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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!
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan–3 Stars
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
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley, read by Thérèse Plummer and Michael Crouch
Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
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.
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?
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