Weekly Update for November 21, 2021

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Weekly Update at Introverted Reader

Welcome to my weekly update for November 21, 2021!

My husband is on call at the hospital over Thanksgiving weekend but he had three days off this weekend so we came home to Asheville to visit family for a few days. We’ve missed seeing most of the fall color on the trees but the skies were a gorgeous, clear blue and there were still a few pops of color here and there.

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate!


Nonfiction November Week 3

Women in History for Nonfiction November


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We Are Not Broken (Cybils Nomination) by George M. Johnson–4 Stars

The Beautiful Struggle (Adapted for Young Adults) (Cybils Nomination) by Ta-Nehisi Coates–4 Stars

The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit, read by Virginia Leishman–4 Stars

Gilded by Marissa Meyer, read by Rebecca Soler–4 Stars

Currently Reading:

Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask (Young Readers Edition) (Cybils Nomination) by Anton Treuer

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre (Cybils Nomination) by Brandy Colbert


Jungle Cruise Movie

Jungle Cruise on Disney + I’ve been a fan of Dwayne Johnson for what feels like forever, so of course we had to watch this movie. It was an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours.

Up Next:

I’ll continue reading Cybils high school nonfiction nominations. I’llalso post for Week 4 of Nonfiction November (hosted by Christopher at Plucked from the Stacks).

What did your week look like?

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz hosts The Sunday Salon and Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts Sunday Post. Kathryn at Book Date hosts It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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  1. It’s great you were able to get home for a bit. The leaves here weren’t leaving the trees and then all of a sudden between Tuesday and Friday they started all dropping. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  2. I’m glad you were able to spend time with family before the holiday week. In some ways, it’s nice to have a quiet, relaxing Thanksgiving. I’m looking forward to seeing my three siblings and their families, but the meal planning can be a bit stressful. I have five nights of dinners to plan (and I’ll have help in the kitchen, of course) and am just about to head out to the store, hopefully for the last time!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Jen! I’m so thankful I discovered your blog this past year.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! Glad you were able to get home despite missing most of the fall colors. Nice looking books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. Nice to have the chance to get home with your husband having a few clear days. Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians….. sounds really interesting.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m sure you enjoyed your brief trip home.

    We watched The Jungle Cruise last weekend and enjoyed it. Well, other than a couple of scenes (I really don’t like snakes!!).

  6. We Are Not Broken and The Beautiful Struggle both sound like they would be good reads. I’m particularly fond of Everything You Wanted to Know. I hope you are enjoying all the Cybils nonfiction reads.

    I’m glad you were able to visit with family for Thanksgiving. We celebrated yesterday with family, and we’ll bring food over to my dad and his wife next week. His wife can’t go anywhere after knee surgery.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Jen!

  7. Oh that’s nice you were able to get home for a few days! I kinda want to watch Jungle cruise- looks fun.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

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