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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (January 06): 01/06/20

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

New Years was fun. My in-laws visited from Monday through Thursday morning. We put together a jigsaw puzzle, a tradition we've had for at least as long as I've been part of the family.

A cat puzzle

So far I'm sticking with my #art366 plan.

Left: Sandwich from Dec 31. Right: Red onions from Jan 01.

Left: Dark eyed junco in a plumtree from Jan 02. Right: American coot from Jan 03.

Left: a fox leaping from Jan 04. Right: A string of lights from Jan 05

On Sunday I finished the Black-necked Stilt painting. It's an acrylic on an 8x10 canvas.

Black-necked Stilt painting

Fireworks

I also did another two fireworks paintings for the sketchbook which is due in February.

What I read:

To start off the year I read a bunch of short books. Two of them are new releases, World's Worst Parrot, and The Mess That We Made.

  • Clever Little Witch by Mượn Thị Văn
  • The Great Brain Robbery by P.G. Bell
  • World's Worst Parrot by Alice Kuipers
  • Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead
  • The Fox Wish by Kimiko Aman and Komako Sakai
  • The Big Shrink by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
  • Curse of the Were-wiener by Ursula Vernon
  • The Mess That We Made by Michelle Lord, Julia Blattman
  • My Girlfriend is a T-Rex, Volume 1 by Sanzo

What I'm reading:

  • The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala
  • Designing California Native Gardens by Glenn Keator
  • Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis
  • Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes

Up Soon:

  • The Pretenders by Rebecca Hanover
  • Shadowspell by Jenna Black
  • Black Hammer, Volume 4: Age of Doom Part Two by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston (Illustrations)
  • There's a Murder Afoot by Vicki Delany

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Comment #1: Sunday, January 05, 2020 at 23:51:27

Svetlanas reads and views

It's late and my apologies, but yay! A blogger who celebrates Chanukkah!



Comment #2: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 15:10:00

Pussreboots

Happy New Year and belated Chanukkah.



Comment #3: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 00:39:07

LiteraryFeline

I like your jigsaw tradition. We haven't done one those in a long while. Your artwork is stunning. You have a gift It sounds like your reading year has gotten off to a good start. I hope you have a great week.



Comment #4: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 15:13:00

Pussreboots

I think my mother-in-law was the one who started the jigsaw tradition. It's the only puzzle I end up putting together all year even though I love doing puzzles.



Comment #5: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 00:43:12

Sumedha

Your paintings are lovely!



Comment #6: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 15:16:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #7: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 05:24:50

S.J. Higbee

>What a lovely tradition - working on a jig saw together... Certainly less noisy and fractious than playing loud games:). I love your pictures - the fox in mid-air is a delight. Have a good week, Sarah:)



Comment #8: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 15:18:00

Pussreboots

We also played a round of Clue, but that isn't especially noisy either. The fox was fun to draw.



Comment #9: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 08:07:50

JoAnn @ Gulfside Musing

Sounds like good family time... I like the puzzle tradition! Have a good week :)



Comment #10: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 16:32:00

Pussreboots

It works for us. All six of us put work into the puzzle.



Comment #11: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 08:15:20

Laurel-Rain Snow

Love the art, and that sandwich looks good enough to eat.

Enjoy your week and your books! Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #12: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 16:38:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'm finding sandwiches fun to draw and paint.



Comment #13: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 08:38:52

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Your art is beautiful. I bet it makes you happy to complete so much artwork.

I've got a little sketchbook I'm taking with me to Paris. I am planning to do a small drawing every day. Pencil only, I think.

I like the look of The Mess We Made. I am going to add it to my Amazon list.

Have a wonderful week, Sarah!



Comment #14: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 16:40:00

Pussreboots

Enjoy your trip. I've never had the pleasure of visiting Paris. I'll be reviewing The Mess We Made on Saturday.



Comment #15: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 09:55:33

bermudaonion (Kathy)

I love the puzzle and the paintings! I don't know how you read so much with everything else you do. Happy New Year!



Comment #16: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 16:43:00

Pussreboots

Last week's books were short. That's how I read so many.



Comment #17: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 10:58:21

Helen Murdoch

I love the paintings! And your books look good as well. Happy New Year



Comment #18: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 16:44:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. I'll share more next week.



Comment #19: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 12:29:15

Katherine

Saw the cover of Something Borrowed and thought, "That has *got* to be a Doctor Who book."

Have a great week!



Comment #20: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 16:46:00

Pussreboots

In 2013 the BBC commissioned a series of novellas to commemorate the series' 50th anniversary. There is one story per regeneration as of 2013. At the end of the year they offered the lot as a box set with each book having a cover showing that regeneration's iconic outfit. I've read and reviewed doctors one through five and need to now review the sixth one. I still have doctors seven through twelve.



Comment #21: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 14:57:19

Yvonne

I love the cat on the bookshelf. It's beautiful. Is that the jigsaw puzzle.

Your art is wonderful as always :)

Have a great week and Happy New Year!



Comment #22: Monday, January 06, 2020 at 16:54:00

Pussreboots

Yes, the cat on the bookshelf is the puzzle. Happy New Year!

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