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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 29): 10/29/18

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

Here it is the last Monday of October. I didn't do any painting last week as I was busy with reading for the Cybils and doing other things. Saturday was the dedication of the new library but it still needs a few more weeks before it's open to the public. I'm looking forward to seeing inside.

What I read:

Bluecrowne Burntown Louisiana's Way Home

  • Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller; library book
  • Time for Bed, Fred! by Yasmeen Ismail; library book
  • Bluecrowne by Kate Milford; personal collection / research
  • Takedown by Laura Shovan; library book
  • Burntown by Jennifer McMahon; library book / research
  • Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo; personal collection
  • Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo; personal collection
  • Chasing Helicity by Ginger Zee; library book
  • Harbor me by Jacqueline Woodson; library book

What I'm reading:

Small Favor No Fixed Address Elementary, She Read Mystery of the Missing Mask

  • Small Favor by Jim Butcher; personal collection (audiobook)
  • No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen; personal collection
  • Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany; personal collection
  • The Mystery of the Missing Mask by M.A. Wilson' personal collection

Up Soon:

Sweep Binti Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Little Red Rodent Hood

  • Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier; personal collection
  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor; library book
  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser; personal collection
  • Little Red Rodent Hood by Ursula Vernon; personal collection


Reviews Posted

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Comment #1: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 19:21:39

Erin @ Cracker Crumbs

I love Gravity Falls! And that sweater is perfect! What a great costume!

Burntown looks awesome. And your road narrative project sounds really interesting!

Comment #2: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 19:47:00


My daughter is also carving Gravity Falls themed pumpkins. Burntown is a quick read. I loved the first two thirds but the ending wasn't as exciting as the beginning.

Comment #3: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 05:11:13


Ooh Tintin- I always enjoy those. :)

Comment #4: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 19:49:00


I picked that particular one because Steed was reading it in a Kathy Gale episode of Avengers. Since it was one I hadn't read, I just had to.

Comment #5: Wednesday, October, 24, 2018 at 20:28:27


That's a lot of books in one week!

Comment #6: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 19:52:00


I agree!

Comment #7: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 07:25:31


You have some good looking books on your list. I loved Still Missing. See what I read this month. Girl Who Reads

Comment #8: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 20:01:00


Most people seem to have enjoyed Still Missing. I was expecting to, but it wasn't for me.

Comment #9: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10:46:24

Laurel-Rain Snow

I love Chevy Stevens, so Still Missing was one I enjoyed.

Have a great week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

Comment #10: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 20:04:00


I did not like Still Missing. I don't know if I will try more of her books.

Comment #11: Monday, October, 29, 2018 at 14:45:46

Kathy Martin

Nice variety of books. I have liked all of Jim Butchers's books and have enjoyed that series by Vicki Delany. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Comment #12: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 20:06:00


I am about half way through Small Favors. I like the series best when I listen to Jim Marsters perform it.

Comment #13: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 20:16:28

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Ooh, you’re reading No Fixed Address! I’ve heard good things about that one and really want to read it.

Comment #14: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 20:06:00


I just finished No Fixed Address. It's very good. It's rather like Q & A by Vikas Swarup but set in Vancouver and written for a middle grade audience.

Comment #15: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 20:42:43

Jolene Wilson

I have Lousiana’s Way Home. I need to read it before I meet Kate DiCamillo in November. Was it good?

Comment #16: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 20:22:00


Yes. I'm assuming you've also read Raymie Nightingale. This one is a follow up — though not a true sequel. Anyway, it's very good and very had to put down once you start. Be prepared to cry.

Comment #17: Monday, October, 29 2018 at 21:34:13

Jackie Briere

Calgary too has a new library opening in the downtown core November 1st. It looks beautiful and huge. It'll be quite fantastic to visit.

Comment #18: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 20:30:00


Your library is beautiful. Here's a report about ours.

Comment #19: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 22:23:39


oh I'll bet the new library will be awesome?

Chasing Helicity looks fun. :)

Comment #20: Monday, October 29, 2018 at 20:33:00


It will be awesome. Chasing Helicity was okay but I prefer 14 Hollow Road by Jenn Bishop (2017)

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