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The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 08): 04/08/19

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

Had a busy week but I did manage to finish my first mini nature painting. The canvas is 4x4 inches.


Mini Nature 1, acrylic on canvas.

On the reading front, more books for work and a couple newly published picture books along with my usual mixture of novels and mysteries.

What I read:

  • The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders; personal collection
  • The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence; library book
  • Kids Draw Dinosaurs by Christopher Hart; library book / work
  • Make-A-Saurus: My Life with Raptors and Other Dinosaurs by Brian Cooley; library book / work
  • You Are Light by Aaron Becker; personal collection / work
  • This Is the Nest That Robin Built by Denise Fleming; library / work
  • Circle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen (Illustrator); library book
  • Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts; personal collection
  • A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany; personal collection

What I'm reading:

  • Murders and Metaphors by Amanda Flower; personal collection
  • To Brie or Not To Brie by Avery Aames; library book
  • Giant Days, Vol. 9 by John Allison; personal collection
  • The End of Oz by Danielle Paige; personal collection / research

Up Soon:

  • Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan; personal collection
  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson; library book
  • The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee; personal collection
  • Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Choi by Sharon Kahn; library book

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Comment #1: Monday, April 08, 2019 at 00:52:47

Laurel-Rain Snow

Lots of lovely books. I like the look of A Scandal in Scarlet. Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #2: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:20:00

Pussreboots

A Scandal in Scarlet was good. It's all about a murder that's related to a fire in a museum.



Comment #3: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 23:13:53

herding cats

Wow on the hail. We've had a bit in our area but thankfully our neighborhood seems to get passed by every time.



Comment #4: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:24:00

Pussreboots

It was extraordinary for here.



Comment #5: Thursday, April 04, 2019 at 13:07:12

herding cats

We've had such neat moons lately. Nice when the weather cooperates :)



Comment #6: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:27:00

Pussreboots

Next supermoon is February 9th of next year.



Comment #7: Thursday, April 04, 2019 at 13:52:59

herding cats

Oh man. That is no fun at all. Hope everyone has a much better week health-wise!



Comment #8: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:31:00

Pussreboots

We're all fine. Thanks for asking.



Comment #9: Monday, April 08, 2019 at 04:01:44

Kathryn Trask

As always love seeing your paintings. Your books look great. Enjoy them.



Comment #10: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:31:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I hope I do.



Comment #11: Monday, April 08, 2019 at 05:22:13

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

The Avery Ames series has been on my TBR list for years! I have the first four, maybe five.

Have a great reading week :)



Comment #12: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:37:00

Pussreboots

You should read your Avery Ames books. They're fun.



Comment #13: Monday, April 08, 2019 at 08:12:05

Beth F

I really need to get to To Night Owl from Dogfish.



Comment #14: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:39:00

Pussreboots

I hope you like it.



Comment #15: Monday, April 08, 2019 at 09:21:22

Erin @ Cracker Crumbs

Watch Us Rise and You are Light both look really good.

Have a great week!



Comment #16: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:39:00

Pussreboots

I still need to read Watch Us Rise. I can say that You are Light is excellent.



Comment #17: Monday, April 08, 2019 at 13:06:08

Greg

I think A Scandal in Scarlet looks fun. :)



Comment #18: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:48:00

Pussreboots

It is. I'll be reviewing it soon.



Comment #19: Monday, April 08, 2019 at 13:47:48

Kathy Martin

You always show such a nice variety of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #20: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:49:00

Pussreboots

I try to avoid reading in ruts.



Comment #21: Monday, April 08, 2019 at 20:52:31

Stefanie

The kid books and the cozies look fun. Thanks for sharing your go-to cookie recipe. I love peanut butter blossoms but my youngest has a mild allergy to peanuts so I don't make them.



Comment #22: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:51:00

Pussreboots

The kids books and cozies were fun reads. None of us have peanut allergies and peanut butter features a lot in various family desserts.



Comment #23: Monday, April 08, 2019 at 21:45:13

Bookshelf Bunny

What a cute painting! I do not have that kind of talent, lol. Lots of interesting books on the go!



Comment #24: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:55:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. These mini paintings are a struggle.



Comment #25: Monday, April 08, 2019 at 23:25:11

Joy @ A Little Reading

Some of those titles are wonderful! To Brie or Not to Brie — I love it!

Thanks for the blog visit, and happy reading this week!



Comment #26: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 21:58:00

Pussreboots

I'm halfway through To Brie or Not to Brie and it's very good so far.



Comment #27: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 07:54:06

Yvonne

I love all of Laura Childs' books. I only read one in the series you are reading, but I enjoyed it. I want to read that Amanda Flowers series. I usually like her books. Have a great week (love the painting, btw)!



Comment #28: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 22:01:00

Pussreboots

So far I prefer Amanda Flowers's series over Laura Childs's.



Comment #29: Wednesday, April, 10, 2019 at 01:10:33

herding cats

Not bad for a busy week :)



Comment #30: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 22:14:00

Pussreboots

Not bad at all.