Weekly Update for February 6, 2022

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Welcome to my weekly update for February 6, 2022!

Today is my dad’s birthday so we were able to go home to Asheville to spend the day with him. Happy birthday, Daddy!

A few weeks ago I found myself pretty close to Sullivan’s Island while running some errands. It was a beautiful weekday morning so I headed on out to the beach for a walk. I had it practically to myself.


  • Dead Tree on Sullivan's Island
  • Sullivan's Island Lighthouse
  • Sullivan's Island Homes
  • Horseshoe Crab Shell on Sullivan's Island

All images © 2022 Jennifer G. at Introverted Reader

  1. Dead tree stump on the beach
  2. Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse. I think this is the most unimpressive lighthouse I’ve ever seen! It was built in 1962 as a replacement for the much more picturesque Morris Island Lighthouse, which has been in danger of toppling into the ocean for 60 years but keeps hanging on.
  3. I took a picture of these homes because they reminded me a bit of the Northeast. Then I realized that they’re in danger of being swallowed by the ocean too. More frequent, stronger hurricanes are taking a very visible toll on our coastlines in the South.
  4. Horseshoe crab shell


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The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner, read by Ana Clements: Book Review

Monthly Wrap-Up for January 2022


Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs–3 Stars

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky–4 Stars

The Feast of Roses (Taj Mahal Trilogy #2) by Indu Sundaresan, read by Sneha Mathan–4 Stars

The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, edited by Caroline Kennedy–3.5 Stars

Currently Reading:

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

Wild Rover No More: Being the Last Recorded Account of the Life & Times of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack #12) by L. A. Meyer, read by Katherine Kellgren

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf

Up Next:

I planned to start on the stack of my own books but several of my print library holds came in at once. Isn’t that the way it always happens? I’m not sure that I’ll finish any of my current reads this week anyway.

What did your week look like?

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  1. You’re so admirably organized reading for your challenges! It makes for a nice variety of books. Having all the holds come in at once helps with that, too, I suppose! I listened to Bloody Jack on audio and liked it, but #12! My audiobook holds have been overlapping and coming in too close together, yet I have to wait months for some of them so I hate to postpone delivery when they finally come in.

    1. Thanks! I don’t feel as organized on my blog as I am in other parts of my life but my reading challenges are pretty easy to keep track of.

      I know, 12 Bloody Jack books! This is the last one. I didn’t know there were so many when I started. It wouldn’t have mattered though because I love Katherine Kellgren’s narration.

  2. Yay! I can finally comment. Not sure what the earlier problem was. 🙂

    I love your photos from Sullivan’s Island. I remember seeing horseshoe crabs when we were in Beaufort, NC. I think they look prehistoric.

    I’ve been reading so many of my own books that it felt weird to request a couple from the library earlier today.

    Hope you have a good week and that your dad had a great birthday.

    1. Ugh, you had trouble commenting? Thanks for letting me know. I’ve got an odd bug that I just can’t track down. I thought it was only affecting my side of things. *sigh* I’d better get serious about fixing it soon.

      Horseshoe crabs do look incredibly prehistoric. I like seeing their shells on the beach.

  3. Happy birthday to your dad!

    The photos look great, but I agree: I can’t help but be worried for anyone with beachfront property these days. I’m on the West Coast, and while we don’t have the same hurricane problem, there’s still plenty of danger due to storm strength and other fun water issues.

  4. Sullivan’s Island looks beautiful and makes me think of the books set there. Such a pity about those waterfront homes in danger of a hurricane when it shows its face.

  5. Love the beach photos! You’re right about that being an unremarkable lighthouse though. How are you liking The Tenant of Wildfell Hall? It was a pleasant surprise for me. Happy birthday to your father… so nice you could be there to celebrate.

  6. I always enjoy your photos. The weather was all over the place this week. It’s like the new ARCs, library books always come available when I was going to read things I own. I did well in January because most of my ARCs were audio so I could read ebooks I own and a few library books.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

    1. Thanks!

      My husband keeps looking at my stack of owned books and then my library books. “I thought you were going to read your own books.” He’s just teasing me but I’ve been waiting on one library book for two months. Then he grins and says, “How long have you been waiting on the one in your hand?” “Well, I grabbed it off the shelf today. But I needed a book by a Bronte for a book challenge and I don’t own a book by a Bronte! Well, not that I currently have access to.” He just laughs. We’ve been married 17 years so he knows how this goes. 🙂

  7. I really liked The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and the BBC miniseries that came out a few years ago as well. I started The Invention of Nature as an audiobook and have found the narrator a bit grating. I had to take a break but it’s been interesting so far. Hope you enjoy it as well. Love those beach pics too.

  8. Love the beach photos; Atlantic coast beaches are so very different from those we have on the west coast. In Santa Barbara we have oil derricks and islands off the coast so it feels more “close.”

    1. The beaches on the two coasts are very different. I dislike the oil derricks. When we’ve been in California, we’ve been lucky to be south of that area. It’s a shame because the beaches, piers, and paved walkways are otherwise so lovely. And of course you have the mountains so close to you there in Santa Barbara. There has been talk of fracking off the coast of North Carolina but so far we’ve managed to avoid that. I hope we never start it.

  9. It’s wonderful that you got to celebrate your dad’s birthday with him.

    Those are beautiful photos. There’s something wonderful about a beach.

    I’m eagerly awaiting hearing your thoughts about The Invention of Nature!

    1. We’re just far enough away from the beach that it isn’t easy to get there for a daily walk. It’s so relaxing and mind-clearing when I do get out there though.

      I’m mostly reading The Invention of Nature at night, so it’s taking me forever to read!

  10. I loved The Invention of Nature — what a fascinating bit of history. I hope you enjoy it.

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