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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 21): 10/21/19

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

I'm making progress on "City Lights." I think I have another two hours of work before it will be finished. It's a little hard to tell since it's an abstract. Abstracts aren't my usual style, so it's uncharted territory for me. Abstract painting of streaks of light in different colors
"City Lights" after four hours of work.

I'm sticking with Inktober and having fun. I'm not following any of the prompts, just drawing by my whim for the day.

Inktober 14 and 15
Left image: Pasta. Right image: A yellow rose

Inktober 16 and 17
Left image: A quesadilla and salsa. Right image: An apple and apple slices

Inktober 20 and a painting of Inktober 2
Left image: A kitten in a palm tree. Right image: A nearly finished painting of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich

What I read:

I finished eight books which is better than I was hoping to accomplish. I have a couple thick books coming up, so my overall numbers will probably be lower next week.

  • Archimancy by J.A. White; personal collection/research
  • The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser; personal collection
  • Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle; personal collection
  • Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly; personal collection
  • Paper Girls, Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan; personal collection
  • Spell & Spindle by Michelle Schusterman; personal collection/research
  • The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner and Matt Saunders (Illustrations); personal collection/research
  • The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones; personal collection/ research

What I'm reading:

  • Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell; personal collection
  • Alice Isn't Dead by Joseph Fink; personal collection / research
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood; personal collection
  • Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips; personal collection

Up Soon:

  • Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger; personal collection
  • The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee; personal collection
  • Stargazing by Jen Wang; personal collection
  • (Don't) Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly Jensen; personal collection

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Comment #1: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 00:45:58

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

You had a great week, artistically and reading-wise

Wishing you a great reading week.



Comment #2: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 21:50:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. So far this week is proving to be slower both for reading and art making.



Comment #3: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 02:10:28

Kathryn

All the best with the longer books. The art work is again wonderful, love the colours of city lights.



Comment #4: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 21:58:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I've finished City Lights now. I'm chuffed with how it turned out. I've also decided to rework my schedule to give myself more time to read the longer books.



Comment #5: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 07:33:40

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

You did well last week. Eight books is a lot of reading. I'm very curious about Wayward Son. Our next book club read is a Rainbow Rowell, but I've already read it (Fangirl) so I was considering reading this one instead. RR is coming to the Texas Book Festival next weekend, but we are only staying for the first day and she's coming on the second. I'd love to hear her speak.

Your painting is so much fun. I'm tempted to join you, and I really don't paint!

Have a wonderful week.



Comment #6: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 22:06:00

Pussreboots

You should paint. It's fun.

I just finished Wayward Son. I'll post a review of it on Saturday. If you've read Fangirl, you should read Carry On. It's the first book in the Simon Snow series (beyond of course, Fan Girl.



Comment #7: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 08:15:12

bermudaonion (Kathy)

Wow, I feel like a slug after seeing all you did last week. Your art is fabulous! I'm really interested in Wayward Son.



Comment #8: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 22:35:00

Pussreboots

I'll be posting a review of Wayward Son on Saturday.



Comment #9: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 08:26:28

JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

City Lights is beautiful already... would love to see it again when it's done! I've seen several good reviews of The Vanderbeekers and am curious about The Testaments, too. Have a good week!



Comment #10: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 22:37:00

Pussreboots

I just finished City Lights. I'll share the final version on Monday. The Vanderbeekers books are good. I'll be starting The Testaments soon.



Comment #11: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 08:58:06

Laurel-Rain Snow

I loved The Testaments, and I am curious about Wayward Son.

Enjoy your week.



Comment #12: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 22:39:00

Pussreboots

Did you read Fan Girl and Carry On? I'll be starting The Testaments later this week.



Comment #13: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 09:08:38

Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life

I am so glad you are enjoying Inktober! What a cool concept. :)

And again, so many of your books look good!



Comment #14: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 22:40:00

Pussreboots

Inktober has been fun this year — mostly because I'm not stressing over the prompts.



Comment #15: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 13:55:59

Kathy Martin

I like your daily art and really like your new abstract. Great assortment of books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #16: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 22:41:00

Pussreboots

I've finished the abstract and will share it on Monday.



Comment #17: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 23:18:05

Greg

Nice art. I like the quesadilla and the City Lights, which has that streaked nighttime window look, like it's raining or something?



Comment #18: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 22:48:00

Pussreboots

City Lights started out as a fireworks photo but the streaks really do lend themselves to interpretation. I'll be posting the final version on Monday.

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