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Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi
Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass
The Extremely High Tide! by Kir Fox and and M. Shelley Coats
Fearless Mary by Tami Charles and Claire Almon
Fire Storm by Andrew Lane
The Hollow under the Tree by Cary Fagan
The Horse in Harry's Room by Syd Hoff
I Date Dead People by Ann Kerns and Janina Görrissen
In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
The Misfits Club by Kieran Mark Crowley
The Missing Magic by Kallie George
My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer
My Little Pony Micro-Series: #7 Cutie Mark Crusaders by Ted Anderson
My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #8: Princess Celestia by Georgia Ball
The Poisoned House by Michael Ford
The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson
Rust: Soul in the Machine by Royden Lepp
A Script for Danger by Carolyn Keene
The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
Snake Bite by Andrew Lane
SOS at Night by M.A. Wilson
Tintin in Tibet by Hergé
The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein
Under the Jolly Roger by L.A. Meyer
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (January 07)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (January 14)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (January 21)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (January 28)
December 2018 Sources
December 2018 Summary

Road Essays
FF6666: orphan going offroad towards home

FF6633: orphans going home along the Blue Highway

FF6600: Orphans looking for home on the Interstate

FF33FF: orphans in rural places surrounded by cornfields

FF33CC and FF3399: rural orphans in the maze and labyrinth

Road Narrative Update for December 2018

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3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Canadian Book Challenge: 2019-2020



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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (January 21): 01/21/19

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

The Ghost Road took most of my reading time this week. It's a great but dense read. Also a lot of my reading time was taken up with art.

Finished painting of the Bonneville Salt Flats in western Utah

I've now started on my last landscape for this trio. This one is of a sunflower farm near UC Davis along I8 heading towards Sacramento. The big feature though is the cloud which will be taking most of my time and effort on this piece.

Started painting of a storm cloud over a sunflower farm near UC Davis.

Also I spent the week planning out my 32 pages for a sketchbook I'm filling for Project Sketchbook. It will be digitized once it's sent back to Brooklyn and I'll share the link. The book is due by the end of March. Below is my title page.

Title page for B528255, aka a turkey is like a T-Rex.

Finally, the Blood Wolf Moon was tonight and I have about 200 photos. I'll share some next week.

What I read:

  • The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter; personal collection
  • Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic by Susan Tan and Dana Wulfekotte; library book
  • This Is New York by Miroslav Sasek; library book
  • Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America by Ibi Zoboi et al.; personal collection

What I'm reading:

  • Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany; personal collection
  • The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson; personal collection
  • Naomis Too by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and and Audrey Vernick; library book
  • All Summer Long by Hope Larson; personal collection

Up Soon:

  • White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig; personal collection
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 1 by Hinowa Kouzuki; personal collection
  • Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 2 by Ryoko Kui; personal collection
  • Black Hammer, Vol. 3: Age of Doom Part One by Jeff Lemire; personal collection

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Comment #1: Monday, January 14, 2019 at 15:24:02

Yvonne

I always love seascape type of pictures and your paintings are wonderful. Good work.

Have a great week!



Comment #2: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 17:35:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #3: Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:30:43

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Your paintings are magnificent. I can almost hear the roar of the ocean.



Comment #4: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 17:35:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. They were fun to work on.



Comment #5: Saturday January, 19, 2019 at 20:52:25

Martha Eskuchen

Your paintings are wonderful. I am impressed by your skill -- and having time to read and paint.

I like the looks of SOS by Night and Beyond: the Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology.

Hope you had a good week of Happy Reading!



Comment #6: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 17:42:00

Pussreboots

Both books were very good. It was fun working on those paintings.



Comment #7: Monday, January 21, 2019 at 04:14:04

Shaye

I have Naomis Too on my #MustReadin2019 list, so I'm excited to get to that one in the coming weeks. And Black Enough was just catalogued at my local library, so I will have to grab it when it's available. Thanks for the shares, Sarah!



Comment #8: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 17:45:00

Pussreboots

Naomis Too disappointed me. The opening chapters dragged for me with the girls getting used to their new school. There are good observations on racism and unequal way children are treated based on wrongheaded assumptions but the flow was just off. I hope you have a better a time with it. Black Enough, meanwhile, is delightful and a quick read.



Comment #9: Monday, January 21, 2019 at 10:30:31

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

Your artwork is beautifu! I'm curious about Black Enough. Enjoy your reading week.



Comment #10: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 17:45:00

Pussreboots

Black Enough is a collection of short stories. It's a delightful book. I will be reviewing it soon.



Comment #11: Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:15:58

Beth F

Sometimes being creative needs to take over your reading time!



Comment #12: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 17:45:00

Pussreboots

I spending about three hours each week on art and will be until I get the sketchbook finished.



Comment #13: Monday, January, 21, 2019 at 11:33:09

Laurel-Rain Snow

Lovely landscapes. I love that part of the state (near UC Davis).

Enjoy your books and your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #14: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 17:59:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I'll post updates of the Davis painting after I work on it more.



Comment #15: Monday, January, 21, 2019 at 12:27:46

Erin @ Cracker Crumbs

Omg I loved Syd Hoff so much as a kid! I plan on getting a set of his books for Wyatt.

Your artwork is stunning this week! Thanks for sharing it with us. I have been trying to get my husband to do the Project Sketchbook thing too. He is a talented guy. :)



Comment #16: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 18:03:00

Pussreboots

I was also a Syd Hoff fan as a kid. I hope Wyatt enjoys them too. The Sketchbook Project is fun but also a lot of work. If he has other deadlines, I don't think it would be a good thing for him right now.



Comment #17: Monday, January 21, 2019 at 13:53:24

Kathy Martin

Great variety of books. I missed the lunar eclipse/blood moon because of cold and clouds. I'll be eager to see your pictures. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #18: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 18:07:00

Pussreboots

I missed totality because of rain but I got some decent shots of the stuff beforehand.



Comment #19: Monday, January 21, 2019 at 16:16:09

Greg

Your art is always fun to look at. And ooh blood moon pics. We went out and looked but didn't take any pics sadly.



Comment #20: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 18:12:00

Pussreboots

I didn't see totality because it began to pour. But I'll post a couple shots next week.



Comment #21: Monday, January 21, 2019 at 18:53:33

Yvonne

Your paintings are so wonderful. You are very creative.



Comment #22: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 18:13:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #23: Monday, January, 21, 2019 at 20:01:34

Kym

Great selection of books, and your paintings are so good! Good luck with your sketchbook project. Thanks for visiting my book list today!



Comment #24: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 18:15:00

Pussreboots

The sketchbook will just take scheduling time to paint and draw. I have all the pages planned. I need about three hours every week for the next two months.



Comment #25: Monday, January 21, 2019 at 20:58:50

JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

Your artwork is beautiful... definitely worth using some reading time! The Blood Wolf Moon is spectacular. Wish I had a camera able to capture some of it!



Comment #26: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 18:22:00

Pussreboots

I wish it hadn't rained so I could have photographed totality.



Comment #27: Monday, January 21, 2019 at 22:56:42

Ellen Pilch

Body on Baker Street looks good. Beautiful painting.



Comment #28: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 18:22:00

Pussreboots

It was a fun book.



Comment #29: Tuesday, January, 22, 2019 at 00:45:36

herding cats

Very nice :)



Comment #30: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 18:29:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.