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Welcome to my weekly update for August 9, 2020!
After all our hiking last week, we took it relatively easy this week. My husband and I are usually in one place for three months before moving to a new place with his job. His three months in Portland, Oregon were complete on July 25 but we decided to renew his contract here for another three months for a lot of reasons. Anyway, we decided to take the RV (which we live in while we’re traveling) through a (socially-distanced) truck wash and drive it around for an hour or so to keep the engine running since it’s been sitting for so long. And that’s probably the most excitement we had this week. Oh, this pandemic!
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer–4 Stars
The Long-Lost Home by Maryrose Wood–4 Stars
Hard Rain by Irma Venter, translated by Elsa Silke
Malorie by Josh Malerman, read by Cassandra Campbell
The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty
A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess, read by Fiona Hardingham
Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright
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.
One Day at a Time on Netflix. Oh my goodness, we love this show! It’s a (remade) sitcom about a Cuban family living in LA. My father-in-law is Cuban so we relate to a lot of what we see. Somehow we’re laughing ’til we hurt one minute, then sobbing like babies, then laughing again. It tackles a lot of timely issues in sensitive ways as well.
I really don’t think that I’ll finish any of these books this week. I’ve had a lot of digital library holds that became available all at one time. I had to take advantage of Overdrive’s option to skip my turn but still keep my place in line. If I finish any of these, I’ll probably tackle one of those new library books.
What did your week look like?
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