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Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful week! My birthday was yesterday but we just spent a quiet day at home. My husband made my favorite French toast for breakfast. We ordered my favorite pizza in Portland (and possibly anywhere) for dinner and then we finished off with a mini pecan praline cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes and a glass of my favorite “champagne.” My taste buds were happy!
Traveling in our RV means that have about 300 sq ft (28 sq m) of living space, so gifts have to be small and/or utilitarian. These are the gifts that might be of interest to my fellow readers. One of my best friends mailed a couple of books to me. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory and The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel. I’ve enjoyed the other books I’ve read by Ms. Gregory and the other book looks really good! I’m also excited to hold some real books in my hands! In a sign of the times, my husband bought me this cute face mask featuring Belle. I just love it!
In other news, I created an Instagram account for my blog, @introverted.reader. I’ve only got a couple of posts up so far because I’m trying to figure out what a bookish Instagram account looks like when you primarily read on a Kindle Paperwhite (see space limitations noted above). I did share some literary displays and a beautiful library from our visit to the Pittock Mansion in Portland, OR on Thursday (face masks firmly on and social distancing strictly controlled by employees, of course). Check it out and give me a follow if you’re so inclined!
Geekerella by Ashley Poston–5 Stars
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins–4 Stars
Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan, read by Kieran Culkin
Small Favor by Jim Butcher
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young, read by Khristine Hvam
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen
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.
This week will be busy as I’m making plans for my husband’s 50th birthday next Saturday. July is a busy birthday month in our tiny home! COVID has made this birthday look different than we expected (he seriously wanted a trip to Hawaii or an Alaskan cruise and I was on board for that), but I still want it to be special. That said, I don’t expect to get much reading done.
What did your week look like?
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