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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 23): 12/23/19

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

Happy Hanukkah. Merry Christmas. As we're a blended family we celebrate both. On the first night the kids got socks. They always do and they always need them.

First night

Bruce the Spruce is finally decorated. We use a potted tree as our Christmas tree. The rest of the year he lives in the back garden. We have two new ornaments for 2019.

A T-rex and penguin ornament

My daughter is in science club at school. They've grown plants from cuttings and seeds as a fundraiser. I'm now the proud owner of two jade plants, a cilantro pot, and a basil pot.

Jade plants in owl pots

Cilantro and basil

Pride shoes: wip
I'm five hours into my work on Pride Shoes.

Sandhill cranes in snow - wip

My client went through all my sketches and picked the second courting one I had done. The orignial sketch is on Instagram.

I haven't worked on the koi painting since last week.

What I read:

  • Girl on Film by Cecil Castellucci et al.
  • Once Upon a Grind by Cleo Coyle
  • The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
  • No Place Like Here by Christina June
  • Counting to Perfect by Suzanne LaFleur
  • Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger and Emily Woo Zeller
  • All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney

What I'm reading:

  • The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham
  • Verse and Vengeance by Amanda Flower
  • The Haunting on Heliotrope Lane by Carolyn Keene
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch by Kelly Thompson and Veronica Fish

Up Soon:

  • The Big Shrink by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
  • Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead
  • The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
  • My Girlfriend is a T-Rex, Vol. 1 by Sanzo

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Comment #1: Monday, December, 23 2019 at 01:42:05

Kathryn Trask

I think Hanukkah is such a beautiful feast. Lucky you celebrating both feasts. I think the Pride shoes are amazing. Great reading as always.



Comment #2: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 20:47:00

Pussreboots

Hanukkah is a reason to eat fried food. We'll be having latkes with applesauce and sour cream later in the week.



Comment #3: Monday, December 23, 2019 at 10:49:21

bermudaonion (Kathy)

Happy Hannukah and Merry Christmas to you and your family!



Comment #4: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 20:56:00

Pussreboots

Thanks! Happy holidays!



Comment #5: Monday, December 23, 2019 at 11:48:24

Laurel-Rain Snow

Nice art, as always. Enjoy your holidays and your books.



Comment #6: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 20:58:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'm taking a break from painting this week, I think. But I am doing some drawing.



Comment #7: Monday, December 23, 2019 at 12:23:50

Yvonne

Your paintings are wonderful, as always. Love the Pride Shoes. Your books look good. It reminds me that I have to get back to the Cleo Coyle series. I always enjoy it but I'm so far behind.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!



Comment #8: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 21:00:00

Pussreboots

I'm four books away from the current Cleo Coyle book. I like how Pride Shoes is turning out but it's a tricky one to paint. Those laces are hard.



Comment #9: Monday, December 23, 2019 at 14:05:13

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

I bet the holiday season is wonderful around your house. You celebrate it all. So much fun.

Your Pride Shoes is looking fabulous.

A new Princess Black. Wonderful!

Have a lovely week!



Comment #10: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 21:03:00

Pussreboots

Pride Shoes is a tough painting because of the laces. The Princess in Black I read is from last year. The newest one is Bathtime Battle.



Comment #11: Monday, December 23, 2019 at 15:14:37

Kathy Martin

Bruce the Spruce gave me a chuckle. Happy holidays. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #12: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 21:05:00

Pussreboots

It's probably silly to name the tree but it just sort of happened. And then the name stuck.



Comment #13: Monday, December, 23, 2019 at 18:36:25

S.J. Higbee

Have a lovely time, Sarah:). I'm impressed with the plants - that is a lovely Basil speciman. And congratulations on keeping Bruce alive from one year to the next - that is a feat!



Comment #14: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 21:06:00

Pussreboots

The basil is doing well but I don't think the cilantro is going to make it.

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