Weekly Update for February 21, 2021

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Welcome to my weekly update for February 21, 2021!

We’re still in Tucson at the moment. For Valentine’s Day, we went to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which is more like a zoo.

We were excited to finally see a javelina! The gray wolves were beautiful.


Nothing. My husband has taken some time off between work assignments so we’ve been enjoying time together.


The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan by Isabella Bird

Currently Reading:

The Grand Tour: or The Purloined Coronation Regalia by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer


Wandavision Poster

Wandavision on Disney+–I won’t lie–the first couple of episodes were cute enough but confusing. The third episode hooked us though. Now we’re eagerly waiting for the new release each week.

Up Next:

I’ve been thinking about reading some Sarah J. Maas. I see her name everywhere but I haven’t read any of her books. I think she has a few series out there? Where should a newbie start?

What did your week look like?

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz hosts The Sunday Salon and Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts Sunday Post. Kathryn at Book Date hosts It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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  1. You’re in my neck of the woods … er, desert! We get packs of javelinas roaming our neighborhood every so often. At Halloween time, people are always posting security/critter cam videos of them eating everyone’s jack-o-lanterns. We don’t see wolves, but there are tons of coyotes where I live. They’re skittish, but we often see them at dusk and dawn. Glad you’re getting a little taste of Arizona wildlife 🙂


  2. I’m jealous that you are in Tucson! We usually go on Spring Break, but weren’t able last year and won’t be able to go this year, thanks to COVID. The Sonora Desert Museum is one of our favorite places to visit!

  3. Great photos! I’m glad you are enjoying Arizona. Seeing The Grand Tour makes me want to reread that series. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. Wow that wolf is beautiful!!
    I also need to check out this author! I’ve been seeing her books around for years but just haven’t gotten around to picking one up!

  5. Oh my gosh that museum looks amazing, fantastic place to visit. I have a Sarah Maas book to read – like you been seeing her everywhere and decided to try one… when I get to it!!

  6. Glad you got to the museum and saw some javelina. That’s the first place I saw them, but later that week they came right up to our RV in Ajo. Scared me to death, as it was dark and they were right outside our door when I opened it. Enjoy your down time.

  7. Great photos! It’s so nice you are having some time to see a few things. I have only started Maas’ Throne of Glass series and loved it. She also has a new series with only 1 books which is very long which is great – House of Earth and Blood. Happy reading!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  8. I’ll probably get around to WandaVision sooner or later, but we haven’t started it yet. (My extended family loves it, though.) And I haven’t seen that cover of The Grand Tour before! Actually, it might be about time for me to pull out my copies of Cecelia & Kate for a re-read.

  9. I enjoyed The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind when I read it a few years ago. I am always impressed with people who are so innovative.

  10. I’m glad you were able to spend time with your husband and yes, Wandavision looks good ! I only read Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of glass series (well, the first 3 books) and really loved them even if the third wasn’t as good as the first two. I’ll be waiting for your review of Isabella Bird. Have a great week !

  11. I know so many people who adore Philippa Gregory, yet I have not yet found the time to read one of her books. The Lady of the Rivers is the one I thought I would start with, but I have seen a lot more of The White Queen.
    I’m glad that you are enjoying your getaway with your husband. Continued joy and safe travels.

  12. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Wandavision. I may check it out later once the season has been completed.

    I love grey wolves! Those are some beautiful pictures you took. I’m glad you and your husband are enjoying some quality time together.

  13. I’m so glad you are enjoying your time with your husband. We’ve been rock hunting in Arizona many times, and we’ve always found it to be a place of beautiful silence.

    The only Philippa Gregory book I’ve read is The Other Boleyn Girl, but it was a story I enjoyed very much. I hope you enjoy The White Queen.

    I have been curious about WandaVision, but we only have a little tv, so it is out for now.

  14. I had to google a javelina, so am glad you managed to get to see one. And spotting wolves in the wild must be a wonderful experience. I am glad you and your husband are getting a chance to spend some time together. Have a great week, Jen:))

  15. It has been so long since I read a Philippa Gregory, and your post definitely made me want to check one out soon. I am yet to catch up on WandaVision.

  16. Haven’t seen Wandavision, but it pops up everywhere! Will see if we get around to it.

    I will need to go and google a Javelina now. No idea what it is, but it looks almost like a wild boar. But I’ll go check!

    I’ve only tried one Sarah J Maas once, but couldn’t get into it. Maybe I should try again. Let me know what you pick, maybe I can join you!

    Have a good week and take care!

    Elza Reads

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