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Welcome to my weekly update for July 5, 2015! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. She’s taking a bit of personal leave so I’m also linking to Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
I hope all my fellow Americans had a great 4th of July and everyone else had an excellent weekend as well! My husband and I decided to ride The Virginia Creeper Trail again and spend the weekend camping. We had a good time–the trail is beautiful–but, other than when we were actually on the trail and when we were watching fireworks, it rained the entire time. At least it stopped raining when it really mattered, right? We’ve spent the afternoon trying to dry everything out at home. Oh well.
Review: The Places in Between by Rory Stewart–3 Stars
Review: My Ántonia by Willa Cather–4 Stars
Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig, read by Kate Reading
The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith–I was offered a review copy of this book now that the paperback release is coming up. When I saw that it’s set in my home state of North Carolina, I had to give it a try.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown, read by Grover Gardner–It’s taking me forever to get through Undaunted Courage, so that’s killing my nonfiction reading for the year. I thought I’d add a nonfiction audiobook to make up for it. When I saw this one was available, I thought it would make a nice counterpoint to the Lewis & Clark book. All the reviews say it’s very depressing, of course, so we’ll see how I do with it.
I’ll be surprised if I finish any of these.
What are you reading this week? Did you do anything fun for the holiday and/or weekend?