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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 03): 02/03/20

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

No painting updates to share this week. I was busy finishing my Sketchbook Project book. So the only artwork to share this week are my daily drawings done with Copic Markers.

Left: Vine tomatoes from Jan 26. Right: Golden Gate Bridge from Jan 27. Both drawn with Copic Markers
Left: Vine tomatoes from Jan 26. Right: Golden Gate Bridge from Jan 27 Both drawn with Copic Markers

Left: My daughter on a bench by Lake Hemet from Jan 28. Right: Orange food from Jan 29. Both drawn with Copic Markers.
Left: My daughter on a bench by Lake Hemet from Jan 28. Right: Orange food from Jan 29. Both drawn with Copic Markers.

Left: Two ripe bananas Jan 30. Right: Cardinal from Jan 31. Both drawn with Copic Markers.
Left: Left: Two ripe bananas Jan 30. Right: Cardinal from Jan 31. Both drawn with Copic Markers.

Left: Another shiitake mushroom from Feb 01. Right: A sleeping great horned owl from Feb 02. Both drawn with Copic Markers.
Left: Another shiitake mushroom from Feb 01. Right: A sleeping great horned owl from Feb 02. Both drawn with Copic Markers.

What I read:

  • Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
  • A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen
  • The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling
  • I'm Worried by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi (illustrator)
  • No Cats Allowed by Miranda James
  • Green Lantern: Legacy by Minh Lê and Andie Tong (Illustrator)

What I'm reading:

  • The Thief Knot by Kate Milford and Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)
  • Five Unicorn Flush by T.J. Berry
  • The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
  • Spore by Alex Scarrow

Up Soon:

  • Don't Read the Comments by Eric Smith
  • Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
  • Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers
  • School-Tripped by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Illustrator)

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Comment #1: Sunday, February 02, 2020 at 13:18:03

Donna

There's a Murder Afoot looks cute.



Comment #2: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 20:28:00

Pussreboots

It was a fun read. The first in the series is Elementary She Read.



Comment #3: Sunday, February 02, 2020 at 23:20:30

Emma @ Words And Peace

This is a cool cardinal!



Comment #4: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 20:31:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #5: Monday, February 03, 2020 at 00:54:13

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Those tomatoes just pop off the page. The cardinal is beautiful, too. I must look for that type of markers.

A new Babymouse? It was such a popular series at my school library.

I hope you have a lovely week.



Comment #6: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 20:32:00

Pussreboots

I get the markers at Dick Blick, but there are lots of places that sell them. The Babymouse is one of the middle grade novels. It was released last summer. I'm behind on some of my purchases.



Comment #7: Monday, February 03, 2020 at 08:16:14

bermudaonion (Kathy)

The drawings with markers are impressive since, unlike paint, markers aren't forgiving.

I love Babymouse!



Comment #8: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 20:34:00

Pussreboots

The Copic markers are pretty forgiving. They're alcohol based and can be blended and layered like watercolors.



Comment #9: Monday, February 03, 2020 at 08:18:16

S.J. Higbee

I love the drawings! My grandson uses Copic pens and loves them - you've got some lovely results with them. Have a great week, Sarah:)



Comment #10: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 20:37:00

Pussreboots

My daughter introduced me to the Copics. I'm having fun with them.



Comment #11: Monday, February 03, 2020 at 09:13:56

Laurel-Rain Snow

I enjoyed The Golden State and I'm curious about Waiting for Tom Hanks.

Enjoy your week.



Comment #12: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 20:40:00

Pussreboots

I found The Golden State to be okay. I'll post a review of it eventually.



Comment #13: Monday, February 03, 2020 at 09:16:24

JoAnn @ Gulfside Musing

I'm wondering what you thought of The Golden State... it's been on my wish list for a while now. Hope you have a good week.



Comment #14: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 20:41:00

Pussreboots

I found The Golden State rather tedious.



Comment #15: Monday, February 03, 2020 at 13:38:57

Kathryn Trask

Copic markers or paint - your art is always worth looking at. Mike Chen - is that Sci Fi? Ah and Baby Mouse, I read a few of her when I was teaching. Fun.



Comment #16: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 20:43:00

Pussreboots

Thank you! Mike Chen's first book was a time travel story. The current one is a near future thriller. It's set five years after a pandemic.



Comment #17: Monday, February 03, 2020 at 15:37:25

Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life

Aw I love your owl!



Comment #18: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 20:45:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. It's based on a photo I took in 2018.



Comment #19: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 05:54:43

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

You are doing very well with daily drawings.

Wishing you a great reading week



Comment #20: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 20:46:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. Some days it's a struggle to find something I want to draw.

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