What I’m Reading (8.3.2020)

Happy National Watermelon Day *

Santa Clara County’s libraries still remain closed due to the MADNESS; however Santa Clara city’s Main Library has curbside pick-up/drop-off. I never threw away my SCLibrary card and after having them set-up an online account for me, it was a piece of cake to put holds on available books. (- and when I run across a book I want to read I add it to my “For Later Shelf”.)

This weekend I checked out:

  1. Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll
    by Ann and Nancy Wilson
  2. Death’s Excellent Vacation is a collection of short stories by Charlaine Harris and 12 others. I’m a big fan of author Charlaine Harris (of Sookie Stackhouse fame).
  3. I ALSO am a rabid reader of all the Warrior Cats novels. (Quelle surprise.) In addition to her series, Erin Hunter has also written what she calls “Super Edition” books which chronicle the backgrounds of individual Warrior Cats.
    I picked-up Hawkwing’s Journey.
  4. Lastly, I’m re-reading The Plant Paradox Cookbook by Dr. Steven Gundry, M.D.
    (One of these days I’ll actually buy my own copy.)

Tell me, what’s on YOUR summer reading list?
What kick-ass books would you like to recommend?


* I like Tajin sprinkled on top of fresh watermelon (In fact, I’m enjoying some as I write this…), but here are more ideas on how to serve this healthy (and low-cal) summer treat:
Watermelon Recipes @ allrecipes
17 Refreshing Watermelon Recipes @ realsimple
11 Refreshingly Sweet Watermelon Cocktails @ thespruce

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Diego’s Good Reads

As you can see from the photo below, both Diego and I enjoy the WARRIOR CATS series by Erin Hunter. The books chronicle the trials and tribulations of (non-domesticated) cats and their Clans. We are currently on Book 2 (Thunder and Shadow) of the latest series entitled A Vision of Shadows.

From warriorcats.com:

The Warrior Cats are divided into Clans, who inhabit their own safely guarded territories. Each have their own set of skills and beliefs, but all follow the Warrior Code…

ThunderClan
ThunderClan is a peaceful and respectful Clan that generally has all the Clans’ best interests at heart. They’ve been known to take in loners or kittypets (household pets – M) who need help, which enables their Clan to grow.

RiverClan
RiverClan cats care greatly for their Clanmates. They take great job in the beauty of the river and are a Clan of strong swimmers, highly skilled at fishing.

WindClan
WindClan cats are very proud of being closest to both the Moonstone and the Moonpool. They claim they’re closest to their ancestors due to this, and because they sleep directly under Silverpelt.

ShadowClan
ShadowClan is a proud and fierce Clan that tends to keep to itself. They have the smallest territory, which has made it harder for them compared to the other Clans.

SkyClan
The modern Clans did not know about SkyClan until very recently. They were given part of ShadowClan’s territory in an attempt by ShadowClan to have a strong ally beside them. They’re learning to be a Clan again.

StarClan
StarClan is seen as all-knowing and sacred to the Clans. It is home to the spirits of the ancestors of the living cats, where borders no longer exist, and the cats of all Clans live in peace.

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