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We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 02)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 09)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 16)
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 16): 03/16/20

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

News:

The schools are closed for three weeks. My husband is working from home for the next month. The art shows I have paintings in are delayed. My daughter's eighth grade trip might not happen in June. I think I'm most upset right now about her trip. Then there's our 25th wedding anniversary roadtrip. It should be happening in July but who knows?

Drawings I made:


To keep things simpler to post, I'm sharing one image of all the week's drawings. They're all done with copic markers.

Paintings worked on:

I have opened an Etsy store. Right now there are eight paintings available but I will be adding more. I can also take commissions.

Fern
The fern is now finished.

Jellyfish wip
The jellyfish WIP; I'm four hours into this project.

Casa del Capitan
La Casa del Capitan WIP; I'm four hours into this project.

Sandhill crane landscape
I've started a new sandhill crane painting. This one is 16x20 inches.

Nectarines wip
Yesterday I started this 6x6 nectarine painting.

What I read:

  • We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  • Ghost-Spider, Volume 1: Dog Days Are Over by Seanan McGuire and Takeshi Miyazawa (Illustrator)
  • Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle
  • A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
  • Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
  • Go to Sleep (I Miss You) by Lucy Knisley

What I'm reading:

  • Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
  • In West Mills by De'Shawn Charles Winslow
  • Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Home and Away by Candice Montgomery

Up Soon:

  • The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee
  • The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage by Derek Landy
  • The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part Three by Michael Dante DiMartino
  • Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner

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Comment #1: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 05:12:37

Marg

Another big reading week for you!!



Comment #2: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 19:42:00

Pussreboots

It wasn't as big as previous weeks and this one is turning out to be even less so.



Comment #3: Monday March, 16, 2020 at 06:01:21

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

It's a stressful time. We think and rethink every decision. Should we go here? Should we go there? We are uncertain what to do.



Comment #4: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 19:48:00

Pussreboots

We are now under shelter in place orders. I haven't been anywhere since Saturday. My husband has gone grocery shopping twice.



Comment #5: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 06:03:17

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

The long term uncertainty is a big issue. My daughter is starting to fret about her September trip overseas.

Wishing you a great reading week, success with your Etsy store, and good health.



Comment #6: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 19:55:00

Pussreboots

I don't know what to plan any longer. Right now we're living day to day. That's as far as we can predict/ anticipate.



Comment #7: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 08:16:17

bermudaonion (Kathy)

It's a scary and unsettling time for sure. I hope we all stay safe and healthy.



Comment #8: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 19:57:00

Pussreboots

We are doing our best. We're under mandatory shelter in place rules now.



Comment #9: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 13:14:43

Kathy Martin

Everything here seems to be cancelled too. Our schools will close on Wednesday for eight days but it may be extended and probably will be. I'm already a homebody and am only impacted because I can't watch baseball. I expect to have lots more time for reading. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #10: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 20:00:00

Pussreboots

We're now under shelter in place orders: all eight Bay Area counties.



Comment #11: Monday March, 16, 2020 at 18:04:43

Lynn

I like your artwork, as always!
All the books you are reading look great. Are you enjoying them?
Schools closed down here as well, it's strange to teach from home. I hope the trips will not be cancelled!



Comment #12: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 20:01:00

Pussreboots

I am enjoying my books. While we're forced to shelter in place I am using the time to paint, draw, and read. The kids are sticking to their new "distance learning" schedules.



Comment #13: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 22:22:25

Laurel-Rain Snow

Enjoy your week! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Stay safe!



Comment #14: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 20:03:00

Pussreboots

That's a tough one now that we're ordered to shelter in place for the next three weeks.



Comment #15: Monday, March 16, 2020 at 23:43:28

Yvonne

Everything going on is really crazy right now. I've never seen anything like this all over the world. Unbelievable.

Your drawings are wonderful.

Hope you have a great week!



Comment #16: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 20:06:00

Pussreboots

We're now sheltering in place. I haven't been out of my house since Saturday. So I'm using my time to make art. Hopefully when this is all over I can sell some of it.

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