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Vancouver Island: Sketches And Trip Notes by Albert Ranger
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Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 07): 10/07/19

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

Welcome to October. The days are noticeably shorter and for the most part, cooler. We've had to turn on our space heaters a few times. This year's foals are old enough now to be playing in the streets at dusk.

Two foals in the street
Two of four foals who were playing in the street a few houses down from mine.

Sunset over East Ave
With the sun moving southwards and the shorter days, we're back in prime time for sunset photography.

Sunset over East Ave
October is also Inktober. While I'm not following the official prompt, I am trying to sketching something each day. These are three from last week. You can see the rest on my Instagram.

I also worked some more on "Anticipation." Maybe I'll finish it this week. I've already got my next canvas primed and ready to go. I will also be a firework piece, but an abstract one.

Acrylic WIP of fireworks over the Columbia river.

What I read:

  • The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert; personal collection
  • Level 13 by Gordon Korman; personal collection
  • America for Beginners by Leah Franqui; personal collection
  • Wonton Terror by Vivien Chien; personal collection
  • Under The Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle and Isaac Goodhart (illustrator); personal collection
  • Middlegame by Seanan McGuire; personal collection / research

What I'm reading:

  • Nate Expectations by Tim Federle; personal collection
  • Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling; personal collection
  • The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes; personal collection
  • A Place for Wolves by Kosoko Jackson; personal collection

Up Soon:

  • Spell & Spindle by Michelle Schusterman; personal collection
  • Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh (illustrations); personal collection
  • Alice Isn't Dead by Joseph Fink; personal collection / research
  • The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner; personal collection

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Comment #1: Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 03:55:55

Beth

Fun books, and the cat portraits are amazing. I love the backgrounds.



Comment #2: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 19:30:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I had fun painting them.



Comment #3: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 02:00:19

Kathryn

>How amazing to see those foals playing around. We'd never see that.



Comment #4: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 19:41:00

Pussreboots

We see them in late summer, early fall. Pretty soon we'll be seeing wild turkeys again.



Comment #5: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 07:57:59

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

The days are longer here..daylight saving has just begun and it’s warming up some.

Wishing you a great reading week



Comment #6: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 19:43:00

Pussreboots

We are still on Daylight Saving Time and will be until about Halloween. I am so ready to be back on Standard Time.



Comment #7: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 09:03:05

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

I love challenges, especially those that only last for a month, as they feel doable. I've generally only painted wine bottles, but I'd like to paint more. I saw a house while I was antiquing that had the front outside wall painted with flower murals. I told my husband I'd like to do that, and he looked skeptical.

I'm looking forward to hearing about Momentous Events. I hope it doesn't disappoint.

It's a cool day for us when it doesn't break 90 until after noon. Tomorrow we are anticipating a cool front. We won't need to bring out the heaters, though.

Have a lovely week.



Comment #8: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 19:45:00

Pussreboots

I have a friend who painted sunflowers on her fence. The trick to painting murals is to start with a clean surface. Regular outdoor house paint will work fine.

Momentous Events was good, better I think than the first book. It deals with bullying and trust issues well.



Comment #9: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 09:11:24

carol

Enjoy your books. I need to pick up Wonton Terror soon. My daughter's doing Inktober too, but she's not posting anywhere, but she is sending me photos of her drawings.

I like the blues you've added to Anticipation.



Comment #10: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 19:47:00

Pussreboots

I posted my review of Wonton Terror tonight. I will probably miss tonight's Inktober but will get two posted tomorrow. I've now finished Anticipation. I'll post it next week.



Comment #11: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 09:38:11

Laurel-Rain Snow

Great photos and paintings. Thanks for sharing, and have a great week.



Comment #12: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 19:49:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #13: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 09:54:15

S.J. Higbee

I am so in awe of anyone who can draw or paint - I have the artistic ability of a doorknob. I am also very impressed at the number of books you've read this month! Have a great week, Sarah.



Comment #14: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 19:51:00

Pussreboots

Artistic ability takes passion and practice, just like learning any other skill.



Comment #15: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 09:57:16

Sharlene

Wow that is some smoker! Love your cat portraits!



Comment #16: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 19:53:00

Pussreboots

It is. He's been having fun using it.



Comment #17: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 10:13:48

Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life

Love that golden hour photography! So beautiful. And the foals are adorable! SO many of your books look great.



Comment #18: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 19:53:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I enjoy this time of year for photography.



Comment #19: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 12:42:23

Beth F

Pretty photos! I have The Okay Witch on my list too.



Comment #20: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 19:53:00

Pussreboots

I hope to start The Okay Witch either tonight or tomorrow.



Comment #21: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 14:44:26

LiteraryFeline

"Anticipation" is gorgeous so far. I love your choice of colors.

Yes, the days are definitely growing shorter. The temperatures are not dropping as much here though.

I hope you are enjoying your current books. I'll be curious to know what you think of The Okay Witch. I like the sound of that one.

Have a great week, Sarah.



Comment #22: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 19:53:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I've now finished Anticipation. I'll post the results on Monday. It's been a good week of reading so far. I hope to start The Okay Witch either tonight or tomorrow.



Comment #23: Monday, October07, 2019 at 15:16:23

Kathy Martin

Fall is in full force here in Northern Minnesota too. Nice assortment of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #24: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 20:02:00

Pussreboots

I wish the same were true here.



Comment #25: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 16:42:48

Yvonne

Our October weather has been going back and forth between warm and cold. I've been wanting to read the Vivien Chien books. It looks like a good series. Have a great week!



Comment #26: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 20:03:00

Pussreboots

The Vivien Chien books are fun. I hope you get a chance to read them.



Comment #27: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 at 00:13:41

Cheryl Malandrinos

What great photos! Love the artwork too. I've missed it the last few weeks while I've been out of the blogging world.

Neat group of books this week. Hope you enjoy them.



Comment #28: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 20:03:00

Pussreboots

Welcome back. I'll have more art to share next week.



Comment #29: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 at 06:39:06

Sarah Anna

A great reading week by the looks of it! I have Alice Isn't Dead on my TBR too :)



Comment #30: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 20:06:00

Pussreboots

I've had it on my TBR for about a year. My husband has started listening to the podcast, so I'm read it now.



Comment #31: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 13:12:14

Wendi lee

I've seen a lot of deer lately too, mostly around my daughter's preschool. Alice Isn't Dead was great! I don't listen to the Alice podcast, but I'm a big fan of Welcome to Nightvale. And I thought The Okay Witch was great too!



Comment #32: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 20:08:00

Pussreboots

I don't listen to the podcast, but my husband does. Or, rather, I've heard the first episode. Podcasts aren't really my thing. I've heard a bunch of Welcome to Nightvale and I've read the book. I hope to start The Okay Witch either tonight or tomorrow.



Comment #33: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 20:41:52

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

I have my eye on Level 13 by Gordon Korman. He was my favorite author when I was a kid.



Comment #34: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at 20:12:00

Pussreboots

Level 13 was a fun read. You should also read the first book, Slacker.

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