Thanks to Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts for this meme!

I was in Las Vegas recently and was able to be with all my brothers and sisters. I also managed to visit a bookstore and a library while I was there.

One of things I wanted to visit was the secret art installation- James Turrell’s Akhob in the City Center- but I needed to make a reservation a couple months in advance according to the website. Luckily, he did have another installation- Shards of Color- at the Shop at Crystals so I was able to sort of get my fix that way.

It was nice to see another Maya Lin artwork. “Silver River” is an art installation hanging above the front desk area of Aria’s lobby.

I was also impressed by Bellagio’s Botanical Gardens.

I also got to check out Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, an art installation just outside of Vegas.

I also enjoyed finding a couple of labyrinths to walk while there.

Enlightenment (Bathala Series, Book #1)Enlightenment by Reno Ursal
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Filipino folklore, mythology and history takes center stage in this young adult novel. The balance of power between the human race and the forgotten ones of powerful, magical creatures is threatened. It’s up to a warrior-protector to save an important key figure in this game until she realizes her true potential. But a desperate enemy and family secrets all make things extra difficult. While some parts were clunky, I really hope there will at least one more book in this series to tie everything up.

It was the perfect trip for my recent Vegas trip where the story takes place.

You can view all the books I’ve read on my Goodreads page. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Reading!

3 thoughts on “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- July 12, 2021 / Las Vegas Edition

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed your trip to Las Vegas! The Shards of Color and Seven Magic Mountains installations look lovely, as do the Botanical Gardens! Enlightenment sounds like a great read, and I’m glad that it nicely complemented your trip! Thanks so much for the great post!

  2. Wow, amazing photos! Thank you for including them with your post! Loved the Maya Lin creation 🙂

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