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Welcome to my weekly update for January 23, 2022!
This has been a low key week. Last weekend was cool and rainy here in Charleston. Back home in Asheville, they did get that 8+” of snow in the forecast so we’re glad we cancelled that trip. As I prep this post on Thursday night, we’re expecting freezing rain on Friday night/Saturday morning. Frozen stuff is rare this far south so we’re not looking forward to that.
My husband has to work all next week and he’s on call next weekend so I’m planning a visit home alone for a few days to celebrate my mom’s birthday (Happy birthday, Mama!).
Charleston is nicknamed “The Holy City.” That’s either because of the many, many church spires or because of a history of religious tolerance. Whatever the reason, it’s certainly refreshing to see these steeples across the skyline instead of huge, blocky skyscrapers. Here are a few pictures my husband and I have taken on our trips downtown.
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- Citadel Square Church
- St. Philip’s Church
- St. Michael’s Church
- French Huguenot Church
- St. Matthew’s Church
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Young Readers Edition) by Jeanne Theoharis, adapted by Brandy Colbert: Book Review
The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, edited by Maria Tatar: Book Review
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I had an unconscious theme this week!
Hello, Star by Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic, illustrated by Vashti Harrison–5 Stars
Navigate Your Stars by Jesmyn Ward, illustrated by Gina Triplett–4 Stars
The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner, read by Ana Clements–3 Stars
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by David Roberts–3.5 Stars
Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall, illustrated by Hugo Martínez–4 Stars
My Family and Other Animals (The Corfu Trilogy #1) by Gerald Durrell–2 Stars
Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, written and read by Chelsea Handler–1 Star. This has aged so badly, I’m not going to review it separately or even include the cover here. I know comedians have to walk a fine line between giving offense and being funny, but Ms. Handler crossed the line into racism and other inappropriate comments way too often. I’m honestly disappointed with myself for finishing it. Skip it.
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf
I downloaded The Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan but I haven’t actually pushed play yet.
What did your week look like?