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  1. It's getting very hot, very quickly here. We don't have much energy for useful things, so reading is nice. 34. "I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced" by Nujood Ali and Delphine Minoui. Read this all in one sitting, it was so compelling. 33. "The Brave Learner" by Julie Bogart. Lots of take-aways here. We are at a point in homeschooling where we need to repair some relationships and relax some expectations. 32. "Spook" by Mary Roach. 31. "The American Revolution (Guts & Glory)" by Ben Thompson. I'm going to read th
  2. Now I'm trying to read too many books at once with all the books I grabbed a few weeks ago, but I finished two: 30. "Educated" by Tara Westover. 29. "Gulp" by Mary Roach. Simultaneously fascinating and gross! 28. "The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West" by Norma Baldwin Ricketts. 27. "Follow Me to Zion: Stories from the Willie Handcart Pioneers" by Andrew D. Olsen and Jolene S. Allphin (LDS). 26. "Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story" by Heidi Swinton and Lee Groberg (LDS).
  3. It was weird! and lovely! Our library has two wings connected by a bridge, and three stories in each wing. So six departments. I had books I wanted from five of those, plus the "books on hold" area. (The only section I didn't visit was Media.) So the list I got ready was all color coordinated and everything, so I could get everything I needed from each department all at once. I took a wheeled sample case so I could just tuck everything in as I went. I got every book I wanted and walked out with a minute to spare, but there was no time to browse. So that was new for me. I get some
  4. I get to go to the library today! They are open by appointment, for 45 minutes, with masks. They recommend a prepared list so you can get your books before you have to leave. Mine is ready!!! 28. "The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West" by Norma Baldwin Ricketts. A little hard to read, since she choose to make it be like a great big master journal, rather than a narrative, but very detailed and informative. She collected every journal and account she could find, and correlated the entries to create a day by day account of the march. 27. "Follow Me to Zion: Stories from the W
  5. If I can't return my library books, have I really finished them? I guess not, since it didn't even occur to me to come to the forum to report them.... Our Pioneer Trek has been postponed for a year, like all of life right now, but I couldn't get anything else from the library. 27. "Follow Me to Zion: Stories from the Willie Handcart Pioneers" by Andrew D. Olsen and Jolene S. Allphin (LDS). Each account from the trail ends with a brief follow up story about the survivors' lives after they settled in Utah. 26. "Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story" by Heidi Swin
  6. You might be able to get the offense codes here: https://www.courtregistry.org/ (Scroll down to search a specific state.) Then you can google the code to find out what it is.
  7. How much information are you after? If you just need an address, I know of two sites that will often get you that in their free sections: https://clustrmaps.com/ and https://www.familytreenow.com/ I use them both to try to keep an address list I'm in charge of up-to-date. My experience is that both usually give you a current address, but the phone number is iffy. I usually double check that at: https://www.whitepages.com/reverse-phone
  8. Doing one of my Hermoine Granger, "read everything I can find on a topic" things again. The teens from our Latter-day Saint ward (congregation) are going on Pioneer Trek this summer. This is our own special brand of wilderness survival/pilgrimage/cosplay insanity, where one dresses in pioneer era clothing, leaves all one's tech at home, and runs around in the Wyoming or Utah desert pulling a hand-cart. It's grueling, yet it's fun. DD15 is super excited. She gets along great with the other girls her age despite her autism and loves camping with them. DS17, not so much. He tolerates and i
  9. Read one long one, and had to let it get very overdue to finish, but sometimes it's more convenient to pay the fine than to return it and find it again. 17. "The Seven Storey Mountain" by Thomas Merton. An extra, 4th autobiography from the Well-Educated Mind list. Of course, he's Catholic and I'm a Latter-day Saint, but I found it surprisingly relatable. We don't have anything remotely like monks or nuns, but the idea of "outgrowing" worldly concerns to focus on a spiritual life is something not so foreign. I kind of went through the same thing when my little family suddenly faced ma
  10. I find myself catching up listing what I've read again. I have to compete to use my own computer, as two of my kids' computers have bitten the dust. 14. "The Road from Coorain" by Jill Ker Conway. Entry three from the Well-Educated Mind autobiography list challenge. I really enjoyed this one. 13. "All Rivers Run to the Sea" by Elie Wiesel. Entry two from the Well-Educated Mind autobiography list challenge. He jumped around in time a little, which was mildly confusing, but overall, I liked it. 12. "The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction" by Alan Jacobs
  11. Well, I'm starting off with one from Agatha Christie, and one from the Well-Educated Mind autobiography list. The intent is to meet both of those challenges, but there are so many books in the world, and many of them are sitting by my bed already... 4. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou. I've been meaning to read this one for years, and finally got to it. 3. "The Harlequin Tea Set" by Agatha Christie. I don't remember reading this before, either. 2. "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis. Technically, a reread, but since the last time I read it was over 30 year
  12. Better get my last two on here before the year is officially up, though I am in the middle of one that I might finish before midnight tomorrow. 63. "Lord Edgware Dies" by Agatha Christie. 62. "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" by Agatha Christie. 61. "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?" by Agatha Christie. 60. "The Hollow" by Agatha Christie. 59.. "Taken at the Flood" by Agatha Christie." 58. "Easy to Kill" by Agatha Christie. 57. "The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers" by Amy Hollingsworth. 56. "A Body in the Library" by Agatha Christie. 5
  13. Well, Momma had to take a sick day last week, but at least I got some more reading in. Since I'm old and all, I'll keep taking advantage of the Large Print Agatha Christie collection at my library. I actually found two I don't think I've read before: The Hollow, and Taken at the Flood. Not that it matters a lot. It's been so long since I last read any of her books, I don't remember until the very last what's going to happen. 61. "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?" by Agatha Christie. 60. "The Hollow" by Agatha Christie. 59.. "Taken at the Flood" by Agatha Christie." 58. "Easy
  14. On the rare days when I get access to my own computer -- because DS is using it, too -- I've been working on a big genealogy project, and I've forgotten to come here! Here's what I've read since I last reported: 57. "The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers" by Amy Hollingsworth. I didn't grow up on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, because we didn't get a TV until I was 11, but I secretly enjoyed it when my little brothers chose to watch. Loved the book! He must have been a lovely man to know in person. 56. "A Body in the Library" by Agatha Christie. My local library ha
  15. It's been a month since I last posted! Wow! Busy with our schoolwork and Fall yardwork, but I have been reading. My mom has been reading these "Asperger's Mysteries" by Copperman/Cohen, and suggested I might like them, since all three of my kids are ASD. She was right, I did enjoy them! 52. "The Question of the Absentee Father" by E.J. Copperman/Jeff Cohen. 51. "The Question of the Felonious Friend" by E.J. Copperman/Jeff Cohen. 50. "The Question of the Unfamiliar Husband" by E.J. Copperman/Jeff Cohen. 49. "The Question of the Missing Head" by E.J. Copperman/Jeff
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