Weekly Update for November 28, 2021

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Welcome to my weekly update for November 28, 2021!

I hope that everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My husband was on call at the hospital and of course he got called in for the evening before we had dinner. So we had our delayed Thanksgiving meal on Friday evening. A couple of our oldest friends were on their way from North Carolina to Florida so we had lunch with them on Friday. It’s always nice to have visitors!

While we were home in Asheville, NC last weekend, we went out for date night. We had drinks at a rooftop bar and watched the sun set over the mountains then went to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner.


  • Sunset over Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • 2021 Belle Hallmark Ornament
  • Foggy Trees
  • Isle of Palms
  1. Sunset views over Asheville from Capella on 9
  2. My mom got the 2021 Belle Hallmark Christmas ornament for me
  3. The fog in the trees behind our campground in Charleston was eerie
  4. View from the Isle of Palms Connector Bridge


Nothing. I’ve been more of a reader than a blogger lately.


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I’ve been reading a lot of high school nonfiction for the Cybils awards lately and decided I needed to take a break this week. I gravitated toward middle grade fantasy instead.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask (Young Readers Edition) (Cybils Nomination) by Anton Treuer–4 Stars

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre (Cybils Nomination) by Brandy Colbert–4 Stars

Thornwood (Sisters Ever After #1) by Leah Cypess–4 Stars

Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleve–4 Stars

Tristan Strong Destroys the World (Tristan Strong #2) by Kwame Mbalia, read by Amir Abdullah–4 Stars

Currently Reading:

Handling Depression (Handling Health Challenges) (Cybils Nomination) by Marie-Therese Miller

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson, read by Marin Ireland

Reading Challenge Update:

I’m including this in an effort to hold myself accountable. I’ll try to remember to update at the end of each month. Challenge title links go to my personal progress page and host links go to the relevant sign-up page.

Up Next:

Well, I completely missed last week’s Nonfiction November prompt, but I plan to pick up on Monday for the final week at The OC BookGirl.

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 sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving, in spite of the interruption with on-call duty. Ours was fun and loud and hectic, but it was great to see my siblings and their families. Now for a peaceful Christmas… 😉

    Gorgeous sunset! Now that it’s setting earlier, I need to make a point of getting out to the bluff to get some photos before I start making dinner.

    You’ve had a good week of reading. Look at all those 4-star ratings! You are in for such a treat with Nothing to See Here. It was one of my favorite audios the year i listened. Last year? Two years ago? Time is so elusive these days…

  2. Nice looking group of books. I can see the need to switch from nonfiction every once in a while. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. Love the pics! Especially the Capella one and the fog. Sorry to hear your Thanksgiving dinner had to be delayed, but hope you had a great holiday weekend!

    Have a wonderful week!

  4. That fog picture!!!!!

    I’ve had Christmas and Thanksgiving on days that were NOT the actual holiday due to life craziness and I am ok with that.

    That rooftop date looks amazing.

  5. What a beautiful sunset! A date night sounds wonderful.

    After all the nonfiction I’ve been reading for Nonfiction November, I’m ready for a change. I’m looking forward to some fiction in December.

    I need to update my challenges. I still have two books to read for my classics challenge.

  6. As always, great photos! I think we all go in cycles of reading and blogging and emphasizing the reading is always a good thing.

  7. I love that picture of the fog! But also the rooftop photo. Sounds like a fun week! I’ve been doing great on my Books in Translation reading challenge but just haven’t posted a lot of the reviews. I’m always so far behind on that. Hope you have a great week ahead!

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