February 13th, 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.

So last week I committed to two additional posts, with at least one of them being a review. Well, I did get in that review, so baby steps? I’m going to use my Monday posts to continue publicly committing to what I want my blogging will look like for the rest of the week, because it isn’t lack of time necessarily that’s preventing me from honoring these commitments. 

On the other hand I think I’m finally getting my reading groove back. I finished up Narrative of Sojourner Truth, Chameleon Moon for #AceBookClub (which is so good I’m definitely going to review that soon), read and reviewed The Refugees (which also is so, so good). I finished listening to Freedom Is A Constant Struggle, and I definitely recommend the audio version. The library did me a solid yesterday and my hold on When The Moon Was Ours came through, so naturally I dropped everything else to read it in one sitting. I. LOVED. IT. This is the most I’ve read in weeks, so I was really happy about that. 

Naturally, as a result of this bump in my pace, I’m back to my overambitious reading goals this week:

Oh man, throw in some contemporary romance or smut and some literary fiction into this collage and this would be the most accurate summary of my wheelhouse. 

This week’s commitment: Post one review and one other post. (Maybe publicly shaming myself will push me, who knows.)

Drop me a line and let me know 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.

5 thoughts on “February 13th, 2017: It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”

  1. I started Dreams of Joy by Lisa See but a reading slump has been kicking my bum so I haven’t read much of it at all. 😦 You always read the most the interesting sounding books!! My TBR has gone through quite the growth spurt because of it haha. 😆 Happy readings!!

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  2. Ah, yes, I am not surprised to hear that you liked When the Moon Was Ours. It’s good, right? Very lovely? I liked it even though it’s not my thing at all! Which I think speaks to the miserable paucity of stories with happy endings for queer kids. :/

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  3. Public shaming is a huge motivator for me! Telling people I’m going to do something is a surefire way to get me to do it…avoid egg on the face?!

    Hope it pans out for you too!

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  4. I am reading “A Problem From Hell – America & the Age of Genocide”, by Pulitzer-prize winning Samantha Power. Pretty illuminating of the history of America vs the rest of the world, & not an easy read — at all. But, when I am disturbed or distressed over the latest *&%@ness of the Trump administration, this book reminds me: It can, indeed, be much, much worse. I always have to watch reruns of Will & Grace or Whose Line Is It Anyway after reading ………………

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