kid. Enjoy spending time with your family!



Comment #8: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 20:42:00

Pussreboots

I read my mother's old Hardy Boys and my own collection of Trixie Belden mysteries. I didn't start reading Nancy Drew until adulthood.



Comment #9: Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 22:46:39

Greg

Enjoy the last day of the year- and Happy New Year! I started watching season two of the Runaways show.



Comment #10: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 20:44:00

Pussreboots

I wasn't aware there is a Runaways show. I had to look it up. I don't have a Hulu account which explains why I haven't heard of it.



Comment #11: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 00:41:52

Cheryl Malandrinos

Enjoy your visit. Reading can wait.

The Nancy Drew Diaries looks like so much fun. Love the cover on The Ghost Road.

Happy new year!



Comment #12: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 20:47:00

Pussreboots

The Nancy Drew Diaries are a nice modernization of the series.



Comment #13: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 08:05:06

Donna

You have some great looking books on your list. I couldn't get into Nancy Drew as a kid - I liked the Bobbsey Twins. See what I read this month at Girl Who Reads



Comment #14: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 20:48:00

Pussreboots

I also didn't read Nancy Drew as a child. In the 1950s-1970s the publishers edited the earlier series to make Nancy more wholesome to Babyboom readers, meaning they made her less of a feminist and less of a badass. Those were the versions that were available when I was a kid the 1970s-1980s so I didn't read them. I only started reading them as an adult when the original versions were re-released as special editions. The Diaries are a new, modern take on the characters that are quite good.



Comment #15: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 15:35:20

Kathy Martin

Have fun with the family. Come see my week here. Happy reading and happy New Year!



Comment #16: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 20:55:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. This is the last night my in-laws are visiting.



Comment #17: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 19:32:53

Harvee

Love some of the titles: Crime and Poetry, Stay Sweet....Happy New Year!



Comment #18: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 20:57:00

Pussreboots

Happy New Year. Crime and Poetry is delightful. I haven't started Stay Sweet yet. Soon!



Comment #19: Monday December 31, 2018 at 20:38:11

Laurel-Rain Snow

Happy New Year! Enjoy your First Book of the Year...and all subsequent ones. Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #20: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 20:59:00

Pussreboots

My first book ended up being Fearless Mary: The True Adventures of Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver by Tami Charles. I was expecting it be the Nancy Drew Diaries I'm reading; that'll be my second book.



Comment #21: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 20:50:17

Yvonne

Enjoy your books and have a Happy New Year!



Comment #22: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 21:04:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. Same to you.





Comment #24: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 21:05:00

Pussreboots

I did. I'll share photos next Monday.



Comment #25: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 23:05:57

Martha Eskuchen

Looks like another busy week for you. Enjoy your family time with visitors. Crime and Poetry title and cover caught my eye.

Happy New Year and Happy Reading!



Comment #26: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 21:05:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. Crime and Poetry is a fun mystery.