Weekly Update for May 23, 2021

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Welcome to my weekly update for May 23, 2021!

My husband and I haven’t watched very many sunsets since we’ve been on the Gulf coast of Florida, which is a shame. I do love a good sunset. We’re trying to make up for lost time now that we’ve only got a few weeks left here. Last Sunday, we watched it from Lido Beach.

Last Monday, we took a Segway tour of Anna Maria Island. I’ve always wanted to ride a Segway and it was so much fun! I was timid with it at first but quickly got more comfortable and felt like an old pro within 30 minutes. If you get the chance to try it out, go for it!

Anna Maria Island was gorgeous. We drove up on a Saturday when we first got here in March but couldn’t find parking anywhere, so this was the first time we’d really gotten to explore. The water is indescribable.

When I post these pictures from the week, do you prefer a slideshow or the smaller, fixed pictures? Both formats are easy but I don’t know if people have strong preferences.


  • Anna Maria Island
  • Sunset from Lido Beach

The clear, aquamarine water surrounding Anna Maria Island and sunset from Lido Beach


The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Ten Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1) by Jessica Townsend

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights by Mikki Kendall, illustrated by A. D’Amico


Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights by Mikki Kendall, illustrated by A. D’Amico

Anahita’s Woven Riddle by Meghan Nuttall Sayres

The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt by Kara Cooney

Currently Reading:

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Renegades by Marissa Meyer, read by Rebecca Soler and Dan Bittner

Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen by Liliuokalani

Up Next:

I need to read a book set in India before the end of the month for the Uncorked Reading Challenge. Several of you recommended books last month for a similar prompt for the Diversity Reading Challenge so I’ll probably choose one of those. Otherwise, this week will be fairly busy so I don’t know how much reading I’ll do.

What did your week look like?


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  1. I’ve missed so many of these reviews, need to catch up! And I definitely hadn’t heard of the new Marissa Meyer release, Renegades.

    I prefer the carousel — though, the imagery is so lovely, I guess the format doesn’t matter.

  2. I was excited to see a few of my favourite books on your list today. I am a hard core Nevermoor fan and have loved all the books in the series. I can hardly wait for book 4!

  3. Nice pictures. For this type of gorgeous landscape, I prefer the slideshow.
    I’m also currently reading and enjoying Project Hail Mary! I am at 67%, at a very important moment in the story

  4. Beautiful photos! I like the slide show since the photos are larger. How are you liking the new Andy Weir book? I had it on hold at the library, but when I was notified that it was ready for pick up, I realized that we’d be gone (for 6 weeks) and wouldn’t be able to return it on its due date. Since it’s new, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to renew it, either. Sigh. Hope you’re having a good week! I’ll bet it’s starting to get crowded with Memorial Day Weekend coming up.

  5. I had the same timid –> comfortable Segway experience as you did when I took a Segway tour of Cartagena Columbia back in the Before Times. I never thought I’d get comfortable enough to enjoy it, so I’m really glad some friends convinced me to go on that tour with them!

    Sounds like you’ve had a good reading week. Here’s to finishing out May strong!

  6. That’s one way to get the tourist destinations visited — a deadline. Congrats on overcoming your timidity on the Segway. I don’t think I would manage that. The slideshow is nice!
    Hail Mary and several other of your books are on my list. I happen to be partway through two audiobooks set in India but had to set them aside for a bit and I ran out of time for blogging this morning, so they’re not included in my post: Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi (on audio) and The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey.

  7. Beautiful pics! I always love seeing Florida 🙂 A segway tour sounds so fun, and I love the sound of the island.

  8. I like the slide show of images because we get to see them in a bigger format. Have a great reading week!

  9. Hmm somewhat tempted by the Andy Weir book because I did so enjoy The Martian. Hmm a segway, think I am a bit too old and stiff, but… it would be amazing fun.

  10. I’ve always wanted to try a segway tour, but I’ve been intimidated. I’m glad to hear that it is pretty easy! As for the pictures, I guess I prefer the slideshow, but only because the pictures are larger. In either case, I enjoy seeing your travels. Have a great week!

  11. A Segway tour sounds like so much fun. I’ve never been to Florida, but I hope to go there someday. Your photos are beautiful. I think either way you post—individual photos or slideshow—is great.

    I’ve heard lots of good things about Nevermoor. I think it was a Cybils winner a couple of years ago.

    Hail Mary continues to intrigue me.

    Have a good week, Jen.

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