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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 16): 09/16/19

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

After thinking we had missed the cutoff for schedule changes, I heard via email on Friday that my daughter will be starting engineering sometime this week. That will mean a zero period and getting up at six for her. She has also gotten into the after school program, so the schedule we were hoping for has finally come about.

WIP of a Siamese tuxedo cat painted with acrylics

Meanwhile I'm making progress on my portrait of Salmon. The face shape still needs adjusting but it's getting there. This photo shows five hours of work.

This week, weather permitting, we'll be having new gates and a fence extension built in our backyard as we prepare to adopt a puppy. We've hired the same people who did our stairs and railing.

What I read:

It was a good week of reading. Most of the books were short which is why I was able to get so many read. Also my husband was out of town so I wasn't watching TV with him. When I was wasn't reading at night I was watching through episodes of Man from Atlantis, NCIS, and Midsomer Murders.

  • Internment by Samira Ahmed; personal collection; research
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead; personal collection
  • Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir and Sarah Andersen (illustrations); personal collection
  • Runaways, Volume 3: That Was Yesterday by Rainbow Rowell et. al.; personal collection
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power; personal collection
  • A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle; personal collection (audiobook)
  • Small Spaces by Katherine Arden; personal collection / research
  • Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins; personal collection
  • My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Villanueva; personal collection

What I'm reading:

  • The Great Shelby Holmes and the Haunted Hound by Elizabeth Eulberg; personal cllection
  • For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig; personal collection
  • The Portal by Kathryn Lasky; personal collection / research
  • The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker; personal collection / research

Up Soon:

  • Dragonfell by Sarah Prineas; personal collection
  • The Space Between by Dete Meserve; personal collection
  • The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum; personal collection
  • America for Beginners by Leah Franqui; personal collection

Comments  (28)




Comment #1: Wednesday, September, 11, 2019 at 04:16:10

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

You’ve got some great books on your upcoming reads list, I hope you enjoy them.



Comment #2: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 19:39:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. It was a good week of reading.



Comment #3: Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 19:57:55

Helen Murdoch

What a great week of reading! How exciting to adopt a puppy! Our rescue dog was so wonderful and we had 11 fantastic years with him.



Comment #4: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 19:41:00

Pussreboots

We probably won't be picking up our puppy until November, but I'll post an update whenever we do.



Comment #5: Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 20:44:13

Laurel-Rain Snow

Great paintings.

I am curious about Wilder Girls.

Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #6: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 19:45:00

Pussreboots

WIlder Girls didn't hold my attention. It was like Unfed but with less action.



Comment #7: Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 22:19:36

Carol

The portrait of Salmon is looking good. Enjoy your books. I'll have to check out The Great Shelby Holmes.



Comment #8: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 19:49:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. It's nearly done now. I'll post an update next Monday. My daughter has been a great help. She has a good eye for details. The most recent Shelby Holmes book was fun. I hope there is a fifth one.



Comment #9: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 00:12:59

Lisa

My husband has read The Runaways and liked it ... I haven’t tried it. Love the painting of the cat!



Comment #10: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 20:02:00

Pussreboots

The Runaways is pretty good but I'm not enough of a Marvel fan to love it. I'll post another update of the Salmon portrait next week.



Comment #11: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 04:28:16

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

My son has chosen Engineering for an elective next year, he will be in Year 9 which I think is equivalent to your freshman year of high school?

Have a great reading week



Comment #12: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 20:05:00

Pussreboots

Year 9 or 9th grade as we call it, is also known as Freshman year. I don't know yet what electives my daughter will plan to take next year when she's in high school. She'll pick her classes in the spring. At least now she's got the schedule she was so hoping for.



Comment #13: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 07:21:08

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Your cat painting is coming along nicely. Lovely.

We will miss you at the Cybils this year. You read so widely. Today is the final day to apply.

I'm glad your daughter has been able to get the schedule she wants.

I'm seeing a lot about Wilder Girls. Probably too scary for me, though.

Have a great week.



Comment #14: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 20:05:00

Pussreboots

I might do the Cybils again but I need a break this year. With the move two years ago I fell so far behind my reading and I'm close to catching up. I volunteered for a decade, starting when my kids were little. They're not so little any more and I'm not naturally reading children's lit with them like I once was.

Wilder Girls fell short of expectations for me. I'm not sure when I"ll be posting my review of it.



Comment #15: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:45:31

Beth F

Fun to get ready for a puppy!



Comment #16: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 20:14:00

Pussreboots

Fun and daunting.



Comment #17: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 13:04:19

Wendi Lee

I recently read Internment and enjoyed it, if 'enjoyed' should be used for this sort of book. It's certainly important, and a dynamic read. I've heard great things about Tangled in Time and Her Royal Highness. Have a great week!



Comment #18: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 20:16:00

Pussreboots

I know what you mean about Internment. Dynamic is a good way to describe it. Her Royal Highness is delightful. Did you read Royals?



Comment #19: Monday, September, 16, 2019 at 13:47:30

Kathy Martin

Lovely assortment of books. I'll have to look for Dragonfell. Seems Prineas snuck one by me! Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #20: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 20:22:00

Pussreboots

I plan to review Dragonfell on the 28th.



Comment #21: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 17:33:24

Yvonne

What a beautiful painting! Looks like my kitty Freddie! Have a great week!



Comment #22: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 20:24:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. I'll post an update of it next Monday. Or you can check out my IG; I'm also pussreboots there.



Comment #23: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 21:22:44

Susie | Novel Visits

What did you think of Wilder Things? I've been curious about that one.



Comment #24: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 20:27:00

Pussreboots

I was unimpressed with Wilder Things. It's very atmospheric but slower than molasses.



Comment #25: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 01:47:08

Greg

>My daughter does a zero hour type thing too, and has to get up super early, but she wanted to do it.

I really need to start Wilder Girls!



Comment #26: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 20:34:00

Pussreboots

Both my kids now have volunteered for zero periods. I've never seen her get ready for school this fast before!



Comment #27: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:38:59

Gina

I am soooo envious of how much reading you accomplished!



Comment #28: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 20:38:00

Pussreboots

Most of the books were around 200 pages, so on the short side. This week I'm reading a 500 page book.

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