Weekly Update for October 10, 2021

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Welcome to my weekly update for October 10, 2021!

We wrapped up our final week back home in Asheville, NC and had a wonderful time seeing our friends and family! We were supposed to go hiking with one friend on Tuesday so I hoped to have some pictures to show off. Unfortunately, it rained almost all this week so I don’t have anything.

This is the final week for public nominations for the Cybils awards! You have until October 15 to nominate any outstanding children’s/young adult books of any genre. The publication date must be between October 16, 2020 and October 15, 2021. Need some ideas for nomination-worthy books? Check out the Cybils padlet to see books that other readers have enjoyed. Each person can only nominate one book per category, so all of the books on the padlet might not have been nominated yet. Visit the Cybils page for complete rules and the nomination form!

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Nothing. It’s always nice to go home and see everyone but I stay so busy, there’s not much time for anything else.

Currently Reading:

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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara, read by Gabra Zackman

Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet

Up Next:

I’m not sure. It will be a mix of horror and young adult nonfiction.

What did your week look like?

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  1. We’re on another road trip and I haven’t done much reading other than the first 6 days when we were in Bandon. Once we start hanging out with family and friends, all attention goes to eating, drinking and socializing and I’m way too tired to read at bedtime. Maybe later in the week, once we start heading back north. Bummer that your hike got rained out. 🙁

  2. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at home despite the weather which sounds a lot like mine. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. Well you have a very reasonable explanation for no reading, it must have been exciting to meet up with everyone. Was reading a book set near the Appalachian trail, you must be fairly near it.

  4. How great to be back home and see family and friends!

    I liked both Things Fall Apart and Born on a Blue Day so am interested to see what you think of these very different books.

  5. Glad you had a good week at home! And hopefully your next destination is a great one. I haven’t checked out the Cybils yet but I should do that…

    Take care and have a great week!

  6. I also didn’t have the best of reading weeks. The blog took a lot of time and stuff to do at home. At least you have some great reads that you are busy with at the moment!

    Have a good week Jen and take care!

    Elza Reads

  7. I bet you loved being at home. I wonder where you will travel next. Houston is fabulous at this time of year…

    I do hope someone will nominate some of the books on the Cybils padlets that have not yet been nominated. There were some wonderful books published this year.

    I’d love to read more about autism. I’ll be curious to hear what you think about Born on a Blue Day.

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