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Welcome to my weekly update for September 6, 2020!
It’s a holiday weekend here in the States and my husband is actually off work. We’re choosing to stay home and away from the crowds though. We enjoy getting out when he’s off mid-week and trails and other attractions are less likely to be crowded.
On Wednesday, we hiked Mt. Chinidere for spectacular views of our closest big peaks. These small picture don’t do it justice.
We visited Swan Island Dahlias on Thursday. They have over 400 acres of flowers blooming right now! It was so beautiful, especially the picture on the left below, with Mt. Hood in the background.
Five on a Treasure Island (The Famous Five #1) by Enid Blyton–4 Stars. I’ve never read any of Enid Blyton’s books before but this one was a fun adventure for younger readers as well as older readers looking for a bit of nostalgia.
Top Ten Books That Make Me Hungry–This was a fun topic!
Giant Days Volume One by John Allison et al.–4 Stars–I loved the young women in this graphic novel! Their exploits in their first year at university were totally relatable.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides–2 Stars. I seem to be one of the few people who didn’t love this book. I found the characters’ motivations to be too…unrealistic.
6 Degrees of Separation from Rodham to Dissolution–My first time posting for this meme!
Out of the Silence: After the Crash by Eduardo Strauch with Mireya Soriano, translated by Jennie Erikson
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, read by Mark Bramhall, et al.
Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
Death Cloud (Young Sherlock Holmes #1) by Andrew Lane, read by Daniel Weyman
Hiking Oregon’s History: The Stories behind Historic Places You Can Walk to See by William L. Sullivan
On Hold for Now:
Lucifer on Netflix–Lucifer Morningstar is tired of being the Lord of Hell so he moves to LA and opens a nightclub. He’s also drawn to Chloe, a homicide detective who is strangely indifferent to his powers of persuasion.
Lucifer’s character is a bit over the top at times, but what else would you expect? My husband and I enjoy this twist on a crime show.
I think all of my library holds became available last week. I seriously received at least five notifications in 24 hours! Luckily I was able to skip my turn for the ones I’m not quite ready for. Lies My Teacher Told Me finally freed up again so I’m trying to wrap up Hiking Oregon’s History and move on to Lies.
What did your week look like?