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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 17): 02/17/20

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

Drawings I made:


Left: A young turkey (Feb 09). Right: A mourning dove in a plum tree (Feb 10)


Left: Daffodils (Feb 11). Right: A spotless ladybug (Feb 12). Both drawn with Copic Markers.


Left: Red rose bud (Feb 13). Right: Snail shell hanging from a dead anise plant (Feb 14). Both drawn with Copic Markers.


Left: Chocolate dipped strawberries (Feb 15). Right: Turkey vulture in profile (Feb 16). Both drawn with Copic Markers.

Paintings worked on:

Painting of paintbrushes against a painting
Paintbrushes is complete.

Green heron standing in water
Green heron is complete.

Moose reading for an apple
Apple Moose after 3 hours of work.

Butternut soup and grilled cheese
Butternut soup and grilled cheese after 1 hour of work.

What I read:

  • Story Boat by Kyo Maclear and Rashin Kheiriyeh (Illustrator)
  • No Mallets Intended by Victoria Hamilton and Emily Woo Zeller (Narrator)
  • You Are Never Alone by Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim (Illustrator)
  • Audubon Cat by Mary Calhoun, Susan Bonners (Illustrator)
  • Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
  • School-Tripped by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Illustrator)
  • Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers
  • Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle
  • Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

What I'm reading:

  • A Mixture of Mischief by Anna Meriano
  • Lu by Jason Reynolds
  • Chirp by Kate Messner
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Up Soon:

  • Notorious by Gordon Korman
  • The Beast of Babylon by Charlie Higson
  • Paladin's Grace by T. Kingfisher
  • The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick

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Comment #1: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 23:56:19

Kathryn Trask

I like the Holms books, they do well. Hmm the Audubon Cat, now that has an interesting title!!



Comment #2: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 21:20:00

Pussreboots

Audubon Cat is from 1981. I'll get it reviewed as soon as I can.



Comment #3: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 00:41:19

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

I’ve heard good things about Dear Martin and The Library of Lost and Found. I hope you enjoy them.

Wishing you a great reading week



Comment #4: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 21:22:00

Pussreboots

I'll get them reviewed as soon as I can.



Comment #5: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 08:11:38

bermudaonion (Kathy)

I always look forward to seeing your latest artwork. I've heard good things about Dear Martin.



Comment #6: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 21:26:00

Pussreboots

I'm looking forward to finally reading it.



Comment #7: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 08:27:35

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Love your drawings this week. They had just put in daffodils in the gardens of Paris, and I so enjoyed seeing them. I suppose they are cold weather flowers as I never see them here.

Library of Lost and Found sounds like a great idea for a book. I can't resist books set in libraries of any sort.



Comment #8: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 21:27:00

Pussreboots

The daffodils came with the house. They were a nice surprise. I used to grow them at our condo but we didn't keep them when we moved.



Comment #9: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 09:51:27

Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life

As always, a list of great sounding books!



Comment #10: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 21:30:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. Hopefully they turn out to be.



Comment #11: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:53:47

Emma @ Words And Peace

I love your mourning dove! Hmm, I have to check the Audubon Cat. Talking about Audubon, I highly recommend his biography in graphic "novel", gorgeous:

The Library of Lost and Found was so disappointing compared to the previous book of this author. I hope it works for you.



Comment #12: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 21:25:00

Pussreboots

Thank you for the book recommendation. I haven't read any of Phaedra Patrick's books, so I don't have expectations.



Comment #13: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 18:12:05

Lynn

I really like your paintings, it makes me want to paint like that too! Chirp looks cute, I hope you are enjoying all these books!

Have a wonderful week!



Comment #14: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 21:37:00

Pussreboots

If you want to make art have a go at it. It's fun.



Comment #15: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 20:28:28

Ellen Pilch

I love your art, you are so talented.



Comment #16: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 21:39:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. Drawing daily is turning out to be an interesting and sometimes frustrating challenge.



Comment #17: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 21:00:27

Laurel-Rain Snow

I have The Library of Lost & Found on my Kindle, still unread. Soon!

Enjoy your week. >



Comment #18: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 21:40:00

Pussreboots

I've had my copy since it first came out. I'm trying to read through my backlog of recent purchases.



Comment #19: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 21:58:52

Greg

Chirp looks like fun! and I love food art. The soup might be making me hungry. Ha!

Paladin's Grace looks interesting!



Comment #20: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 21:42:00

Pussreboots

I'm hoping to offer my recent paintings for sale soon. You could be the owner of a bowl of soup.



Comment #21: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 22:06:15

Yvonne

Beautiful work! I love all the colors. Have a great week!



Comment #22: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 21:44:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.

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