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Welcome to my weekly update for August 23, 2020!
My husband and I like to explore on weekdays when he’s off and most people are at work, making trails less crowded. So on Tuesday, we drove up to Mount St. Helens for the day for some hiking. It wasn’t as classically beautiful as Mt. Rainier but it was striking in its own way. I was too young to remember when the volcano erupted 40 years ago in 1980 but my husband remembers it a bit. You can still see the crater smoking! We practically had the trails to ourselves, probably only seeing ten other people all day. Wildflowers were blooming and we were amazed to see Spirit Lake full of floating tree trunks that blew down in the eruption!
The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl #5)–3 Stars
My Top Ten Books for Netflix Adaptations–My very first Top Ten Tuesday!
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys–4 Stars. I read this on my blogging/reviewing break but I came out of hiding to review it. Read this one.
Some of these were short but I really don’t know how I finished this many books in one week. It’s a lot for me.
The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy #3) by S. A. Chakraborty
Aerie (Magonia #2) by Maria Dahvana Headley, read by Therese Plummer and Michael Crouch
Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright
Giant Days Volume I by John Allison et al.
Five on a Treasure Island (The Famous Five #1) by Enid Blyton
Bookish and the Beast (Once Upon a Con #3) by Ashley Poston
Little Century by Anna Keesey
Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks, read by Judy Greer et al.
Out of the Silence: After the Crash by Eduardo Strauch with Mireya Soriano, translated by Jennie Erikson
On Hold for Now:
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.
Face Off on Syfy–We used to watch this reality competition religiously but we cut the cable cord a few years ago and lost access to it. We have cable again now and we’re able to stream it! I’m not typically a binger but we do watch an episode almost every night. It’s so cool to see the movie makeups these talented artists create! Unfortunately, it’s been cancelled after 13 seasons and we’re halfway through season 11 so we’ll run out of new-to-us episodes fairly soon.
The library shows that it should be my turn again soon to read Hiking Oregon’s History. I’ll put everything else on hold to read that one when I get it. It’s surprisingly popular! I’ve just started my other books as I write this on Friday so I don’t think I’ll finish much in the next week.
What did your week look like?
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