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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko
Beyond: the Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology edited by Sfé R. Monster
Birding Is My Favorite Video Game by Rosemary Mosco
Border Markers by Jenny Ferguson
Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle
The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delany
Chicks Dig Time Lords edited by Lynne M. Thomas
Click'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien
Disney Manga: Magical Dance Volume 1 by Nao Kodaka
Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Ghostbusters: Crossing Over by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
Lost in the Labyrinth by Patrice Kindl
Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg
The Neighbors Are Watching by Debra Ginsberg
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
The Sign in the Smoke by Carolyn Keene
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
Summerlost by Ally Condie
Swap'd by Tamara Ireland Stone
Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs
Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl
To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens
The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
Which Big Giver Stole the Chopped Liver? by Sharon Kahn
Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige

Miscellaneous
Curating while reading
February 2019 Sources
February 2019 Summary
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 04)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 11)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 18)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 25)
The slippery slope of trying to read current
When February is three months long

Road Essays
FF00CC: orphans in the maze of the city

FF0099: an orphan in a city labyrinth: a close reading of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere

FF0066: Orphans going offroad in the city

FF0033: An orphan's journey to the big city by way of the Blue Highway

Road Narrative Update for February 2019

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 04): 03/04/19

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

I finished the Davis painting. I'm not entirely satisfied with it but it's as good as I can do now.

Davis farm at sunset, a painting in acrylic

I also started the first of the climate change paintings. It's my first time using gouache but I felt it was the best medium for the series.

Smoke over East Avenue, gouache

Last week I read seven books, but the three last ones were really short and I read them over the weekend. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas is as good as The Hate U Give. I will be reviewing it on Saturday.

What I read:

  • Ghostbusters: Crossing Over by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening (Illustrations); personal collection
  • The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delany; personal collection
  • Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan; library book
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas; personal collection
  • Border Markers by Jenny Ferguson; personal collection
  • Bob the Artist by Marion Deuchars; library book
  • Magnificent Birds by Narisa Togo; library book

What I'm reading:

  • The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf; personal collection
  • Wrapped Up in You by Dan Jolley and Natalie Nourigat; library book
  • Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly; personal collection
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake; personal collection

Up Soon:

  • Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks; personal collection
  • Paper Girls, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang (Artist); personal collection
  • Swap'd by Tamara Ireland Stone; personal collection
  • An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim; personal collection / research

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Comment #1: Friday, March 01, 2019 at 17:55:00

Donna

4 books isn't too bad. They look like fun reads. Thanks for visiting Girl Who Reads.



Comment #2: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 14:35:00

Pussreboots

They were fun reads.



Comment #3: Monday, March 04, 2019 at 03:55:13

Greg

I need to read Paper Girls one of these days.



Comment #4: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 14:40:00

Pussreboots

I think you would like the series.



Comment #5: Monday, March 04, 2019 at 08:40:45

Beth F

I keep meaning to get to Song for a Whale



Comment #6: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 14:42:00

Pussreboots

I will get it reviewed shortly after reading it.



Comment #7: Monday, March 04, 2019 at 10:02:36

Erin @ Cracker Crumbs

Magnificent Birds looks really good! I will have to look for it. Your paintings look great as well! I had to look up what gouache is; very cool! Have a great week!



Comment #8: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 14:45:00

Pussreboots

Magnificent Birds is beautiful. I got into gouache because my daughter was watching a Youtube video by an illustrator. I realized the medium would work well for my climate change project.



Comment #9: Monday, March 04, 2019 at 10:29:28

Laurel-Rain Snow

Love the climate change picture...and On the Come Up looks good. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.



Comment #10: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 14:49:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I'll be done with the second one probably in time for next week's update. On the Come Up is excellent.



Comment #11: Monday, March 04, 2019 at 11:24:13

Kathy Martin

I still have The Hate U Give on my Kindle. I really need to get to it soon. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #12: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 14:53:00

Pussreboots

You should read it. The movie is also very good. I hope On the Come Up gets a movie adaptation too.



Comment #13: Monday, March 04, 2019 at 21:47:56

Kim

Wow! Your artwork is beautiful! Ghostbusters Crossover looks interesting.



Comment #14: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 14:57:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. The Ghostbusters comics are fun. The Crossover one, though, requires reading the previous ones. There are so many characters!



Comment #15: Monday, March 04, 2019 at 22:03:31

Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews

Very nice paintings...lots of books with pretty covers.

ENJOY your week, and thanks for coming by my blog.



Comment #16: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 15:01:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. This week's going to be a busy one.



Comment #17: Monday, March 04, 2019 at 22:45:16

Stefanie

I had to Google Gouache. I would like to experiment more with gesso and paint for my cards as I'd like to go toward more mixed media. I'm thinking of getting some gelatos also.



Comment #18: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 15:05:00

Pussreboots

Before this project I've worked in oils and acrylics. I've dabbled in watercolors and colored pencils. Good luck with your projects!



Comment #19: Monday, March 04, 2019 at 18:53:08

Stefanie

WOW! That is one heck of a photo of the moon! You captured it perfectly. Did you use a special camera?



Comment #20: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 15:08:00

Pussreboots

I used my Olympus EPL-8 with a M.75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II lens. ISO 800. f8.0 and shutter speed 1/400. Manual focus. It's not a special camera — a midrange mirrorless camera.



Comment #21: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 07:27:43

Yvonne

I think the Davis painting is beautiful. Enjoy your books and have a great week!



Comment #22: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 15:16:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #23: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 16:44:40

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

I'm so glad to hear that Angie Thomas' second book is as good as the first. I will be looking for that one soon.

I also like the covers of Bob and Magnificent Birds. I shall also look for them.



Comment #24: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 15:18:00

Pussreboots

The two bird books are very good.



Comment #25: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 17:08:55

Kathleen Bailey

Hey, long time since I visited, I see you are still reading like crazy!



Comment #26: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at 15:20:00

Pussreboots

It doesn't feel like a crazy pace to me. I do have other things I do. I work. I make art. Housework. Errands. Photography.