Sunday, February 14, 2016

Weekends Save Lives

Last week sucked donkey toes, so I am soaking up weekend relaxation like it'll be gone...tomorrow. Sigh.


On a happier note...happy Valentine's Day! Or Galentine's Day if you'd rather. You love books and I love you for it. All of you. 


This weekend has been bookful so far. Still chugging along, loving #ComicsFebruary. Yesterday I polished off Thor Volume 1: Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Jorge Molina. LOVED IT. Thor (lady version) kicked so much ass, and I cannot wait to read more of her story. 

Since the last time we met, I also read...


We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was charming and smart, and I enjoyed gathering a feminist perspective from an African writer...how experiences are both similar and different from the US to Nigeria. The only bad thing? I wanted MORE.

Friends is Friends by Greg Cook is a short, quick graphic novel that I completely panned on Goodreads. It was jumbled, fairly aimless, and didn't know what it wanted to be. Bleck. 

Now I'm juggling a few different reads. As I whip through comics I'm also floating in and out of...


Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. There's nothing about this I dislike, but I haven't had the brain space for novels this week. 


I had a fit of insomnia last night and dipped back into The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud. I've started and stopped this fairly short book several times, so we'll see if it sticks now. 

What are you reading (and hopefully loving) today? 

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25 comments:

  1. We have Americanah on our book club list this year, but I'm thinking of reading We Should All Be Feminists, too.

    In honor of Valentine's Day, I'm reading Regency Era romance -- Only a Promise by Mary Balogh.

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    1. Definitely check out We Should All Be Feminists. It's a lovely read and so so quick. I have struggled with Americanah for some reason, but I'll go back and try again. Regency era romance! So fun!

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    1. Happy VD to you, too! In the non venereal sense, of course.

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  3. Brain space...YES! Thank you, you finally put into words what I've been suffering from. And, like you, I've been having trouble with the more thought provoking books. I finally switched to something I can just let wash over me and things are going better. I will be interested to hear your thoughts on F&F once you get through it!

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    1. Something that will just wash over us is probably going to keep us out of a slump! I hope! I definitely had to "taste test" some books to find the next thing. It looks like I'll be going with some non-fiction for the moment. And comics. Lots of those. Will keep you posted about F&F!

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  4. I'm very curious about Thor the woman - very curious. Hope you day is good and Valentine-like. Looking forward to BBAW tomorrow - with bells. LOL

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    1. SO GOOD! Definitely worth giving Thor: The Goddess of Thunder a go. I can't wait for another volume.

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  5. I hope this week is better for you!

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    1. Thank you! Fingers crossed.

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  6. Sorry about last week, Andi, but hope this week is better, especially with BBAW.

    Reading today? Nothing, but want to start in on Being Mortal tomorrow on a rare day off. Loving? Being inside, out of the subzero temperatures.

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    1. Thank you, Bryan! So far, so good. Got through Monday. I'll be interested in your thoughts on Being Mortal. I'm reading such good things about it. As for those subzero temps, that sounds terrible!

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  7. I need to pick up We Should All Be Feminists. Hope this week is better for you... hopefully you get tomorrow off?

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    1. It's such a great, quick read! No day off, unfortunately, but it was fairly low key!

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  8. I happen to be watching Thor at the moment and it's putting me in the mood to read about lady Thor! I hope today was relaxing and love-filled. :)

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    1. LOL, do ittt! So so good.

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  9. I'm so glad you liked Thor! There were only a few issues of that and then it moved into 'Thors' (this basically happens after the big reveal of her identity), which was ok but I didn't love it. There are only a few issues of that as well and now we're back with 'The Mighty Thor' now, which is much better and has Goddess Thor kicking many butts. The artwork blows my mind every issue and I'm such a Jason Aaron fangirl - I'd read just about anything he writes. He's doing the new 'Doctor Strange' comic which is pretty great as well.

    I've got FIVE (well, four really - I've got a bunch of Shakespeare plays I'm working through sporadically) books on the go at the moment. This is a bad idea and I'm 100% convinced it would be easier to juggle five relationships.

    I hope you have a MUCH better week this week - don't let the muggles get you down!

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    1. Yeah, I'm still really curious about her identity since they didn't get to that in volume 1. I may buy the singles for a bit depending on when the next volume is coming out. I was wondering how they would handle "Thors." The artwork is freaking amazing. I need to seek out more of his stuff. LOL re: juggle five relationships.

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  10. I agree about We Should Be Feminists! I know it was short because it was originally a TED talk, but I would love for her to write a longer book about feminism.

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    1. Yessss! I desperately need her to go more in depth.

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  11. I'm with you regarding We Should All Be Feminists. Loved it but was craving more. It was a beautiful read.

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    1. I guess now I just have to read her novels! I've tried to get into Americanah several times with no luck which disturbs me a bit.

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  12. Brain space can be hard to come by when life gets in the way! I hope Fates & Furies and/or The Woman Upstairs can pull you in enough to push the crappy life bits to the side for a time. I loved them both (for very different reasons) and can't wait to hear what you think.

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  13. I want more from Adichie altogether, to be honest! I love her. When will she write a new novel? (Or I would also be contented with a book of essays.)

    This week is already very hectic, all the BBAWing is wearing me out. I love it though, I'm so glad we decided to revive it. It is giving me all the warm fuzzies, AND I will be happy when it's the weekend and I can rest a bit.

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  14. I have had We Should All be Feminists for over a year now and still have not read the whole thing. That is just plain embarrassing.

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