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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (November 04): 11/04/19

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

Last Thursday was Halloween. My daughter went as Violet Evergarden. She paid for the costume with her own money and spent a month getting the wig ready.

My daughter dressed as Violet Evergarden

Last week was also the end of Inktober. I managed to draw something every day for the entire month.

Inktober 28 and 29
Left image: A bowl of ramen. Right image: A pair of glasses on a colorful background.

Inktober 30 and 31
Left image: A fried egg. Right image: A pumpkin

I was also busy with painting. I finished my cup of ice painting, which started as the Inktober 4 drawing. I started a new abstract which I'm calling "Aerial." On Sunday I started a painting of a Japanese daylily, which was originally my Inktober 3 drawing.

A cup of ice
6x6 acrylic painting of a cup of ice and a spoon.

Abstract WIP
"Aerial," an abstract acrylic painting of a turkey vulture over Castro Valley. I've worked four hours on it so far.

Daylily
10x10 acrylic painting of a Japanese daylily.

What I read:

  • A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig; personal collection
  • Guts by Raina Telgemeier; personal collection
  • Operatic by Kyo Maclear and Byron Eggenschwiler (Illustrations); personal collection
  • The Silence of the Library by Miranda James; personal collection (audio)
  • Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger; personal collection; research
  • The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee; personal collection

What I'm reading:

  • Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai; personal collection
  • (Don't) Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly Jensen; personal collection
  • What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr; personal collection
  • Akissi: Tales of Mischief by Marguerite Abouet, Mathieu Sapin (illustrator); personal collection

Up Soon:

  • Over the Moon by Natalie Lloyd; personal collection/research
  • BLAME! Master Edition 1 by Tsutomu Nihei, 弐瓶 勉, Melissa Tanaka (Translator); personal collection
  • Giant Days, Volume 11 by John Allison; personal collection
  • It Devours! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor; personal collection/research

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Comment #1: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 07:54:08

bermudaonion (Kathy)

I missed Carry On and probably need to go back and read that before I tackle this book.



Comment #2: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 22:53:00

Pussreboots

Carry On does set up the characters you'll be following in Wayward Son but there's enough backstory given that you might be able to skip straight to this one.



Comment #3: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 13:42:14

Wendi lee

I love your soup painting!!

Stargazing is on my TBR, how did you like it?



Comment #4: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 22:58:00

Pussreboots

The short answer is yes. I've posted my review here.



Comment #5: Wednesday, October, 30, 2019 at 16:22:36

Donna

I went to a watercolor class at my library last week. We painted bookmarks. It was a lot of fun and I'm happy with how mine turned out. I think I would like to do more watercolor painting.



Comment #6: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 22:59:00

Pussreboots

You should continue with watercolor if it's fun for you.



Comment #7: Sunday, November 03, 2019 at 23:27:31

Martha Eskuchen

Your daughter's costume is great! How wonderful she chose a book character. Well done on your painting each day. To me that is remarkable. Enjoy your reading too!



Comment #8: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:02:00

Pussreboots

She's only seen the anime. I'm not painting daily, but I would like to. Other things get in the way. I end up doing it about three or four times a week.



Comment #9: Sunday, November 03, 2019 at 23:54:34

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

That’s a great costume! Wishing you a great reading week



Comment #10: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:06:00

Pussreboots

It is. She saved up her allowance and birthday money for it.



Comment #11: Monday, November 04, 2019 at 08:07:16

JoAnn @ Gulfside Musing

Wow, good job with Inktober. You are very talented!



Comment #12: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:06:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. It was a fun month for drawing.



Comment #13: Monday, November 04, 2019 at 08:23:25

bermudaonion (Kathy)

Your daughter's costume was terrific! Your drawings are too - you need to keep at it even though Inktober is over.



Comment #14: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:09:00

Pussreboots

I will still be drawing, although I'll be spending more of my time painting. I need to buy ink refills for a bunch of my copics.



Comment #15: Monday, November 04, 2019 at 09:33:42

Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life

Your daughter looks amazing! And so cool that you completed Inktober. :)



Comment #16: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:11:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. She's thrilled with all the positive comments her costume has received. Inktober was fun and I think I'm feeling some withdrawal from it.



Comment #17: Monday, November 04, 2019 at 15:16:17

LiteraryFeline

I love your daughter's costume! And what a great idea for a costume. My daughter dressed up as Haunted Beauty. I think it's her favorite costume so far she's had. I love your artwork. Aerial is especially stunning. I hope you continue to enjoy your reading! Have a great week.



Comment #18: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:11:00

Pussreboots

Sounds like it was a good costume year for both our daughters. I'm having fun with Aerial and plan to continue doing abstracts now and and again.



Comment #19: Monday, November 04, 2019 at 16:25:23

Yvonne

Your daughter looks great in her costume! I hope you have a great week!



Comment #20: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:17:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'll let her know. Same to you.



Comment #21: Monday, November 04, 2019 at 16:28:45

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Your daughter’s costume is fabulous. She should feel very proud of herself for all she did to prepare for Halloween.

Inktober was certainly a success, wasn’t it? Will you do Inkvember next?

The line for Raina Telgemeier was huge at the Texas Book Festival. It may have been the longest line of the day.

Have a great week!



Comment #22: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:19:00

Pussreboots

She is very pleased with how it turned out except that the wig needs to be restyled for the next time she wears the costume.

Inkvember isn't a thing which is good because I need to buy refills for my Copics. Also, I'm doing Nanowrimo this month and trying to keep up with my painting. Finding a balance between painting and writing is tricky.

I can imagine that it would have been. Her books remain popular.



Comment #23: Monday, November 04, 2019 at 17:02:30

Kathy Martin

Lovely assortment of art and books. Happy November. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #24: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:22:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #25: Monday, November 04, 2019 at 21:37:01

S.J. Higbee

I love your daughter's costume. You have had a great reading week - I hope the coming week is as successful.



Comment #26: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:23:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. It turned out well. So far this week is going well for reading.



Comment #27: Monday, November 04, 2019 at 23:22:34

Greg

Wow great job with the art! I don't know why but I always love food art (and it often makes me hungry lol).



Comment #28: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:23:00

Pussreboots

Food art is remarkably fun to make too. I'm planning on turning those drawings into paintings.



Comment #29: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 15:16:13

Jamie @ Fantastical Whimsies

I have loved seeing all the different artworks from inktober. So much creativity! Yellow Butterfly caught my attention and I hope you are enjoying it along with your other reads.



Comment #30: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:25:00

Pussreboots

Yellow Butterfly is delightful and captures 1981 perfectly. I hope you get a chance to read it. I'll be reviewing it soon.



Comment #31: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 19:17:54

Sue Jackson @ Book By Book

Wow, what beautiful artwork - you're talented!

I also read Guts this week and loved it, as with all of Raina's books. And I really want to read the new Nevada Barr.

Enjoy your books this week!

Sue



Comment #32: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 23:27:00

Pussreboots

I'll be reading the new Nevada Barr later this week or possibly over the weekend.

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