Weekend Update

Since my last update:

So last week I finished everything. This week I finished nothing. It was one of those weeks.

I’m nearly done with Fever by Mary Beth Keane. It’s about Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary. It’s been an interesting read and I hope to finish it up today.

The weather was nice this week so I haven’t been on the treadmill much. That means I haven’t read any more of
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I am now officially behind schedule with the Little House Readalong. Not only do I need to finish Plum Creek, I also need to read By the Shores of Silver Lake.

walking path

One thing about the nice weather is that I’ve been getting a lot of walks outside which means plenty of audiobook time. I’m a little over halfway through He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters. I’m having a great time being back with Amelia Peabody and her family. Amelia and her family are archaeologists in Egypt and the series begins in the late 1800’s. This book takes place during World War I. There are a lot of ongoing storylines that are reaching important points in this one and I’m enjoying it a lot.

I haven’t started a new graphic novel yet but I’ve got the fourth book in the Fables series waiting for me as soon as I finish Fever.

Other than books and reading:

As I mentioned, we’ve been having a dose of summer weather this week. I stopped by the library after work earlier this week and the fountain in the nearby park was a very busy place..

Beaverton City Park Fountain

The sun was at just the right angle for rainbows in the fountain from the west side.

Fountain rainbow

The farmer just on right next to our neighborhood has planted crimson clover this year. His field is just gorgeous right now with all the red.

Crimson clover field

We took my brother out for a belated birthday dinner this week at La Bistro Montage on the east side of the river in Portland. The food was amazing and the beer was cheap.

Snail wrapped leftovers

They’re known for their creative wrapping of leftovers to take home. We saw a cat, a giraffe, a cobra and I got a snail.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!