February 6th, 2017: It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme currently hosted by The Book Date. It’s a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week, and add to that ever-growing TBR stack.

Hey pals,

Unrelated to everything on this blog, I have cried laughing over Melissa McCarthy’s guest appearance on SNL approximately 8 times yesterday. Comedy can be so cathartic, especially when it’s so well done. 

Meanwhile my last week was wildly busy so I didn’t get a chance to read much. I did however finish Redefining Realness by Janet Mock on audio, and it is a spectacular memoir. I caught up with all my issues of Narrative of Sojourner Truth on Serial Reader and I think I’m about 3 issues away from being done with my first ever pick on Serial. 

Currently reading: 

Ooh here’s a list of bookish activities I’m participating in this month: 

  1. Social Justice Book Club is back again this month and we’re reading The AutoBiography of Malcolm X in honor of Black History Month.
  2. Bina is hosting a Diverse Study Group to discuss nonfiction, specifically academic texts and the like. We’re reading a few chapters on intersectional feminism and will be discussing over on Slack at the end of the month.  
  3. @Ambrosnazzy over on Litsy is hosting a #LitsyPartyofOne on Feb 10th! A virtual reading party for all the introverted bookworms around the world. 
  4. @FYeahAsexual is currently hosting #AceBookClub, where we’re reading Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver until Feb. 12th and Runtime by the same author from Feb 12-17th.
  5. Book Riot is hosting a super casual Instagram challenge during the month of February. Check out the #RiotGrams tag for deets on the prompts if you’re interested in playing.

That’s all I got, kids. Here’s me committing to at least two more posts this week, with at least one of them being a review. 

Talk to me about what you’re reading! 

-J

 

Author: The Shrinkette

Speed reading aficionado. Unapologetic book pusher. Diversity junkie. Noncompliant. Scotch pundit. Ace. She/her. Point me to the nearest bookshelf. My blog is dedicated exclusively to supporting and promoting marginalized voices.

4 thoughts on “February 6th, 2017: It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”

  1. I finished reading a book about individuals trying to face off against corrupt regimes, which in one way was exactly what I needed, but it also featured a pretty heavy dose of “bitches be crazy,” which I am not here for. I get tired of having to choose between various of my values when I’m reading, you know? I hate Stephen Sondheim but I always think of that line about “Is it always ‘or’? Is it never ‘and’?” GRUMPY JENNY IS GRUMPY.

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  2. I’m reading Go Tell The Sun by Wame Molefhe, a short story collection set in Botswana focused on the lives of women as they face their own sexuality, family considerations, the AIDS crisis, etc. So far, it’s pretty moving.

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