Monday, September 2, 2019

Nos. 47 - 55

No. 47 - First Degree Mudder by Kate Dyer-Seeley:
No. 48 - In Cave Danger by Kate Dyer-Seeley:
This is set in Bend, and I read it at Sunriver. And vowed to never go in the lava tubes!! :)

No. 49 - Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly:
No. 50 - Behind the Curtain by Peter Abrahams, read while camping at Mount Rainier:
No. 51 - Into the Dark by Peter Abrahams - also read while camping at Rainier:
No. 51 - Dear Martin by Nic Stone - so good!
No. 52 - Worthy by Melanie Springer Mock:
This is SO GOOD and should be read by every woman and man I know! Read it today!

No. 53 - What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera:
No. 54 - Son by Lois Lowry:
I read The Giver last year, and this second book was good but not as powerful as the first. 

No. 55 - Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley:
Oh, my! I'm a reading machine :) Hope I can keep it up after school resumes next week. My calendar is looking pretty full again!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Happy August!

I have a hard time greeting August with a smile because it means I'm heading back to work. Hard to say good-bye to summer break........


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Nos. 35 - 46

Not surprising, July was a big reading month. When you don't have to work, you have lots of time for reading (and listening) :)

No. 35 - Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay:

No. 36 - Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires:

No. 37 - Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley:
My in-laws gave me this one for my birthday. It's a local author who writes mysteries at Oregon outdoor spots - perfect! This first one is a murder at Angel's Rest, one of my favorite hiking trails :)

No. 38 - Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams, read while relaxing in the North Cascades:
No. 39 - One More Thing by B.J. Novak:
I was disappointed by this one. It just wasn't that funny. Oh, well.

No. 40 - The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. Laskar:
No. 41 - Americanized: Rebel without a Green Card, by Sara Saedi:
This was a really great story of an undocumented immigrant who's just about my age. We need to hear these stories.

No. 42 - Slayed on the Slopes by Kate Dyer-Seeley:
This second book in the series is set at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood. Very formula, but still a good little mystery.

No. 43 - Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli:
No. 44 - Silenced by the Surf by Kate Dyer-Seeley:
I was glad to find more of this series at my library. They are quick, easy reads :)

No. 45 - The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka:
I searched for POC or LBGTQ+ mystery authors and found Lepionka. And I had time to squeeze in the second one before the end of the month!

No. 46 - What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka:

Summer break is just about over for me... hopefully I can keep the reading going strong :)


Monday, July 1, 2019

Nos. 30 - 34

Lots of audio books this month while driving and doing yard work!

No. 30 - Boy Erased by Garrard Conley. A heartbreaking true story.
No. 31 - The You I've Never Known by Ellen Hopkins:
No. 32 - Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling:
No. 33 - Savage News by Jessica Yellin:
No. 34 - Breach of Duty by J.A. Jance:
I would recommend all of these :)

Happy July!


Monday, June 17, 2019

A look back on Father's Day

Since I couldn't spend Father's Day with my dad, I will post old pics instead :)

Silly fun at Disneyland:
Biking and recycling - two of Dad's favorite things :)
And a Slurpee!
Biking in party pants and sandals!
Homemade angel food cake for Dad's 60th birthday:
And a Mariners weekend:

And then some Old Spaghetti Factory with friends:
Grandpa's birthday at Friendsview:
Morning biking:

Eryn's birthday at Benihana:

Birthday hike and cheese buffet for my birthday several years ago:
Urban excursion:

Safety first!
Family fun in Portland:
Including bowling:

Springwater Corridor:
All the way to the end:
And back to the truck:
And a different ride to Wilsonville Jamba:
So many adventures! Miss you, Dad!