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Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
Bird & Squirrel All Tangled Up by James Burks
Black Hammer, Volume 3: Age of Doom Part One by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
Boat of Dreams by Rogério Coelho
Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
Captive Hearts of Oz Volume 1 by Ryo Maruya and Mamenosuke Fujimaru
Charley Harper's Book of Colors by Zoe Burke
Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames
Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower
Daring Do and the Eternal Flower by A.K. Yearling
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg and Allan Ahlberg
Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs
Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat
The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll
The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley
Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan and R. Gregory Christie
Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Takedown by Laura Shovan
Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution by Mitch Iverson
Wind/Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 04)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 11)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 18)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 25)
January 2019 Sources
January 2019 Summary

Road Essays
FF3366: orphans going offroad to rural places

FF3333: orphans in rural places along Blue Highways

FF3300: orphans left in rural places along interstates

FF00FF: orphans in the city by way of the cornfield

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 04): 02/04/19

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

The rain is back and will be around for most of next week. It's nice to not have to water. Fortunately we aren't expecting any flooding. Other parts of California aren't as lucky.

Progress on the Davis farm painting

I've made some progress on the Davis farm painting. But it's going slowly. Mostly I need to stare at it and think how to attack it next.

In the meantime, I'm about half way finished with my sketchbook. I should be finished with it in about two weeks.

Below is a painting of turkeysaurus-Rex. No, it's not a real thing, just a what if. What if the T-Rex were even more like a turkey than it actually was.

Progress on the Davis farm painting

Reading this week was pretty calm until today when I realized I had a bunch of library books due. So I spent my rainy day reading. Nearly half the books I read this week were ones I finished today.

What I read:

  • Black Hammer, Vol. 3: Age of Doom Part One by Jeff Lemire; personal collection
  • All Summer Long by Hope Larson; personal collection
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 1 by Hinowa Kouzuki; personal collection
  • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart; personal collection / research
  • Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs; library book
  • Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes (Illustrations); library book
  • The House that Lou Built by Mae Respicio; library book/ research

What I'm reading:

  • White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig; personal collection
  • Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 2 by Ryoko Kui; personal collection
  • Dim Sum of All Fears by Vivien Chien; personal collection
  • Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley; personal collection

Up Soon:

  • Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee; personal collection
  • Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution by Mitch Iverson; personal collection
  • Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle; personal collection
  • Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon; library book

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Comment #1: Sunday, February 03, 2019 at 17:35:29

The moon has been gorgeous lately! So fun to go out moongazing :)



Comment #2: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 18:41:00

Pussreboots

It has in deed. I just got a new longer lens to hopefully take some better moon photos.



Comment #3: Monday, February 04, 2019 at 06:37:59

Yvonne

I always love seeing your paintings. You are so talented.



Comment #4: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 20:05:00

Pussreboots

Thank you.



Comment #5: Monday, February 04, 2019 at 09:47:53

Laurel-Rain Snow

Great scenes! Enjoy your books and just enough rain to keep away the drought.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



Comment #6: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 20:09:00

Pussreboots

Would you believe the rain even turned into snow in our local hills? I'll post pictures this coming Monday.



Comment #7: Monday, February 04, 2019 at 13:01:18

Kathy Martin

Lovely assortment of books. I liked White Rabbit. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #8: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 20:14:00

Pussreboots

I ended up DNFing White Rabbit. I'll post a review in the future.



Comment #9: Monday, February 04, 2019 at 13:03:01

Ellen Pilch

Buried in Books looks good. I like your paintings, very nice.



Comment #10: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 20:18:00

Pussreboots

I hope so. The last one was very good.



Comment #11: Monday, February, 4, 2019 at 13:10:17

Erin @ Cracker Crumbs

I love a good rainy day. But not flooding. Glad that is missing you!

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise looks good. Is that part of your project?

And exciting about your sketchbook! Thanks for the tip about it, btw. My husband is pretty pressed for time, so that was good to know. :)



Comment #12: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 20:18:00

Pussreboots

Yesterday was the most rain I've seen here in a long time. Then it turned cold and our local hills actually got snow.

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is very good and is part of my project. I'll be reviewing it this Saturday. I also read it because I'm friends with the author's agent.

I'm working on the sketchbook for about an hour each weekday. I"m nearly finished and will easily make the deadline. But it als takes planning which is how I spent my first two weeks with it. In the future, I'll plan the book before I get the book now that I know a blank one has 32 pages.

Comment #13: Monday, February 04, 2019 at 14:20:14

Ellie Warren

>Haha turkeysaurus-Rex is kinda terrifying!



Comment #14: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 20:18:00

Pussreboots

Thank you. He was a fun challenge to paint.



Comment #15: Monday, February 04, 2019 at 14:41:36

Shaye

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Coyote and Lou! I’m hoping to squeeze in Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee this spring. It’s frustrating to see that none of the Maple Harbour Adventures books are available at my local libraries. Grrr! I kinda want to read book #3 just for that cover art! I so enjoyed your turkeysaurus-Rex - lol! My youngest daughter is cuh-RAZY about dinosaurs, especially the t-rex. Have a wonderful reading week, Sarah!



Comment #16: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 20:31:00

Pussreboots

I'll be reviewing Coyote this Saturday. Lou I'll get reviewed later. I have a backlog of multicultural books to review. Right now I'll say that I liked it quite a bit. I rated it four stars.

SOS at Night is only available as an ebook. The previous two are also published in paperback. The entire series is worth purchases and the titles are affordable.

Tell your youngest that I was crazy about dinosaurs as a kid too. Send her to this page: Your holiday dinosaur; it's hosted by U.C. Berkeley.



Comment #17: Monday, February 04, 2019 at 21:36:10

Greg

Turkeysaurus Rex :)

Ooh a Tintin book! I always love seeing those. Have you read any of them before?



Comment #18: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 20:44:00

Pussreboots

Yes. You can see the others I've reviewed on my series page.



Comment #19: Monday, February 04, 2019 at 22:42:32

Laurie C

I have Binti and Belleweather on my “maybe” TBR list. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!



Comment #20: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 20:48:00

Pussreboots

I have the second Binti book checked out from the library. Take that as my recommendation to definitely read the first one. I haven't gotten far enough in Belleweather to have an opinion on that one.