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Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 18): 02/18/19

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

I had plans to go hiking to try out my new lens in the wild. The most I accomplished photographically was pictures in my yard and from my car. There were two reasons for this: torrential rain for the entire week, and my son home from the school for Tuesday through Thursday. With my husband traveling for business I didn't have much opportunity to get away for photography.

A shot of the moon during a brief break in the storm
A shot of the moon during a brief break in the storm

Dark eyed junco in my plum tree
A dark eyed junco enjoying a break from the rain

I did manage to make progress with my sketchbook. I have exactly one page left, plus the cover, should I decide to decorate it.

Great egret sketch in acrylic
Great egret from the sketchbook, done with acrylic paint.

Until Friday, my reading was pretty slow. More than half the books I finished this weekend. This week should be good for reading unless I end up down with the flu.

What I read:

  • Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley; personal collection
  • Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon; library book
  • Final Girl by Michelle Schusterman
  • Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution by Mitch Iverson; personal collection
  • The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley; personal collection
  • Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle; personal collection
  • The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas; library book
  • The 5 Misfits by Beatrice Alemagna; library book

What I'm reading:

  • Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat; personal collection
  • Brave by Svetlana Chmakova; personal collection
  • Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg; library book
  • Ghostbusters: Crossing Over by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening (Illustrations); personal collection

Up Soon:

  • Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen; personal collection
  • The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delany; personal collection
  • Border Markers by Jenny Ferguson; personal collection
  • Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan; library book

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Comment #1: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 00:14:10

herding cats

A busy week! It's started the raining here, too. I think ALL this week as well. Yikes!



Comment #2: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 18:46:00

Pussreboots

For now it appears we're done with rain. Hopefully we'll have time to dry out because the damage in Southern California has been terrible in places and could be catastrophic with another big storm. Then east of here the snow has been epic. It even snowed in Las Vegas.



Comment #3: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 01:44:24

Kathryn Trask

Ah some books here I'd read for sure. The junco looks a little like one of our native pigeon books. Hope your rain clears soon for photos.



Comment #4: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 18:46:00

Pussreboots

The dark eyed junco is a sparrow varient. In most parts of North America they are slate gray on their backs, heads, tails and wings, and white underneath (rather like the tomtit). The west coast though have this brown and chestnut coloration.



Comment #5: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 09:54:48

Beth F

great photos!



Comment #6: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 19:43:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #7: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 10:19:00

Laurel-Rain Snow

I keep seeing Buried in Books and wanting to read it. Thanks for sharing your books...and your photos, too. Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #8: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 19:45:00

Pussreboots

Buried in Books is a quick read. It's not the most brilliant of mysteries but it's an entertaining afternoon of reading.



Comment #9: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 12:36:51

Sharlene

Lovely photos!



Comment #10: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 19:53:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #11: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 15:13:23

Kathy Martin

Good luck avoiding the flu! Thus far, I have. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #12: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 19:55:00

Pussreboots

My daughter caught it but so far I seem to have fought it off.



Comment #13: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 17:23:06

Greg

I love that moon shot! And the bird too actually! I love photography.

Hope you like Here and Now and Then.



Comment #14: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 19:55:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'll be posting super moon photos next week. I'm looking forward to Here and Now and Then.



Comment #15: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 20:08:00

Laurie C

I’ve got Bellewether on my possibles list! I feel as though everyone I know has been getting sick! Hoping to get through the rest of flu season unscathed, too!



Comment #16: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 20:05:00

Pussreboots

I'm posting my review of Bellewether tonight.



Comment #17: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 21:21:14

Martha Eskuchen

You got good photographs even with the rain trouble. I like your egret too. So many good books read as usual.

Hope you have a good week with more reading!



Comment #18: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 20:08:00

Pussreboots

It took me two tries to get the egret the way I wanted it.



Comment #19: Tuesday, February, 19, 2019 at 15:12:50

Kym

The Cat of the Baskervilles looks like a fun read. Gorgeous photo of the moon! Thanks for visiting my blog this week!



Comment #20: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 20:10:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. They were phone to take. I'm looking forward to reading The Cat of the Baskervilles.

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