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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 28): 08/28/17

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 31)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

I didn't post last week because I was on a family road trip to Wyoming to see the total eclipse. We also stopped by The Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. For the eclipse we met up with my husband's parents at the Casper Events Center where we watched along side with scientists from Maryland and Berkeley.

The eclipse at totality.

Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park

What I read:

The Painted Queen
The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess and narrated by Barbara Rosenblat; personal collection (audiobook)
Yours Truly
Yours Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick; library book
When Dimple Met Rishi
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon; personal collection
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey; library book
Paper Girls volume 2
Paper Girls volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang; library book (audiobook)
Carson Crosses Canada
Carson Crosses Canada by Linda Bailey; library book
Greenglass House
The Greenglass House by Kate Milford; personal collection (audiobook)
The Neddiad
The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater; personal collection book (audiobook)
Lumberjanes Volume 2
Lumberjanes Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson; personal collection

What I'm reading:

Goldfish Boy
Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompsonk; library book
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan ; personal collection (audiobook)
Black Hammer Volume 1
Black Hammer Volume 1 by Jeff Lemire; library book

Up Next:

Wangs vs the World
The Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang; personal collection
Under the Dragon's Tale
Under the Dragon's Tale by Maureen Jennings; library book
Outside In
Outside In by Jennifer Bradbury; library book

Reviews Posted

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Comment #1: Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 23:12:09


Wow, you got a great eclipse picture! None of ours turned out (we were at 98%, so not quite complete).

Comment #2: Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 20:46:00


Mine didn't turn out at the annual eclipse we saw in California in 2012. This year even with knowing what I should do, I had to fight with my camera to get shots during the eclipse. Totality (if you had been able to see it) ended up being the easy part of the eclipse to photograph.

Comment #3: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 01:02:47


Love those photos; what a great trip.

Comment #4: Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 22:07:00


Thank you. We had a great time in Wyoming. We're already planning our next trip there.

Comment #5: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 03:02:12


Beautiful eclipse photo, so happy to know you got to view it. Awesome park photos. I was looking at The Wangs vs the World book just yesterday, hope you enjoy.

Comment #6: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 17:43:00


Thank you. I will get the Wangs vs the World reviewed when I'm finished.

Comment #7: Monday, August, 28, 2017 at 03:31:47


Those pics are beautiful! You was lucky to see it at it's peak! looks like you read some really great books also!

Comment #8: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 17:45:00


Thank you. It was well worth the drive and the traffic to see the eclipse.

Comment #9: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 05:39:33

Geybie's Book Blog

You seem to have had a great time last week. Glad to hear that. Anyway, I need to check out all of your five starred reads above. Sound amazing.

I hope you enjoy all your books this week and have a wonderful week. Happy reading. 😁❤️

Comment #10: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 17:51:00


I hope you find some books that interest you from my list. Thanks for stopping by.

Comment #11: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 07:45:39

Beth F

How great you saw the totality!

Comment #12: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 17:55:00


It was the most surreal force of nature I've ever experienced. My photos don't do the actual thing justice. Imagine the darkest hole in the sky surrounded by an intense flickering ring of blue flame. That's what it was really like.

Comment #13: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 07:56:00

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

The eclipse was partial here in Montreal, Canada. We tried getting eclipse glasses but they were all sold out! How fun that you took a road trip. Best way to create wonderful summer memories. Enjoy your reading week.

Comment #14: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 17:58:00


We bought our glasses back in February. They sat in the trunk of my car just so we wouldn't forget to pack them. We would like to go back to Wyoming ot explore the parks and the landscape when there isn't an eclipse. It's a beautiful state.

Comment #15: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 09:34:37

Katie @ Read-at-Home Mom

I loved Greenglass House! I'm actually wishing I'd read it again before starting on the ARC of the sequel. And I've been meaning to look for Yours Truly. I read the first book and remember liking it.

Comment #16: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 18:00:00


It was my second time reading the book. I have a lovely hardcover that's sadly in storage right now. If it weren't, I'd be re-reading and taking notes on favorite passages. The version we listened to was the audiobook while we were driving across Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. We are all eagerly looking forward the sequel — which we plan to get as a hardcover and an audiobook.

Comment #17: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 14:31:47

Kathy Martin

I missed the eclipse because we were completely cloud covered where I live. I have The Painted Queen on my calendar and can't wait to read it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Comment #18: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 18:10:00


The Painted Queen is very good. We had rain and clouds the day before and a few hours after the eclipse. Thankfully though the sky was clear where the sun was.

Comment #19: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 00:37:29


Nice pics! Glad you got to see the total eclipse. :) I haven't read Lumberjanes #2 yet, or Paper Girls.

Comment #20: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 16:06:00


You should read both. I think you would like them. The eclipse was the most surreal natural phenomenon I've ever experienced.

Comment #21: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 08:33:22

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

Ooo so pretty!!! I love National Parks. So cool that you got to visit them for the eclipse! And you have some great looking books posted as well!

Comment #22: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 16:09:00


We visited the National Parks a couple days before the eclipse. There just isn't enough parking in them, plus only a small part of Grand Teton was actually in the path of Totality. We're planning to go back either next year or the year after to explore both parks in greater detail.

Comment #23: Tuesday, August, 29 2017 at 11:14:27

Jennifer @ Book Den

Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Comment #24: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 16:15:00


You're welcome. Have a good week.

Comment #25: Tuesday, August, 29, 2017 at 13:15:17


Wonderful pictures! That's great that you were able to see the eclipse. It wasn't much around here. Hope you have a great week!

Comment #26: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 16:17:00


It was well worth the twenty hours of driving (one way) to see the eclipse.

Comment #27: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 23:53:27


Sounds like a really fantastic week! Hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

Comment #28: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 16:18:00


It was a fantastic, albeit, exhausting week. Now it's nice to be home.

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