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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 03): 06/03/19

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

I finished my dinosaur stained glass. It's more complex than what I'll be doing with the art camp students. Next I'll do a bird in the same style but with less complexity. I also have some more supplies on order and will use those for future prototyping this month.

Dinosaur stained glass done with paper and tissue paper

My husband's parents were by for a couple days. We didn't do much other than watch silly movies, chitchat, and share a few good meals together.

This afternoon my husband and I spent an hour gardening. The rain has been great for the ivy and bottle brush. But they're getting a little out of hand. He took care of them and I tackled the roses and weeds.

Green bin filled with cuttings

What I read:

It was a good week for reading, although there was one book I DNFed. I just couldn't get into Swallow's Dance. The random mixing of prose and poetry was just more than I felt like wading through. My favorite book this week was The Clockwork Ghost.

  • Woman 99 by Greer Macallister; personal collection
  • City of Orphans by Avi; library book / research
  • This is Edinburgh by Miroslav Sasek / library book
  • One Lie Too Many by Eileen Cook; personal collection
  • Swallow's Dance by Wendy Orr; personal collection
  • The Clockwork Ghost by Laura Ruby; personal collection / research

What I'm reading:

  • Little Big Love by Katy Regan; personal collection
  • Something Read, Something Dead by Eva Gates; personal collection
  • All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan; personal collection
  • The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton; personal collection

Up Soon:

  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders; library book
  • Just South of Home by Karen Strong; personal collection
  • Riverboat Roulette by Carolyn Keene; library book
  • Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige and Stephen Bryne (Illustrator); personal collection

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Comment #1: Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 06:53:13

Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

All the pretty book covers!



Comment #2: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 20:55:00

Pussreboots

And good books.



Comment #3: Sunday, June 02, 2019 at 23:30:16

Martha Eskuchen

The owl looks so cute - and maybe easy enough for even someone like me. Your craftiness is wonderful. Plus all that reading. I don't know where you find the time. I'm glad you have been enjoying the current year books.

Happy Reading!



Comment #4: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 23:57:16

Pussreboots

I read while dinner is cooking or while I'm waiting for my husband to get home. The owl was easy, but it required a lot of glue. It would work better with thinner yarn.



Comment #5: Monday, June 03, 2019 at 01:22:48

Daph

You seem to like cozy mysteries. I love them too. Also, I spot a Nancy Drew book in the mix. Nancy's my idol and I can't wait to see the new TV show about her coming this fall. Have a great week ahead!



Comment #6: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 23:57:16

Pussreboots

I don't have any immediate plans to watch the TV show, but I am enjoying the current series of books. I do like cozies; they account for about 15% of my yearly reading.



Comment #7: Monday, June, 03, 2019 at 02:35:11

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

I like the cover for All That I Can Fix, I hope it’s good.

Have a great reading week.



Comment #8: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 21:06:16

Pussreboots

I will be starting that book soon. I have a mystery to finish and then a couple library books.



Comment #9: Monday, June 03, 2019 at 03:41:11

Kathryn Trask

Dinosaur looks fabulous. I think I want to read Little Big Love, I did see it mentioned somewhere else but can't remember where.



Comment #10: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 21:08:00

Pussreboots

I like how the dinosaur turned out but it took too long to make. I DNFed Little Big Love. I just wasn't in the mood for it.



Comment #11: Monday, June 03, 2019 at 08:01:30

Beth F

I need to catch up in the Belles series.



Comment #12: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 21:16:00

Pussreboots

I'm surprised that I'm current. I usually don't get to series until they are complete.



Comment #13: Monday, June 03, 2019 at 10:47:39

harlene

The dinosaur stained glass is so cute! Looks like a fun project.



Comment #14: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 21:18:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. Today I did a simplified version with three gulls. This newer, smaller version only takes a couple hours to do which is perfect for the camp.



Comment #15: Monday, June 03, 2019 at 12:04:46

Ellen Pilch

Your dinosaur came out great. Have a wonderful week.



Comment #16: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 21:20:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #17: Monday, June 03, 2019 at 14:10:18

Kathy Martin

As always, great assortment of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #18: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 21:21:00

Pussreboots

They're keeping me entertained for the most part.



Comment #19: Monday, June 03, 2019 at 21:14:32

Laurel-Rain Snow

So many tempting books! Thanks for sharing.



Comment #20: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 21:22:00

Pussreboots

I hope you found a book or two to try in the list.



Comment #21: Monday, June 03, 2019 at 21:36:12

Yvonne

I love the stained glass. Good job! Hope you have a great week!



Comment #22: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 21:24:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'll have another one to show next week.



Comment #23: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 19:24:59

Daph(Sunshine)

What a great list of books. And I love Nancy Drew! TY for stopping by my blog. Yours looks wonderful.



Comment #24: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 21:25:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. It's a labor of love.



Comment #25: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 23:49:11

Greg

Everything grows so fast in the spring- it can be hard to keep up!

Happy reading this week!



Comment #26: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 21:27:00

Pussreboots

This spring was unusual for us. Well needed rain but more days with rain than we've had in years.