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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 11): 03/11/19

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

It was another week of rain which meant staying inside when not running errands. With the weather I had plenty of time to work on my Climate Change series of gouache and acrylic paintings.

Climate Change 2 painting showing the Sun Gallery at a smoky sunset
Climate Change 2 painting showing the Sun Gallery at a smoky sunset

Climate Change 3 painting
Climate Change 3 painting showing redwood trees and a telephone poll in a smoky sunrise.

Climate Change 1-3
The three originally planned gouache and acrylic paintings hanging together.

Climate Change 4 painting WIP
Climate Change 4 painting is still a WIP. I started it on the 10th.

On Friday I had a solid day of teaching at the Sun Gallery. That means two different field trips from local schools. Each visit is two hours of solid teaching but there is also prep time and clean up. I have a similarly busy Friday scheduled for this week.

Today we briefly had sun and then it started hailing.

Readingwise, it was a good week. Some of these books were research for the summer camp I'll be teaching. I'm doing a week of birds and dinosaurs. Tentatively I'm calling it "Birds of a feather, dinosaurs together." I also finished two newly published books and a bunch of backlist stuff I've been meaning to read.

What I read:

  • Heartwood Hotel 1: A True Home by Kallie George and Stephanie Graegin (illustrator)
  • Wrapped Up in You by Dan Jolley and Natalie Nourigat; library book
  • Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird by Pamela S. Turner and Andy Comins (photography)
  • The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf; personal collection
  • Capturing the Essence: Techniques for Bird Artists by William Thomas Cooper
  • Llamaphones by Janik Coat; library book
  • Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly; personal collection
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake; personal collection
  • Paper Girls, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang (Artist); personal collection
  • Misfit City Volume 1 by Kirsten Smith; library book

What I'm reading:

  • Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks; personal collection
  • Swap'd by Tamara Ireland Stone; personal collection
  • An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim; personal collection / research
  • Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower; personal collection

Up Soon:

  • Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley; personal collection
  • Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor; library book / research
  • To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer; personal collection
  • The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator); personal collection

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Comment #1: Thursday, March 07, 2019 at 18:32:23

Sue Jackson

Wow, you're a very talented painter!

I am dying to read On the Come Up - I loved The Hate U Give so much.

Enjoy your books this week -

Sue



Comment #2: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 20:58:00

Pussreboots

Thank you! On the Come Up is excellent. I hope you can read it soon.



Comment #3: Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 23:20:39

Martha Eskuchen

More good art for you. It is nice that you share these with us.
It's hard to keep up with all of your reading. :-)
I've been meaning to get The Hate U Give.
Glad you are enjoying your reading.



Comment #4: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 21:01:00

Pussreboots

Now you also need to get On the Come Up.



Comment #5: Monday, March 11, 2019 at 01:51:21

Cheryl Malandrinos

Wow! Your paintings are fabulous. Can't wait to see the fourth one when it is done. You are so talented.

Lots of great books on your list. I should add Heartwood Hotel, Prose and Cons, and Comics Will Break Your Heart to my list.

Hope you have a great week.



Comment #6: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 21:03:00

Pussreboots

I will share the fourth one when I'm finished. Heartwood Hotel: A True Home and Comics Will Break Your Heart are both delightful. I'm 67 pages into Prose and Cons and am enjoying it.



Comment #7: Monday March, 11, 2019 at 07:29:31

Yvonne

Such lovely paintings! Your books look great. I have the Amanda Flower series on my TBR. Hope you have a great week!



Comment #8: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 21:08:00

Pussreboots

I am reading Prose and Cons right now and it's off to a strong start.



Comment #9: Monday, March, 11, 2019 at 08:01:43

Beth F

Hope you love Kid Gloves as much as I did.



Comment #10: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 21:10:00

Pussreboots

I expect to. I've loved all her other books.



Comment #11: Monday, March, 11, 2019 at 09:10:29

Erin @ Cracker Crumbs

I love your idea for a climate change series of paintings. They look great hanging together! (and on their own, just impactful together)

To Night Owl from Dogfish looks good. Have a great week!



Comment #12: Monday, March, 11, 2019 at 21:16:00

Pussreboots

I will post a review of To Night Owl from Dogfish shortly after I finish it.



Comment #13: Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:50:25

Laurel-Rain Snow

We had hail recently, too. It always stuns me a little.

Great paintings!

Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #14: Monday, March, 11, 2019 at 21:18:00

Pussreboots

It's just unusual to have hail for an hour or more. There were areas nearby where it looked like it had snowed afterwards.

Thanks! They were fun to paint.



Comment #15: Monday, March, 11, 2019 at 11:08:09

Aj @ Read All The Things!

>The paintings look so good. I love all the colors. Have a great week!



Comment #16: Monday, March, 11, 2019 at 21:22:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I had fun painting them.



Comment #17: Monday, March, 11, 2019 at 13:07:24

Kathy Martin

Nice looking books and art. We have rain in our forecast for this week. I suppose it will make a nice change from snow. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #18: Monday, March, 11, 2019 at 21:25:00

Pussreboots

We have cold wind and clear skies. The wind after all that rain has brought down some trees.



Comment #19: Monday, March 11, 2019 at 17:33:55

Greg

We had a little hail this weekend too. Fun video! Love the sound of your camp topic!



Comment #20: Monday, March, 11, 2019 at 21:27:00

Pussreboots

I know my video doesn't show it, but it was epic amounts of hail. There were areas nearby that looked like it had snowed. I'll post more about the camp topic as summer approaches.



Comment #21: Monday, March 11, 2019 at 22:38:45

Susie | Novel Visits

How fun working with kids at a gallery. I think arts have become so overlooked in schools. Kids always enjoy getting a taste of it.



Comment #22: Monday, March, 11, 2019 at 21:30:00

Pussreboots

This job is like no other I've had. It's fun and exhausting. Thankfully our district, and other local ones have continued to include the arts in schools.



Comment #23: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 09:35:03

Laurie C

Love the "rain hail" video, especially the conversation! We are having sun and a warming trend here in Massachusetts, but more rain coming Friday. Nights are cold, but days are getting warmer and longer, so spring will get here eventually! You definitely had a good reading week! I need to read Binti: Home too. I listened to the first book as an audio and really liked it.



Comment #24: Monday, March, 11, 2019 at 21:32:00

Pussreboots

My video doesn't really show how much hail was actually coming down. A block away it ended up looking like we had gotten a couple inches of snow. There were even berms of hail at the nearby schools.