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Welcome to my weekly update for March 13, 2022!
My aunt and uncle visited us for three days last week and we had such a good time with them. We all love to travel so that’s fun to discuss. But most importantly, we’ve barely seen them since 2019? Maybe late 2018? We had them all to ourselves last week and they were great sports to look at our travel pictures for what must have felt like eternity to them!
We mostly just hung out at our camper and chatted because they’ve visited Charleston a few times before, but we did take a Hidden Alleys and Passages walking tour of downtown Charleston (If you ever visit Charleston, you have to take a walking tour. You simply can’t see all the good stuff from a car, or even from a carriage). We all really enjoyed the tour. The verdant courtyards and lanes between the stately old homes contribute so much to the city’s charm. I focused more on enjoying the moment than taking pictures that day, but here are a few.
All images © Jennifer G. at Introverted Reader 2022
- A carriage house in Charleston. I never get tired of looking at these beautiful old homes.
- Philadelphia Alley
- Our guide told us these are handprints left by the enslaved children who turned the bricks as they were drying in the sun. I always wonder how many of the stories guides tell us are apocryphal and how much is true, but this sure looks convincing to me. They were scattered on bricks throughout Philadelphia Alley. It makes you sad, doesn’t it?
Nothing this week.
Nothing finished either.
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
The Princess Beard (The Tales of Pell #3) by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne, read by Luke Daniels
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, created by Nikole Hannah-Jones
The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry, edited by Jay Parini
I picked up Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction at the library this week. I love Grady Hendrix’s work but this book seems to be a bit less popular than his others. I decided to request it while I have access to it in his hometown. I may take a break from The 1619 Project and work on this one for a bit. The 1619 Project is fantastic but it’s not a book to be read in one take.
What did your week look like?