Weekly Update August 2, 2020

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Welcome to my weekly update for August 2, 2020!

My husband’s 50th birthday was on July 25 so he took a week off work and we spent time hiking and exploring. Mt. Rainier National Park is within driving distance so we decided to head that way. Oh my goodness! It’s gorgeous! We tried to visit once about 15 years ago when my brother-in-law lived in Washington but the mountain was hidden behind clouds. The only time we saw it was on our flight home, when we finally broke above the clouds. It was showing off for us on this visit! Wildflowers were in bloom everywhere! We even saw a couple of bears (from a safe distance), some marmots, and even one pika! My husband was thrilled with this birthday!


I Should Have Honor by Khalid Brohi Book Cover

I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan by Khalida Brohi–4 Stars

The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha Book Cover

The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things by Neil Pasricha–4 Stars


Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young, read by Khristine Hvam

Currently Reading:

Hard Rain by Irma Venter, translated by Elsa Silke

Malorie by Josh Malerman, read by Cassandra Campbell

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen–I ran out of time on this library check-out so I’m on the waiting list again.

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.


We haven’t started streaming it yet, but we are really excited about season 2 of The Umbrella Academy! I need to continue with those graphic novels. I read the first volume after watching season 1 last year but haven’t continued with them. There’s just never enough time for all the books, is there?

Up Next:

I placed a hold on The Empire of Gold, the final book in the Daevabad trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty, a couple of weeks ago and thought I would have to wait months for it, but I just downloaded it! I’m so excited!

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. You should definitely visit Mt. Rainier when you have an opportunity! The pictures don’t do it justice.

    1. We’ve seen a lot of beautiful places since we arrived in Oregon in April. We usually stay in one place for 3 months and then move on to a different job. This is the first time we’ve decided to stay an additional 3 months. There are a lot of reasons but it’s partly because there’s so much more we hope to see in Oregon and Washington.

  1. Sounds like a fabulous trip!

    My son just recommended Umbrella Diaries to us so we might start that later this week.

    1. The first season was so twisty. We loved it! I hope you enjoy it if you decide to try it!

  2. Oh my that looks like an absolutely fabulous trip and isn’t it great the weather made it possible for you to see the mountain, which looks gorgeous in your photo. Hope you enjoy your reading this week.

    1. It was truly a beautiful place. We’re so glad we got to see the mountains while the wildflowers were blooming no less!

  3. It looks beautiful there! Glad you guys had a good birthday celebration. Mt. Rainier sounds amazing.

    Lies My Teacher Told Me sounds interesting, I’m always curious about history.

    Have a great week!

    1. Lies My Teacher Told Me is really interesting. It’s just a little dense for before-bed reading, which is when I usually read nonfiction. Time got away from me and I had to return it. Hopefully it will be my turn again soon!

    1. We’re trying to stay close to home. This was a day trip for us. We put on our masks around other hikers, as did the vast majority of people around us. The outdoor time renews us!

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