It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.
The Book Diet
Ha! Let’s just say I’m using the word “diet” ironically. I’m starting to think that the only way I can avoid buying books is to stay away from any book related blogs or apps and I’m not doing that.
I’m lazy, so I’ll just leave you with some pictures of this week’s spree (Imagine me wildly clicking…WHEE!!! BUY ALL THE THINGS!)
Last week I read
I only managed to finish two books: Runaways Vol. 1 and The Liberal Redneck Manifesto. I was mildly entertained by both. My husband recommended Runaways. I liked it, but I like Manga more. For one thing, Manga is lighter, as in “weighs less”. I think I strained my neck trying to read Runaways. Why is the book so.stinking.heavy?
I think the Liberal Rednecks are smart guys and they make great arguments, but I’m not sure they translate well to print (to borrow a phrase from a fellow Litten.) I did find a video of them on YouTube and enjoyed listening to them. I wonder if the audiobook would have been a better choice. Ah well.
I’m currently reading
I’m still plugging away on The Hate U Give. I also joined a Litsy readalong for Gone With the Wind. I was supposed to have the first 8 chapters read by Sunday. I managed to get finish the 8th chapter at 11:05 PM on Sunday.
I’m currently Listening to…
I decided on a Great Courses lecture. I’m a real fan of John McWhorter and I’ve listened to another of his lectures, Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage. I’m currently listening to The Story of Human Language. There is some repeat information, but I’m still really enjoying it.
What I’m Watching
Ugh. I started to realize I’m watching too much TV and it makes me crazy and distracted. I wasn’t getting enough quiet time. My eyes were tired all the time as well. So I did try to cut down on the TV a little. I’m not sure I was that successful. My husband and I got into another K-drama-Personal Taste with Lee Min Ho. It’s an older one. It’s much lighter than Goblin. I’m hoping I can talk my husband into The Legend of the Blue Sea next time (I’m going for a Lee Min Ho theme.)
In the kitchen
I didn’t set off the fire alarm at all this week. Yay me!
On the needles and hooks
Almost every project I’m working is mindless double crochet and all seem to be based on a granny square. Perfect for TV watching and audio booking.
I managed to utterly screw up the baby blanket I was working on so I’ll have to start over.
On the Blog and On the ‘Net
I looked more into Bloglovin’. Apparently there is a plug in for it. Unfortunately I’m on the cheap WordPress plan and I can’t install plugins. *sad face*
I’ve been making my way through the Get Social list on Herding Cats and Burning Soup.
Here’s to another week of reading!