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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 17): 12/17/18
I'm officially done with the Cybils this year. Stop by the Cybils website on January 1st to see what the short lsits are.
With everything back to normal, I was able to finish my silly "Sad Hei Hei" painting for my daughter.
Now I'm well into my first of three landscape paintings I have planned. The one I'm working on now is based on a photograph of Rockaway Beach I took a few years back. It's been about twenty-five years since I last painted a seascape. They aren't my usual subject.
Sunday my husband and daughter picked out a Christmas tree for our home. We always get a living, in a pot, tree. This year we have Bruce the Spruce. After the holidays we'll transplant him to a larger pot. He'll eventually get up to eight feet tall. He'll be good for another four Christmases, give or take, and then we'll transplant him on our hill.
For the remainder of this month (and year!) I plan to focus on the 2018 published books I purchased but haven't read yet. Whatever ones I don't finish I'll keep reading in January.
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:14:37
I really, really enjoyed The Parker Inheritance. I've been curious about The Rhino in Right Field — may be adding that one to my list. I still love your Sad Hei Hei — perfect spot on the wall by your tree! <3
Comment #2: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:01:00
I will be posting my review of the Parker Inheritance later today. There's only one good place to put the tree and it happens to be in front of the wall where my daughter hangs her artwork.
Comment #3: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:29:16
Great looking paintings...and I love that tree.
Whoopi's book caught my eye. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.
Comment #4: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:03:00
Whoopi's book was an enjoyable and quick read. I love the tree too. It's better than was I was expecting they'd bring home.
Comment #5: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:34:15
I bet it feels good to be done with the Cybils!
Comment #6: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:05:00
It does. Although this year was one of the least stressful Cybils I've participated in.
Comment #7: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:07:39
Laura @ Library of Clean Reads
I love your painting of Rockaway Beach. You are talented. I hope you enjoy Kenneth Oppel's new book. He's one of my favorite authors.
Comment #8: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:07:00
I also hope I enjoy Inkling. Thanks.
Comment #9: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:52:40
Nice looking tree. I like the idea of a live tree. I also like your plan to read books you bought in 2018 now that your Cybils commitment is finished. I hope you find some good ones. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #10: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:07:00
Over all I was pretty good about reading the books I bought this year but over summer I lost my momentum and some books took longer than I expected. That's when I fell behind. Cybils put me even further behind.
Comment #11: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 20:30:21
I love landscape scenes. Your tree is beautiful! Have a great week!
Comment #12: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 15:53:00
Thank you. I love them too but I'm usually painting birds or flowers or other small things. It's a nice change in pace.
Comment #13: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 08:51:23
Bruce the Spruce... love it!! Happy holidays :)
Comment #14: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 15:55:00
Thank you. Happy holidays.
Comment #15: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 09:16:56
I loved The Third Mushroom! I hope you're enjoying it as well.
Comment #16: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 15:56:00
I just finished it. It was very good.
Comment #17: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 09:47:38
So many great looking books here. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!
Comment #18: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 15:57:00
Thank you. Same to you.