I have an affiliate relationship with Bookshop.org and Malaprop's Bookstore in beautiful Asheville, NC. I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you if you purchase merchandise through links on my site. Read more on my affiliate page.
Welcome to my weekly update for February 11, 2024!
I missed posting the past couple of weeks because we were in south Florida to do some touristy things and then visit my in-laws. We visited Biscayne National Park and went snorkeling our first day. I would not recommend snorkeling in January, even in south Florida. We got pretty cold after 20 minutes or so in the 70° F (21° C) water! It was otherwise a beautiful day though, with the green mangroves, blue sky, clear blue water, and the Miami skyline in the far distance. I didn’t realize the park is practically next door to a nuclear power plant, so that marred the view in that direction.
All images © Jennifer G. at Introverted Reader 2024
- Boca Chita Key. This isn’t a real, working lighthouse. The island used to belong to a private owner and he built the lighthouse as a decoration.
- Do you see the cormorant resting on the “No wake” sign?
- I just liked the clouds and the spray from our boat and all the shades of blue in this picture.
- A pelican resting on another “No wake” sign.
Since my last update, I’ve posted reviews of
Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson–4.5 Stars
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, written and read by Issa Rae–4 Stars
The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd–4 Stars
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery, read by Kate Burton (A re-re-re-re-re-re-read, but my first time on audio)–5 Stars
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt–4 Stars
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Jane Billinghurst–4 Stars
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller–4 Stars
Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel–3 Stars
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire
Mirror Lake (Shady Hollow #3) by Juneau Black, read by Cassandra Campbell
What did your week look like?