Weekly Update July 5, 2020

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Welcome to my weekly update for July 5! I hope you’re having a wonderful 4th of July weekend! I hope our neighbors to the north had a great Canada Day! It’s very weird to me that our celebrations have been curtailed so much. I’m not complaining or disagreeing, but I certainly never expected to experience a global pandemic.

As I write this on Friday, my husband and I are excited to watch Hamilton on Disney Plus tonight. I’ve heard so many good things about it but I’ve never had much interest in any of the touring productions that have passed through. I love Broadway shows but I have a hard time understanding the lyrics of the snippets of the songs I’ve heard. They sing so fast! This is our chance to finally see what we’ve been missing out on!

Update, Saturday morning: We really enjoyed Hamilton! My husband had to turn on subtitles for me about five minutes in, but wow! What a show! Now that I know what’s going on, I would love to see it live!


Cover of The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan–3 Stars

How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell Book Cover

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell– Did Not Finish


In addition to finishing giving up on How to Do Nothing, I read:

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Book Cover

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley Book Cover

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley, read by Thérèse Plummer and Michael Crouch

Cover of Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Currently Reading:

The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters

The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley, read by Jayne Entwistle

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

Hiking Oregon’s History: The Stories behind Historic Places You Can Walk to See by Michael L. Sullivan–I had to return this book before finishing it but I placed a hold on it so that I can continue it when it’s available again.

Up Next:

I am still waiting on Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich. My hold at the library was available while I was deep in something else so I put off checking it out until after the next person in line reads it (I love this new feature in Overdrive). My other books are all so new that it will probably be a few days before I finish them.

What did your week look like?

Kathryn at Book Date hosts It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts Sunday Post.

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    1. My watch list is always growing. I have a lot of things I’ll get to “at some point!” 🙂

  1. Love Hamilton! But I haven’t seen the one with Lin Manuel, so looking forward to the Disney+ feature. Happy reading.

    1. I do remember everyone talking about it when it was released. I’m only a decade behind! 🙂

    1. I’m in the minority that didn’t really enjoy The Silent Patient. I was kind of indifferent to it. I’m glad you enjoyed it though!

  2. I think all my book friends must have Disney+. I’d love to see Hamilton. I hope it appears on DVD soon.

    There’s something a tiny bit funny about DNFing How to Do Nothing. I will draw a line through that one on my TBR.

    Stay safe.

    1. Now that you mention, that is a bit ironic! 🙂 I would expect the Hamilton DVD to be released soon but I’m just guessing.

    1. Me too! Now that I understand what’s going on, hopefully I can just enjoy it without subtitles!

        1. I am so glad it wasn’t just me! I understood the ladies just fine but I was kind of lost when the men took over. I felt a little ridiculous turning them on but I’m glad I did.

  3. I’ve heard so many good things about Hamilton. I should really watch it now that it’s hit Netflix. And The forest of Hands and Teeth- I remember being curious about that one when it came out.

    Hope you had a good 4th. You’re right, it’s so different this year!

    Have a great week. 🙂

    1. Peabody and Emerson are quite the pair! Those books are such great comfort reads!

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