Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hedgehog Life: 6/22/15 - 6/28/15

Last week I said that this week wasn't going to be very busy. Well, that's not exactly true. Apparently I had a lot going after all! Especially on the reading front.

This Week I Read
- River Quest by John Vornholt (3/5 strawberries)
Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan (3/5 strawberries)
- Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz (5/5 strawberries)

This Week I Reviewed
- Undertow by Michael Buckley
- Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan
- Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

What's In Store for Next Week
Monday: June Book Haul
Tuesday: Hedgie's Must Reads: June 2015
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday with Jubilee Manor
Thursday: Review of A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
Friday: TBA

First up, I ordered a pair of new dancing shoes! (Picture coming soon because I am a terrible photographer!) Ever since I first read Hans Christian Anderson's The Red Shoes - I think when I was about six - I badly wanted a pair of red dance shoes. Try convincing your parents that you need a pair when you don't do any dancing; it isn't easy. In fact, it never happened. So now that I am back into dancing and can buy my own shoes, I decided to fulfill one of my lifelong childhood dreams: I got my red dance shoes. These are 1930s reproductions of suede Oxfords. And they are positively gorgeous. I tested them out Tuesday night and am in love. :-) Of course, I lost a layer of skin on my heel because they aren't broken in yet, but I always say a pair of shoes isn't your pair until they've made you bleed. ;-)

Also Tuesday, my sister and I went and saw Jurassic World. We didn't expect it to be as good as the first one, but it's a Jurassic movie; it would be like not going to any new Indiana Jones movies, no matter how bad they are (*cough* Kingdom of the Crystal Skull *cough*). It was what I expected it to be: lots of cool dinosaurs, not a very strong story line. I still find Chris Pratt puncheable, but he might actually be a good "new" Indiana Jones - if they ever decided to do that. I did always find Indiana puncheable anyway; why stop with the tradition?

The weekend was spent exploring local cemeteries and 10 o'clock "midnight" walks. The weather has been hot and gorgeous lately, and the stars have been out, so I've been reawakening my love for nightly walks and staring at the stars.


  1. Sounds like a fun week! I have to ask, though: how do you avoid the bugs on these late night walks?

    1. We don't really have that big of a bug problem in Washington, and this year seems like it has been especially mild. The last few nights have also been warm, but not extremely hot; there's been a nice cooling breeze.


Thank you for visiting The Reading Hedgehog! The hedgie and I love hearing from our readers, so please feel free to leave a comment or question! I always try to reply within a day or two. Please keep all comments civil and clean.