March 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.

So this is a pattern I’ve observed in my life. All my gadgets/electronics generally break down at the same time. I kid you not, I have anecdotal data to support this. It’s a reliable occurrence. This time, it was my laptop, phone, and Fitbit, literally all within the span of 48 hours. It was also during the time we had some family visit us, so naturally, nothing got fixed immediately, which is why I haven’t blogged in two weeks. I really, really need to work on drafting posts in advance because this mess has me even more behind on reviews, wrap-ups, etc. Anyway, in case you were wondering, that happened. But, I’m back, and working on getting some posts out this week to make up for the time I’d lost.

March is going to be a ridiculously busy month because we’re moving from Oman to India. I grew up here, this has been my home for the last 25 years, and even though I’ve known about this move for a while now I haven’t quite gotten around to process my feelings about it. I’m sure that’ll happen at the most inconvenient time possible, so meanwhile I’m also in the middle of sorting and packing for this move. Sidenote: If you thought moving was a pain in itself, try doing it with your parents. Where’s the alcohol when I need it?

Here’s a peek at what I’m reading this week: 

Guise, I’m so behind on ARCs. So behind. I have 21 left to read and review, and most of them have pub dates in the first half of the year. Say a prayer for me. But also, can I just tell you how many wonderful humans have been sending me books? It’s unreal. Everytime I get one from a friend I tear up. Bookworms are the best, and I’ll fight anyone that says otherwise.

Tl, dr: I need to catch up on ALL THE THINGS. Meanwhile, what have been reading and loving recently? Let me know!

-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 “March 6th, 2017: It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”

  1. I didn’t know y’all were moving! Yeesh, I am sending extra good thoughts, because that is SO stressful even if parents are not involved. Meanwhile I am reading Yewande Omotoso’s The Woman Next Door and loving it. I’m trying not to recommend it TOO widely before I get all the way through it, but gosh I really am enjoying it a lot. It’s the same kind of neighborhood story with social commentary that On Sal Mal Lane was, which I also thought was terrific. Much recommended if you get a chance to pick it up.

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  2. I feel like technology literally always screws everyone – breaking all at once at the least opportune moment. I’m so sorry it happened to you right before you’re getting ready to move. May your move be as peaceful as humanly possible!
    I’m listening to TIMEKEEPER by Tara Sim, and re-reading THE BONE WITCH right now, both of which are really fun!

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