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All of Us with Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil
The Book Supremacy by Kate Carlisle
Booking the Crook by Laurie Cass
The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis
Camp by Kayla Miller
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story by Susan Tan
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic by Susan Tan
Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 3 by Ryoko Kui
The Dragon Princess by E.D. Baker
Emily the Strange: The 13th Hour by Rob Reger and Buzz Parker
Full Steam Ahead, Felix by Kate Moore
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
Giant Days, Volume 10 by John Allison
Gideon Falls, Volume 1: The Black Barn by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino
The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
Heartwood Hotel 3: Better Together by Kallie George
If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
In the Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen
Itty Bitty by Cece Bell
Kitty Cornered by Bob Tarte
The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part One by Michael Dante DiMartino and Michelle Wong
Lions and Liars by Kate Beasley and Dan Santat
The Penderwicks in Spring (audio) by Jeanne Birdsall
P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy Riverboat Roulette by Carolyn Keene
Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle
Royals by Rachel Hawkins
The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
Weird Birds by Chris Earley

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 05)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 12)
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 05): 08/05/19

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

Last week my husband was out of town on business. It was just me and the teens. On Sunday, my first day solo parenting, I did something to my back and now a week later it's still sore. Not to the point that I can't function but it is annoying.

On Tuesday Tortuga had to get here teeth cleaned. As she is a feisty cat, she ended up needing full anesthesia. That meant a night at the vet's to recover. She's home and in good spirits, though she did spend Wednesday and Thursday moping. A page from a turkey is like  a T-rex

In other news, the Sketchbook Project book I did back in spring is finally scanned and is up for viewing on line. Also if you happen to be in California in September, the book will be part of the traveling show. It will be at:

The Other Art Fair - LA
Sep 5 - Sep 8

Artists & Fleas - Venice
Sep 14

Off the Grid (Fort Mason) - SF
Sep 20

San Francisco Center for the Book
Sep 22
After 12 hours of painting. Showing a cat looking at a turkey. Acrylic on canvas

I've now put twelve hours into my "Let's Eat" painting. I'm pretty much done with the cat and the turkey. I need to finish the mid ground, add in the thing they are both interested in, and finally put in the foreground plants. I want to get it done by the end of the month, as it's a birthday present for my oldest.

What I read:

  • Full Steam Ahead, Felix by Kate Moore; personal collection
  • Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm; personal collection
  • Gideon Falls, Volume 2: Original Sins by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino; personal collection / research
  • Swing it, Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm; personal collection
  • The Future is Blue by Catherynne M. Valente; personal collection
  • Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse; personal collection

What I'm reading:

  • The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir by Jenifer Lewis; personal collection
  • If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann; personal collection
  • Kneaded to Death by Winnie Archer; personal collection
  • All of Us with Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil; personal collection / research

Up Soon:

  • Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee; personal collection
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance, Part Two by Faith Erin Hicks; personal collection
  • When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri; personal collection
  • Booking the Crook by Laurie Cass

Comments  (26)




Comment #1: Thursday, August 01, 2019 at 07:12:57

Julie

hose are really funny turtles))



Comment #2: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:15:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. They were fun to make.



Comment #3: Sunday, August 04, 2019 at 06:02:02

Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

I like How To Catch A Star! That was one I used to read with my son when he was little.

The paper plate turtles look cool! May be a holiday crafts idea while the kids are off school!



Comment #4: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:16:00

Pussreboots

How to Catch a Star was part of our mask making exercise at camp. The turtles were also fun to make.



Comment #5: Monday, August 05, 2019 at 01:30:00

Cheryl Malandrinos

I'm sorry to hear about your back. I'll be praying you get relief from the pain.

Love the colors in "Let's Eat." Such a wonderful painting.

Hope you enjoy all your books. Kneaded to Death and Booking the Crook caught my eye.



Comment #6: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:19:00

Pussreboots

My back is pretty much back to normal. Let's Eat was fun to paint. I've just finished it and will be sharing the results next Monday. I'll be starting both cozies soon.



Comment #7: Monday, August 05, 2019 at 09:02:42

Tina

Glad to see I'm not the only multi book reader!



Comment #8: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:22:00

Pussreboots

I think you'll find many multi-book readers ono this meme.



Comment #9: Monday, August 05, 2019 at 09:34:35

Beth F

You've made great progress on your art! Hope your back is doing better.



Comment #10: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:24:00

Pussreboots

My back is pretty much back to normal. I'll be posting the finished "Let's Eat" on Monday.



Comment #11: Monday, August 05, 2019 at 12:57:28

Kathy Martin

I hope your back is feeling better now. Interesting assortment of books as usual. Enjoy this week's. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #12: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:26:00

Pussreboots

I'm feeling better, thanks. I'll get the books reviewed soon.



Comment #13: Monday, August 05, 2019 at 13:02:50

Ellen Pilch

Booking the Crook looks good. I am glad Tortuga is OK.



Comment #14: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:28:00

Pussreboots

Tortuga is back to her old self, thanks. I'll be starting Booking the Crook soon.



Comment #15: Monday, August 05, 2019 at 15:38:01

Kathryn

That painting of cat and turkey is amazing. Sorry about your back, doing that would really slow you down.



Comment #16: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:30:00

Pussreboots

I finished the painting today. I'll share it on Monday. My back is feeling better, thanks.



Comment #17: Monday, August 05, 2019 at 19:10:47

Shelleyrae @ BookÕd Out

IÕm sorry to hear about your sore back, I can empathise! I hope it feels better soon. Your painting is looking terrific.

Have a great reading week



Comment #18: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:31:00

Pussreboots

I'm feeling better. The painting is done and I'll share it on Monday.



Comment #19: Monday, August 05, 2019 at 21:11:20

Yvonne

I'm sorry to hear about your back. I hope you are feeling better.



Comment #20: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:33:00

Pussreboots

I am feeling better. Thanks!



Comment #21: Monday, August 05, 2019 at 22:58:15

Greg

Oh no- hope your back feels better soon.

Booking the Crook, love those punny titles. :)



Comment #22: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:34:00

Pussreboots

I'm a sucker for punny titles. I'm feeling better.



Comment #23: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 15:11:50

Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life

Oh no, sorry to hear about your back! I hope you are feeling better soon!



Comment #24: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:40:00

Pussreboots

I'm better, thanks!



Comment #25: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 16:25:51

Wendi Lee

I really want to read If It Makes You Happy, hope you like it! And wow, your painting is amazing!



Comment #26: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at 21:43:00

Pussreboots

I'm starting that book tonight. I'll get it reviewed as soon as I can. The painting is finished and I'll share it on Monday. Or you can look me up on IG.

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